Out and About: Halicraft
How do we know it is finally spring? Is it the warmer air, the forsythias or the daffodils? No. It is Second Saturdays at the Halifax Farmer's Market. May 10th is the first in the Southside Master Gardener's series of Second Saturdays for 2014. Master Gardeners will be at the Farmer's Market to help children pot up plants for Mother's Day. Bring your kids, grandkids or the neighbor's kids to introduce them to plants and give them an opportunity to make a gift for their Moms.
The second event for the 2014 season will be Friday Night Jams on June 6th starting at 6pm. Summer is a great time to enjoy music, food, and fun in the Town of Halifax. This year's lineup includes Tobacco Apache, a roots/rock band out of Roanoke Virginia. Headlining the event will be Barrelhouse out of Richmond, Virginia whose blues/rock music is sure to get you out of your chair and dance. Friday Night Jams will also include food trucks, beer and wine. Tickets to this year's event are only $5. Last year's Blues, Brews, and BBQ drew a large crowd. The town hopes to grow the numbers even more, and make it an event affordable for everyone.
Finishing off the season will be the Blue Ways Festival on September 13th. This event will serve as the official celebration of the new boat ramp allowing public access to the Banister River. The town is working closely with river groups and coordinators of other river festivals to create a great family fun event. Events leading up to the Blue Ways Festival will include a volunteer river cleanup, Geo caching competition, and more. The event itself will also feature music, vendors, kids activities, food, and a beer garden.