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.

Newcomers Welcome Event

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 Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum and Handley Library will be present with kid’s activities and information on the various programs that each offers.

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, networking and kid’s activities, 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.

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/

Apple Blossom Festival: Winchester Ciderworks Tasting and Orchard Tours

Half-hour walking tours of the orchards will begin at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Winchester Ciderworks is a local cidery that specializes in the burgeoning new market for gourmet hard ciders. This event consists of a two-part tour of the orchard and cidery followed by a cider tasting.

During the orchard tour, guides will dispense a wealth of information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, temperature sensitivity for blossoms, spraying and pruning and using the latest “green” methodology to protect the trees and promote tree and fruit growth, when and how to harvest, and much more. Please wear appropriate footwear.

Following the tour, participants can enjoy going into Winchester Ciderwork’s wonderful tasting room to sample different hard ciders that are made right on the premises.

Delicious food options will be available for purchase from various vendors on site as well as live music.

The Cider Tastings & Orchard Tours is an outdoor event at Winchester Ciderworks. This is a rain or shine event.

COVID-19 Statement: Ticket holders will be required to follow CDC guidelines and mandates in order to participate in events.

    Apple Blossom Festival: Bloomin’ Wine Fest

    Enjoy live entertainment, great food, spectacular Virginia wines, and wonderful company. Join us to “Uncork the Bloom” at the official kick-off of the 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®.

    New for 2021, the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest has been expanded to a three-day event and a new outdoor venue – Frederick County Fairgrounds.

    There will be wine gardens featuring over 20 of Virginia’s finest wineries offering wines sold by the glass or bottle. Craft beer lovers can also enjoy beer by the glass. There will also be artisans bringing their own special flair, tasty Festival foods, and regional musical talents. The admission fee includes a souvenir wine glass and access to wine and beer tastings. No outside food or drinks will be allowed inside the event area. All items (including, and without limitations, backpacks and purses) are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. No pets are allowed in the event area. Sale of unopened bottles and cases will be available.

    COVID-19 Statement: Ticket holders will be required to follow CDC guidelines and mandates in order to participate in events.

    ​Ticket block times include:
    Friday, April 23 1 pm to 5 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm
    Saturday, April 24 Noon to 4 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm
    Sunday, April 25 1 pm to 5 pm

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    First Battle of Kernstown Tour

    On April 17, 2021 the Kernstown Battlefield Association (KBA) will host a walking and driving tour of the First Battle of Kernstown. KBA docents Larry Turner and Mike Cannane (pictured) will lead this tour starting at 10am. Attendees should meet at the Visitor Center and dress appropriately for walking across fields, pastures and woods.
    The morning will consist of a walking tour of the Kernstown Battlefield property with descriptions of cavalry and artillery actions from the perspective of Union forces on Pritchard’s Hill and Confederate forces from Apple Valley Road.

    The afternoon driving portion begins at 1pm near Old Town Winchester with a detailed description of Confederate cavalry reconnaissance and the wounding of Union Maj. Gen. James Shields. This will be followed by visits to the Confederate artillery park south of the Opequon Church and discussions at our “Jackson’s Lookout” viewing platform about the Confederate maneuvers and Jackson’s decision to attack. We will then travel on to Rose Hill Park and Sandy Ridge for continued discussions on the battle during the afternoon of March 23, 1862.
    KBA will arrange a lunch for purchase to be delivered at noon. It is suggested that you bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. Masks will be required and social distancing observed.

    FREE – DONATIONS WELCOME

    To comply with Covid-19 restrictions we ask that you pre-register.
    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER