November Events & Activities

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

Look for the PACT logo when you visit Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County to easily identify those who are working to combat the spread of COVID-19 in our area. Learn More


November 13 to 22 is Virginia Cider Week, a time to celebrate the lovely taste of one of our favorite fall flavors. Be sure to visit our cidery, Halcyon Days Cider Co. on Route 11 in Natural Bridge.

✅ Social Distancing
✅ Masks Required
✅ Disposable Menus

Halcyon Days Cider Co.
Halcyon Days Cider Co.


Launch into the holiday season with early shopping opportunities Saturday, November 7. The Holiday Vendor Bazaar at the American Legion in Buena Vista kicks off at 8 a.m. and the Rockbridge County Holiday Craft Show at the Fairfield Rescue Squad in Fairfield will open at 9 a.m.

The North Rockbridge Autumn Trail on November 14 is a great time to score local gifts and support local businesses. Shop for wine, beer, antiques, food products, and so much more.

November 21 is the Fall Fest at Big Spring Farm, another opportunity to shop vendors and artisans, as well as pick up a Thanksgiving turkey. Live music and excellent food vendors will be on hand.

VIRTUAL EVENT Join in the merriment of the 25th annual Candlelight Processional and Tree Lighting - virtually - on Friday, November 27. Watch Mr. & Mrs. Claus ride down Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage as they make their way to Hopkins Green for the tree lighting by Mayor Frank Friedman.

Mark a few names off your gift-giving list when you shop downtown Lexington. One great incentive to do so is the annual Love Lex Lotto, wherein shoppers collect stamps from participating retailers to complete a card. Return a full card for a chance to win a $1,000 downtown shopping spree. Love Lex Lotto runs from November 27 to December 24. Be sure to Shop Small Saturday and enjoy Jingle Bell Carriage Rides on November 28.

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Get a head start on beating the side effects of tryptophan when you come out for the Annual Gobble Wobble 5K and Fun Run in Lexington. This tradition - now in its 9th year - occurs the morning of Thanksgiving Day.



VIRTUAL EVENT November 4, listen in to a livestream art lecture by Lisa Elmaleh concerning "American Folk," her exhibit at Lenfest Center for the Arts. "American Folk" is available for view through a virtual gallery tour. Learn More

VIRTUAL EVENT It's a rare treat to tune in to the fantastic artistry of Washington and Lee University students, but thanks to 2020, we can do so! "W&L Dancers Create ..." is a livestream event featuring the W&L Repertory Dance Company. Tune in November 5 or 6 at 7:30 p.m., or November 7 at 2 p.m.

VIRTUAL EVENT "Distant Immortal Eternal Feminine Beloved: Beethoven in 2020" is a livestream event featuring Washington and Lee University faculty: Scott Williamson, tenor, and William McCorkle, piano. Watch November 7 at 8 p.m. from wherever you are.

VIRTUAL EVENT Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya will perform from Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts November 14 at 7:30. Join the event via livestream for an incredible evening of magical artistry.



COVID might have slowed us down a bit in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County, but our creative businesses are working through it and around it. Join in and support as you are able. Enjoy!

Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen is open for curbside pickup and limited indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations are required and groups are limited to eight people or fewer. Place your curbside pickup order through ToastTakeOut or make a reservation through Resy.

Great Valley Farm Brewery & Winery is hosting food trucks for your snacking/meal ease while sampling their beverages.

Fairfield Rescue Squad is stirring up a batch of Brunswick Stew November 14. Come by between noon and 1 p.m. to take home a hot meal that supports a great community cause.

VIRTUAL EVENT Southern Inn Restaurant's Chef George Huger is offering a virtual cooking class in partnership with Rockbridge Area Health Center. Called Palate, Plate & Pleasure, it's your invitation to learn something new with one of our area's greatest culinary artists while also giving back. Your participation helps to keep health costs low for our area's low income residents. All ingredients and wine will be provided.


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