2016 VALLEY EVENTS
March 12th - ShamRuck, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
The ShamRuck benefits our Veterans who are in need and suffering from PTSD. We have teamed up with Platoon 22 to help raise money and bring awareness to this epidemic! Platoon 22 is a traveling memorial. The boots in the memorial symbolize the 22 lives lost per day, 682 lives lost per month, and over 8,000 veteran lives lost each year to suicide attributed to PTS. Irish eyes are smiling when there is beer in your belly! And what better way to make that happen than the ShamRuck! ShamRuck is an event that combines three favorite hobbies: running, rucking (yes that’s rucking with an “r”) and drinking craft beer. ShamRuckers will run roughly two miles while stopping at beer stations to sample different craft beers provided by Jailbreak Brewery. But what’s a Run without a Ruck? So to make it more interesting runners will wear a weighted backpack (rucking) to add to the challenge! So are you up for it? Then sign up now! Please visit www.shamruck.com.
March 12th - Winterfest at Bryce Resort, Basye, Virginia
The annual winterfest celebration is back and making an end-of-the-season party as big as ever. Featuring live music, food, pond skimming. Starting with a pancake breakfast, polar plunge, costume parade, pond skimming and more fun throughout the day. Visit www.bryceresort.com for more information.
April 2nd - Town of Woodstock Chili Cook Off, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
The Woodstock Enhancement Committee hosts the 1st Annual Woodstock Chilifest. From 11a.m. to 4 p.m.. Sample chili from 20 competitors and vote for your favorite. Listen and dance to great music from local favorite, "The Instigators". Food items and ingredients from vendors. There will be games and activities for adults and kids alike. Enjoy beer and/or hard cider. For more information about the event and tickets, visit www.woodstockvachilifest.com
April 16th - Mud Dog Run, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
Mud Dog Run is a fun, high intensity, obstacle course run around one of Virginia’s great fairgrounds. The Mud Dog Run will encompass 5k of very tough terrain. The course will contain obstacles such as, climbing walls, cargo nets, mud pits, and other fun but challenging obstacles. This race is not for the faint of heart. If you like a challenge and some food topped off with a Jailbreak beer at the finish, then the Mud Dog Run is just your type of race. This race benefits our Veterans who are in need and suffering from PTSD. We have teamed up with Platoon 22 (a non-profit organization) to help raise money and bring awareness to this epidemic. Registration is open now. For more information about this event and how to register, please visit www.shenandoahcountyva.us search services, events.
April 22nd - May 1st - 89th Annual Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester, VA
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is a celebration of spring in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. The event is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic area, taking over the town of Winchester, VA. This is a great time to enjoy the Virginia countryside and see the blooming apple trees while they color the region in the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, the Grand Feature Parade, band competitions, dances, a carnival, a 10K run, Firefighters events and more. "Unforgettable!" is the theme for the 2016 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy. The Festival is held in Winchester – Frederick County Virginia, in the beautiful and historic Northern Shenandoah Valley, just 75 miles west of Washington, D.C. A small city with a rural atmosphere, Winchester is within easy driving time from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD and Richmond, VA. Crowds in excess of 250,000 attend the Festival each year. For more information visit, www.thebloom.com/events.
May 13th - 15th - 152nd Anniversary of The Battle of New Market, Reenactment & Adventure Camp, New Market, VA
The Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience taking place on the original 1864 battlefield. Experience Civil War soldier life. On-going demonstrations and living history presentations. Travel back in history to the sights and sounds of the Civil War with Signal Corps, Artillery, Cavalry, Musket firing, Camp life, Medical Corps, and much more. For more information regarding pricing and tickets, please call (540) 740-3101 or (866) 515-1864, email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 28th - ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ValleyFest, held on Memorial Day weekend, is the kick-off to summer! More than 4,000 people celebrate the holiday weekend at the festival, dancing to live music, sampling food, shopping for unique and handmade crafts, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and beyond. Many varieties of beer and wine will be represented, from merlots and pinots to meads and maibocks. It's all of the beer and wine you could possibly enjoy in one place! For information about tickets visit, www.valleyfestbeerandwine.com
June 10th - Woodstock Rocs Concert Series, W.O. RIley Park, Woodstock, VA
Featuring: The Instigators. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy dinner from local food vendors along with live entertainment from regional bands. W.O. Riley Park Event Lawn and Stage Area. Food for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m., music 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION!
June 24th - Vintage Woodstock Festival, Woodstock, VA
This event is from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. located in the Woodstock Court Square. This event will be fun for the entire family. Featuring music by Revolution. Enjoy music, dancing in the streets, artisans and crafters, food vendors, wine & beer garden, children’s activities and more. Admission is free! www.townofwoodstockva.com
June 24th - June 29th - Bike the Valley, Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, VA
Attention cycling enthusiasts! Bike Virginia is making a cycling pilgrimage this year. From Woodstock to Harrisonburg. Six days of pedal – smile – repeat. The event is nestled in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley. You don’t want to miss these bike routes through one of Virginia’s favorite riding destinations. Visit www.bikevirginia.org for more details.
July 2nd - Brycefest, Bryce Ski Resort, Basye, VA
This annual event features crafters, food vendors, live music, fireworks, and much more. Fun for the entire family. Please visit www.bryceresort.com for more information.
July 4th - Fireworks Display, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
Fireworks start at 9:30 pm. Rain date: July 5th. For more information visit www.townofwoodstockva.com.
July 8th - Woodstock Rocs Concert Series, W.O. RIley Park, Woodstock, VA
Featuring: Clay Arthur & The Mystic Pistols. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy dinner from local food vendors along with live entertainment from regional bands. W.O. Riley Park Event Lawn and Stage Area. Food for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m., music 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION!
July 22nd - Woodstock Rocs Concert Series, W.O. Riley Park, Woodstock, VA
Featuring: Buds Collective. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy dinner from local food vendors along with live entertainment from regional bands. W.O. Riley Park Event Lawn and Stage Area. Food for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m., music 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION!
August 12th - Woodstock Rocs Concert Series, W.O. Riley Park, Woodstock, VA
Featuring: John Richards & The Virginians. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy dinner from local food vendors along with live entertainment from regional bands. W.O. Riley Park Event Lawn and Stage Area. Food for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m., music 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION!
August 13th – Shenandoah Valley 11th Annual Yard Crawl
Shop till you drop!!!!! Come out for over 43 miles of business sidewalk sales, yard sales, antiques, food, wine and much more along Route 11 in the historic towns. This year the Yard Crawl will be extended from Harrisonburg through Stephens City. Starts 7 a.m. Rain or Shine. Come early, some sales start Friday.
August 15th - August 20th - Rockingham County Fair, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA
The Rockingham County Fair has been recognized on numerous occasions as being the top agricultural fair in the nation. More than 90,000 people are expected to attend the fair located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. From concerts and side shows, to tractor pulls and demo derbys, this fair has it all. Featured concert performers this year, 8/15 Joe Diffie, Mark Chestnutt & Diamond Rio; 8/16 Hank Williams, Jr. with Mo Pitney; 8/18 Justin Moore with special guests William Michael Morgan & Chris Lane. For more information and tickets to concerts visit www.rockinghamcountyfair.com.
August 26th - September 3rd – Shenandoah County Fair, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
The Shenandoah County Fair celebrating 99th year. Featuring Pennwood Shows Midway with approximately 30 rides. Livestock show and exhibits. 4 Days of Harness Racing, Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derbys, National Musical Entertainers . Various Free Shows and Entertainment on the grounds. Featured concert performers this year, TBA. Plus much, much more. For more information and tickets to the concerts, visit www.shencofair.comor call (540) 459-3867.
September 9th - Woodstock Rocs Concert Series, W.O. Riley Park, Woodstock, VA
Featuring: Who Shot John. Bring your lawn chair and blanket and enjoy dinner from local food vendors along with live entertainment from regional bands. W.O. Riley Park Event Lawn and Stage Area. Food for purchase beginning at 6:00 p.m., music 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FREE ADMISSION!
September 10th & 11th - Food Truck Festival and Harness Race, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
Shenandoah Valley’s only food truck festival in the heart of Woodstock. Join in on the 1st Annual Food Truck Festival partnered with the first weekend of Harness Racing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tons of family fun and great food and brews to boot. Guaranteed, the best way to spend a fall afternoon.
September 16th - September 18th – Edinburg Ole’ Time Festival, Edinburg, VA
On the third Friday of each September, this sleepy little town, nestled along US-11 (exit 270 on I-81), comes alive with the Festival of music, arts, crafts, parade, entertainment and great food. The best parts of the Festival, though, are the people. The theme is that of another time. A time when things moved a little slower, a time when people took the time to visit with each other, but most of all, a time when everybody enjoyed the life they had and the friends they shared. For more information about the Festival, call: 540-984-7272. Sponsored by the Town of Edinburg and the Edinburg Heritage Foundation.
October 8th & 9th – Mt. Jackson Apple Harvest Bluegrass Festival, Mt. Jackson, VA
5th Annual Mount Jackson Music & Harvest Festival will continue to be surrounded by fine crafters, delicious foods and live entertainment (local and handmade). This festival is a great opportunity for all to participate in the history and future of the Mount Jackson heritage. Enjoyable and entertaining for the entire family. For more information, please visit www.mountjacksonfestivalsinc.com
October 15th – Shenandoah AutumnFest, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
A festival designed to give you a lip lickin', banjo pickin', wine sippin' good time! Featuring a State Championship BBQ Competition sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society and a Backyard BBQ Competition to see who makes the best BBQ in the Valley. Featuring live music by Justified. Also featuring Craft Beer, 2 local winery's, crafters, log splitting competition, and much more! Gates open at 12:00pm -- rain or shine. Tickets may be purchased online for $7 in advance or $22 for Craft Brew Tasting and a beer mug, the day of the event tickets go up $3 for each and can be purchased at the gate. Children 16 and under are free. You will also find registration forms and directions at www.shencochamber.wix.com/autumnfest. WE ARE SAVING A "RIB" FOR YOU! The nature of this event does not allow for outside food, beverages, or pets.
November 12th - Shenandoah Uncorked - Yellow Barn & Shenandoah Caverns
Shenandoah Uncorked Wine Festival in its 8th year, a celebration of Virginia wines. Make plans to enjoy the fall weather. In addition to the wines from local wineries, there will be great food and crafters. For more information, visit www.shenandoahcaverns.com. So many good wines… so much time to enjoy!
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