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On polo season Sundays, Tasting Room visitors are invited to join us fieldside to watch polo. Gates open at 10:00 am, matches are free, open to the public, and begin at 1:00 pm. Please visit this page, or our Facebook Page on Sunday mornings between Memorial Day Weekend, and mid- October after 9:00 am to confirm that we will be playing or call (434)[masked]. WHY POLO? After David & Ellen King moved to Virginia from Houston, Texas in 1995, their search for a farm had one priority; 12 acres of relatively flat ground for a polo field. Vineyards and a winery were not even a dream at that point. David King, one of the founders of King Family Vineyards, had played polo since 1980 and wanted a field and club to continue enjoying the sport. The farm that now contains both Roseland Polo and King Family Vineyards fit perfectly into the family's vision: a country place where we could all live, work, and play. TIPS FOR ENJOYING THE WORLD'S MOST EXCITING SPORT SPEED LIMIT: 10 MPH. For the safety of children and other spectators, limit your speed to 10 mph and remain on the gravel road when entering and exiting. Please do not drive across the grass. Upon arrival, park your car well behind the boards (50 feet or more). Vehicles are welcome to park “tailgate style” around the field. You may also park in the winery parking lot and watch the match from our patio. Please do not park your car on the grass around the winery. Bring chairs, blankets and shade. Popup tents are permitted around the field, but not on the lawn adjacent to the Tasting Room. Because the horses can jump the boards during play, be sure to set up a safe distance from the fieldside boards (at least 30 feet). For your convenience, portable restrooms are located behind the scoreboard and on the south end of the field. King Family Vineyards wine will be for sale field-side. Flag down the golf cart circling the field during the match to purchase wine, bottled water, and Roseland Polo hats. All major credit cards accepted. Due to ABC laws, NO ALCOHOL other than King Family wine is permitted onsite. Our staff is required by law to prevent the consumption of other alcoholic beverages. Those who violate this policy put Sunday polo matches in jeopardy. ALL dogs must be on a leash at all times. Watch the match at all times as the ball, and horses, come over the boards during play. Exercise extreme caution when crossing the goal lines at either end of the field. To learn more about polo in our area, please visit the Virginia Polo Center website. I've never been here, but we will coordinate a meeting place. If anyone has been here, please suggest and place to meet up. https://www.kingfamilyvineyards.com/Polo
I am a member of another group(Women in Rhythm - Drumming for Fun!) and Mae is sponsoring this meetup and I said I would let our group know. Here are the details The basic plan is to have fun with drums - I will have unpacked most of them by then, and they need to be played! If you're not familiar with these instruments, I'll introduce you and you'll learn some VERY EASY beats to play. If you are, that's great...we'll just see what happens!
https://www.facebook.com/balloonsoverrockbridge/photos/p.2733823276842348/2733823276842348/?type=1&theater https://www.balloonsoverrockbridge.com If you wish to go up in a balloon, then we will need to make reservations. JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND FULL OF FUN!!! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy great local bands, a variety of food and merchandise vendors, Devil’s Backbone beer, Rockbridge Vineyard wine, a Pizza Eating Challenge sponsored by Papa John’s, children’s activities and most of all….. BEAUTIFUL HOT AIR BALLOONS!!!! -Piloted balloon flights are taking place at 6 am and 6 pm on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are required-contact [masked] -Tethered flights will be available Friday and Saturday evenings. -Spectacular Ed McDaniel Memorial Balloon Glow at 9 pm on Saturday - All balloon activities are weather dependent. Click here for Ballooning FAQs Admission to the event is FREE!!!! Check out our full schedule of events here! Proceeds from the event go to local Rockbridge County Charities. Check out this year’s recipients here! https://www.balloonsoverrockbridge.com/schedule-of-events/ If you would like to learn more about ballooning click here to volunteer for a balloon crew. No experience necessary! Saturday, July 6th: 6:00 am Pilot Meeting and Balloon Flight* $200 per person/Reservations Required 8:00 am Balloons Over Rockbridge/Team RWB 5K Trail Run/Walk 2:00 pm Parking and Gates Open Food, Beer, Wine and Vendors Open 2-5:30 pm Kids Zone Open 2-4:00 pm Music by Kowboy Jax and Elvis Impersonator Stewart Chapman 4:00-7:00 pm Tethered Balloon Rides* Available on a first come first serve basis Adults - $15 Children under 10 - $10 4:30-5:30 pm Music by S J McDonald 5:45-6:45 Pizza Eating Challenge Sponsored by Papa John's 6:00 pm Pilot Meeting and Balloon Flight * $200 per person/Reservations Required 7-9:00 pm Music by Keith Bryant and Steve Hoke 8:30 pm Beer and Wine Tent Closes 9:00 pm Ed McDaniel Memorial Balloon Glow Finale 9:30 pm Gates Close