The first annual Lynchburg Food Fest is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Riverfront Park in Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. The “foodies” of Lynchburg will be rejoicing as they sample their way through the best of Lynchburg’s local cuisine and drink during the hours of 11 AM until 5PM.
Experience the tastes of over 50 local restaurants, food trucks, artisan food vendors, catering companies, breweries, cideries, wineries and more. At the food vendors you will be able to try samples or select full menu items. The 9 breweries and wineries, along with the cideries and Virginia Distillery Company will be offering tastes.
Food vendors participating include: Taco Shark, The Water Dog, Cheesy Rider, Altus Chocolate, The Frosty Penguin, Sourdough Pizza Company, Marilyn’s Creamery and many more. The drink vendors include: Apocalypse Ale Works, Loose Shoe Brewing Company, Blue Mountain Brewery, Starr Hill Brewery, Goose Island, Devils Backbone, Bold Rock Cider, DeVault Vineyard and more.
The event is family-friendly and will offer a “kids zone” featuring bouncy castles, a temporary tattoo station, photo opportunities and more fun activities planned throughout the day. Live music will be presented all day. If you bike to the event you can save $1 off your admission ticket. Bike parking will be provided by Ride Solutions and Greater Lynchburg Offroad Cyclists.
Admission is $5 with kids 12 and under free. Food tastings range between $1-$3.
For more information visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
All day music at the Lynchburg Music Festival!
Saturday, May 13, 2017 between 1PM until 9PM the sound of music will be floating throughout Lynchburg, VA. Do you like country or classic? 80’s hits or today’s top 40’s? R & B or funk? There will be something for everyone, you’ll be on your feet dancing!
Held at Lynchburg City Stadium, 3176 Fort Avenue, there will be plenty of parking. In addition to the day-long music the venue will be filled with talented artisans and crafters, local businesses, food trucks and local restaurants providing delicious food, and of course area wineries and local craft brewers.
The line-up of musical acts is as follows:
- 1:30-3:00 Dragonfly will perform there new songs
- 3:30-5:00 Here’s to the Night will present their full spectrum of 90’s music
- 5:30-7:00 Tyler Hammond
- 7:30-9:00 Kanye Twitty
Tickets are being sold at any Quick-E Food Store in the Lynchburg area or online at Eventbrite. Tickets are $20–in advance or $25–at the gate. Those 12 and under are free. You can leave the stadium and return throughout the day, as long as your band remains on your arm.
There is an “Ultimate Foodie Ticket Package” for those who want to have the best Food Fest experience. The package includes: event admission, tasting wristband (comes with 7 free beer tastings), food tray and a Lynchburg Food Fest Tasting Glass.
For more information about the Lynchburg Music Festival call 434.473.7319 or visit http://www.lynchburgmusicfestival.com/
So, it’s now May. It has been over 70 degrees and recently over 80 degrees for several days. Does that means it’s summer already? It may well. If that is the case I have news for you. It’s time for “S’mores!”
Those of you who follow our blog know we post a recipe each month. The recipe usually pertains to the month, a holiday during the month or foods that are seasonal to the month. Along those lines we were going to post this recipe during the summer months. But since it seems as though summer is here now the S’mores On a Stick recipe is available for your cookouts, campouts, hikes or bike trips, or just to eat in your own backyard around your fire pit. They are delicious, easy and fun…..even if you don’t need an actual fire to make them.
S’mores On A Stick–Recipe below photos
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Special equipment: toothpicks
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the graham cracker crumbs into a shallow dish and set aside. Spear the marshmallows with a toothpick.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler, over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Dip the marshmallow sticks into the chocolate, one at a time, letting any excess drip off. Roll in the graham cracker crumbs and place on the prepared baking sheet. When finished preparing the s’mores place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for about an hour to allow the chocolate to set.
- Gently peel off the parchment paper to serve. Enjoy in your backyard or in the wilds, or for a summer treat anytime during the year.
On April 29, 2017, Lynchburg, Virginia’s Lynchburg Parks and Recreation is attempting the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Tree Hug, at Peaks View Park, from 3 until 8 pm. To break the current world record at least 1,500 people will need to participate and hug a tree.
What is a tree hug and how will we break the record? All participants will register, either in advance or on-site beginning at 3:00. Each participant will be given a wrist band either at registration or when you check-in. Between 3:00 and 4:30 you can take advantage of all of the activities that set up for the after party. Starting at 4:30 the kick off ceremony will begin. At 5:00 pm all participants will travel to your pre-assigned tree-hugging zones within Peaks View Park. At 5:30 an alarm will sound signaling the beginning of the hug. Every attendee will simultaneously hug a tree for 60 seconds–arms spread completely around the tree trunk. At 5:35 an alarm will sound signaling the end of the tree hug. The official attempt for the World’s Largest Tree Hug will be completed. Then from 5:35 until 8:00 the after party will be in full swing. The after party will feature live music, food trucks, vendors, inflatables, laser tag, a rock climbing wall, mountain bike demos, bubble balls, face painting, the hammock lounge, how to make a rain barrel lessons and more. Between 8:00 until 9:45 the Movie in the Park will be show The Lorax on a giant screen. For the adventurous a free camp out will take place between 9:45 until 9:00 the next morning. A full day of excitement, fun activities, good food and a night under the stars.
Details about this tree hugging attempt are as follows:
- this event is free
- anyone aged 5 or above can register and participate in the Guinness World Record attempt
- you may pre-register at www.lynchburgparksandrec.com/guinness-world-record-registration/
- you may register at the event on April 29
- the only entrance into Peaks View Park for this event is 1200 Ardmore Drive
- parking will be at the Ivy Creek and Tenbury Drive lots
- offsite parking at WalMart or on the streets, shuttle service will be available
For more information visit www.PleaseDoHugTheTrees.com
We will see you there!
Lynchstock Music Festival is moving to downtown Lynchburg, VA!
The Academy Center of the Arts is producing this years Lynchstock Music Festival, although the series of concerts are organized by Lynchstock, and Lynch’s Landing is working in partnership with the Academy.
The Academy’s Riverfront Park Concert Series will kick off on Saturday, April 22, 2017 with the Lynchstock Music Festival. What is the Lynchstock Music Festival? It is the largest local music and arts festival in Central Virginia. This year over 40 local and national bands, musicians and performers will celebrate Lynchburg, music and a good time, between the hours of noon until 11 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Blues, soul, folk, hard rock and metal will all be represented. Bands include: Dawes, Jenny & Tyler, Anthone Ray , Atlas Rhoads and local musician Lee Campbell and his group Quick On My Feet are just a few of the performers. In addition to the music there will be food vendors, food trucks, art and hand-craft vendors and more. At the end of Lynchbstock there will be an after party at Glass House from 11 until 1. The after party will feature DJ’s, a bar, food and more.
Presale tickets are available until April 22, 2017. Ticket prices are as follows:
- presale ticket $18; $25 at the door
- presale ticket plus a t-shirt $35
- VIP ticket $50–ticket, free meal, drinks and shaded tent with prime seating
- presale ticket and Lynchbstock after party $28
- After party ticket $10
Lynchstock will be held rain or shine. For more information visit www.lynchstockmusicfestival.com.
Additional Riverfront Park Concerts, as presented by The Academy Center for the Arts, will be held on June 10, free, July 8, $10, August 12, $10 and September 30, $10. Artists and additional details will be announced at www.academycenter.org.
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is the proud sponsor of the Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting. This event will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017, between the hours of 11:00 until 5:00. Since you will have completed your taxes by then why not spend the afternoon celebrating America, Thomas Jefferson and the unbelievable opportunities we experience everyday?
The afternoon of April 15th is dedicated to the enjoyment of one of Thomas Jefferson’s favorite beverages. You will discover new brews from more than a dozen local and regional craft breweries and cideries. Local food will be available to pair with the beers. Take a moment to shop the local artisans and vendors. On the south lawn enjoy performances by local musicians.
This 2017 event will offer a VIP hospitality experience during the festival. VIP ticket holders will enjoy access to a private tent on the rooftop of the villa’s service wing, 20 festival tastings, exclusive tasting of specialty brews from Blue Mountain Brewery, heavy hor d’oeuvres and much more. VIP tickets are $125 per person or $225 per couple.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- tickets for 20 tastings: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
- tickets for 10 tastings: $25 at the door
- tickets for 10 additional tastings the day of the event: $10
- non-tasting tickets: $10
Advance tickets are strongly recommended, as this event usually sells out. Contact Poplar Forest at 434.525.1806 or visit www.tjcraftbeertasting.com for more information.
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