Things to see and do...

Aug. 23, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Staunton and Augusta Saturday Farmers Market in Staunton, Va.

Located downtown at the Wharf. Open every Saturday through Thanksgiving, 7 a.m. to  12 p.m. Local foods and plants, music and more in the Wharf parking lot. For more information, visit afarmersmarket.com.


City of Staunton
116 W. Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Staunton is the birthplace of U.S President Woodrow Wilson and the home of the Statler Brothers. The Blackfriars Playhouse, Frontier Culture Museum, and other visitor attractions are there, along with a beautiful downtown area with a number of historic districts that include the restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Aug. 23, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM : Harrisonburg Farmers Market in Harrisonburg, Va.

Downtown Harrisonburg, in the Turner Pavilion, 228. S. Liberty St. Tuesdays and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Runs through Nov 29. For more information, call 540-476-3377.


Harrisonburg Farmers Market at Turner Pavilion
S. Liberty St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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The Harrisonburg Farmers Market is held Tuesdays and Saturdays, April through Thanksgiving, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the The Turner Pavilion on the Municipal Parking Lot, South Liberty Street. Providing access to locally-produced agricultural goods. Winter Market is held Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, January through March.

Aug. 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Rockbridge Baths Farmers Market in Lexington, Va.

Rockbridge Baths Fire Department. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Locally-produced meats, produce, baked goods and more. For more information, call 540-348-5084.


Village of Rockbridge Baths
4781 Maury River Rd
Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473
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Rockbridge Baths is an unincorporated village along U.S. Route 39 at the foot of scenic Goshen Pass in Rockbridge County, Va. Goshen pass is a water gap, or gorge, in the Little North Mountain, formed by the passage of the Maury River, approximately 20 miles northwest of Lexington.

Aug. 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM : Waynesboro Farmers Market in Waynesboro, Va.

Constitution Park, 215 W. Main St., Under the Pavilion by the South River. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Saturday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday Market from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 3 through Nov. 1.


Waynesboro Farmers Market
223 W. Main St.
Waynesboro, VA 22980
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The Waynesboro Farmers Market is located at the Pavilion at Constitution Park, 223 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Va., and is open on Wednesdays, April 21 through September 29 from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM : Historical program at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, W.Va.

The Harpers Ferry Armory and the War of 1812, a Bicentennial Commemorative event marks the 200th anniversary of local volunteers being mustered into service. Includes ranger-guided programs, musical performances, living history, and a historic weapons firing demonstration. David and Ginger Hildebrand, of the Colonial Music Institute, perform Music of the War of 1812 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sponsred by Harpers Ferry Historical Association and Bookshop. For more information, call 304-535-6029.


Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
P.O. Box 65 Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Harpers Ferry is where the Shenandoah River ends and where visiting the Shenandoah Valley begins. It begins with a rich history, where canals and railroads pushed westward, where John Brown's raid help usher in the Civil War.

Aug. 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Aug. 23 events at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va.

11012 Edmonds Ln. GPS History Hunt, meet at the Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. GPS units, tutorials available at Visitor Center at no charge for activity. Tutorials on unit usage are available from Visitor Center staff. Astronomy for Everyone, Mount Bleak backyard, Historic Area 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Junior Astronomer program for children ages 5-12. Multi-media presentation, night sky tour, use large telescopes provided by members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Outdoor viewing weather permitting. No entrance to park after 9 p.m. Event parking: $5 per vehicle.  For more information, call 540-592-3556.


Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Ln
Markham, VA 20144
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Sky Meadows State Park is located in Clarke and Fauquier counties, on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains that border the Shenandoah Valley. The park offers rolling pastures and woodlands, beautiful vistas and access to the Appalachian Trail, hiking, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding, primitive camping, and special programs.

Aug. 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Saturday walking tours in Staunton, Va.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Emily Smith House porch, 24 North Coalter St. Every Saturday, through Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. Hosted by Historic Staunton Foundation.  Explore four of six historic districts. Wear comfortable shoes.


City of Staunton
116 W. Beverley St.
Staunton, VA 24401
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Staunton is the birthplace of U.S President Woodrow Wilson and the home of the Statler Brothers. The Blackfriars Playhouse, Frontier Culture Museum, and other visitor attractions are there, along with a beautiful downtown area with a number of historic districts that include the restored Stonewall Jackson Hotel.

Aug. 23, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM : Shenandoah Valley TasteFest at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va.

901 Amherst St. Cooking demonstrations and samplings, sale of fresh local products and food-related items, lectures about heirloom vegetables and edible flowers, children`s activities garlic hunt and tomato relay race, and a display of antique tractors coordinated by the Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club. Free admission to all TasteFest activities. Regular MSV admission fees apply. For more information, call 540-662-1473 or visit www.themsv.org.


Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22801
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The regional Museum of the Shenandoah Valley interprets art, history, and culture. There's an eighteenth century house, six acres gardens, and a museum building designed by noted architect Michael Graves. A number of daily museum tours are offered open year-round; the house and gardens are open March through November.

Aug. 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Civil War history Exhibition at Brownsburg Museum in Lexington, Va.

Valley of Virginia, A Community`s Civil War Story. Details life in the village of Brownsburg before, during, and after the Civil War. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. now through Dec. 21.  For more information, call 540-348-1600.


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.

Aug. 23, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM : Guided Civil War Walking Tours in Stephens City, Va.

Newtown History Center, 5408 Main St. Guide-led Civil War history in Stephens City. Tour schedule continues on Aug. 23, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25. Reservations required. Admission: $5 per person. Youth admission - Six years and younger: free, ages 6-10 years of age: $1, Ages over 10: $5. For more information, call 540-869-1700 or visit www.newtownhistorycenter.org.


Town of Stephens City
Main St.
Stephens City, VA 22655
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Named for Lewis Stephens in September of 1758. Stephens City is the second oldest town in Valley; nearby was the first free black community in the Valley, founded in the 1850s. The town celebrated its 250th anniversary, in 2008 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Image courtesy HMdb.org.

Aug. 23, 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. Aug. 18-23, 25-30 at 11:30 a.m., Aug 24 and 31 at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 2-6, Sept. 8-12, Sept. 15-20, Sept. 22-27 and Sept. 29 and 30 at 11:30 a.m. Sept 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 2:30 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.

Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM : Puppet theater performance in Martinsburg, W.Va.

412 W. King St. The 3 Pigs Circus. Runs on Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. Admission: $5 for ages 2 years and up. For more information, call 304-258-4074 or visit www.wondermentpuppets.com.


Wonderment Puppets Theater
412 West King St.
Martinsburg, WV 25401
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Wonderment Puppets Theater opened in 2008 with live puppet theater, and as a place where children and parents can learn, be entertained and have fun, with hands-on puppet exhibits and a backstage tour after every show.

Aug. 23, 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. Aug. 23, 25, 27, 29, 30 at 2 p.m. Sept. 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26 and 27 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.

Aug. 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Comedy of Errors. For more information, call 1-877-682-4236 or visit www.americanshakespearecenter.com.


The Blackfriars Playhouse - American Shakespeare Center
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
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The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of a Shakespearean indoor theatre. The 300-seat theatre stages performances based on how Shakespeare's company originally performed plays at the original Shakespeare theatres. Performances are staged as a rotating repertory with the same actors in each of several concurrently-running plays.

Aug. 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Valley Playhouse performance at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, Va.

41-F Court Square. A Most Wanted Man. Performances Aug. 22 - Aug. 28 daily at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 540-433-9189 or visit www.valleyarts.org.


Court Square Theater
61 Graham St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Court Square Theater is located in the Arts and Cultural center of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The 250-seat Court Square Theater is operated by the Valley Arts Council, a non-profit group whose mission is to offer a wide range of live performances as well as an independent and foreign film series.

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