The Nutcracker

Please join us for the 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.

Shenandoah Potters Guild Holiday Show

Local potters (members of the Shenandoah Potters Guild) will have their pottery available for sale the 23rd annual pottery show and sale. There will be a huge assortment of handmade pottery by local artisans from the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Featuring beautifully hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind ceramics signed by local artisans. Add a touch of style to your home décor or kitchen with high-fire stoneware available for purchase. Perfect for holiday gift giving.


INDOORS. Rain or Shine!

Both days, 10am-4pm.

Flower Show

The Winchester Council of Garden Club is proud to present: Give Thanks, Share Love, Spread Cheer, a National Garden Club Standard Flower Show

The Show will be open Friday, November 22, 1-4pm
Saturday, November 23, 10am-4pm

The Show is Free and Open to the Public!
Select arrangements available for purchase at the Show.

The Winchester Council is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., South Atlantic Region, and Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., Shenandoah District

Winchester Little Theatre: Theft

Nov 8-23, 2019
Written by Eric Chappell
Directed by Amy Thomas
Tickets are on sale NOW!

After a pleasant anniversary celebration, John and Barbara return to find their country house burgled and worse yet, the burglar is still in the house! One part whodunit, one part who’s who, an altogether witty comedy-thriller, packed with one-liners, daring reversals and comments on marriage, money, and crime.

Show Dates & Tickets:
Friday November 8 at 8PM
Saturday November 9 at 8PM
Sunday November 10 at 2PM
Thursday November 14 at 8PM
Friday November 15 at 8PM
Saturday November 16 at 2PM
Saturday November 16 at 8PM
Sunday November 17 at 2PM
Thursday November 21 at 8PM
Friday November 22 at 8PM
Saturday November 23 at 8PM

Ginkgo Grove Tours

Spend the morning learning about the history of the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm. Blandy serves as a research field station for the Department of Environmental Sciences and is home to the State Arboretum of Virginia. The Arboretum, also known as the Orland E. White Arboretum, occupies the central 172 acres of Blandy Farm. Started in the 1930s, it contains over 5000 woody trees and shrubs from around the world.

We will be led in discussions and tours by UVA Research Professor & Director of Blandy Farm David Carr; Robin Cardillo Director of the Foundation of the State Arboretum; T’ai Roulston UVA Research Associate Professor & Curator of Blandy Farms, and Arborist Christine Schmidt. During the morning’s program, we will discuss Blandy’s gardens and focus on the ginkgo tree, a “living fossil” with a fascinating history and great cultural significance. While taking a guided tour of Blandy’s grounds, you will visit the 300 tree ginkgo grove that turns a striking golden yellow in late autumn. This golden canopy is the highlight of the fall for the Arboretum.

If you enjoy being surrounded by beautiful fall foliage and are curious about the history behind a vibrant research community, register for this program at Blandy Experimental Farm.
The event is $25. Space is limited. Registrations required.
Bottles of water will be available. Lunch will be provided.
If interested in arriving the day before this event, see lodging information.
We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen.

Admission fee: $25 Ticketing Link:
Event contact information or website: and

Monster Bash

You don’t want to miss Piccadilly’s 14th Annual Monster Bash!

2 levels of fun. The biggest Halloween party in Winchester!

Trainwreck will be rocking downstairs from 7:30 to 11:30 and 99.3 The Fox will be playing all the hits upstairs with DJ Ophie.

Wear your best costume and enter to win some great prizes.

No cover charge.

Battle of Cedar Creek Special Programs

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, Belle Grove Plantation, and the Town of Middletown will host the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek programs from Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20.

Friday, October 18

Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box
Friday, October 18, 11:30 a.m.
Location – Front Lawn of Belle Grove – 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645

Battle of Cedar Creek Tour
Friday, October 18, 1:00
Starting Location – Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645

History at Sunset – Tommy, Charlie, and the Kidd: General Wesley Merritt’s Cavalry at Cedar Creek
Friday, October 18, 4:00 p.m.
By 1864, the Union cavalry was superior to the Confederate cavalry for several reasons: better horses, more firepower, and aggressive, enthusiastic leadership. Cavalry division commander Gen. Wesley Merritt and his three brigade commanders were well-trained, experienced leaders who expected to win every combat action. Join Ranger Rick Ashbacker to follow Merritt’s division from the Union right flank all the way to its counterattack position on the Union left flank during the battle of Cedar Creek.
Starting Location – NPS Visitor Contact Station – 7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645

Saturday, October 19

In Depth Cedar Creek Car Caravan Driving Tour
Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Starting Location – NPS Visitor Contact Station – 7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645

Signal Knob Interpretive Hike
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hike at your own pace and join a National Park Service Ranger at the top of Signal Knob to see the expansive Shenandoah Valley landscape and learn about the significance of the mountain during the Civil War and its role in the Battle of Cedar Creek.
Click here for directions to Signal Knob.

Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box
Saturday, October 19, offered at 10:30, 12:30, 2:00
Location – Front Lawn of Belle Grove – 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645

10th Virginia Living History
Saturday, October 19, offered at 10:00, 11:00, and 4:00
Location – Front Lawn of Belle Grove – 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645

“Battling in the Streets” Middletown and the Battle of Cedar Creek
Saturday, October 19, 5:00 p.m.
Middletown constantly found itself in the middle of war. At no time was this truer than on October 19, 1864 during the Battle of Cedar Creek when fighting raged through the town’s streets both during the morning Confederate assault and the afternoon Union counterattack.The evening will conclude with, first in helping with the lighting of the town’s luminaries, followed by making the short walk to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, a facility used as a hospital after the battle. Join Ranger Jeff Driscoll as he explores this critical, but often overlooked action.
Starting location – Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645

Sunday, October 20

Battle of Cedar Creek in a Box
Sunday, October 20, offered at 10:30 and 12:30
Location – Front Lawn of Belle Grove – 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645

From Battlefield and Beyond: War Comes to the Shenandoah Valley
Sunday, October 20, offered at 9:30 and 1:30
Location: Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park, 8437 Valley Pike, Strasburg, VA 22641

“A storm of bullets swept the ground…”: The Stand of the 30th Massachusetts and 114th New York Regiments
Sunday, October 20, 11:00
It was still the early morning of October 19, 1864, at Cedar Creek when Union Generals Emory and Wright made their decision: the Confederate attack had already routed the 8th and much of the 19th Corps, and in order to gain time so they could form a defensive line in front of Belle Grove, they had to hold up the Confederate assault. As Emory said later, “…It was one of those painful cases when it was necessary to sacrifice a smaller force for the greater.” That smaller force would be the 30th Massachusetts and 114th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiments. Join Park Ranger Jeff Driscoll as he walks in the footsteps of these two regiments, and takes you to the ground where they sacrificed so much.
Starting Location – Belle Grove’s Special Event parking area, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645

10th Virginia Living History
Sunday, October 20, times to be determined
Location – Front Lawn of Belle Grove – 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645

“Kneading in Silence, a Glimpse into the life Judah the Enslaved Cook”
Sunday, October 20, offered at 2:30
Location – Historic Kitchen at Belle Grove – 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645

“A Prominent Place”: Winchester’s 275 Years in 50 Artifacts

Artifacts provide not only tangible links to the past, but offer a medium through which history’s many complexities can be explored and understood.

“A Prominent Place”: Winchester’s 275 Years in 50 Artifacts, an anthology of 50 essays co-edited by Jonathan A. Noyalas, M.A. ’01, director of the McCormick Civil War Institute, will be released with a special event at 6:30 p.m. in Henkel Hall, Hester Auditorium. The book, a joint project between Shenandoah University and the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society to commemorate Winchester’s 275th anniversary, features essays authored by SU history majors and alumni. Photography for the book was done by history major Jessica Kronenwetter ’20. The book release event will include a panel with selected authors, moderated by Noyalas, and an opportunity to purchase copies of the book. For more information, please contact Jonathan Noyalas at

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. Belle Grove is delighted to warmly welcome them back for 2019.

Cat Fanciers of Washington: Cat Show

Come see dozens of pedigreed and non-pedigreed cats compete for best in show! In addition to the conformation classes, we will feature CFA Feline Agility, a fundraiser raffle for the club & vendors to purchase cat supplies and related items. This is an all ages event!

Show Hall: Winchester Sportsplex 221 Commonwealth Court, Winchester VA 22602

The show hall is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. People food will be available.

General Admission $6.00
Children 5 – 12 $4.00
Seniors 65+ & Veterans – $4.00
A family of four – $16.00
Children under 5 are Free
A coupon good for $1 off adult admission at the door is located at

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