Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch

September 22, 2023

Now through November, the hawk watch provides panoramic views of the gap and both the Shenandoah Valley to the west and the Piedmont Region to the east. Be sure to bring your binoculars, a lawn chair and sunscreen! We'd love to have you visit and experience the raptor migration (and help us spot the hawks)!

History talk: At home with the Virginia presidents

October 3, 2023
7:00 pm
7:45 pm

“At Home with the Virginia Presidents” is an engaging armchair travel and history talk about the eight Virginia-born presidents and the sites that shaped their lives. We will travel the state--from Staunton to Charles City and Wytheville to Winchester--to (virtually) visit the homes and historic sites of the Virginia presidents. Attendees will learn a bit about the presidents’ lives, take a peek inside their homes and get ideas for their next history road trip. Link:

Shenandoah Valley Art Center 2nd Fall Foliage Art Show

October 14, 2023
10:00 am
5:00 pm

The Shenandoah Valley Art Centers 52nd Annual Fall Foliage Art Show will be held October 14 & 15, 2023. 150 fine artists and artisans will showcase their works including painting, printmaking, wood, pottery, glass, jewelry, sculpture and mixed media. The artists bring high quality art and craft to this two day outdoor show which takes over the streets of Downtown Waynesboro. You'll find artists lined up along Main Street and Wayne Avenue, plus an exhibit gallery of new artists in the Emerge Gallery at 416 W. Main Street

Salamanders: The hidden jewel of Appalachia

October 17, 2023
7:00 pm

Arianna Kuhn, from the Virginia Museum of Natural History will be presenting this insightful talk.

Blue Ridge Tunnel after dark: self-guided tour

October 27, 2023

Nelson County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Blue Mountain Brewery again to bring the spooky out for our 3rd Annual Tunnel After Dark Event! Blue Mountain will be selling draft pours of Dark Hollow, Concealed Darkness, Spooky, and other options at the tunnel entrance. The event will also raise food and monetary funds to support the Nelson Food Bank just in time for the holidays. This is a ticketed event. Premium Onsite Parking: $25 per carload. Link:

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Waynesboro, VA 22980

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