Tuesday-Thursday, May 22-24
Pick your own Peonies
5167 Jeffersonton Rd, Jeffersonton
Head out and experience spring on a local flower farm. Walk through the rows and rows of peonies and pick some to take home. Picnics are encouraged! Plant sale (herbs, dahlias, begonias, and more) and refreshments available under the covered pavilion. Those picking flowers must have a pre-purchased ticket (available on their website), which does not include the price of picked flowers. Children under 12 are free. Event will be held rain or shine, and be prepared for some mud in the fields. More information on Wollam Gardens website and on their Facebook page.
Friday-Sunday, May 25-27
Farm Brew Live
9915 Discovery Blvd., Manassas
“Celebrating all that is good” is the motto of the Brewgrass Festival. Don’t miss this day of bluegrass music, beer and BBQ at the Farm Brew Live campus. Taste their house-smoked pit BBQ, enjoy the resident brewery 2 Silos’ 10+ craft brews on tap, and listen to the nine bluegrass bands on The Yard stage in the impressive music lineup featuring the well-known Virginia Hackensaw Boys. farmbrewlive.com
Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27
Delaplane Strawberry Festival
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The annual Delaplane Strawberry Festival at Sky Meadows State Park, hosted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church, is one of the largest family-friendly events in the area. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun and festive day in the Virginia countryside. Enjoy hayrides, old-fashioned field games, dancing, music, magic shows, storytelling, crafts, a petting farm, bake sale, hikes in the shadow of the Appalachian Trail, face painting, cake walks, corn hole, a monkey, and much more. Pack your own picnic, or snack on festival fare and strawberry sundaes. Make a whole day of it and don’t forget to take home a flat of delicious fresh strawberries! This year, the festival will be the first stop on the Northern Virginia Brewfest tour, so guests will be able to purchase tickets to taste a sample of local craft brews at the tasting tent. Tickets available at Gentle Harvest in Marshall, online, or at the gate. More information at emmanuel-delaplane.org/Delaplane-Strawberry-Festival
Monday, May 28
Wine Game at Field and Main Restaurant
8369 W Main St, Marshall
Every Monday night, this wine tasting game will be played in the bar at Field and Main. This easy (you don’t have to be a wine expert to play) and addictive blind tasting game is played by downloading the app on your smartphone, tasting a series of wines and answering four questions on each. Each correct answer earns points. Then you have the opportunity to purchase the tasted wines at a discount. Field and Main also offers kits of wine that you can purchase to take home and play with friends. Field and Main says, “After years in the food and wine field, I have observed that the more one knows, the greater the appreciation and enjoyment one experiences. I think this game makes learning about wine fun and is therefore a win-win! Come in and try it out, I think you will really enjoy it—worst-case scenario, you have to try some wine!” fieldandmainrestaurant.com