December 5, 2009
“An Old Fashion Christmas in Fancy Gap”
11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Come to the mountains and experience an “Old Fashion Christmas” in Fancy Gap, Virginia. This event is our kick off to the 75th. Anniversary of the Parkway” in 2010. Visit our Blue Ridge HOST Visitor’s Center for information about the entire year’s festivities.
Enter to win “The Fanciest Ornament Contest”. $75.00 Cash Prize in Two Categories: (under 12 years of age) & (12 years & older). Bring handmade ornaments to any of the following shops by 5:00pm December 4th. The Fancy Gap Dress Shop, Treasure Potts, Fancy Gap Designs, Crocketts Country Store or Treasure Potts II, An Artisan Gallery. Contest winners will be announced at Noon on Saturday December 5th at the Pickin’ Porch.
Our retail stores will be open till 9:00 P.M. offering extended shopping hours for our visitors. Come early and enjoy a full day of shopping with carolers starting at 11:00 A.M. offering their special brand of Christmas Music on our Pickin’ Porch. The best carolers will be recognized with prizes for first and second place. Winners will be evaluated on period costumes, music presentation, and spirit.
AT 2:00 P.M. we will be offering “Story Telling” which is a tradition among mountain people. Afterwards, a contest will be held for contestants to tell their own stories representing the heritage or history of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Prizes will be offered for first and second place – in two age groups (5 to 12, 13 and older).
Free refreshments will be provided at most retail shops. Christmas candies, cookies, brownies, and other treats will be available along with hot drinks to warm your spirits. Of course, it wouldn’t be a perfect day without a visit from Santa to wish everyone a happy holiday season. We will also have hot chocolate and hot apple cider at our “Smores Party” for everyone.
A youth park will provide activities such as face paintings and a Christmas tree decorating party.
Anne Whisnant will be on site to sign her book Super Scenic Motorway – “A Blue Ridge Parkway History”. Her husband, David E. Whisnant, and she will also be signing their new children’s book – “When the Parkway Came”. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and talk to the authors and get your copy of both books signed.
Also as a special treat, here at Crocketts Country Store, we will have the DVD of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Sale for $9.99. This scenic ride of the Parkway DVD will make a perfect Christmas gift for everyone.
So be sure not to miss out on An Old Fashion Christmas at Fancy Gap, December 5, 2009, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. See you all there…….