|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.
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
|Join the fun and pageantry of the 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in historic Winchester. "Back in Bloom" Featuring a wide variety of crafters; a bluegrass concert, a carnival and an outstanding fireworks display! Visit the official Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival website for more information. Most events will be at the Frederick County Virginia Fairgrounds. See you at The Bloom!
|Mother's Day Weekend
|Enjoy a beautiful weekend to camp with mom.
|"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
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.
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! Located at Fort Shenandoah, 480 Chalybeate Spring Road, Winchester.
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
|Candy Hill's pool opens for the season
|Marker-Miller Farm Market
|Head over to
Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery for their
|Winchester Wings and Wheels
|Car Show, Airplane
Displays, Kids Activities, Food Vendors and more at the
Winchester Reqional Airport.
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
*Date To be Confirmed*
|Fathers' Day Weekend
|Every dad loves a good campfire.
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.
|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- August 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
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
*Date to be confirmed*
|Winchester Greek Festival
|Sample delicious culinary
fare and experience Greek music and dance at the Greek
Orthodox Church of Winchester. Fun for the whole
|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
|Labor Day Weekend
|Aug 30 - Sept 2
|The last big summer "splash"!
Come enjoy sun and fun at Candy Hill before vacation season ends!
|Apple Harvest Festival
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,
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
celebration of German heritage will take place in downtown
Winchester with the ability to sample German-inspired
food, beer and wine while experiencing fantastic
*Date to be Confirmed*
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
| North-South Skirmish Association
Fall Nationals Shoot
|Oct 2 - Oct 6
|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.
*Date to be Confirmed*
Farm Arboretum's GinkgoFest offers live music,
delectable food and drink, Q&A with ginkgo experts,and
plein air art in the Grove.With 300 ginkgo trees spanning
3.3 acres, Blandy Experimental Farm's Ginkgo Grove is the
largest in the country!
|160th Civil War Battle Re-enactment
|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.
*Date to be Confirmed*