7th Annual Ol’ Fashioned Peach Festival - Carter Mountain Orchard 
Charlottesville - July 22 & 23, 2017

Join us as we celebrate the peak of our peach season! We’ll start out each morning with a delicious Waffle Breakfast, with lots of peaches! Then, there will be games, contests, hayrides, food, wine and hard cider – a good time to be had!

Free admission and parking, some activities fee-based.

* All-You-Can-Eat Waffle Breakfast Pancake breakfasts
Served each morning from 9AM til 11AM.
* Games - Try your luck in our games for all ages. Lots of fun and prizes!
* Hayrides - Take a scenic ride through the orchard on our tractor-pulled wagon.
* Carter Mountain Orchard Royal Peach Court Contest SATURDAY ONLY
* Pie Eating Contests
and more!

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Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Food of the 17th Century
Chester - July 27
Come and learn what breakfast, lunch, and dinner might look like for a Powhatan Indian or Virginia colonist! Activities will include a story, interactive tour of our living history site, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like. This event is great for children ages 3-10.
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Albemarle County Fair at James Monroe's Highland
Charlottesville - August 3-5
This fun and festive “Old-Time Country Fair” will be a three-day agricultural celebration, complete with exhibits, baked goods, crafts, family entertainment, events, livestock, and grand old-time country fun. In addition to this year’s attractions, the fair, in collaboration with James Monroe’s Highland, will offer demonstrations of historic and cultural significance, including a blacksmith, wool spinning and weaving, and a reproduction button maker.
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Summer Nights Every Thursday at the Virginia Living museum
Newport News - until 8pm Thursdays through August 31
Stay late until 8pm with added activities including:
*  Live Music
*  Canoeing on Deer Park Lake
*  Animal Encounters
*  Naturally Speaking Summer Family Series
*  Outdoor Trail Open Until 7:30pm
*  Wild Side Café Family Dining Options – enjoy grab-and-go dinners and sit in the garden
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MARITIME MONDAYS - Family programming at the Mariners' Museum!
Newport News - Mondays at 10 a.m.
Join us Monday mornings throughout the summer for engaging, learning activities for children that include story time and a craft! FREE with Museum admission!
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Wildlife Wednesday Cruises - Smith Mountain Lake State Park
All aboard the Virginia Dare for a fun-filled & informative lunch cruise. Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from June thru October to enjoy a delicious lunch while hearing from our park interpreter about the wildlife that call Smith Mountain Lake home. We'll even cruise close to several Osprey platforms on the lake.
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