11 May Things to do in Stafford County
The WAGS Rael Vodicka tournament is mainly held in Stafford County. Other than the fantastic soccer games being played, you might be looking for things to do. Stafford County has plenty of things to do and places to explore.
Things to do with your kids:
Gary Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont
Come and explore this unique historic home, tour stunning studio and art galleries, visit the restored gardens, shop in our museum store, and explore our trails. Share it with someone you love! Enhanced group tours are easily arranged. A National Historic Landmark, Gari Melchers Home and Studio is one of just 30 of America’s most significant artists’ spaces included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios consortium. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Belmont is also a member of the Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens initiative. The Museum Shop is the official home of the Stafford County Visitor Center, where visitors can find information about Stafford County attractions, restaurants, hotels and other amenities. Learn More.
Cavalier Family Skating Center USA of Stafford
Roller-skating and rollerblading on a hardwood maple floor, with programs for all ages! Teens, young adults, and families will enjoy special programs such as T.G.I.F. Pre-Teen Jam, Family Skating Days, all-night lock-in skates, holiday skates, dances, club cavalier with a DJ and more! Check out the pro shop, snack bar, party rooms, video arcade and indoor playground while here. Visit Cavalier today! Hours vary from weekdays to weekends. Please call for more information. Learn More.
Crow’s Nest of Natural Area Preserve
Crow’s Nest is, simply, a beautiful place and considered highly significant from numerous standpoints. Topography is varied, with the high narrow ridge-line rising 160 feet above two tidally influenced creeks: Potomac and Accokeek. The peninsula is deeply dissected on both its northern and southern flanks by a series of deep ravines cutting into ancient coastal plain marine sediments and feeding tidal marshes along the bordering creeks. Crow’s Nest also includes a shoreline birding/nature trail to viewpoints of Accokeek Creek, and an ADA-accessible canoe/kayak launch facility for the Crow’s Nest Water Trail. Learn More.
Things to do for Mom and Dad:
Potomac Point Winery
A step away from your every day, you’ll feel as though you’ve stumbled into Tuscany when you stop by our tasting room. After sampling our award winning wines, make your way through our Mediterranean style bistro menu. We provide pairing suggestions to complement each offering. We are family friendly featuring a “Little Buds Room” and are also pet friendly (excluding the D’Vine lounge and Richland Ballroom). You’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for any occasion in our expansive gift shop. Private winery tours are available by reservation; public tours will be offered dependent on availability.
Hartwood Winery opened in the spring of 1989 in the rural community of Hartwood, Stafford County, VA. “Hart” is the Old English word for deer, and according to local legend, is the basis for the area’s name. Just 15 minutes west of Fredericksburg, Hartwood is an area long known for its heavy deer population, and in turn, the deer has become the winery’s logo. Hartwood’s wines include Chardonnay, Seyval, Rappahannock White, DeWeese White, Rappahannock Red, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Hartwood’s special events include Open Houses, Barrel Tastings, Mid-Winter and Mid-Summer Mini Fests, and Dinners at the winery. Hartwood Winery is open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Wed.-Fri. and 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Sat.-Sun.
Adventure Brewing Company
Adventure Brewing Company is focused on bringing full flavored beers to the local area. Adventure Brewing’s lineup of beers includes four year round styles and a number of seasonal or special batches. The year round styles include an IPA, a Pale Ale, Wheat and Stout. Specialty and seasonal batches such as Double IPA, Pumpkin Beer, Smoked Ale, Christmas lager and others will, of course, invite more adventurous tastes. We serve samples and full beers in the tasting room as well as fill growlers (64 oz. bottles) to take home.
Whether passing through town, staying a few days, or an area resident, Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is your answer to the question of how to entertain your date, family, or friends. A Broadway-quality production preceded by three-course waiter-served meal will leave you eager for your next visit. Get your tickets here.