This weekend: September 22 | Nvdaily – 71Bait

The following events are planned for this weekend:

Little Winchester Theatre

The Winchester Little Theater will be presenting the following plays this weekend at 315 W. Boscawen St.:

• “The Strange Incident with the Dog in the Night” is performed today, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ranging from $14 to $21 can be purchased at

• On Sunday at 6:30pm there is Readers’ Theater of ‘Wally’s Cafe’, a play written by Sam Bobrick and Ron Clark and directed by Rhonda Markland. Admission is $5 or free for WLT members.

Information: 540-662-3331 or

Off-Broadway player

The Schultz Theater Off Broadway Players will perform the 1920s crime thriller “The Play That Goes Wrong” at 7:00 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the J. Frank Hillyard Middle School Auditorium, 226 Hawks Hill Drive, Broadway. Information: 540-405-2481 or email

Warren Heritage Society

The Warren Heritage Society is hosting the following events at 101 Chester St., Front Royal this weekend:

• Today: 10 am, Reading of the Constitution by Bishop Larry Johnson, “Liberty Man”.

• Saturday: 2:00pm tour of the Bel Air Mansion, home of Lucy Buck. The speaker will be a descendant of Thomas Buck who will read excerpts from Lucy’s diary. Tickets: $50 for non-members, $40 for WHS members. Tickets:


truck show

The Tri-State Truck Show takes place today through Saturday at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook. The show will feature over 300 trucks, a flea market, food, a movie night and a 50/50 raffle. Information: 540-478-4389 or

Art/Music Festival

The Winchester Arts and Music Festival takes place in the Old Town from Friday to Sunday with the following activities:

• Friday: 4-5pm Art Exhibition Opening with Complimentary Reception followed by Spiritual and Healing Dimensions 5-6pm at the Life Tree Gallery, 200 N. Braddock St.

• Saturday: 2-4 pm, Art at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Trails, followed by a 4:30-5:30 pm reception and 5:30-6:30 pm poetry reading at 901 Amherst St.; 7-8pm Light at Night concert at the Life Tree Gallery.

• Sunday: 3-4:30pm, The Cosmic Journey, multiple perspectives on the celebrity films at the Life Tree Gallery; 5:30-7:00 p.m., Classical Piano Concerto with Lynne Mackey at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St.



Literacy Volunteers will be presenting Old Town Winchester’s Oktoberfest with breweries from across Virginia Friday from 5pm to 10pm at the Loudoun Street Mall. Tickets, which include 10 tastings, are $30 in advance and $40 on Friday. Information, tickets:

Cross Roads Festival

The Big City Band will close out the New Market’s Cross Roads Fest concert series at Rebel Park on Friday from 6:30pm to 9pm. Sale of food and drinks as well as beer and vineyard. Parking behind the community center.

MSV at night

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host MSV at Night on Friday from 5-8 p.m. to see the Destination: Latin America and ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN exhibits at 901 Amherst St., Winchester. No registration is required.

Information: 540-662-1473 or

Fireplace on Fridays

Dan Berry will perform at the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club’s Fire Pit Fridays event on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 134 Golf Club Circle, Front Royal. Groceries are sold.

fiber resistant

The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival opens Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville.

On Saturday and Sunday the dealers are there for you from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission tickets are $5. Information: 540-324-9455 or visit

Fun day/education fair

Shenandoah County Public Schools is hosting its first Family Fun Day and Education Fair at Central High School in Woodstock on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn about all that SCPS has to offer including instructional technology, clubs, organizations and special programs. There will be musical performances throughout the day, student projects on display, ties to Shenandoah County’s 250th Anniversary and much more.

VECCA demo day

Sarah Kohrs will be doing pottery demonstrations Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the VECCA, 123 S. Main St., Woodstock.

autumn festival

The New Market Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Fall Festival downtown on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spencer Hatcher & The Ol’ Son Gang will perform from 12pm to 3pm. Vendors will line the streets with their wonderful wares such as handmade jewelry, pottery, woodwork, home decor, baked goods, homemade soaps, lularoe, paparazzi and more.

Shenandoah Conservatory

The Shenandoah Conservatory Wind Ensemble performs a concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Armstrong Concert Hall, 702 University Drive, Winchester.

Tickets cost $14. Information, tickets: 540-665-4569,

Barns of Rose Hill

Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira will perform a concert at the Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the box office. Information: 540-955-2004 or

French/Indian War Weekend

Abrams Delight is hosting a French and Indian War Weekend with living history and tactical demonstrations at 10:00 am Saturday and 4:30 pm Sunday at 1340 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester. Information:

Tours of Fort Collier

Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute is offering a tour with Professor Jonathan A. Noyalas about Fort Collier and the Third Battle of Winchester on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Collier Civil War Center at 922 Martinsburg Pike, Winchester on.

The event is free, no pre-registration required. Information: 540-665-4501 or email

Celebratory feast

The annual Celebracion of Winchester is held at Loudoun Street Mall on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The festival features food and retail vendors, traditional dances from different countries, music throughout the day, and impromptu Latin dance lessons. Information:

Kickball Tournament

Habitat for Humanity of Warren County is hosting an adult versus child kickball tournament Saturday at 10:00 am at Gertrude Miller Park, 905 Stadium Drive, Front Royal. There will also be food and drink and giveaways.

Car/Truck/Bike Show

There will be a car, truck and bike show on Saturday from 9am to 3pm at Grove’s Winchester Harley-Davidson, 140 Independence Drive, Winchester.

Proceeds benefit the Katie Teets Bradshaw Comfort House. There will be food, drinks, raffles and a 50/50 raffle. Rainy day is Sunday. Information: Brandon Teets at 540-533-2695; Harlan “Kep” Kelinger at 540-533-4949,

chaos in the valley

Chaos in the Valley, a demolition derby, will be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Front Royal on Saturday in aid of the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department. Gates open at 7am and flag drops at 5pm

There will be eight packed classes, Power Wheels, Mowers and more. An all-access pass is $20, $15 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5. Information: Matthew Kingree at 540-335-6439 or Jesse Bly at 540-335-0723.

children’s day

For the first time since 2019, Warren Coalition’s popular Celebrate Kids Day event returns on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm at the Raymond E. Santmyers Youth Center, 8th Street near Fantasy Land in Front Royal.

This year’s event includes an inflatable ride, obstacle course, bouncy castle and t-ball challenge, as well as pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and games. The children paint a small pumpkin (included in the price of the bracelet) while supplies last.

The coalition will also host a fundraiser using the Pitch Burst, a machine that resembles a diving booth except it drops a water-laden balloon onto the “volunteer.” Community members were challenged to raise $500 each to earn the “honor” of pitching the burst.

The cost of a wristband is $1 per child which gives unlimited access to all activities. There are no costs for the parents. Participation in the Health and Cake Walk costs an additional $1 per participant.

Autumn Concert Series

The Godfrey Miller Center hosts Fall Concerts at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen St., Winchester.

Classical chamber music by Marcolivia takes place on Sunday at 4 p.m. Future concerts will include a Reformation Festival with choirs, brass and organ on October 30th and the Andrew McKnight Band with blues and folk music on November 13th.

Tickets are $10 at the door. The concert on October 30th will be an optional offer. Tickets, information:

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