Shenandoah Valley Events

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This calendar includes information about events in the Shenandoah Valley area and the general time they occur. Links were accurate at the time of submission but may have since expired. Check individual pages for specific dates and for the most recent information. Quotations are generally directly from the mentioned site.


January 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

North Mountain Vineyard and Winery Annual Open House – Maurertown, Virginia – “Come to the winery to meet neighbors, visit with customers from far and near, and make new friends! Taste great wines, enjoy gourmet snacks, sit by the fire. No admission fee and no reservations.”

Old Time Music Jam – The Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Virginia – “Mountain music jam session honoring our mountain heritage. ”

Virginia Gun & Knife Show – Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Virginia


February 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

Greater Virginia Sports & Big Game Show – Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Saturday Night Stargazing – Shenandoah County Park, Maurertown 


 March 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

North Mountain Vineyard and Winery Annual Chili Cook-Off – Maurertown, Virginia – “Bring your chili entry to the winery and let the customers sample. They are the judges and cast their vote for their favorite chili. Prizes to win!”

Annual Winter Arts & Crafts Show – Peter Muhlenberg Middle School, Woodstock, Virginia –“Join us at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School for our annual arts and crafts show where we highlight local and regional artists and their homemade crafts. Check out the wood crafts, hand-painted items, crocheted and knitted items, candles, jewelry, artwork, photography, and much, much more. “

Highland Maple Festival

Highland Maple Festival

Bryce Resort WinterFest – Basye, Virginia – “Winterfest is the Grand Finale of our winter season.”

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Roanoke, Virginia – – “Southwest Virginia’s premiere St. Patrick’s Day events.”

21st Annual Virginia Classic Llama & Alpaca Show – The Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Virginia – – “The largest Llama and Alpaca show in the country ”

56th Annual Highland Maple Festival – Highland Country, Virginia “Take a step back in time to Highland County, “Virginia’s Switzerland.” Travel back roads and mountain byways to the annual Highland Maple Festival.”


April 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

Greater Shenandoah Valley Knife Show – Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Main Building, Harrisonburg, VA 

Redbud Festival – Browntown, Virginia – “Old Time Craft Demonstrators, Silent Auction, Civil War Reenactment, Annual Gooney Creek Duck Race, Music, Herb and Plant sale, Tours of the Historic Updike Building, Browntown Items for sale, Lunch, Your ride to us will take you along an 8-mile road lined with beautiful Redbud trees. “

14th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival – Waynesboro, Virginia – ” annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival will draw anglers from across the Mid-Atlantic with nonstop free lectures and tips on where, when, and how to fly fish in the Old Dominion and across the globe as well as wine-tasting and live music.”

Valley EarthFest – Berryville, Virginia  – “VEF  is a family oriented ZERO WASTE event spotlighting a Grass Roots Green -Getting Back to Basics approach to sustainable living offering workshops, farm to fork food,live music, vendors and fun , fun, fun! ”

87th Shenandoah Apple Blossom FestivalWinchester, Virginia – “A series of more than thirty events. Includes: band competitions, dances, parades, the Clyde Beatty – Cole Bros Circus, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, Firefighters’ events, and celebrities. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy.”


May 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

87th Shenandoah Apple Blossom FestivalWinchester, Virginia –  “A series of more than thirty events. Includes: band competitions, dances, parades, the Clyde Beatty – Cole Bros Circus, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, Firefighters’ events, and celebrities. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy.”

Shenandoah Riverside FestivalStrasburg, Virginia – “What makes the Shenandoah River Side Festival a must not miss is that not only do we cover a wide variety of music and have all weekend camping adventures, but also ALL the proceeds go to benefit the clean up of the mighty Shenandoah River. The proceeds from our first event in 2010 made it possible for Earth Korps, (the Shenandoah’s Keepers) to pull over 27,000 pounds of trash from the river.”

Shenandoah Wine & Trotter Festival – Woodstock, Virginia – “Tastings from 8 member wineries. Experience 4 thrilling harness races. Music, Food, Crafters, and Souvenir Wine Glass.”

Virginia Wine & Craft Festival – Front Royal, Virginia –   “Join us  on Saturday,  from 10am – 6pm in historic downtown Front Royal, VA for shopping, live music, kids games and of course, wine tasting. ” Read my review from 2012.

51st Shenandoah Antiques Expo – near Waynesboro, Staunton, Virginia –  “Virginia’s Most Exciting Antiques Event & One of the Greatest Gatherings of Dealers and Collectors in the Mid-Atlantic. 300 Indoor Dealer Spaces – PLUS 100’s of Outside Exhibitors & Free Parking.”

Old Middlebrook Village Days – Middlebrook, Virginia – “This is a real old-time village fair featuring mostly local artisans, musicians and demonstrations.”

Shenandoah Valley Railroad Club Model Train Show – Rockingham County, Virginia

10th Annual Festival of Spring – Luray, Virginia – “Stroll Main Street lined with fine crafters, delicious food and live entertainment. Enjoy Virginia wineries and breweries showcasing their vintages in a relaxing atmosphere. See a duck race along Hawksbill Creek where winners are awarded a cash prize. Fun times for the whole family!”

19th Annual Of Ale and History – Middletown, Virginia – “Celebrate Belle Grove’s German and English heritage by sampling a great array of beers from the New and Old World, as well as delicious food by area restaurants.”

Battle of New Market Reenactment – New Market, Virginia – “The Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience taking place on the original 1864 battlefield.”

State Arboretum Garden Fair – Boyce, Virginia 

Barrels, Barbecue, and Bands – Mount Jackson, Virginia 

Memorial Day Festival – Town of Shenandoah, Virginia

Valleyfest – Shenandoah Valley Beer & Wine Festival – Massanutten Resort, Virginia – “Enjoy sampling from Virginia wineries and a variety of craft, micro, domestic and import beers. While you’re sipping on fine craft beer and wine, do a little shopping! Our quality crafters and specialty vendors offer unique treasures and interesting items. “


June 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

Elkton Fireman’s Carnival – Elkton, Virginia 

Garden Festival at Belle Grove – Middletown, Virginia

Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Show – Woodstock, Virginia

Virginia Herb Festival – Middletown, Virginia

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival – Harrisonburg, Virginia – “Week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.”

Summerfest Barn Yard Spectacle at Skyline Resort – Shenandoah National Park, Virginia  “The day will be filled with children activities & games, wine tasting, making homemade ice cream, pony rides and more. Country music singer Glen Shelton will be performing along with traditional blue grass music and square dancing.”

Celtic Festival – Front Royal, Virginia – “Traditional Music and Highland Heritage”

North Mountain Vineyard and Winery Wine and Mushroom Festival – Maurertown, Virginia –“Enjoy an afternoon of savory mushrooms and wine. Gourmet mushrooms to purchase, cooking demonstrations, crafters, food, and live music.”

North Mountain Vineyard and Winery Father’s Day Birdwalk – Maurertown, Virginia – “This is an annual 1.5 mile hike through North Mountain Vineyard & Winery vineyards, fields, and forests. Enjoy knowledge of science, beauty, and nature before sitting down to a unique Roast Beef Luncheon”

Vintage Woodstock Festival – Woodstock, Virginia 

Vintage Woodstock Festival

Shenandoah Midsummer Festival – Middletown, Virginia – “A full weekend of Earth-Centered spirituality and fun held in beautiful Middletown, Virginia at The Battle of Cedar Creek Campground. The focus of the event is to strengthen ties in the Earth-based and metaphysical spiritual community and to raise awareness of these wonderfully diverse belief systems.”

Valley Acoustic Blues Bash – Luray, Virginia 

Annual Valley Powwow – Mount Jackson, Virginia – Per organizers, this event is no longer being held.


July 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

in the Shenandoah Valley :

Oak Leaf Bluegrass & Mountain Music Festival – Luray, Virginia – “The three-day festival will showcase the Shenandoah Valley’s best musicians and singers and feature some the best National touring bands. There will also be featured Valley artisans & heritage displays, Virginia wine and hand crafted beer tastings, an assortment of great Valley foods and activities for the entire family.”

Valley Music Festival – Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, Virginia (weekends during the summer)

BryceFest – Bryce Resort, Basye, Virginia

Shenandoah County Fairgrounds Fireworks – Woodstock, Virginia

SunTrust Summer Jam – Massanutten, Virginia – “Grilled shishkabobs, fresh crab cakes, sweet & sour chicken, pulled pork, Texas pit beef, cheese steaks, burgers & hotdogs, fresh deli sandwiches, pizza, funnel cakes, shrimp & veggie skewers, and much more! Kid’s Activities. Beer Garden. Fireworks.”

Independence Day Celebration – Browntown, Virginia – “Enjoy our small town parade, games, live entertainment, delicious food, and fireworks amid the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

Shenandoah Vineyards Annual Country Cookout – Edinburg, Virginia – “Celebrate the summer with a country cookout and dancing under the stars to live music. Spend a warm evening sharing wine and song under the stars. “

Elkon Field Day – Elkton, Virginia 

Shenandoah Valley Postcard Show and Sale – Harrisonburg, Virginia – “Over 1 million postcards, 15 quality dealers.”


August 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

Valley Music Festival – Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, Virginia

Warren County Fair – Front Royal, Virginia

route 11 yard crawl

Route 11 Yard Crawl – Stephens City to New Market, Virginia

Rockingham County FairRockingham, Virginia

Shenandoah Summer Blues Fest – Staunton, Virginia

Peace Out Day at Crooked Run Cellars – Mount Jackson, Virginia

Page Agricultural & Industrial Fair – Luray, Virginia

Stonewall Jackson Elkton Battle Re-enactment – Elkton, Virginia

Shenandoah County Fair – Woodstock, Virginia


September 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

Shenandoah County Fair – Woodstock, Virginia

Shenandoah Vineyards Annual Harvest Festival – Edinburg, Virginia – “Welcome the harvest at an outdoor event featuring wine tasting, seminars, arts and crafts, live music, children’s entertainment, and grape stomping! Now into our 3rd decade of celebrating the harvest, come be a part of history in the Shenandoah Valley.”

shenandoah county fair

Valley Music Festival – Shrine Mont, Orkney Springs, Virginia

Maizequest at Bridgemont Farm – Mount Jackson, Virginia

Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Air Show – Shepherd Field, Martinsburg, WV – “Bringing together some of the nation’s most exciting aerial demonstration teams.”

Mountain Jamboree – Massanutten, Virginia – “Summer may almost be over, but the music will be alive in the mountains! Join us for an eclectic mix of music, including bluegrass, rock, soul, and everything in between! The event will also feature kids activities, a beer garden, and delicious food!”

Grottoes Bluegrass Festival – Grottoes, Virginia

Wolf Gap Wine & Music Festival – Edinburg, Virginia

Broadway Autumn Festival – Broadway, Virginia

Edinburg Ole Time Festival

Civil War Reenactment – Luray Caverns, Virginia

Edinburg Ole Time Festival – Edinburg, Virginia  – “On the third Friday of each September, this sleepy little town, nestled along US-11 (Exit 279 on I-81), comes alive with the Festival of music, arts, crafts, parade, entertainment and great food.” This festival takes over the town of Edinburg every third weekend of September. See pictures from the 2010 festival.

Chili Cook-off & Womanless Beauty Contest – Shenandoah Valley Campground, Verona, Virginia – “Cook your favorite chili recipe and possibly win FREE CAMPING! C’mon men, dress up and join the fun in the womanless beauty contest. All proceeds go to The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank”

GermanFest – Mount Olive, Virginia

Fall Festival in the Valley – Woodstock, Virginia

Brew & Blues Festival – Front Royal, Virginia

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival – Berryville, Virginia –“Alpacas ~ Goats ~ Llamas ~ Rabbits ~ Sheep ~ Sale of Juried Fleeces/Fiber ~ Competitions ~ Demonstrations ~ Children’s activities ~ Classes ~ 75+ Juried Artisans & Vendors ~ Fresh pressed apple cider, country fare & more.”


October 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

October is a great time for visiting pumpkin patches, taking a drive down skyline drive, hiking in a local park, or picking apples. Oh, and don’t forget the corn maze off of Route 11!

Maizequest at Bridgemont Farm – Mount Jackson, Virginia 

Octoberfest – Strasburg, Virginia 

Oktoberfest at North Mountain Vineyard – Maurertown, Virginia

Autumn Conservation Festival – Front Royal, Virginia

Festival of the Leaves – Front Royal, Virginia – “Arts and crafts abound in the heart of our historic district. Bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, big band, and choir music represent some of the musical entertainment.”

Fall Festival – Massanutten, Virginia – “Come and celebrate the changing of the seasons at the annual SunTrust Fall Festival. There will be over 60 arts vendors, live music, chairlift rides to the top of the Peak, kids activities, wine sampling, beer garden, classic car show, food vendors, petting farm, and more!”

Apple-Grape Festival – Mount Jackson, Virginia – “Our festival boasts streets lined with arts and crafts vendors, a selection of food to satisfy everyone’s taste, and exciting events such as hot air balloon rides, square dancing, wine tasting, and helicopter tours.”

Hot Air Balloon Festival – Winchester, Virginia 

Fall Foliage Bike Festival – Staunton, Virginia 

Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment – Middletown, Virginia

Oktoberfest at Bryce Resort – Bryce, Virginia


November 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

Maizequest at Bridgemont Farm – Mount Jackson, Virginia Exit 169 on I81

Virginia Gourd Festival – Middletown, Virginia – a friend and I have visited this festival a few times, and I have a bag of gourds I need to work!

Shenandoah Uncorked – Mount Jackson, Virginia 

Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar – Exhibit Building #2, Shenandoah County Fairgrounds – Woodstock, Virginia 

Woodstock Art and Crafts Show – The Pumpkin House, 119 North Church Street – Woodstock, Virginia

Deck the Halls  – Shenandoah County Vineyards, Virginia 

Christmas in Mt. Jackson, Lighting of the Tree – Mount Jackson, Virginia


December 2015 Events in the Shenandoah Valley:

Discover Christmas in Woodstock, Parade & Lighting of the Tree – Woodstock, Virginia

Victorian Christmas in Edinburg, Parade & Tree Lighting – Edinburg, Virginia

Front Royal Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade –  Front Royal, Virginia

ChristKindlMarkt – Front Royal, Virginia – (not held in 2014)

Holidays in New Market, Tree Lighting & Caroling – New Market, Virginia

Strasburg’s Home for the Holidays, Parade & Tree Lighting – Strasburg, Virginia

Belle Grove Plantation Christmas Tours  – Middletown, Virginia

Edinburg Annual Candelight Parlor Tours – Edinburg, Virginia

Rockingham County Fair Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show – Rockingham, Virginia

Holiday Craft Fair – Bryce Resort, Virginia


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