Join the Frontier Culture Museum for “Wool Week”. Experience how early frontier process of turning raw materials into finished products like flax to linen. Also sheep shearing, weaving and more. General Admission. 540-332-7850.
45th year for a “Festival Within a Festival” starting 9am, rain or shine. There will be artisans/crafters, renaissance themed kids’ zone with activities for all ages, a apple pie eating contest, wildlife shows, magical acts, performances/live music, games and more at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Also a Car and Motorcycle Show at the Stonewall District Ruritan Club Grounds. Visit: www.thebloom.com/bloomin-sunday.html or 540-245-5727.
Explore living history camps, stroll period /heritage craft demonstrations, town history displays, camp bon fire, Sunday camp church services, Civil War history films, guest speakers and more. 540-254-1212 ext.3.
The Wayne Theatre presents the final performance of "Something Rotten" at 2pm. On-stage musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. Set in 1595, the story follows the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who struggle to find success in the theatrical world as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary William Shakespeare. Tickets available online at www.waynetheatre.org.
Free First Friday at the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 West Cork Street, from 5-7pm. 540-722-2020.
42nd Annual Strawberry Festival fundraiser for the Community School will be held at Elmwood Park, 706 South Jefferson Street, rain or shine. This event offers berry treats, along with children’s games/activities, free musical entertainment, arts/crafts and more. Starting 11am both days. 540-563-5036.
“Petpawlooza” at Coyner Springs Park from noon-4pm. Pets bring your humans for a fun day. We will have a variety of vendors and lots more. For more details call 540-942-6735.
ELVIS IS COMING! Shake, Rattle and Roll as master tribute artist Stewart Chapman brings “The King” to life at 2pm Saturday at Wilbur Pence Middle School. Tickets are on sale now at Triangle Emporium or email@example.com, Fridays and Saturdays. Make checks payable to Fort Harrison, Inc., P.O. Box 366, Dayton, VA 22821. Advance tickets are $20.00 and $25.00 at the door. Advance sale tickets will be mailed to individuals or held at the door. Proceeds to benefit Fort Harrison. 540-879-2280.
May 7–Mt. Jackson.
2nd Annual Battle Of The Bands Festival at Mayor’s Park, 5901 Main Street, from 9am-4pm. Live music competition, art & craft vendors, food vendors, children’s activities and a 5k run/walk at 7am.This event is to be held rain or shine. https://mountjacksonhp.org/event/battle-of-the-bands-2022/ or 540-333-2897.
“Of Ale and History” will be held at Belle Grove Plantation, from 11am-6pm. We will have 50 beers to taste. Live music from Robbie Limon Band and the Sons of Liberty Band. For tickets call 540-869-2028.
70th Ernest “Pig” Robertson Fishing Rodeo at Lake Spring Park at the corner of West Main Street and Green Street, from 9-11am, for children age 9-12. The top angler will receive a trophy and prizes will be awarded to young boys and girls each day. 540-375-3057.
32nd Annual Garden Fair at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, from 9am-4pm. You can choose from our tremendous selection of native plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, garden tools, décor, and related items. 540-837-1758.
It’s Mother’s Day, don’t forget the flowers. Bring that special mom out to Explore Park where there will be many varieties of seeds to choose from to plant, take home, and later transfer to a garden to admire throughout the season. Pre-registration is required for all persons in attendance. Cost is $8.00. Course #53004. 540-427-1800.
The Chamber of Commerce serving Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County will be hosting the 25th Annual Chamber Golf Classic at the Golf and Country Club, 141 Country Club Road, from noon-6pm. To register call 540-463-5375.
May 13–Mount Sidney.
Enjoy a night on the farm with a date or group of friends and don't miss out!! 7pm at 1 Tribe Farm, 877 Todd Road. This event was so popular last year; we brought it back! It's a fun BYOB experience where you can enjoy fresh off the farm food, live music and a X2 Comedy show. Limited Seating and Parking so…save your seat, secure your parking spot and buy your tickets today! Tickets $25 for the music & comedy. RSVP for meals to be purchased at this event. Get more information and buy tickets at 1tribefarm.com/pages/upcoming-events Questions about X2 Comedy call Dawn 540-560-3356 or visit: www.x2comedy.com.
Join us for a multi-day Bluegrass extravaganza! Bands including Danny Paisley, Big Country Bluegrass, Blue Ridge Thunder, California Ramblers, VA Rain Bluegrass, Dark Hollow, and A New Shade of Blue to be performing on both the 13th and 14th. For more information about tickets and camping for the event, call 540-249-5896 or visit https://assets-global.website-files.com/5fbec9196d3713c416b24998/6266b9aea11e7b346b030db3_Untitled_04252022_103902.pdf
Bring the whole family and join us in the downtown area for our “Mayfest” event. To kick this event off on the 13th, Box Office Brewery, 177 East King Street, next to Nancy’s Coffee Shop will be hosting the Annual “Heels and Hops Luncheon”. Get your tickets before they sell out, by calling 540-465-2609. On the 13th-15th there will be kids fun zone along with many other attractions. On the 14th a parade at 4pm, the duck race 1pm and Old Timers Baseball Game on the 15th. For a full schedule: 540-459-2542 or shenandoahcountychamber.com/Strasburg-Mayfest.
Join conservation non-profit Sustainability Matters for their “Plant Swap” event at the Friendly City Food Co-op, 150 East Wolfe Street, from 1-4pm. Bring seeds, garden books, and tools as well. All non-invasive plants welcome; please label everything. How it Works: The swap isn’t a direct exchange between individuals, your plants get sorted by type as they come in. You’re welcome to take as much as you bring. If you don’t have plants/seeds to bring, or want to take more than you’ve brought, we ask that you donate the fair market value of the “extra’’ plants that you take. www.sustainabilitymatters.earth/events or 540-325-5220 for more details.
The Family Service of the Roanoke Valley presents the 2nd “Bike, Car and Truck Show” at the Civic Center from 10am-4pn. There will be music, a variety of vendors, activities for kids, a raffle with some fantastic prizes and lots more. This is a family-friendly, non-alcoholic event. If you have a motorcycle, car, or truck, that you want to display, The cost is just $25.00 per vehicle. All current safety precautions will be observed: masks, social distancing, hand-washing stations, etc. Spectators are free. 540-795-4671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“ShenCoLAB” will be held at Shenandoah Conservatory, 1460 University Drive. This event is a day-long festival of arts, ideas, exploration, featuring a wide variety of exciting, innovative and provocative performances, presentations and other special events. 540-665-4500.
2nd Annual John H. Enders Fire Company “Dice Run” at 9 South Buckmarsh Street. Registration opens at 9am with first group out at 10am and last group out at 10:45am. Food is being provided by Enders fireman. Raffle begins at 3 with numerous HD merchandise and much, much more. Event by Hogs and Heroes Foundation, Inc. VA-4. 609-775-5260.
KidzFest will be held at various location from noon-5pm. The family-focused event was created for kids of all ages and features exhibits highlighting education, art, music, sports and more. For more details call 540-773-3847.
It's X2 Comedy Night with a Pizza Pop Up at Old Town Cidery! 6:30p doors open & comedy show starts at 7pm. 326 North Cameron Street. Get a complimentary cider with your ticket and enjoy a fun night of yummy cider, delicious pizza and lots of laughs!! X2 Comedy provides high quality, clean comedy, PG-13 shows in the Shenandoah Valley featuring HILARIOUS nationally touring, regional and local comedians. These are popular shows so save your seat and buy your tickets today on Eventbrite or at www.x2comedy.com. Questions? Contact Dawn at 540-560-3356 or email email@example.com.
Join us on Saturday, 10am, at 4768 US Highway 211 West, to kick off the celebration of Cooter’s 5th Anniversary. Join us as we cut the ribbon to celebrate this milestone, and afterward stay to enjoy their museum, Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia, and more. Appearances by Ben “Cooter”, Catherine “Daisy Duke” Bach, and Tom “Luke Duke” Wopat. Live music with Whey Jennings, Nuke Bushner, and Cooter’s Garage Band. Car show presented by Shenandoah Valley Mustang Club. If you want to join us for the celebration, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-743-3915, by Friday, May 13th.
The United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue jazz ensemble of the USAF Heritage of America Band will give a free concert on Sunday at the Wayne Theatre. The ensemble plans to share a collection of spirited, uplifting songs with the Augusta County community during this Pay What You Will event to benefit the Wayne Theatre. Advance tickets will be made available soon at waynetheatre.org.
Join North Mountain Outfitter for a clay-busting, trail-riding excursion that will combine the best of shooting, horses, fishing and food. Kate and Dwight welcome you to the ranch and have planned a tremendous getaway, complete with all the fixins’. To register or more details visit: northmtnoutfitter.com/shotguns-saddles/ or call 540-886-7768.
As part of the 25th Annual Memorial Festival (on the 27th-28th) we will be holding a Beauty Pageant at Grove Hill Community Center, 8001 US Hwy 340 North. Doors open at 10am and the Pageant starts at 11am. Call Lora Jenkins, 540-652-8164 for more information on this event.
Shenandoah Antiques Expo will be held at Augusta Expo. This is one of the greatest gatherings of dealers and collectors in the Mid-Atlantic. Featuring 200 dealers inside and 100’s of outside exhibitors. Admission fee. heritagepromotions.net/events.htm or 434-847-824.
The Shenandoah District Church of the Brethren Disaster Auction will be held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. A golf tournament is slated for Friday the 20th, visit: shencob.org/event/22nd-annual-sdda-golf-tournament/ to see golf tournament details. View some of the items at: shencob.org/2022-disaster-auction/. 540-234-8555.
Shenandoah Valley Motorcycle and Auto Rally will be held at the County Fairgrounds, 300 Fairground Road. Enjoy live entertainment, beer garden, a variety vendors, detailers, swap meet, contests and more. Go to www.jwwmotorsports.com to see the entire line up or call 540-533-7913.
May 21–Stephens City.
Sherando High School Band Boosters Association will be hosting our 5th Annual Touch a Truck on Saturday, 10am-2pm at Sherando High School, 185 South Warrior Drive, admission is $5/person. This community event allows participants to touch, see and learn about various trucks/equipment. There will be a dunk tank, moon bounce, bake sale, games, food trucks, vendors and demonstrations. Proceeds to benefit the needs of Sherando High School Band. See our website www.shsbandbooster.org/ or www.facebook.com/SherandoBandBoosters/.
Annual EPIC Beer and Wine Festival will be held at the Landing at 15880 Old Spotswood Trail from 1:30-7:30pm. 540-947-4227 or 540-226-5346.
The 5th Annual Rotary Strawberry Festival, presented by area Rotary Clubs, occurs on Saturday from 11am to 4 pm in Downtown Harrisonburg’s City Hall Parking Lot. This free, open to the public event features strawberry desserts, live music, kids activities, food trucks and more. The event is organized by a collaborative effort of the Rotary Clubs of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Bridgewater and Harrisonburg-Massanutten.
P. Buckley Moss will be appearing at 216 South Main Street in Kent Square, to meet with her collectors and sign purchases of her work. This gallery maintains the most extensive collection of Pat’s artwork, ornaments and other collectibles. 540-552-6446.
May 21-22, 27-29–Salem.
Civic Center events: Gun and Knife Sale on the 21st-22nd and the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show on the 27th-29th. Call 540-375-3004 for more information.
Free Outdoor Concert Series at Wayne Theatre: "Wayne On Main". Join us under our marquee for live music by The Judy Chops. Just bring your lawn chair and come enjoy the music beginning at 6pm. Sponsored in part by Blue Ridge Beverage. www.waynetheatre.org/event/wayne-on-main-2022.
25th Annual Memorial Festival at various locations: Cruz-in on First Street and Flag Retirement by Boy Scout Troop 8 at Veterans Park on the 27th; On the 28th a yard and bake sale at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, 300 Shenandoah Avenue; Memorial Service at the VFW, Post 8613 Avis O. Comer (1103 Varina Avenue; Book Sale at the Community Library, 418 South Third Street; Children’s Parade at the Landing and River Park, 315 Morrison Road; Memorial Walk Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth Street; An old fashioned parade at 4pm; Car Show First Street. For more information on the Memorial Festival, contact Town Clerk Lora Jenkins at 540-652-8164 or email@example.com.
Join us on the mountain for ValleyFest 2022 on the slopes of Massanutten Resort. Proceeds benefit community initiatives supported by the local Rotary Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. For general event or vendor questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wingfield Ministries invites everyone to join them at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds for a Memorial Day Celebration. There will be a rockin’ concert, a cruise-in car show, food vendors, children’s activites and more. Also there will be a ceremony to honor our modern-day heroes, our veterans and first responders. 540-433-0769.
May 30–Mount Jackson.
Join us at the Town Park for a day of fun with the family. Enjoy some great food at the cookout, take a dip at the pool and at 5pm as we honor and celebrate all of those who have served our country and who have lost their lives for our freedom. 540-477-2670.