Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival

The 2019 Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds and continues to grow with attendance over 7,500 people! The festival has always been family (and pet) friendly!

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR: BUBBLEBALL by Wonderfly Games… and a human HAMSTER BALL. Come out (Sunday only, noon-5pm ) and try the hilarious new activity that is fun for all ages!

Craftsmen and Vendors:Local and Regional Artisans and Vendors throughout the grounds and two (2) buildings.

CANINE OBSTACLE COURSE: Since we are pet friendly, this new fun-to-watch and fun-to-participateactivity is our new fun element for our four-legged friends (Saturday only).

KIDZONE AREA with INFLATABLES: An area just for the kids with Knocker Ball, Giant Slide, Obstacle and Bounce House, face painting and other fun activities. Meet Little Joe our minature horse.

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AND BINGO

TAP & CORK TASTING (HARD CIDERS & CRAFT BEERS) 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 WHITE HOUSE/NATIONAL FRUIT: What would an apple harvest festival be without the popular apple pie eating contest? Center stage, Sunday at 3pm!

APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST/FREE APPLE: Watch while the judges sample the variety of homemade pies in the apple theme booth. The Apple Theme Arena is where you can get a free apple and apple cider. Meet representatives of the Virginia Old Time Apple Growers Association and the Alson Smith VA Tech Research Lab, ask questions and see the over 60 varieties of apples on display.

APPLE BUTTER MAKING: Made fresh on-site. Almost guaranteed your purchase will still be warm!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Continuous entertainment featuring Nashville star Blake Esse (currently touring with Clint Black), Robbie Limon, Bud’s Collective and Jimmy Lee…all family friendly.

FOOD CONCESSIONS: Plenty of EVERYTHING APPLE along with Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, BBQ, Crab Cakes, Turkey Legs, Donuts, 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 schools, day care centers and all HANDY MART stores with $1.00 off admission coupons! Admission includes all activities except Tap & Cork and is $8 or less! Under age 6 are FREE!

It’s for a good cause! 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!

Marker-Miller Peach Festival

Everything peaches! Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach turnovers, peach ice cream, fresh peaches GALORE! Enjoy music from 1-3 P.M while sitting on the front porch or in the picnic pavilion. A variety of food will be available at the food building. Don’t forget to let the kids enjoy the cow train and enjoy the peaceful scenery during the wagon ride around the farm.

www.markermillerorchards.com

 

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.

Frederick County Fair

6 days of fun! The Frederick County Fair has carnival rides, food, a demolition derby, monster trucks, go-kart racing, a truck and tractor pull, pageants, livestock show, petting zoo, live music, and so much more!

DAILY ADMISSIONS (Free Parking)

Fair Monday: NO ADMISSION FEE!

Fair Tuesday through Fair Saturday:

Adults (12 and older) – $7.00 Ages 6 to 11 – $3.00 5 & Under – Free

$20.00 weekly – Adult $10.00 weekly – Children

Weekly tickets available at Main Gate all week.

Ride All Night Every Night for One Price – $20.00 each night

***NO REFUNDS – NO RAIN CHECKS – NO EXCEPTIONS***

frederickcountyfair.com

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.

Outdoor Movie Series: Sherlock Gnomes

Returning for the summer of 2019 is a Winchester favorite: Family Movies on the Mall. Thanks to the support from Partlow Insurance and Erie Insurance, this family-friendly event remains free to attend at the historic Taylor Pavilion.

This event is a great opportunity to gather a blanket and boxed dinner and enjoy a night in Old Town under the stars while viewing blockbuster family hits. The movies will be screened by Winchester Parks and Recreation. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring seating.

Thursdays, June 6 – July 25 (except July 4)

TIME: Dusk

COST: Free

RAIN DATE: Tuesday immediately following the scheduled showing

MOVIES:
· June 6: Smallfoot
· June 13: Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse
· June 20: Ralph Breaks the Internet
· June 27: Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
· July 11: Christopher Robin
· July 18: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
· July 25: Sherlock Gnomes

Winchester Royals vs Strasburg Express

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

 

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

Film and Float: JAWS at Clearbrook Pool

Film and Float – JAWS – Saturday, July 20 at Clearbrook Pool!
Nothing says ‘summer fun’ like an evening in the pool with one of your favorite films! Please bring a float to float on and wear proper swimming attire.

PLEASE NOTE: we will be watching the movie from the pool so traditional open swim behavior will not be appropriate. Be prepared to keep splashing and noise to a minimum while we float! All children 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult– pool area opens at 7 pm—film begins at dusk. $5 per person

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Moonlight Ball

In honor of Winchester’s 275th anniversary, enjoy an evening of learning and dancing traditional Victorian dances. Instruction by Victorian Dance Ensemble. Live music by the Susquehanna Travelers. No dance experience needed. Period attire encouraged but not required. Space is limited.

​Fee: $25/individual, $40/couple, $50/group of four (must live in same household, $5 per additional household member)
Register by: 7/20 at 4pm (additional tickets may be available at the door if not all sold in advance)
Call (540) 662-4946 to register.

www.winchesterva.gov/parks/specialevents