Fellow coffee lovers, cast your eyes on a new artisan micro-roaster at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in downtown Elkton -- Blue Elk Coffee Company. Better yet, take a deep breath and imagine your senses being overcome as you breathe in the fresh aroma of just-roasted coffee. Are you in your happy place?
We are thrilled that our Downtown Office (home of the Wilson Downtown Gallery) will be housing the artwork of The Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society during the months of May and June. Over a dozen artists will be displaying their works, making this a unique, varied, and must-see show.
We love Harrisonburg and the people that make the friendly city so special. We get especially excited when this city and its people are recognized for how truly excellent they are. This is why we are so pleased that HDR has received the national recognition of being an accredited Main Street program! That's right - one of only 22 in all of Virginia. So, you're either thinking, 'that's great!' or you're thinking, 'huh?' Let me explain...
One of the Shenandoah Valley's most popular festivals -- Valley Fest, held at Massanutten Resort -- celebrates good times with live music, regional wines, a multitude of craft and microbrews, delicious eats, and a wide variety of vendors. It's one of the best ways we can think of to kick start summer. This exciting event has captured audiences far and wide during Memorial Day weekend for 15 years.
It's an exciting time of year in the local real estate market! More sellers are listing their homes, more buyers are writing contracts, and both of these turn into a major upward trend in sales and contracts for the year. Last month, we had seen a nearly 12% increase in sales and almost 23% more contracts. This month, though, we see the market picking up speed with an 18% uptick in sales and -- whoa -- 25% more contracts than last year!
Are you a fan of food trucks? Well, On Sunny Slope Farm is hosting Harrisonburg's first ever Food Truck Fest on April 18th! Several local food trucks, drink vendors, and bands will gather for this premiere event. Check out the great cause that benefits, which vendors will be there, and how you can get your tickets.