Friday, March 11, 2011

The 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival

It's a great day to be Irish!
The 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day festival and parade at Blue & Gray Brewing Company is tomorrow, Saturday, March 12.

The parade steps off at NOON and includes fire trucks, classic cars, high school marching band, community organizations, Irish dancers, horses, military equipment and local pageant winners. The parade ends at Blue & Gray Brewing. Beginning at 11am there will be Irish songs, Irish and Highland dancers, and a magician with Christian themes performing throughout the day. This is a very family-friendly event. A shamrock facepainter and craft table (free) for the kids will be there too.

Between 10:30am and 2:00pm get your corned beef, cabbage, potato, and a beer (or bottled water) meals for $5.00 ($7.00 day of). Proceeds from meals benefit local Volunteer Fire & Rescue Departments. Get advance meal tokens at Roxbury Mills and at the brewery. A limited number of meal tickets available the day of event. You can also visit historic railroad cars of the Rappahannock Chapter - NRHS on site beginning at 10:00am. The festivities end at 3:30pm.

Lee's Retreat brewpub will be open too.  You can't get the $5 fundraiser meal inside, but the full menu will be available.  It's recommended that you make reservations if you plan to visit the brewpub this Saturday.

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