Easter Eggstravaganza

Join Grove’s Harley Davidson for a special Easter egg hunt and visit with the Easter bunny.

Orchid Show and Sale

Enjoy an orchid display, purchase orchids, and learn about growing and caring for orchids from the experts in the Lord Fairfax Orchid Society. Bring your orchids in for suggestions, and have your orchid repotted (small fee).

Free admission to the show and lectures. Held on the first floor of the MSV’s main building. MSV admission fee applies to visit the galleries and gardens.

The show opens at 10am both days.



11 a.m.: How to care for Phalaenopsis orchids and how to get them to rebloom

Noon: Repotting your Orchid.

1 p.m.: Where do orchids come from? A journey through various regions in the world


11 a.m.: Top secrets on growing gorgeous orchids

Noon: Repotting your Orchid

1 p.m.: Choosing the right orchid to grow in your home



Sunset Series on the Garden Rooftop

Enjoy this informal, adults-only evening featuring live music and a cash bar. Wine and beer selections will be served on the garden roof top (weather permitting). No admission fee – come mingle and enjoy the beautiful views this spring & summer!

John Kirby Jazz Day

Join the museum in an exploration of jazz music! Hear local bands play, learn all about important jazz musicians like local jazz musician John Kirby, and get to have a hands-on experience with the instruments.

Included with admission to the museum.

Apple Blossom’s Got Talent Semi-Finals

Looking For New, Unique, and Unusual Talent of All Kinds!

This is the Semi-Finals for the 2019 “Car Credit Nation: Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!“, held in Old Town Winchester at the Bright Box Theater. All of the ABGT events will be held on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm: February 13, March 13, Semi-Finals April 10, and Finals May 1. The Finals will take place in the middle of the week between “Wine Festival Weekend” and “Parade Weekend.”

Prizes include $2,000 plus perks for first place; $1,000 for second place; $500 for third place. There will be 80 G/A seats upstairs and 120 G/A seats downstairs at each event. Audition ticket cost is $5.00 for Upstairs (Screen View Only), and $10.00 for Downstairs (Live View).

More Information and Tickets



First Battle of Kernstown Tour

Kernstown Battlefield’s own expert tour guides, Mike Cannane and Larry Turner will give a tour of the First Battle of Kernstown.

The morning tour will start at the Visitors’ Center at 10 am. The morning tour is a walking tour around the Kernstown property, so dress appropriately. Shaffer’s BBQ is providing a box lunch menu. Lunches can be ordered in the morning before the tour and will be ready for the lunch break. After the lunch break, the tour will reconvene at 1 pm at the Kernstown Battlefield Visitors’ Center.

The afternoon tour is partly a driving tour, with stops at Milltown, the Opequon Presbyterian Church, Jackson’s Lookout on Apple Valley Road, Rose Hill Park and Sandy Ridge.

Other activities, including tours of the Battlefield, the 1854 Pritchard House, the Museum and the Artillery Annex, will continue throughout the day. The Gift Shop also will be open.

The battlefield property will be open from 9:30 am-4 pm.

Civil War Winchester – Pen In Hand

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 6:00 PM on the 157th anniversary of the First Battle of Kernstown, the public is invited to join us at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum in Winchester for a free viewing and discussion of the movie, Winchester – Pen in Hand.

The film provides a unique look at Winchester, Virginia’s inhabitants during the Civil War from the viewpoint of their letters, diaries and journals. The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum is located at the Old Courthouse at 20 N. Loudoun Street in Winchester. If you have any questions please email: cdalton@svbf.net.

The Science of Our Success: The Brown Family Story

The Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, part of Handley Regional Library System, has a new historical program on March 23rd at 2PM in the Robinson Auditorium at Handley Library in Winchester. The program, The Science of Our Success: The Brown Family Story, will be a theater reading based on the lives of an outstanding African-American family written by Judy Humbert and Sharon W. Dixon. The program is free and open to the public.

About the Program: Maria Fairfax and Charles C. Brown were married in 1865. They lived in Winchester, VA and raised seven children; Lucy, Sarah, John, Edward, Harris, Nancy and James. The family was very interested in educating their children and several of them became medical doctors and pharmacists. Come and learn the story of their lives and their accomplishhanments.