Photos: Farm Tour, Civil War Heritage weekend

Rappahannock County Farm Tour & Festival chief organizer Cathie Shiff said every report she’d heard from participating farms, attractions, artisans and restaurants in last weekend’s (Sept. 28-29) event were positive; she was kept busy both on a cloudy-but-comfortable Saturday and a sunny Sunday at her own Wits End Farm in Amissville, while Bryant Lee at Lee’s Orchard said the place was packed all weekend with apple-buyers, pickers and hayride-takers; Belle Meade Farm and School in Sperryville also saw steady crowds all weekend, and ditto for the Artisans Fair at Avon Hall in Washington.

Meanwhile, the Rappahannock County Sesquicentennial Committee held its Civil War Heritage Days at the visitors center the same weekend, which, in addition to the Youth Boot Camp, firing and cavalry demonstrations, and live music, included a parade through the town of Washington on Saturday afternoon. Reenactors marched from the visitors center to the Civil War Memorial on the courthouse lawn, pausing to read the names of the 115 Rappahannock-born soldiers inscribed there, and paying tribute to the fallen as one of the battalions fires a 21-gun salute, before the troops marched back to the visitors center.

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  1. I thought the Civil War weekend was very well done. My hat is off to all that made it happen, and I hope to be back next year if not sooner.
    Thanks to all !

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