Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

Fall Fest

Crums United Methodist Church in Berryville will host a Fall-Fest Truck Cruise-In from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Featured will be barbecue, raffles, give-aways and music.

A free-will donation upon entry will benefit the United Methodist Men’s Mission Fund. Rain date is Oct. 14. Information: 703-209-9049 or 571-271-6442.


A car, truck and tractor show will be held at the open house and tour of the Millersville Store, chapel and log cabin from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 2478 Minebank Road, Strasburg. There will also be music, train rides and food. Admission is free.


The Helltown Cruisers will hold a cruise-in from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in Front Royal. Information: 540-450-7939.

Night catfishing

The Town of Luray offers night catfishing until midnight Oct. 13 at Lake Arrowhead in Luray. Fishing permits are required and are available for ages 16 and older. Information: 540-743-6475.

XC Invitational

The Third Battle Open XC Invitational will be held Oct. 14 at Millbrook High School, 251 First Woods Drive, Winchester.

Registration is $10. Information: 540-545-2800 or visit www.runsignup.com/Race/VA/Winchester/3rdBattleOpenXCInvitational.

Walk for Blandy

The state Arboretum at Blandy Farm in Boyce will hold its annual 5K Walk for Blandy from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 beginning at the Peetwood Pavilion.

Registration is $20 or $25 on walk day. Online registration includes admission to ArborFest. Information: Martha Bjelland at 540-837-1758 ext. 221 or visit www.blandy.virginia.edu.

Car show

The Halloween Trunk and Treat Cooters Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Cooter’s Place, 4768 U.S. Highway 211 West, Luray.

Awards will be given for best in show. There will also be a kids costume contest and award for the best Cooter costume, a 50/50 raffle and music.

The entry fee is $15. Information: Scott at 304-610-1822 or Eddie at 540-327-6131.

Bicycle ride

The annual Page County Grown Century Bicycle Ride will be held Oct. 15 starting in Luray and traveling through Stanley and Shenandoah and back to Luray. Information: Chris Gould of Page Valley Cycling at 202-365-0186 or email gouldchris@netzero.net.

Leaf Peeper races

As part of Festival of Leaves, the third annual Helltown Half Shenandoah Leaf Peeper 10K will be held starting at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Skyline High School parking lot in front of the football stadium in Front Royal.

There will be two 13.1-mile loops, a single loop 10-K course and a 5-K course.

Registration ranges from $40 to $100. Information: www.adventureenablers.com/shenandoah-leaf-peeper.


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