The first annual Throx Country Market Fall Jamboree will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Throx Country Market in Winchester, Virginia! The event is a celebration of seasonal craft beer and Throx Market food, bluegrass music and local artisans. Admission is Free, with gates opening at 12:00 p.m. and closing at 7:00 p.m.
Throx Country Store and Eagan & Company Barber Shop have collaborated to provide your family a fun-filled day! Indulge in oysters, smoked chicken, Throx’s famous BBQ Pork, and craft beer while the kids participate in corn hole tournaments, face painting, kid’s tattoos, and pony rides! In addition, you’ll get to experience Throx’s first ever Stein Hoisting competition, which is always fun to watch. Another bonus: a preview of the private selection of the first release of this year’s seasonal beers will be available to people booking online for VIP tickets. Setting the event apart from other fall festivals will be a dapper-do’ for men by Eagan & Company and a selection of cigars from John B. Hayes. No Shave November is coming soon, so enjoy getting a fresh cut from barber and beardsmith Travis Eagan while you can!
Moosejaw Bluegrass Band will be featured, flavoring the event with their originals, eclectic covers, and bluegrass favorites. You don’t want to miss your chance to hear their unique, energetic sound!
Tickets for beer and food may be purchased online or at the gate. Throx Rocks Package includes 12 vouchers, VIP access for two people at 11:30, swag bag, and VIP reserved table seating. This VIP package allows one in early for the private seasonal craft beers premier.
Throx Country Market is one of three Throx Market stores owned by Pam Throckmorton. Formerly known as Throx Country Store, the store was originally opened in the 1960’s and then purchased by Pam Throckmorton in 2009. “Throx Country Market has a modern feel, while staying true to ‘country’.” Known for its family BBQ recipe, fish and chips, cole slaw, and potato salad, they are now featuring today’s paninis and a fish po-boy sandwich in stores as well. Food can be purchased individually or buy bulk for one’s dinner or parties.
“Many of the recipes come from my mother, Eva Payne,” Throckmorton reminisced. She continued by extending an invitation out to all: “I would like to invite everyone out to our first annual Fall Jamboree. This event shows our love of the community, and each of our stores center on meeting the needs of the community the location serves which is why each store is different. We are not a chain or a franchise.” The store has some of the best selections of craft beer with growler fills available in the surrounding area, a plus for beer-lovers! They even have a great selection of wines to choose from, for those searching for a more refined taste.
Expanding from a convenience store image to the Shenandoah Valley’s best resource for craft beer, craft sodas, and great food for Throx family recipes, each of Throx’s three stores has it’s own identity. The other two locations are:
Throx Market Station on Route 50 at I-81 exit 315 is a restaurant-gas store offering a community gathering mezzanine area to enjoy good conversation and food. Home to the Virginia Kids Trail and Go Blue Ridge Travel’s visitor center, Throx is known for healthy food selections as a convenience store, stop by on the way home and pick up dinner for the family or for a quick healthy pick up for lunch. The upstairs Beverage Bar offers tastings, which you can check out on Facebook @ThroxMarketStation. One can also rent the unique open space for private events, with the additional option of picking Throx catering platters for the event.
Throx Brew Market and Grille on Route 11 north at exit 317 is not only a gas station, but both pub and deli. “Offering “Sip n’ Shop” you can enjoy a craft beer as you explore the craft beer selections to take home. Mix up a six pack with ones you like or would like to sample to expand your “best” choices this year, ” Jeremy Throckmorton recommends. Every Friday, enjoy live music from bluegrass, to blues rock, to acoustic Americana and more. It’s a great place to take the family for dinner in a fun, relaxing environment where kids, Mom, and Dad can get up and dance to the music!
P.S. – Throx Market is a member of the Taste of Blue Ridge culinary series, “Root to Table”. They will be at Magnolias at the Mill Seafood and Ciders event on November 3rd, featuring this season’s best ciders, paired with a 5-course meal! Make sure you find time to discover the gem that is Throx!