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September 2017

Jamestown Jams Concert Series

Come and enjoy free live music with us on Friday, Oct. 6 with music from The Lone Rangers from 6:30-8 p.m. at Jamestown Beach Event Park.

Jamestown Jams
The Lone Rangers

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens

Enjoy the last weekend of Bier Fest at Busch Gardens on Sept. 16 and 17. The park’s Oktoberfest area turns into the ultimate craft beer festival with traditional German food, music and a variety of beer.

Bier Fest

Anheuser-Busch Open House

Anheuser-Busch is pleased to invite the local community to an open house and celebration at their James City County brewery on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Virginia state-branded Budweiser bottle will be celebrated. This unique event includes the world-famous Clydesdales, brewery tours, sampling with the Brewmasters, live music and other activities. The Clydesdales will be at the brewery from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More details

Anheuser-Busch Open House/Celebration

Kingsmill Championship Returns Through 2020

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has extended its contract with the Kingsmill Resort for the Kingsmill Championship for three years. Kingsmill Resort has held its LPGA tournament since 2003. Dates for 2018 will be announced at a later date. Continue reading


County Tourism Revenue Continues to Grow

Tourism revenue for James City County reached $417 million in 2016, a 2.1% change over 2015. Local tourism-related taxes were $17.5 million, a 4.1% increase over 2015. All data was received by the Virginia Tourism Corporation from U.S. Travel Association and is based on domestic visitor spending from trips taken 50 miles or more away from home. County tourism revenue has continued to grow over the last five years. Continue reading
Revenue growth chart

September is Virginia Spirits Month

September is Virginia Spirits Month. Virginia is the birthplace of American spirits and there are numerous distilleries throughout the state that produce spirits including 8 Shires Coloniale Distillery, a small craft distillery in James City County at 7218 Merrimac Trail. Learn more

8 Shires Coloniale Distillery

Vote for Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream is nominated as the Best Theme Park Halloween Event from the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice awards. Vote now through Monday, Sept. 25.

Howl-O-Scream opens on Saturday, Sept. 23.


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