This month includes activities to keep you heading in the right direction with your New Year’s goals, night on the town enticements for grown-ups, history fun for kids, and of course, shamrock shenanigans for St. Patrick’s Day. Jazz up your March in Culpeper!
Belmont Farm Distillery is normally closed until nice weather returns, but the mild winter has them ready for action. Visit the distillery Saturdays in March from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Normal hours will resume in April.
Weekends were made for live music, and Old Trade Brewery & Cidery hosts a different artist every Friday and Saturday night.
- March 6: AP Project, 7 to 10 p.m.
- March 7: Get Down Jack, 6 to 9 p.m.
- March 12: Young Professionals, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- March 13: Joker Duo, 7 to 10 p.m.
- March 14: Ray Eanes, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Get Down Jack, 6 to 9 p.m.
- March 27: Ray Eanes, 7 to 10 p.m.
- March 28: Bailey Hayes, 6 to 9 p.m.
March 3 – Get ready to welcome spring by attending the Busy Bee Buzz session at Wine & Design to create your very own bumblebee canvas. Register in advance and bring a friend to up the fun factor. Food, beer and wine are sold by the glass or bottle; let the creative juices flow, friend! Class starts at 6:30 p.m.
March 3 – Fun Functional Fitness is an “everyone welcome” class focusing on heart health. Give your life the attention it deserves in a fun yoga environment that anyone can drop in to. When the weather is nice, class is held outside. Pop by Pranapiloga on Madison Road any Tuesday or Thursday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and simply pay a drop-in fee to participate. Additional dates are March 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31.
March 4 & 5 –If you have a wee one (a little tot aged 1 to 5), check out the Wee Ones event March 4 at the Museum of Culpeper History from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Together you’ll explore the museum, create a craft, participate in an activity, and enjoy a snack. On March 5, the big kids (ages 6 to 10) dive into history and fun during their own Kids Club. Space is limited and reservations are suggested. Call 540-829-1749.
March 5 – Elevate is hosting a Chalk Couture DIY Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. for those who would like to learn about and create a piece of chalkboard art. You’ll receive everything you need to make your own 5x7 chalkboard when you register. $30 per person; space is limited.
March 6 – Nineties babies, unite! Bring your best guy or gal to Far Gohn Brewing Company for Waking Napster, a 90s cover band that loves to rock. If you were a Napster user back in the day, you already know what’s up. Waking Napster has a nice collection of more than 100 songs in their repertoire, so you should certainly be able to sing along. Enjoy the entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m.
March 6 and 20 – Feel like singing? Take the mic and wow the crowd during Karaoke Night at Beer Hound Brewery in downtown Culpeper. Your liquid courage is on tap and the stage is all yours. Sing it like you mean it. Own it. We’re cheering you on!
March 6 – Madison Highway Duo is a country rock and classic rock group from Warrenton, Virginia who have been influenced by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Eric Clapton, U2, REO Speedwagon, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. If you love those folks, you’re going to love Madison Highway. Catch their set at Davis St. Pier from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
March 7 – The CFC Hometown Showdown is a unique opportunity for families and those curious about agriculture
Join us as a spectator for the cows, sheep, goats, and pigs in competition. Think county fair but in winter. Showing begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. The final competition begins at 2 p.m.
March 7 – Ignite Fitness is offering a Saturday morning Drums Alive Ability Beats Class through March 28 for children of all ages and diverse abilities. It’s a great way for children to have a cardio workout through the use of drumming. Space is limited; registration required. Call 540-718-0147.
March 14 – It’s nearly time to celebrate the luck of the Irish, and what better way than making your own stained glass Claddagh at Wine & Design? Both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. classes are nearly full so register today!
>> Don’t miss the other classes offered by Wine & Design this month.
>> Glazed Up is a paint-your-own-pottery studio with open hours. No reservation required.
March 14 – Kenzie Kincaid leads the KKB Acoustic Trio through lively sets of cover songs from the 80s through the 2000s. Catch her at Beer Hound Brewery on her birthday weekend! Grab a craft beer and get great for a great time; KKB takes the stage at 7 p.m.
March 14 – Keg & Egg WOD 2020 is an open fitness event for anyone and it’s FREE! Simply show up to work out with the crew from Crossfit Culpeper and be treated to breakfast and cold beer, also for free! Be sure to purchase a commemorative t-shirt, too. If you’re more of a breakfast and no workout kind of person, you can eat and skip the sweat. Simply purchase a ticket for $10 the day-of.
March 14 – Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day early at Old Trade Brewery. They’re open noon to 10 p.m. and are serving cider, wine, and beer, including the return of Rowan the Stout milk stout. Live music (including Irish) will roll from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m. Irish pub grub will be available.
March 17 – Don’t forget to wear green when you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Old House Brewery! This third year will be the bet yet as you’ll celebrate in Kearney’s Irish Pub. Grub up with Bavarian Chef from 1 to 9 p.m. and enjoy for the live music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Early birds (the first 500 starting at noon) will receive a commemorative button; don’t miss out!
March 20 – When it comes to describing LARPadventures Rites of Spring III, we simply can’t do better than the organizers themselves. “We'll have feasting, fighting, monsters, intrigue, camping, magic, treachery and more. Still don’t know what Live Action Role Play is? Come see renaissance festival meets game of thrones all while sipping Culpeper’s best set on Mountain Run Winery's glorious 36 acre property!“ Get medieval.
March 21 – Trey Schneider is a singer/songwriter performing his original country music wherever he can. You can catch him at Beer Hound Brewery from 7 to 10 p.m. Pull up a chair and settle in for his old school country sound reminiscent of Alan Jackson and Keith Whitley.
March 21 – Where are the WWE lovers?! While not WWE, Spring Fever 2020 is a wrestling match by MCW Pro Wrestling, and these guys and gals are ready to get it on like Donkey Kong. Catch them at Eastern View High School starting at 6 p.m. with a pre-show meet and greet, then buckle up for the main event at 7:30 p.m.
March 21 – From 2 to 4 p.m. you’re invited to join in the Spring EMYoga Workshop offered by Pranapiloga. The class “will invigorate your mind and body and create space for inner growth,” something most of us could certainly benefit from.
March 28 – Local musician Teddy Deal (TeddysDeal) will play a solo looping set at Beer Hound Brewery at 7:30 p.m. His sets are chill and groovy, and folks sometimes join him – impromptu – to overlay his sound with their own lyrics. It’s a cool thing and Teddy’s a cool dude. It’s TeddysDeal.
March 28 – DK’s Wolf Rocks the Davis Street Pier with music your parents have loved. And by parents, I mean anyone who loves the music of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Their set often includes Johnny Cash, Bad Company, Bob Seger, Hank Williams, Jr., George Thorogood, and John Mellencamp. It’s a night you can sing along to; don’t miss it!
Once St. Paddy’s Day and the start of spring are under your belt, discover more to love about Culpeper. We’ll even send you a Visitor’s Guide as a handy reference, if you like. Request one here.