June in Hunt Country

A creative and organized workspace featuring elements from The Scout Guide, with a calendar open to the month of June surrounded by decorative floral postcards, a magnifying glass, a wax seal stamp, fresh flowers, a wooden box displaying butterflies, and themed books in coordinating colors, presenting an aesthetic blend of organization and nature-inspired design.

Dear Friends,

We have some incredible events in Hunt Country for the month of June! Enjoy the stunning gardens at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, sip on some wonderful wine at The Locke Store, enjoy a wine dinner with The Whole Ox and Rappahannock Cellars, go spectate at the 171st Upperville Colt and Horse Show…the list goes on! Get out there and enjoy it.


An image showcasing a flat lay composition that includes a central focus on a terracotta-colored notebook with the title "The Scout Guide" emblazoned in gold with a compass-like emblem. Surrounding the notebook are various elements associated with gardening, such as plant clippings with roots exposed, soil, a pack of organic seeds, a trowel, and fresh flowers, creating a cohesive theme of nature and exploration. The scene is garnished with vintage-looking envelopes, stamps, and brass scissors, conveying a sense of nostalgic correspondence intertwined with outdoor discovery.

First Saturday Wine Tasting
June 1st | 12-2pm | The Buttery | Details
Head to The Buttery for a feature wine tasting! First Saturday Tastings include up to 12 wines and small bites prepared by Executive Chef Ellie McMillen. 10% off wine purchased from this event.

The Upperville Colt and Horse Show
June 3rd-9th | Upperville Colt and Horse Show grounds | Details
Visit the 171st edition of the historic Upperville Colt and Horse Show, the Nation’s Oldest Horseshow. This is a Hunt Country must-see.

Middleburg Farmer’s Market
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 20th | Middleburg | Details
Grab your market bag and head to Middleburg every Saturday to stock up on fresh produce, local finds and more!

Buchanan Hall Farmer’s Market
June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th | 4:30-7:30pm | Buchanan Hall | Details
Head to Buchanan Hall for a wonderful farmer’s market every Wednesday from 4:30-7:30pm!

Equestrian rider in black attire on a gray horse mid-jump over blue and white obstacles with the MARS Equestrian sponsorship logo, set against a backdrop of spectators and lush green mountains, embodying the adventurous spirit of The Scout Guide.

Saturday Tasting at The Locke Store
June 8th | 12-3pm | The Locke Store | Details
Jeff Latchum from Williams Corner Wine will be at The Locke Store to feature some fresh summer wines from their fantastic, environmentally conscious portfolio! 10% off featured wine.

A Tour of the Garden and Gallery at Oak Spring
June 14th-15th | 9am-4pm | The Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
Be inspired by Bunny Mellon’ formal walled garden and bask in the shade of the Mary Potter crabapple arbor as you take a self-guided stroll through the marvelous landscape in Upperville, Virginia. Selections from “Fantastic Flora” a digital educational exhibit that blends art, culture, history, and science to explore the role of plants in both human history and the natural world will be featured. Also on display is “Oak Spring: A Place to Grow” an exhibition featuring artwork by alumni of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s Residency and Fellowship Programs.

Saturday Tasting at The Locke Store
June 15th | 12-3pm| The Locke Store | Details
Head to The Locke Store for a wine tasting with Nate Walsh, a career winegrower. Starting as a cellar rat at Horton Vineyards, in Central, Virginia, he went on to work in vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley and Central Otago before spending seven years as the winemaker and vineyard manager for Sunset Hills Vineyard, in Purcellville, Virginia, during a time of large expansion. It was during this time that he began searching for a site from which he knew one could create truly premium Virginia wine. As always, 10% off featured wine.

Summer Bouquet Workshop with C&S Homestead
June 15th | 6-9pm | Slater Run Vineyards | Details
Join C&S Homestead at Slater Run Vineyards for an evening at the winery creating your own spring bouquet masterpiece under the guidance of local floral design master and grower, Sharla Bond of C&S Farmstead (flowers and vase included). Attendees are welcome to enjoy Slater Run’s club member night featuring live music by Boo Snider and dinner by Sexi Mexi.

An idyllic garden scene with allium flowers in the foreground, a set of wrought iron chairs and a table in the middle ground, all bathed in soft sunlight. The backdrop features a textured stone wall with climbing green vines and a tree with delicate blooms reminiscent of the Scout Guide's emphasis on curated local beauty and charm.
Stunning alliums at The Oak Spring Garden Foundation. Photo courtesy of The Oak Spring Garden Foundation.

Father’s Day at Blue Rock
June 16th | 4pm | Blue Rock | Details
In honor of the Fathers and Father figures in you life, join the Blue Rock for a 5 course “Blue Rock Steakhouse” Tasting menu!

Summer Solstice Feast in the Field
June 21st | 5:30-8:30pm | The Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
The Oak Spring Garden Foundation cordially invites you to the vegetable fields at the Biocultural Conservation Farm (BCCF) to celebrate the summer solstice! Guests will stroll through the BCCF’s walled garden while enjoying light bites and drinks, including a signature summer-inspired cocktail. The cocktail hour will be followed by a family-style dinner prepared by OSGF’s Chef Jason Neve and visiting Chef in Residence Douglas Taylor and will highlight a diverse medley of summer crops grown at the BCCF.

Summer Winemaker’s Dinner with The Whole Ox
June 22nd | 6:30pm | Rappahannock Cellars | Details
We are so incredibly excited for the Summer Winemaker’s Dinner with two of our wonderful members, The Whole Ox and Rappahannock Cellars! Indulge in a decadent culinary experience at a true slow food farm-to-table dinner, hosted by local butchers Amanda and Derek Luhowiak from the renowned Whole Ox in Marshall, VA. in true Whole Ox style, this dinner will be served ‘family style’ at tables of 6 or 8.  Savor every bite of thoughtfully prepared dishes made with locally sourced, ethically raised meats, expertly crafted and expertly paired with fresh, seasonal ingredients and of course, Rappahannock Wine! Immerse yourself in the flavors of the region. Join in for an unforgettable evening of exquisite dining and celebrate the beauty of local, sustainable food and wine. Limited to 50 seats.

A mouthwatering cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and bacon on a toasted bun, served in a compostable container, accompanied by a can of Pilsner and a pint glass with The Scout Guide branding, all presented on a weathered wooden outdoor table with a hint of flora in the background.
The Whole Ox’s famous burger, the perfect summer feast! Photo courtesy The Whole Ox.

Saturday Wine Tasting at The Locke Store
June 22nd | 12-3pm | The Locke Store | Details
You know the drill, head to The Locke Store for a fabulous wine tasting and receive 10% off featured wine.

Wine Tasting at The Locke Store
May 25th | 12-3pm | The Locke Store | Details
Join The Locke Store every Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and try some fantastic wines from their wine reps, local winemakers, and familiar friends!


Alt text: A book cover entitled "The Gardens of Bunny Mellon" with a central view through an open door leading out to a beautifully landscaped garden pathway. The text on the cover credits Linda Holden as the author, with photographs by Roger Foley, and mentions a foreword by Hubert de Givenchy and an introduction by Sir Peter Crane, encapsulating the essence of The Scout Guide's appreciation for elegance and design.
The Gardens of Bunny Mellon”, by Linda Jane Holden.

Linda Jane Holden
As a brand new member of The Scout Guide Hunt Country, we are so excited to promote Linda Jane Holden’s gorgeous book, The Gardens of Bunny Mellon! As summer rolls around, this is the perfect book to gift, to bring home for your coffee table, and to keep on your nightstand to enjoy incredible images and the story of the iconic Bunny Mellon’s garden as told by Linda. This really is a must-have for anyone who wants a peak into Bunny Mellon’s storied life.


Trump’s Electrical Service
For June, Trump’s Electrical Service is offering 20% off all car charger (EV) installations!

A flat lay of gardening and The Scout Guide-inspired items including a card with an inspirational quote, notebooks with sunburst logos, gardening gloves, fresh flowers, seed packets, and vintage-style postcards strewn across a tabletop.

Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!