First Night Winchester

First Night Winchester will be webcasting live on December 31, 2021 beginning at 2pm.

Ring in the New Year at First Night Winchester from the comfort of your HOME! We are going VIRTUAL this year. We have reimagined our celebration and are giving performing artists from across the country, a platform on which they can share their talents with you. Join us online for our first-ever, virtual event!

Thanks to the support from our sponsors–this year’s event is FREE!

Choose to view the event on YouTube or Facebook.

List of performances

firstnightwinchester.com

 

Follow the Star – Living Nativity Drive Through

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 12 and 13.

December 5 and 6, 5-9pm

Follow the Star is a dramatic and immersive live nativity experience celebrating its 11th year in Winchester, Virginia.

This year Follow the Star will be a drive through Nativity, in the Parking Lot of Fellowship Bible Church. You will be greeted by traffic attendants who will show you where to drive and you will experience Follow the Star from the warmth and safety of your vehicle. Expect delays when you arrive, but we will have Christmas music for your listening enjoyment. The audio portion will be through a Spotify link given to you when you arrive- or a CD, if that’s your preference. There will be live drama- including animals- for your enjoyment as you drive through the event.

Open to the public. All are welcome!

Free admission!

Inclement Weather Dates • December 12 & 13

www.facebook.com/winchesterfollowthestar

www.fbcva.org/followthestar

Follow the Star – Living Nativity Drive Through

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 12 and 13.

December 5 and 6, 5-9pm

Follow the Star is a dramatic and immersive live nativity experience celebrating its 11th year in Winchester, Virginia.

This year Follow the Star will be a drive through Nativity, in the Parking Lot of Fellowship Bible Church. You will be greeted by traffic attendants who will show you where to drive and you will experience Follow the Star from the warmth and safety of your vehicle. Expect delays when you arrive, but we will have Christmas music for your listening enjoyment. The audio portion will be through a Spotify link given to you when you arrive- or a CD, if that’s your preference. There will be live drama- including animals- for your enjoyment as you drive through the event.

Open to the public. All are welcome!

Free admission!

Inclement Weather Dates • December 12 & 13

www.facebook.com/winchesterfollowthestar

www.fbcva.org/followthestar

Holiday Lane: Lights in the Park

A new light show in Jim Barnett Park, called Holiday Lane, will be offered for our community to experience from the safety of their vehicle. The lights and holiday scenes will be installed around the road that meanders through Jim Barnett Park from the amphitheater area (Oak Drive), past the dog park and ending near the Rec Center (War Memorial Drive).

Holiday Lane will be available to drive through from 5:00-8:30 pm, seven days a week, November 30-December 20, 2020. The show is free to enter and will feature beautiful light designs, characters, and holiday decorations the entire family will love. Also, Santa is planning to stop by on weekends.

Pumpkin Festival

Come find the “great pumpkin.” Choose from ones already picked or pick your own.

Enjoy pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bars and pumpkin donuts from our bakery. A variety of food will be available at the food building.

Come and enjoy this free event!

Richard’s Apple Festival

FREE Admission! Join us on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 11am – 4pm for our Apple Festival! We’ll have live music, farm food, a tasting table, wine & craft beer, and of course, LOTS of apples!

This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids and spend the day in the country with us! Have fun in our petting zoo, let the kids cruise around in the barrel train, or just run around til they’re exhausted. We’ll have badminton & corn hole too.

The event is rain or shine, but no worries – there’s plenty of undercover space if a sprinkle happens along.

 

 

 

Tomato Festival

Join us for Richard’s Fruit Market’s first ever Tomato Festival!

Come enjoy a day at the farm with live music, great farm food, barrel train rides, pick-your-own flowers, wine and craft beer tasting, and of course, lots of tomatoes!

Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival

The 2020 Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground Rd., Clear Brook, VA.
The festival has always been family (and pet) friendly!

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR OR BLANKET (please, no ice chests)

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR…MILITARY/VETERANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE FREE!

Age 10 and under are always FREE! Gate admission includes free inflatables, live music, apple pie eating contest, artisans and vendors, free apple, samples, and classic car and hot rod show!

CRAFTSMEN & VENDORS…Local and Regional Artisans and Vendors throughout the grounds and two (2) open-air buildings.

KIDZONE AREA with INFLATABLES AND PONY RIDES…always popular, always fun! An area just for the kids with a Giant Slide and Obstacle Course. Nearby handwashing station for use before and after play.

CLASSIC CAR & HOT ROD SHOW…Enjoy a great collection of antique vehicles in a festive atmos-phere, Saturday at 11am.

TAP & CORK AREA (HARD CIDERS & CRAFT BEERS)…Local Brew masters will be joining the festival! Must be 21 and over with ID required. Tasting fee extra. Live entertainment nearby makes this a can’t miss attraction!

APPLE PIE EATING CONTEST HOSTED BY WEST OAKS FARM MARKET…What would an apple harvest festival be without the popular apple pie eating contest? Center stage, Sunday at 1pm!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT… Continuous entertainment featuring Jimmy Lee, Wayne Lee Ray Band, Bryan Stutzman, Gary Smallwood and others TBA…all family friendly.

FOOD CONCESSIONS… Plenty of EVERYTHING APPLE…Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, BBQ, Crab Cakes, Turkey Legs, Burgers, Ice Cream, Kettle Corn, Lemonade and all your festival favorites!

ADMISSION IS DISCOUNTED WITH $1.00 OFF COUPONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY…We flood the area HANDY MART stores with $1.00 off admission coupons! Admission includes all activities except Tap & Cork, Pony Rides and is $10 or less! Age 10 and under are FREE!

IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE…Giving back to the community just feels good. Be a part of something big and contribute to this event by exhibiting and/or attending. All proceeds for the event go to local non-profits. Over $1 Million Dollars has been given over the life of this event…so thank you!

Friday Fish Fry Celebration

This year’s Fish Fry will be a drive-through event!

The Fish Crew is proud and eager to bring the now World Famous Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry to your plate! Fresh Hand Battered Fried Fish, Red Beans and Rice w/ Andouille, Creamy Cole Slaw, Cornbread, Fresh Baked Cookie, Sodas, and Water!

Pizza is available for you land lubbers.

Advance ticket sales $15

Day of event ticket $20

This event supports Concern Hotline. Concern Hotline is a free 24/7/365 anonymous information & referral, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention hotline serving the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Daylily Daze Plant Sale

Join us for our 7th Annual Daylily Daze plant sale fundraiser!

This year we are celebrating raising money for Healthy Families.

*JULY 11, 9-12, 12-3
*Free daylily with every $10 or more donation!

This year you will need a free ticket number to attend. This will keep our event so that we can all social distance and be as safe as possible. Please message us to get your number. www.facebook.com/diggingdaylilies

If you would like to join the fun and volunteer please let us know!