Frederick County Fair

5 days of fun! The Frederick County Fair has carnival rides, food, a demolition derby, rodeo, monster trucks, strongman competition, a truck and tractor pull, axe throwing, pageants, livestock show, live music, and so much more!


Fair Monday through Fair Saturday:
Adults (12 and older) – $7.00
Ages 6 to 11 – $3.00
5 & Under – Free
$20.00 weekly – Adult (6 day pass)
$10.00 weekly – Children (6 day pass)
Weekly tickets available at Main Gate all week.

Monday Night – Rodeo and Food Truck Alley
Tuesday Night- Monster Trucks and Artisan Night
Wednesday Night- Truck and Tractor Pulls
Thursday Night- Truck and Tractor Pulls
Friday Night- Strongman Competition
Saturday Night- Demolition Derby

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

Antique and Modified Car Show

Celebrate summer and fabulous cars at this Antique & Modified Car Show coordinated by the Shenandoah Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (SRAACA).

Food will be available for purchase.

Free admission to the car show. Admission fee required for the gardens, the outdoor exhibition ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN, and the galleries.


Fourth of July Celebration

Join the community at Sherando Park for an evening of live music by the Everyday People Band (7 pm), family-friendly activities, food available for purchase, and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

The park will be open all day · Pool open until 10 pm · Fireworks at dusk

Please enter at the main park gate or Sherando High School.

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.

Bryan Stutzman returns again this year to play from 12-2pm at the town park. Souled Out will play after the parade at 6:15 until the fireworks.

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. Parade entries will be accepted until right before the parade begins.

Rockin’ Independence Eve

PLEASE NOTE: The fireworks display will be held in Jim Barnett Park this year, following Rockin’ Independence Eve, at 9:20pm.

Celebrate our nation’s independence a day early at Rockin’ Independence Eve, a free, family-oriented event that’s fun for all ages. This All-American event in Old Town Winchester is held on July 3rd and attracts thousands of people each year.

Old Town Spirit (outdoor open container for alcoholic beverages) will be in effect from 2-10pm so you can take full advantage of all the food and drink that Loudoun and Boscawen Street have to offer.

Hometown favorites RTG hit the Taylor Pavilion stage at 4 PM, then we invite you to take a dinner break until 7 PM when the Texas Chainsaw Horns kick off the main event! They’ll finish up just in time for you to make it over to Jim Barnett Park for the City’s official fireworks display.

The best part? You get to wake up the next morning and do Independence Day all over again.
This event is made possible in part by our neighbors at Glo Fiber in Old Town Winchester. Thank you!


Guided History Walking Tour of Old Town Winchester

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.

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

Tours are offered May – October
1st and 3rd Fridays at 6pm
2nd and 4th Sundays at 4pm

More tours are available. See:

Newtown Heritage Festival

This free family festival includes a parade, food vendors, kids activities, live entertainment, fireworks, and more. Walk into history and learn about the early days of Stephens City as you visit the Stone House Foundation Museums – the Transportation Exhibit at the Stephens City Schoolhouse, Newtown Tavern, Argenbright House & Shed, Stone House, and Steele & Brother Store (all on Main Street). The Museums will be open 10am-4pm Saturday.

The event takes place up and down Main Street from Newtown Commons to the Old School grounds. (5165 through 5516 Main Street)

Event Schedule:

Thursday, 6PM
Miss Newtown Festival Pageant

Friday, 6PM
Festival Opens
Food and Concessions, Crafters
6:30 PM
Musical performance by: Newtown String Band @ the Commons
8:30 PM (Dusk)
Family Movie Night at the Commons presents: “The Sandlot”. Sponsored by Seth & Kelly Thatcher

8 AM: Memorial Day Observance – Stephens City Veterans Memorial at the Old Stephens City School
Festival Opens
Food and Concessions, Crafters
Lions Club Sight & Hearing Screening Van
10 AM: Museums open until 4pm
10:30 AM: Guided Trolley Tour of Historic Stephens City**
10:45 AM: Musical performance by: Sherando High School Jazz Band @ the Commons
11:30 AM: Dedication of the “Lenny” the Town Dog Memorial*
12:00 PM: Musical performance by: The Band – Changed @ the Commons
2:00 PM: Newtown Heritage Festival Parade: Sponsored by the Stephens City Lions Club
3:30 PM: Musical performance by: The Robbie Limon Band @ the Commons
4:30 PM: Guided Wagon Tour of Historic Stephens City**
5:30 PM: 2nd Annual “Pie Town” Pie Eating Contest @ the Commons
7:00 PM: Musical performance by: The Seldom Scene @ the Commons

Around 9:15 PM: Fireworks Display @ the Commons: Sponsored by The Hollis Family Foundation

** 45-minute tour created especially for the festival by Rick Kriebel of the Newtown History Center. This is a FREE tour, but seating is limited and tickets are required. You can pick up a ticket at the Festival tent or at the Town Office the week of the festival.


Apple Blossom Festival: 90’s Dance Party

Let’s face it, it’s been a long week (not to mention a long year) and you’re ready to be “Saved by the Bell!” Whether you’re still stuck in the 90’s, or just missing it like crazy, The 90’s Band is your fix! Playing your favorite hits from artists like Third Eye Blind, Alanis Morissette, Weezer, The Cranberries, Bush, and more! Come party with The 90’s Band – New York’s hottest tribute to the music of the ’90s . An authentic experience that takes you back in time.

Dance Party will be held from 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 AM at the Tolley Dental Zone at the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics and Event Center…Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Guests may purchase beer and select mixed drinks. No refunds.

$35.00 General Admission

Apple Blossom Festival: Winchester Ciderworks Tasting and Orchard Tours

Cider Tastings and Orchard Tours will be offered at Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA 22602. Half-hour walking tours of the orchards will begin at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Marker-Miller is a local farm with a market. Inside the market there are a variety of products to choose from and don’t forget to check out our bakery and the apple cider donuts. Wrap up your visit with a stop by our “Sweets Shop” where you can get fudge, hand dipped ice cream, or fruit slushies.

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.

Delicious food options will be available for purchase from various vendors on site as well as live music. Participants are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs should they wish to sit outside following the tour and tasting.

The Cider Tastings & Orchard Tours is an outdoor event at Marker-MIller, please wear appropriate footwear.

Rain or shine event. No refunds.


Tour times below:
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
​3:00 pm