Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Nelson Community Day 2014

Press Release For Immediate Release


Nelson Community Day

Media Contact:  Susan Stevens


Event Date: April 19, 2014
Event Location: Oakland Museum, 5365 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, VA

Nelson Community Day

Arrington, Virginia – Nelson Community Day – showcasing local entertainment, artisans, wineries, breweries and businesses – will celebrate its third year on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

This annual benefit is a popular festival in Nelson County, attracting local entertainment, artisans, food, wineries, breweries, non-profits and businesses. 

More than 100 vendors and exhibitors will showcase all things "Uniquely Nelson." In addition to food, wine, beer and art; the festival will have a variety of musical entertainment, featuring some of the best local performers. The day will also be filled with children’s activities, demonstrations, free samples, games and much more!!

New to the festival this year will be a pie contest, forestry contest and firemen’s competition. Proceeds from the event supports an important cause — The Giving Hope Foundation, which supports cancer patients in need in the Nelson County community.

Festival hours are from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Admission is $7 per vehicle and $20 for wine tasting. The Oakland Museum is located at 5365 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, VA. For additional information, go to www.givinghopefoundationinc.org or call 434-826-8011.




Friday, November 16, 2012


"Early Bird Specials" for exhibitors and vendors!!  For more details and application forms visit www.givinghopefoundationinc.org - Contact:  Susan K. Stevens (434) 826-8011

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nelson Community Day

Nelson Community Day
Hosted by:  Giving Hope Foundation, Inc.
April 20, 2013
Oak Ridge Race Track
12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Located in the heart of scenic Nelson County, Nelson Community Day will showcase local entertainment, artisans, wineries, breweries and businesses. Due to the success of last year's event, the location has been moved to the Oak Ridge Race Track to include more events and more fun in one location.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Giving Hope Foundation helping to support cancer patients in Nelson County.

General Admission will be a donated non-perishable food item for the Nelson Food Pantry, $5 per vehicle parking, Wine & Beer Tasting $20. (Suggested donation)

Oak Ridge Road, Arrington, VA, 22922
Contact:  Susan Stevens, Event Coordinator

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Date Has Been Set!!

The date has been set for April 20, 2013 at Oak Ridge. This is going to be a fun event to unite the community, provide information about local businesses and organizations, and boost sales and memberships across the county. Nelson Community Day will be sponsored by the Giving Hope Foundation, Inc. The Giving Hope Foundation is a local organization that believes every cancer patient deserves a sense of normalcy while focusing on healing in their fight against cancer. It is their mission to help them achieve this by providing them with financial and human resources while battling cancer. The Giving Hope Foundation supports cancer patients in Nelson County and all proceeds from the Nelson Community Day will benefit the foundation. Many details will be coming soon...please share with your friends

Friday, August 10, 2012

Changes to the Event

Thank you for your interest in Nelson Community Day 2012. We are writing to let you know about some exciting changes to NCD. As the executive team evaluated this year's event, we decided to make a change to stay true to the original purpose of NCD. The purpose of NCD is to bring together, support, and give back to the community. Therefore, NCD is going to be partnering with the nonprofit organization, Giving Hope. Nelson Community Day will become a major fundraiser for this organization, which helps financially support the victims of cancer right here in our community.

Due to this change, this years event will be postponed, until we can schedule an event together. This will probably take place around May 2013. All proceeds from the event will go to support Giving Hope. We hope that you will see this as an even better purpose to fulfill. Donations and sponsorships you have already made will end up towards Giving Hope. We will communicate more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your support and understanding. We look forward to working with you all soon!

We look forward to your involvement in this even greater event as we celebrate all things Nelson.


Brian Mininger

Bonnie Gannon

Kate Rutherford

David Boor

Daniela Marden

April Campbel

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dear Community Partners

Dear Community Partners,
The tremendous success of last year’s event was demonstrated by over 100 exhibitors and over 1000 attendees. The overwhelming response to Nelson Community Day 2011 stretched our abilities, volunteers and facility. We appreciate the way everyone showed patience and stepped up to bring our community together and have a wonderful time last year. Because the county was so receptive we would like to invite you to the second annual Nelson Community Day on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 at the Oak Ridge Racetrack.

Our purpose for Nelson Community Day continues to be to inform the public about local businesses, organizations, churches, agencies, etc., to increase sales for Nelson County businesses and participation for organizations and to bring members of the community together for fun and fellowship.

You are cordially invited to participate this year as an exhibitor. If you or members of your organization want to go further to serve your community we are also seeking individuals help in various ways on the planning committee and/or to volunteer during the event.

Underneath the "Participants" link above, you will find a participant application and information regarding sponsors and exhibitors. We request that everyone again provide a “draw” to the public in order to attract attendees to your booth. This could be a free sample, a raffle, a demonstration, or activity. If you need help coming up with creative ideas please contact our committee! After April 15th we will open up booth registrations and sponsorships to new participants. Please help us spread the word to other community-minded businesses and organizations.

We look forward to seeing you this year.

Brian Mininger
Brian Mininger
Event Coordinator, Nelson Community Day

(434) 263-5482

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


If you missed the deadline for Nelson Community Day but want to be involved please call us at 434-263-5482 to find out if there is still space available. We would love to have every community-minded business, organization, and church there to show everyone what Nelson County is all about!