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


The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners organization will hold its annual Gardenfest event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown.

Featured are plants for sale, craft vendors and kid's events, face painting, food, a petting zoo with ponies and a lama, and K-9 demonstrations by the Frederick County Sheriff's and Fire Marshal's offices.

New this year will be a birdhouse decorating contest and free hands-on workshops. The Gartenhaus area will let people experience flower pounding, make a Tussie Mussie, Kokadama, pressed flower sun catcher or create a Black Forest garden art.

Admission and parking are free. Tours of the manor house are $5. Information: 540-869-2028 or visit


The Town of Mount Jackson will host a showing of the film “The Greatest Showman” at 8:45 p.m. today at the town park.


Handley Library in Winchester will host a Later in the Library after-hours event from 7-9 p.m. today to kick off its summer reading program for adults.

There will be live jazz music, magic by mentalist J. Edward Ford, tours of the library and beer tastings based on popular book-to-screen titles including "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "Silence of the Lambs", "Stand By Me" and "Fight Club" (must be 21 with valid identification).

Attendees can reserve their seat for one beer tasting at 7, 7:45 or 8:30 p.m. and library tours at 7 or 7:45 p.m. Information, registration: 540-662-9041 or visit


The Town of Strasburg and Shenandoah Film Collaborative will host a showing of the family movie “The Sword and the Stone” from 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday at Strasburg Square.

Tiffany exhibit

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will hold a cocktail reception from 5-7 p.m. Saturday to open an exhibit of Tiffany glass at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Tickets are $20 or free for MSV members. Registration required by calling 540-662-1473 or visit

Open market

The Open Market, sponsored by the New Market Chamber of Commerce Merchants Committee, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sun Trust Bank parking lot. The market features vendors with antiques, specialty foods, arts and crafts, fresh produce and more. There is also an activity for children each month.

The market will be open monthly the first Saturday through December. Information: 540-740-3212 or email

Artisan fair

An artisan fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Frederick, 180 Bald Eagle Drive. Featured will be local arts and crafts, wines and music by Nashville Standard. Information: 540-699-3232.


Kernstown Battlefield guide Mike Cannane will lead two tours of the battlefield at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday starting at the Visitor’s Center, 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester. Information: 202-302-9129 or visit


The Helltown Cruisers will hold a cruise-in from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in Front Royal.

Wings & Wheels

Wings & Wheels will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Regional Airport. Rain date is Sunday.

Featured will be a judged car show, airplane displays, kid's activities and food vendors. Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted to benefit Arc of the Shenandoah Valley, an organization for people with developmental disabilities. Information: 540-665-5600 or 540-542-1326 or

Barbecue, dance

A family barbecue and barn dance to benefit Family Promise, a nonprofit organization that brings shelter, meals and support services to families without homes through a network of local congregations, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Classicus Farm, 1630 Chapman Landing Road, Edinburg.

Tickets are $10 for youth, $15 for adults and $35 per family. Tickets, information: 540-459-4599.

Wild Fest

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center will host its first Wild Fest event from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville.


Performing Arts Luray will host the Main Street Singers from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Plaza in downtown Luray. Tickets range from $8-15. Information, tickets: 540-743-3311 or