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Events Calendar

Peaks of Otter Lodge hosts a variety of events each season, so please check back frequently to stay up to date with our latest happenings!

Live Entertainment

Enjoy live performances, select weekends at the lodge.


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July 2019

7/27/19, 9:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! The world's 7th largest known impact crater is under the Chesapeake Bay at Cape Charles, VA. Hear the inside story, and view extremely rare geological samples from within CBIC.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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7/28/19, 2:00 PM
2019 Peaks of Otter Free Music Concert Series

People have visited the Peaks of Otter for the past 8,000 years. Stop by Abbott Lake this summer to continue the tradition and enjoy a free music concert nestled under the three Peaks of Otter. This concert date features The McKenzies. When Woody and Marcia McKenzie moved to Lynchburg in the fall of 1998 they brought with them their unique blend of contemporary and original folk, traditional music of southern Appalachia and the British Isles, children’s music, funny songs, and even some swing and jazz standards. Click the link below for full event details.


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August 2019

8/25/19, 2:00 PM
2019 Peaks of Otter Free Music Concert Series

People have visited the Peaks of Otter for the past 8,000 years. Stop by Abbott Lake this summer to continue the tradition and enjoy a free music concert nestled under the three Peaks of Otter. This concert date features Gate 10. Gate 10 is a high energy band from the New River Valley of Virginia. They have found their way by performing traditional bluegrass, gospel and country music along with original music. Gate 10 is excited to travel this musical journey with a hard driving, solid style, but one that is firmly rooted in traditions with their own innovative sound. A true style of their own makes them a highly entertaining group to watch. Their stage presence is beyond their young years with their musicianship, vocals, and harmonies. Click the link below for full event details.


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September 2019

9/15/19, 5:00 PM
Jefferson at the Peaks

Discover one of Virginia's most legendary landscapes, Sharp Top Mountain, with one of the most legendary Virginians - Thomas Jefferson! Overnight and dinner only rates are available. Reservations are required; call 866-387-9905.


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9/22/19, 2:00 PM
2019 Peaks of Otter Free Music Concert Series

People have visited the Peaks of Otter for the past 8,000 years. Stop by Abbott Lake this summer to continue the tradition and enjoy a free music concert nestled under the three Peaks of Otter. This concert date features The Virginia-Carolina Band. The Virginia-Carolina Band is a traditional blue grass and gospel music band made up on four musicians from Roanoke and Bedford. Henry Boitnott sings back-up vocals and plays mandolin and guitar in the group but is also a fine banjo player. Henry, along with his wife Judy, and Cammie Collier, were the founding members of Virginia Carolina in 1998. Judy sings lead and back-up vocals and plays bass with the group. Bob is the newest member of the band and plays guitar. Harvey sings lead and back-up vocals and plays banjo for the group but also plays mandolin, guitar and bass. Click the link below for full event details.


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October 2019

10/5/19, 8:00 PM
The Lives of the Stars

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! How do the stars, including our Sun, shine? How are they born, how do they live, and - ultimately - die? You'll never look at the stars the same after you learn their secrets.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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November 2019

11/9/19, 8:00 PM
JWST-NASA's Successor to Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! The 2018 space telescope successor to HST seen up close and personal with the latest pics and information direct from NASA.

  • "The Peaks Under the Stars" - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful.

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11/16/19, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Poplar Forest's Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Poplar Forest. The festival, which celebrates Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine, features tastings from over a dozen of Virginia’s finest wineries. Funds raised by the festival support the ongoing restoration, preservation and interpretation of the Founding Father’s secluded Bedford County retreat. Enjoy a 15% discount when you stay two nights at Peaks during the festival! Visit our Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival Package page for full package and festival link details.


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