Happy 2018, Farm Friends!

Like you, we have been bundled up and taking advantage of these cold, quiet days of January, to burrow down and weigh out all of the options that this New Year may yield.

The one big question, which is currently on a lot of minds in the area, is whether or not we will be hosting The Homecoming Festival again in June.  While we all had an amazing time last year, we are in agreement with Green Hops Productions, and have decided to take a year off to build stronger partnerships that will ultimately help to make The Homecoming Festival even bigger and better in 2019. We look forward to bringing back this Alleghany County music and arts festival on June 7th, 8th and 9th in 2019, and will not only be incorporating a mountain bike race, but also look forward to integrating a new Virginia art installment in 2019. The Homecoming premise won’t change, and we anticipate having more amazing Virginia musicians, in addition to some great Virginia food and retail vendors! Stay tuned here and on Facebook as details unfold!

We are actively working on our summer concert series, and over the next few weeks, will be encouraging local Virginia bands to submit their information to be considered for “Homecoming” and other 2018 opportunities. If you have someone in mind that may be a good fit, tell them to drop us a line here: info@greenhopsproductions.com

If there is one thing that we couldn’t be more excited about, (other than weddings) it is the planting of our hops in a few months once the sun brings us more warmth! For those interested in our hops project, we will be hosting a free educational workshop in March. We look forward to teaching those interested in our community more about this heirloom Virginia crop, and how they can “hop” on board here in Virginia!

In recap, I am pleased to say that our first annual “Brew Year’s Eve” event was a success! The band, The Antecedents, out of Pulaski County, Virginia, were absolutely amazing, and we can’t speak more highly of them. Without doubt, we will be having them back here at The Farm, and we hope that those that missed them on NYE, are able to next time take advantage of the fun, sing-a-long, and dancable atmosphere that they bring to the table. We look forward to our “Brew Years Eve” event becoming an Alleghany tradition, and hope to see more friendly, and familiar faces again next year!

We are proud to be one of the businesses in Alleghany County, Virginia that is #uniquelyalleghany and we look forward to another fun, successful, and impactful year! Spread the love and let your friends know who we are, where we are, and what we are doing here in southwest Virginia.

Our next blog post will be targeted toward “brides-to-be” with the focus of content centered around the upcoming 2018 wedding trends. If there is one thing that is an on-going passion for us, it is weddings and love. We adore love, new chapters and happy endings, and we love sharing in your love! Regardless if you choose our venue, we hope to help, and want to make sure that we spread the tech tips that will help make your special day even more special!

Blessings to you and yours for a healthy, prosperous, and inspiring 2018! Cheers!