May in Hunt Country

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Dear Friends,

This Spring has been absolutely stunning here in Hunt Country. This month is filled to the brim with outdoor events promising to be beautiful and we encourage you to think of your beloved small businesses first when getting that special something for Mom (hello, Mother’s Day!) and for any time you are out and about enjoying local.


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The Virginia Gold Cup
May 4th | 11am-4:30pm | Great Meadow | Details
Join in on one of Hunt Country’s most anticipated Spring events, the 99th running of the historic Virginia Gold Cup! Be sure to wear your most colorful tailgating attire, and get ready to watch some of the best steeplechase horses thunder around this gorgeous track.

Paint Out: Independent Work Session for Artists
May 4th | 8am-12pm | Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
The Oak Spring Garden Foundation is pleased to host this unique opportunity for practicing artists to visit and paint, draw or create other works inspired by the beauty found within the formal walled garden of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. This event is designed for practicing artists, such as plein air painters or botanical illustrators, or other artists who work outdoors and who are able to bring their own supplies and materials.

An Exploration of Landscape and History
May 4th | 9am-4:30pm | Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
The Oak Spring landscape is full of hidden history – in the trees, the rocks, the rock walls, and the arrangement of forest and field. On this one-day program guests will explore the countryside of Oak Spring and Rokeby and learn to see the landscape through a lens of history, and of contemporary ecology and the ways each one leads to the other.

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Oak Spring Garden Foundation in full bloom. Photo courtesy Oak Spring Garden Foundation.

Wine Tasting at The Buttery
May 4th | 12-2pm | The Buttery | Details
Sarah Walsh will leading a tasting at The Buttery on May 4th. Sarah comes from a background of fine dining, fine wine sales, and wine education. This First Saturday tasting will be entirely composed of Italian wines and co-led by Lauren Wiersma, Winebow’s Italian Wine Specialist! Each flight will feature three wines from one winery, allowing guests to delve deep into the stories, people, and wine of each producer. First Saturday Tastings include up to 12 wines and small bites prepared by Executive Chef Ellie McMillen. 10% off wine purchased from this event.

Tea in Mrs. Mellon’s Garden
May 11th | 11am-1pm | Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
Please join the Oak Spring Garden Foundation this Mother’s Day weekend to celebrate the mother, grandmother or special woman in your life while enjoying the beauty of Mrs. Mellon’s spring garden. As musicians play, indulge in a selection of fine teas and a variety of sweet and savory offerings prepared by their Chef Jason Neve. Garden party attire is recommended and guests should be prepared to walk .25 miles to and from the Formal garden across uneven surfaces and gravel. Please be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Tickets are extremely limited for this first time special event!

Book Signing with author Sean Scherer
May 8-11th | 12-3pm | Crème de la Crème locations
Crème de la Crème is honored to be hosting author Sean Scherer with the release of his new book, Vignettes. Scherer is scheduled at all Crème de la Crème locations May 8th-11th from 12pm – 3pm.

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Ariane Solari of The Paradise Antiques. Photo by Gregorio Photography for The Scout Guide Hunt Country.

Wine Tasting at The Locke Store
May 11th | 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! 10% off featured wine.

The Paradise Antiques Open House
May 10th-11th | 10am-5pm | The Paradise Antiques
Celebrate The Paradise Antique’s 5 year anniversary with an Open House! Everyone is welcome. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and visitors can enjoy a 10% discount on everything!

Mother’s Day Bouquets
May 11th | 10am-4pm | Crème de la Crème Boutique
Visit Crème de la Crème in Middleburg on May 11th, 10am – 4pm to build your bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day with Bridget Wilson Flowers! Select from 3 different colored Vietri vases (Clear, Green, & Amber) and join flower expert, Bridget Wilson, in picking out an array of flowers from her collection. 

Four bottles of various wines are displayed in front of a green door, featuring selections from sparkling to rose and cabernet sauvignon, capturing the essence of The Scout Guide's curated lifestyle.
A slew of gorgeous wines available at The Locke Store. Photo courtesy The Locke Store.

Mother’s Day at Red Fox Inn and Tavern
May 12th | 12:30pm-4:30pm | The Red Fox Inn and Tavern | Details
Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Red Fox with your loved ones! Their four course dinner experience features unique game and seafood dishes that combine time-honored cooking techniques with alluring seasonality.

Mother’s Day at Blue Rock
May 12th | 4pm | Blue Rock | Details
Join Blue Rock in celebrating the Mothers and Maternal figures in your life with a special 5 course tasting menu this Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12th!

Wine Tasting at The Locke Store
May 18th | 12-3pm | The Locke Store | Details
Join The Locke Store every Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and try some fantastic wines! They will be offering 10% off featured wine.

Art in the Burg
May 11th | 10:30am-4pm | Middleburg | Details
Art in the Burg is back! Head on down to South Madison and Federal Streets for the best art street festival around!

Biodiversity Walk
May 18th | 9am-12pm | Oak Spring Garden Foundation | Details
Join the Biodiversity Conservation Team for a biodiversity walk across the forests and meadows at OSGF. The morning will consist of a walking tour across parts of the 700-acre property to highlight spring flora and fauna as well as conservation land management practices implemented here at the foundation. Novice and seasoned wildlife watchers welcome!

A delicately plated gourmet experience presented in an ornate cup and saucer set featuring a rustic floral pattern, with The Scout Guide aesthetics, showcasing a harmonious blend of edible flowers, fresh herbs, and savory components, creating a visually appealing and appetizing dish set against a dark wood background.
Treat Mom to a stunning dinner at Blue Rock! Photo courtesy Blue Rock.

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!


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Aiyana Atelier’s Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift. Photo courtesy Aiyana Atelier.

Aiyana Atelier
Celebrate the Superwoman in your life with the Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift from Aiyana Atelier! This Mother’s Day, show your appreciation for the incredible woman who has always been there for you with a luxurious gift that will make her feel pampered and cherished with the Aiyana Atelier Mother’s Day bundle. Treat Mom to something truly wonderful this year with a suite of AnteAGE MD products, renowned for their advanced anti-aging technology. This exclusive Mother’s Day bundle comes beautifully packaged in a custom Aiyana travel bag, perfect for Mom’s travel needs. As an extra touch of indulgence, we’ve tucked in a $100 gift card, inviting Mom to treat herself to any of our rejuvenating services or products.

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Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!