Weekend Events

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:

Warren County Fair
The Warren County Fair in Front Royal ends Saturday evening. Here’s what’s on tap:
• Today: Supreme Champion 4-H livestock showmanship contest at 2 p.m., lawn mower pull at 6 p.m., midway open from 6 to 10 p.m., dance competition at 6 p.m., Joseph Hott & the Short Mountain Boys perform at 7 p.m., Little Texas performs at 8:30 p.m.
• Saturday: Tommy Heslep feats of strength at 5 p.m., monster truck show at 6 p.m., midway open from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Wildflower performs oldies and country music at 7 p.m., Joseph Hott & the Short Mountain Boys perform at 8 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 7-12 and free for children 6 and younger.

Gazebo Gatherings
The Blue Ridge Arts Council summer concert series Gazebo Gatherings will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Village Commons in Front Royal. Admission is free.

Bluemont Concert Series
New York City’s Matuto will perform Brazilian-tyle music at 7:30 p.m. today at the old Frederick County Courthouse, 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Requested admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors and $2 for children under 12.

In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Information: 540-338-4640.

Schultz Theatre
The Schultz Theatre will present “August: Osage County” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday and again Aug. 14-16 at 9357 N Congress St, New Market.

Directed by Chris Whitney, the play revolves around a vanished father, a pill-popping mother and three sisters harboring shady little secrets.

Tickets are $13 for adults or $11 for students and seniors. Information: 740-9119 or www.schultztheatre.com.

Barns of Rose Hill
The Barns of Rose Hill will sponsor two events today at 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

An opening night and artist reception for a new exhibit, “The Clermont Collection: Portraits of Farm Animals” by local artist Doug Pifer will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The Spinney Brothers of Nova Scotia, Canada, will perform bluegrass music from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 or free for children 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult.

Barbecue dinners will be sold starting at 7 p.m. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.org.

Bright Box Theater
Two events will be held this weekend at the Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

• The Hackensaw Boys will perform Americana and bluegrass music today at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

• Bright Box Divas, a 90-minute review of the world’s top legends, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Creator, director and cast member Shi-Queeta-Lee has been featured on America’sGot Talent, Ugly Betty, DragCity, MTV’s Made and TvOne’s R&B Divas. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door or $30 for VIP seating.

Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Berryville concert
Berryville Main Street will host Music in the Park from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Rose Hill Park featuring Rolling Coyotes Duo.

Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs, a blanket and picnic dinner.

Information: 540-955-4001 or www.berryvillemainstreet.org.

Waggin for Dragons
A “Waggin for Dragons” boat racing event to benefit the Warren County Humane Society will be held Saturday at the Front Royal County Club.

Opening ceremonies start at 8:45 a.m. followed by the race from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There will be 11 teams with 20 paddlers, a steer person and a drummer (to keep the beat) in each boat competing for the champion trophy. Awards for top fundraiser and team spirit will also be given.

Food and drinks will be available. Parking will be available at Lowe’s. The Front Royal trolley will shuttle participants down to the boat landing starting at 7 a.m. Information: http://wagginfordragons.com.

Picnic/yard party
Gravel Springs will hold a picnic/yard party starting at noon Saturday at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, 1870 S. Pifer Road, Star Tannery.

There will be ham and chicken dinners, hot dogs, ham sandwiches, hamburgers, barbecue chicken and ice cream. Special music by Five of a Kind will be featured from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair.

Valley Reads finale
The Handley Regional Library System will host the Valley Reads finale from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Taylor Pavilion, 119 N. Loudoun St. in downtown Winchester.

Featured will be entertainment, food, music, prizes and cheering for a summer of great reading. Information: Donna Hughes at 540-869-9000, ext. 215.

Sky Meadows
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will hold the following activities Saturday:

• 1-3 p.m., kid’s crafts program.

• 7:30-10:30 p.m., 30-minute junior astronomer program for ages 5 to 12 followed by a presentation on the latest in U.S. space research and a night sky tour including looking at deep space objects through large telescopes.

Magic Lantern Theater
Magic Lantern Theater will show the film “Singin’ in the Rain” featuring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Taylor Pavilion on the Loudoun Street Mall, Winchester.

Those attending are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, the movie will be shown at Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 26 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Admission is free. Information: 540-678-0963.

Tomato fest

The annual Tomato Fest, a community-wide event celebrating all things tomato, will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Turner Pavilion, 228 S. Liberty St., Harrisonburg.

There will be a community recipe contest, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, live music and children’s activities.

Information: 540-476-3377 or www.harrisonburgfarmersmarket.com/events.

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gallery talk on the evolution of valley kitchens from the 1930s and the changes rural kitchens underwent as they became modernized during this period from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at 901 Amherst St., Winchester.

Admission is free to Museum members or $10 for nonmembers. Information: 540-662-1473 or themsv.org.