Fairs & Festivals

Herb festival to feature a dozen new brews

June 9th, 2016

At the eighth annual Virginia Herb Festival at Sunflower Cottage Herb Garden and Backroom Brewery in Middletown this weekend, attendees can get a taste of Virginia herbs by sampling an array of experimental beer flavors.

Garden Fest adds more vendors, herding demonstrations

Attendees browse plants for sale at Belle Grove Plantation's  Garden Fest in 2010. This year's festival will be held on Saturday. Courtesy photo by Belle Grove Plantation.

June 2nd, 2016

Green-thumbed guests at Belle Grove Plantation this weekend will be browsing a variety of plants at the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association’s 13th annual Garden Fest event.

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.