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Weekend Events: Sept. 22

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Brew & Blues Festival Over 50 beers will be featured at the Brew and Blues Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Village Commons on Main Street, Front Royal. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate ...

Sheepdog finals return to belle grove plantation

MIDDLETOWN – The 2017 National Sheepdog Finals begin at Belle Grove Plantation at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Over 200 competitors from across the United States and Canada have earned the right to step on the finals field through their successes  at local sheepdog trails. The event will begin with ...

Dogs celebrate end of summer with pool party

WINCHESTER -- It was a doggie day at Jim Barnett’s pool on Sunday. Dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds came to end summer with a splash at the Fourth Annual All Paws on Deck Canine Swim. Hannah Stewart, aquatics coordinator for  Winchester Parks and Recreation and this year’s ...

Celebrate New Market’s heritage on Saturday

NEW MARKET –  Celebrate New Market’s Heritage Day with a mix of old and new on Saturday. Event organizer Amy Proctor said, “Heritage Day was started a number of years ago with the idea of celebrating where we come from.” For Proctor, Heritage Day is more than an event, it’s ...

Civil War ball returns to battlefield

WINCHESTER – The Kernstown Battlefield Association kindly requests the pleasure of your company at its second annual Civil War Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 a person and the event is open to all ages. Ball organizer Susan Golden is extremely proud of the event. “Most people ...

Cosplayers converge on Samicon

FRONT ROYAL – Samicon returned to Samuels Public Library on Saturday, bringing with it a parade of bright and colorful cosplayers. This year’s theme was “Read Long and Prosper,” a pun on “live long and prosper” from the Star Trek TV show. Event organizer Kitti McKean said ...

Edinburg Ole Time festival starts today

EDINBURG –  The 37th Ole Time Festival returns to Edinburg today. For the next three days, this little town nestled along U.S. 11 comes alive with a festival that includes music, arts and crafts, cars, entertainment, food and a parade. This year’s theme is “Another Time” – a time ...

This Weekend: Sept. 15

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Library Samuels Public Library in Front Royal will hold its third annual SamiCon, the library’s comic convention, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is Star Trek. There will be gaming, geek ...

And they’re off: Shenandoah Downs racing begins Saturday

WOODSTOCK –  The second season of pari-mutuel harness racing returns to Shenandoah Downs on Saturday and runs for the next five weeks. Darrell Woods, director of communications of the Virginia Equine Alliance, said harness racing brings fans from all around the country together. “Last ...

Apple pie, music and more at this weekend’s apple harvest festival

WINCHESTER – The 42nd Shenandoah Valley Apple Festival hosted by the Rotary Club of Winchester takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. “People from all walks of life come to Winchester because we’re known for our apples,” said Julia Connell, president of ...

This Weekend: Sept. 8

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend: Concert John Richards and The Virginians will perform at Woodstock ROCS from 7 to 9 p.m. today at W.O. Riley Park. Food available starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and/or ...

Community Safety Fair is Saturday at Jim Barnett Park

WINCHESTER --  The 12th annual Community Safety Fair returns to Jim Barnett Park from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by Winchester Medical Center and the Winchester Police Department, the Community Safety Fair offers a wide variety of exhibits, demonstrations and activities for kids of ...

Duck race returns to Happy Creek

FRONT ROYAL -- The Warren County Youth Cheerleading Association’s Fourth Annual Rubber Duck Race will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. “We have a great group of volunteers who help us with staging the creek for the event and also helping to keep all our ducks accounted for!" LeAnn ...

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 ...