What’s New in Berkeley Springs April 15-21, 2019

The Easter Bunny is busy this weekend but be careful of EB cousins scurrying along flower-lined county roads.  Speaking of roadside splendor — redbud are in bloom casting a hot pink haze over the area.  If you want to learn history while touring the county and admiring nature’s handiwork, pick up a self guided tour brochure for the 80-mile segment of the Washington Heritage Trail National Scenic Byway.

There are two major Easter Egg Hunts scheduled.  On Saturday at 1pm bring the kids to Cacapon State Park for hunting eggs. Come at 12:30pm for the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Stay until 2pm for an Easter Egg Dyeing Party — all at the Nature Center. On Sunday, the Easter Bunny appears for a hunt in Berkeley Springs State Park at 1pm sponsored by Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post # 60.

Easter Buffets are also on the menu for this holiday Sunday.  The Country Inn’s buffet is from noon to 6pm and features a carving station of baked ham and breast of turkey as well as a dessert table. Cacapon State Park’s Buffet is also noon to 6pm with several main dishes, classic deviled eggs and assorted desserts.  Reservations are recommended.  For other Easter Sunday dinner options, contact the restaurant first to be certain they are open.  All our many eateries are open the rest of the weekend so no danger of going hungry.

If you are searching for relaxation and healing at our spas this weekend, again, call ahead since some may be closed on Easter Sunday.

On Friday at 7:30pm stop by The Granary for two sets of local music. The Fainting Goats play the first set;  Sam, Stefen Lee and Johnny play the second set.  Saturday from noon to 9pm is a  “Beer Trail” Interactive Contest @ Berkeley Springs Brewing Company. Make this trip during daylight hours and be amazed at the gorgeous redbud display along Cold Run Valley Rd.

Other nightlife is at the Star Theatre where the heartfelt drama “Five Feet Apart” is on the big screen and hot popcorn is ready to snack Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm. Also qualifying as nightlife is Friday night’s hourlong Full Moon viewing on Cacapon Mountain Overlook starting at 8pm. Watch the full moon rise from Cacapon Mountain Overlook. Meet the park naturalist at the overlook.  Limited parking, first come first serve.

Saturday from 3-6pm is a new activity at the Ice House.  A Pop Up Concert and Art Show featuring traveling performers and artists The Dimestore Dandy, Katy Clark, Isaac Shay, Yours Truly, Michele and from Berkeley Springs special guests Bellysima Bellydance.  If the sun is shining, the show is happening at the Ice House park; no sun and it moves inside to the great hall.  All weekend long, fabulous quilts are on display at the Ice House for the annual Delectable Mountains Quilters show and sale “Music to My Eyes”.  There are two floors of quilts and wall hangings plus a boutique of smaller items on the second floor. Gallery hours are 11am to 5pm.

Do your shopping early since several shops are closed on Easter Sunday.  If you visit Berkeley Springs Memories you’ll find a wide selection of vintage candies as well as wild hares for your Easter basket. Other shops like Inspired Chaos, Jules and Mineral Springs also have new items perfect for Easter giving.  And if your folks are interested in edibles as gifts, try gourmet oils at Naked Olive’s Shop and a marvelous array of cheeses at Fleur de Lis Cheese Shop.

Sunday finds the square by the Courthouse filled with spring produce and other items at the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market from 10am to 2pm.  Also on Sunday, at 11am, there is meditation with Eddy Rubin, yoga teacher and Kirtan Meister at Sage Moon Healing Center. There is also a sunrise service at Cacapon State Park at 7am on Sunday at the Lodge.

Check among our many lodging choices to find what’s ideal for you whether it’s a fully equipped vacation home with enough space for the extended family, a cozy cabin in the woods or an historic inn or elegant B&B in town.

Hop on down whatever trail you follow, to make your way to Berkeley Springs, fragrant with blooms this Easter weekend.

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