Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival

We are THRILLED about the return of the 2022 Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival! This 9th annual event will be held June 11, 2022, in Old Town Winchester focusing on new and exclusive craft beers. This year we’ll feature 40+ breweries with 80+ beers to try, local crafters, and much more.

This year, Hop Blossom is being hosted by Winchester Brew Works and is raising money for Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue and The Winchester Main Street Foundation. To date, this event has raised over $85,000 to help our community.

In 2019, the SOLD OUT festival attracted 4000+ guests who enjoyed flagship craft beer as well as special, one-off, and seasonal brews.

Brewery list coming soon.

For more information, please review our FAQs on our website before contacting us. https://hopblossom.com/faqs/

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

All ticket holders must be 21 years of age and present a valid ID at the gate.

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Chocolate Escape

Sample chocolate desserts at participating downtown restaurants, enjoy special discounts and treats at participating shops, listen to live music, and pamper yourself during the annual Chocolate Escape!

Diners and shoppers will have the chance to make Valentine’s Day reservations and purchase gifts for loved ones or just browse. Old Town Winchester offers fine dining, artisan shops and specialty boutiques, florists, jewelry stores as well as a day spa and a salon. Escape to Old Town Winchester for Valentine shopping specials and indulgent chocolate morsels.

From 2-5 PM, participating retailers will be offering sweet deals, discounts, or samples, while our restaurants, bars, and breweries will have $3 delights for you to enjoy! Scope out our list below or just look for the bright red balloons on Chocolate Escape day–they’ll be outside every participating store!

Espresso Bar & Cafe
Eugene B. Smith Gallery
Exotic Himalayan Handicrafts
George’s Food & Spirits
Gringo Gordo
The Hideaway Cafe
The Ivy Chest
Murphy Beverage
Polka Dot Pot
The Quirky Closet
Red Fox Creamery
Sage & Co
Union Jack
Willie Sutton’s Saloon
Wilkins Shoe Center
Winchester Book Gallery
Winchester Brew Works

Holiday House Tours

Join us for Preservation of Historic Winchester’s Annual Holiday House Tours!

We welcome you back to the 45th annual tour with three spectacular homes that have never been part of the tour before.

Plan an afternoon of holiday festivities at 25 West Piccadilly Street, 321 South Stewart Street, and 814 South Washington Street to see these recently-renovated architectural gems. Visit the houses on your own in any order for guided tours of these spectacularly-decorated buildings.

PHW will be following CDC guidelines at the time of the tour. Come prepared with face masks!

Tickets will go on sale starting November 15 at Kimberly’s. Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, and the Bough & Dough Shop at the Hexagon House.

More Information: www.phwi.org

Old Towne Halloween Faire

The Olde Towne Winchester Halloween Faire is back for 2021.

This is a carnival event featuring games, activities and trick or treating for kids of all ages.

Presented by the Old Town Winchester Business Association.

Quentin Walton Trio in Concert

The Quentin Walston Trio is thrilled to hit the Flat Nine stage! Heralded as “stunning” and “impeccable” by Clarke Monthly, the Quentin Walston trio blends memorable melodies and striking rhythms with adventurous improvisations. Quentin Walston (piano) along with Daniel Kelly II (drums) and Ben Rikhoff (bass) will be performing exciting originals including the group’s new single, “Pipe Smoke” and selections from Quentin’s album, “Play”. Mixing in jazz standards from bebop and beyond, this trio’s foot-tapping, fun, and energetic sound is one you don’t want to miss!

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Show Start: 7:30pm

Please look at the “visit” tab on the website for more details and dress code. This venue is open to all ages, but please keep your conversations down during performances.

Living History: Election of George Washington

Relive the 1758 election of Col. George Washington of the Virginia Regiment to the Virginia House of Burgesses from Frederick County!

This election was Washington’s first election to public office.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in the re-enactment as voters in the election at the very site where the election was held in 1758. Be a part of history, Vote for George.

Master brewer Tim Arndt has re-created a beer from an original recipe of Washington’s to be served at the event.
The event will be held July 24 from 5 pm to 9 pm on the grounds of the Old Court House on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester, VA. The event is free to the public.

The event is being co-sponsored by the French & Indian War Foundation of Winchester, VA, and the Virginia Beer Museum of Front Royal, VA.

“Type Your Story” Type In

In collaboration with hosts Walking Mall Poet and Sofia Syeda, InnoVault invites the current residents of the Shenandoah Valley to immerse themselves in the Type Your Story type-in.

It is a free opportunity for residents of all ages to tap into their creativity and use working typewriters to illustrate a memory or their daily lives through the written word.

The artistic and interactive space will exhibit stories, poems, and paintings by local artist, Pam Klein, that have been collected during Spring 2021, and encourages attendees to walk around the room and immerse themselves into one-page stories, lessons, and lives.

To preserve personal and diverse histories before and during the pandemic, participants will have the option to submit the collected anonymous entries into a published book!

InnoVault welcomes all ages and walks of life to type their story.
Stop by to submit an entry, check out typewriters, view paintings, or to read stories on display.

Pre-registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Free First Friday

The Discovery Museum loves to give back to the community! Admission is free from 5:00-7:00 PM on the first Friday of every month. Explore all four floors of exhibits and we might even have a special program planned. Bring the whole family and for something new every month!

Masks will be required for all guests ages 5 and older throughout your visit. To visit and play at the Museum, you MUST wear a mask, no exceptions.

Tickets must be reserved in advance: discoverymuseum.net/about/general-info