Fairs & Festivals

Swinging into Mayfest

Kiera Miller, 5, of Strasburg rides the swings during the Mayfest Carnival on Friday evening on the Strasburg Town Lot.  Mayfest continues today through Sunday with the parade, which begins at 3 p.m., highlighting Saturday's activities.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 15, 2015

Kiera Miller, 5, of Strasburg rides the swings during the Mayfest Carnival on Friday evening on the Strasburg Town Lot.

‘Small-town flavor’ to savor

Country music singer Lee Greenwood, the Firefighters Marshal for this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, speaks during a media interview Friday. Rich Cooley/Daily

May 1, 2015

Longtime singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood made his first ever trek to Winchester for the 88th Apple Blossom Festival as the Grand Marshall for the Firefighter’s Parade on Friday.

Young At Heart Luncheon

Bill Green, 79, of Strasburg gets a dance with Apple Blossom Queen designate Natasha Bure during the Young at Heart Luncheon held Thursday under the Sprint Tent in Winchester. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 30, 2015

Attendees at Thursday’s The Willows at Meadow Branch Young at Heart Luncheon danced to the music provided by big-band orchestra, For Dancers Only, under the Sprint Tent in Winchester. The luncheon, part of the 88th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, also featured a visit by Queen Shenandoah designate Natasha Bure. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily

Speaker offers advice on corporate culture

Anthony McBride, principal and chief human resources officer for Edward Jones, speaks during the Valley Health Business-at-the-Bloom Luncheon held Thursday in Winchester.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 29, 2015

The chief human resources officer for Edward Jones explained to an audience at the Valley Health: Business at the Bloom luncheon Wednesday why the investment firm has consistently ranked among Fortune magazine’s best places to work.

A taste of Irish spring

Steve and Maggie Sill stand in front of their booth that features a replica of the Blarney Castle  at Saturday's Irish Spring Fest in Front Royal. Kevin Green/Daily

March 8, 2015

Fresh in the midst of a bitterly cold winter, residents and out-of-town visitors received a small taste of Ireland at the Irish Spring Festival in Front Royal on Saturday.

Shenandoah AutumnFest

October 19, 2014

The fourth annual Shenandoah AutumnFest drew people out on a sunny but windy day Saturday to eat barbecue and sample cigars, local wines and whiskey. The event was a fundraiser hosted by the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce at the fairgrounds in Woodstock.

Celebrating the harvest

October 12, 2014

Despite the drizzle, Mount Jackson residents celebrated fall during the Mount Jackson Music & Harvest Festival on Saturday.

Shenandoah County Fair: A cool treat

August 27, 2014

Caroline Eye, 5, of Woodstock, licks a chocolate ice cream cone from the Dairy Barn at the Shenandoah County Fair on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily