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Mushroom Mania – Moon Market at Stone Brewing Richmond
April 16th, 12-5 PM

We went to this last month and were impressed with the number of vendors. Bonus was that you got overlooked the giant production line of Stone Brewing. Double bonus all sorts of mushroom events.

The Richmond Moon Market presents our fifth annual mushroom festival Mushroom Mania. Saturday April 16th 2022 from 12-5pm at 4300 Williamsburg Ave. Richmond, VA.
This li’l fungi fest hosts a network of local vendors and mushroom growers plus a mushroom costume contest with cash prizes, speakers, learning, cartoons, food, music and more. We celebrate the cultural, culinary, and creative significance of the fungi kingdom.

It is a celebration of the fungi world!

Schedule TBA

-🍄Moon Market-
Check out over forty local vendors, mushrooms growers, fortune tellers, food, craft beer, music and more! Saturday April 16 from 12:00-5:00pm at Stone Brewing Richmond. 4300 Williamsburg Ave. Richmond, VA.

-🍄Mushroom Costume Contest-
Dress up in your favorite fungi fashions and you could win cash and prizes from the Richmond Moon Market.

We’re raffling off some wonderful prizes to raise money for RVA Community Fridges and the local food bank.

-🍄Mush-Mush and the Mushables-
Cartoons! Join us for a special screening of this award winning cartoon. Mush-Mush and the Mushables are putting the fun back into fungi. Mush-Mush and his friends are tiny guardians of the forest who go on adventures in a wonderous and wild world of nature. Join them as they learn about their unique abilities, have fun, and find there’s a lot to learn about growing up.

-🍄Mushrooms in Support of Immune, Cognitive, Respiratory & Digestive Health-
Gina Rivers Contla joins us remote from Host Defense HQ. Watch live online or from the class room at Stone Brewing Richmond. Enter the raffle to win a prize from Host Defense. Presented by Host Defense.

-🍄Meeting Mushrooms-
Fungi identification basics workshop with Charlieceps and Nina of Mush Luv, a small mushroom company based in Charlottesville, Virginia and dedicated to connecting mushroom spirits with the community through education, food, and symbiotic empowerment.

-🍄Panel Discussion: The State of entheogenic plants and Fungi in Virginia- With Will Nelson from Decriminalize Nature Richmond and Alaina Jaster, PhD candidate Pharmacology & Toxicology and more.

-🍄Cooking Demonstration (vegan)-
Chef Christine Wansleben, Owner/Culinary Director of Mise En Place cooking school.

-🍄The Dance Gathering-
The Dance Gathering is a celebration of creativity, collaboration and dance! This group promotes the community of performers whose mission is to bring dance into their community. Don’t miss their special Mushroom Mania performance. Do you dare dance through their fairy ring?

Anniversary Brunch at Midlothian Triple Crossing
Saturday April 16th, 10 AM, Tickets $65

I don’t hide my love for Triple Crossing so it shouldn’t be surprise that I’d help spread the word about their anniversary. Food and two beers are included in the ticket price or two mimosas but really who is ordering a mimosa at Triple Crossing? I’ve put the picture of the OB (original brewery) below, this event is at their newest location out in Midlothian.

Come celebrate 8 years with us at Midlothian with brunch, beers, and mimosas!
Each ticket includes a sample plate from Course 1, all from Course 2, and a single selection from Course 3. (2) Drink Tickets are included. Beer or mimosa is included as a drink ticket. ***TIP INCLUDED***

Smashed RVA at Final Gravity
April 16th, 12-6 PM

I’m a fan of smash burgers but have yet to try Smashed RVA. That is why this made my list. The fact that Final Gravity is my second favorite brewery helped to make it onto the list. I really wish Final Gravity would open a Southside spot but I’m not holding my breath.

Smashed RVA joins us Saturday with their legendary Smash BURGERS! They also have Beyond Smash Burgers for the Vegan/Vegetarian crew. They tend to send out early so plan accordingly!

Bunny Hop at Hardywood West Creek
April 16th, 12-6 PM

Teeny Tiny Petting Zoo was all I needed to read. If you see a large man pushing little children out of the way to pet bunnies, it’s me.

Celebrate Easter weekend at the Hardywood West Creek Bunny Hop!

Expect a fun-filled day at this family-friendly event with:

🐴 Teeny Tiny Petting Zoo
🐰 Photos with the Easter Bunny
🍫Children Easter Egg Hunt with age specific heats
🚐 Food Trucks 1115 Mobile Kitchen + Curry in a Hurry + Jiji’s Frozen Custard
🎤 Music all day featuring Kevin Gaines Trio + Mills Family Band + Django Tango

All registration fees will go back to Goochland Cares! Sign up for the Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt

Here: https://shop.hardywood.com/…/west-creek-bunny-hop-egg…/

We ask all families stick together at the Bunny Hop. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times for everyone’s safety.


Available as of April 7th Legend Brewing has a special beer with sales going to Ukraine Relief.

Pravda Brewery In Ukraine switched from making beer to making Molotov cocktails and helping people during the Russian invasion of their country. They reached out to their international beer-brewing friends and we were happy to help! All proceeds from the sales will go to Ukraine relief.
This Amber Ale is brewed with Galena and Cascade hops, giving it a flavor profile unique to any beer we’ve brewed at Legend.
Special thank you to everyone who made this beer possible:
-Wine & Beer Supply
-The Zest Lab


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