Entertainment

Shenandoah County Fair offers 100th anniversary merchandise

The Shenandoah County Fair will celebrate it’s 100th anniversary this year and will commemorate the occasion with special merchandise. Tom Eshelman, general manager of the fair, said boosters will be selling T-shirts, hats, 100th anniversary commemorative Christmas ornaments, 1925 limited ...

Former fire chief to serve as Mayfest Grand Marshal

A former Strasburg fire chief will represent the Strasburg community as grand marshal of the 2017 Mayfest celebration this weekend. Mayor Rich Orndorff said Bill Walton, former fire chief of the Strasburg Fire Department, will serve as this year’s grand marshal. Walton has 60 years of ...

KidzFest returns to Old Town for family fun

Old Town Winchester will hold KidzFest on Saturday with art, music, sports and educational opportunities for the entire family. Downtown Manager Jennifer Bell said this will be the fourth annual KidzFest along the Loudoun Street pedestrian mall. The first event was held in 2014 with ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Chow down Luray Downtown Initiative will hold a chicken chow down at 7 p.m. today at Luray Caverns Burner Barn. Tickets are $20. Information: 540-743-7700. Museum The Strasburg Museum has a new exhibit of antique ...

Festival takes over downtown Front Royal

The 31st annual Virginia Wine and Craft Festival will take place Saturday in downtown Front Royal and will feature shopping, music, vendors and wine tastings. Niki Foster Cales, with the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, said they typically see around 10,000 people at the event, ...

Mayfest kicks off summer season

The 35th annual Mayfest will bring a weekend of festivities to downtown Strasburg with new events for all ages. Mayor Rich Orndorff said he’s excited to put this annual event together with over 10,000 in attendance each year. The event kicks off Friday evening and runs through ...

Get pampered at women’s health festival

WOODSTOCK – Bring your sisters, mom and girlfriends to get pampered at the May 20 GLOW festival. The first GLOW: Gals Living Out Wellness Festival is a chance for women  to have fun, get pampered and learn about resources available to women.  Pam Murphy, executive director of the ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Car meet Over 500 antique to newer-year vehicles will be featured at the 59th Apple Blossom Car Meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Jim Barnett Park in Winchester. A traditional ...

Taste local brews at Belle Grove’s beer fest

MIDDLETOWN – Local brews will be poured at Belle Grove Plantation’s 22nd annual “Of Ale and History” beer fest on Saturday. The beer festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature tastings of beer and hard cider from local breweries and distributors, including ...

Cooter’s to hold grand opening celebration this weekend

The star-studded grand opening of Cooter’s in the Valley will be held this weekend in Luray. Ben “Cooter” Jones and “Miss Alma” Viator will hold the grand opening today and Sunday.  Tom Wopat, who played “Luke Duke” on "The Dukes of Hazzard" television show, will be signing ...

Souvenir can is tradition for festivalgoers

WINCHESTER -- When people attend the Apple Blossom festivities, they expect to see old friends, celebrities, guest speakers and other traditions that have carried on for the 90 years of the festival. One other tradition they also expect to see are the souvenir cans produced by the Crown Cork ...

Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Circus Cirque Italia, a traveling “water circus” blend of technology and performing arts featuring acts from Russia to Mexico, will be held today through Sunday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground ...

Lots of family fun at R-MA Founder’s Weekend

Randolph-Macon Academy will hold the 125th anniversary Founder’s Weekend beginning today, with activities for the entire family. Celeste Brooks, director of public relations for the private school located in Front Royal, said this event is not an annual event. The school, she said, was ...

Apple Blossom Festival kicks off with wine fest

Sample area wines as the 90th anniversary of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival kicks off with the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest this weekend. The two-day event will be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event’s main entrance is on Cameron ...