Shenandoah National Park encourages safety this weekend

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

Shenandoah National Park realizes the Labor Day Weekend will be busy, and you’ll be having fun!

But, you can’t have fun without some rules. 

Read up on fire safety, no fires in the back country and only build fires in park-built fire rings. 

The speed limit in most areas of Skyline Drive is 35 mph.

The Park law enforcement is working with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to enforce the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign this weekend.

Stay on trail when you’re hiking in the park.

And finally, don’t play with or feed the wildlife.

Keep the park’s animals safe and give them space.

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VSP and VDOT help keep roadways safe Labor Day weekend

Virginia State Police and VDOT are reminding Virginians planning one last summer getaway to share the road responsibly by buckling up and driving sober this holiday weekend.

The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement and education campaign sponsored by the Washington Regional Alcohol Program continues through Tuesday.

During last year’s Labor Day weekend, Virginia State Police arrested 87 drunk drivers, over 4,000 speeders and 1,800 reckless drivers.

A total of 12 individuals died in traffic related crashes over the four day weekend in 2022.

VDOT will attempt to help ease holiday traffic by lifting lane closures and suspending most highway work from Friday at noon until noon on Tuesday.

For up to date traffic information, head to or check out the free VA 511 app.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over across Virginia

September marked the beginning of Virginia’s 2022 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over driving under the influence enforcement and public education campaign.

The campaign will begin over Labor Day weekend and resume throughout the winter holiday season.

Through Labor Day, 92 Virginia law agencies will conduct 383 individual saturation patrols and 31 checkpoints as part of the program.

In 2021, 26% of traffic fatalities involved drunk driving.

Since the beginning of the program in 2001, the state has seen a 40% decrease in alcohol related crashes and a 31% decrease in fatalities while injuries have nearly halved.

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Labor weekend events in the region

A number of weekend activities are planned for the Labor Day Weekend.

Tonight Sept. 2 the 23rd annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry begins at 4 at Frederick County Fairgrounds.

This is Concern Hotline’s biggest fundraiser and features a full fish dinner and live entertainment.

Also tonight Sept. 2 Shenandoah County Fair continues with 38 Special and tomorrow For King and Country.

Saturday Sept. 3 and 4 at Frederick County Fairgrounds it is the second annual Honeycar Barbecue and Brews event benefiting the nonprofit Shenandoah Valley Apple Blossom Festival.

The Appaloosa Festival will be held at Skyline Ranch Resort Sept. 3 and 4 with at least 15 different bands for bluegrass and Americana entertaining hosted by the band Scythian.

For the Benefit of Mr. Gum will be held at Backseat Bar and Grill Sept. 4 with Robbie Limon, Jamie Seeley Band, Mojo Mothership, Off the Cuff and others.

Donations will go towards helping a friend of the musicians recovery.

Hit the links to any of those events above to find out more about each.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Weekend.

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News Maker Dario Savarese on this weekend’s events

This Labor Day weekend’s three day event begins Friday Sept. 2 at Frederick County Fairgrounds at 4 p.m..

We spoke with Marketing Director Dario Savarese about the three day event in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Dario tells us about the 23 annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry which opens the weekend Sept. 2.

He goes on to tell us about the two day HoneyCar Barbecue and Brews event Sat. and Sun. Sept. 3 and 4.

Dario also tells us where to get tickets and how the weekend benefits nonprofits in Frederick County.

Click here for Dario’s interview.

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2nd annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Labor Day Weekend

For the second year in a row Shenandoah Apple Blossom and Concern Hotline will team up for a 3 day Labor Day Weekend  celebration.

It all starts Fri.Sept. 2 with the 23 annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry from 4 until 9 p.m. with the band Junk Food.

Sat. Sept. 4 from noon until 7 p.m. the second annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Honey Car BBQ and Brews Event begins.

Local Barbecue will be the feature at the event with live entertainment throughout the weekend including College Football monitoring with large screens on the grounds.

Sept. 4 from noon until 6 p.m. more barbecue, games and live entertainment will be featured.

For tickets and information for the annual Concern Hotline Friday Fish Fry click here.

Tickets and information on the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Honey Car BBQ and Brews event is found here.

All the events will be at the Frederick County Fairgrounds 250 Fairground Road Clearbrook Virginia.

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VDOT opens the roads for the Labor Day Weekend

new bridges shenandoah county

Starting tomorrow the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend highway work zones.

VDOT will also lift lane closures for the holiday weekend through Tues. Sept. 7 at noon.

VDOT’s website will list any work zones that may have to remain.

HOV restrictions on I 66 and rush hour tolls in express lanes will be lifted Labor day Monday with the same for I 64 for that ride to the beach.

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TVRC kicks off the Core of Community weekend tonight 9/2

The top of Virginia Regional Chamber (TVRC) will kick off the 3 day Labor Day weekend Core of Community event tonight Sept. 2.

The Valor Awards starts at 4 p.m. and honors Public Servants and Citizens that have gone above and beyond the call of duty at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clearbrook.

Ticket and information is available by calling (540) 662-4118 extension 11.

We spoke to TVRC Director Event Manager Danita Roble about the event the interview and ticket information is at the river

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Northern VA. 4-H Center Labor Day Weekend

4-H day camp in a box

The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center is accepting registration for their Labor Day Family Camp for the long holiday weekend.

Staff led adventures this year include archery, canoeing, climbing wall and more.

This year the center also offers flexible registration for just part of the weekend if you can’t stay all weekend.

You can register for the holiday weekend here or find out more about it at

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