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RivahFest 2011: A fun-filled local celebration
imageMore than 15,000 visitors are expected to flood Prince Street in downtown Tappahannock Saturday, June 18, for the Tappahannock-Essex RivahFest. Now in its ninth year, the event offers a variety of activities and vendors. Organized by the Tappahannock RivahFest Steering Committee, the annual festival kicks off at 10 a.m. and lasts well into the evening. Admission is free and shuttle services are also provided all day, free of charge.

Welcome to Saluda
imageSaluda is a crossroads village at the intersection of Business Routes 17 and 33, It was created in the 1850s as an alternative location for the Middlesex County seat, which up to that time had been in Urbanna. Thomas Waring Fauntleroy bought 1,030 acres of land in the area known today as Saluda and built his home, “Oakenham,” in 1837. The old three-story home still stands behind Middlesex High School, which is about a block from the courthouse.


Visit Historic Stratford Hall Plantation
imageWhether you’re a resident or visitor to the region, take a day to explore the backcountry of the Northern Neck and discover the ‘roots’ of some of the leaders who shaped our nation. Experience plantation life as it was lived by the Lees of Stratford—a family of colonists, revolutionaries, nation builders and secessionists.


Reliving the Civil War in the 21st century
imageThe American Civil War started 150 years ago this year and for those wanting to relive some of the drama of battle and the lifestyle during those times, a visit to a reenactment provides a glimpse into the horrors of war and grind of camp life.


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