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R CALENDAR OF EVENTS Visit for even more local happenings or to submit your own upcoming public events! Events, Expos & For a Good Cause 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. 463-1102, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 Market. 983-0613. 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, 16 JULY/AUGUST 2014 KATIE LARRINGTON 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, 17th Microfestivus Aug. 9. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. 339-6963. Family Day, July 19. Air corps artifacts, period vehicles, Homefront displays and activities, and opportunities to meet veterans. National D-Day Memorial, Bedford. 587-3619, 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, "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. com. 17th Microfestivus, Aug. 9. Samples of beers from micro and craft breweries, music, food and more. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. 339-6963, microfestivus. com. 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, 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, 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, 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. 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 Roanoke. 342-0233. 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. 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, THE R OANOKER.COM http://www.THEROANOKER.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Roanoker - July/August 2014

The 360
The Flavor
The Gossip
The Gist
The Calendar
Brainiacs 2014
New Threats to Cyber Safety?
Can You Go Home Again?
Fall Fashion in the Green Room
Great Family Sapces
Home Advice From the Experts: 10 Great Tips
What's Your Home Worth Now?
Dining: Summer Treats Around the Valley
The Dish
The Perfect Weekend
Education Excellence
Top 100 Realtors

The Roanoker - July/August 2014