COOTER’S LIVE, Cooter’s Place, Luray, VA
Throughout the year starting March 4th, 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 1st, 2023
A seven week meet will begin April 1st and continue through May 14th with racing every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm.

April 1st – 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.

April 22nd – THE ROCKTOWN BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL, Harrisonburg, VA
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 featuring Sean K. Preston and Free Union.  This event may sell out, so be sure to order your tickets.  For more information, visit

April 28th thru. 29th – BLOOMIN’ WINE FEST, Winchester, VA
“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 28th thru. May 7th – 96th  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. "Live* Love* Bloom” is the theme for the 2023 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.  The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy.  For more information visit,

May 6th – BIG BAND BASH, Mt. Jackson, VA
From 10am to 4pm.  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 12th thru. May 13th – MAYFEST, Strasburg, VA
Detailed Information to Follow.

May 20th – JAMMIN’ FOOD FEST – New Market, VA
From 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.


McGaheysville, VA

Noon to 6:30pm. 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 9th – The Unsuitables (Rock -n- Roll)
  • June 14th – The River's Edge (Folk Rock & Alternative)
  • July 28th – Josh Grisby & County Line (Bluegrass)
  • August 11th – The Virginians (Country)

The Town of New Market presents its fourth 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 23rd – PRIME
  • August 18th – Who Shot John
  • September 15th – Out of Spite
  • October 6th – Big City Band

Detailed Information to Follow.

July 1st  -  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: Reflex 2-4, Westwind Bluegrass 4:30-6:30, The Instigators 7-9:30 and 9:30 FIREWORKS.

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)

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:  7/21-Three Dog Night, 7/22-Don McLean, 7/28-The Doo-Wop Project, 8/19-Steep Canyon Rangers, 9/3- Hot Strings & Cool Breezes (more performances as they become available).

August 11th thru. August 12th – 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 14th thru. August 19th – 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 28th thru. September 2nd - 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/ ENTERTAINMENT:  8/27 -Truck & Tractor Pull, 8/28 & 8/29-Demolition Derby, 8/31-Pick Up Truck Drag Races, 9/1-Chris Tomlin, 9/2-Jimmie Allen.

Sept. 15th thru. Sept. 17th –  42nd 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.

September 16th – HARVEST FESTIVAL, Strasburg, VA
Detailed Information to Follow.

September 23rd – 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 7th - 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.  General Admission $10 (no alcohol tasting), Tasting Tickets $25 (includes, admission, all beer, alcohol and BBQ tasting. 

October 10th – 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).

October 28th –  APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL, New Market, VA
Detailed Information to Follow.

November 4th – GRILLED CHEESE & TOMATO SOUP FEST, Strasburg, VA
Detailed Information to Follow.

AMERICAN FRIGHT NIGHT - Shenandoah Caverns @ American Celebration, Quicksburg, VA
   American Celebration will be open from 7-9pm.  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. 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 September 1st.

SHENANDOAH UNCORKED, American Celebration (Shenandoah Caverns, Quicksburg, VA
   Enjoy Virginia wine, food and crafts at the 11th annual Shenandoah Uncorked festival on at the American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns.

With over 10 Virginia wineries, great food, unique crafts and a variety of kid's activities, there's something for everyone at Shenandoah Uncorked. Admission is free. Wine tasting is only $15 if ticket purchased in advance and $20 at the door and includes a souvenir glass. Also explore Shenandoah Caverns right next door--you'll get a special discount with your festival wristband!

December 1st –  LIGHT-UP WOODSTOCK, Woodstock, VA
Detailed Information to Follow.

December 9th –  FLASHLIGHT CANDY CANE HUNT, New Market Community Center, New Market, VA
Detailed Information to Follow.