Battlefield Half Marathon

Experience all the beauty of fall in the Shenandoah Valley running in the area’s premier half marathon.  At 13.1 miles the race is welcoming for casual runners but still provides a challenge for more seasoned participants. The starting line is located in historic Kernstown Battlefield with the majority of the course following scenic Middle Road and country roads through Frederick County. The race concludes with an exciting finish in Creekside Station.

Not yet up for doing all of the 13.1 miles on your own? Grab a group of friends or co-workers and put together a two or four person relay team and come join the fun. This event is truly for everyone!

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West Oaks Fall Festival

Come on out to West Oaks Farm Market’s 4th Annual Fall Harvest Festival for a full day of Fall fun on the farm!

Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Picking, Hayrides, Apple Picking, Live Music, Kids Activities, BBQ Chicken Dinners, tons of Fall Craft Beers, and so much more!

Adult Field Day at James Charles Winery

Join us for our Adults-only Field Day! We’re playing games all day and drinking plenty of wine – who said there weren’t perks with age?
Get your blood pumping with some of our special planned activities like:

Hatchet throwing with Shenandoah Valley Axe Throwing
Corn hole
Wine Pong
Bocce Ball
Jumbo Darts
…and many more fun field day activities!
Threesound will be providing the jams all day, so get ready to move and groove! Shrimp Shack and Little Bamboo Food Truck will be onsite so that you’ll never run out of fuel.
Get your teams together and bask in sweet nostalgia with us from 12-5pm on Saturday, September 11th. We’ll see you on the field!

Tickets are $10.
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Japanese Bookbinding Class

Instructor Lana Lambert is a resident book artist and printmaker at the Virginia Center for the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from the Corcoran College of Fine Art in Washington, D.C., where she received a B.A. in Art with a concentration in printmaking. Her areas of expertise also include bookbinding, letterpress, stone lithography, and Japanese woodblock printing.

In this course, students will make a number of Japanese-style blank books that emphasize traditional Nipponese methods of construction while learning the historical uses for these bindings. The class also features a demonstration on the preparation of book cloth, a material far different from its western counterpart. As a bonus, students will receive a lesson in traditional Japanese woodblock printing.

Join us for a workshop that is both comprehensive and enjoyable. This workshop is certain to expand your own handcraft horizon.

August 26 – 27 (Thurs – Fri), $295 + $45 materials
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dancing at the Vineyard

Check out Briede Family Vineyards’ Dancing in the Vineyard series at the end of the month. It’s a perfect fun date night out!

Includes one hour of ballroom dance instruction from Social Graces, glass of wine and charcuterie, and social/dance time.

Apple Blossom Festival: Golf Classic Tournament

The Virginia Business Systems Golf Classic will take place on Friday, April 23rd at Rock Harbor Golf Course.

The Tournament will be 4 person teams playing the scramble format. There will be hole-in one, longest drive , closest to the pin contests. These along with the door prizes, green tee, mulligans and range balls that are apart of the entry fee. Rock Harbor Golf Course is a 36 hole layout which is rated one of the top courses by the Mid-Atlantic PGA region.

The Apple Blossom Golf Classic is a Captain’s Choice event. Registration is at 12:00 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration fee is $125 per person which covers golfing fees, hospitality, and gifts. Register online by April 16, 2021.

The Virginia Business Systems Golf Classic Tournament will be an 18 Hole 4-person Captain’s Choice Format.

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Pick Your Own at Rinker’s Orchards

We can’t believe it, but this weekend will be the final weekend of Rinker’s 2020 Pick Your Own season. We will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10-5.

Back by popular demand! Come enjoy Cobbler Mountain Cider as they visit Rinker Orchards again this weekend. Taste the hard ciders produced directly from Rinker Orchard apples including the newest releases of Harvest Pumpkin, Strawberry Lemon, Summer Sangria and Blueberry Lemonade.

All available to taste and purchase Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 5:00.

The varieties of apples that will be available to pick from the trees this weekend are Ida Red, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Nittany, and Rome apples.

And don’t forget your fresh Rinker’s Apple Cider! It is available at Rinker’s in gallons, half gallons, and pints.

Raptor Hill Falconry

Learn about the ancient sport of falconry, the birds’ habitat, care, and training.

This is one of those once in a lifetime events!
We’re so pleased to host Raptor Hill on September 5th at 3 PM for a unique and very special experience!
Raptor Hill Falconry will have a licensed falconer on-site with one of their magnificent Raptors.

Learn about the ancient sport of falconry, the birds’ habitat, care, and training. Then, you will have the opportunity to interact with and photograph one of these raptors up close. Come and share this magical experience with us!
This event includes a glass of wine.

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**Event takes place in the field, please be aware and select appropriate footwear. We will have chair spaced 6′ apart to keep within COVID guidelines.

**Please bring your ticket with you as this will be your admission.