The eighth annual Shenandoah Autumnfest will be held Saturday at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock.

The festival will offer food, beer, wine and live entertainment. Sharon Baroncelli, who serves as the executive director of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce, said the festival is great for finding something to do.

“Autumnfest offers the best of autumn in the Shenandoah Valley,” Baroncelli said. “It’s just a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon.”

Baroncelli said that the festival would feature several new events this year, including chainsaw wood carving, wood painting demonstrations, and cooking demonstrations with Traeger Grills. Also new this year will be a barbecue tasting garden that will include vendors 1752 Barbecue, Baker Farms, Frank’s Bar B Q, Rutz BBQ & Catering, and Shaffer’s Barbecue. 

The festival will also feature 25 craft beers from vendors around the region including Blue Mountain, Chaos Mountain Brewing, and Pale Fire Brewing. A wine bar will also be available with 10 wines and four spirits from the Virginia Farmhouse, Castle Vineyards, Belle Isle Craft Spirits, and Filibuster Bourbon.

Events returning to the festival this year include the Virginia Golden Ax wood-splitting championship and a classic car cruise-in. Harness racing at Shenandoah Downs will be available to watch and bet on, while The Instigators will be the musical entertainment.

Food from local vendors like Express Cafe, Tony’s Pizza, Poppy’s Kettle Korn will also be available.

If You Go

When: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Where:  Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, 300 Fairgrounds Road, Woodstock.

Tickets: General admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the gate.  Tasting tickets:  $20 purchased online, $25 at the gate.