Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival

The 2020 Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground Rd., Clear Brook, VA. The festival continues to grow with attendance over 6,000 people!
The festival has always been family (and pet) friendly and this year we will be adding other interesting elements for all ages!

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR…HALF PRICE ADMISSION AFTER 3PM EACH DAY! Yes, you got that right, $5 admission at 3pm and age 10 and under are always FREE! Gate admission includes free inflatables, dog show, apple pie eating contest, music, artisans and vendors, samples, car show and more!

CRAFTSMEN & VENDORS
Local and Regional Artisans and Vendors throughout the grounds and two (2) buildings.

CANINE OBSTACLE COURSE
Since we are pet friendly, this new fun-to-watch and fun-to-participate activity is our new fun element for our four-legged friends (Saturday only).

KIDZONE AREA with INFLATABLES
always popular, always fun! An area just for the kids with Knocker Ball, Giant Slide, Obstacle and Bounce House, face painting and other fun activities. Meet Little Joe our minature horse.

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AND BINGO
Enjoy a great collection of antique vehicles in a festive atmosphere. Bingo is always fun with great prizes!

TAP & CORK TASTING (HARD CIDERS & CRAFT BEERS)
Very popular addition to the festival. Artisans from throughout the region will be added to the lineup of festival activities. Must be 21 and over with ID required. Tasting fee extra. Live entertainment nearby makes this a can’t miss attraction!

APPLE PIE EATING CONTEST HOSTED BY WHITE HOUSE/NATIONAL FRUIT
What would an apple harvest festival be without the popular apple pie eating contest? Center stage, Sunday at 3pm!

APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST/FREE APPLE AND APPLE CIDER SAMPLES
Another got-to-have crowd pleaser! Enter the Apple Pie Baking Contest and bring your family and friends to watch the while the judges sample the variety of homemade pies in the apple theme booth. The Apple Theme Arena is where you can get free apple and apple cider samples.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Continuous entertainment featuring Jimmy Lee, Mojo Mothership and
others TBA…all family friendly.

FOOD CONCESSIONS… Plenty of EVERYTHING APPLE
Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, BBQ, Crab Cakes, Turkey Legs, Donuts, Ice Cream, Kettle Corn, Lemonade and all your festival favorites!

ADMISSION IS DISCOUNTED WITH $1.00 OFF COUPONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY
We flood the area schools, day care centers and all HANDY MART stores with $1.00 off admission coupons! Admission includes all activities except Tap & Cork and is $10 or less! Age 10 and under are FREE!

IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Giving back to the community just feels good. Be a part of something big and contribute to this event by exhibiting and/or attending. All proceeds for the event go to local non-profits. Over $1 Million Dollars has been given over the life of this event…so thank you!

Broken Window Brewing Block Party

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Join us in celebrating our 2 year Anniversary! We are once again closing down Boscawen Street and inviting our four legged friends from Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue and Southern Paws Animal Rescue to help us celebrate.

Live Music will be performed by Raised on Analog.

Natalie from the German Table will be serving up hot brats and Fire Fly Bakery will supply you with all of your puppy treats and gluten free baked goods.

Our alcohol line-up will be Valerie Hill for wine and for beer we have Alesation, Backroom Brewery, Escutcheon Brewing, Front Royal Brewing, and Winchester Brew Works.

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.

Abram’s Creek Nature Walk

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

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 28, April 11, April 25, and May 9.

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

Women in STEAM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us! We will be celebrating women’s accomplishments and contributions to science and inventions throughout history! Included are women of different ethnicities, backgrounds, countries of origin and fields of study. Activities will be related to these women and their historic influences.

Robbie Limon Band

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 14.

Millwood Station Volunteer Fire and Rescue 21 presents, The Robbie Limon Band!

$20 admission in advance $25 admission at the door. Full tables available for purchase on first come first serve basis. Beer, Wine, soft drinks available for purchase. 50/50 raffle and silent auction!

Contact 540-336-365 for tickets or in person at 15 E. Piccadilly St, Winchester VA) or Millwood Station 21.

Full tables must be obtained by calling 540-336-3642
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT MILLWOOD STATION

Bright Box Comedy

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Bright Box Theater and Kaleidoscope Comedy are proud to present a weekend of laughter featuring some of the very best stand up comedians in the business! For the month of March, they will feature the hilarity of Jeff Richards (Saturday Night Live, MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan).

Early show at 7pm, late show at 9:30pm

BRIGHT BOX COMEDY SHOWS MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

Tickets and More Information: www.brightboxwinchester.com/shows

First Battle of Kernstown Tour

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Join us for a detailed docent tour of the First Battle of Kernstown, led by historians Michael Cannane and Larry Turner.

This tour will be a combination of walking and driving.

In addition to gaining a solid understanding of this battle, an understanding of the overall campaign for early 1862 will be provided.

Free. Registration not required.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

StageCoach Theatre Company Presents:

THE HAMILTON MURDERS

Written & Directed by Terry Smith
Produced by Jerri Wiseman

Solve the murder while you feast on a fantastic dinner!

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton lies dying on the ground. Aaron Burr stands nearby, a smoking pistol in his hand. Meanwhile, Hamilton’s wife sits at home with a room full of federalists awaiting his return. We have learned that history is written by those who want us to believe what they want us to believe, not necessarily the truth. The Hamilton Murders suggests the possibility that history got it wrong – again. We explore six possible conspiracies, based upon historical facts, that surrounded Alexander Hamilton at the time of his death. We will present these theories in true entertainment form and allow you to decide which one you believe is right. In so doing, you will answer the question “Who paid Aaron Burr to shoot Alexander Hamilton?”

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

Comedy Hypnotist St. Patrick’s Themed Show

Gary Conrad’s St. Patrick’s Show has skits designed to jump-start the “Irish” in all of us, whether through heritage or choice!

Volunteers will come on stage, enter hypnosis, and then engage in many seasonal bits such as:

– Riverdance
– hot potatoes
– kissing the Blarney Stone
– hiding leprechauns gold
– Notre Dame football
– “meeting” Machine Gun Kelly
– “Talking” to St. Patrick himself
– an Irish fishing trip
and more!

These bits are designed to infuse the St. Paddy’s Day spirit in both viewer and participant alike. Expect Irish music, props, costumes, and of course laughs, all topped off with a “Paddy’s Day” Chippendale style dance!

Hilarious and high-energy comedy hypnotism show that’ll get you in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit!
GENERAL ADMISSION DOORS at 6PM, SHOW at 7PM