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Take in a Shakespeare Show
Situated in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in historic Staunton, Virginia, the 300-seat Blackfriars Playhouse -- the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's original indoor theater. The American Shakespeare Center hosts an internationally acclaimed theater company that performs Shakespeare's works under their original staging conditions -- on a simple stage, without elaborate sets, and with the audience sharing the same light as the actors. A great experience for anyone to enjoy!
Staunton/Augusta Farmer's Market Saturdays til November
Saturday Hours: 7:00 a.m. to noon Season: First Saturday in April until the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. Live Music starts at 9am At the Wharf Parking Lot on Johnson Street in historic downtown Staunton FREE PARKING
Now open Wednesdays too but parking is as follows, Parking is FREE until 8:30am in the Wharf lot, and until 10:00am in the Johnson St. Parking Garage ONLY 50 cents an hour any other time
The Bach Project - May 16 and 18, 2014
Harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt completes a multi-year Bach project, performing all of Bach's keyboard works in recital.
May 16, at 7:30pm
Just Before Bach: works by Bach's German and French predecessors, including Froberger, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others.
May 18, at 4:00pm
Bach's Transcriptions: concert of Bach's transcriptions of his own works for colo, violin, cello, and lute, as well as arrangements for keyboard of concertos by Vivald and Reincken.
November 9, at 4:00pm
Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 1): a complete performance of Bach's highly influencial volume of 24 Preludes and Fugues; free pre-concert talk with music historian Jason Stell at 3:00pm
Admission: tickets are $22 general, $20 for senior, $8 for students, free for youth 18 and younger
Blues and Brews Festival - August 9, 2014
It's time for blues and brews at the Frontier Culture museum. Think of it as the natural progression of the wine and jazz festival. There'll be live music, costumed actors to discuss the history of the area, and beer from local breweries. What could be more fun?
Waynesboro at War - Civil War Re-enactment
This year is the sesquicentennial of a major battle in nearby Waynesboro! Come out to see re-enactors perform the First Battle of Waynesboro on Saturday and the Second Battle of Waynesboro on Sunday. Bring the kids and make a day of it. Call our office for special pricing for those coming out just for the re-enactment.Download the details
Fall Foliage in the Shenandoah Valley - Sept - Nov, 2014
Magnificent beauty surrounds us in the fall! The leaves are gorgeous shades of green, yellow, orange, red, & even purple. While the sun may set earlier, the beauty never stops because on a crisp clear night the moon lights the valley & and the stars twinkle above. What a great time of year to camp here!
You'll just love the down-home country fall foliage festivals with all the homemade jams, syrup, & apple butter you could ever want. You'll also see some of the best handmade crafts, woodworking, jewelry, & quilts ever made. Our Fall Festivals are something to share with the entire family.
You can't forget to take a drive on the Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway to gain real perspective on how vast the beauty of The Blue Ridge Mountains.
Good Times, Tastes, and Traditions - September 20 & 21, 2014
The Frontier Culture Museum welcomes you to hear music and try beers, foods, and wines from Shenandoah Valley and around the world. See ethnic dancers, try delicious foods you've never even heard of, and get the chance to meet local artisans and vendors.