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What to do in Williamsburg VA Oct 7-12, 2014

Williamsburg Winerys 2012 Adagio Release Party
Oct 10, 6:30 -9:30 pm
Join the Williamsburg Winery as they commemorate the release of their 2012 Adagio. Descend a candle-lit staricase into a red carpet as you make your entrance, complete with photographers and immerse yourself in the them of "Adagio."

VA Fashion Week
Oct 10 –11, Fri 7-10pm, Sat 5-10pm
Emerging designers, models, and artists from Virginia and around the world come together.   Highlights are the NY/European style runway shows as well as entertainment, exhibits, and  celebrations of all things fashion.

Colonial Williamsburg: The Wall that Heals
Oct 9– 13, open all hours
Williamsburg welcomes The Wall that Heals to the lawn of the Public Hospital and Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg at the southwest corner of Francis and Henry streets Oct. 9-13. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 9, with a welcome by the newly appointed president of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Mitchell B. Reiss.

Lake Matoaka Amphitheater presents 3rd Annual Williamsburg Wine & Jazz Festivial
Oct 10-12 Visit website for times & ticket prices.
The 3rd Annual Williamsburg Jazz & Wine Festival takes place October 10th 12th, 2014, with three days of live jazz and wine appreciation during Columbus Day Weekend. This years theme is Taste The Groove featuring regional jazz artists, select wineries and food.

2nd Sunday Festival
Oct 12,11:00am – 5:00pm
Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays. 
 

New Town Chili n Tunes
Oct 11, 4-7pm
This is the first New Town Chili N Tunes event featuring unlimited chili provided by local restaurants inside Legacy Hall followed by a fantastic outdoor concert beginning at 7:30 by a Journey tribute band, Trial by Fire.

This Century Gallerypresents: Faking it A look at the History of Art Forgery Williamsburg Library
Oct 6, 7:30 pmTo be held at the Williamsburg Library on Monday, October 6th starting at 7.30 pm. The subject is Faking it A look at the History of Art Forgery by Donald Schrader.

Kimball Theatre A Grand Medley of Entertainment
Oct 6– 27, 7:30 pm
Owen Murdocks company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling show, but things arent going well. Everything that can go wrong, does!

 

Berkeley Plantation Autumn Sunset Tour
Oct 10, 5:30 pm
Enjoy a walking tour to the Harrison graveyard with stories of Berkeleys hauntings, hor doeuvres served at sunset and candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion.  Reservations required.

Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale
Oct 10-13, 2014 Check center-specific extended sale hours
Dont miss the annual Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale at Williamsburg Premium Outlet Center. Enjoy savings on top of our everyday savings of 25% to 65%.

Chalkapalooza 5K New Town 2014
Oct 12, 10am – 5pm
A family friendly fun run through beautiful New Town, Williamsburg! 3.1 miles of extreme color stations and plenty of fun surprises before and after the event. We are proud to present the first annual Chalkapalooza 5k! 

In the Trenches Tour
Oct 7, 10:00 am
  Guests get an inside the ropes tour of the original 1607 James Fort, once thought lost to history.  Join Dr. William Kelso who led a team of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists that found the original fort site in 1996.

Yorktown Victory Center Fall lecture series Revolutionary War The Importance of the Second War of Independence to America and the World
Oct 7, 6:15pm booking signing – Lecture starts at 7:00pm
Award-winning author Dr. George C. Daughan will discuss how the War of 1812 fundamentally changed the relationship between the United States and Great Britain, just as the War of Independence did, and how this led to the partnership between the two great English-speaking countries in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Kimball Theatre presents My Daughter, My Mistress; My Mother, My Slave
Oct 10– 31, 12:00 p.m.
Upon arriving at Monticello, her new home, Betty Hemings is reunited with Martha Jefferson. The young woman she raised will now be Bettys new mistress! How will they deal with the new relationship? What harsh truths must they face that will forever alter the lives they once knew? Colonial Williamsburg admission pass required.

 

Lets Twist Copper!
Oct 7, 10am – 5pm
Come watch Gail Eldred twist and shape copper wire into earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces.  Shell demonstrate how you can repurpose copper into beautiful one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Open Mic Night at Cogans
Oct 8, 7:00pm
Come out on Wednesday Night for the variety of musicians performing that is Open Mic Night at Cogans. Great sounds, up and coming acts, and cool fun. The shows begins at 7:00pm. Original music is always encouraged too! See you there.

Premium Outlets Pink Event
Through  Oct 31, 2014 at Mon – Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-7pm
Williamsburg Premium Outlets  is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs our community.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents: Robert Mac with Matty Litwack
Oct 10, 8pm
Robert Mac is an award-winning comedian, motivational humorist, and Master of Ceremonies. He was the Grand Prize winner of Comedy Centrals Laugh Riots national stand-up competition, and has also appeared on Last Comic Standing.

Where Outer Space Meets Air talk at VLM
Oct 11, 6 pm
Learn how astronomers see through the atmosphere to study celestial objects in a free talk by NASA scientist Ann Martin, Where Outer Space Meets the Air We Breathe: How the Atmosphere Affects Studies of our Universe and our Earth. Then, stay for the VLMs monthly evening planetarium shows.

Curators Artifact Tour
Oct 8, 3:00 pm
During the Curators Artifact Tour, senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the archaeological collection which provides a glimpse of  the artifacts discovered at James Fort, most of which will never go on public display.

Cogans Deli & Sports Pub presents Jonny Waters & Co
Oct 10, 8-11pm
Cory Jonathan Waters & Alex Jolly of Jonny Waters NC based band, comes back to New Town Williamsburg! A perfect blend of the blues, rock, country & orginals!

GO APE! Announces Treetop Junior Nights at Height
Oct 10, 7pm, 7:30pm, and 8pm
Treetop Junior turns into a Haunted Forest at Freedom Park Go Ape Treetop Junior, an outdoor adventure course at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA,  Designed for ages 3 12.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
Oct 11, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Music by The Blue Notes. Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goats milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. 

Yorktown Market Days Hours Extended for Fall Festivial!
Oct 11,8 am -3:00 pm
Yorktown Market Days will extend its hours to celebrate autumn with a Fall Festival and will include childrens activities, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and hay maze, and live musical entertainment.

Williamsburg Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament
Oct 11, 2014
Tournament-At-A-Glance: Double elimination. Mens/Womens Singles | Mens/Womens Doubles | Mixed Doubles 18-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70+ 70 player limit.

 

Archaeology Day
Oct 11, 10:00 am
In commemoration of Virginia Archaeology Month, guests meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2014 field season. Also includes historic trades demonstrations, living history programs and special tours. 

Star Party/Laser Light Shows
Oct 11-11,at sunset, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 pm
Free sky observing begins at sunset (weather permitting) at the Virginia Living Museum. Choose among four shows in the planetarium: the astronomy program Virginia Skies at 7:30 p.m., and the laser-and music shows ElectroLaze at 8:30 p.m., Laser Doors at 10, and Dark Side of the Moon at 11:30.

Auntie Ms American Cottage: Art Workshops Wet Felted Flower Class with Artist Barb Risucci
Oct 11, 9:00am 12:00pm & 12:30pm 3:30pm
Come join Artist Barb Risucci in this interesting workshop that covers the basics of wet felting and sculpting wet felt into a beautiful three-dimensional flower. 

Re-enactment play of the York Town, Virginia Tea Party of 1774
Oct 12, 12:30 pm
Performances by the York Town Tea Players and The Fifes and Drums of York Town.  Free.

Virginia NSA Fastpitch Tournament
Oct 11– 12, 2014
National Softball Association Fastpitch Tournament

 

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