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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Market Stroll with a Twist!

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Don't miss this event Saturday night, May 20, at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market. Enjoy an evening with live music, local foods, a beer and wine garden, and activities for the children. Celebrate the bounty of Halifax County. 

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Market Stroll: 1 Day, 2 Markets, 60 vendors & fun for all

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FACES OF TOURISM

The Donners

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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"Give me liberty or give me death!"

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It was Patrick Henry’s impassioned plea of “Give me liberty or give me death!” that has endured as the world’s most famous cry for freedom. That cry and the events it inspired attract immigrants and refugees alike who believe in the freedoms on which our nation was formed.

On Friday, May 5, the Patrick Henry National Memorial will host its annual Naturalization Ceremony at 11 a.m. on the beautiful grounds of Red Hill, Henry's last home and burial place, overlooking the Satunton River Valley. 

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Reason #15: African-American Heritage Trail

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WHEN: Launching in early Spring

WHERE: Online and sites throughout Halifax County

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5 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Ideas

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Tomorrow is the big day -- Valentine's Day! If you've forgotten or just like to live on the edge and wait until the last minute, we have a few Cupid-approved ideas for you. 

1. If your sweetheart loves wine, our sin package is on sale. Three bottles of Hunting Creek Vineyards wines - Temptation, Indulgence, and Repentance.

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Reason #14: Unparalleled

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WHEN: Year-round

WHERE: 3105 River Road, South Boston, VA

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Reason #13: Heritage Festival

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WHEN: May 5-7, 2017

WHERE: Halifax County Fairgrounds, 1188 James D. Hagood Highway, South Boston

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Reason #12: Antiquing Around

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WHEN: Year-round

WHERE: Several locations throughout Halifax County

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Reason #11: Virginia Cantaloupe Festival

Virginia Cantaloupe Festival

WHEN: July 28, 2017

WHERE: Berry Hill Resort, 3105 River Road, South Boston, VA

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Reason #10: It really is in our DNA

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WHEN: February through November. Racing: April - November 

WHERE: 1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA 

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Reason #9: Racing is in our DNA

DISCOVER SPEED

WHEN: March through October

WHERE: 1188 James D. Hagood Highway, South Boston, VA 24592

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