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6 Not-to-Miss Festivals Happening in the Next 6 Weekends

Between Memorial Day Weekend and July 4th, there are dozens of events happening at Wintergreen Resort. That’s why summer is one of the best times to visit! No matter your interests, you are sure to find a festival or celebration that you will remember for the rest of your life.

Though there’s always something happening at Wintergreen Resort, there are six events that you cannot miss this year. Use our quick guide to the summer festivities to plan your holiday weekends. Don’t forget to use our helpful Wintergreen Resort visitor’s directory to find even more fun things to do!

beer from Virginia brewery

Love Food and Beer? Visit This Festival

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Dates: May 27th – 28th | Time: 11 AM – 5 PM Saturday, 11 AM – 3 PM Sunday

As part of the highly anticipated Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Wintergreen Resort is hosting its popular Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival! Sample some of Virginia’s finest craft beers from microbreweries while you enjoy the fresh air and great music. Cashless Society will open for the festivities at 11 AM on Saturday, followed by Eli Cook at 1 PM and Bluezonia at 3 PM. On Sunday, Chickenhead Blues will play at 11 AM followed by John Spear Band at 1 PM.

biking in the moutains

Love Being Outdoors? Go to These Events

Cliffhanger Challenge Bike Race

Date: May 27th | Times: 7:30 AM last-minute registration, 10 AM race starts

Visiting Wintergreen Resort during Memorial Day Weekend? Compete with the best during the Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike Race! Now in its fourth year, the Cliffhanger Challenge bike race will test your endurance as you carve along the mountain and climb some of the most rugged terrain at the resort.

Cliffhanger Challenge Trail Run

Date: May 28th | Times: 7:30 AM last-minute registration, 10 AM race starts

A Memorial Day Weekend at Wintergreen Resort isn’t complete without the trail running portion of the Cliffhanger Challenge! You’ll love the exhilaration of surpassing the competition on a sprint up and down the winding paths.

Both the mountain bike race and the trail run are part of the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Series, which kicks off Memorial Day Weekend, takes place on Labor Day Weekend, and concludes on Columbus Day Weekend.

Lake Monocan

Lake Monocan

Spending Time with Loved Ones? Start Here

Day at the Lake

Date: May 29th | Times: 12 PM – 3 PM

Summertime at Wintergreen Resort doesn’t truly start until the Day at the Lake. As part of the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Day at the Lake is an event packed with games, contests, and fun along Lake Monocan. Bring your sunglasses and your loved ones for partner competitions!

Father’s Day Weekend

Dates: June 16th – 18th

Come out to Wintergreen Resort for a fun-filled Father’s Day Weekend in June! Dads of all ages can enjoy golfing on the premier courses, eating a delicious meal from the resort restaurants, and relaxing at the spa with specials just for the guys.

4th of July Jubilee

Dates: June 30th – July 4th

The pinnacle of summer fun is July 4th weekend at Wintergreen Resort! During the 4th of July Jubilee, spend time outside watching movies under the stars, catch a view of the mountain peaks and valleys on a chairlift ride, and celebrate Independence Day mountain-style with an incredible block party! Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will feature a Craft Fair, and Monday night the mountain will light up with fireworks.

Find Your Favorite Place in the Mountains

With all of these events happening just this summer, it’s no wonder Wintergreen Resort is one of America’s favorite vacation destinations! If you’ve been considering buying your own vacation home, we can help you with everything you need. Easily search for properties here, explore Wintergreen’s best communities, and learn what to expect from the buying process.

We’re more than happy to talk with you about your plans and help you find the best home, condo, or townhome. Call us at (877) 296-9860.

Enjoy the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

French Horn player What are you doing this summer? How about celebrating music, food, arts, and culture at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival?

The month-long festival is now in its second week, and there are some impressive events and performances coming up. See what’s in store for the rest of July 2015.

Seminars and Performances July 20th – August 2nd

From music seminars in the mornings, to songwriting workshops, to cooking classes, to live performances, there is an event for every interest at the festival. Here’s just a taste of the upcoming events:

  • Dinner and a Movie
  • Music in Unusual Places
  • Wine Tasting with a “Twist”
  • Hike with Us
  • Invoke: The 2015 Fellowship String Quartet Performance
  • String Masterclass with Composer Daron Hagen
  • Rootstone Jug Band
  • Conducting Class
  • and so many more!

View the full calendar of events on the Summer Music Festival’s website.

Blue Ridge Mountains sunriseAbout the 20th Annual Wintergreen Music Festival

This year, the festival is celebrating 20 years of filling the Blue Ridge Mountains with pleasant melodies, outstanding food, and showcases in history and literature. You can’t help but get inspired during these events.

Celebrate Wintergreen Culture as a Resident

More than just music festivals happen in Wintergreen. If you’d like to know more about this area and what makes it a prime spot for events like the Summer Music Festival, contact us at (877) 296-9860 or at service@goWintergreen.com.

Memorial Day Weekend Festivities at Wintergreen Resort

Go Wintergreen for Memorial Day Weekend

Head to Wintergreen Resort for a fun-filled Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy great food, live music, and more this year between May 22 and May 25.

Kick off the weekend with storytelling around a bonfire followed by live music on Friday night beginning at 8 PM.

On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy an All American Breakfast Buffet at the Copper Mine Bistro, a children’s program at the Treehouse, an arts and crafts showcase, a block party, and more!

Then finish off the weekend by spending a day at the lake on Monday, May 25. Lake Monocan is open for the season.

Make sure to visit the full schedule of exciting events.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Sit back and enjoy great local bands perform in the Battle of the BCrowd of people enjoying music concertands, blues style, as the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival begins on Saturday, May 23. While you’re there, be sure to also check out the Battle of the Brews featuring local micro breweries.

The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday between 11 AM and 6 PM. Come out and support local bands and breweries!

Cliffhanger Challenge Mountain Bike Race and Trail Run

As part of the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Wintergreen presents the annual Cliffhanger Challenge. The mountain bike race is back for its third year, and 2015 marks the debut of the trail run.

The cross-country Mountain Bike Race will have three levels. Beginner racers will take one lap, sport racers will take two laps, and expert racers will take three laps around the nearly 6-mile course. The race follows Wintergreen’s ski terrain from Acorn to Highlands and will feature lots of challenging elevation changes. Prizes will include gift certificates and tickets for the lift, tubing, and recreation to use at Wintergreen Resort.

The first annual Cliffhanger Challenge Trail Run is 7k course that goes from Acorn to Highlands. There are one- and two-lap divisions for participants. Proceeds from the race will help support the Wintergreen Nature Foundation.

For more information, check out the Cliffhanger Challenge information page.

Invest in a Home at Wintergreen Resort

Experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, including Memorial Day weekend celebrations. Find a beautiful vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every season. Wintergreen Resort offers golf course homes, ski front condos, walk to ski condos, and more.

If you’re interested in buying a Wintergreen Resort home or selling your vacation home, contact us and let the Chase Team, the source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs, give you the results you’re looking for.

Until next time,

Brian

Slide and Splash Bash Weekend at Wintergreen Resort

Send Off Wintergreen Resort’s Snowsports Season in Style

Wintergreen Resort Slide and Splash Weekend The winter snowsports season is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun ends at Wintergreen. Soak up the last of the snow and celebrate the upcoming warmth at Slide and Splash Bash Weekend at Wintergreen Resort.

Terrain Park Party

Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22 | 10am

Terrain Park will be expanded to include ALL of Dobie! The energy on the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains will be at an all-time high this weekend. Show off your skills and be prepared for a fantastic time!

Helmets and valid lift tickets required.

Pond Skimming

Saturday, March 21 | 2pm

Strap on your skis or snowboard and fly down the hill fast enough to make it across the water waiting for you at the bottom of the slope! Points for costume creativity are counted.

Costumes and valid lift tickets required. Registration begins at 10am and awards are at 2:30pm. 

Skiing and Riding

Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22 | 9am-5pm

Get your ski or snowboard on and enjoy one of the final weekends on the slopes at Wintergreen Resort!

To learn more and for videos of last year’s fun, visit the official Wintergreen Resort Slide and Splash Bash Weekend page. This is sure to be a weekend you don’t want to miss!

Invest in a Second Home at Wintergreen

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homesski front condos, walk to ski condos, and many more.

Contact us and let the Chase Team, the source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs, help you find your piece of paradise!

If you’re considering selling your Wintergreen property, find out the value of your property and list with the Chase Team for the results you want.

Until next time,

Brian Chase

 

WinterFest Weekend 2015 at Wintergreen Resorts

Winter Fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Ski Fun in WintergreenWinterFest Weekend is back! This weekend at Wintergreen Resorts (Friday, January 23 – Sunday, January 25), enjoy live entertainment, brush up on your skills on the slopes, watch and participate in exhilarating freestyle winter sports, and honor our nation’s veterans.

Every day this weekend, slopes open at 9am for skiing and snowboarding. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite WinterFest events – you won’t want to miss these!

“True Blue” Ridge with Guest Speaker Tommy Stafford

Nature Foundation at Wintergreen | Friday, 6-8pm

Whip up your signature dish and join your neighbors for a potluck dinner, featuring special guest Tommy Stafford, founder of Blue Ridge Life magazine. Tommy will speak on his personal story, the magazine, and life in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Share in great dinner and conversation. Dessert is provided!

Live Entertainment by Maybe Tomorrow

The Edge | Friday and Saturday, 9:30pm – closing

After hours, enjoy a good time and live music by Maybe Tomorrow. Catch and eclectic set list of all your favorite rock, rap, and country party songs. Maybe Tomorrow covers every artist from Bob Marley and Kings of Leon to Wiz Khalifa and Kenny Chesney, with a few originals thrown into the mix.

Women’s Ski Clinic

Friday, 9am-2pm and Sunday, 7:45-10:45am

Ladies, strap on your skies. Improve your skills in a comfortable environment with the help of friendly, qualified instructors. Wintergreen’s PSIA instructors are patient and passionate – you’ll learn to love skiing as much as they do. Lunch and instruction is provided, lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in lesson price.

Friday clinics – $135/lesson, or $525 for package of all 5.
Offered January 23, 30, and February 6, 13, and 20.

Sunday clinics – $115/lesson, or $400 for package of all 4.
Offered January 25, February 1, 8, and 22.

USASA Slopestyle

Terrain Park | Saturday and Sunday, 8am

Flow through a series of obstacles including rails, jumps and other terrain features. Become a better competitive rider on this challenging slopestyle course. Aim for amplitude, difficulty, originality and overall quality in your best freestyle tricks.

Freestyle Double Cross Event

Terrain Park | Sunday, 11:30am

This weekend marks the first of a series of three freestyle events throughout the season. Points will be tallied throughout all events, and great prizes will be awarded to the winners. In this exciting winter sport, four competitors at a time race through a specially designed terrain track. The competition is open to snowboarders and skiers of all ages.

Registration is at Freestyle (Mountain Inn)from 8:30-10am, followed by practice runs and a rider’s meeting at Terrain Park. The main event begins at 11:30. Awards are at Blue Ridge Terrace, one hour after conclusion of the event.

For more information and weekend events, view the Wintergreen WinterFest event schedule.

 

Honor Wounded Veterans with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

This weekend at Wintergreen is built around finding new possibilities, setting new limits, and providing time for fun and relaxation. During Wintergreen Adaptive Sports’ annual Wounded Veteran’s Weekend, honored guests will be provided all meals and housing, have the opportunity to ski or snowboard with experienced adaptive instructors, and will have ample time to relax at the beautiful Wintergreen Resort with their loved ones.

 

Wintergreen Vacation Homes

The Wintergreen community is a great place area for families and people of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a mountaintop retreat or a fun getaway, Wintergreen has something for everybody in all seasons. View our available listings or let us know what you’re looking for, and the Chase Team will help you find it.
Until next time,

Brian Chase