Whether a Jester, King or Queen, all are welcome to spend the day letting the good times roll on Saturday, February 24th, in historic Culpeper Downtown!  Sponsored by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI), along with The Refinery, Allstate agent Kimberly Miller and the Town of Culpeper, enjoy the Culpeper Downtown Carnival, a winter celebration with a Cajun twist like you’ve yet to experience!

With over 40 downtown shops and restaurants participating, you’ll be sure to discover engaging activities, a cornucopia of entertainment to enjoy, bayou inspired food and drinks to savor, plus retail specials and giveaways throughout!  Start your day with a magic show, by nationally recognized magician Wes Iseli, performing two shows, 10:30am and 2pm, at The Refinery.  While out and about, you may run into a Renaissance Character, that will not only delight you with their fashion, but will also entertain you with jokes from yesteryear.  Stop by the Depot/Visitor Center to enjoy a carriage ride, by Harmon’s Carriages and Training from 12pm to 3pm, along with Sandy’s Face Painting from 2:30pm to 5pm.  Plus, get your mug sketched by Caricature Artist, Daniel Ryman, located outside of Grass Rootes Kitchen & Cocktail from 11am to 4pm.  With many of these activities being offered at no cost, there is no reason you’ll want to keep the family inside on a day like this!

Make a purchase at participating businesses and be entered to win one of two Culpeper Downtown Gift Baskets, filled with goodies totaling over $400!  Every purchase made equals an entry!  Explore new shops, while visiting your old favorites, delighting in all things purple, green and gold.  CRI volunteers will be roaming the streets from 11am to 3pm, handing out authentic Mardi Gras beads straight from New Orleans, along with masks and informational flyers, so come on down and enjoy this family friendly event, that has something for everyone!  It’s not the French Quarter, it’s Culpeper Downtown baby, so Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Visit www.culpeperdowntown.com or Like & Follow Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. on Facebook and Instagram for all the details about this and upcoming events!  Interested in volunteering with Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. or sponsoring a Downtown event, email crievents@culpeperdowntown.com.

Elizabeth Burns
Author: Elizabeth Burns