COOTER’S LIVE, Cooter’s Place, Luray, VA
Throughout the year starting February 10th, Cooter’s Place will be hosting live music Saturday’s from 1-3 and Sunday’s free Bluegrass from 2-4.  Featuring Ben Jones & Cooter’s Garage Band.  Visit for more information.

SHENANDOAH DOWNS to usher in their first Spring Harness Racing Meet beginning April 6th, 2024
A seven-week meet will begin April 6ththroughMay 19th with racing every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm.

March 23rd –  COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT, New Market Community Park, New Market, VA
Come to the New Market Community Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Lots of eggs filled with goodies to find, fun crafts, and meet the Easter Bunny! The hunt will start at 9:30 a.m., so you will want to arrive early to get into starting positions. Please make sure to bring your own basket for collecting eggs. This event is for ages 1-12. (Crafts while supplies last).  Sponsored by the Town of New Market and MVHS Interact Club, and New Market Rotary.

March 23rd – THE GREAT BROADWAY EASTER EGG HUNT – Heritage Park, Broadway, VA
The Great Broadway Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 23, at Heritage Park at 10:00 a.m. This event is for children ages 1-12.

April 26th – BLOOMIN’ WINE FEST, Winchester, VA
11am to 6pm.  “Uncork the Bloom” is the official kick-off of the Apple Blossom Festival.  Situated in downtown Winchester’s marketplace.  There will be 3 distinctive wine gardens.  It features 20 of Virginia’s finest wineries offering wine tastings and wines sold by the glass or bottle and craft beers to taste and purchase by the glass.  There will also be artisans bringing their own special flair, tasty festival foods, and 3 stages presenting regional musical talents.  The admission fee for patrons wishing to consume alcoholic beverages includes a souvenir wine glass and access to wine and beer tastings.  A non-alcoholic pass is available.  Visit

April 26th thru. May 5th – 97th 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. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy.  For more information visit,

May 11th 
- BIG BAND BASH, Mt. Jackson, VA
From 12pm to 6pm.  Mount Jackson Hometown Partnership will host the greatest musical battle in the Shenandoah Valley.  Local vendors, crafts and unforgettable time with friends and family.

COOTER’S CAR SHOW, Cooter’s Place, Luray, VA
May 13th, July 7th, August 26th & October 14th – (Hazzard Run will take place on October 14th)

May 10th  thru. May 12th – MAYFEST, Strasburg, VA
MayFest is an annual festival for all ages, located in Strasburg, VA in the Shenandoah Valley, showcasing local Arts, Crafts and food.  There will be a variety of local Arts & Crafts Vendors, Artisans and businesses to showcase their wares.  An assortment of food and beverage vendors to feed your family.  There will be live music scheduled for both days of the festival, with a beer and wine garden providing refreshments during the evening performances.

May 18th – JAMMIN’ FOOD FEST – New Market, VA
4pm to 9pm.  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, craft vendors, 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.

Come and join the tastings from 20 Virginia wineries.  From 11am to 7pm.  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 $30 in advance or $35 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 – 19th – COOTER’S MEET & GREET, Luray, VA
Meet & Greet w/Catherine Bach – Sat., 11am-3pm; Sun., 11am-1pm Free Admission

May 25th – ANNUAL VALLEYFEST BEER & WINE FESTIVAL, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA
4:30pm to 9:30pm. 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!  Please note that parking will be limited due to final stage of ski area expansion.  For information about tickets visit,

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 14th  –  Seven Bends Band
  • July 12th  – The Flashbacks (Oldies)
  • July 26th  –  The Bakersfield Sound
  • August 9th  – Josh Grigsby & County Line (Bluegrass)

The Town of New Market presents its tenth annual Summer Music Series.  From 6pm 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  –  Souled Out
  • August 16th –  Bottle Shock
  • September 20th – Seven Bends Band
  • October 18th – Son of Liberty

July 3rd - SUMMER JAM, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA
This festival is the perfect summer festival for everyone.  From 5pm to 10pm.  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!  Tickets in advance $15. At Gate $20; Kids under 7- Free.
July 4th – FIREWORKS DISPLAY, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
Fireworks start at 9:30pm.  Rain date: July 5th.  Free admission.  For more information visit

Starts at 5 p.m. & 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. Activities to include, but not limited to: live music, train ride, dunk tank, activities for all ages, and food vendors. Musical entertainment is Little Walter and the Convictions. Mark your calendars and come visit with your family, friends and neighbors. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the evening. (NO PETS ALLOWED)

July 6th - ANNUAL 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 for further details.  Schedule of events:  Vendors 11-6; Live Bands: TBA; 9:30 FIREWORKS.

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 PERFORMERS
07/19 - Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, 07/20 - Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, 7/26 - Dionne Warwick, 07/27 - The Guess Who, 08/16 - TBA, 08/17 - The Oak Ridge Boys, 08/30 - TBA, 08/31-Mavis Staples, 09/01 - Hot Strings & Cool Breezes Americana Minifest featuring Steve Earle.

July 19th thru. July 21st – COOTER’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL, Cooter’s Luray, VA
This is really something to celebrate, and we are going to do just that on the weekend of July 19th through July 21st.  That is still always off, but so far we expect to have Catherine Bach (Daisy), Tom Wopat (Luke), Rick Hurst (Cletus Hogg), Jeff Altman (Huey Hogg) and the great Whey Jennings. You can also bet that there will be a very large gathering of General Lees and Hazzard County Police Cars, “Cooter’s Garage Band”, and some special musical guests that will be announced as we get closer to that weekend.  Everybody probably knows the old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” There’s a lot of truth in that, but the last 25 years have flown by faster than the General jumping across a river. Whoosh! But here we are, still “making our way the only way we know how”!  There will not be any admission to this event, but lots of stuff for sale, of course!

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 12th thru. August 17th – 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 2020 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  PERFORMERS:   TBA

August 25th thru. August 31st – SHENANDOAH COUNTY FAIR, Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA
The Shenandoah County Fair Celebrating 103 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 or call (540) 459-3867.
PERFORMERS:  08/29 – Cooper Alan w/Thomas Mac, 08/30 – Zach Williams w/Warren Peay, 08/31 – Priscilla Block

Sept. 20th thru. Sept. 22nd – 43rd ANNUAL 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, 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.

Detailed Information to Follow.

September 28th – HERITAGE DAYS/FALL FESTIVAL, New Market, VA
9am to 5pm.  Come to New Market Chamber of Commerce’s Heritage Days 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! We invite people from all communities as well as interested vendors.

October 5th – SHENANDOAH AUTUMNFEST - Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA   
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. 

October 12th - 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.  Tickets in advance $10, At Gate $15, Chairlift Rides $5; Kids 7 and under free (includes Chairlift Ride).

TBA- AMERICAN FRIGHT NIGHT - Shenandoah Caverns @ American Celebration, Quicksburg, VA
American Celebration will be open from 6:30-9pm.  American Fright Night returns to American Celebration on Parade. 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.

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.   Please visit for prices and additional information.

TBA - SHENANDOAH UNCORKED, American Celebration (Shenandoah Caverns, Quicksburg, VA.

Enjoy Virginia wines, ciders, food and crafts at the 15th annual Shenandoah Uncorked festival on at the American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns.  For tickets and prices, please visit