2021 VALLEY EVENTS
2021 EVENTS HAVE BEEN ALTERED TO ADHERE TO CDC GUIDELINES. PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT WEBSITES TO GET UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON EVENTS.
April 23rd & April 24th – BLOOMIN’ WINE FEST, Winchester, VA
Enjoy live entertainment, great food, spectacular Virginia wines, and wonderful company. Join us to "Uncork the Bloom" at the official kick-off of the 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®. New for 2021, the United Bank Bloomin' Wine Fest has been expanded to a three-day event and a new outdoor venue - Frederick County Fairgrounds.
There will be wine gardens featuring over 20 of Virginia's finest wineries offering wine tastings and wines sold by the glass or bottle. Craft beer lovers can also enjoy tastings and purchase beer by the glass. There will also be artisans bringing their own special flair, tasty Festival foods, and regional musical talents. The admission fee includes a souvenir wine glass and access to wine and beer tastings. No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the event area. All items (including, and without limitations, backpacks and purses) are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. No pets are allowed in the event area. Sale of unopened bottles and cases will be available.
COVID-19 Statement: Ticket holders will be required to follow CDC guidelines and mandates in order to participate in events.
Ticket block times include:
Friday, April 23 1 pm to 5 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, April 24 Noon to 4 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm
Sunday, April 25 1 pm to 5 pm
April 23rd thru. May 2nd – 94TH ANNUAL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, Winchester, VA
In 2021 the Festival will be “Back in Bloom.” This uplifting theme will resonate far and wide as we plan out our favorite springtime celebration. The tradition of Festival themes has become an annual ritual that warrants its own celebration. The unveiling of the theme and its unique artwork represents the official kickoff for the new Festival and is the foundation for building momentum through the unveiling of newsworthy events and special guest details throughout the winter and early spring months leading up to the start of the Festival.
The 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® will look much different. Festival fans need to understand that they are working and planning under a new set of rules, and will result in temporary changes for 2021. Current statewide restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings limit the Festival’s ability to plan major events like parades and the Midway in Old Town Winchester. Largescale indoor events will transition outdoors under multiple tents at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. The Festival will scale back ticket availability to comply with the Governor’s Forward Virginia Phase 3 requirements and participation limits. Event-goers should expect to follow CDC guidelines and mandates in order to participate in events.
Event tickets are on sale. Tickets can be purchased in person at Festival Headquarters, by phone at (540) 662-3863, or through our new online ticketing system at www.thebloom.com. Make plans now to join us on April 23-May 2, 2021 as we get “Back in Bloom.”
COOTER’S LIVE, Cooter’s Place, Luray, VA
Throughout the year, Cooter’s Place will be hosting live music Saturday’s from 1-3 and Sunday’s free Bluegrass from 2-4. This year concerts will be “Drive-In Style”. Visit www.cootersplace.com for more information.
(CANCELLED 2021)ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET REENACTMENT, New Market, VA
May 29th – JAMMIN’ FOOD FEST – New Market, VA
From 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. New Market’s annual food truck fest is held in the New Market Community Park. There will be a selection of food trucks, live music, vendors, and fun things for the kids to do. Admission is FREE. There is over flow parking at the New Market Fire Department. Bring chair/blankets for comfort. Pets allowed on leashes only and not in the food truck area.
WOODSTOCK ROCS CONCERT SERIES, W.O. Riley Park, Woodstock, VA
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! 06/11– Seven Bends Band (Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues); 07/09 – The Unsuitables (Rock & Roll – w/twist of Funk & Soul); 07/23 – Many Nights Ahead (Bluegrass style Blues, Rock & Hip Hop); 08/13 – Jack Dunlap Band (Blues)
CROSSROADS MUSIC FEST, Rebel Park, New Market, VA
The Town of New Market presents its fourth annual Summer Music Series. From 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of local music. A variety of food will be available (for purchase) and a beer and wine garden (for purchase). 06/11 - Thieves of Burden; 07/16 - Rewind; 08/20 - Souled Out; 09/03 - The Seven Bends
June 19th – VINTAGE WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL, Woodstock, VA
This event is from 6pm to 10pm located in the Woodstock Court Square. This event will be fun for the entire family. Enjoy music, dancing in the streets, artisans and crafters, food vendors, wine & beer garden, children’s activities and more. Music entertainment - E3 with "3 part harmonies, unstoppable grooves, and funky riffs. Their extensive song catalog covers it all; classic R&B, rock, reggae, funk, 80s, 90s, and even today's chart toppers - from Louis Armstrong to Led Zeppelin, from Johnny Cash to The Cure to Coolio." FREE ADMISSION! www.townofwoodstockva.com.
July 3rd – SUMMER JAM, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA
This festival is the perfect summer festival for everyone. From 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Held at the base of the ski slopes, the Summer Jam features live music from 3 diverse bands all on one main stage, a large dance area, local food trucks, beer & wine garden and along with your favorite festival foods, kids’ activities, one of the best firework shows in the region and even a few surprises here and there. Plus ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE RH-SPCA! Fireworks @ 10pm.
July 5th - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, New Market, VA
Starts at 5pm & Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. The New Market Fireworks Committee brings a fun community celebration to the New Market Community Park to celebrate Independence Day. The celebration activities start at 5:00 p.m. with a fireworks display showing around 9:20 p.m. Mark your calendars and come visit with your family, friends and neighbors. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the evening. (NO PETS ALLOWED)
July 4th – FIREWORKS DISPLAY, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
Gates Open @ 8:30pm. Fireworks start at 9:30pm. Rain date: July 5th. Free admission. For more information visit www.townofwoodstockva.com.
SHENANDOAH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL, Orkney Springs, VA
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival has been bringing great music to the Valley for more than 50 years. Presenting 8 to 10 concerts per season that offer music from wide variety of genres. The concert venue is the outdoor pavilion at Shrine Mont, a beautiful, historic retreat center in the quaint village of Orkney Springs, Va. Situated at the foot of Great North Mountain, Shrine Mont provides a stunning backdrop for concerts, and its modest size allows for great views of the stage from both the pavilion and lawn seating areas. We invite you to celebrate the summer season with us in 2018! Come relax and drink in the magic of beautiful music under the summer night sky in a very special place. For more information visit www.musicfest.org. Performers: 07/23 - The Four Tops; 07/24 - TBA; 07/30 - TBA; 07/31 - Kansas; 08/13 - TBA; 08/14 - Black Violin; 09/03 - TBA; 9/04 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; 09/05 - TBA ***OTHER DATES & PERFORMERS TBA****
August 14th – SHENANDOAH VALLEY 15TH 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. The Yard Crawl is extended from Harrisonburg through Stephens City. Starts 7am Rain or Shine. Come early, some sales start Friday.
August 16th thru. August 21st – ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FAIR, Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, VA
The Rockingham County Fair has been recognized on numerous occasions as being the top agricultural fair in the nation. The 2021 fair theme is “Rolling Out the Red Carpet in 2020”. 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 derby’s, this fair has it all. For more information and tickets to concerts visit www.rockinghamcountyfair.com. ****DATES & PERFORMERS TBA****
August 30th thru. September 4th - SHENANDOAH COUNTY FAIR, Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
The Shenandoah County Fair celebrating over 100 years. Cole Amusements will open with as many as 26 rides on Monday, August 30th. Motorsports will be held over the first five days. Pick-Up Truck Drag Diesel Races return the first Friday night after a two-year hiatus. AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing is back on Saturday after a one-year absence. . Sunday will feature the Annual Truck & Tractor Pull. Then Sarge and Sons Demolition Derbies round out Motorsports events on Monday and Tuesday. Performers: 09/02 – The Marshall Tucker Band; 09/03 – Jo Dee Messina; 09/04 – Mercy Me
Sept. 17th thru. Sept. 19th – EDINBURG OLE’ TIME FESTIVAL, Edinburg, VA
On the third Friday of each September, this sleepy little town, nestled along US-11 (Exit 279 on I-81), comes alive with the Festival of music, arts, crafts, parade, entertainment and great food. The best part of the Festival, though, is our people. Our 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 www.edinburgoletimefestival.org
September 18th – 34TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA WINE & CRAFT FESTIVAL, Front Royal, VA
10am to 6pm. The 34th Annual Virginia Wine and Craft Festival presented by Jack Evans Chevrolet is just around the corner. Join us from in historic downtown Front Royal, VA for shopping, live music, kids games, and of course, wine tasting. The festival offers activities and musical entertainment all day. Come and enjoy tastings from 20 Virginia wineries. Covering more than 7 seven blocks and featuring over 100 vendors, artists, and crafters from all over the east coast, there won’t be anything you can’t find to fit your style, mood, or need. Fine handmade jewelry, hand-painted wine glasses, handcrafted musical instruments, pottery and ceramics, clothing, original paintings and artwork, antiques, the list goes on.
Not to be outdone by the wineries and crafters, the food vendors are coming out in full force. With over a dozen to choose from, deciding whether to have funnel cakes, freshly roasted nuts, crab cake sandwiches, steak-n-cheese, shish kabobs, or just burgers and dogs may take you the whole day. Several restaurants will also be open during the festival in case you prefer to sit and rest a bit while you eat. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 540-635-3185.
September 18th – 20th ANNUAL VALLEYFEST BEER & WINE FESTIVAL, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA
Noon to 7pm. 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, cider and wine will be represented, from stouts to sours, dry to sweet & pinots to malbecs. It's all of the beer, cider and wine you could possibly enjoy in one place! For information about tickets visit, www.valleyfestbeerandwine.com.
September 25th – FALL FESTIVAL, New Market, VA
9am to 4pm. Come to New Market Chamber of Commerce’s Festival located in historic Downtown New Market! Come enjoy pleasures crafted by local vendors, taste local food, and sing along and dance to local musicians! A fun day for all ages!
October 2nd - SHENANDOAH AUTUMNFEST - Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
11am to 5pm. Come for the BBQ, stay for the 25+ craft brews and wine. Kansas City Barbecue Society’s championship competition with more than 45 regional BBQ teams and a “Backyard” competition. This day will be full of fun. Cigars by B&B Tobacco, Music by Justified, Crafters and Artisans. At 1pm, Shenandoah Downs Harness Racing. General Admission $10 (no alcohol tasting), Tasting Tickets $25 (includes, admission, all beer, alcohol and BBQ tasting. www.shenandoahcountychamber.com/autumnfest.
October 9th – FALL FESTIVAL, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA
The Massanutten Fall Festival is the perfect reason to get outdoors and take in the foliage. From 11:30am to 5:30pm. This event will feature live music, arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, beer & wine, kids’ activities, scenic chairlift rides & more. This year’s festival is serving up tons of activities to keep the little ones busy. Bring the whole family and discover the Fall Festival ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE MCGAHEYSVILLE & ELKTON FIRE & RESCUE SQUADS. www.massresort.com
AMERICAN FRIGHT NIGHT, American Celebration (Shenandoah Caverns)
American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns turns into a 40,000 square foot haunted attraction on American Fright Night during weekends in October.
As if giant parade floats weren’t scary enough in the dark, be prepared for ghouls and goblins at every turn! It’s a real scream! Open weekends on October 15-16; 22-23;
and 29-31, 2021; Hours: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM; $15 adults, $10 children 12 and under
November 13th - SHENANDOAH UNCORKED, American Celebration (Shenandoah Caverns)
Sample wines from 14 Virginia wineries while enjoying food and craft vendors at the 12th annual Shenandoah Uncorked wine festival. This popular event is held in American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns. All wineries and craft vendors are located inside. Food trucks available outside with indoor and outdoor eating areas.
10 AM to 5 PM; $20 per person advance ticket purchase; $25 at the door; Includes a commemorative tasting glass.
Mount Jackson / Quicksburg, Virginia