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


Art/Music Festival

The Winchester Art & Music Festival will be held today and Saturday in Old Town Winchester, Handley Regional Library, Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church and World of Healing.

Information: 540-699-0777, 540-845 3543, email or online at



A cornhole tournament will be held Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in memory of Derek Okan Getz at 700 Baker Lane, Winchester.

Sign-up begins at 11 a.m. with the tournament starting at noon. Registration is $30 per team. There will also be a silent auction and bake sale.


The Kernstown Battlefield Association will host its annual Civil War Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester near Creekside Station.

Music provided by the Second Virginia Calvary String Band. Tickets, which are $25 per person, are available at the Visitor’s Center or email


Band competition

Warren County High School in Front Royal will host the Marching Wildcat Invitational marching band competition starting at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ten marching bands from Warren County, Skyline, Strasburg, Handley, Clarke, Musselman, Spring Mills, Boonsboro, Hedgesville, Northwestern, and Montgomery Blair high schools will perform.

Tickets are $8, $6 for children under 12 and seniors and free for children under 6.


European Festival

Winchester Medical Center will host a European Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1775 N. Sector Court, Winchester.

Featured will be tastes, sights and sounds of Germany, Italy and the British Isles with traditional music, dancing, unique food and a European marketplace. Information: 540-536-4463.



The Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Armstrong Concert Hall, 702 University Drive, Winchester. Tickets are $12. Information: 540-665-4569.


River Valley Festival

The annual River Valley Festival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 1860, 1847 N. Royal Ave., Front Royal. Featured will be pit-roasted meats, folk music, craft beer and wine.



Pro Shuckers Seafood Catering from Annapolis, Maryland, will serve up Chesapeake Bay caught seafood from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Shenandoah Downs at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. Free admission.


Theatre Shenandoah

Theatre Shenandoah will present the psychological drama “The Bad Seed” at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 107 Center St., Edinburg.

Future performances will be held Oct. 5-7 and 12-14.

Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, are available at the Edinburg Mill, by calling 984-3972 or online at



Selah Theatre Project will present August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award winning play “Fences” this weekend at 400-B Kendrick Lane, Front Royal.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Information: 540-686-5185 or



Performing Arts Luray will host a performance by comedy ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 1 E. Main St., Luray. Tickets range from $8 to $15. Information, tickets: 540-743-3311 or



The Page Valley Arts Council will host a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday to open “Color,” an all-mediums art exhibit on display through October at the Warehouse Art Gallery in Luray.