||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.
||Escape to Old Town
Winchester for Valentine’s shopping specials and indulgent
chocolate morsels at the 6th Annual Chocolate Escape from
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
|St. Paddy's Celtic Fest
||Old Town Winchester
celebrates the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage
with the 4th annual St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival in Old
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
||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 26 -
|Join the fun and pageantry of the 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in historic Winchester. "It's Bloom Time!" 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
||Enjoy coffee and doughnuts on the front porch Sunday morning to honor our moms.|
|"Of Ale & History"
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
|Blandy Farm Garden Fair||May
||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|
Skirmish Association Spring Nationals Shoot
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
Annual Virginia Wine & Crafts Festival
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
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.
|Memorial Day Weekend||May
||Candy Hill's pool opens for the season|
|Marker-Miller Farm Market
||Head over to
Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery for their
Blossom Craft Beer Festival
||Focusing on craft beer education and exposing participants to the growing popularity and love for great craft beer. This year will feature over 40 breweries, live entertainment, and an annual homebrew competition and more!|
|Fathers' Day Weekend||June
||Enjoy coffee and doughnuts on the front porch Sunday morning to honor our Dads.|
|Curves to Cores HOG Rally
18 - 23
|Your trip to Winchester will
be filled with new discoveries of local food and rich
American history, and easy access to countless miles of
relaxing country drives in the surrounding Shenandoah
Valley. Our famous residents have included Patsy Cline,
Stonewall Jackson and George Washington, but our
present-day residents and businesses truly make us a great
|Rockin' Independence Eve
||Come enjoy Rockin’ Independence Eve, an All-American event in Old Town Winchester.|
|Independence Day Weekend
||Join us for your favorites to roast over
the fire, then go watch local area fireworks.
|Marker-Miller Farm Market Patriotic
||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!
|Shenandoah Valley Steam
& Gas Engine Show
||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 29- Aug 3
|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.
||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
local produce that you can pick yourself, great country
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
||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
||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
||Enjoy fresh local produce, great country favorites and try some fresh baked pies and dumplings!|
|Belle Grove Wine Festival
||At historic Belle Grove Plantation|
|Labor Day Weekend||Aug 30 - Sept 2
||The last big summer "splash"!
Come enjoy sun and fun at Candy Hill before vacation season ends!
|Bicycle Event Series -
Farm to Fork Fondo
|This event will include
gourmet aid stations at several farms in the Shenandoah
Valley region, known as the "Breadbasket of the
Confederacy," where cyclists will sample chef-prepared
food made from each farm’s ingredients. Course options for
all abilities will range from 10 to 100 miles.
|Apple Harvest Festival
||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|
Tri-State Truck Show
dawn till dusk at the Frederick County Fairgrounds
visitors can see antique trucks, fire trucks, farm
tractors, and military vehicles - all in working
|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
|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!
Located at Fort Shenandoah, 480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester. (248) 258-9007
|Columbus Day Weekend
|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.
some apple cobbler, caramel apple sundaes and country
You can pick your own apples and pumpkins while you enjoy great music.
Wagon rides and barrel train rides for the kids.
celebration of German heritage will take place in downtown
Winchester with the ability to sample German-inspired
food, beer and wine while experiencing fantastic
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
|155th Civil War Battle Re-enactment||Oct
|Make Candy Hill Campground your base "camp" from which to experience the special 155th re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek at Belle Grove. The largest of its kind! (20 minutes south of Winchester) (540) 869-2064|
Fruit Market Apple Festival
fresh local produce, great country favorites and try some
fresh baked pies and dumplings!
wagon rides, barrel train rides and live music.
Get the family to go for a hunt and pick the perfect pumpkin.