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Holiday Hosting

With the weather turning chilly, the time is almost here to host those famous holiday parties. It's the best time of year to enjoy the company of your loved ones and build relationships in your community. Our real estate agents have a few suggestions for you to enjoy.

If you've been exploring Harrisonburg homes for sale and finally found the right one for you, the holiday season offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a dinner party. And no matter the occasion, one "must have" dish should serve as the centerpiece: The traditional holiday charcuterie board.

What Is a Charcuterie Board?

A modern charcuterie board delivers a combination of delectable and complementary flavors with a beautiful presentation. The varying colors and textures of the ingredients are like a palette you can use to delight the senses: The eyes, the nose, and of course, the taste buds!

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Shenandoah Valley Holidays

What gets you in the holiday spirit? Whatever it might be, you're sure to find it among these exciting activities and events around the Shenandoah Valley, as recommended by our real estate agents.

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Hardwood Floor Tips

Original hardwood floors are often a top selling point for many homes. They're beautiful, easy to clean, and when properly cared for, they can last a lifetime. Despite the durability of hardwood floors, they're still impacted by day-to-day wear and tear, which can result in scratches, dents, fading, discoloration, and an unhealthy look. However, unlike carpet and laminate flooring, hardwood floors can be refinished, which can make them look as good as new.

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Augusta County

Each location of the Augusta County Library System serves as a vibrant community center, hosting a wide range of lively activities for all ages. Our real estate agents have marked their calendars for these exciting events near Augusta County homes for sale.

Coffee Chat

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Trunk or Treat

It's never too early for some Halloween fun. Bring the whole family and join our real estate agents for Old Dominion Realty's 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 30.

What is "Trunk or Treat?"

Traditionally, kids have donned their Halloween costumes and walked door-to-door through the neighborhood, gathering sweet treats along the way. Trunk or treat puts a reverse spin on this popular activity by bringing candy to the kids. 

These events first began showing up in the mid-1990s. At the time, they were usually referred to as "fall festivals," with the trunk or treat term gaining favor in the new century. 

Simply put, trunk or treat is holiday tailgating. Participants decorate their automobile trunks and fill them with candy. Everyone then gathers in a parking lot, where kids can help themselves to candy from the open trunks.

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Fall Wineries

One of the best parts about living in the Shenandoah Valley is its proximity to some of the finest wineries in Virginia. The crisp fall weather offers the perfect time to tour the local vineyards and taste all the different wines. Here are some Shenandoah Valley wineries you definitely need to check out this season.

  • Ox-Eye Vineyards - 44 Middlebrook Ave., Staunton, VA 24401
    With a tasting room near downtown Staunton homes for sale, Ox-Eye Vineyards is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine. Sip a barrel-fermented Chardonnay on their outdoor patio, or book the upstairs art gallery for your private event. All their wines are great, but be sure to try their Ruby Ox port, fortified with brandy - when it's in stock.

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Dayton VA

Dayton, VA, has a long, interesting history that dates back nearly 300 years, and many of its most prominent historic locations have been preserved to be enjoyed in the present day. It's a lovely place to spend a day walking the historic streets, visiting noteworthy locations, shopping at unique local small businesses, and stopping to enjoy great meals while you explore. Our real estate agents are here to help you discover the Shenandoah Valley with our guide to spending a day in Dayton, VA.

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October Festivals

Fall fun is on its way to the Shenandoah Valley, and our real estate agents want you to be a part of it.

There's always something exciting for the whole family here in the Shenandoah Valley, and the autumn season is no exception. Between trips to the great outdoors to see the fall foliage, you can revel in any number of small community festivals. Each of these has a unique flair and a fall flavor you won't forget.

Town chambers of commerce, small businesses, and nonprofits all work together to make fall in the Shenandoah Valley a truly rich experience with something for everyone. You won't want to miss a minute of these charming local events. They're a terrific opportunity to mingle and meet the neighbors!

Let's drop in on a few highlights of Shenandoah Valley's bustling fall calendar:

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