Fairs & Festivals

Front Royal festival adds Sunday benefit race

October 8, 2015

It’ll be a good year for runners attending the 45th Festival of Leaves in Front Royal, which celebrates the colorful turn of seasons and serves as the Warren Heritage Society’s annual fundraiser.

Teepee constructed to welcome native cultures

Chris (Comeswithclouds) White, of Bluemont, walks around a teepee he designed and constructed at Clermont Farm at the intersection of East Main Street and Va. 7 in Berryville. The teepee is being used to help advertise The Gathering, a festival that includes Kidz Harvest Fest, Harvest Dance and the Virginia Gourd Festival Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 8, 2015

BERRYVILLE – Those headed into Berryville for the upcoming harvest and cultural festival The Gathering will be greeted by a 24-foot tall teepee that organizers finished setting up this week at a corner of Clermont Farm.

Edinburg festival celebrates landmark year

September 17, 2015

When the Edinburg Ole Time Festival’s 35th year coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War ending, it’s bound to make for a special celebration.

Appaloosa Roots Music Festival

With a huge smile of joy, Lyra Lewis, 6,  runs toward her parents, Nick Lewis, right, and Jessica Diebold, left, as her little brother Grayson, 2, follows. The famly from Manassas claimed a grassy spot near the main stage at the Appaloosa Roots Music Festival on Saturday. The festival, held at Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal, ended Sunday night. Linda Ash/Daily

September 6, 2015

With a huge smile of joy, Lyra Lewis, 6, runs toward her parents, Nick Lewis, right, and Jessica Diebold, left, as her little brother Grayson, 2, follows. The famly from Manassas claimed a grassy spot near the main stage at the Appaloosa Roots Music Festival on Saturday. The festival, held at Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal, ended Sunday night. Linda Ash/Daily

A night at the fair

Justin Cole, 32, of Waynesboro,  watches the rides along the midway the Ferris  wheel and Zipper ride spin in the background at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. The fair ends today.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 5, 2015

Justin Cole, 32, of Waynesboro, watches the rides along the midway the Ferris wheel and Zipper ride spin in the background at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. The fair ends today. Rich Cooley/Daily

Life’s a breeze on the swings

Jeremy Viar, 13, left, of Woodstock, and Ty Ryman, 12, right, of Woodstock,  enjoy the breeze as they  ride the swings at the Shenandoah County Fair.  Rich Cooley/Daily

September 4, 2015

Jeremy Viar, 13, left, of Woodstock, and Ty Ryman, 12, right, of Woodstock, enjoy the breeze as they ride the swings at the Shenandoah County Fair. Rich Cooley/Daily

County fair hosts Veterans’ Tribute Day

Color Guard units from American Legion Post 199 of Woodstock, left, and Post 2447 of Edinburg,  parade toward the  grandstand at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds during the start of the Veterans Tribute on Thursday. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 3, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Veterans’ Tribute Day at the Shenandoah County Fair kicked off Thursday morning with a ceremony that included music, prayer, and speeches.

The voice of the trotters

Michael Carter, 27, of Hamburg, New York,  announces the harness races from the crows nest at the Shenandoah County Fair on Wednesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK – For Richmond, Virginia-raised Michael Carter, being a voice of competitive harness racing is far from a job – or even work.

Bam! Bang! Crunch!

Codey Fadeley, of Woodstock, takes a hit during one of the 4-cylinder heats of the demolition derby Tuesday night at the Shenandoah County Fair. 33 drivers participated in the second night of derby action.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 2, 2015

Codey Fadeley, of Woodstock, takes a hit during one of the 4-cylinder heats of the demolition derby Tuesday night at the Shenandoah County Fair. 33 drivers participated in the second night of derby action. Rich Cooley/Daily

Fried foods return to the fair

A customer stops by the Little Red Snack Shack at the fair to order food. Kaley Toy/Daily

September 2, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Fried foods are in abundance at this year’s Shenandoah County Fair. Funnel cakes, corn dogs and even fried

Magician amazes crowd at the county fair

Michelle Owens, of Front Royal, paints the face of Jillian Brunton, 10, of Edinburg at the Shenandoah County Fair on Tuesday. Also pictured are 10-year-old Samantha Shenk, of Edinburg, at center, and her brother Aaron Shenk, 5. At far right, magician Kevin Owens makes balloon animals for the crowd. Kaley Toy/Daily

September 1, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Magician Kevin Owens is performing illusions and his wife Michelle Owens is painting the faces of amazed kids at the Shenandoah County Fair this week.

Newcomer enjoying her first fair competition

Mackenzie Dellinger, 10, of Edinburg, stands by her goats, Blackberry and Cinnamon, at the Shenandoah County Fair.  Kaley Toy/Daily

September 1, 2015

WOODSTOCK — Mackenzie Dellinger is having a grand time at the Shenandoah County Fair, and this year she brought along her family’s two goats, Blackberry and Cinnamon.

Shenandoah County Fair photos

A crowd watches demolition derby action at the Shenandoah County Fair on Monday night.  Share your fair photos! Email them to news@nvdaily.com for consideration.  All photos must have captions identifying those in the photo as well as who took the photo. Courtesy photo by Ethel Showman

September 1, 2015

A crowd watches demolition derby action at the Shenandoah County Fair on Monday night. Share your fair photos! Email them to news@nvdaily.com for consideration. All photos must have captions identifying those in the photo as well as who took the photo. Courtesy photo by Ethel Showman

Shenandoah County Fair photo gallery

Cousins Ella Jenkins, left, of Maurertown , and Aiden Wood, Middletown, enjoy a ride at the Shenandoah County Fair.  Courtesy photo by Joye Wood

August 31, 2015

The Shenandoah County Fair is underway in Woodstock. Shown in this gallery are photos submitted by our readers. Send in your photos along with caption information to news@nvdaily.com.

Team offers advice, rules to fair exhibitors

Youth representative Lizzie Rhodes, second from right, reminds a crowd of Shenandoah County Fair exhibitors and their families about the expected code of conduct at the Sunday evening open meeting. Other representatives are, from left,  Tracy Barb, Bethany Gochenour and Tiffany Heishman.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

August 30, 2015

Most kids who show animals at the Shenandoah County Fair have enough to contend with between finishing and taking care of their animals, but members of the 4-H FFA Youth Representative team have extra responsibilities.

Shenandoah County Fair kicks off today

Donald Devans, 56, a ride operator for  Penwood and D & K Shows of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,  assembles the Zipper ride at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. The fair rides open this evening.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 28, 2015

Nine days of fair fun and food await those attending the 98th annual Shenandoah County Fair starting today, and fair manager Tom Eshelman said that attendees will be able to enjoy some new musical performances and even get their own stint in the spotlight this year.