Chiles Peach Orchard

Located in Crozet, Virginia, and open from early May through Thanksgiving, Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market is your place for fun!  While the terrifically tasty tree-ripened peaches may be the main attraction in the summer, you don’t want to miss the strawberries, sweet cherries, apples, and pumpkins – all grown right here on our farm!

 

Pick Your Own Strawberries starts in early May, followed by Sweet Cherries (at our Spring Valley Orchard location), Peaches, Apples, and Pumpkins. Click here to see when your favorite fruit is in season.  No time or desire to pick your own? No problem! We always have our fresh-picked fruit available for purchase in the market.

Enjoy fresh local vegetables in season, including tomatoes, sweet corn, blackberries, melons, and more. Our farm market is brimming with gourmet goodies, including jams and jellies, apple butter and fresh-pressed ciders, gift baskets, and local crafts. And, a trip to Chiles Orchard is not complete without a visit to our expanded ice cream parlor - taste our delicious frozen yogurt and soft-serve ice cream, cider slushies, milkshakes and ice cream sundaes (made with fresh seasonal fruit), homemade fudge, and baked goods, including hot cider donuts, pies, and cookies!

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Campfire Talk with the Museum of the Confederacy
Appomattox - James River State Park, August 29, 2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn about the Civil War when you join one of the “soldiers” from the Museum
of the Confederacy-Appomattox at James River State Park Campfire Theater as he talks about life of the common soldier during the Civil War. This outdoor program will involve the audience because they will learn about the soldiers’ equipment and then be “drafted” into the army and taught basic drills that the soldiers had to learn.
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Toddler Days - Children's Museum of Virginia
Portsmouth, September 9-12
Now is a great time to bring your toddler to the museum. The tourists have left and the summer campers have returned to school, leaving plenty of space for small ones to play. Join us for special games, stories, and special guests.
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Science After Dark at the Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, September 19, 2014, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Spend an evening in the Museum! Explore three floors of interactive exhibits and see a special presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey in The Dome at 8:30 pm. Before the movie, take a look at how closely predictions about the future come to our current space technologies in Science After Dark: 2014: A Space Perspective at 6:30 pm. Fifteen minutes after sunset, weather permitting, share telescopes with Richmond Astronomical Society members.
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Family Fun Day - Historic Tredegar
Richmond, Saturday, September 20 10:30-3:00pm
Families are invited to Historic Tredegar for a day full of kid friendly, interactive programs. Costumed soldiers
and civilians will bring the Civil War era to life and create wonderful memories for the whole family.
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Publick Day - Henricus Historical Park
Chester, Saturday, September 20
Join us for our signature annual celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus.  Four hundred  years of history come to life with living history re-enactments, military drills and musket firings, craftsmen and blacksmiths, 17th-century medicinal demonstrations, Virginia Indian activities, historical children’s games and crafts, storytelling and more.  Our largest and most popular annual event.
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Grayson Highlands Fall Harvest Festival
Grayson Highlands State Park, September 27-28
Virginia's traditional mountain culture comes alive during this two-day festival. The air fills with bluegrass and old-time music as well as the sweet aroma of barbecued chicken and sorghum molasses. Enjoy the crafts fair and numerous demonstrations of pioneer living.
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Monarch Fest - Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, October 4, 10am-4pm
Enjoy a day of monarch butterfly activities, crafts, learning opportunities, and different kinds of live butterflies, including monarchs! During the day you’ll be able to help release tagged monarchs for their journey to Mexico.
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