Historic Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern sponsors the Heathsville Farmers Market every 3rd Saturday of the month from April to October. Local produce, goat cheese, crafts, plants, baked goods and more.
Each market has a theme. In April, there will be an earth day festival, wine fest, and quilt show and sale. The wine fest lasts until 5 p.m.
May's market will be "Going to the Dogs", when the Northern Neck Kennel Club holds a "doggie" exposition. In June, Tavern guilds will hold a Demonstration Day, and an "Antique Road Show" type event, allowing folks to bring in their "treasures" for expert appraisals.
July is "Kids Day" and includes a scavenger hunt and other fun activities. At the August market, we'll hold an Antique and Classic Car show and the Tavern Quilt Guild will run their "Bingo for Quilts" event.
"BBQ, Beer and Band" will be the feature of the September market and includes a competition for backyard BBQers, barbecue and beer for sale, and a live band. This event will also stretch on into the afternoon. At the final market in October, there will be a pumpkin decorating contest, a line dancing and square dancing exhibition, and a Photography Show.