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Shenandoah Valley Calendar of Events August 2013


Shenandoah Valley Calendar of Events:

August 1-3rd Luray - Caverns Shrine Club presents their 9th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival at Page Valley Fairgrounds, rain or shine. All proceeds go to the Shriners Hospital for Children. For tickets and directions call 540-778-3895.

August 1-3rd Winchester  - Frederick County Fair, located on Route 11 north of Winchester. Admission fee. 540-667-8739.

August 1-4, 8-11th Staunton - ShenanArts presents Les Miserables, at the nTelos Theatre, 300 Churchville Ave.  Thurs.-Sat. 7 pm, Sun. 3 pm, For tickets call 540-487-6245.

August 1-11th Harrisonburg - Rockingham County Fairgrounds events: VA Holstein Summer Show on the 1st-3rd; Beauty Pageant on the 3rd; Motocross  on the 10th; Horse Show and more...  Call - 540-434-0005.

August 1-15th  Old Town Winchester Movies on the Mall - A favorite family tradition returns Movies on the Mall, at the Loudoun Street Mall, located between Piccadilly and Cork Streets. Featuring The Lorax on the 1st; Journey 2 on the 8th; Rise of the Guardians on the 15th. Bring your own seating and make plans for a fun family evening under the stars. Movies start approximately 8:45. Popcorn and other food vendors will be available each evening. The movies are free and open to the public.  - 540-667-1815.

August 1-29th Staunton. - Jazz in the Park is held at the bandstand in Gypsy Hill Park on Thursdays, starting at 8 pm, rain or shine. Featuring the Boogie Kings with Special Guest Wanda on the 1st night. On the 8th it's Kip Williams and Bopnation", 15th it's the "Barry Gurley Trio", on the 22nd see  Quatro Na Bossa  and Dave Pope Quartet on the 29th. Bring chairs or blanket. - 540-332-3945.

August 2Staunton - Family Flix presents Journey to the Center of the Earth at Gypsy Hill Park bandstand. Movies will be family oriented and starting at dusk after 8:30. Food and snacks will be available. 540-332-3945.

August 2nd Harrisonburg VA Arts at OASIS open house 5-8 pm -  See Local  "Pottery: What's New in the Studio" featuring artists Phil James, Rudy Tucker, Brenda Fairweather, and Kathryn Kavanaugh. Event is free to the public and is part of the First Fridays Downtown. OASIS Fine Art & Craft, 103 S. Main St., Harrisonburg. - 540-442-8188,

August 2nd, 16th - Harrisonburg - 23rd Season of Fridays on the Square  presents Bryan Elijah Smith. Everyone is welcome to this free event. Music begins at 7 pm on Court Square. Rain location will be the Farmers Market at Turner Pavilion, 228 S. Liberty Street. 540-564-0928.

August 2nd, 16th and 30th Luray - Evenings on Main are held at Ruffner Plaza, at 7 pm. Music, food  and family fun await you. Enjoy local music at this free event, featuring In case of rain the event will be held at the Performing Arts Luray on Main Street. 540-743-5511.

August 3rd Staunton - The 5th Annual Summer Blues Brews Festival at the Fontier Culture Museum from 12 noon until 8 pm. Featuring the Nighthawks, Tom Principato band, Moon Dog Medicine Show, Fatty Lumpkin and the Love Hogs, Jon Spear band and lots more. 540-332-7850.

August 3-31Orkney Springs. - Shenandoah Valley Music Festival presents icon of American music, Kris Kristofferson. - 540-459-3396.

August 3-31Massanutten. - Art and Gift Sale every Saturday and Sunday at Rockingham Springs Arboretum, 1822 Massanutten Drive. Each week several different local artists will be exhibiting and selling their work. Selection of items varies each week. Admission is free and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rockingham Springs Arboretum. 540-289-3481.

August 5-10Galax - 78th Annual Old Fiddlers Convention at Felts Park, 1114 E. Stuart Dr. A wide variety of food and drinks are available. Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. All tickets sold at the gate. Children under 12 free with paid escort. 276-236-8541 or

August 5-10Front Royal. - Warren County Fair at 26 Fairgrounds Road. Animal shows, exhibits, tractor pull, ATV races, midway, auction, bingo, circus, greased pig contest and more. Demolition Derby on the 7th,  Monster Truck show on the 10th. Admission fee. 540-635-5827.

August 7, 21Harrisonburg - Funfest hosted by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA will be held at the lot across from the Daily News-Record on Liberty Street from 5:30-8 pm. Featuring Worx on the 7th and the Goodsons on the 21st. Bring a chair. Admission $2.00 donation. Alcohol and food are available for purchase, no outside alcohol/food are permitted. 540-434-5270.

August 7, 14, 25Waynesboro - Grab a blanket and come join others for the Rock N Ridgeview event from 6:30-8:30 pm at the amphitheater in Ridgeview Park. Featuring Kat and the Travelers on the 7th; BB Wolf on the 14th; Bootsie Daniels Band on the 25th. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is free. 540-942-6735.

August 7-28th - Staunton - Bluegrass in the park at Gypsy Hill Park bandstand. High Ground and Flatbroke on the 7th; Page County Ramblers, Joe Mullins and Radio Ramblers on the 14th; Larry Stephenson Band on the 21st; West Wind Bluegrass Band, the Roys and New Frontier on the 28th. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. 540-332-3945.

August 8th - New Market - New Market Battlefield State Historical Park will host a Sewing Circle at their Bushong House, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Experience fabric items being made for the home the way it was done 150 years ago. Admission fee. 540-740-310.

August 8th-10th - Winchester - Yard Party and Auction at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 809 Greenwood Road. Browse through a variety of unique items while enjoying some delicious food prepared by the G.V.F. & R.C. Also a cake walk to be held during the auction on the 10th. Admission fee of $11.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12. 540-667-9417 or 540-336-7652.

August 9-11th Verona - Oak Grove Folk Music Festival located 2.1 miles west of Verona on Rt. 612, Quicks Mill Road. The festival is a traditional and not-so-traditional folk music variety, mixing national acts, regional touring artists and the best of the local folk music scene. There are no camping facilities on festival grounds. Admission fee, children 6 years and under get in free. 540-248-5005 or

August 10th Shenandoah Valley - 9th Annual Route 11 Yard Crawl. Come out for business sidewalk sales, yard sales, antiques, food, wine and more along 40 miles of US Route 11 in the historic towns of New Market, Mt. Jackson, Edinburg, Woodstock, Toms Brook, Strasburg, Middletown and Stephens City. So begin and end where you like. 540-459-2542.

August 10Bentonville - Join us for our annual Riverfest from 10 am-4 pm along the banks of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River at the Raymond R. Andy Guest State Park for a day of unforgettable river fun, family activities, live music, food and canoe/tube trips on the South Fork of the Shenandoah. Children must be at least 6 yrs old and accompanied by an adult. Riverfest is a rain or shine event. Admission fee. 540-622-6840 or 202-222-0707.

August 10Roanoke - 16th Anniversary Microfestivus from noon-6 pm at Elmwood Park, rain or shine. There will be breweries and distributors as well as new breweries representing over 100 different beers. Also great bands, food, a variety of vendors and lots more. Proceeds from this event benefit Center in the Square. No pets and patrons will not be allowed to leave and re-enter the event. Admission fee. For more information call 540-342-5700.

August 11-17Berryville - 59th Clarke County Fair at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main Street is a true county fair. Livestock exhibits, homemaking exhibits, carnival rides, and entertainment such as demolition derbies, bull riding, tractor pulls, lawn mower races, and the ever popular pig scrambles. A large selection of food choices are available. 540-955-2530.

August 12-18Harrisonburg - Rockingham County Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds, 4808 S. Valley Pike. Featuring food, exhibits, rides, music and competitions. The fair has something for everyone. Motocross Racing on the 10th, Bull Riding on the  12th, Demolition Derby on the 16th,  and Truck/Tractor Pull on the 17th. Also on the 17th enter your family pet in the dog show fundraiser, presented by The Mosby Foundation. 540-434-0005.

August 13Harrisonburg - Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at James Madison University presents Storytime in the Understory, 11 a.m. to approximately noon. 540-568-3194.

August 17New Market - New Market Battlefield State Historical Park will host the Jacob Bushongs Birthday Party. Costumed volunteers interpret birthday traditions of the 19th century and show how members of the neighborhood came together to celebrate with the Bushong family from 11 am til 3:30 pm. 1-866-515-1864 or 540-740-3101.

August 17Luray - Backyard Barbecue and Smores at Skyland Resort, mile 41.7 on Skyline Drive. Smell and taste the tantalizing aromas of smoked pork, pork barbecue and barbecue ribs, roasted corn on the cob and more from 11 am-5 pm, at Skyland Resort. Food, wine tasting, pony rides, children activities and live entertainment. Its a fun filled day for everyone. And did you know that August is National Smores Month and we will have Smores galore for kids of all ages.Pets are welcome. For more information call 1-877-847-1919.

August 18Woodstock - The Woodstock Fire Department and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue Association would like to invite you to attend a Basic Hunter Education Course at the Woodstock Fire Department, noon until 7 pm. The 6-8 hour Basic Hunter Education Course covers material on hunting safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship. This course is usually 6-8 hours in length but students are required to complete the self-study prior to class. Although students do not have to prove completion of self-study, the final exam will include material covered in the self-study portion. There is usually no charge for these classes, which are required for 12- to 15-year old license buyers, as well as for anyone purchasing a hunting license for the first time. To register: visit Registration is open and limited to 60. 540-933-6856.

August 18Middletown. - Richards Fruit Market, 6410 Middle Road, will be having a peach festival from 11 am-5 pm. Haywagon rides, barrel train rides, and all the jumps you can handle on the bouncy-bounce. Lots of kids games and face painting too, plus music and a petting zoo. Oh, and did we mention peaches? Peach ice cream, milk shakes, sparkling cider, smoothies, pies, muffins and more. Fresh from the Farm food for sale includes our own burgers and plenty of tasty treats. 540-869-1455.

August 18-24Luray. - Enjoy a week at the Page County Fair, 15 Fairlane Drive. There will be shows, contests, live entertainment, rides, livestock, food, games, and a lot more. Youth and open horse show on the 17th live music, lawn mower racing on the 18th; Southside professional wrestling and a circus on the 19th; Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers show on the 20th; Souled Out band, and wine garden tasting on the 22nd; Demolition derby on the 23rd; Rodeo on the 24th. 540-843-3247.

August 23rd in Waynesboro VA - Sonic Waynesboro Cruise Nite. Cars, music, fun, prizes. Free admission. For location visit:

August 23rd and 24thHarrisonburg. - The 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Music and BBQ Festival at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Enjoy live entertainment, childrens activities, food and craft vendors, beer and wine sampling and so much more. Cornhole tournament, battle of the bands, childrens activities. Admission $5.00 for both days, kids 10 and under are free. Coolers, pets, outside food and drink are not allowed in the festival. 540-434-3862.

August 23rd to-31th Shenandoah County VA Fair in Woodstock VA- Come celebrate the 96th Annual Shenandoah County Fair at 300 Fairgrounds Road, with great food, livestock shows, childrens activities, wine tasting, agricultural, and home arts exhibits. Modified tractor pull on the 24th; Demolition derby on the 26th-27th; Impact Wrestling World Tour on the 31st. Free entertainment and Civil War 150th history mobile; RC Cars by Edinburg Hobby Shop; Chainsaw challenge. Admission fee is $6.00, entertainment ticket pricing does not include gate admission to the fair. 540-459-7300.

August 25Lexington - 37th Annual Rockbridge Community Festival, sponsored by the Lexington-Rockbridge Jaycees, Lexington Kiwanis Club, and the Lexington Rotary Club. The downtown streets are turned into an arts and crafts festival featuring food, live musical entertainment and fun for all. All funds benefit Rockbridge area charities. Free Event! - 540-460-5981.

August 25Luray - National Park Service fee free day. Plan to visit your National Parks on this special day. Entrance fees will be waived to celebrate and honor the National Park Services birthday. Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows. Take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or a picnic with the family. There are 200,000 acres of protected lands, which are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky and you. Vehicle fuel is only available at Big Meadows, mile 52. 540-999-3500..

August 31th McGaheysville - Massanutten Resorts 4th Annual Mountain Jamboree festival from 5-10 pm, rain or shine. Live music, food vendors, drinks in the beer garden and a great fireworks show at 10 pm. All proceeds benefit the Shenandoah Valley Travel Association. Admission fee. 1-800-847-4878.           


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