Real gold, mythical battles, bagpipes, green beer, dancers dedicated to St. Patrick's Day in Culpeper
blogkoopedia - The Irish's fortune will be on display in Culpeper this weekend for a full schedule of events dedicated to St. Patrick's Day.
There will be bagpipes, Irish dancing, gold hunting, competitions, live music, green beer, special menus and the opportunity to walk in the steps of a St. Patrick's Day battle that took place here 160 years ago.
American Battlefield Trust, Culpeper Battlefield Tours, Culpeper History Museum, Culpeper Tourism and the Brandy Station Foundation are all involved in the sold out Battle of Kelly's Ford's 160th Anniversary Tour, which is led by the Culpeper Historical Society.
Overshadowed by the brandy station cavalry's clash several months later, the battle of Kelly's Ford on March 17th, 1863 was still significant in the way the U.S. cavalry increased their capacity to defeat their Confederate counterparts during the American Civil War, according to a release about the event.
Major John Pelham, who was born in Alabama, perished while riding toward the conflict after having a conversation with several pretty girls in the city. His fame subsequently led to his name being added to the reservoir of the town, this new name is Lake Culpeper.
Author Dan Davis, along with the American Battlefield Trust, will lead a three-hour tour of the site that will begin at 10 am. from the Graffiti House in Brandy Station.
On Saturday in the Town of Culpeper, it will be St. Patrick's Day on Kelly Street, a green-themed fundraiser for the Kelly Street Boxing Club that benefits at-risk youth. The celebration sponsored by Jon Russell will begin at noon and end at 4pm, the first part will feature bagpipes and a kid's procession.
Irish dancers and singers will appear on stage at 1pm, followed by a King & Queen Ginger Contest (all redheads are invited to participate) at 2pm, and a treasure hunt for real gold for children at 3. Tickets are $10 for adults at Eventbrite; children under 12 are free.
Are you feeling the need to warm up for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day? The Blue Devils Athletic Boosters Club is hosting the Gold Rush 5K and Kids Sprint event on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. on the cross country course at Culpeper County High School. Area companies participate as sponsors and donate money to the event that is then donated to the Athletic Department and athletes. Begin registration at 6:30 a.m. on site.
Today and tonight, various local organizations and businesses will celebrate St. Patrick's Day by hosting events.
Windmore Foundation for the Arts in the State Theater will host a themed open studio time from noon to 4pm today. They'll have a snack involved.
Tonight between 5 and 7pm, travel to Far Gohn Brewery on South East Street for a St. Patty's Day celebration. It's imperative that we take a long overdue running social with Culpeper Running Club, this is what the publicity is promoting. Participate in a 3-6 mile run in approximately 3 hours followed by a meal, a green beer and good company. The Blue Bottleneck Band will perform in person starting at 7.
Déjà vu will perform live between 6-9pm on St. Patrick's Day tonight at Old Trade Brewery & Cidery in Brandy Station. Meanwhile, at Culpeper Eagles, they will be sham-rocking with a potluck at 7pm. Bring a dish to share and an instrument to play during the open mic festival.
Death Ridge Brewery in Jeffersonton will celebrate St. Patty's Day today at noon with a special menu. Say What Again will begin playing their music at 5:30pm, followed by the music of the band Finding Nemo. Is there a coin of value on your cup? Obtain a complimentary pint.
At Beer Hound Brewery, they will be releasing "Declan", a new Irish lager today. Master piper Davis Hinston will return from noon to 3pm on Saturday, playing bagpipes and drums.
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