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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
Scots-Irish Heritage Festival - April 12, 2014
Nestled at the head of the historically vital Shenandoah Valley, Lexington is perhaps the perfect spot for a Scots Irish Heritage Festival. Many of the original settlers in the Valley were the early Scots Irish pioneers, who left their English counterparts along the Virginia coast and slipped over the Blue Ridge Mountains, or arrived from northern gateways like Philadelphia. From here they carried the journey on South through the Carolinas and West.
Featuring highland games, live music, craft vendors, traditional foods, and more! Net Proceeds from the event will go to Lexington Lions Clubs Regional Charities.
Admission Fee: $5/adult, $3/children 6-16.
Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival - April 12-13, 2014
The Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is held outside each spring on the banks of the South River in Waynesboro, Virginia.
The 14th annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival draws anglers from all over the US with nonstop lectures on where, when, and how to fly fish in the Old Dominion and across the globe. Wine tasting of fine Virginia wines and live music are included.
Want to get started in fly fishing but don’t know where to begin? For both men and women, the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival is the ideal place to get your feet wet in the sport. Are you an avid fly angler looking to take your skills to the next level? The festival is your one-stop shop for gear, expert advice, and even instruction. Be a part of the largest fly angling event in the Old Dominion! Spring is the time to cast a line and sip some wine at our 14th annual festival.
Admission Fee: $20 admission to fly fishing exhibits, demonstrations and wine tastings
Albemarle CiderWorks Spring Bloom Celebration
What a fantastic time to head down to this area and see some beautiful spring scenery while enjoying the preferred beverage of the founding fathers - sparkling apple cider! It looks to be a good time with music, dancing, and delicious drinks.
Wool Days - April 16 - 19, 2014
Come see sheep shearing, wool carding and spinning. Interpreters will be shearing Cotswold and Tunis sheep at different farm locations around the Museum. See how the wool was then processed and spun. Don't forget to see the baby lambs!
Admission Fee: $10.00 adults
Shakespeare's 450th Birthday - April 20, 2014
This April, Shakespeare turns 450 and YOU'RE invited to his birthday party. Join the bard’s friends at the Blackfriars Playhouse for a free, family-friendly celebration with music, door prizes, games, and of course, cake.
Virginia Hot Glass Fesitval - April 26 and 27, 2014
Watch as glass artists from across the region demonstrate various hot glass techniques, including traditional glassblowing, flame working, and bead making. See exhibits of the region's finest blown glass, art glass marbles, beads, jewelry, & more. This is a rare opportunity to buy work from many glass artists in one location after seeing them in action.
Special demonstrations during the weekend will include a fire-breathing dragon or a flaming ray gun, and the Kids' Challenge, in which artists will choose from drawings submitted by children and recreate them in glass.
The Virginia Hot Glass Festival is the only annual festival in Virginia devoted entirely to hot glass artistry. Wine tasting will be offered by Barren Ridge Winery. In addition, the Virginia Stone Carvers will be exhibiting and demonstrating stone sculpting across the street from the Festival.
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?
Shenandoah Valley Wine and Jazz Festival - June 28, 2014
The Frontier Culture museum is hosting their annual Wine and Jazz Festival. Listen to music, explore the museum, and enjoy delicious wines from the Shenandoah Valley.
Polyface Field Day - July 19, 2014
Once only every three years, local farm Polyface hosts a Field Day for guests to come out, tour the farm, chow down on their own Pigerator Pork and Salad Bar Beef, and visit an enormous trade show. There's a ton to do and see, and you can learn more about it on their website.
Be sure to register by June 25 if you'd like to attend!
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.