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Newtown Heritage Festival

May 26 - May 28

This free family festival includes a parade, food vendors, kids activities, live entertainment, fireworks, and more. Walk into history and learn about the early days of Stephens City as you visit the Stone House Foundation Museums – the Transportation Exhibit at the Stephens City Schoolhouse, Newtown Tavern, Argenbright House & Shed, Stone House, and Steele & Brother Store (all on Main Street). The Museums will be open 10am-4pm Saturday.

The event takes place up and down Main Street from Newtown Commons to the Old School grounds. (5165 through 5516 Main Street)

Event Schedule:

Thursday, 6PM
Miss Newtown Festival Pageant

Friday, 6PM
Festival Opens
Food and Concessions, Crafters
6:30 PM
Musical performance by: Newtown String Band @ the Commons
8:30 PM (Dusk)
Family Movie Night at the Commons presents: “The Sandlot”. Sponsored by Seth & Kelly Thatcher

Saturday
8 AM: Memorial Day Observance – Stephens City Veterans Memorial at the Old Stephens City School
Festival Opens
Food and Concessions, Crafters
Lions Club Sight & Hearing Screening Van
10 AM: Museums open until 4pm
10:30 AM: Guided Trolley Tour of Historic Stephens City**
10:45 AM: Musical performance by: Sherando High School Jazz Band @ the Commons
11:30 AM: Dedication of the “Lenny” the Town Dog Memorial*
12:00 PM: Musical performance by: The Band – Changed @ the Commons
2:00 PM: Newtown Heritage Festival Parade: Sponsored by the Stephens City Lions Club
3:30 PM: Musical performance by: The Robbie Limon Band @ the Commons
4:30 PM: Guided Wagon Tour of Historic Stephens City**
5:30 PM: 2nd Annual “Pie Town” Pie Eating Contest @ the Commons
7:00 PM: Musical performance by: The Seldom Scene @ the Commons

Around 9:15 PM: Fireworks Display @ the Commons: Sponsored by The Hollis Family Foundation

** 45-minute tour created especially for the festival by Rick Kriebel of the Newtown History Center. This is a FREE tour, but seating is limited and tickets are required. You can pick up a ticket at the Festival tent or at the Town Office the week of the festival.

 

Venue

Newtown Commons
5165 Main Street
Stephens City, Virginia 22655 US
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