Since 1969, the iconic Virginia is for Lovers slogan had endured, calling travelers to embrace the natural beauty, rich history, and more recently, award-winning beverages the Commonwealth has to offer. Celebrate Virginia is for Lovers in Culpeper as we raise a glass to 50 years of love and travel with exclusive blends of wine, craft beer, and cocktails; accommodation, dining, and shopping discounts; and special events.
Dubbed “Liquid Love,” Culpeper area wineries, breweries, and a distillery have crafted signature beverages as a toast to the 50th Anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers. Enjoy several of these via the Liquid Love Trolley Tour July 27, or on your own as a group with a designated driver.
Wine lovers will want to try the Lovers Blends offered at Old House Vineyards, Mountain Run Winery, Prince Michel Winery, and Gray Ghost Winery, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Each winery offers its own signature flair as a nod to LOVE.
Likewise, the Lovers Lagers crafted by area breweries are not to be missed. Raise a glass to the love of travel at Far Gohn Brewing Co., Beer Hound Brewery, Old Trade Brewery (Lovers Cider), and Old House Brewing Co.
For a fancy ‘shine worthy of the golden jubilee, there’s no other place to be than Belmont Farm Distillery. Their Virginia Lightning is the key ingredient to their Lovers Shine cocktail featuring cranberry juice and a fresh wedge of lime.
Dine well in Culpeper with special 50 Years of Love discounts and 1969 inspired menus at our locally owned eateries. The trio of Thyme restaurants – It’s About Thyme, Thyme Market, and The Copper Fish – are offering a Love50 Menu featuring a shared appetizer, two entrees, and a shared dessert for $50. Flavor on Main also has a special menu set aside for this summer of LOVE.
Save and savor! Score 50 cent donuts on Tuesdays at Knakals’ Bakery (one per customer per day) and then make a beeline for lunch at Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ Company where a limited-edition BBQ sauce has been whipped up just for the occasion.
Stay a night or three with $50 discounts at Thyme Inn and Fountain Hall Bed and Breakfast in downtown Culpeper, and Walden Hall Bed and Breakfast in Reva. Perhaps plan your stay around the one-night-only performance at the Jewell Boxx Theatre on August 10. Featuring Toad Head, the night will celebrate music from 1969. Perhaps you’ll hear “Come Together” by The Beatles, “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, or “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.
When you shop downtown Culpeper look for the window cling pictured above on the right. It signifies the retailer has a special offer for the 50th Anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers. For example, Green Roost is the place to find a special edition Love Culpeper 50th Anniversary t-shirt, and The Cameleer is creating gift baskets for $19.69. Look for the clings in shop windows on Davis, Main, and East Streets.
We welcome you to Culpeper to continue celebrating 50 years of Virginia is for Lovers through the end of the year. Explore our historic sites and discover the beauty that awaits in our outdoor spaces, including the 20th anniversary of Culpeper Airfest, “the best little air show on the East Coast.” Airfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2019, and it’s a grand time for families and couples alike.
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