Weekend Events

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

County Fair
The Shenandoah County Fair will start today and run through Sept. 5 with the following events:

• Today: 7 and 9 p.m., free grandstand shows featuring the Robbie Limon Band.
• Saturday: 6:30 p.m., county tractor pull, tickets $12.
• Sunday: two free grandstand events: 9 a.m., Conicville lawn and garden tractor pull (all day); 6 p.m., bluegrass bash featuring King Street Bluegrass and the Bluegrass Brothers.
• Monday: 7:30 p.m. demolition derby, $14.
• Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. demolition derby, $14.
• Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., Cole Swindell concert, tickets $42 and $46.
• Thursday: 7:30 p.m., Clint Black concert, tickets $40 and $45.
• Friday: 7:30 p.m. Hotel California, tribute to the Eagles, $17.
• Saturday: 7:30 p.m., David Allan Coe concert, tickets $17.
Information: 459-3867 or www.shencofair.com.

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
The Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra, a 16-piece Big Band ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the old Frederick County Courthouse, 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and senior citizens and $2 for children under 12. Information: 540-338-4640. In case of bad weather the concert will be moved to the First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St.

Berryville Main Street
Rob Schuweiler will perform folk, country and original music as part of the Music in the Park Concert Series from 6:30-8 p.m. today at Rose Hill Park.

Those attending are encouraged to bring chairs, a blanket and a picnic dinner. Weather cancellations will be posted on Facebook and at www.berryvillemainstreet.org. Information: 540-955-4001.

Bright Box Theater
Comedians Dan Wilson and Dionne Alexander will be featured at Bright Box Theater with shows at 8 p.m. today and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester.

Wilson and Alexander have been featured on Comedy Central, HBO, BET, the Tonight Show, the Late Show and more.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.

Living history event
Secret Passage Ranch will host a WWII living history event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 321 Spring Mountain Way, Fort Valley.

There will be displays including military encampments, WWII vehicles, cavalry demonstrations, weapons displays, uniforms, equipment and more. Both Allied and Axis troops will be present.

The event benefits the ranch’s nonprofit Victory for Veterans Therapeutic Riding program, which brings combat-wounded veterans and their families to the ranch from Bethesda National Medical Center to spend the day working with specially trained horses as part of their recovery.

Admission to the event is $5 per car. Information: 933-6564, 703-626-7351 or www.secretpassageranch.net/ww2.

Lego mania
Samuels Public Library will hold a Lego mania event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for children 5 and older. Information: 540-635-3153.

Long Branch Plantation
Long Branch Plantation in Boyce will show the film “The Last of the Mohicans” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn.
Those attending may arrive at 7:30 p.m. and are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and snacks. Movie concessions will be available for purchase. The cost is $5 per person and free for children 10 and younger.

Sky Meadows
Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will hold the following free programs this weekend:

Sky Meadows by moonlight: 7:30-9 p.m., Saturday. Meet at Backcounry Trailhead. Those attending should wear sturdy shoes and a wind-proof jacket. Bring water. The hike is 1.5 miles round trip and is moderately difficult.

Skulls and Skins: 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Meet at Boston Mill Road Trail near the park office. Get an up-close view of the unique features of animals and birds and how they ensure their survival.

Parking is $4 per vehicle. Information: 540-592-3556.

Full moon walk
The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will sponsor a full moon walk from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday to investigate the farm’s natural world at dusk and after dark.

Those attending should wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. Registration: 540-837-1758, ext. 224 or www.blandy.virginia.gov.

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