Battle of Third Winchester Commemoration

On September 21st the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will be hosting a day of free programs commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Third Winchester.

Programs will range from a series of stationary programs at different battlefield sites, visitor center grand opening, monument dedication, living history, kids camps, and artillery demonstrations.

Schedule:
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
“Vortex of Battle”: The West Woods – Jeff Felton (SVBF)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Living History at Star Fort

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Grand Opening of Winchester Battlefields Visitor Center

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
“The Earth Seemed to Tremble”: Huntsberry Farm and the Middle Field – Nick Picerno (SVBF)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Star Fort Kids Camp

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Dedication of Alabama Monument – Remarks by Robert K. Krick

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
“The Very Air Was Made to Groan”: Battle’s Attack in the Middle Field – Scott Patchan

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cannon Demonstrations Star Fort

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
“A Continuous, Deafening Wail of Musketry”: Crook’s Attack Across Red Bed Run – Scott Patchan

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
“Like a Thousand Bricks”: Cavalry Attacks at Third Winchester – Peter Dalton

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Preserving a Battlefield – Third Winchester – Nick Picerno

More Information and Directions

Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Foundation is an organized bicycle ride where riders get to choose the distance best for them and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way. Its mission is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers, and beautiful landscapes. The rides promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment, create achievable challenges for people of all ages and abilities, and result in social good.

The Farm to Fork Fondo rides are held throughout the spring, summer, and fall in eight locations throughout the country. Belle Grove is delighted to warmly welcome them back for 2019.

Cat Fanciers of Washington: Cat Show

Come see dozens of pedigreed and non-pedigreed cats compete for best in show! In addition to the conformation classes, we will feature CFA Feline Agility, a fundraiser raffle for the club & vendors to purchase cat supplies and related items. This is an all ages event!

Show Hall: Winchester Sportsplex 221 Commonwealth Court, Winchester VA 22602

The show hall is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. People food will be available.

General Admission $6.00
Children 5 – 12 $4.00
Seniors 65+ & Veterans – $4.00
A family of four – $16.00
Children under 5 are Free
A coupon good for $1 off adult admission at the door is located at https://bit.ly/2ZHtO8t

More Information

 

Civil War History Trolley Tour

Update: This tour is now SOLD OUT.
This non-stop 22 mile trip will take you on a tour of the battlegrounds of six major battles fought in and around the City of Winchester. Ride through the city and into the countryside where over 140,000 Confederate and Union soldiers met on the area’s battlefields during the four year period of 1861-1865. The remains of many of those brave soldiers are resting in the Mt. Hebron Stonewall Confederate Cemetery and the Winchester National Cemetery. Meet your guide and the trolley at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, located at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road.

Fee: $10.

Register by August 20 by calling Winchester Parks and Recreation, (540) 662-4946.

Outdoor Movie at the Amphitheater

2019 FREE MOVIE NIGHTS in Jim Barnett Park
June 7 – Mary Poppins Returns
July 12 – Hotel Transylvania
August 2 – Incredibles 2

Bring seating, snacks, picnic and enjoy free movies under the stars. Movies are shown in the Jim Barnett Park Amphitheater, which can be accessed from the lower parking area by the playgrounds in Christianson Familyland.

Movies begin at dusk.

Yer a Wizard Day

Celebrate the magic of Hogwarts and a certain wizard’s birthday with themed activities, events, and magical surprises throughout the museum. Practice your best Quidditch moves, learn Care of Magical Creatures, browse Diagon Alley, get magical fairy hair, and so much more!

Costumes encouraged! All activities included with regular admission.

Yule Ball in July

 

A magical evening for adult witches, wizards, and muggles only (21+). Arrive in your best magical outfit and be prepared for an evening full of mischief, treats, and special activities.

Ticket includes entry, one Butterbeer, Mead and Fire Whisky tastings. Drink tickets available for purchase for additional drinks!

Second Battle of Kernstown Anniversary

On Wednesday, July 24th, the actual date of the Second Battle of Kernstown, the Battlefield will be open from 10 am to 4 pm.

KBA docents give tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex collections.

Free and open to the public.

kernstownbattle.org

Winchester Royals vs Harrisonburg Turks

Bring the family and come out to enjoy a good old fashioned night at the ball park.

The Winchester Royals are a member of the 12 team, summer collegiate wooden bat Valley Baseball League, National Alliance of College Summer Baseball, an organization comprised of eight summer collegiate baseball leagues. The Valley Baseball League is endorsed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and sponsored in part by a donation from Major League Baseball.

General Admission Ticket Prices:
$5.00 – Adults
$3.00 – Senior Citizens (60 & Over)
$2.00 – Youth (6 To 12 Years)
Free – Under 6 Years of Age

Winchester Royals Website

Antique and Modified Car Show

Celebrate summer and fabulous cars at this Antique & Modified Car Show coordinated by the Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (SRAACA). Enjoy a free car-themed coloring activity in the Carriage House Classroom, too. In the morning, coffee and specialty espresso drinks will be available for purchase from the Espresso Bar & Café and Jordan Springs Market will be onsite offering barbecue in the afternoon.

The car show begins at 10 a.m. in the Glen Burnie Gardens and on the lawn between the Museum and the gardens, sorry no pets; only service animals are permitted. The car show will conclude with an awards ceremony from 2 to 3 p.m.

Free admission to the car show, gardens & galleries.