Fairs & Festivals

Apple Blossom Festival names Bure as queen

Natasha Bure

March 25th, 2015

Natasha Bure will be Queen Shenandoah LLXXXVIII for this year’s Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, which will be held April 24-May 3 in Winchester.

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 8th, 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 19th, 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 12th, 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 27th, 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

Shenandoah County Fair’s harness racing draws crowds

August 27th, 2014

WOODSTOCK — According to Alvin Lineweaver, several years ago very few people made a point of watching the harness racing at the Shenandoah County Fair. But over the last 10 years, he said, the grandstands have become full.

Shenandoah County Fair: Kids’ Day

August 26th, 2014

At top, Sara Shafer, left, and Cooper Swartz, right, both 5 and from Woodstock, bounce on a carnival ride at the Shenandoah County Fair on Tuesday. Tuesday was Kids’ Day at the fair. Above: Jack Waltrip, 6, of Strasburg, holds on during his ride on the Ferris wheel at the Shenandoah County Fair on Tuesday. Photos by Rich Cooley/Daily

Shenandoah County Fair demolition derby

August 25th, 2014

There were 47 drivers competing in the Nationwide Demolition Derby on Monday night at the Shenandoah County Fair. Demolition derby action continues again tonight at 8 p.m. Rich Cooley/Daily