Relay for Life

Relay for Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society and many other cancer-related institutions, societies, and associations. The evening will be packed with music, games, food, and fun! We will also honor our survivors and caregivers throughout the evening.

Follow our Facebook page for more details on the event!

Admission fee: FREE

www.facebook.com/relaywincfred

Bright Box Divas Drag Show

Bright Box Theater, VanHook Productions, LLC, and Kaleidoscope Comedy are proud to present Bright Box DIVAS featuring Shi-Queeta-Lee and her All-Star Cast of Celebrity Female Impersonators!

Female impersonation at it’s very best, “Bright Box Divas” is a 90 minute revue of the world’s top legends. Enter the magical world of illusion as your favorite divas dazzle right before your eyes. These glitzy, glamorous, and carefully duplicated performances will leave you amazed, intrigued, and completely blown away!

Creator, director, and cast member Shi-Queeta-Lee has been seen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent season 4, ABC’s Ugly Betty, reality shows DCTV’s Drag City: DC, BBC America, MTV’s Made and TvOne’s R&B Divas.

$20 adv / $25 door / $30 VIP

EARLY SHOW at 7pm
LATE SHOW at 10:30pm
This show is ages 18+.

 

The Nutcracker

Please join us for the 40th annual production of THE NUTCRACKER, a Winchester Holiday Tradition Since 1982!

Tickets are reserved seating. You are able to select your seats using an interactive seating chart. If you have a special seating request or need help selecting seats, please call 540-665-0343. Tickets may also be purchased by cash or check at the studio, 20 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia Monday-Thursday 4:00-8:00 pm or by appointment.

Purchase Tickets

Follow the Star – Living Nativity Drive Through

December 4 and 5, 5-9pm

Follow the Star is a dramatic and immersive live nativity experience celebrating its 12th year in Winchester, Virginia.

This year Follow the Star will be a drive through Nativity, in the Parking Lot of Fellowship Bible Church. You will be greeted by traffic attendants who will show you where to drive and you will experience Follow the Star from the warmth and safety of your vehicle. Expect delays when you arrive, but we will have Christmas music for your listening enjoyment. The audio portion will be through a link given to you when you arrive – or a CD, if that’s your preference. There will be live drama- including animals- for your enjoyment as you drive through the event.

Open to the public. All are welcome!

Free admission.

Inclement Weather Dates • December 11 & 12

www.facebook.com/winchesterfollowthestar

www.fbcva.org/followthestar

Shaffer’s BBQ and Market 5 Year Anniversary Party

Shaffer’s BBQ & Market is turning FIVE! The Shaffer Family has been cooking BBQ in the Shenandoah Valley since 1952. Matt and Julie set out five years ago to put their own spin on the family business and converted an old gas station in Middletown into a favorite local BBQ Market. They want to celebrate big and thank all of the customers who keep coming thru the door.

Exact details TBA on their Facebook page, but festivities include:
* music
* games & door prizes
* free tasters (BBQ, beer, wine, & cider)
* food & drink specials
* bounce house
* dunk tank
* cornhole
* s’mores
* and more…..
FREE Event
www.facebook.com/events/395767968815780

Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Foundation is an organized bicycle ride where riders get to choose the distance best for them and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way. Its mission is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers, and beautiful landscapes. The rides promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment, create achievable challenges for people of all ages and abilities, and result in social good.

The Farm to Fork Fondo rides are held throughout the spring, summer, and fall in eight locations throughout the country.

Some participating locations in Frederick County this year include Belle Grove Plantation (where all routes begin), Marker Miller Orchards and Farm Market, Richards Fruit Market, and Valley Roots Farm.

www.farmtoforkfitness.com/destinations/shenandoah

Belle Grove Wine Fest (plus!)

Belle Grove Plantation will host its 10th Wine Festival celebrating local businesses on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.bellegrove.org, in the Belle Grove Museum Shop, and at the Winchester Frederick County Visitors Center.

Wine Fest has “(plus!)” added to its name because of the expanded offerings this year. There will be tastings from area wineries, cideries, and breweries, plus a meadery and a distillery. Participants include North Mountain Vineyard & Winery (Maurertown), Hunt’s Vineyard (Stuarts Draft), Third Hill Winery at DeMello Vineyards (Quicksburg), Narmada Winery (Amissville), Creek’s Edge Winery (Lovettsville), Winchester Ciderworks, Old Town Cidery (Winchester), Misty Mountain Meadworks (Winchester), Box Office Brewery (Strasburg), Front Royal Brewing Company (Vibrissa Beer), Woodstock Brewhouse, and Copper Fox Distillery (Sperryville), maker of Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey based on the grains and techniques used at Belle Grove’s 18th century distillery.

Guests with tasting tickets will receive a souvenir glass and be able to sample from all beverage vendors. Some will also sell their products by the glass, bottle, can, or case. There will be a tent where guests may “check bags” with their purchases, making it easier for them to move around to all the activities at the festival.

There will be live music all day. Gingerfunk Allstars, which plays a wide range of “groove music” including funk, Motown, R&B, rock, and reggae will be on stage 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Elizabeth Lawrence Band, which plays soulful blues, rugged rock, and inspired ballads from great artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, and Susan Tedeschi, will play 3:00-6:00 p.m. Guests may bring chairs and pop-up tents to enjoy the music on the lawn.

Plus, there will be entertainment from Joe Jablonski, The Walking Mall Poet, the typewriting street poet of Old Town Winchester 12:00-5:00 p.m. The Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club will have their tractors and raffle on site. Master artist Clyde Jenkins will demonstrate making traditional split oak baskets.

Belle Grove’s Wine Fest will also include 30-minute cooking demonstrations in the upper level of the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center. The schedule includes Chef Blair Dolinar of Nibblins gourmet and kitchen shop at 1:00 p.m., Chef Phil Anderson of The Chef’s Corner at 2:15 p.m., and Christa Nahhas of La Nourriture Catering at 3:30 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase from Shaffer’s Barbecue and Market (Middletown) serving its famous BBQ, SOBO Mobile (Warrenton) serving Tex Mex favorites, and VITTLES (Woodstock) serving sandwiches and desserts.

Among the artisan and merchandise vendors at Wine Fest will be J&W Farms apple cider products, My Buddy’s Nuts, Jenny Lee Jewelry, Fur and Bers bath products, India Imports jewelry, Scentsy candles, White Caterpillar candles, Paparazzi jewelry, and Color Street nails. The Belle Grove Museum Shop in the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center will be open during the festival and sells unique items made by local artists and producers.

Advanced tasting tickets are on sale now for $25 at www.bellegrove.org, in the Belle Grove Museum Shop, and at the Winchester- Frederick County Visitors Center (cash and check only). On the day of the event, tasting tickets may be purchased for $30 at the gate (cash and credit cards accepted). Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, all tastings, access to all vendors, performances, demonstrations, and tours of the historic Manor House. General admission is $15 for visitors who do not wish to do tastings, are designated drivers, or who are under age 21.

For safety, activities will be distanced throughout the outdoor event space and visitors are asked to wear masks when indoors.

www.bellegrove.org

Quilt Show

An expansive collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th century quilts will be on display at Abram’s Delight Museum on Friday, August 20th. This event is being held in conjunction with the American Quilt Study Guild seminar that is being held in Harrisonburg.

The exhibit will include the Society’s collection along with quilts that are being loaned for this specific event. There will be a large section of Quaker and Virginia quilts. The quilts will be on display in Abram’s Delight, the 1780’s cabin, and Hollingsworth Mill.

The exhibit is open to free and open to the public.

Marker-Miller Peach Festival

Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach turnovers, peach ice cream, fresh peaches GALORE!!!! Enjoy music from 1-3 P.M while sitting on the front porch or in the picnic pavilion.

Blue Ridge Bar-B-Que and 3 Fires Oven Pizza will be serving food.

www.markermillerorchards.com