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Holiday draws to a close with a final round of drinks on Memorial Day May 26

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The Memorial Day 2014 holiday draws to a close with a final round of drinks on Monday, May 25. After three full days of revelry, can you take one more? Take it easy today, and rest up; tomorrow is a work day. But after you are all rested up, take one final holiday weekend mountain drive and enjoy just one more Virginia wine or micro-brew…or enjoy one of each! The holiday isn’t officially over until midnight.

Laying off the sauce? No worries. There’s plenty of other ways to celebrate your Memorial Day weekend in Charlottesville. Grow your brain cells with a historic walking tour or take in an art show. Ride the Hatton Ferry in Scottsville or visit a local American castle. Pick strawberries or select other fresh produce at local farmers markets dispersed through the region. You can even attend a Mystery Dinner Theater, a local flea market or an antique car show.

After three full days of revelry, can you take one more? Take it easy today, and rest up; tomorrow is a work day. But after you are all rested up, take one final holiday weekend mountain drive and enjoy just one more Virginia wine or micro-brew…or enjoy one of each! The holiday isn’t over until midnight.

Democracy Vineyards offers wine great views and live tunes with Travis Book from 2:00-5:00 p.m. (fee). Democracy Vineyards I located at 585 Mountain Cove Road in Lovingston (434.264.8463).

Wild Wolf Brewing Company is still celebrating Memorial Day Weekend with live music, food and drink specials from 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; have a casual lunch or dinner outside on the patio, or lazily browse and shop in the eclectic boutiques on the property. Take it easy. Tomorrow, the work-a-day world takes over again. Wild Wolf is located at 2461 Rockfish Valley Highway in Nellysford (434.361.0088).

From 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Wintergreen Resort closes down the holiday weekend with the opening of Lake Monacan and Beach Olympics. Sleep off the weekend’s festivities at a mountain lake. Wintergreen Resort is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway at 39 Mountain Inn Loop in Wintergreen (434.325.2200).

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