Frederick County Fair

5 days of fun! The Frederick County Fair has carnival rides, food, a demolition derby, rodeo, monster trucks, strongman competition, a truck and tractor pull, axe throwing, pageants, livestock show, live music, and so much more!


Fair Monday through Fair Saturday:
Adults (12 and older) – $7.00
Ages 6 to 11 – $3.00
5 & Under – Free
$20.00 weekly – Adult (6 day pass)
$10.00 weekly – Children (6 day pass)
Weekly tickets available at Main Gate all week.

Monday Night – Rodeo and Food Truck Alley
Tuesday Night- Monster Trucks and Artisan Night
Wednesday Night- Truck and Tractor Pulls
Thursday Night- Truck and Tractor Pulls
Friday Night- Strongman Competition
Saturday Night- Demolition Derby

Stonewall Ruritain will be serving chicken dinners each night starting at 6:00 pm till sold out.

Strawberry Festival

Come out for West Oaks Farm Market’s Strawberry Festival! Fun for the whole family.

If you are a strawberry lover, you DO NOT want to miss out!

Pick-your-own Strawberries
Tractor Bounce House
Food Vendors

More details to come.

Strawberry wine, hard cider, and more!
Delicious strawberry treats!

It will be a strawberry filled day, mark your calendar now!

Newtown Heritage Festival

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

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.



Please join us for our second annual Dogtoberfest!

Boscawen street will be closed down and lined with tents for you to meet adoptable dogs and enjoy wine, craft beer, live music, local food trucks, vendors, and MORE in this block party-style event!

$6 DRINK TICKETS (beer, wine, mimosas)
Live Music: 90 Proof Band – 1:00-5:00PM

Skrimp Shack Food Truck, Garcia & Gavino Family Bakery, My Buddy’s Nuts, Auntie RaRa’s Handcrafted Ice Cream

Broken Window Brewing Company, Escutcheon Brewing, Alesation Brewing Co., Winchester Brew Works, Lost Barrel Brewing

Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue, Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue, Shirley’s Angels Animal Rescue, A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue, To The Rescue, Lab Rescue LRCP

The Fast and The Furriest LLC
Red Dog Decor & More
Mark Baker Designs
Sarah’s Little Shop of Bows
Chippers Treats
The Mountain Menagerie
AW Pet Service
The Beaded Daisy & Bri’s Zen
Paw n’ Bites Barkuterie & Treats
… and more!

Tomato Festival

Join us for Richard’s Fruit Market’s second 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!

Free admission.

Core of the Community Festival: Concern Hotline Fish Fry

On Friday September 3rd, Concern Hotline will bring you the newest WIDE OPEN Fish Fry to date! Some changes will be made, most importantly the location (now at the Frederick County Fairgrounds) and the partnerships.  We will be partnering on this Labor Day Weekend celebration with the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®, as we team to bring you the BEST our community has to offer!

Concern will again offer our now famous Fish Fry, with all the fixings you have come to expect, along with our Drive-thru options for those of you unable to sit and stay a while. JUNKFOOD will be performing on the Concern Fish Fry stage, bringing their energy and great music for your enjoyment.

Concern Hotline Fish Fry tickets are $25 at the door, and $20 in advance. As always, kids under 10 will be admitted free of charge. Tickets will be available after June 30th. Please visit our EVENTBRITE location for more details and to purchase your tickets.

Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival

Join us on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 for a day of live music, local brews, local merchants, and local food trucks; all for a great cause.

This one-day event featuring LIVE music by Folk Soul Revival (Bristol, VA), The Dirty Grass Players (Baltimore, MD), The Plate Scrapers (Hagerstown, MD), The Fly Birds (Winchester, VA), and Justin Garber (Longmont, CO), will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Frederick County school system for student meals.

Artists, merchants, and food trucks will be on site for a full day of celebrating everything LOCAL!

The festival is located at the corner of State Route 634 (Cougill Rd) and Route 11 (Valley Pike) on the north side of Middletown, VA. Day parking opens at 10:30 AM.
The festival field will open at 11:00 AM, with live music from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive a Peak Leaf tasting glass to sample beers from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. After 3:00 PM, beers are available for purchase.

Early Bird Tickets are $35

Children under 12 are FREE!

Tickets can be purchased through the Peak Leaf Music & Brewers Festival website at


West Oaks Fall Festival

Come celebrate fall at the best festival of the year, the Fall Festival!

There will be all kinds of activities like the Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Apple Cannon, Bounce House, Face Painting, and more.

Live Music out in the courtyard featuring TRAINWRECK from 1-5pm. If you saw them at our August Festival, you know you won’t want to miss out! It is sure to be a great time!

So much fun for the entire family!

Wine/Beer/Hard Cider samples and sales will be available in the Market Cafe Bar.


Free admission into the festival, everything inside is sold individually.


Winchester Arts & Music Festival

Interested in healing through art, music and movies? Positive artistic experiences? Good quality time?

Join us for the 2019 Winchester Arts & Music Festival. The festival will include art exhibitions, musical performances, seminars, and more.

Admission is FREE.

It will take place over several venues:

Fellowship of the Sip (33 South Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601)
Handley Regional Library – Robinson Auditorium and Benham Gallery (100 West Piccadilly Street, Winchester VA 22601)
Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center – Woltz Pavilion (28 South Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601)
Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church (26 West Boscawen Street, Winchester VA 22601)

For more details, download the festival brochure here.

Watermelon Park Fest

The 16th annual Watermelon Park Fest celebrates 75 years of music at the Park featuring Grammy award winners Sam Bush, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin’ McCoury’s and many more.

The sixteenth annual Watermelon Park Fest will take place September 19 through 22, 2019 at Watermelon Park in Berryville, VA. The weekend will include performances by Grammy award winners Sam Bush, the Infamous Stringdusters and the Traveling McCourys, as well as The Tim O’Brien Band, Sierra Hull, The Dead South, Larry Keel, local favorites Furnace Mountain, the Woodshedders and many many more. A full listing of bands can be found on the web at

Located on the banks of the Shenandoah River, Watermelon Park has been the home of Shepherd’s Ford Productions events for sixteen years, with the inaugural Watermelon Park Fest in 2004. In addition to the performances, the festival also offers a variety of workshops, as well as activities for children. Festival goers may also enter one of three contests: the Eastman Mandolin Pickin’ Contest, the Fairbuilt Guitar Pickin’ Contest, or the $1000 Band Contest.

Tickets from $70- $160 and can be purchased at or at the event. More information on the event, including a schedule for the weekend, can be found at or by calling 540-955-1621.