Things to see and do...

Aug. 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Bluemont Concert series concert in Winchester, Va.

Loudoun St. Mall, Old Town Winchester. Bob Larson Trio peform jazz music. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for seating, picnic before the show. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont friends and seniors, $2 for ages under twelve. No pets, alcohol or smoking allowed. Rain location: First Presbyterian Church at 116 South Loudoun St. For more inforamtion, visit www.Bluemont.org.


Bluemont Concert Series
151 North Hatcher Avenue
Purcellville, VA 20132
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Since 1976, Bluemont Concert Series has presented concerts in 68 communities in northwest and central Virginia. Throughout the year, Bluemont presents a wide variety of community events such as school concerts, workshops and assemblies, performances in hospitals and nursing homes, public concerts,  oldtime country dances, and other events.

Aug. 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. The Comedy of Errors. TalkBack discussion session follows performance. 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. 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Grandstand music concert at Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, Va.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Track seats: $30, Grandstand: $25. For more information, call 540-459-7300 or visit ShenCoFair.com.


Shenandoah County Fair
300 Fairgrounds Rd.
Woodstock, VA 22664
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The Shenandoah County Fair is held the last week of August into the first week of September. Features exhibits, harness racing, major names on the grandstand concert schedule, exhibits and family activities. The Fairgrounds is located just off I-81 in Woodstock, Va.

Aug. 30, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM : Music at the Clarke County Farmers` Market in Berryville, Va.

Empty Pockets and Loose Change perform country, bluegrass, gospel, and folk at the music tent. located at the S. Church St. entrance. For more information, visit www.clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com.


Clarke County Farmers Market
104 North Church St.
Berryville, VA 22611
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The Clarke County Farmers' Market summer market begins the 2nd Saturday in May and continues through the last Saturday in October. The market is open each Saturday morning, offering locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, pork, chicken, lamb, and beef, eggs, nursery stock, baked goods, fresh salsa, and BBQ cooked on site. (Photo courtesy The Clarke County Farmers Market.)

Aug. 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM : Grape harvest and stomping festival at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard in Stanley, Va.

1126 Marksville Rd. Fifth Annual Pick `em and Stomp `em celebration begins with the Blessing of the Vines. Help harvest first grapes of the season then stomp grapes. Lunch, vertical tasting available for volunteers. Date may be subject to change, depends on actual harvest date. For more information, call 540-742-1489 or visit www.wisteriavineyard.com.


Wisteria Farm & Vineyard
1126 Marksville Rd
Stanley, VA 22851
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A small winery on the western slope of the Blue Ridge mountains is a working 1890s farm with flock of natural-colored Romney sheep and free-roaming chickens, Victorian house and vineyard. Picknicing, deck. Sustainable agriculture practices. Wine offerings include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, Traminette, Seyval, Merlot, Carmine, and Norton.

Aug. 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM : VHSA Jumper Show in Millwood, Va.

Sandstone Farm, 3805 Millwood Road. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon. Free admission. For more information call 540-837-1261 or visit www.sandstonefarm.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.

Aug. 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM : Patsy Cline Musical Festival in Winchester, Va.

First-ever Patsy Cline Musical Festival, coincides 82nd birthday. Free block party at the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St. at 10 a.m. Liz Ruffner, Springfield Exit, an Elvis impersonator, and other perform until 3 p.m. Craft vendors, souvenirs, and food. House tours every half hour: $5 per person. Bring your own chair to block party. Rivers Edge Band at 7 p.m., former Statler Brother, Jimmy Fortune at 8 p.m., both at Bridgeforth Field in Jim Barnett Park. Advance tickets: $25 for adults, $20 for active military, $10 for ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Gate Tickets: $30. For more information, call 540-662-5555 or visit www.celebratingpatsycline.org.


Patsy Cline House
608 South Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
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Patsy Cline, was born in Winchester, Virginia. She rose to national fame in 1957 as a country music singer. She died in a plane crash in 1963 and is in the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Her girlhood home at 608 South Kent Street in Winchester, not open to the public as of January, 2010, will soon become a museum.

Aug. 30, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM : Historical program at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Va.

11012 Edmonds Ln. Life on the Farm, Historic Area 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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. 30, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM : Staunton Jams concert series in Staunton, Va.

Local musicians play on Beverley street. Free admission. For more information, visit stauntondowntown.org.


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. 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM : Poetry Workshop, hike and stargazing programs at Friends Wilderness Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Poems and Planets. Share poems, 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. BYO picnic supper or make reservations for dinner. Followed at 6:45 p.m. by a guided tour of the celestial dome observing constellations and planets with astronomer Kevin Boles, of Morgan County Observatory in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The poetry portion for ages 12 and up, sky watching for ages 6 and older. Participate in one or both parts of the program. Telescope or a good pair of binoculars and a reclining lawn chair recommended. Overnight accommodations possible. Cost: $10 for dinner, $5 for those under six. RSVP required. $10 suggested donation for the poetry/stargazing program, family rate: $25. For more information, call 304-728-4820


Friends Wilderness Center
305 Friends Way
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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The Friends Wilderness Center is located on the Appalachian Trail, along the Blue Ridge Mountains in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. The Wilderness Center was established 30 years ago to spiritually enjoy nature, and to promote environmental preservation.

Aug. 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Cyrano de Bergerac. 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. 30, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM : Labor Day holiday at Veramar Vineyard in Berryville, Va.

905 Quarry Road. Live Music: Seven Sons of West Virginia, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wine and food available. For more information, call 540-955-5510 or visit www.veramar.com.


Veramar Vineyards
905 Quarry Rd.
Berryville, VA 22611
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Veramar Vineyard is a family-run winery on a 100-acre private estate and winery about an hour from Washington D.C. Full-bodied Virginia wines featuring Virginia Terroir.

Aug. 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM : Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Concert in Orkney Springs, Va.

Orkney Springs Hotel, Shrinemont. The Oak Ridge Boys. Advance ticket prices: $40 and up. Tickets available on line and can be ordered by calling Monday through Friday from 9:30 until 4:30 at 540-459-3396 for an additional $6 per order fee. $4 additional at the gate. Free parking. For more information, visit www.musicfest.org.


Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
221 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845
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One of the longest-running family-friendly outdoor music events in the mid-Atlantic region, held at the Orkney Springs Hotel on the grounds of the Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center a National Historic Landmark property. Concerts run from June through September each summer.

Aug. 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Theater performance at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va.

10 S. Market St. Macbeth. 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
website   •   Map

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. 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM : Grandstand music concert at Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, Va.

The Return: Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute Tour. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Track and Grandstand seats: $15. For more information, call 540-459-7300 or visit ShenCoFair.com.


Shenandoah County Fair
300 Fairgrounds Rd.
Woodstock, VA 22664
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The Shenandoah County Fair is held the last week of August into the first week of September. Features exhibits, harness racing, major names on the grandstand concert schedule, exhibits and family activities. The Fairgrounds is located just off I-81 in Woodstock, Va.

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