February Events in #HalifaxVA

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February 9

Art at the South Boston Library from 4-5 p.m. for budding artists from 5 to 17 years old. 

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237th Commemoration of the Crossing of the Dan

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On Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m., the Sons (SAR) and Daughters (DAR) of the American Revolution will host the annual Crossing of the Dan Commemoration at The Prizery. The program will include the presentation of wreaths by SAR, DAR, and local officials. Michael Cecere will present the keynote address. Cecere is an educator and noted-author of 13 books on the American Revolution.

Following the morning program, guests are invited to visit the permanent exhibit located on the third floor of The Prizery and the outdoor exhibit at the Boyd's Ferry site on the Dan River.

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What are you waiting for? Plan your vacation now!

Small Town. Big Adventure

Discover SpeedRev up your engines in Virginia's racing region. HalifaxVA is home to two tracks. The NASCAR-sanctioned South Boston Speedway has been the proving ground for some of the sport's greatest drivers. Virginia International RacetrackRacetrack (VIR) was named Car & Driver's 6th-best course in the U.S. The property, also dubbed, "America's Motorsport Resort," features not only racing, but also skeet and rifle shooting areas, hotels overlooking the course, a relaxing spa, and cozy restaurants. See for yourself why VIR is unparalleled excellence. Racing season opens in March at SoBo Speedway and in April at VIR. 

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#HalifaxVA 2018 Resolutions


We have eight resolutions that everyone can keep for 2018. They are fun, adventursome, cultural, entertaining, and relaxing. There's something for everyone in #HalifaxVA!

1. Visit the #HalifaxVA wineries & Springfield Distillery.

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Hudson Heritage Farms Chorizo Dip

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Hudson Heritage Farms Chorizo DipIngredients1 pound Hudson Heritage Farms chorizo sausage1/3 cup thinly sliced onion (1 small)1 4 1/2 ounce can diced green chile peppers, drained1/4 cup bottled roasted red sweet peppers, drained and sliced1 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheeseTortilla chips or warm flour tortillasDirectionsIn a 10-inch cast-iron skillet cook sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Remove sausage from skillet; drain off fat. In the same skillet cook onion over medium heat until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in chile peppers and roasted sweet peppers; cook until heated through. Remove onion mixture from skillet.In two 14-ounce au gratin dishes place 1-1/2 cups of shredded cheese in each dish. Gently press down cheese to form an even layer. Divide meat mixture among dishes. Sprinkle pepper mixture and remaining 1 cup of cheese over chorizo*. Or arrange 3 cups of shredded cheese in an even layer in the hot skillet. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle pepper mixture over all. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese.Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips  Makes 10 to 12 servings.*Note:

If you like, cover and chill for up to 4 hours. Bake as directed above.

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Live Music

December 15

The Brown Brothers / JB's / 9 p.m.

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Your Guide to Events in Halifax County

December 5: An Evening with Santa. Sentara Halifax Pediatrics. 6 -8  p.m. Have your photo taken with Santa. Free 5x7 photo, cookies, and holiday treats. Attendance is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED. (434) 517-3538 to reserve. 

December 5: Whiskey Pairing with Springfield Distillery at Drugstore Grill. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. A food and wine pairing dinner. Reserve tickets by calling (434) 376-2116.

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Five Things To Know About Halifax County Restaurant Week

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Twelve restaurants are participating in Halifax County Restaurant Week. They are offering three-course, prix-fixe menu priced at either $10, $20 or $30 … except for Joe and a Bow, where they feature two Restaurant Week specials. The menus range from country cooking to the award-winning cuisine of Bistro 1888 and Molasses Grill. How will you ever choose which restaurant will serve you each night? Dine around in alphabetical order?

Let’s put a method to the madness, or at least identify some key factors to consider.

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The Table is Set


Brace yourselves. We dare you not to drool. Halifax County Restaurant Week menus are on the website. MENUS. 

 

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Discover. Dine. Delight.

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Hello, foodies! Are you ready? Are your taste buds dancing in anticipation of the 2017 Halifax County Restaurant Week celebration? Ours are! Formatting the menus la

st week caused hunger pangs and drooling. We'll share those with you within the next 24 hours. Hello, foodies! Are you ready? Are your taste buds dancing in anticipation of the 2017 Halifax County Restaurant Week celebration? Ours are! Formatting the menus last week caused hunger pangs and drooling. We'll share those with you within the next 24 hours. 

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Along With Wineries, a Distillery Too

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Not only does Halifax County have four wineries, it now has a distillery producing corn whiskey and rum.

Springfield Distillery, along River Road, produces corn whiskey and rum for sale by the bottle, and it provides tours and sample drinks in its tasting room Thursday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Besides the alcohol, the distillery has outdoor concerts and special events in a beautiful setting overlooking the Piedmont scenery of Southside Virginia. Unlike local moonshiners of long ago, Springfield Distillery produces liquor on the up and up. “The people who sold us the house told us there were stills in the area and at least two on the property itself,” says James Gordon, who moved with his wife Kelly from northern Virginia in 2013. Gordon learned the trade from his father, who made liquor in his boyhood home of South Africa, and his work later took him to Northern Virginia. “Kelly and I were looking for a place with at least 20 acres and some historical significance and Southern charm,” says Gordon. “Springfield and Halifax County were the perfect place.” The farm was established in 1799, and the antebellum house was built in 1842. It contains some of the architectural elements made by well-known craftsman Thomas Day. The Gordons bought the distilling equipment from a company in Maine and began service last year. The distillery uses grain from local farms, and the spent mash is returned to the same fields to be eaten by local cows. A visitor in summer might find a concert with a guitarist and singer in the outdoor arena, a truck selling hamburgers nearby, and tastings taking place in a restored log cabin. Guests could try out tasty mixed drinks like honey scratch and ginger, bloody scratch and honey scratch and lemon.

More details at www.springfielddistillery.com.

 
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When Whimsical Meets Industrial

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By Mike Doan, GoHalifaxVA.com contributor What attraction in Halifax County is the most unique? I would say Robert Cage Sculpture Farm, which has an amazing collection of whimsical art created by cast-off industrial materials.

I often drive friends and guests to this amazing garden, with a goat bridge over the main driveway and dozens of large sculpted pieces.

Cage, who died in 2014 at age 91, led a remarkable life. He had been a Marine in World War II and had jobs in widely varying locations, ranging from a veterans’ hospital in Miami, oil wells in Texas and a tennis club in Beverly Hills. Returning to his native Halifax County, he won the world championship in tobacco auctioneering in 1984.

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Be Careful What You Wish For...

Into the Woods

The Summer season at The Prizery opens with one of the country’s most popular shows, Into the Woods.

Author James Lapine and composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

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Raise Your Glass...

National Wine Day

Today is National Wine Day and what better way to celebrate than by pouring yourself a glass of your favorite wine. 

Happy National Wine Day from Halifax County's Wineries! Raise your glass.  

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FACES OF TOURISM

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Halifax County's Faces of Tourism features a local couple who enjoy travelling and understand the economic impact of travel. 

Rebecca & Greg Donner | Travelers

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Faces of Tourism

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This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week theme shines a spotlight on the power of travel by recognizing the millions of people who keep this industry strong: The Faces of Travel. 

This industry supports the livelihoods of more than 15 million Americans, whose careers have blossomed. And it is one place where the right things matter most—reliability, hustle and attitude. These are the people who help others connect because hospitality runs in their DNA, fueling the travel industry's continued success. These are the jobs and the people we should be celebrating.

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Faces of Tourism

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This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week theme shines a spotlight on the power of travel by recognizing the millions of people who keep this industry strong: The Faces of Travel. 

This industry supports the livelihoods of more than 15 million Americans, whose careers have blossomed. And it is one place where the right things matter most—reliability, hustle and attitude. These are the people who help others connect because hospitality runs in their DNA, fueling the travel industry's continued success. These are the jobs and the people we should be celebrating.

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National Tourism Week

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It's National Travel and Tourism Week! 

Established by a congressional resolution in 1983, annual celebration serves to champion the power of the tourism and travel industry. Industry professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy. 

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May is Festival Month

May is Festival Month

May 5-7 | 14th Annual Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival | County Fairgrounds | Fri: Noon - 9 p.m.; Sat.  9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun.: 1-5 p.m.

A celebration of the region's antiques, arts and crafts, and food. It features many exhibits, including threshing wheat, working sawmill, beekeeping, quilting, wood carving, and blacksmithing. 

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Weekend Guide

ON STAGE

Halifax County Little Theatre presents...CHICAGO the MusicalApril 28- May 6 | The PrizeryChicago, the critically acclaimed theatrical phenomenon comes to Halifax County for 7 more shows. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago has everything: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz. Tickets on sale now at The Prizery Box Office, the Visitor Center, online, or by calling 434.572.8339. You don't want to miss this show!Tickets are selling fast, don't delay

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