Fairs & Festivals

Arboretum continues nature education

May 5th, 2016

The Garden Fair at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce will celebrate Mother’s Day and usher in a host of programs at Blandy on its 30th year as the State Arboretum of Virginia.

Sweet Success

Meghan Fisher, 37, of Winchester, won first place in the adult division of this year's Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival apple pie baking contest. Kaley Toy/Daily

April 28th, 2016

WINCHESTER – The aroma of apple pie wafted throughout the Marker-Miller Orchards market during the 89th annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival apple pie baking contest Thursday.

Executive stresses importance of social media

Mary McDuffie

April 27th, 2016

Winchester-Mary McDuffie, executive vice president of delivery channels and communications for Navy Federal Credit Union delivered a presentation about the importance of social media, personnel and customer involvement at the Apple Blossom Festival’s Business at the Bloom lunch on Wednesday.

Area high school seniors take part in Bank Day

Austin Schlenter, 18, of Strasburg, listens as First Bank's CFO Shane Bell speaks Tuesday during Bank Day, held at First Bank's Operations Center in Strasburg. Twenty-one area high school seniors participated in the event.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 15th, 2016

STRASBURG – First Bank in Strasburg hosted an educational workshop Tuesday for local high school students in commemoration of Bank Day. Students learned everything from how banks function to how to manage money.

Wellness Festival scheduled Saturday

February 24th, 2016

The 22nd annual Valley Health Community Wellness Festival will be held Saturday throughout the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester.

Front Royal festival adds Sunday benefit race

October 8th, 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 8th, 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 17th, 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 6th, 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 5th, 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 4th, 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 3rd, 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 2nd, 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 2nd, 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