Green Acres is the place to be!

On Saturday, September 26 there’s a fun and food filled event happening at Green Acres Lake in Stanardsville, the Green Acres Lake Festival.

According to organizers, the event will feature live music all day with Ice House Road, Country Poor Bluegrass, and Burntmill Band, with a “little local hootenanny in between.” There’ll be kayaks and canoes (courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports) to take out on the lake, games on the beach for all ages, a kids fishing tournament, arts and crafts, a big flea market, loads of raffles, and plenty of good festival food.

The event is a benefit for the Greene Acres Property Owners Association to thwart mosquito infestation of their lake. Last year, the dam there sprang a leak and they had to drain it for repair, which drained the fish population. Now they want to restock it to ensure that it has a healthy ecosystem, which means plenty of fish next year to eat all the mosquito larvae. You can go the Greene Acres website to find out more.