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The Augusta County Fair at Augusta Expo brings the community together to highlight the county’s local agricultural industry, blending in fun, educational experiences, and modern entertainment. Featuring a chainsaw artist, Kenya safari acrobats, tactical laser tag, free fishing, and so much more. Admission fee. 540-245-5627.
The Frederick County Fair, will have rides, food, live music, demolition derby, pig scramble, contests, monster trucks, go-kart racing, a petting zoo, box turtle derby race, truck/tractor pull, carnival and more. Admission fee. 540-667-8739.
Join us for our Free Music in the Park Series. Big Gem Park 736 Fourth Street from 7pm-9pm. Mountain High Rise will be playing. Bring your own lawn chair. Call 540-652-8164 or visit online at www.townofshenandoah.com.
The Rockbridge SPCA Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held at the Lexington Golf and Country Club, 141 Country Club Road. Registration at 11am, Shotgun Start at noon. Entry fee is $75.00 per person which includes, goody bag, door prizes, and dinner. Mulligans available for purchase. Don’t play golf but still want to support the Rockbridge SPCA? You can either dine in or carry out for $20.00/adults and $10.00/kids. Call the Lexington Golf and Country Club for orders and more information. 540-463-4141.
Oasis Fine Art/Craft, 103 S. Main Street, will be displaying decorated guitars in preparation for the show at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. Area artists have decorated guitars, donated by Yamaha. They will be sold to benefit the Harrisonburg Music Teachers Association’s program to purchase instruments for students who can’t afford them. 540-442-8188 or 540-564-3400.
August 2-7–Front Royal.
The Warren County Fair is a family oriented event that provides families in our community with a low-cost, safe, and fun environment to enjoy together. We offer music, animal shows, and many other attractions. The fair also helps our young people gain knowledge, confidence, and leadership skills through various 4-H events. Some highlights are the Gut-N-Go derby on the 2nd, diesel drags on the 3rd, demolition derby on the 4th, truck and tractor pull on the 6th, monster trucks on the 7th. 540-635-5827.
August 3, 20–Stanley.
Come out to the Hawksbill Recreation Park Pool for the following events: Police Department’s National Night Out. This is a great chance to help strengthen Police-relations on the 3rd; Movie Night and Swim starting at 9:30 pm on the 20th. The movie is “Remember the Titans”. 540-778-3454.
August 3, 6, 10, 20, 24–Luray.
Join us for the following town events: Police Department’s National Night Out, at the Greenway Park and Ride from 7-9pm on the 3rd; Free “Evenings on Main Concert” will be held at the Ruffner Plaza, featuring the “Road Duck” on the 6th and the “Robbie Limon Band” on the 20th; Free “Movies on Main”, will be held at the New Page Theater on the 10th and the 24th. 540-743-3915.
August 4, 25–All National Parks.
The National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will now offer free admission to everyone to commemorate the “One year anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act” on the 4th and the “National Park Service Birthday” on the 25th. 540-432-8935.
August 5, 12, 19–Front Royal.
Gazebo Gatherings Summer Concert Series will be held at the Town Commons, Main and Chester Street, starting 7pm and there is no admission charge. Music by Joe Martin on the 5th; Ryan Jewell on the 12th; Vinyl Tracks on the 19th. 540-635-5788. Concert weather updates can be found on Facebook @www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeArts.
Town of Shenandoah Cruz-In on First Street, 6pm to 9pm, brought to you by the Shenandoah Heritage Center and sponsored by May’s Recycling. All makes/models/years welcome. There are no registration fees. Rain date August 13th. 540-652-8164, www.townofshenandoah.com.
P. Buckley Moss will be appearing at her gallery, 223 Gilbert Street, to meet with her collectors and sign purchases of her work. This gallery will have an expanded inventory of prints, originals and will work hard at making your visit enjoyable. 540-552-6446.
August 6, 13, 20, 27–Front Royal.
Yappy Hour at VinoVA Wine and Tapas, 124 E. Main Street, from 6-8pm. There will be a 50/50 raffle. This event is a fun and easy way to support the animal shelter. Leashed well behaved pets are welcome on the patio. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Warren County. 540-252-4672.
August 6, 27–Berryville.
“Music in the Park” in Rose Hill Park, is a free concert featuring the Clarke County Community Band from 6:30-8pm. Bring a blanket or chair. 540-955-5100.
“1st Luau Pool Party” will be held at the W.O. Riley Park Pool, 540 Park Avenue, from 7-9pm. Featuring special food, drinks, games, and more. 540-459-3621.
The Muddler is a unique 4-mile muddy adventure course through our historic Town. “Muddlers” will encounter a variety of obstacles along the way, such as the Cooks Creek water run, mud crawls, hay bale climb, a 150-foot water slide, feed sack carry, aerial sprays and more. Music, food and beverages will be available all day. It’s truly for a great cause, all net proceeds from this event will be distributed to local non-profits. To register visit www.daytonva.us/community/pages/muddler or call 540-879-2241.
August 7–Front Royal.
6th Annual Dragon Boat Race to benefit the Humane Society of Warren County will be held at the Front Royal Golf Course Landing. The event features friendly competitions between community and corporate teams. Free event for the public and bring a chair. Call 540-635-4734 ext. 226 or visit: www.facebook.com/pg/wagginfordragons/posts/?ref=page_internal, to register.
Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge on-site registration starts 6-8am, in the High School gymnasium, 244 Myers Moon Road. The event features 2 states, 3 counties, 9 mountains, 105 miles, and over 10,000 feet of climb. The challenge features 4 courses for different levels of ability and 6 fully stocked rest stops every 15-20 miles along the routes. 540-468-2978.
The Church of God, 2080 N. Frederick Pike, will be holding their Annual Yard Sale fundraiser, inside their Family Life Center and outside in the parking lot and surrounding grass fields from 8am-2pm. Our kitchen will be open, selling delicious homemade soups, snacks and drinks.There will be 100+ vendors of crafts, antiques, sporting goods, tools, toys, clothes, and more. 540-667-8017.
66th Annual County Fair at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. The Fair is a variety of exhibits/shows, carnival, concerts, food and more. Pig scramble on the 9th, demolition derby on the 10th and 11th, truck/tractor pull on the 15th and 16th. clarkecountyfair.org/clarke-county-fair or 540-955-3755.
85th Annual Old Fiddlers’ Convention at Felts Park Campground. A wide variety of food/drinks and other vendors will have merchandise for sale. Enjoy a variety of folk song, flatfoot dance and so much more. Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. All tickets sold at gate and children under 12 are free with paid escort. Visit: oldfiddlersconvention.com or 276-236-8541.
Community Fair will be held at 18142 Crab Run Road. Food, games, rides, live music and fun for the whole family. Admission fee and children under 11 are free. 540-852-3233.
Aug 12–Mount Crawford.
X2 Comedy's Night at CrossKeys Vineyards, 6011 E Timber Ridge Rd at 7pm with a portion of the proceeds going to the St. Jude Hospital. This show features your host & local comedian, Dawn Davis Womack with Chris Womack, a JMU Professor; Winston Hodges (DC based) and Joel Byars (Atlanta, GA) a sought after award winning comedian with his own special, The Trophy Husband and podcaster for HotBreath! He’s been a writer for Comedy Central, The Weather Channel and author of Finding Your Funny. $30 VIP; $20 General Admission. Buy tickets: https://shop.crosskeysvineyards.com/Events or contact CrossKeys Vineyards at 540-234-0505. To learn more about X2 Comedy visit: https://www.x2comedy.com/ or contact Dawn at 540-560-3356.
The Riley Outdoor Concert Series will be held at W.O. Riley Park, 540 Park Avenue. Bring your lawn chair/blanket and enjoy dinner from local food vendors along with live entertainment by Jack Dunlap Band. Beginning at 6pm and music from 7-9pm. Free Admission. 540-459-3621.
The Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their signature Golf Tournament at Club at Ironwood, 62 Country Club Circle. You will get a lot of bang for your buck. Included with your registration will be the following: green fees, cart fees, warm-up balls, pre-game beverages, swag bag, plenty of food. To register call 540-324-1133.
August 13–Mount Sidney.
Outdoor Summer Fun Series at 1 Tribe Farm, 877 Todd Road. 7pm. Enjoy live music from trio band VS.(pronounced versus); a X2 Comedy show and yummy fresh off the farm food! Finger-lickin' good southern comfort food prepared by Chef Jordan Palmer from Twiced Baked Provisions. His food is amazing! This event is BYOB. Adults of legal age may bring their own beverages to enjoy. $20 Comedy/Music Show Only, $35 for Comedy/Music with Meal! Get tickets before they sell out. For more info and tickets visit 1 Tribe Farm's website at 1tribefarm.com Questions about TICKETS email email@example.com or call Travis 337-781-8749; Questions about X2 COMEDY contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-560-3356.
August 13-15–Front Royal.
The Appaloosa Festival is a family friendly community oriented festival held at Skyline Ranch Resort, 751 Mountain Road. A variety of local food vendors, a beer garden. Also a kids zone and camping available onsite. No pets. Admission fee. 540-635-4169 ext.1.
August 14–Stephens City.
Dance the night away under the stars as we bring back our Big Band Pool Party at Sherando Pool for active adults ages 50+. Enjoy light refreshments, a swim, and dancing to the sounds of the popular 17-piece Yesterday Swing Orchestra. To register call 540-665-5678 and use activity #46676-a.
August 14–Shenandoah County.
The 16th annual Route 11 Yard Crawl is over 43 miles of yard sales and business sales along the Old Valley Pike, (U.S. Route 11). It’s Virginia’s largest yard sale, offering hundreds of individual yard sales, shopping and food trucks. There is no official starting point for the crawl, however the official crawl is from New Market to Stephens City. You may start at any point. The Route 11 Yard Crawl is a partnership of the Towns of Strasburg, Woodstock, Edinburg, Mt. Jackson and New Market, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce and the Shenandoah County Tourism Office. 540-459-2542. http://shenandoahcountychamber.com/Rt-11-Yard-Crawl.
Fatboy BBQ Chicken will be at Kimco, 1818 Jefferson Highway, from 4am-1pm.
The Hispanic Festival, will be held at Ralph Sampson Park, 431 E. Washington Street, from 9am-5pm. Live Latin music, traditional ethnic foods, lightning men’s/women’s soccer tournament, children’s activities, the crowning of the Queen/King of the festival, as well as craft, vendors, community exhibitions and more. 540-860-0304.
X2 Comedy & Kizomba Night on Court Square at Friendly City Dance Room. 2 North Main Street. Come enjoy a night on the town, with a date or friend group! It's part Kizomba dance lesson, part X2 Comedy show! And no, you don't have to know how to dance. It's fun for new to experienced dancers and we all know how to laugh making it fun for everyone! $20 - Wild and Free Single Pass; $36 Date Night Duo Pass; $110 - Six is Company Group Pass. Get tickets before they sell out at www.friendlycitydanceroom.com/comkiz For questions and more info contact Dawn 540-560-3356; email@example.com or visit www.x2comedy.com.
Annual Greek Festival will take place at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1700 Amherst Street. Sample our Greek cuisine and experience our Greek music/dance. This event will be fun for the entire family. Free admission. 540-667-1416.
The 11th Annual City National Bank Car, Truck and Tractor show will be held on Main Street. The rain date this year will be the 22nd. Proceeds are to benefit the Middletown 4th of July Celebration. No pre-registration is required. 540-877-4594.
Rockingham County Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds. Featuring food, exhibits, rides, music and lots more. Also Jack Losh Memorial Go Cart Race made possible by Glen’s Fair Price Store on the 16th. 540-434-8272. The fair has something for everyone. Entertainment free with gate admission ticket. 540-434-0005.
August 20–New Market.
The 7th Annual Summer Music Series: Cross Roads Fest, will be held at Rebel Park from 6:30-9pm. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of local music by “Souled Out”. 540-740-3850.
August 20, 27–Shenandoah.
Free Movie Night sponsored by the Town of Shenandoah at 8:30 pm, on lot next to 442 First Street. “Monsters, Inc.” will be showing. Free popcorn and drink while supplies last. On the 27th join us for our Free Music in the Park Series. Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street from 7pm-9pm. A New Shade of Blue will be playing. Bring your own lawn chair. Call 540-652-8164 or visit www.townofshenandoah.com.
The International Triathlon/Duathlon will be held on the 21st and the Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon on the 22nd. All events take place at Lake Arrowhead Park. 265 Lake Arrowhead Road. Spectators are welcome. To register call 540-743-3915 or https://luraytriathlon.com/.
The Rockbridge Regional Fair and Expo will be held at the Locher Pavilion, 515 9th Street. Featuring livestock competitions, agricultural exhibits, 4-H/FFA shows, rodeo, carnival, commercial vendors, a wide variety of food, antique tractor pull and more. There will be fun for the entire family. Admission fee. rockbridgefairandexpo.org or 540-460-0061.
August 26-Sept. 4–Woodstock.
The Shenandoah County Fair is the oldest and largest fair in the Shenandoah Valley. Featuring live entertainment, livestock, exhibits, a variety of motorsports, a pig scramble and so much more fun for the whole family. The Cole Amusements will open with as many as 26 rides. For full schedule visit www.shencofair.com or 540-459-3867.
Box Office Brewery will be hosting a Decades Dance from 7-10pm with DJ Connection. Costume Contest included. 177 E. King Street. www.boxofficebrewery.com/event-calendar. 540-465-2609.
Annual Sing Me High Music Festival at the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, 1921 Heritage Center Way. Festivities include music groups from the Shenandoah Valley and/or faith backgrounds, children’s activities, food/nonalcohol drinks, ice cream, guitar raffle, and so much more. www.singmehigh.com/ or 540-438-1275.
August 27-29 Verona.
Annual Oak Grove Folk Music Festival, 845 Quicks Mill Road (Rt. 612). The Festival features fantastic folk and acoustic music.You can bring camping chairs or blankets for seating and there will be food/drinks for sale. www.oakgrovefestival.com.
August 28–New Market.
Come to the Community Park to enjoy a free movie with family and friends. For your viewing comfort, we encourage you to bring a chair or blanket. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks. The movie “Wonder Woman 1984” will begin at sundown. 540-740-3432.
2nd Annual Vintage in the Valley Festival will be held at various places. Visit the Square to pick up your event map. There will be over 100+ vendors of vintage goods, antiques, and handmade crafts and more. There will be a bouncy house at the wine garden, live music and DJ Jimmy Lee. Also a vintage fashion show at 1pm and a ‘Movie Under the Stars’ in the Strasburg Square at 8pm. 540-465-9197.
The Rockbridge Community Festival will be held from 9am-3pm on Main Street. Bring the entire family and enjoy artisan/craft booths, food/drink vendors, live music and entertainment. The SPCA will be present with pets to adopt. Admission is always free. All funds benefit Rockbridge area charities. 540-462-2884.
The Annual Wine Fest will be held at Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, from 8am-6pm. It will feature wine, cider, spirits, chef demonstrations, vendors, and more. There will be live music all day from Gingerfunk Allstars and Elizabeth Lawrence Band. Tickets on sale at the gate and for those under 21 the price is $15.00. 540-869-2028.
Annual Hunter T. Crane Memorial Trap Shoot and Car Show presented by the Winchester Gun Club, 262 Gun Club Road. This family-friendly event creates an inviting, fun and competitive atmosphere for sport shooting for participants of all ages and skill level. When you aren’t shooting or watching shooting, you have plenty to keep you busy with a fantastic car show, live music, great bbq, and more. 540-539-3214.