Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2016 Holiday Guide

If you’re like many of us and have yet to “wrap up” that holiday shopping list, why not consider purchasing Virginia-made products that support local businesses. Here are some great ideas from Cooperative Living advertisers:

Strange's Florist: Poinsettias, whether red, white or multicolored, are popular holiday decorations that often double as a one-size-fits-all gift. Strange’s Garden Centers not only stock the freshest selection you’ll find anywhere, but also have much to offer for those “green thumbs” on your shopping list. Visit one of their four Richmond-area locations or order online at

Good Earth Peanuts: What’s more Virginia than peanuts? Those grown in the sandy soil of the southeastern part of our state have the largest kernels of any variety, making them ideal for enjoying whole or prepared into delectable, nutritious snacks. For 25 years, the Good Earth Peanut Company of Skippers has provided tasty, made-to-order gift baskets and popular assorted nut samplers. Best of all, with quick and easy ordering at, there’s no need to travel down I-95!

Smithfield Farmer's Market, Dec. 10: While you can visit downtown Smithfield any Saturday morning to purchase Virginia’s Finest local food products, why not check out their Smithfield Farmers Christmas Craft & Food Market on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 3-9 p.m. You’ll find vintage, antique and repurposed items for sale from vendors throughout the region, along with live music and tasty fare.

Westmoreland State Park Holiday Festival, Dec. 18: Relax to holiday music while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies by the fire at Westmoreland State Park Dec. 18. They even have a few rocking chairs! Santa’s elves will have crafts to make and take home, while Santa visits from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Special pricing in the gift shop in time to complete your shopping! Hike down Big Meadows Trail to Fossil Beach to hunt for shark’s teeth and other fossils. The event is free to the public and parking fees will be waived for those attending. And if you’re still stumped on what to get that special someone, consider purchasing them an annual pass to Virginia State Parks. Visit for more information.

Friday, September 23, 2016


The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner and Cooperative Living wants to let our 1.25 million readers know what's happening this holiday season. 
Advertisers - now is your time to shine with our 2016 Holiday Guide!

If you have an event, fun gift or business to share with our readers, than take advantage of our special 2016 Holiday Gift and Event Guide in our November/December issue. Promotional discounted rates are available for as little as $325 just for small businesses and events. 
Contact Amanda today for more information or to reserve your space by October 3, 2016. 

Friday, September 2, 2016


As summer draws to a close and bountiful harvests are gathered in across the Commonwealth, pack up your family and friends to embark on adventurous outings throughout the land! Check out our picks below on places to go and see this Fall:

Photo courtesy of South Boston Harvest Festival

Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum   888 W Roslyn Rd, Colonial Heights, VA

Sept. 9-10   208 Sale Trail

Sept. 16-18  Field Day of the Past

Sept. 22-24   Virginia Peanut Festival  (434) 637-1739 or (434) 634-9441

Sept. 24   South Boston Harvest Festival

Sept. 24   Coyner Springs Kite Fly

Sept. 24-Nov. 5   Belvedere Plantation Fall Festival

Oct. 1  Millers Farms Market "Taste of the Market"

Oct. 1-2   Wine & Trotter Festival

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Fall is just around the corner and Cooperative Living readers are ready to explore all the great events this state has to offer!
Get your event in front of 510,000 homes and businesses in Virginia ... advertise in Cooperative Living's Fall Festivals Guide and take advantage of some amazing rates just for events!

Our 2016 Fall Festivals Guide will run in our September issue and will feature events from all across the state. Special sizes, like the one above, are starting at just $325.

Deadline to reserve space is August 1. 

To take advantage of these amazing prices and to get your event noticed, contact Amanda today to get more information.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Photo Courtesy of Erin Coleman, Prince William County Fair

Don’t let the long days of summer pass you by without checking out these upcoming fairs and festivals. There’s something for every age and interest!

June 25   Shenandoah Wine & Jazz Festival

July 4   17th Annual Port Royal Independence Day Celebration

July 13-16   Caroline County Agricultural Fair

July 14-16   Virginia Lake Festival

July 16   Wings and Wheels Air & Car Show

July 22-24   29th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival

July 23   Victoria Virginia's Celebration of National Day of the Cowboy

August 12-20   Prince William County Fair

August 15-20   Rockingham County Fair

August 27   Belle Grove Plantation Wine Fest

Monday, March 7, 2016


Cooperative Living readers love to attend events!
In fact, a reader survey conducted by an independent research firm has confirmed that more than 1 in 10 of Cooperative Living’s 1.25 million readers have attended events they read about in their electric-cooperative magazine.

You can get your event in front of 1.25 million Virginians and have your best attendance yet ...
Advertise in our Summer Fairs, Festivals and Travel Guide.

Running in our June issue, the 2016 Summer Festivals & Events Guide will feature
and help promote events from all around Virginia.
Special ad sizes, like the one above, are available starting at just $325.
The deadline is April 15, 2016 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!

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