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Have a Fantastic Father’s Day Featuring Downtown Favorites

June 16, 2020 by Jeslyn Stiles

Show dad you care with delicious food, unforgettable gifts, and local love from Downtown Harrisonburg! We’ve assembled some inspiration for you — for our full directory of who’s open, where you can eat inside or on the patio, and where you can get delivery or takeout, visit

Union Station Has the Meats

Kick off dad’s day with pounds of delectable local BBQ! Union Station has house smoked pulled pork and beef brisket BBQ as well as locally made brioche buns, coleslaw, and house ground burgers for pickup. Give them a call at 540-437-0042 to order yours! They’re also now open for dine-in service with a limited menu.

A One-Stop Shop at Brothers Craft Brewing

Stop by Brothers Craft Brewing this weekend for their Father’s Day Celebration! They’ll have discounts on packaged beer, $1 off pints for dad, 2021 Horizon Society memberships, and great deals on merch and glassware! Learn more and RSVP here.

Delicious Dinner at Montpelier

Montpelier Restaurant and Bar is excited to be taking reservations for Father’s Day! They will be open from 5 – 9 pm and offering indoor and patio (limited) seating, curbside pickup and to-go. They will be offering their regular dinner menu as well as these amazing specials created especially for Dad: Grilled Tender Beef Medallions, NY Strip,  Filet Mignon, Moroccan Lamb Chops, and Pan-Roasted Salmon. View menus online at and give them a call at 540-214-2280.

Local Treats and Surprises at Lineage

Lineage has put together a curated collection of Father’s Day gifts and bundles! Their Father’s Day gift bundles feature Lineage candles, beans from Broad Porch Coffee, hot sauce from Clark & Hopkins and socks from Green Cove Collective, both of which are Virginia based businesses. Plus, during the month of June they’re donating 15% of retail sales to the Virginia chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign, an organization that seeks to end systemic racism and mass incarceration, fights for a living wage, and gives a voice to the poor and low wealth members of our community. See Lineage’s Father’s Day collection at

Handcrafted Gifts That are Built to Last from Hugo Kohl

(Pictured in header) To quote Hugo Kohl: “Get dad something that is as enduring and unique as the bond that you two share.” Pick up a leather belt with sterling grommets and buckles, sterling money clip, sterling cuff links, or a sterling ring, all handcrafted in Downtown Harrisonburg from Hugo Kohl’s collection of vintage dies. Shop online at

Sweet Treats From Bittersweet Bakery

Does your dad have a sweet tooth? Make his day with a variety box of goodies picked just for him from Bittersweet Bakery! $22 gets dad a sweet feast of baked maple bacon donut, peanut butter bar, bourbon pecan pie, chocolate bomb, chocolate chip cookie, and flourless chocolate cake with mint mousse. Give Bittersweet Bakery a call at 301-616-5609.

Let Foodbarfood Do the Cooking!

Pick up prepped brunch from Foodbarfood on Saturday and surprise dad with gourmet brunch in bed on his big day. Items are packaged to be stored cold and put together when you’re ready for brunch — just preheat the oven and fry your eggs, brunch is served! Prepped brunch dishes include Bombay toast, vegan quiche, quiche lorraine, vegan frittata, biscuits & gravy, and granola. Click here for menu and ordering details. 

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Walkabout Outfitter and Mossy Creek Gifts for the Outdoorsy Dad

If your dad loves hitting the trails and streams, Walkabout Outfitter and Mossy Creek have the perfect gifts for him! Walkabout is currently serving customers in-store, online, over the phone, and for curbside pickup. Shop online here, stop in the store, or call 540-434-9900! Mossy Creek Fly Fishsing has brand new bugstopper solarflex hoodies with the Mossy Creek logo and 5 new styles of Tech Tee to keep dad feeling and looking cool out on the streams. They’re buy 2 get 25% off — call 540-434-2444, stop in the shop 7 days a week, or order 24/7 online!

Fair Trade for Father’s Day with Ten Thousand Villages and Green Hummingbird

Get dad a unique and unforgettable fair trade gift at Ten Thousand Villages or Green Hummingbird! From cozy socks, hand-dyed ties, and leather wallets to picture frames and bottle openers made from upcycled keys and bicycle chains, get dad a gift he won’t be able to find anywhere else while supporting fair-trade artisans. Both stores offer in-person hours, online shopping, and curbside pickup! 

Find His New Favorite Board Game at Horizon Gifts

Horizon Gifts has a huge selection of board games for the gaming dad in your life! Whether you already have a family game night or want to start the tradition, find your new favorite game at Horizon. Horizon also has a wide variety of rocks, crystals, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and decor! Visit them Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5pm.