Monday, October 26, 2015

Ideas for the Season

Photo courtesy of Victoria’s Christmas Parade & Small Town Christmas, Dec. 11-12

Hankering for an old-fashioned flavor to your holidays? Or, are you thinking of starting a new tradition? Here are some great options to consider!

On Nov. 22, swing by downtown Culpeper for its annual holiday Open House. Festivities begin at 12 noon and run all afternoon, with a community tree-lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. 

When you begin tackling your holiday shopping list, consider Virginia-made products that support local businesses. Located at the Farmhouse Atelier in Woodstock, “All Things Virginia” can help you assemble custom gift baskets, personalized ornaments and handmade signs. The large selection of Virginia-made products includes wine and cider as well as handmade pottery and other arts and crafts.

Those wanting time to reflect on the deeper meaning of the season can take a personal retreat at Holy Cross Abbey House in Berryville. This is where Trappist monks are living out monastic vows that date back to the sixth century, and you’ll join them in observing the rule of silence while enjoying the garden and worship services. Before you leave, swing by the Abbey’s gift shop and bring home some of their famous homemade fruitcakes and creamed honey — or you can order their wares online, with just the click of a mouse.

Add some freshness to your holiday decorations with festive poinsettias, fresh wreathes and seasonal arrangements from Strange’s Garden Centers, whether you swing by one of their four locations or place an order online.

For the more adventurous gift-givers, consider booking an adventure to the “last frontier.” Your Man Tours, Alaska’s largest independent tour operator, is offering an early-booking discount on its 12-day Grand Alaskan cruise that departs from May through September.  Mention promo code CF09460

Friday, August 28, 2015


As days grow shorter, evening breezes become tinged with a welcome coolness and harvests are gathered in across the Commonwealth, pack up your family and friends to check out these entertaining and exciting events located across co-op land!

September 11-12   208 Sale Trail

September 18-20   Field Day of the Past

 September 19   SOVA Agricultural Experience

September 24-27   Virginia Peanut Festival: (434) 637-1739 or (434) 634-9441

September 26   Coyner Springs Kite Fly

October 10 (Rain date Oct. 11)   Fairfax Fall Festival

October 24   23rd Annual Between the Waters Bike Tour

November 14   Holiday Spirits Festival

Monday, July 6, 2015


What do you when you want your fall event to be seen by 1.2 million readers? You advertise it in Cooperative Living's Fall Festivals & Event Guide
The only guide that gives Virginia events the best bang for their buck.

Running in our September issue, the 2015 Fall Festivals & Events Guide will feature and help promote events from around the state. Special ad sizes, like the one above, are available starting at just $325. The deadline is August 1, 2015 to reserve space, so don't wait. To take advantage of these special rates, contact Amanda today to get more information and to get your event in Cooperative Living magazine! 

Friday, May 29, 2015


What better way to savor the long days of summer than by checking out these amazing fairs and festivals. Click the links below and join Cooperative Living magazine as we take a tour around Virginia and explore the best events the Commonwealth has to offer.

Photo courtesy of Clarksville Lake Country Chamber

June 6, 2015   Wine and Trotter Festival

July 16-18, 2015   Virginia Lake Festival

July 31, August 1, 2015   Louisa County Agricultural Fair

August 17-22, 2015   Rockingham County Fair

August 7-16,  2015   Harbor for the Arts

August 14-22, 2015   Prince William County Fair

September 18-20   Field Day of the Past

Your Man Tours Hawaii Four-Island Agricultural Tour  - 888-716-0482

Monday, March 9, 2015

Virginia's Finest Fairs, Festivals and Travel Destinations

Join Cooperative Living as we celebrate Virginia's finest fairs, festivals and travel destinations!
Our June Summer Fairs, Festivals & Travel Guide is full of great destinations to keep you busy all summer long. We will also be celebrating fall's great excursions in our September Fall Fairs, Festivals & Travel Guide.
Best part? It's discounted just for you - our Virginia travel and event friends! Special Tourism & Fair rates as low as $325 for a special size (example on the left).
If you are interested in advertising in either our Summer or Fall guides that will be seen by our over 1.2 million readers, contact Amanda Cunningham at (804) 290-2184 or

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