Columbus Day Weekend in Gloucester, Va. Filled With Celebrations of Heritage

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The weekend lineup includes wine tasting at Nuttall Store, craft beers on Main Street, a gardens groundbreaking and annual historical landmark BBQ fundraiser.

The Nuttall Store in Ware Neck will kick off the weekend Friday, Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. with a wine tasting and live music from The Ballast Band, who will play from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

From wine to beer and gardens to ruins, there’s no shortage of weekend events taking place throughout Columbus Day weekend in Gloucester, Va.

The Nuttall Store in Ware Neck will kick off the weekend Friday, Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. with a wine tasting and live music from The Ballast Band, who will play from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Located at 6495 Ware Neck Road, the Nuttall Store, part of the National Register of Historical Places, serves as the center of the Ware Neck community. It houses a post office, grocery store, deli, wine shop, gift and souvenirs, crabbing and fishing supplies and a travel agency.

The Ballast Band is a new, Middle Peninsula, Va.-based live ensemble featuring both original rock songs and covers from popular artists such as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young and REM. Members include Matt Williams on guitar and vocals, Frank West on keyboard and vocals, Ken Gibson on the drums and Charles Records on bass and vocals.

Gloucester Arts on Main and Flora Project will co-present, The Flora of Virginia Project, the first comprehensive survey of more than 3,154 plant life as originally charted by the colonial botanist, John Clayton, Oct. 11-26 at the Gloucester Arts on Main Art Gallery, located at 6580-B Main Street.

Exhibit hours at Gloucester Arts on Main are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

The exhibition will officially kick off Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. during a groundbreaking of the Pocahontas Memorial Gardens at the Pocahontas Statue on Gloucester’s Main Street, located at the intersection of Bellamy Road and Main Street, in front of Saint Theresa Catholic Church.

The groundbreaking of the gardens, which will feature numerous flora listed in documents from Clayton, is open to the community.

The Main Street Association will present its 4th Annual Main Street Blues and Brews Oct. 12 at 6596 Main Street, in front of the Wells Fargo Advisors Building. The blues music and craft beer festival features 20 brews and five blues bands.

The Rosewell Foundation will round out the weekend on Sunday, Oct. 13 when it hosts its annual BBQ and Silent Auction on the grounds of the Rosewell Ruins at 5113 Old Rosewell Lane. The event is a fundraiser for the foundation and will include food, music by Something Different with Brad and Ashley Sindle and hayrides for the kids.

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