|By Marketwired .||
|August 22, 2014 12:57 PM EDT||
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--(Marketwired - August 22, 2014) - The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites visitors and locals alike to enjoy a multitude of festivals and other fun events in our area this fall.
September starts with a bang with the 2nd edition of Lockn' - Interlocking Music Festival in Arrington, Virginia, September 4 - 7. Featuring headliners such as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Allman Brothers Band in their last festival appearance ever, Willie Nelson, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and Wilco, to name only a few, this music celebration is an event not to be missed. Unique to the Lockn' Festival are two side-by-side main stages, providing the opportunity for non-stop, interlocking music. In the Local tent, attendees will find top area chefs interlocking with their producers and farmers to serve up high quality, fresh food as well as innovative programming on the "Edible" Stage. The Brewers' Village and Lockn' Vineyard will feature unique local craft beer and wine. Family-friendly activities are also scheduled. Find out all the details by visiting http://www.locknfestival.com/.
Music lovers will also not want to miss the 15th season of the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, September 7 - 18. This fine festival presents a wide variety of classical music played by a very diverse group of internationally acclaimed musicians. Again this year, the Festival will present a four-day weekend of concerts starting on September 11; it will include a free lunchtime concert and contemporary works at The Southern Café & Music Hall on the Downtown Mall, that festival-goers will remember as a modern performance that challenges the traditional concepts of sound. For the complete list of concerts and artists, visit www.cvillechambermusic.org.
Celebrate the harvest and the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson at the 8th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, September 12 &13. Thomas Jefferson, America's "Founding Foodie", championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture. Taste a bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn about organic gardening and seed-saving during this fun, affordable, family-friendly festival -- unlike any other -- held on the breathtaking West Lawn of Jefferson's Monticello. Your general admission ticket includes workshops with dozens of experts, heirloom vegetable and fruit tastings, chef demonstrations from our booming local food scene and a Seed Swap with advice from expert seeds savers. More information can be found at http://heritageharvestfestival.com/.
Beer aficionados are invited to gather at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on September 20th for the 4th edition of the popular Top of the Hops Beer Fest. Presented by Starr Hill Brewery and Beer Run, Top of the Hops will showcase the growing popularity of craft beers from around the country and the world in a relaxed and friendly environment. Patrons will have access to two-ounce samples of over 150 craft beers in the Abita, Blue Mountain, Goose Island, and Miller's Downtown Beer Gardens. The festival will also feature the Devil's Backbone Brew University Area where guests will enjoy beer seminars such as Cooking with Beers, Food Pairings and other beer education sessions. Come enjoy the mass of craft beers with live music and games! For more details, visit www.topofthehopsbeerfest.com/charlottesville/.
On that same date, September 20, agriculture comes downtown with the very first Main Street Agriculture event. It will highlight Albemarle County Agriculture at Lee Park and on the Downtown Mall. There will be agriculture education displays, events and demonstrations, live animals, children's activities, hayrides, and a few surprise events. Downtown restaurants will offer meals featuring fresh, local, farm products. The retail shops will be encouraged to focus on agriculture, family. Albemarle County Farm Bureau and the Local Food Hub will sponsor a "Farm-to-Family Table" event on Friday evening. The Main Street Arena will sponsor a Public Skate for Agriculture Education on Friday, September 19 (6-8:45 PM), and host a cooking demo by Downtown Restaurants (Sponsored by Brookville). Click here for details.
On September 26, the Tom Tom Founders Festival returns with a free event, The Fall Block Party at McGuffey Art Center. This event brings great bands, public art, food trucks, and a beer garden to the front lawn of Downtown Charlottesville's historic schoolhouse-turned-gallery. Step inside for open artist studios and a C'ville tech social. The Block Party also celebrates the launch of Founding C'ville, an initiative honoring innovators, artists, and community leaders who create great things in Charlottesville, by featuring their profiles on lamppost banners across the Downtown Mall. More information is available at www.tomtomfest.com.
Fall will bring an array of notable performers to Charlottesville, including Daryl Hall & John Oates, Eric Church, Justin Moore, Cirque du Soleil's Dralion and The Head & the Heart. With awesome venues such as the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, the John Paul Jones Arena, the Paramount Theater and the Jefferson Theater, these shows promise to provide a memorable experience.
For a complete list of events, travel information, packages and hotel room reservations, please visit the official destination website for Charlottesville and Albemarle County www.visitcharlottesville.org.
About the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB)
In addition to serving as the global resource for marketing the tourism assets of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, through www.visitcharlottesville.org, the CACVB assists tour operators, meeting planners, reunions and other groups in planning visits to the destination. CACVB's mission is "to enhance the economic prosperity of City and County by promoting, selling and marketing the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle, as a destination, in pursuit of the meetings and tourism markets." CACVB operates the Downtown Visitor Center (610 E Main St) which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a satellite Visitor Center in the Albemarle County Office Building (401 McIntire Rd) which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as a touch-screen kiosk at Monticello's Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center.
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Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
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