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Things to Do in Rappahannock

A few things to do in Rappahannock!


  • Buy a HOME or some LAND. (I can help you with this one! But there’s so much more!)
  • Buy grass-fed beef from Kattle1 Beef.
  • Pick blueberries at Muskrat Haven Farm.
  • Stop for an ice cream cone at Hackley’s Store.
  • Taste some Rappahannock wine at one of our EIGHT wineries.
  • Enjoy a sunset!
  • Attend a concert at The Theatre at Washington VA.
  • Thank Nancy and Dick Raines for sharing The Theatre with us!
  • Hike a trail in Shenandoah National Park.
  • Look for morels (“merkels” to some)! Sh-h-h-h-h…
  • Buy something floral at Flourish Root.
  • Drink at brew at Ale Works or Pen Druid.
  • Learn about herbal healing at Green Comfort Herbal Education.
  • Eat a pizza at RPK (Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen)!
  • Buy an antique at Copper Fox.
  • Sip some cider or mead at Hinson Ford Cider & Mead.
  • Eat breakfast at the Country Cafe.
  • Buy farm-fresh eggs from Full Circle Equine.
  • Order a “quarter beef” from Williams Farm.
  • Buy equestrian wear at Horse and Hound.
  • Buy a t-shirt or chair at Happy Camper!
  • Buy a bushel of apples from Lee’s Orchard.
  • Enjoy some nectarines from Jenkins Orchard.
  • Eat a peach from Moore’s Orchard.
  • Pick out a table from Antique Tables Made Daily.
  • Take a tour of Wasmund’s Distillery.
  • Purchase art at Haley Fine Art in Sperryville.
  • Mail a postcard at the Washington PO.
  • Buy something natural at Green Valley Naturals in Sperryville.
  • Sleep at Gay Street Inn.
  • Get your hair cut at Hair Gallery or the Beauty Box!
  • Enjoy a sandwich or soup at Skyward Café.
  • Follow the Civil War Trail.
  • Attend a Firemen’s Carnival.
  • Relax on the patio, with your mutt at Tula’s Restaurant.
  • Attend the Farm Tour.
  • Buy a copy of the Rappahannock News.
  • Browse for treasures at Hazel River Arts and Antiques.
  • Make a reservation at Three Blacksmiths in Sperryville.
  • Consume Terri’s chicken salad at the Corner Store.
  • Use your own mug at Griffin Tavern.
  • Photograph some stone walls.
  • Build something!
  • Rescue a box turtle from the highway.
  • Listen to the chorus of peeps in the spring.
  • Get a massage at the Little Washington Spa.
  • Watch a bald eagle soar over Massies Corner.
  • Appreciate the Fall color!
  • Appreciate the Spring color!
  • Be inspired at River District Arts.
  • Sip a latte on the terrace at Before and After in Sperryville.
  • Cool off with a milkshake at Burgers ‘n Things.
  • Get your car tuned up at Shaws’ Service Center.
  • Fill up your tank at Hillsdale Store.
  • Fish in the Thornton River!
  • Shop to your heart’s content at Roy’s Farm Market.
  • Have a fabulous dinner at Blue Door Kitchen in Flint Hill.
  • Tube down the Rappahannock River.
  • Play Trivia at the Griffin Tavern.
  • Buy tickets for Taste of Rappahannock in September.
  • Attend a concert at Castleton Farms.
  • Attend the Piedmont Blues Festival in Woodville in September.
  • Enjoy dinner at The Inn at Little Washington.
  • Make a campfire.
  • Toast a marshmallow.
  • Swim in a river.
  • Join the Garden Club.
  • Buy some plants.
  • Plant some plants.
  • Join a Fire Department.
  • Tell your story as “No Ordinary Person”.
  • Ride a horse!
  • Meet Judy at the Historical Society.
  • Cheer on the RCHS Panthers at a football game.
  • Take a pilates class.
  • Stretch in Susan, Kit, or Miranda’s yoga class.
  • Bid at the CCLC Auction.
  • Work out at Stonewall Abbey Wellness in Sperryville.
  • Dry flowers for the Trinity House Tour.
  • Buy organic at Waterpenny Farm!
  • Volunteer at the Food Pantry.
  • Raise some chickens!
  • Take in the Artists and Studios Tour in November.
  • Attend a high school band concert!
  • Audition for a RAAC Community Theatre production!
  • March in the Christmas Parade.
  • Walk!
  • Inhale!
  • Laugh!
  • Relax!
  • Visit with the locals!
  • Journal your trip!
  • Plan your next visit!
  • There is ALWAYS something interesting to do here!




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