Candy Hill Campground

165 Ward Avenue
Winchester, Virginia 22602
1 (540) - 662 - 8010

CAMPGROUND OPEN ALL YEAR

Trolley Trips April 1 - October 31:
Most Saturdays our San Francisco-Style Trolley Bus takes campers to places
such as farm markets and ice cream or frozen yogurt restaurants, on a sign up basis: only $1-2 per person

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2017 SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR


First Fridays
Art Walk
Every Month
On the first Friday of every month, Old Town Winchester plays host to artists with special galleries, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and late hours for many of the unique shops. Every month is something a little different.
Easter Weekend
April 15 - 16
Start the camping season off right and visit Candy Hill for Easter Weekend. Brush off the camping equipment to get prepared for the rest of the season!
Bloomin' Wine & Fine Arts Festival
April 28-30
The Apple Blossom festivities start with a Wine and Fine Arts Festival featuring area vineyards, food exhibitors, local artisans, and live musical entertainment featured on three stages to complete the atmosphere.
Apple Blossom Festival Apr 28 -
May 7
Join the fun and pageantry of the 90th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in historic Winchester. "Bloomtown" This long-standing tradition features the world's largest fire fighters' parade; an entertaining Grand Feature parade through scenic downtown Winchester; Weekend in the Park, featuring a wide variety of crafters; a bluegrass concert, a carnival and an outstanding fireworks display! The Trolley will shuttle ($) at various times for the parades. Visit the official Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival website for more information. See you at The Bloom! 
Mother's Day Weekend May 12-14
Enjoy coffee and doughnuts on the front porch Sunday morning to honor our moms.
Blandy Farm Garden Fair May 13 - 14
Blandy Farm Arboretum's annual garden extravaganza where over 70 vendors will sell plants and garden supplies to spice up your garden with a huge selection of native plants, small trees, annuals, perennials, berry bushes and more! Free guided tours and children's activities available. Located at 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce. (540) 837-1758  
"Of Ale & History"
Beer Festival
May 13
Join Belle Grove Plantation during their annual Microbrew and Imported Beer Tasting Festival. Sample an array of beers from the New and Old World. With music provided by live bands, food, and manor house tours it's a fun festival in a scenic historic outdoor setting! Located at 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown. (540) 869-2028
  North-South Skirmish Association Spring Nationals Shoot
May 17-21

Member units compete in live-fire matches with original/authentic reproduction Civil War period muskets, revolvers, mortars and cannons. It is one of the largest Civil War events of its kind in the country! Free event. Bring the entire family and see history in action! Members of the N-SSA who can show proper membership card will get 20% off any stay of 4 days or more during this event!
Located at Fort Shenandoah, 480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester. (248) 258-9007
31st Annual Virginia Wine & Crafts Festival

May 20

Enjoy wine tastings from 20 of the best Virginia Wineries. Over 100 artisans, crafters and a huge variety of foods and games. Live entertainment for everyone! Located in historic downtown Front Royal, see more info here.
Newtown Heritage Festival
May
26-29

This free family friendly festival that celebrates Stephens City, VA's heritage. Includes a craft show, demonstrating artisans, a parade and fireworks on Saturday, live music, children’s events, wagon rides, museum tours and more.
Click here for more information on the festival.

Memorial Day Weekend May 26-29
Candy Hill's pool opens for the season
Marker-Miller Farm Market Opening Day
June 1
Head over to Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery for their opening day.
Old Civil War Court House   Re-enactment
"Gathering of the Civil War Eagles"
June 2-4
See the nation's most prominent impressionists of major Civil War historical figures. This interactive "first-person" educational seminar is held in the original 1840's Winchester Virginia Courthouse in historic downtown Winchester.
 20 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester (540) 542-1145
Virginia Herb Festival
June 10 - 11
Enjoy fun and entertainment centered around the delight in herbs and the agrarian lifestyle.
Fathers' Day Weekend June 16-18
Enjoy coffee and doughnuts on the front porch Sunday morning to honor our Dads.
Independence Day Weekend
June 30 - July 4
Join us for your favorites to roast over the fire while you watch local area fireworks.
Marker-Miller Farm Market Patriotic
July 1
Head over to Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery for the start of their season. Celebrate 4th of July by pickin' your own fruit, riding the wagon train!
Rockin' Independence Eve
July 3
Come enjoy Rockin’ Independence Eve, an All-American event in Old Town Winchester.
Shenandoah Valley Steam & Gas Engine Show
July 28-30
This show features restored farm tractors, farm equipment, steam-powered belt-driven saw mill, belt-driven thrashing machine and hay baler, a "parade of tractors" and a tractor pull featuring only vintage farm tractors. On Saturday, listen to some outstanding bluegrass music. http://www.svsgea.com/
Frederick County Fair
July 31- Aug 5
Frederick County Fair offers fun for the entire family! Enjoy performances by country music recording artists and also live bluegrass music. See smash-up action at the demolition derby! There's also beauty pageants, lawnmower racing, carnival, livestock shows, petting zoo and much more!
Located at the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Route 11 North.
Route 11
Yard Crawl
Aug 12
Shop until you drop at the annual "Route 11 Yard Crawl". Plan to spend the day meandering through 43 miles of the Shenandoah Valley, with antiques, yard sales, and local business sales from New Market to Stephens City, VA along the “Old Valley Pike”.
Marker-Miller Peach Festival Aug 12
Enjoy fresh local produce that you can pick yourself, great country favorites,
and try some fresh apple cider doughnuts!
Bring the kids out to the playground and take them on an adventurous wagon ride!
Held at Marker-Miller Orchards, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade. (540) 662-1391
Civil War Weekend
Aug 18-20
Civil War sites throughout Winchester and Frederick County offer unique opportunities to experience life during the war. Tours, living history demonstrations, children's activities and more create an unforgettable experience.
Winchester Greek Festival
Aug 19-20
Sample delicious culinary fare and experience Greek music and dance at the Greek Orthodox Church of Winchester. Fun for the whole family!
Richards Fruit Market Peach Festival
Aug 20
Enjoy fresh local produce, great country favorites and try some fresh baked pies and dumplings!
Belle Grove Wine Festival
Aug 27
At historic Belle Grove Plantation
Labor Day Weekend Sept
1-4
The last big summer "splash"!
Come enjoy sun and fun at Candy Hill before vacation season ends!
Apple Harvest Festival
Sept 16-17
Celebrate Winchester's Apple Harvest Festival! - Regional apple pie baking contest, Ole Tyme Apple Growers Exhibit, food, children's areas, and artisans. Enjoy fall in the apple country at Jim Barnett Park. Located at 1001 E. Cork Street, Winchester. (540) 662-4827
Annual Tri-State Truck Show
Sept
22-24
From dawn till dusk at the Frederick County Fairgrounds visitors can see antique trucks, fire trucks, farm tractors, and military vehicles - all in working condition!
http://www.tri-state-antiquetruckshow.com/
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival
Sept
23 - 24
Come celebrate the many facets of fiber! The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival is filled with opportunities and events focusing on all aspects of fiber and more! Spinning and weaving equipment, rugs, purses, hats, sweaters, jewelry, art, pottery, and more!
 North-South Skirmish Association Fall Nationals Shoot
Oct
4-8
N-SSA member units compete in live-fire matches with original/authentic reproduction Civil War muskets, revolvers, mortars, and cannons. One of the largest Civil War events of its kind in the country! Free event. Bring the entire family and see history in action! Members of the N-SSA who can show proper membership card will get 20% off any stay of 4 days or more during this event!
Located at Fort Shenandoah, 480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester. (248) 258-9007
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct
6-9
Enjoy the fall foliage and relax over this wonderful weekend.
Explore local farm markets and pick up everything from fresh fruit to homemade pies while you discover the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.
Marker-Miller Apple Harvest Festival
Oct
7-8
Get some apple cobbler, caramel apple sundaes and country style food.
You can pick your own apples and pumpkins while you enjoy great music.
Wagon rides and barrel train rides for the kids. 
OctoBeer Fest
Oct
13-14
The celebration of German heritage will take place in downtown Winchester with the ability to sample German-inspired food, beer and wine while experiencing fantastic entertainment.
Blandy Farm ArborFest
Oct
14-15
Blandy Farm Arboretum's famous fall festival and plant sale. Join the fun activities which include scarecrow making, guided nature walks, bird walks, and hay rides for the kids.
(540) 837-1758 
153rd Civil War Battle Re-enactment Oct
14-15
Make Candy Hill Campground your base "camp" from which to experience the special 153rd re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek at Belle Grove. The largest of its kind!   (20 minutes south of Winchester) (540) 869-2064
Richards Fruit Market Apple Festival
Oct 21
Enjoy fresh local produce, great country favorites and try some fresh baked pies and dumplings!
Marker-Miller Pumpkin Festival
Oct 28
Enjoy food, wagon rides, barrel train rides and live music.
Get the family to go for a hunt and pick the perfect pumpkin. 

Please note that plans and dates can change due to circumstances beyond our control.
Call the campground to confirm.
Weekends in color represent raised rates due to holiday or event. 
Also, we add events to this calendar throughout the year.
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