Virginia is For Lovers® was established in 1969, 50 years ago, and has become one of the most beloved and well-known slogans in the world.
Nelson County Tourism is partnering with twelve local businesses to celebrate the 50th anniversary -Nelson Style. Partners include the new NELSON 29 craft beverage trail, NELSON 151, the BREW RIDGE TRAIL, AFTON MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS, BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY, BOLD ROCK CIDERY, DEVILS BACKBONE BREWING COMPANY, DRUMHELLER’S ORCHARD, LOCKN’ FESTIVAL, SAUNDER’S BROTHERS FARM MARKET, VERITAS VINEYARD AND WINERY, VIRGINIA DISTILLERY COMPANY and WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY.
LOCKN’ FESTIVAL from August 22-25 with a ‘Name your ___ Years of Love’ contest for super VIP tickets and Virginia is for Lovers photo opps at the festival.
Also VERITAS’ STARRY NIGHTS (August 10) and AFTON MOUNTAIN’S AFTON AFTER HOURS (August 24), WILD WOLF'S "50 BEERS FOR 50 YEARS, with 50 tap takeovers, and late August - October FULL NELSON FRIDAYS AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY will also celebrate the Share the Love campaign.
The Celebrate Autumn Festival at SAUNDERS BROTHERS FARM MARKET (September 21) and DRUMHELLER’S APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL (October 19-20) are family-friendly events. Virginia Distillery Company's SPIRITED SOIREE, is September 7. DEVILS BACKBONE’S HOOPLA is September 27-30.
Nelson County’s 50 Years of Love celebration ends with BOLD ROCK CIDERY’S FALL FESTIVAL October 26th.”
- LGBT Friendly
Last Updated: 05/06/2019