2019 VALLEY EVENTS
(We are in the process of updating events for this year. Please note that dates of events are subject to change with prior notice.
Please revisit for updates and addition of other events as they become available.)
April 6th thru. April 7th - Shenandoah Valley Motorcycle Expo, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
April 6th 9am to 7pm; April 7th 9am to 5pm. Live entertainment, vendors, dealers, detailers, swap meet and more. Opening day Weekend pass $15, Daily Gate admission $10 /Free parking, Children 12 and under Free. Motorcycle Show - Cycles from Mild to Wild.
April 20th - Easter Egg Hunt, American Celebration (Shenandoah Caverns), Quicksburg, Virginia
3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt to kick off the opening of the American Celebration for the season. The hunts will begin at 10:30am. Arrive 30 minutes prior to get checked in. Attendance will be limited to the first 100 kids for each age group. RSVP’s your ticket today online for this event. Last year over 3,000 eggs were hidden. Eggs will have Easter themed toys and candy. Visit www.shenandoahcavern.com for more details and to reserve your ticket. **Registration opens April 1st.**
April 20th - The Rocktown Beer & Music Festival, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents The Rocktown Beer & Music festival starting at 3pm. The event will showcase multiple breweries that are handpicked for their quality and diversity of America’s Craft Beer culture. This event offers live music, which will be performed by some of the best performing local and nationally touring bands. This event may sell out, so be sure to order your tickets. For more information, visit www.rocktownfestival.com.
April 26th thru. May 5th – 92nd Annual Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester, Virginia
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. "It's Bloom Time” is the theme for the 2019 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.
April 27th - Shenandoah Shoot-Out Rodeo, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
Virginia High School Rodeo Association presents riders from PA, MD and VA with bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing and much more.
Cooter’s Shenandoah Jamboree, Cooter’s Place, Luray, Virginia
Throughout the year, Cooter’s Place will be hosting live music performed by special guests. Visit www.cootersplace.com to purchase tickets to either one of these shows or to learn more information about other events.
May 18th - 33rd Annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival, Front Royal, Virginia
Come and join the tastings from 20 Virginia wineries. From 10am to 6pm. Covering more than 7 blocks and featuring over 100 vendors, artists and crafters. Find handmade jewelry, hand painted wine glasses, hand crafted musical instruments, pottery and ceramics, clothing, original paintings and artwork, antiques and much more. Over a dozen food vendors and restaurants. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate for those who want to wine taste. Free general admission. For more information about this event and to purchase a ticket, call the Chamber of Commerce (540) 635-3185.
May 18th thru. May 19th – 155th Anniversary of The Battle of New Market Reenactment, New Market, Virginia
The Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience taking place on the original 1864 battlefield. The oldest reenactment in the nation, it is one of the few that is held on the original site. With over 1,000 reenactors to take part. 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 call (866) 515-1864, or visit www.vmi.edu/newmarket.com.
May 25th – 19th Annual ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, Virginia
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 and wine will be represented, from merlots and pinots. It's all of the beer and wine you could possibly enjoy in one place! For information about tickets visit, www.valleyfestbeerandwine.com
Woodstock Rocs Concert Series, W.O. Riley Park, Woodstock, Virginia
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 6pm, music 7pm to 9pm. FREE ADMISSION!
CrossRoads Music Fest, Rebel Park, New Market, Virginia
The Town of New Market presents its fourth annual Summer Music Series. From 6:30pm to 9pm. 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).
June 21st - Vintage Woodstock Festival, Woodstock, Virginia
This event is from 6pm to 10pm located in the Woodstock Court Square. This event will be fun for the entire family. Enjoy music by, ***TBA***, dancing in the streets, artisans and crafters, food vendors, wine & beer garden, children’s activities and more. FREE ADMISSION! www.townofwoodstockva.com
July 3rd - Independence Day Celebration, New Market, Virginia
The New Market Fireworks Committee brings a fun community celebration to the New Market Community Park to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The celebration activities start at 5:00 p.m. with a fireworks display showing around 9:20 p.m. Activities to include, but not limited to are: live music, train ride, dunk tank, activities for all ages, and food vendors. Mark your calendars and come visit with your family, friends and neighbors. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the evening. (NO PETS ALLOWED). This community celebration is brought to you by: American Legion Post #166, New Market Chamber of Commerce, New Market Rotary Club, and the Town of New Market.
July 4th – Fireworks Display, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Virginia
Fireworks start at 9:30pm. Rain date: July 5th. Free admission. For more information visit www.townofwoodstockva.com.
July 6th - The 20th Annual BryceFest, Bryce Ski Resort, Basye, Virginia
This annual event features crafters, food vendors, live music, fireworks, and much more. Fun for the entire family. From 11am to 5pm. Please visit www.bryceresort.com for further details. Fireworks at dusk.
July 13th - Jammin' Foods Fest - New Market, VA
Located in the Community Park, Food truck fest with live entertainment. Admission is Free. Food and drinks available for purchase.
July 20th - Virginia Cider Festival, Valley Pike Farm Market, Weyers Cave, Virginia
11am to 5pm. Valley Pike Farm Market is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Virginia Cider Festival to benefit Mercy House. Mercy House is a local non-profit that fights to reduce poverty and homelessness in the Shenandoah Valley while working to provide services, education, and assistance to prevent future homelessness for families. Mercy House has been prominent within our community for 30 years as of this year, and the Virginia Cider Festival will commemorate the impact it has had on the families in the Valley. A portion of all proceeds from the Virginia Cider Festival at Valley Pike Farm Market will directly benefit Mercy House and the families that they support. We are so excited and honored to work side by side with them for such an amazing cause!
More than 15 Virginia cideries will be present with more than 40 different hard ciders for tasting and purchase! Live music will be offered throughout the entire day and includes Mike Davis, Thieves of Burden, Strong Water and The Barons!
The link to PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS, which includes tastings and a commemorative glass, can be found here: http://www.valleypikefarmmarket.com/virginia-cider-festival-at-valley-pike-farm-market/
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival (SVMF), Orkney Springs, Virginia
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 2019! 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.
August 10th – Shenandoah Valley 14th 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 to Stephens City. Starts 7am Rain or Shine. Come early, some sales start Friday.
August 10th & 11th - The Good Ole' Boys Fest, Shenandoah Speedway, Shenandoah, VA
Cooter's presents, the Official Dukes 40th Birthday Bash.Featuring original cast members from The Dukes of Hazzard, Rick Hurst, Catherine Bach, Tom Wopat & Sunny Shroyer. Visit www.goodolboysfest.com or www.cootersplace.com for tickets. Tickets are limited, order yours today.
August 12th thru. August 17th – Rockingham County Fair, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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 derby’s, this fair has it all. For more information and tickets to concerts visit www.rockinghamcountyfair.com. Featured concert performers this year:
08/13 - Morgan Wallen with Hackens Boys
08/14 - Aaron Lewis with Shooter Jennings
08/15 - Scotty McCreery with Michael Ray.
August 24th thru. August 31st - Shenandoah County, Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Virginia
The Shenandoah County Fair Celebrating 101 years. Featuring Pennwood Shows Midway with approximately 30 rides. Livestock show and exhibits. 4 Days of Harness Racing, Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derby's, National Musical Entertainers . Various Free Shows and Entertainment on the grounds. Plus much, much more. For more information and tickets to the concerts, visit www.shencofair.com or call (540) 459-3867. Featured concert performers:
08/29 - Charley Pride
08/30 - Casting Crowns
08/31 - KIX
September 13th thru. October 13th - Shenandoah Downs Harness Racing, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
More Information will be posted when it becomes available.
September 14th – Oktoberfest, Strasburg, VA
12pm to 6pm. Admission $3 per person, children 16 and under free. The only gate to enter is located at the intersection of King & N. Holliday Streets. Delicious food, German & American. Beer and Wine Garden, Funfest Kids Zone, Hot Dog eating contest, Wood Carving demonstration, Arts & Crafts, Live Music. www.strasburgvachamber.com
September 20th thru. September 22nd – 39th Annual Edinburg Ole’ Time Festival, Edinburg, Virginia
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 and great food, entertainment, hay rides, bed race, wine tasting and more. 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 Address: P.O. Box 85, Edinburg, VA 22824. www.edinburgoletimefestival.org.
September 22nd - Brew & Blues Festival, Front Royal, VA
Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun, delicious food, great live entertainment, and of course, beer tasting. The festival gates open at noon with activities (including corn hole and yard games) and live entertainment all day until 6 p.m. Come and enjoy tastings of 50+ different beers from breweries all over Virginia and elsewhere. Food trucks and vendors will be offer a myriad of tasty treats and you can always stroll downtown and enjoy one of our many fantastic local eateries. Downtown also offers a wide array of unique shopping opportunities and historic walking tours and museums for your enjoyment as well. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and find a seat around the gazebo to enjoy live entertainment. The entertainment schedule is as follows: The Duskwhales Noon – 2:30 p.m. and The Shane Gamble Band 3 – 6 p.m.
Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the gate for beer tasters. Beer tasters will receive a commemorative souvenir tasting glass, a wristband and 5 tickets for samplings or the purchase of full beers. Additional beer tickets will be available for purchase. VIP $60 and only 100 are sold. Advance tickets can be purchased in a number of ways; Online or by visiting the Chamber of Commerce at 201 E. 2nd Street, Front Royal or the Front Royal Visitor Center at 414 E. Main Street, Front Royal. General Admission is FREE. Beer tasters must be 21 years of age or older and will be required to present a photo I.D. Come spend the day with us in Front Royal for the Brew & Blues. For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce at 540-635-3185. NO bikes or skateboards allowed!
September 28th - New Market Heritage Festival, New Market, VA
Located in historic Downtown New Market. Enjoy crafts from local vendors, taste local food and sing along and dance to local musicians. A fun day for all ages.
October 5th - Shenandoah AutumnFest - Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Virginia
11:30am 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
American Fright Night – Shenandoah Caverns @ American Celebration, Quicksburg, Virginia
October 12, 18, 19 & 25, 26 & 31. American Celebration will be open from 7-9:30pm. American Fright Night returns to American Celebration on Parade starting October 12! Giant parade floats in the dark? Scary enough. Turn it into a 40,000 sq. ft. haunted attraction with scary scenes from your worst nightmares around every bend? Truly terrifying. The cost is only $13 per person, or $10 for Shenandoah County Schools students with ID.
FAQs: Is it scary? Yes, the attraction is scary. We do not recommend it for children under age 12. Admission is nonrefundable once purchased, even if you choose not to enter once you hear the screams. How long will it take? It generally takes around 15-20 minutes to go through the attraction, though times differ based on how fast you walk (or run!). How many people go through in a group? We prefer to send a maximum of 5-6 people through together in a group. The fewer the number in your group, the better the scare factor. However, if you come with a slightly larger group then we'll be happy to let you enter together. How do I get tickets? Tickets can be purchased at the door or online beginning in August. Visit www.shenandoahcaverns.com for more information.
October 26th - Mt. Jackson Apple Harvest Bluegrass Festival, Mt. Jackson, Virginia
8th 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, Virginia heritage. Enjoyable and entertaining for THE ENTIRE FAMILY! For more information, please visit www.mountjackson.com
November 9th – Shenandoah Uncorked, American Celebration (Shenandoah Caverns), Quicksburg, Virginia
Enjoy Virginia wine, food and crafts at the 9th annual Shenandoah Uncorked festival on at the American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns. For the first time ever, the festival will be almost entirely indoors at American Celebration instead of outdoors across the street at the Yellow Barn!
With over 10 Virginia wineries, great food, unique crafts and a variety of kid's activities, there's something for everyone at Shenandoah Uncorked. The festival begins at 10am and wine stops pouring at 4:30pm. Admission is free. Wine tasting is only $15 and includes a souvenir glass. Also explore Shenandoah Caverns right next door--you'll get a special discount with your festival wristband!
December 6th - Light Up Woodstock, Woodstock, VA
Light up Woodstock is held on the Friday evening a week after Thanksgiving featuring a music, parade, wagon rides, visits with Santa on Court Square. 5:30 pm- Children's choirs; 6:30 pm - Holiday parade begins; 7:15 pm - Visits with Santa
Mount Jackson / Quicksburg, Virginia