November 2, 2023 Things to Do


Culpeper, Virginia is the perfect place to kick off your holiday season in style. Enjoy local shopping, Veterans Day events, seasonal workshops, a traditional small town community tree lighting and more. Here are just a few reasons to plan your weekend getaway to Culpeper, Virginia today.

Below is a listing of upcoming events, festivals, and activities in Culpeper, Virginia this month. Events include concerts, festivals, and family-friendly activities for the community. 

To view and sort events by date, visit: VisitCulpeperVA.com/events.

11/4 The Wizarding World of Old Trade – Wear your Hogwarts gear! Represent your houses and come on out for our 2nd annual Wizarding World of Old Trade! Back by popular demand…Muggle’s Butter Bier & Harry Porter’s Chocolate Ale! Enjoy an all-day movie marathon from The Sorcerer’s Stone through The Goblet of Fire!

11/4 Christmas Bazaar – From handmade crafts to tasty treats, We guarantee you won’t miss a beat. So bring your family and your friends and let the festivities never end.

11/10 Veterans Day Illumination – Join the Historic Germanna team on Friday, November 10, 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm as they honor all veterans by illuminating the grounds of the Historic Germanna Visitor Center in Locust Grove, VA with luminaries and a special presentation. We’re honored to welcome Mr. Bill Shugarts as our featured speaker.

11/11 Veterans Day Fundraiser at Old House Vineyards – Old House Vineyards and Cruisin For Heroes are celebrating Veterans Day weekend by honoring our military and their families on Saturday, November 11th from 11am – 5pm Fisher House builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay for free while a loved one is in the hospital.

11/11 & 11/12 Enhance Your Fall Workshops at Seek Lavender – Special farm event at Seek Lavender that includes time in this sweet oasis, bites & sips of lavender enhanced fall holiday foods, cider, coffee plus crafting a memento to enhance your fall!

11/16 Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop – Create a gorgeous pumpkin centerpiece, using locally picked flowers from Wollam Gardens. Our host will instruct participants on how to construct and care for their unique centerpiece. Everything you need is provided.

11/17 Culpeper Downtown Pink Friday – One HUGE day to #ShopSmallFirst–before Black Friday & before the big guys… Pink Friday is a small business spin on the traditional Black Friday shopping experience, reminding people to #ShopSmallFirst.

11/19 Holiday Open House & Community Tree Lighting – Enjoy shop specials, delicious restaurants, and family friendly fun at the Depot, including Sandy’s Face Painting, Jenny’s Party Ponies, wagon rides by Harmon’s Carriages & Training, a petting zoo with Charming Hill Farm, Caricature art by Daniel Ryman and so much more! Community choral and dance performances will entertain you, leading up the Community Tree Lighting.

11/22 Friendsgiving Bash at Death Ridge Brewery – Friends are the family we choose! Celebrate with burgers, brew, and your crew! Graze To Griddle on site 4-7:30, live music with the A.P. Project 5-8pm! Let’s rock!

11/23 Turkey Trot 5K & Kids Fun Run at Powell Wellness Center – Runners and walkers are invited to register for the Powell Wellness Center Turkey Trot 5K & Kids’ Fun Run (1/2 mile), a gobblin’ good event now in its 6th year!

11/25 Culpeper Downtown Small Business Saturday – Mark your calendar for the Culpeper Downtown Small Business Saturday event on November 25th! Shopping small is BIG! Join us and show your love for our small businesses in Culpeper Downtown

11/30 Old English Wreath Class – Join our staff to make an wreath that will last the entire holiday season. You start with a peat moss base, choose your greens, decorate and choose a bow. Now you are ready to hang your creation on your door for everyone to see.