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Enjoy Spring 2019 in Hanover County

With spring almost here, a visit from a everyone’s favorite bunny around the corner and summer not too far away, be sure to mark your calendar with these springtime offerings in Hanover County.

Kings Dominion kicks off their 2019 season on Saturday, March 30 and is open daily through Sunday, April 7.  Passholders will be treated to a preview on Saturday, March 24 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. After April 7, the park is open on weekends or extended weekends including Fridays until the daily schedule starts in June.

James River Cellars Winery’s April Fool’s Festival is Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from noon – 5:00 pm.  Listen to live music, taste wine from five different wineries, dine at the food truck court and shop local vendors.  Check their events page for other fun offerings.

The Hanover Tavern’s Easter Bunny Brunch is Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 or 11:00 am. Enjoy buffet brunch fare, visits with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt and Easter bag craft.  The Tavern’s Easter Brunch Buffet is Sunday, April 21 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Call to make a reservation.

The Beaverdam Wine Festival, in its ninth year, is Saturday, April 13 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Enjoy great wine, food and entertainment.

The Shelton House at Rural Plains reopens in April for tours every weekend from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Be sure to enjoy the Walking Trails at Rural Plains any day from dawn to dusk.

The Hanover Rotary Club’s 37th Annual Shrimp & Suds Feast is Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4:30 – 8:00 pm. Come out and enjoy great food, drinks and music.

Hanover County Parks and Recreation’s Classic Car Cruise-In is Saturday, May 18 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Hanover High School. This is a free event. Enjoy classic cars, music and food truck fare.

Treat your loved one to Hanover Tavern’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm. Call to make a reservation.

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown has reopened after a busy winter of remodeling and sprucing up inside and out. Plan to visit on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Also, check their events page for special programs and workshops.

Hanover Vegetable Farm’s 4th Annual Strawberry and Wine Festival is Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, May 19 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. It’s going to be another great time down on the farm! Come out for wine, cider and mead tastings, live music on two stages, vendors, food trucks, beer garden, of course fresh picked Strawberries and much more! Check the farm’s website for band times, list of wineries, food trucks and additional activities for the whole family.

The Ashland Strawberry Faire is Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Enjoy fresh strawberries, vendors galore, food, beverages, pageants, music, entertainment, and activities for the kids.

For a list of more things to do in Hanover County, click here.