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Spooky and sweet Halloween fun

Looking for some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of area events: Frederick County Family Drive-In Theater, Stephens City. Haunted Trail, begins at 6 p.m.. Friday and Saturday.  Costume contest and Trunk or Treating, 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday. Shenandoah County Strasburg The Kiwanis Club of ...

Even four-legged friends can participate in Halloween

WINCHESTER - For adults and children alike, Halloween is the one time a year it's acceptable to dress up as Wonder Woman or Captain Hook, a zombie or a princess. But for shoppers of Posh Pets Boutique in Winchester, Halloween is just one more excuse to dress up their four-legged ...

‘Spirits of the Battle of New Market’ tour is Saturday

The ghosts of the Battle of New Market return during the “Spirits of New Market” walking tour on Saturday. Sarah Mink, supervisor of Historical Interpretation for the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, was inspired by ghost tours of prominent battlefields including Gettysburg and ...

Leg of Dragon motorcycle ride to benefit VA hospital

FRONT ROYAL – Unity Lodge and The Lost Tribe Motorcycle Riders Association are sponsoring the Last Ride through the Leg of the Dragon motorcycle ride on Saturday with proceeds benefiting the VA Martinsburg Hospital Christmas fund. Larry Adams, founder and CEO of The Lost Tribe, had a vision ...

Sign up now for Woodstock Turkey Trot

WOODSTOCK – Early bird registration for the 8th annual Woodstock Turkey Trot ends Tuesday. Katie Freakley, human resource manager for Regulus Group and an organizer of the trot, looks forward to this event every year. “Our community comes together to kick off the holiday season the ...

Halloween happenings: Enjoy some spooky and sweet events this month

From haunted trails and ghost walks to costume contests and corn mazes, here are some ways to start celebrating  Halloween around the valley: Shenandoah County • The Strasburg Heritage Association will sponsor ghost/graveyard walking tours from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 starting at Hotel ...

This Weekend: Oct. 20

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Kid’s Trail The Super 8 Film Club, which encourages children to learn about cinema, will show a family friendly film at 11 a.m. Saturday at Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester. Tickets are $5 per person. Information: ...

VIPs hold Fall Craft and Vendor Show

WINCHESTER – Winchester Police Department's Volunteers in Policing's fourth annual  Fall Craft and Vendor Show is Saturday. Anthony Funkhouser, a member of Volunteers in Policingm, is looking forward to this year’s event, more so than usual. “Everything we raise from this event goes ...

All aboard for Train Day at Strasburg Museum

STRASBURG – The Strasburg Museum is hosting Train Day on Saturday. Hope Brim, publicity chair for the museum, wants visitors to come out and learn about local railroad history and its association with the town of Strasburg. “It’s a fun event for all ages,” Brim said. “We enjoy ...

Stomp some grapes at Rock the Grapes! festival

BERRYVILLE – Celebrate Virginia Wine Month with Veramar Vineyard’s Rock the Grapes! Festival on Saturday in Berryville. Coy Ferrell, marketing director for the Bogaty Family Wine Group, said the highlight of the festival is the chance to stomp grapes, just like that famous scene in the "I ...

Native Americans to gather for Harvest Festival

BERRYVILLE – Native American Indians from across Virginia are traveling to Berryville to celebrate The Gathering: a Native American Harvest Festival this weekend. Rene White-Feather, a participant in this year’s event, described the Saturday and Sunday gathering as a unique event for the ...

Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester

WINCHESTER – The 5th annual Oktoberfest returns to Old Town Winchester today and Saturday. Jennifer Bell, downtown manager, said this year's event is bigger than in past years. “It keeps growing in popularity," Bell said. "So, this year we decided to fully embrace the Oktoberfest ...

Museum hosts evening for special needs families

WINCHESTER – The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is hosting its third Special Night for Special Needs beginning at 6 p.m. today. Ryan Hall, marketing and membership organizer for the museum, said he is glad the museum is able to offer unique events like this to the local community. “We ...

This Weekend: Oct. 13

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:   MSV The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host the following programs this weekend at 901 Amherst St., Winchester: • Today: 7-9 p.m., reception to open an exhibit by members of the Virginia Watercolor ...

Watercolor exhibit opens at MSV

WINCHESTER – The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is opening a new contemporary art exhibit on Saturday. The Virginia Watercolor Society'S 38th annual exhibition will run through Jan. 7. MSV Director of Exhibitions Coryn Garmen is extremely proud of this exhibit. “It offers a wide variety ...

Local chef shares pork belly recipe

WINCHESTER – After opening its doors in 2011, Bonnie Blue Southern Market and Bakery has become a  landmark in the city. Known for its Janis Joplin posters, Texas-style barbecue, and made-from-scratch cakes, visitors flock to the 1920s restored Esso station for local and fresh ...

Get a taste of the valley on Saturday

MOUNT JACKSON – Shenandoah Forum and Cave Ridge Vineyard are hosting the Taste of Shenandoah on Saturday. Vicki Ruckman, event coordinator for the Taste of the Shenandoah, expressed the importance of bringing awareness to the farm-to-table movement. “This used to be a small event,” she ...

Enjoy barbecue and music at AutumnFest

WOODSTOCK – The 7th annual Shenandoah AutumnFest returns to the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Sharon Baroncelli, executive director of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce,  said AutumnFest is a great time to showcase what Shenandoah County has to ...