November Events & Activities

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? We are! Celebrate the remainder of fall in #LexingtonVA when you plan a weekend getaway for natural beauty, great food, and small town charm.


November 9 to 18 is Virginia Cider Week, a time to celebrate the lovely taste of one of our favorite fall flavors. Be sure to visit our new cidery, Halcyon Days Cider Co. on Route 11 in Natural Bridge.


November 3 is the Holiday Craft Bazaar at Glasgow Farmers Market in Glasgow. Shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy live music throughout the day.

Launch into the holiday season when you participate in the Candlelight Processional and Tree Lighting on Friday, November 23. Gather together in front of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery to walk by candlelight through downtown Lexington, singing carols all the while. Your end point is Hopkins Green, where the community Christmas tree will be waiting to be lit.

Mark a few names off your gift-giving list when you shop in downtown Lexington. One great incentive to do so is the annual Love Lex Lotto, wherein shoppers collect stamps from participating shopkeepers to complete a card. When your card is full, return it for a chance to win a $1,000 downtown shopping spree. Love Lex Lotto runs from November 23 to December 24.

November 30 is a special shopping event at the RARA building on Spottswood Drive. The Tis the Season Artisan Market will feature an array of handmade items, including jewelry, pet blankets, crocheted and knitted goods, art, baked goods, doll and children's clothing, jams and jellies, and more. It's 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Get a head start on beating the side effects of tryptophan when you come out for the 7th Annual Gobble Wobble 5K and Fun Run in Lexington. This relatively new tradition occurs on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 8:30 a.m. from Maury River Middle School.



Uncorked is the Sunday evening wine and music event at Rockbridge Vineyard in Raphine. From 1 to 4 p.m. the winery is a relaxing destination where a food truck is at hand for eats and the wine flows as smoothly as the music drifts on the wind.

Don't miss Ancient Inspirations: The Pueblo Pottery of Lorraine Gala Lewis & LaDonna Victoriano. The exhibit at Watson Pavilion is up through December 31, 2018, and it's the first Native American ceramics exhibition for the Reeves Center.

'Tis the season for concerts and plays, and Washington and Lee University is offering plenty. Take note of these for your calendar:

Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen welcomes local and regional musicians to set the mood and create an awesome ambiance a few times a month. November is no different.



If you like creating something unique that is sure to be a sentimental keepsake for years to come, check out some of the upcoming events at Lexington Collaboratory and Makerspace.

Other make-and-take opportunities:


See the seasonal changes during the crisp Boxerwood Bird Walk on November 3. Join members of the Rockbridge Bird Club as they take the monthly count and help new birdwatchers identify the beauties they're watching. 8 to 10 a.m.

Monica Hambrick, Alphornist
Monica Hambrick, Alphornist

Natural Bridge State Park is a crown jewel of Rockbridge County (not to mention its name inspiration). Visit the park this month to take part in the following:



Jingle all the way! Go ahead and make a note of a few early December events so you're ready when it's time to roll.

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