Newcomers Welcome Event

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. The next Newcomer’s Event will be held Thursday, April 7.

The Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a Newcomers Welcome and Information Event at the Visitors Center.

This free, family-friendly event for new City and County residents of all ages aims to provide useful information in a low-key setting with some great local food.

Intentionally held after traditional work hours, this event is targeted at the many working families that have recently moved to the area.

The area’s many retirees who have recently relocated to the area are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Attendees will be treated to complimentary offerings from a local restaurant.

In addition to the food and networking, there will be representatives from the City and County government offices on hand with how-to information on utilities, taxes, vehicle registrations and more.

Parking is ample and free, however attendees are encouraged to refrain from parking in marked Shenandoah University spots.
This will be an alcohol-free event, however attendees will be able to learn out our local breweries, wineries, cidery and meadery inside the Visitor Center, and even purchase some local selections from the Gift Shop, which will be open during the event.

For more information, contact the Visitor Center at (540) 542-1326 or info@visitwinchesterva.com.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

November 26-January 2

You’ll be delighted by this light show that lets you see fantastic displays and music along the paved path at Clearbrook Park. Take your time enjoying the sights and sounds of the season along the magical stroll through a winter wonderland. Clearbrook Park’s annual light show is a tradition sure to create lasting memories!

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Regular Admission
Ages 3+: $6.50
Ages 0-2: FREE

Sessions: 5:30-6:45 pm, 7-8:15 pm, and 8:30-9:45 pm

Purchase tickets online at fcprd.net.

PARKING : Please enter at the Clearbrook Pool parking lot entrance via Brucetown Road.
130 Poolside Drive, Clear Brook, Virginia 22624

Virginia Gourd Show and Sale

Celebrate the craftsmanship and interesting history behind gourd art! Meet the gourd art experts in the Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society and browse displays of gourd art available for purchase. Gourd art available for purchase includes luminaries, birdhouses, oil lamps, bowls, musical instruments, and ornaments.

Raw gourds suitable for arts and crafts or decorating will also be available for purchase. While browsing displays of gourd art, event attendees will also have the opportunity to converse with expert gourd artisans about gourds and see several gourd artists demonstrating gourd art techniques. Winning entries in the event’s annual gourd competition will also be on view.

Free admission to the event. MSV admission fee applies to visit the gardens and galleries.

Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society (VLGS) is the official Virginia chapter of the American Gourd Society and has organized the Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition for fifteen years. Based in Stephens City, the VLGS is dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of gourd gardening, encouraging the use of gourds in arts and crafts, and supporting gourd agriculture.

​Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

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

Patsy Cline Music Festival

The annual Patsy Cline Block Party honors one of the area’s most famous natives, country music singer, Patsy Cline.

Enjoy the fun atmosphere of an old-fashioned block party with live entertainment, food concessions and souvenirs staged on Kent St. between Monmouth and Germain streets.

This annual event is held over Labor Day weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of Patsy Cline and her music — in honor of the anniversary of her birthday, September 8, 1932. The Patsy Cline Historic House is where she lived from 1948 to 1953 and off and on through 1957 with her mother, Hilda Hensley, and her brother and sister. The two-story house museum opened in 2011 and has been restored to the way it was when her family lived there in the mid-1950s. It is open for tours and is listed as a state and national landmark.

The block party is free to attend with tours of the historic house offered at the reduced price of $5 for the day. Performances by returning and new entertainers include tribute singers performing Patsy songs and groups performing songs of her genre.

Attendees are asked to bring a chair.

South Kent Street will be closed to parking between Monmouth and Germain Streets from 7am-6pm on Saturday, September 4. Attendees may park at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, which will be running a shuttle from their parking lot to the block party continuously throughout the day at no charge to ride.

Sponsored by Celebrating Patsy Cline.

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/805618090106647

 

Frederick County Fair

5 days of fun! The Frederick County Fair has carnival rides, food, a demolition derby, monster trucks, go-kart racing, a truck and tractor pull, pageants, livestock show, petting zoo, live music, and so much more!

DAILY ADMISSIONS (Free Parking)

Fair Tuesday through Fair Saturday:

Adults (12 and older) – $7.00 Ages 6 to 11 – $3.00 5 & Under – Free

$20.00 weekly – Adult $10.00 weekly – Children

Weekly tickets available at Main Gate all week.

Tuesday Night- Monster Trucks
Wednesday Night- Truck and Tractor Pulls
Thursday Night- Truck and Tractor Pulls
Friday Night- Demolition Derby
Saturday Night- Demolition Derby

Stonewall Ruritain will be serving chicken dinners each night starting at 6:00 pm till sold out.

frederickcountyfair.com

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.

Fourth of July Celebration

Join the community at the park for an evening of music, food, and fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July.

Park open all day! · Fireworks at Dusk
Pool open until 8 pm
Enter at the main park gate or Sherando High School

DJ playing your favorite tunes starting at 6pm

Please leave pets at home · No Alcohol

Middletown 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Middletown, Virginia will be holding their annual 4th of July Parade and Fireworks.

The parade will begin at 5pm and Main Street will be shut down shortly before.

The celebration will include a kickball game, softball and cornhole tournaments, crafters, food vendors and live music. The Robbie Limon Band will play 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the town park with karaoke scheduled from 1-4 p.m.

The main event — the parade — will kick off 5 p.m. at Lord Fairfax Community College. Parade entries will march from the college down Main Street. The United States Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps will be among the groups participating. Parade entries will be accepted until right before the parade begins.

Other Fourth of July events include a 6:15-9:15 p.m. performance by the Souled Out band at the town park, 6-8 p.m. hot air balloon rides from Valley Ballooning for $20 per person and nighttime fireworks.

History and Civil War Walking Tour

Experience 275 years of history on this guided walking tour! Learn about the citizens that lived here and the pivotal events that made Winchester the place it is today. These tours are given by experienced and knowledgeable guides that enjoy sharing their love of local history.

Make your reservation by calling 540-542-1326.

Cost: $10, payable to the guide.

Masks are recommended.

Meet at 2 N. Cameron Street (the corner of Cameron and Boscawen Street, Winchester, Virginia)

More tours are available. See: https://visitwinchesterva.com/guided-tours/