Entertainment

Festival featuring 20 bands draws music fans

FRONT ROYAL – Music fans alike came out by the hundreds despite unpredictable weather to attend Appaloosa Music Festival 2017 over the Labor Day weekend at Skyline Ranch Resort. Allison and Todd Young, of Pennsylvania, said they wouldn’t miss it, rain or shine. “It’s all about the ...

Middletown hosts Farm-to-Table event

Middletown's Farm-to-Table event is back. A photo of a farm to table event two years ago in Eugene, Oregon, inspired Middletown to have its own last year.  Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh saw the photo and showed it to others. “I said 'why can't we do this? Why can't we do this in ...

Weekend Events: Sept. 1

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Music Festival The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs has announced this weekend’s lineup of performers: • Saturday: 7 p.m., concert by 13-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris. ...

Lost Weekend VIII returns to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

WINCHESTER – Lost Weekend VIII returns to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sept. 28 - Oct. 1. Recently, Film Club 3.0 members met to sample the event menu, including butternut squash soup, apple walnut salad, and apple pie pizza and with club founder Andy Gyurisin watched 25 trailers to kick off ...

County fair to kick off 100th anniversary with parade

It's been decades since their last one, but the Shenandoah County Fair is bringing back the parade. The fair, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, will kick off the festivities with a parade on Aug. 24 in Woodstock that will feature local high school marching bands, various floats and ...

Woodstock girl enters four animals in county fair

Lindsey Hamrick, 15, of Woodstock, is bringing four animals to the Shenandoah County Fair: two wethers, a steer calf and a heifer calf. She’s been showing goats for the past six years, and cattle for the last two, and even though she is somewhat experienced, there are still things she’s ...

Only 12, 4H member already a local and national winner

  Kennedy Whetzel held the halter on Levi, a 1,375 Maine-Anjou steer standing on the open lawn next to her grandfather’s house, and stroked his belly with a hooked show-stick as his massive body stood motionless. She occasionally had to poke his toes to practice getting his stance ...

Alligators, wooden nickels new twists at century old fair

On its 100th birthday, the Shenandoah County Fair will add new crowd-pleasing events, from a highly praised wrestling/educational alligator show to a unique wooden nickel lunch that allows a free two-hour fair visit. And for eight straight days there will be eating contests ranging from ...

Cloverbuds become 4H seedlings

The first seeds of 4H are planted with Cloverbuds – children aged 5 to 8 – and this year they will have a unique chance to take a three day ”Horses, Goats and Cows, Oh My!” themed camp during the 100th anniversary of the Shenandoah County Fair. “With school starting early, it cramped ...

Resident recalls how the fair has changed over 89 years

MOUNT JACKSON — Berlin Allen, 93, first went to the Shenandoah County Fair in 1928, traveling with his family from their farm in the Mount Jackson area. “We would leave early in the morning with our horse and wagon and get to the fair and leave down there about four and get back home,” ...

Pageant contestants share a cultural bond

It's been 54 years since she was named Miss Shenandoah County Pageant Queen in 1963. Jane Senseny (now Rhodes) was the fourth young woman to win the modern title and she is looking forward to meeting more than half the 56 former fair queens who will be part of the Fair's 100th anniversary ...

Edinburg siblings to enter Hampshires into county fair

Lizzi Zirkle, 9, and her older brother Jesse Zirkle, 16, both from Edinburg, are eager to show their purebred Hampshires at the Shenandoah County Fair. For Lizzi, it’s her first year as a member of 4-H so this will be her first year showing in the fair, but her family shows animals on a ...

Strasburg girl to enter goats for her first time at fair

This year will be the first year that Tinleigh Rusher, 11, will show animals in the Shenandoah County Fair. Through this experience, she said, she’s learned the importance of putting time and effort into caring for her animals. “You have to show pride into what you’re doing,” Tinleigh ...

Maurertown teen entering nine animals at fair

Samuel Steed, 13, of Maurertown, plans to enter nine animals into the Shenandoah County Fair: two steers, four heifers and three hogs. He’s no stranger to animals, as he’s been around them his entire life, and he’s been showing them for the last five years. “It takes a lot of time, ...

Three Woodstock siblings looking forward to fair shows

The Stephens siblings, Luke, 10, Lane and Kora, both 12, of Woodstock, are each entering a different animal at the Shenandoah County Fair. Luke has his two pigs, Kora has her three boer goats and Lane has two crossbred steers. The family has been raising animals for show for the last two ...

This Weekend: Aug. 25

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Bluemont Concert Series The Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and senior ...

Flight, food, fun at Virginia Air Show

Saturday marks the 10th annual Virginia Air Show at the Front Royal-Warren County Airport. This family centered event combines a barnstorming air show featuring over 50 aircraft and over 100 cars. "This event was started 10 years ago, in tribute to 9/11" said event organizer Ken Thurman. "We ...

Belle Grove hosts wine fest on Saturday

Belle Grove Plantation near Middletown is hosting its annual Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday. Visitors will be able to taste test Virginia wines, enjoy live music and view cooking demonstrations at the event, and there will be food and artisan vendors on the grounds. Kristen ...

This Weekend: Aug. 18

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Old Town Bud’s Collective, a bluegrass band from West Virginia, will open for Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe at the last of the Friday Night Live Series Concerts from 5 to 11 p.m. today at the Taylor Pavilion on the ...

Civil War Weekend aims to tell a range of historic stories

After spending close to a year planning for the event, the Shenandoah Valley National Historic District is hosting its annual Civil War Weekend next week in Winchester and Frederick County. According to Terry Heder, director of interpretation, education and history for the historic district, ...