Rally in the Alley

Come enjoy local bands, food, and for our 21 and over guests cold beer at this years block party style event! Entrance is free! Live music, food from local restaurants, local craft beer and wine, and craft vendors too! Drink tickets are $5 per ticket cash only.

FREE to the public! Rain or Shine!

In the Palace Parking Lot on Indian Alley (Behind the Splash Pad)

Abram’s Creek Nature Walks

Join seasoned naturalist and current Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society President Jim Smith for his nature walks in the Abrams Creek area in the heart of Winchester. Meet at the Children of America’s parking lot off of West Jubal Early Drive, approx. 1/2 mile west of Valley Avenue. Park at the west/right side of the lot by the woods.

Focus will be on birds, flowers, trees and signs of spring.

If you arrive late, simply walk the path until you catch up with the group. Allow approx. 2 hours for the walk. Dress for the weather and you may want to bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Walks will be cancelled in inclement weather.

No fee, no registration required. Great family activity. Tour is offered March 16, March 30, April 13, and April 27.

Call Jim (540) 303-3983 for more information.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

StageCoach Theatre Company Presents:

Written and Directed by Terry Smith
Produced by Jerri Wiseman
Production Assistant: Thy Nguyen

It’s the Roaring Twenties. A mobster and madam meet at a local speakeasy to discuss moonshine and money. Despite a planned evening of comedy and music, someone put MURDER on the menu. Help the chief of police find answers before an all-out gang war breaks out. The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre would look like a pillow fight compared to what will happen if he fails!

• Doors & Bar open at 4:30PM
• Show starts at 5:30PM
• Dinner Break at 6PM
• Show resumes at 6:45PM

Spirits of the Valley

This special evening experience features a walking tour of the historic Rose Hill Park trail on the 157th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown, a southern-inspired meal provided at Valerie Hill by Village Square Restaurant, and a complimentary glass of wine. Various tour/dinner times are available; see www.fcprd.net for details.

$50 per person (ages 21+ only; includes tour, one glass of wine, dinner, and round-trip bus transportation from the vineyard to the park). Meet at Valerie Hill Winery & Vineyard (1687 Marlboro Rd., Stephens City, VA). Additional food/beverage will be available for purchase. Register with Frederick County Parks & Recreation at www.fcprd.net or 540-665-5678.

Battle of First Kernstown Anniversary

March 23
The Kernstown Battlefield Association will commemorate the 157th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown. Gary L. Ecelbarger, author of “We Are In For It!” The First Battle of Kernstown, will be giving a guided, walking tour of the Battlefield starting at 9 am. Meet at the Visitors’ Center.

Please dress appropriately. After a lunch break, the tour will resume at Rose Hill Park on Jones Road at 1 pm. Shaffer’s BBQ is providing a box lunch menu. Lunches can be ordered in the morning before the tour and will be ready for the lunch break. Other activities, including tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex, will continue throughout the day. We will be open 8:30 am until 4 pm.

March 23-24
The Valley Guards – 10th Virginia Infantry, will be at the Battlefield. The Valley Guards will be doing living history demonstrations all weekend. Battlefield and 1854 Pritchard House tours will be available. The Museum, Artillery Annex and Gift Shop also will be open.

Martha Redbone Concert


Created by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby
Music and Lyrics by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby

Revered blues and soul singer Martha Redbone performs a concert version of Bone Hill, a new musical theatre work in progress inspired by the artist’s family lineage in the Appalachian Mountains. Featuring a cast of eight actors/musicians, the story follows Redbone’s return to her homeland on Black Mountain—and the coal mines of Harlan County, Kentucky—where her family has dwelled for centuries.

Tickets: $28
Purchase tickets online

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

Foodtruck! Music! Shenanigans!

It’s the annual St. Patrick’s Day ho-down! Kerlogue Red Ale returns! Crash Test Yummies will pull the truck ‘o tastiness up. Jig worthy music all day long.

It’s gonna be a par-tay! No green beer here, just great beer!

Revolution Fights – MMA

RFS returns to the Shenandoah Valley for RFS25! 12 fights of intense MMA and Muay Thai action, Including 2 title fights.

Our special guests for this event are UFC’s Dennis Bermudez and Jordan Johnson.

This event will also feature the launch of SURVIVE..a 3on3 grappling competition, to include many of the areas top grapplers!

Plenty of food and adult beverages available and also free parking

This is a family friendly night of exciting MMA and Muay Thai action! There is no profanity in any of the event music in order to protect the ears of our smallest fans.

Kids 10 & Under get in FREE (one per adult paid admission)

Come join us for night of combat sports entertainment!

March Bonfire

Mark your calendars! Winchester Ciderworks’ third bonfire will be lit March 16th, 2019 at 6pm.

Sexi-Mexi Burritos will be on site wrapping up the finest burritos this side of the Pecos! Join us and enjoy one of our amazing ciders around the bonfire.

Hope to see you there!

Pipes and Drums Pub Tour

Winchester Pipes and Drums will be doing their annual tour of local pubs, bringing the sounds of St. Patrick’s Day!

The band is happy to announce that the following hosts have signed up for our 16th Annual Pub Tour – Buffalo Wild Wings, Escutcheon Brewery, Brewbaker’s Restaurant and Piccadilly’s Public House.

Stay tuned for more tour stop announcements – the actual Tour schedule with appearance times will be published the week of the event.