Things to Do in Charlottesville, VA – November 2014

Looking out our window at all the beautiful fall foliage here at Foxfield Inn reminds us that autumn is the most wonderful time of the year here in Charlottesville, VA. Just take a look at these exciting events in November that celebrate our region’s arts, flavors, harvests, and creativity.

Events at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s home is a wonderful place to tour any time of year, but be sure to take advantage of the knowledgeable staff at these exciting events offered at Monticello this month:
11/1 Falling Leaves and Winter Trees Walk
11/15 Vinegar Making Workshop
11/20 and 11/22 Owl Prowl
11/22 Cooking Unusual Vegetables
11/28-11/30 Wreath Workshops

Hot Air Ballooning at Trump Winery
Sunday, November 2, 2-5pm
To celebrate the end of the harvest season, Trump Winery is offering tethered hot air balloon rides over their estate. What a great way to see the fall color! Consider pre-ordering one of their gourmet picnics, or simply enjoy their wines by the bottle or glass, a seasonal signature cocktail, and live music.

Mix at Ix at 6 Happy Hour
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
Stop by Al Hamraa in the IX Building for sangria, hummus, dolmas, and Moroccan meatballs. Mingle with art (and humans) for a lively social scene. Great stop on your way to dinner Downtown.

Virginia Film Festival
November 6-9
One of the most popular festivals in our state, the Virginia Film Festival draws a huge crowd of film enthusiasts, actors, directors, and more. From film screenings to lectures to parties, check the full schedule here to plan your visit during this exciting time of year.

Artisans Studio Tour
November 8-9, 10am-5pm
The 20th Annual Artisans Studio Tour allows you to visit our region’s most celebrated artists and craftspeople up close and personal. From pottery to furniture, wood turning to basket-weaving, jewelry and fabrics to stained glass, the tour is filled with demonstrations and displays to glimpse the creative process at work. A great opportunity to find some unique gifts for your home or loved ones. See a map of participating studios here.

Free Bridge Quintet at Old Cabell Hall
November 8, 8pm
The Free Bridge Quintet is the University of Virginia’s faculty jazz ensemble. They are renowned locally and nationally, and their concerts never disappoint. If you enjoy live jazz, this is an evening you won’t want to miss.

TEDx Charlottesville at the Paramount
November 14, 9am
Independently organized as an offshoot from the annual TED conferences, TEDx Charlottesville brings together speakers and performers from all walks of life who have unique, surprising, or unusual ideas to share to make our world a better place. Purchase tickets online here to take part in this inspiring all-day event.

Cider Week Virginia

November 14-23
With as many fantastic varieties of apples in our region, it’s no wonder that cider has seen a resurgence as the hippest beverage of choice. Celebrate cider with a week’s worth of events, tours, tastings, and classes. Check the full schedule here for dates and locations.

Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery
November 15-16, 12-5pm
Raw, steamed, fried, or stewed, however you like your oysters you can enjoy the freshest from Rappahannock River Oyster Co. at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery with live music, crabcakes, and, of course, wine.

Holiday Wreath and Decor Workshop at Pharsalia
November 23, 2-4:30pm
Ready to get your home decorated for the holidays? Learn some new techniques while creating your own pieces to take home at this workshop. Register in advance to secure your spot.

At this time of year, there’s something for everyone. How else can we at Foxfield Inn help you to make your November visit to Charlottesville special?


Your Innkeepers,
Dan & Kathryn Bundy
Foxfield Inn | A Charlottesville, VA Bed and Breakfast

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