Brownsburg Update

Brownsburg Update: May 7, 2021

Celebrate Mother’s Day Locally

What does your mother want most for Mother’s Day??  To spend time with you, of course!  And what better way than to take her for a lovely drive in the country where you can visit shops, farms, vineyards, greenhouses, B&B’s, museums, restaurants, picnic areas, and the most beautiful scenery around!  The North Rockbridge business owners want to treat your Mom to the best day ever.  Check out their Facebook page here.  Maps will be available at most of the businesses along the trail.  Good places to start and collect your map would be the Brownsburg Museum, Wade’s Mill, the Lavender Fields at Tantivy Farm or the Herbery.

Plant Sale

Don’t forget the Rockbridge County Council of Garden Clubs annual plant sale tomorrow, May 8.  The sale will be held at Hopkins Green in Lexington from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Arrive early for the best selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, trees, shrubs, and more.  Much of the plant material comes from garden club members’ gardens, so you know it will grow in Rockbridge County!  Be sure to check out the Green Hills Garden Club’s tent.

May Day in Brownsburg

Last Saturday was a lovely day in the village.  It started with a crew of BCA Board of Directors members hanging flags and ended with hotdogs for a nice crowd of folks looking for a free lunch.  We’re not sure how many people attended, but there were 66 fewer hotdogs when it was over.  Here are a few pictures of the BCA Board of Directors at work:

Vern Lochausen and John Siegfried admire their work.

Under the supervision of Bruce Patterson, Vern Lochausen replaces a broken bracket.

Chris and Julie Fox team up to hang flags on Main Street.

Yard Sale and Farmers Market

Rockbridge Baths will hold its Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Rockbridge Volunteer Fire Department. Vendors are welcome. To reserve space, call or text Susie Mohler at 540-460-6617 before the date of the event. Spaces are $10 per vendor.

The first Rockbridge Baths Farmers Market of the season will also take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 and continue weekly from 9:00-11:00 a.m. through Saturday, August 28, 2021. Vendors are welcome and should contact Joan Whitesell at 540-348-5084 for more information.

Face masks are currently required and participants are asked to follow
social distancing guidelines.

Brownsburg Update: April 16, 2021

Ruritan Chicken

Bud Martin’s Famous “Secret Sauce” Barbeque Chicken will be available at the Bustleburg Horse Show Grounds tomorrow, April 17 starting at 11 a.m.  Same price as last year, $6.00 per half. 

Photographer Alert!

Spring is in full swing with gorgeous redbud and dogwood displays all over the Brownsburg area.  The Brownsburg Calendar Committee is always a bit puzzled by the lack of spring photo submissions.  The only conclusion is that everyone assumes that everyone else is taking photos of all the spring glory.  This is not the case!  So please get out and about to take photos of all the lovely spring scenes.  If using your phone, please take photos at the highest resolution possible, use the 4:3 aspect ratio and take a landscape view (rotate your phone horizontally).  And then send at full/original size to   Thanks!

Plant Sale

Our local Green Hills Garden Club will be one of the participating clubs in the Rockbridge County Council of Garden Clubs Plant Sale on Saturday, May 8.  (See attached flyer.)  The sale will be held at Hopkins Green in Lexington (rain or shine) and starts at 9:00 a.m.  This is typically a great sale with lots of very reasonably priced plants.  Many of the plants were propagated from club members’ gardens, so you can be assured that they grow well here. Proceeds from the sale support several of the Green Hills club’s projects including scholarships to Nature Camp; plantings at local Post Offices; flower shows; and the hanging baskets in Lexington.  Garden Club members will be on hand to answer your questions and make suggestions.