Spring Craft Bazaar

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Calling all crafters and craft enthusiasts! This is going to be a fun day to find tons of great crafts and supports local crafters.

The playroom will be full of vendors offering their home made goods and items. You can expect to find a wide variety of items may including: jewelry, wooden crafts, wreaths, calendars, flags, shirts, candles, tools, games, decor, signs, bird baths, bird feeders, and so much more.

FULL ON VENDOR SPOTS. Over 20 Vendors will be participating.

Mark your calendar now and come see us on Saturday, March 28th from 9am to 3pm.

Winchester Whipped Cooking Competition

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Join us for a fun evening as two local chefs battle and “chop” the competition. Winchester Whipped is a community event benefiting the Fremont Street Nursery. Two local chefs on two different nights will compete in a Chopped style competition with the winners battling to the bitter end in the third event. Each chef will be required to create an appetizer and a dessert made with mystery basket ingredients and the Nibblins pantry items.

Round 1 is 3/10, featuring Chef Rebecca Hassell from Pembroke Springs Retreat and Chef Phill Anderson from The Chef’s Market & Cafe and My Buddy’s Nuts. Round 2 is 3/24 with Chef Ricky Cicil from L’Auberge Provencale Bed and Breakfast and Chef Rob Wallace from Union Jack’s. Events are posted and tickets are available now!

As a viewer, you’ll not only benefit a good cause but you’ll also have the pleasure of samples, wine tastings, a good fun.

Don’t forget some extra cash or your checkbook. We will raffle off a plate from each chef in both rounds for you to enjoy!

Agritourism Information Session

In partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, the Winchester-Frederick County Tourism Office will be hosting an informational session to educate farmers and landowners in Winchester and Frederick County as to what exactly “agritourism” is.

Our panels of experts and peers will discuss how agritourism may be able to provide a sustainable source of income to supplement those revenues from regular farming activities.

Attendees are welcome to bring any and all questions, and will be provided answers by agritourism experts from throughout the Commonwealth as well as by their peers who have already begun different types of agritourism on their farms.

Indoor Farmer’s Market

Join us for an indoor Farmer’s Market at James Charles Winery. This farm fresh winter activity will feature multiple farmers to meet and greet and share their goods!

FREE

Lunch and Learn: Civil Rights in Virginia

Learn about the Civil Rights Movement and school desegregation in Winchester with historian Judy Humbert. An author, Humbert is a 1965 graduate of Douglas School, Winchester’s African American high school during the days of segregation. Bring your lunch and spend an hour with an expert!

MSV members: $5; all others: $12 (includes admission, beverages & cookies). Pre-register by February 19; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

Photo: Douglas High School students, 1965–1966, Judy Humbert Collection, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.

Historic Winchester Food Tours

Discover Winchester one step, sip, bite at a time!

Explore the city’s unique and thriving food scene on our downtown Winchester walking mall food tours. Your experienced guide will introduce you to great local dishes and drinks while sharing stories about Winchester’s rich history and architecture.

Meeting location changes, participants will receive information with their tickets.

Purchase Tickets

Root to Table Culinary Series

The 2019 Root to Table Culinary Series wraps up with Chef Erik Foxx-Nettnin of Magnolias at the Mill throwing a fabulous fun event inspired by the art of Virginia Barbacoa. From ice carvings being cut right in front of you to your main course cooked outdoors barbacoa style on an open fire pit, the Night of Fire and Ice is a unique and perfect end to the 2019 Root to Table Culinary Series. This event will also feature a specially brewed beer from Adroit Theory Brewing for the evening as well as a one-off whiskey straight from Catoctin Creek Distillery.

This is a food experience you do not want to miss. Join our restaurant owners, farmers, food artisans and of course, our passionate food friends for an exciting event. The dinner will end with a dessert station and wonderful bluegrass music. The view is spectacular, be prepared for an amazing sunset!

Menu:

Greeter – Oysters, Smoked Virginia Trout and Rillettes, Local Cured Meats and Locksley Cheeses, Huckleberry Wine Jam, Char Crackers, Pickled Things, West Oak Mostarda

Station 1
Hearth Charred Chicken Thigh, Catch Onion Jus, Preserved Hot Peppers, Soft Boiled Egg (Apple Stuffed and wrapped with Spring House Bacon)

Station 2
Sapling Roasted White Sturgeon Oscar, Blue Crab, Pot Greens, Hollandaise

Station 3
Gathered Field Salad, Chervil, Pepper Grass, Wild Mint, Spring Onions, Watercress, Preserved Tomato, Pestle Dressing, Crusted Bread

Served Family Style
Beef, Pork, Lamb (main course)
Virginia Lamb, Whiskey Bavette, Porchetta, Root Vegetable Soubise, Bordelaise

Dessert Collaboration of 4 talented pastry chefs

Special Beverage Features include: Fire and Ice Special Brew by Adroit Theory Brewing

One off Whiskey for Magnolias at the Mill by Catoctin Creek Distillery

Cash Bar

Plaid Friday and Shop Small Saturday

Escape the crazy hustle and bustle of the big box stores this year and shop local! Bring your friends and spend the day browsing the shops in Old Town for gifts that are truly unique.

Grab a cup of coffee, have a glass of wine, or enjoy lunch at one of Old Town’s restaurants. Gift certificates to local restaurants or breweries are also a great idea!

On this special weekend, shops will be offering special promotions, including a Shopping Passport. Pick up your Shopping Passport from a participating business in Old Town.

More information

Plaid Friday – Nov. 29

Shop Small Saturday – Nov. 30

 

Dinner in Old Town

You’re invited
What: An elegant and lively outdoor dinner, featuring locally-sourced ingredients prepared by Old Town chefs
Where: On Rouss Avenue in Old Town Winchester
When: September 21, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Why: To raise money for the Sinclair Health Clinic.

“Dinner in Old Town” is a new outdoor event to bring our community to the table. It promises to be an elegant, fun evening, with locally sourced ingredients prepared by Old Town chefs. It’s also a means to give back to our community.

Benefiting Sinclair Health Clinic
For over three decades, the Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic has delivered low cost, community-based health services to local people in need.

Farm to Table Dinner

Middletown, VA, closes down Main Street to host a dinner for 250 residents and raise money for NW Works, a non-profit that helps people with barriers to employment find meaningful work.

The Fourth Annual Farm to Table Dinner brings neighbors from all walks of life together for a family-style meal prepared and served by professionals from Firefly Café & Bakery, a Winchester favorite that provides training and job support for people with disabilities. The evening includes wine, locally sourced fare, and live entertainment. Tickets are $75 or $50 for Middletown residents.

Through the coordinated efforts of Middletown’s business community, the Mayor, the Fire Chief, the Police Chief, and the Frederick County Sheriff, Main Street becomes the setting for a lovely dinner party complete with delicious food, lively conversation, and warm support for a worthy cause. Thanks to Citi National Bank for volunteers and sponsorship.