Richard’s Peach Festival

Family Fun Day on the Farm!

FREE Admission! Join us on Sunday, August 18, 2019 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 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, 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.

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.

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.

“Hog Wild in Winchester” – A whimsical play

Winchester Little Theater presents “Hog Wild in Winchester,” a whimscial play about George Washington’s pig law. Written by Sally Anderson. Relive the story of George Washington’s first piece of legislation after being elected to the House of Burgesses.

Free to attend (approx. 15-20 minutes) and free admission to the museum.

Shows at 11am and 2pm.

Middletown Heritage Day

The Middletown Heritage Society invites you to the first Heritage Day in Middletown. This free family event will include numerous activities at a variety of venues throughout Middletown.

Log House Antiques (7868 Main Street)
will host Live Music 10 to 11:40 am with Sweet Nola’s Po Boys

Larry Johnson LIBERTY MAN will be speaking
Meet him 1:30 to 2:30

John Flood BIG LEGENDS talks about Buffalo Bill & more
Noon & 2:45

Free Hot Dogs while they last!
Finger Painting Face Painting ALL DAY
Scavenger Hunt

Wayside Inn (7783 Main Street)
Please join us for a ceremony of appreciation for Prof. Jonathan Noyalas, Shenandoah University and others and a blessing for Mount Zion’s 1801 Cemetery
at 1pm. Tours of the historic cemetery weather permitting.

Next door to the Wayside Inn at 7793 Main Street, there will be a Free Escape Room! Step Back in Time!
Call 540-535-9416 for reservations, sessions will be held every 30 minutes. (Ages 8 to adult)

FREE TOURS!
Aunt Caroline’s Cabin, 7805 Church St
The Hoffman House, 7827 Main St
Free Box Tour at Belle Grove Plantation (336 Belle Grove Road), 11:30 am

Pottery Show and Sale

Meet Shenandoah Valley potters and browse pottery displays in this show and sale organized by the Shenandoah Potters Guild. Special pottery demonstrations (1 and 2 p.m.) will be offered on both days.

Museum admission not required for show & sale.

Winchester Royals vs Front Royal Cardinals

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.

FREE Admission thanks to Navy Federal Credit Union!

Winchester Royals Website

 

Fort Loudoun Day Living History Event

Join us at the French and Indian War site of Fort Loudoun

Bring the family and enjoy a fun day learning about the history of the French & Indian War era at the site of Colonel George Washington’s headquarters for the Virginia Regiment.

Meet living history interpreters including Colonel James Wood, founder of Winchester and mentor to young George Washington, Captain George Mercer and his company of the Virginia Regiment, Major General Edward Braddock, British commander of the American Expedition of 1755, and others.

Tours of the Fort site will be offered throughout the day.

The event is put on by The French and Indian War Foundation and is free to the public.

For additional information, visit our website or take the Audio Tour: 703-574-6110.

 

winchesterva.gov/275th-anniversary

Handley Library Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Staff members and volunteers will give tours of Handley Library on the first Wednesday (6:30 p.m.) and third Saturday (1 p.m.) of each month.

Learn about the architecture and history of the library. Walk on the famous glass floors and see the well under the stage.

Meet in the Rotunda for the tour.
The tours are free, but making reservations is helpful.
To make reservations or for more information, call 540 662-9041, ext. 11.

US Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” presents a free concert of symphonic works.

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” has been the premier musical organization of the U.S. Army since 1922 when Army Chief of Staff General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing directed that the band be organized, built on the tradition of the European military bands he had heard during the First World War. “Pershing’s Own” provides music support for the leadership of the United States, to include all branches of government, and to a wide spectrum of national and international events in support of Soldiers and their Families, public diplomacy, memorial affairs, community and international relations, and recruiting initiatives. Its mission is to help connect the Army with the American people. Its Soldiers represent all of the heroic men and women who stand around the world in defense of our freedom.

Through their musical education, continual training, and masterful performance these outstanding Soldiers truly embody the excellence that is found across America’s Army.