This Weekend: May 18

The following are some of the area events that will be held this weekend:



Kidzfest will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the Old Town Walking Mall in Winchester. Featured will be over 60 interactive exhibits, a puppet show and Reptiles Alive performances. Information: 540-722-8700.

Kernstown Battlefield

Robert McCurry will lead two tours, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday at Kernstown Battlefield. Information: 757-593-8227, 202-302-9129 or visit www.kerntownbattle.org.

Fort Loudoun

Winchester’s Historic Fort Loudoun will host a living history event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 419 N. Loudoun St. Information: www.frenchandindianwarfoundation.org.



Strasburg High School will present the murder mystery musical, “Winston LaCrois is Dead” at 11 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday in the school’s old gymnasium.  Tickets are $7 at the door or $5.50 online at www.strasburgmusical.seatyourself.biz.


The Skyline Chimers, a group of teenagers and adults with developmental delays who play tone chimes, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Front Royal United Methodist Church. Information: Allyson at 540-665-0103 or email skylinechimers@gmail.com.


Bluegrass concert

A bluegrass concert to benefit the Shenandoah Community Health Clinic will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Fort Valley Nursery, 1175 Hisey Ave., Woodstock.

Performing will be Old Town Flood and The Fort Valley Boys. Sponsored by The Kindness Matters Project, proceeds will benefit increased counseling services for youth and families.

A free-will offering will be received. Food and drinks are available to purchase. Held rain or shine. Information: 540-459-1700.


Youth Outdoor Day

The Warren County chapter of Izaak Walton League and Northern Shenandoah Valley Trout Unlimited will host a free Youth Outdoor Day for ages 3 to 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Izaak Walton Park, 3364 Gooney Manor Loop, Browntown.

Activities include archery,; nature walks, fly tying and casting, turkey calling, bird watching and identification, shooting sports, face painting and fishing, which starts at 3 p.m. (tackle available).

Stories in Stitches

Handley Regional Library and the Shenandoah Valley Tapestry will present Animal Stories in Stitches at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the library.

The afternoon includes animal stories with library archivist Becky Ebert and Lynn Oliver, from Valley Wildlife Care, who will bring  Tiva the groundhog. Shenandoah Valley Tapestry Artists will present awards for the best-stitched animals. The Stitch-a-Story Club will award best in show for their favorite needlework piece.

Information: Irina Galounina at valleytapestry@gmail.com or Becky Ebert at 540-662-9041.

‘Barefoot in the Park’

The Selah Theatre Project will present Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at 400-B Kendrick Lane, Front Royal.

Future performances will be held May 25-27. Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door or $8 and $10 for students and seniors.

Tickets, information: www.selahtheatreproject.org/tickets.

Auto show

Owners of Hudson, Essex and Terraplane automobiles will gather for the annual Doc’s Apple Blossom Meet car show from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Skyline Caverns, south of Front Royal.

The show will be held rain or shine. Admission is free.

Information: Jon Battle at 540-364-1770 or visit www.cbc.hetclub.org.


Bright Box

Bright Box Theater has announced the following artists will perform this weekend at 15 N. Loudoun St., Winchester:

  • Kipyn Martin and Victoria Vox: 8 p.m., today.
  • Marv Ashby and High Octane: 8:30 p.m., today.
  • DIVAS Drag Show: 7 and 10 p.m., Saturday.

Information: 540-665-2878, www.brightboxwinchester.com.


Piccadilly House

The following performers will be at the Piccadilly Public House & Restaurant this weekend at 125 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester:

Today: Dave Elliot on piano at 6:30 p.m.; Raised on Analog at 8 p.m.

Saturday: Rob Yeakle on piano at 6:30 p.m.; Robbie Limon Band at 8 p.m.

Information: 540-535-1899 or www.piccadillypublichouse.com.


Farm to Fork Fondo

The Farm to Fork Foundation will hold the Farm to Fork Fondo Shenandoah on Saturday and Sunday at Belle Grove Plantation, south of Middletown.

The organized bicycle ride offers riders a chance to choose the distance best for them and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way.

Registration ranges from $24.99 to $168.99. Information: www.farmforkfondo.com/shenandoah.


Truck/tractor pull

The Clarke County Young Farmers Inc. will sponsor the Dragon Motorsports Truck & Tractor Pull at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Front Royal.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for ages 12 and under. Information: Rick at 540-303-3336 or email ccyfinc@gmail.com.

Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane will host the following activities this weekend:

  • National Kids to Parks Day: 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday. Junior Ranger booklets available 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Visitor’s Center. Kid-friendly discovery table open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Explorer Outpost. Discover Nights featuring interactive discovery stations, food, hikes and more open 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Children’s Discovery Area.
  • Explorer Outpost: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
  • Meet the Beekeepers: 1-3 p.m., Sunday.

Admission is free although parking ranges from $3 to $4. Information: 540-592-3556 or


Gala, dinner

Page One, a charity serving the needy in Page County, will hold a Fabulous 50s gala and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Stover Hall, 1381 U.S. Highway Business 340, Luray. There will also be a live performance by Elvis.

Information: Susan Dees at 540-743-3965.

Chicken Chow Down

The Luray Downtown Initiative will hold its annual Chicken Chow Down from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Luray Caverns Burner Barn, 101 Cave Hill Road, Luray. Tickets are $25. Information: 540-743-7700.



Performing Arts Luray will host the Main Street Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Plaza in downtown Luray.

Tickets range from $8 to $15. Information, tickets: 540-743-3311 or www.performingartsluray.org.


Barns of Rose Hill

Blind Boy Paxton will perform at 8 p.m. today at Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville.

Tickets are $15. Information: 540-955-2004 or www.barnsofrosehill.com.


Lucketts Spring Market

The Lucketts Spring Market will be held today through Sunday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville.

Featured will be more than 200 vendors including DIY network show “Salvage Dawgs” hosts Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp.

Tickets: $10 to $40. Information: 703-779-0268.