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Salem Fair, July 2-13. A regionally based agricultural
fair with carnival rides, food, games, entertainment and more. Salem Civic Center. 375-3004,
Annual Balloon Rally and 4th of July Celebration,
July 3-5. Hot air balloons, music, car shows, fireworks
and much more. Virginia Military Institute, Lexington.
Independence Day, July 4. Tours will be offered
throughout the day and the memorial will close at 5
p.m. Evening fireworks can be seen from Centertown
Bedford or Liberty Lake Park. National D-Day Memorial, Bedford. 587-3619.
Red, White and You, July 4. Wine tasting. Bring your
own glass, purchase a souvenir glass or taste out of a
free plastic cup. Noon-5 p.m. Peaks of Otter Winery,
Bedford. 586-3707, peaksofotterwinery.com.
Rhythm and Vine Festival, July 6. Celebrate Virginia
wine with a selection of Virginia wineries in one location, as well as artists, artisans and food vendors.
Tickets: $25 in advance; $35 at the gate. Chateau
Morrisette, Floyd. 593-9218, thedogs.com. T
Buchanan Second Friday's Cruise In, July 11. Stroll
through dozens of antique autos lining Main Street.
Downtowns businesses offer everything from antiques and art to collectibles, fresh cut flowers, produce and more. Main Street, Buchanan. 254-1212,
ZooDo!, July 11. Enjoy seeing the animals, watch the
sunset from the top of the mountain and have dinner
and dancing under the trees. Cash bars with beer,
wine, martinis and Mill Mountain Lemonades. Live
music, and a live auction. Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke. 343-3241, mmzoo.org.
10th Annual Horse and Hound Wine Festival,
July 12. Wine from some of Virginia's finest wineries, music, and art, craft and food vendors. Johnson's
Orchards and Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. 5863707, peaksofotterwinery.com.
Mingle at the Market, July 12, Aug. 9. Musical performances. Beer garden available; bring your own seating. $5 admission. Vinton Farmers Market. 343-1364.
Shake, Bake and Sprout, July 12, Aug. 16. Free,
fun and educational activities for children, including
hands-on container gardening, children's cooking,
and fun exercise and movement. Vinton Farmers
Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days, July 18. Families
are encouraged to dress-up and bring their "Pirate
ARGG-itude." Bridgewater Plaza, Moneta. 721-1203,
9th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival, July
19. A Blues contest, musical performances and
lots of BBQ. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. 529-8502,
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Vinton Fourth of July Celebration, July 4. Entertainment, children's activities, patriotic program and
festival foods. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Vinton War Memorial. 983-0613, vintonwarmemorial.com.
Elmwood Park, Roanoke. 339-6963. microfestivus.com.
Family Day, July 19. Air corps artifacts, period vehicles,
Homefront displays and activities, and opportunities
to meet veterans. National D-Day Memorial, Bedford.
Vinton Farmers Market Craft Show, July 19. Show
and sale featuring a variety of handmade crafts and
gifts by local crafters. Wood, fabric, jewelry, clothing,
re-crafted items and more. Free craft activity for children and live music. Vinton. 983-0613, vintonva.gov.
"An Evening In Buchanan," Aug. 8. Carriage rides,
dozens of Antique and Classic Autos on display,
music by a DJ playing 50s and beach music. Main
Street, Buchanan. 254-1212, townofbuchanan.
17th Microfestivus, Aug. 9. Samples of beers from
micro and craft breweries, music, food and more.
Elmwood Park, Roanoke. 339-6963, microfestivus.
A "Peachy" Open House, July 25-27, Aug. 1-3-, 8-10,
15-17. Sample peaches, nectarines and apples that
are used to make wine. Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. 586-3707, peaksofotterwinery.com.
Beer and Brats, Aug. 11. Weeping Radish Farm Brewery will serve German style beers and hand crafted
bratwursts. Live music in the courtyard. Chateau
Morrisette, Floyd. 593-2865, thedogs.com. T
Touch a Truck...Wheels, Wings, and Water!, July
26. See, touch, and play while learning about more
than 200 cool vehicles. Green Hill Park, Salem. 7776326, roanokecountyparks.org.
An Apple A Day Open House, Aug. 22-24, 29-31.
Sample varieties of apples and Fruit of the Farm
wine. Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. 586-3707,
Annual Beach Music Festival & Classic Car Show,
July 26-27. Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista. 460-1576,
37th Annual Rockbridge Community Festival,
Aug. 23. Arts and crafts, food, fun and furry friends.
Main Street, Lexington. sites.google.com/site/rockbridgecommunityfestival/home.
Steppin Out Outdoor Festival, Aug. 1-2. Vendors,
music, food and more. Main Street, Blacksburg. 9510454.
Virginia Mountain Peach Festival, Aug. 1-2. Peach
desserts, food, craft vendors, live music. Downtown
BaconFest VA, Aug. 2. Purchase taste ticket packages
to try your choice of the many bacon-inspired food
samples showcased by local restaurants and vendors.
Elmwood Park, Roanoke. baconfestva.com.
Movies at Longwood: "Rudy," Aug. 23. Food will
be available to purchase at the concession stand and
everyone is welcome to bring chairs and a blanket.
Longwood Park, Salem. 375-3057.
Roanoke Wing Fest, Aug. 23. Samples of wings
from various restaurants, music, food, tailgate game
tournament and more. Elmwood Park. 206-2414,
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