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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:                               

Some events may be postponed or canceled. Contact the event host for updates.

August 1-3–Front Royal.
The Warren County Fair is a family oriented event that provides families with a low-cost, safe and fun environment to enjoy together. Some highlights are free. Childrens’ games, live music, greased pig contest and many other attractions. Also on the 1st “Whiskerina (ladies fake facial hair) anything goes”, be creative and  use whatever materials you like. 540-635-5827 or www.warrencountyfair.com/entertainment/c/0.

August 2-3–Buchanan.     
Come out and enjoy this Annual County Fair at the Town Park, 550 Lowe Street, featuring 4-H and FFA youth livestock show, draft horse pull, food, traditional fair contests that are open to all. Also kids corral, inflatables, mechanical bull, agriculture activities and more. Admission is free. 540-254‑1212 or https://botetourtcountyfair.com/.

August 2-18–Christiansburg.
4th Annual Sunflower Festival at Sinkland Farms, 3060 Riner Road, from 3-9pm. Enjoy a jam-packed event with activities, music, food and fun for the whole family with 8 acres of 200,000 sunflowers and 20 different varieties. The festival also includes the area’s most noted arts and crafts vendors. Kids zone includes the zip-line, giant slides, a barrel train ride, fun games, baby farm animals and more. Plus, enjoy live music with adult beverages on the terrace and food trucks on-site. https://sinklandfarms.com/sunflower-festival-about or 540-382-4647.

August 3–Waynesboro. 
Come enjoy some summer fun with us at Ridgeview Park for the “Fun 2 Run/Mud Run“ event. The “Mud Run” is for 5-14 year olds and “Fun Dash” is for 3-5 year olds. Whether traversing the balance beams, crawling through the mud pit or sliding to victory on the giant slip n’ slide, your kids are guaranteed to have a good time. To register https://www.runthevalley.com/fun-2-run/ or 540-942-6735.

August 3–Monterey.
Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge on-site registration at 6-8am at the Highland County Recreation Center’s pool complex, 78 Highland Park Drive. The event features 2 states, 3 counties, 9 mountains, 105 miles and over 10,000 feet of climb. The challenge features 5 courses for different levels of ability and 6 fully stocked rest stops which provide food and drink along the routes. For more information call 540-468-2978 or https://highlandcountyrecreation.org/mountain-mama-road-bike-challenge.html.

August 3-4–Roanoke.
“Big Lick Comic Con” at the Berglund Center. Featuring a massive selection of exhibitors, comic vendors, artists, celebrity guests, creators, crafters, gaming enthusiasts, live stage entertainment and more. Visit https://biglickcomiccon.com/ or call 540-793-3354.

August 3-26–Waynesboro.
Wayne Theatre, 521 West Main Street will be showing the following events: Mark Riccadonna and Rich Shydner (Stand-Up Comedy) on the 3rd; The SpongeBob Musical (Live Performances on Stage) on the 9th-11th and 16th-18th; Tender Mercies (1983) on the 12th; Jailhouse Rock (1957 film) on the 19th; Curtis Salgado on the 23rd; Ray Charles (2004 film) on the 26th, 540-943-9999 or www.waynetheatre.org/calendar?a557e937_page=2.

August 4–Harrisonburg.
The 14th Annual “Hispanic Festival”, will be held at Smithland Athletic Complex, 1542 Smithland Road, from 9am-5pm. Live Latin music, traditional ethnic foods, Futsal tournament, children’s activities, and so many more activities for the entire family. For more information visit www.cospu.org/events-1/hispanic-festival-2024 or call 540-810-0052.

August 4–Luray.
PACA’s Float Your Boat Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held at  Lake Arrowhead, 725 Lake Arrowhead Road, from 11am 3pm. For more information https://pacaevent.com/ or 540-742-9386.

August 4–All National Parks.
The National Park Service sites are accessible places to visit to refresh body, mind and spirit. Now on this day free admission to everyone to commemorate the “Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act”. 540-432-8935 or www.nps.gov/subjects/infrastructure/gaoa.htm.

August 4–Berryville.
“Hamfest” at Clarke County Fair Grounds, featuring indoor vendors and tailgaters. Meet “on-the-air friends” in real life. Details online at https://berryvillehamfest.com/ or call 540-325-8644.

August 5-10–Galax.
88th Annual Old Fiddlers’ Convention at Felts Park Campground., 601 S. Main Street. A wide variety of food/drinks and other vendors will have merchandise for sale. Enjoy a variety of folk songs, flatfoot dance and so much more. Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. All tickets sold at gate and children under 12 are free with paid escort. 276-236-8541 or www.oldfiddlersconvention.com.

August 6–Dayton.
National Night Out at Sunset Park, 145 Sunset Drive, from 6-9pm. This is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. 540-879-2241.

August 6-10–Bergton.
The Community Fair will be held at 18142 Crab Run Road. Bring the whole family for food, games, rides, live entertainment and fun for the whole family. Service dogs are the only animals allowed. Admission is $2.00 and children 12 and under are free. https://bergtonfair.com/ or 540-820-4161.

August 6, 16, 31–Town of Shenandoah.
Town events: National Night Out Ice Cream Social from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Police Department, on the 6th, 411 Second Street; Free Movie at Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street, starting 8:30pm;  Free “Music in the Park” from 6-9pm at Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street, featuring the “Backyard Band”. For info www.facebook.com/people/Town-of-Shenandoah/100039607879698/ or 540-652-8773.

August 9-11–Verona.
Annual Oak Grove Folk Music Festival, 845 Quicks Mill Road (Rt. 612). The Festival features fantastic folk and acoustic music. You can bring camping chairs or blankets for seating and there will be food/drinks for sale. Admission fee and children under age 12 are free. Call 434-242-3169 or visit online at www.oakgrovefestival.com.

August 10–Harrisonburg.
9th Annual “Sing Me High” Music Festival will be held at the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, 1921 Heritage Center Way. Festivities include loads of talented friends, food trucks, the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and more. www.singmehigh.com/ or 540-438-1275.

August 10–Shenandoah Valley.
The Route 11 Yard Crawl is over 43 miles of yard/business sales along the Old Valley Pike, (U.S. Route 11). There is no official starting point for the crawl. For more information call 540-459-2542 or visit online at https://shenandoahcountychamber.com/Rt-11-Yard-Crawl.

August 11-17–Berryville.
69th Annual County Fair at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. The Fair has a variety of events: a rodeo, demolition derbies, pig scramble, dirt drags, bands, rides and so much more. 540-955-3755. https://clarkecountyfair.org.

August 12-17–Harrisonburg.
Rockingham County Fair will be held at 4808 S. Valley Pike. The fair has something for everyone, featuring food, exhibits, rides, live music and so much more. Also a truck and tractor pull on the 14th, a rodeo on the 15th, demo derby on the 16th, Bring your own seating. We offer RV camping, call to reserve 540-434-0005 or www.rockinghamcountyfair.com/.

August 16-17, 30-31–Orkney Springs.
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival at 217 Shrine Mont Circle, presents “Atlanta Rhythm Section and Orleans” 8pm on the 16th; the “Oak Ridge Boys” 8pm on the 17th; the “High Kings”, “Eileen Ivers” and the “Brigideens Blankets” at 7pm on the 30th; “Mavis Staples” at 7pm on the 31st. Bring low beach chairs and standard lawn chairs are all welcome. For tickets call 540-459-3396 or https://musicfest.org/performance-schedule/.

August 17–Dayton.
Join us at Dove Park, 360 College Street, for live music, food trucks, and byob drinks. Dogs welcome. Gates open at 6pm and music by “Standing Room Only”, is from 7-9pm. More information online at www.daytonva.us/home/events/14601 or call 540-879-2241.

August 17–Middletown.
14th Annual Car, Truck and Tractor Show will be held on Main Street, from 3-8pm. Rain date is the 24th. 540-877-4594. www.middletownva.gov/news/.

August 17-18–Luray.
The 19th Annual Luray Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike is set in the scenic Shenandoah Valley and offers a fun-filled, challenging multi-sport weekend. Compete in the Hawksbill Double, both the Sprint and Olympic races. To register visit online at www.ripitevents.com/luraytriathlon or call 540-743-3915.

August 17-24–Luray.
71st Annual Page Valley Fair will be held at 15 Fairlane Drive, gates open 4pm. There will be thrilling rides, delicious treats, community gospel sing on the 20th, a truck/tractor pull on the 20th and 21st, the true grit rodeo on the 22nd and a demolition derby on the 23rd. For more details call 540-843-3247 or www.pagevalleyfair.org/2023-fair/all.

August 23–Harrisonburg.
Stand up comedy at Court Square Theater. 41-F Court Square. Doors Open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. Join us for a FWAF Show - The Funny Womacks & Friends (formerly X2 Comedy) for a night of laughs. This show features local husband and wife duo The Funny Womacks and Kacey Damaty, a recent graduate of their comedy classes making her debut; regional talent Heather Joyce, the '23 comedy competition winner at the theater and national touring headliner Paul Snyder known for his introverted comedy. $20 Advance $25 at the Door. Buy tickets: courtsquaretheater.orgstandupcomedy or thefunnywomacks.com Questions call Dawn 540-560-3356 or hello@thefunnywomacks.com.

August 24–Lexington.
The 47th Annual Rockbridge Community Festival will be held from 9am-3pm on Main Street. Bring the entire family and enjoy artisan/craft, food/drink vendors, live music and entertainment. Admission is always free. All funds benefit Rockbridge area charities. Call 540-462-2884 or 540-319-6083 or online at https://rockbridgecommunityfestival.weebly.com/.

August 24–Middletown.
The Annual Wine Fest will be held at Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, from 11am-6pm. It will feature wine, cider, and more. There will be live music all day from “Mojo Mothership and Sons of Liberty”, as well as food and merchandise. Admission fee. Call 540-869-2028 or https://bellegrove.org/calendar/P6.

August 24–Harrisonburg. 
Do you like to sing? Then “Songtuary” is for you. Join the community song circle at the Edith J Carrier Arboretum Pavilion, 780 University Boulvard. This is open to all and no prior experience necessary. 540-568-3194 or www.songtuary.org/events.

August 24-25–Winchester.
Annual Greek Festival will take place at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1700 Amherst Street, from 11am-7pm both days. Sample our Greek cuisine and experience our Greek music/dance. This event will be fun for the entire family. Free admission. 540-667-1416 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1367054757329318/.

August 24, 28-31–Monterey.
The Highland County fair, 386 Myers-Moon Road, will be packed with amusements, games, farm animals, exhibits, live entertainment, including a demolition derby, truck/tractor pull, musical performances, clogging, and more. www.highlandcountyfairva.com/ or 540-468-2639.

August 24-September 2–Winchester.
Our “Hungry For History” event, explores our area’s history, but also ties in something that everyone loves – “Food”. Museums and historic sites in our community will offer a variety of programs and special events such as hands-on activities, children’s activities, food tastings, special handouts and giveaways, and so much more. Visit online for more information at https://visitwinchesterva.com/hungry-for-history-food-event/ or call 540-542-1326.

August 25–Waynesboro. 
Join us for this free event; “Kickin’ Back With Klines”, at Sunset Park, 300 North Winchester Avenue (Behind the Recycling Center), from 7-9pm. There will be live music by Michael Clem, Klines Ice-cream and a breathtaking sunset. Ammission is free. Information online at www.waynesboro.va.us/2260/Kickin-Back-With-Klines or call 540-942-6737.

August 25–Dayton.
Come “Rock Climbing” at Hidden Rocks in the George Washington National Forest, with a knowledgeable and certified guide from 1-6pm. Experience the thrill of scaling vertical cliffs with great views awaiting you from the top. All safety and climbing equipment will be provided. All you need is a good attitude and the ability to hike a mile to the cliffs. Routes will be geared toward beginner climbers. Infomation call 540-569-8128. or online at www.co.augusta.va.us/home showpublisheddocument/19330/638491423350170000.

August 28–Waynesboro.
Join us under the Wayne Theatre marquis from 6-8pm for the concert by “Sundried Opossum”. Main Street will be closed in front of the Wayne Theatre for the concert. You may want to bring a lawn chair. There will be concessions and restrooms available at the Wayne Theatre during the concert. Additional food trucks and beer outside the theatre as well. Admission is “Pay What You Will”. www.waynetheatre.org. 540-943-9999.

August 28-31–Woodstock.
The Shenandoah County Fair is one of the oldest and largest fair in the Shenandoah Valley. Featuring action-packed week of family fun, big-name grandstand concerts, agricultural exhibitions, special programs and much, much more. For more details www.shencofair.com/ or 540-459-3867.

August 31–Natural Bridge.
A nearly century-long tradition continues as the Natural Bridge State Park, 6477 South Lee Highway, is bathed in light from 8-10pm. Experience the 200-foot-tall arch as it is lit from above and below by dozens of lights, with the only sound being the murmuring of Cedar Creek running below. Ticket sales will end at 9:40pm. More details at www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/event?id=2024-02-06-16-07-58-849059-ef1 or call 540-291-1326.

August 31–Luray.
Do you love tubing? Come experience nature up close as you float through breathtaking scenery filled with abundant wildlife. All trips begin with you checking in at the Shenandoah River Outfitters store at 6502 South Page Valley Road. All trips are subject to change due to water levels. We go rain or shine. For ages 5 years or older. Information online at https://shenandoah-river.com/canoe-kayak-tube-raft-rentals/tubing/ or 540-743-4159.

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