Newtown Heritage Festival returns to Stephens City

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Newtown Heritage Festival kicked off in Stephens City yesterday with the marquis events set for today.

The Newtown Commons open at 10 am with food, craft vendors, and the Festival HQ.

History lovers should check out the Newtown History Center which will be hosting four other local museums or take a free guided trolley tour of the town.

Tickets through the HQ are free but required due to limited seating on the trolley.

Live music starts at noon with the Newtown String band and continues into the evening with Gunner Heathe, A Little Too Serious, and Dunlap & Mabe.

The festival parade starts at 2 pm and will shut down a portion of Route 11 for the duration of the event.

If heading to the festival earlier, do not park along Main Street or you will be towed before the parade.

The festivities will conclude at 9 PM with a bang thanks to a fireworks display.

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Virginia Wine and Craft Festival returns to Front Royal

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The 35th Annual Virginia Wine and Craft Festival returns to downtown Front Royal today from 11 AM to 6 PM.

Main Street will be closed during the event from Royal Ave to Blue Ridge Ave.

Chester Street will also be closed from Main St to 2nd St.

In addition to the wine and ciders available for tasting and craft vendors, there will also be two stages for live music and a variety of food vendors.

Tasting admission costs $35 but entrance to the festival to enjoy the rest of the activities is free of charge. 

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Marlow Motors celebrates 75 years

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Marlow Motors in Front Royal is celebrating their 75th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Event today at their dealership on North Commerce Avenue.

The festivities will run from 11 am to 2 pm and feature food vendors, prize giveaways like gift cards, free oil changes, detailing and more.

The River’s own Scott Bradley and Genesis Henry will be live and in the flesh starting at noon with music and entertainment.

Marlow Motors will also give back to the community with a $100 donation to the Warren Coalition for each vehicle sold.

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SVSGEA Steam Show is back in Berryville

The Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association Steam Show is back in Berryville this weekend.

The festivities started yesterday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds and will continue through Sunday with activities for the whole family.

This year will feature Oliver tractors, Galloway engines, and White trucks.

There will also be live demonstrations, craft and food vendors, and live music from Bryan Sheppard tonight.

This evening will also include the always popular horse pull competition.

Tomorrow will be the second tractor pull of the weekend, with the first having taken place on Friday.

Children under 12 are free and can compete in the pedal tractor pull each day of the show at 2 pm.

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Page County Heritage Festival is back

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The Page County Heritage Festival is this weekend with a full range of events.

The festival will go from 10 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow at the Page County Fairgrounds.

There will be live bluegrass music, food and craft vendors, and more.

Sunday will have a few special events like a petting zoo and the Blue Ridge Boyz pulling will host a lawn tractor pull competition.

Tours of historical buildings that are a part of the Page County Heritage Association are available all weekend as well.

Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and $1 for children with parking included.

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DogtoberFest Block Party

Broken Window Brewing Company is hosting their 2nd annual DogtoberFest today from noon to 6 pm.

This block-party style event will take place on Boscawen Street which will be closed to traffic for the duration of the festival.

This event is designed to have fun while matching up potential dog owners with their future furry friends.

Numerous animal rescue groups will be on hand with adoptable dogs ready to go.

There will also be plenty of food and beverage vendors, live music, and local pet businesses will be present with anything you might need for your pet.

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SVAHF has arrived

The 2021 Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival has arrived!

The Frederick County Fairgrounds will host the event from 10 am to 5 pm today and tomorrow.

The weekend will feature plenty of activities for the whole family such as a KidsZone with Free inflatables, live music, and plenty of food, crafts, and drink vendors.

The marquis events include the Apple pie Judging Contest and the car show on Saturday and on Sunday, the Apple pie eating contest and the canine challenge course.

Admission is $10 and free for children under 10, veterans, military, and law enforcement.

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BRWC 2nd annual WildFest

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The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center’s 2nd Annual WildFest is today from 11 am to 4 pm at the Clarke County Fairgrounds.

This celebration of everything wild will feature visits from their animal ambassadors, prizes, interactive games and activities, and food vendors.

The event is free but donations are highly encouraged.

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Belle Grove’s annual wine fest has returned

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Belle Grove Plantation’s Annual Wine Fest will kick off today starting at 11 am and will wrap up at 6 pm.

The event will feature wine, cider, and mead from across Virginia as well as a few local breweries and distilleries.

Live music will be playing all day thanks to the Gingerfunk Allstars and the Elizabeth Lawrence Band.

A chef’s demo will also be held along with plenty of food and merchandise vendors.

Tickets are $30 at the gate and tasters will receive a souvenir glass.

Options are available for non-drinkers as well.

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Middletown’s 11th annual car show

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Middletown will host the 11th annual car, truck, and tractor show Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm on Main Street.

This year’s event could have record numbers once again after last year’s show topped over 300 cars.

No preregistration is necessary and the categories include 1900-1980, 1980-present, and best tractor with prizes for each category.

License plates commemorating Middletown’s 225th anniversary will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from those sales and the car show go towards future Fourth of July celebrations for the town.

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