Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival

The 2021 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)

Gate admission includes Free Inflatables, Live Music, Apple Pie Eating Contest, Apple Pie Judging Contest, Artisans and Vendors, Canine Challenge Course, 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, PONY RIDES and FACE PAINTING…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.

CANINE INTERACTIVE CHALLENGE COURSE…on Sunday. Sponsored by Blue Ridge Dog Training Club. This course will engage the canine mind and provide exercise for all breeds, sizes and ages!

CLASSIC CAR & HOT ROD SHOW…Enjoy a great collection of antique vehicles in a festive atmosphere, Saturday at 10:30am.

TAP & CORK (HARD CIDERS & CRAFT BEERS)…Must be 21 and over with ID required. 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/JUDGING CONTEST…Saturday at Noon. Anyone can enter! 1st prize is $100, 2nd prize $50. See details and how to enter at www.winchesterappleharvest.com.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT… Continuous entertainment featuring Mojo Mothership, Rob Talton, Jimmy Lee, Wayne Lee Ray Band, and others TBA…all family friendly.

FOOD CONCESSIONS… Plenty of EVERYTHING APPLE…Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, Ice Cream, 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, including the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center and the area HANDY MART stores. Admission includes all activities except adult beverages and Pony Rides. General admission is only $10! Age 10 and under are FREE! MILITARY/VETERANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE FREE!

IT’S FOR A GREAT CAUSE…Giving back to the community just feels good. Be a part of some-thing big and contribute to this event by exhibiting and/or attending. All proceeds for the event go to local non-profits. Over $1.2 Million Dollars has been given over the life of this event…so thank you!

Core of the Community Festival: Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® Inc. BBQ & Brews

Join us at the Frederick County Fairgrounds for the inaugural Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® Inc. BBQ & Brews.

Enjoy local BBQ, food trucks, live music and tailgating games while sampling craft beer and bourbon from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. Amateurs will be grilling and smoking meats and cooking their favorite side dishes throughout the day as they compete for prizes in the Victory Industrial Construction, LLC Amateur BBQ Competition. Interested in competing? Contact us after July 1 at info@thebloom.com or visit us at www.thebloom.com to learn more!

BBQ & Brews tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the gate. Designated Driver tickets are $10. Your ticket includes craft beer and bourbon sampling.

Tickets and more information at www.thebloom.com.

Belle Grove Wine Fest (plus!)

Belle Grove Plantation will host its 10th Wine Festival celebrating local businesses on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.bellegrove.org, in the Belle Grove Museum Shop, and at the Winchester Frederick County Visitors Center.

Wine Fest has “(plus!)” added to its name because of the expanded offerings this year. There will be tastings from area wineries, cideries, and breweries, plus a meadery and a distillery. Participants include North Mountain Vineyard & Winery (Maurertown), Hunt’s Vineyard (Stuarts Draft), Third Hill Winery at DeMello Vineyards (Quicksburg), Narmada Winery (Amissville), Creek’s Edge Winery (Lovettsville), Winchester Ciderworks, Old Town Cidery (Winchester), Misty Mountain Meadworks (Winchester), Box Office Brewery (Strasburg), Front Royal Brewing Company (Vibrissa Beer), Woodstock Brewhouse, and Copper Fox Distillery (Sperryville), maker of Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey based on the grains and techniques used at Belle Grove’s 18th century distillery.

Guests with tasting tickets will receive a souvenir glass and be able to sample from all beverage vendors. Some will also sell their products by the glass, bottle, can, or case. There will be a tent where guests may “check bags” with their purchases, making it easier for them to move around to all the activities at the festival.

There will be live music all day. Gingerfunk Allstars, which plays a wide range of “groove music” including funk, Motown, R&B, rock, and reggae will be on stage 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Elizabeth Lawrence Band, which plays soulful blues, rugged rock, and inspired ballads from great artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, and Susan Tedeschi, will play 3:00-6:00 p.m. Guests may bring chairs and pop-up tents to enjoy the music on the lawn.

Plus, there will be entertainment from Joe Jablonski, The Walking Mall Poet, the typewriting street poet of Old Town Winchester 12:00-5:00 p.m. The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will have their tractors and raffle on site. Master artist Clyde Jenkins will demonstrate making traditional split oak baskets.

Belle Grove’s Wine Fest will also include 30-minute cooking demonstrations in the upper level of the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center. The schedule includes Chef Blair Dolinar of Nibblins gourmet and kitchen shop at 1:00 p.m., Chef Phil Anderson of The Chef’s Corner at 2:15 p.m., and Christa Nahhas of La Nourriture Catering at 3:30 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase from Shaffer’s Barbecue and Market (Middletown) serving its famous BBQ, SOBO Mobile (Warrenton) serving Tex Mex favorites, and VITTLES (Woodstock) serving sandwiches and desserts.

Among the artisan and merchandise vendors at Wine Fest will be J&W Farms apple cider products, My Buddy’s Nuts, Jenny Lee Jewelry, Fur and Bers bath products, India Imports jewelry, Scentsy candles, White Caterpillar candles, Paparazzi jewelry, and Color Street nails. The Belle Grove Museum Shop in the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center will be open during the festival and sells unique items made by local artists and producers.

Advanced tasting tickets are on sale now for $25 at www.bellegrove.org, in the Belle Grove Museum Shop, and at the Winchester- Frederick County Visitors Center (cash and check only). On the day of the event, tasting tickets may be purchased for $30 at the gate (cash and credit cards accepted). Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, all tastings, access to all vendors, performances, demonstrations, and tours of the historic Manor House. General admission is $15 for visitors who do not wish to do tastings, are designated drivers, or who are under age 21.

For safety, activities will be distanced throughout the outdoor event space and visitors are asked to wear masks when indoors.

www.bellegrove.org

Richard’s Peach Festival

Family Fun Day on the Farm!

FREE Admission! Join us on Sunday, August 15, from 11am – 4pm for our Peach Festival! We’ll have live music, farm food (our own burgers, farm to crust pizza, hotdogs, peach milkshakes & more), a tasting table, wine & craft beer, and of course, LOTS of peaches!

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, take a ride on the hay wagon, 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.

Marker-Miller Peach Festival

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.

Blue Ridge Bar-B-Que and 3 Fires Oven Pizza will be serving food.

www.markermillerorchards.com

 

Winchester Greek Festival

The Annual Winchester Greek Festival will take place on Saturday, August 14th, and Sunday, August 15th, 2021.

Sample our legendary Greek cuisine and experience our renowned Greek music and dance. Truly great fun for the entire family! A large selection of tasty Greek food is available including roasted lamb, gyros, moussaka, pastitsio, and a large variety Greek pastries.

Greek cooking offers an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods that are the culmination of literally thousands of years of good living, cooking, and eating.

While each Greek menu item offered is fresh and inviting, it is also a culinary trip to Greece. Our talented parishioners work for days in advance of the festival creating the delicious Greek food and pastries.

Greek retail vendors will also be set up to display their various items for purchase.

Admission is free and ample free parking is available. The festival will take place rain or shine.
Saturday: 11am-9pm*
Sunday: 12 pm-8pm*

* We strongly encourage coming early for the best selection of food and pastries!

Daylily Daze Plant Sale

Come join us for our 8th Annual fundraiser that will benefit the The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank!

FREE admission with fun for the whole family.
FREE pre-dug Daylily with any $10 or more donation!
Wayne Lee Ray will be playing at noon!
Petting Zoo
Food and drinks for purchase by Sodexo
Beer and Wine available for purchase

If you would like to volunteer and be a part of this wonderful event please message us!
We are looking forward to seeing you and supporting The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank!

Patriotic Celebration

Come join us in celebrating the official start of a new season and our independence. Peaches and garden vegetables will be available in the farm market along with a large assortment of baked goods. Blue Ridge Bar-B-Que will be selling food all day. Enjoy a stroll around the farm or a scenic wagon ride and the kids can enjoy the playground or hop on the cow train. Five of a Kind will be performing from 1:00-4:00. Don’t forget the strawberry or peach slushees, hand dipped ice cream and fresh made fudge.

www.markermillerorchards.com

 

Garden Fair – Mother’s Day Weekend

Mother’s Day Weekend
Due to the University of Virginia’s Covid restrictions, Garden Fair is moving to the Clarke County Fairgrounds for this year only.
890 W Main St, Berryville VA 22611

$15 per car, $10 in advance through our website

Pay online now! Save $5. blandy.virginia.edu/2021-garden-fair

The expansive property will allow for plenty of distance between shoppers and vendors and excellent parking. Easy access and great visibility will help make Garden Fair the experience our visitors expect.

A great selection of small trees, shrubs, berry bushes, annuals, perennials, and products for your home and garden will please every gardener.

Vendors from around the region bring their inventory to you: You’d have to drive hundreds, even thousands of miles to enjoy the selection that’s available at Garden Fair. Garden Fair is one-stop shopping for everything for your home and garden!

Food vendors will offer lunch while you shop, and covered pavilions provide a place to relax and enjoy a break.

Masks are required for vendors and shoppers.

 

All proceeds benefit the Foundation of the State Arboretum and its programs.