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Entertainment

Sixth annual Skyline Indie Film Fest begins today

Film buffs better get the popcorn out because the sixth annual Skyline Indie Film Fest is making its way back to the area starting today. The film festival offers indie and foreign films from around the world and it gives attendees a chance to meet the filmmakers behind those films. Festival ...

Strasburg Oktoberfest changes date

Strasburg Oktoberfest attendees may have to break out the lederhosen and beer mugs a bit earlier than usual this year. The Strasburg Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday that it is moving the date of the annual “Oktoberfest, Strasburg Style” to Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 ...

Rotary Club’s Apple Harvest Festival is a family and pet-friendly event

Enjoy an autumn weekend and celebrate everything apple with the Rotary Club of Winchester’s 43rd Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival on Sept. 15-16 at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Darla McCrary, festival co-chair, said the family and pet-friendly event continues to grow in ...

The festival that must not be named

The Festival That Must Not Be Named  – formerly known as the Harry Potter Festival – returns to downtown Strasburg beginning Oct. 12 for an expanded weekend full of magical events for witches and wizards of all ages. Strasburg event planner Olivia Hilton said the festival began as a ...

Fifth annual River Valley Festival set for Sept. 29

Virginia culture meets the Shenandoah Valley for the fifth annual River Valley Festival, a cultural festival that promotes live bluegrass music, local craft beer and wines from Shenandoah Valley vineyards and breweries, along with pit-roasted meats from local farms. Festival organizer Chris ...

Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival

Enjoy live music, local brews, food and camping at the first Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival Oct. 20 in Middletown. Tyler Wakeman, festival director, said inspiration for the new event came from personal music and camping adventures with friends especially a trip a few years ago to ...

Fourth annual Appaloosa Music Festival set for this weekend

FRONT ROYAL — Bluegrass and folk music fans will descend onto the area for the 2018 Appaloosa Music Festival held this weekend at the Skyline Ranch Resort. Hosted by D.C.-area band Scythian, the festival will feature over 20 bands in the bluegrass, country, folk, and Celtic genres. Along ...

This Weekend: Aug. 31

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Cruise-in The Helltown Cruisers will host a cruise-in from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Village Commons in Front Royal.   History at Sunset Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown will host Park Ranger Shannon ...

Charlie Daniels returns to Shenandoah County Fair

Charlie Daniels is apologetic that he doesn’t remember the first time he performed at the Shenandoah County Fair. After all, the Music Hall of Fame performer and his band have played thousands of venues since Daniels started singing and stroking his fiddle in the 1950’s and still books ...

Artisans come together to share artistic passions

FRONT ROYAL – One afternoon Katy Riley, a Front Royal artist, was sitting in front of her computer browsing an artisan and crafter Facebook group with over 20,000 members when she was struck with an idea. Why not take a successful global idea and bring it to the local level. And that's ...

This Weekend: Aug. 24

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: County fair The Shenandoah County Fair starts Saturday at the fairgrounds in Woodstock. Free admission at gate on Saturday. Exhibits will be received from 8-11 a.m.  The County Tractor Pull will take place at the ...

Frisbee dogs to perform at Shenandoah County Fair

Dogs are Lawrence Frederick’s best friends and for the past 30 years he has taught them several dozen “wow” tricks with Frisbees. Frederick and his four-legged friends have performed more than 10,500 shows world-wide, won national competitions, entertained millions and he’s bringing ...

Fair to feature Christian, country, legacy rock music

The sound of music at this year’s Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock will feature Christian music stars, a pair of legacy rock music bands and a return visit by Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels. While Christian and country music have been a mainstay of the fair in recent years, ...

Hot dog stand built with strength and tradition stands the test of time

At Woodstock at the Shenandoah County Fair, there’s a hot dog stand that makes fair goers feel at home. Tom’s Chili Dog, situated near the grandstand, began in 1947 when Tom Estep Sr’s., father, Paul Estep, sold his very first hot dog while Tom Sr., sold snow cones next door. For 68 ...

Belle Grove hosts eighth annual Wine Fest on Saturday

MIDDLETOWN – Belle Grove Plantation will host its eighth annual Wine Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Festivalgoers will be able to taste various wines from around Virginia, listen to live music and view cooking demonstrations. The event will also play host to local food and artisan ...

This Weekend: Aug. 17

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   Friday Night Live Robbie Limon will perform at tonight’s Friday Night Live event from 5 to 11 p.m. on the Old Town Mall in Winchester. Information: 540-535-3661 or www.VisitOTW.com.   Gazebo ...

This Weekend: Aug. 10

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Warren County Fair The Warren County Fair continues through Saturday.  Today, country music star Lee Greenwood will perform 7:30 p.m. The opening act is by Bryan Shepherd, of Berryville. Tickets are $15 for general ...

This Weekend: Aug. 3

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Fair The Frederick County Fair continues through Saturday with rides, games and concessions. Local musician Robbie Limon will perform at 7 p.m. today and Wicked Olde Band at 7 p.m. Saturday. See ...