Run with the bulls down Grandin Road - but don't get caught or you'll be seeing red!

Children’s Trust and the Historic Grandin Village Business Association are bringing the Running of the Bulls to Roanoke! It's just like the one in Pamplona - only with an exciting spin!

Our “bulls” will be none other than the Star City Roller Girls! – Fast! Tough! And Mistresses of Motivation: Run for your life while the bulls chase you down Grandin Roand and try your hardest to reach Grandin Village unscathed! The runner who gets there first without being gored (and by”gored” we mean “touched”) will be our winner. It’ll be a hot-wheeled spectacle you won’t want to miss!

People of all ages are welcome, including those in strollers, but please leave your pets at home. After the run, just us for more fun at a special Grandin Chillage, food and beverages – plus a kids’ play zone!

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AFTER THE RACE: 1 - 4 PM!

A "BULL RUN" GRANDIN CHILLAGE 

MUSIC | MAD IGUANAS
BREW | O'CONNOR BREWING CO.
FOOD | THAIS THIS FOOD TRUCK
The Mad Iguanas, based in Salem, Va., take great pride in putting on great shows with a blended mix of original tunes and covers from classic jam bands like the Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic. Formed by brothers Foster and Daniel Burton with long time high school friend Charlie Wimmer, they were joined in 2012 by Henry Lazenby on guitar and Joseph Baldwin on vocal harmonies. John Trent replaced Charlie on drums, but Charlie occasionally sits in.
 
The Iguanas are much more than band mates - they are a brotherhood that enjoy their time together on and off the stage. This is apparent in their music whenever they perform.
 
The brewery at this event is a new one to Chillage. O’Connor Brewing Co. is a mighty yet humble craft brewery located in an “industrial section” of Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood/district. Their mission is to create an original, world-class craft beer experience for all beer lovers through their innovative, evolving products and services while supporting our local communities. Cheers!
 
And our food truck, Thai This, is a favorite of Chillage regulars. Come and experience the Valley's best Thai food on wheels. They offer a great selection of unique Thai dishes, traditional selections grilled or stir fried to your preference from our truck window. And they take credit cards!
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GRANDIN VILLAGE COMMUNITY MARKET 

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Local seasonal veggies!
Live music at the Grandin Market!
Fresh country eggs!
EVERY SATURDAY!
APRIL - OCT | 
8 - NOON
On Westover behind Nopales
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Mark your calendars! Many of your favorite vendors (and a few exciting new ones) are back for the 2016 season. We'll have market activities for kids on Opening Day and once every month after that.

The Grandin Village Community Market (GVCM) supports local, sustainable agriculture by connecting the public with local farmers and food producers. The Grandin Village Market accepts and doubles SNAP-EBT benefits up to $30.

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The GVCM features 100% locally produced products with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and humane producers, products, and practices. All products are produced within 100 miles of the market location, with the exception of regional seafood from Virginia and North Carolina waters (only if the vendor is local) and coffee (only if the roaster is local).

Currently the Grandin Village Community Market is comprised of 18 farmers and food producers (layout is below!) featuring certified and non-certified organic veggies, fruit, herbs, seasonal seedlings, cheese, pasture raised/grass-fed chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, regional seafood,  locally roasted coffee, artisan homemade breads, muffins, baked goods, hot-prepared foods, and fresh-cut flowers.

 
GET YOUR PARTY ON AT GRANDIN CHILLAGE
Admission: $5
Beer, Wine & Sangria:
$4 a ticket 
(Exception: Chillagefest admission)

The Grandin Chillage is a full service event designed to bring the community together through good music, cold drinks, great company and positive vibes! This past season we have made it a family-friendly event as well.

This outdoor event takes place in the area behind Nopale's on the corner of Westover and Grandin Road. This is a multi-level area with space for mingling on the top level, and dancing to the band on the bottom level. A local craft brewery is featured, with Sangria, imported wines and Two Roosters Kettle Corn also on tap. Newly added in 2016 - food from a local restaurant or Food Truck! Local bands offer a variety of music from rock to blues to reggae.

Regular season hours are from 6 - 9 pm on selected Friday nights, with a grand finale of a ChillageFest in October which lasts from 1 - 9 pm and features a variety of bands throughout the day and evening, along with a selection of local breweries.

Children 12 and under are free, and all children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Leashed dogs are welcome. We hope to see you at the next Chillage!

 
VILLAGERS BAND TOGETHER TO KEEP OUR HANGING FLOWER BASKETS WATERED AND FERTILIZED!
 

Kudos and a BIG thanks go out to John Bryant, from the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, and Sam Lunsford, from The Grandin Theatre, for working together to come up with a maintenance solution for the hanging flower baskets in Grandin Village!

The Co-op has purchased equipment to water the flowers, which they will also use to water their own great vegetable and plant offerings. And Sam Lunsford has stepped up to perform the watering and fertilizing of our flowers.

It truly takes a Village, and we are so lucky to have folks like this who step up in times of need!

We are looking for other volunteers to help when Sam can't make it. It takes about an hour to do the fertilizing (which needs to be done every 2 weeks) and about 30 minutes to water all of the baskets (maybe 3-5 times per week, depending on rainfall).

With a few more volunteers, we can setup a schedule for the whole summer that will make it easy on everyone. So send a message via the links below and let us know if you could help by getting on the schedule!

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Do you have an upcoming event that you would like us to share on the Grandin Village calendar? Give us your info, and we will let you know if it can be included!