Fairs & Festivals

Firefighters Carnival starts Wednesday

July 10th, 2016

The 89th annual Front Royal Firefighters Carnival kicks off Wednesday across from Bing Crosby Stadium. The 10-day festival will offer rides, games food and fireworks.

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.