Things to see and do...

Oct. 31, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Halloween dance at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va.

95 Chalmers Court. Haunting Halloween Dance. Virginia-themed costumes encouraged. Prizes. Bring your own broom. Cash bar, food available.
Parking available at the Government Center. DJ. Hosted by Barns of Rose Hill and Berryville Main St. Reservations required, limited availabilities. Admission: $20 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. For more information, call 540-955-2004 or 540-955-4001


Berryville, Virginia
23 E. Main St.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Chartered in 1798, Berryville is the county seat of Clarke County and is about an hour drive from Washington, D.C.  The historic town that played a role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Berryville is listed on the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM : American Conservation Film Festival at Shepherd University

Forty-six conservation-themed films, professional documentary filmmaking workshop, discussions with 15 filmmakers, family programming, and social events. Runs. Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. For more information, visit www.conservationfilm.org.


Shepherdstown War Memorial Building
102 East German St.
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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The historic War Memorial Building is owned by the Shepherdstown Men's Club. It is used by the community for civic events, cultural activities and social gatherings. The first floor includes a newly-restored hall that can accommodate 100 people. The second floor includes a grand ballroom. (Image by Stowngent, courtesy Panoramio.com)

Oct. 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM : Corn maze in Berryville, Va.

Wayside Farm 5273 Harry Byrd Highway. Wayside Farm Fun. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from now through Nov. 2. Family Fun at Night on Friday and Saturday nights: Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Includes BIG MAZE, hayride, plus all other farm activity areas. Group rates, active military discount. Free pumpkin-picking, $0.50 cents per pound, wheelbarrows provided. Entrance to the pumpkin field is separate from the corn maze and farm activities. Admission: $10 per person. Anyone under age 16 must be chaperoned in the maze. Ages 2 and under admitted free. For more information, visit www.waysidefarmfun.com.


Berryville, Virginia
23 E. Main St.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Chartered in 1798, Berryville is the county seat of Clarke County and is about an hour drive from Washington, D.C.  The historic town that played a role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Berryville is listed on the Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 11:30 AM : Belle Grove in a Box at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

Front lawn at Belle Grove Plantation. Interactive 30 minute program about history and settlement of the Valley, the Battle of Cedar Creek and the impact of the Civil War. Surrounding landscape features are represented by props in a way that provides geographic orientation. Appropriate for all ages. Oct. 27 - Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m.


Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historic Park
8708 Valley Pike
Middletown, VA 22645
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The National Park Service works with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Belle Grove, Inc., Shenandoah County, Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation manage and preserve the 3,700-acre "Partnership Park" and its resources. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP is also a park still in development.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Battle of Cedar Creek Tour at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historic Park

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation Headquarters. Two-hour guided car-caravan tour. Follow a park ranger vehicle along a various waypoints that interpret the Battle of Cedar Creek. Oct. Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. Nov. 1, 7, 15, 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.


Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historic Park
8708 Valley Pike
Middletown, VA 22645
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The National Park Service works with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Belle Grove, Inc., Shenandoah County, Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation and the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation manage and preserve the 3,700-acre "Partnership Park" and its resources. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP is also a park still in development.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM : Guided walking tours in downtown Lexington, Va.

Meet at the Lexington Visitor Center. Every Friday at 3 p.m., from April through November. Rain or shine. No reservations required. Wear comfortable shoes. For more information, call 540-463-3777.


Downtown Lexington, Virginia
100 East Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lexington is the home of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, the Virginia Horse Center, Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and many more scenic, historic sites. The historic downtown is home to beautiful old buildings and unique shops

Oct. 31, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM : Weekly Wine Tasting in Lexington, Va.

Washington St. Purveyors. Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 540-464-9463.


Lexington, Virginia
106 East Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lexington, Virginia is the home of the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University. The historic downtown area is one of the places where you can feel like you are stepping back into the past, yet the atmosphere as an exciting cosmopolitan edge. It's the home of the legendary Civil War General, "Stonewall" Jackson, and Robert Lee is buried at the University bearing his name. The Virginia Horse Center is a huge indoor complex featuring events and pageants from across the U.S. It's all just minutes from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at the southern junction of Interstates 81 and 64.

Oct. 31, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM : Halloween festivals in New Market, Va.

New Market American Legion Auxiliary Post 166. Kids Halloween Tailgate Party. Wear costumes, trick or treat. Also trick or treating and library activities at New Market Area Library. For more information, call 540-740-3353.


Town of New Market
9418 John Sevier Road
New Market, VA 22844
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New Market, Virginia was established 1796 and the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market was fought here. The town is designated a Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission and is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM : Trick-or-Treating in Buena Vista, Va.

Magnolia Ave., downtown. Annual event. Halloween trick-or-treating for ages 12 and under. For more information, call 540-261-8616.


Town of Buena Vista, Va.
2039 Sycamore Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416
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Buena Vista became a city in 1892 after the location had experienced industrial growth, including the railroad, during the 19th century. It is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the scenic Maury River.  It also is an access point for the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM : Annual Trick-or-Treating in Lexington, Va.

Downtown Lexington businesses. Free admission. For more information, call 540-463-5375.


Lexington, Virginia
106 East Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450
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Lexington, Virginia is the home of the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University. The historic downtown area is one of the places where you can feel like you are stepping back into the past, yet the atmosphere as an exciting cosmopolitan edge. It's the home of the legendary Civil War General, "Stonewall" Jackson, and Robert Lee is buried at the University bearing his name. The Virginia Horse Center is a huge indoor complex featuring events and pageants from across the U.S. It's all just minutes from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, at the southern junction of Interstates 81 and 64.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM : Theater production at Winchester Little Theater in Winchester, Va.

315 W Boscawen St. Cabin Fever. Tragi-comedy. Peformances Nov. 7-9, Nov. 13-16, Nov. 20-22.Tickets: Adults, $19.75. Ages 62 and older, $17.75. Students, $15:50. $3 surcharge included in ticket price. For more information, call 540-662-3331 or visit www.wltonline.org.


Winchester Little Theatre
315 West Boscawen St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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The Winchester Little Theatre was organized in 1929 to present, produce and encourage the production, acting, directing and writing of theatrical plays. It is located in an 1895 Pennsylvania Railroad freight station. The stage with allows the audience to sit on three sides.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Halloween comedy theater performance at Schultz Theatre in New Market, Va.

1957 N. Congress St. Blithe Spirit. Comedy. Shows on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $13 for adults, $11 for students and seniors. for more information, call 540-740-9119 or visit www.schultztheatre.com.


The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts
9357 N. Congress St.
New Market, VA 22844
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Located in the historic Rouse Opera House building in New Market, Va., which had once housed the Rouse Opera House, the Town Hall and the Sheriffs office. The Schultz Theatre now hosts plays, musicals, concerts, improvisational events and dance.  The Rockingham Ballet Theatre also performs there.

Oct. 31, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM : Halloween season film at Apollo Theater in Martinsburg, W.Va.

The Haunted Theatre, an annual fundraiser benefits the Apollo Civic Theatre. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 1. Admission: $10  For more information, call 304-263-6766 or visit www.Apolloween.com.


Apollo Civic Theater
128 East Martin St.
Martinsburg, VW 25402
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Used for local theater productions since the 1970s, the Apollo Civic Theater produces six main-stage shows each year, plus a summer youth production. Community events include the Coronation of Queen Pomona during the Apple Harvest Festival in October and the Miss Berkeley County Pageant in February.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Burlesque music concert at Bright BoxTheater in Winchester, Va.

15 N. Loudoun St.M.H. and his Orchestra and Atoka Chase present the Psychic Striptease. For more information, call 1-800-838-3006 or 540-665-2878 or visit www.brightboxtheater.com.


City of Winchester, Va.
1001 East Cork St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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Winchester is home of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, drawing approximately 250,000 visitors to the area. There are parks, a historic downtown walking mall and centuries-old architecture.  The city has an extensive Civil War history, changing hands many times during the War.

Oct. 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Music and Dancing in Raphine, Va.

Clarks Ole Time Music Center, located at Clarks Lumber Co. Every Friday from 7:30-10 p.m. Admission: $8 per person, $15 per couple. For more information, call 540-377-2490.


Village of Raphine
2139 Raphine Rd
Raphine, VA 24472
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Raphine was named after James Edward Allen Gibbs who patented the first chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine and eventually began manufacturing commercial sewing machines. Nearby is the home of Cyrus McCormick, who invented the mechanical reaper in 1831.
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