The Warren County fair is a family oriented event that provides families in our community with a low-cost, safe, and fun environment to enjoy together. Some highlights are the Gut-N-Go derby and truck drags, also a rabbit/chicken parade on the 2nd, pie eating and demolition derby on the 3rd, atv dirt drags on the 4th, truck and tractor pull on the 5th, monster trucks on the 6th. We also offer live music, animal shows, and many other attractions. 540-635-5827 or visit online: www.warrencountyfair.com/.
August 1. 8, 15, 22, 29–Waynesboro.
Wayne Theatre, 521 West Main Street, will be showing the following films: "The Fugitive" on the 1st, "Bus Stop" on the 8th, "The Hustler" on the 15th, "Grease" on the 22nd and "When Harry Met Sally" on the 29th. All movies start at 2pm and 7pm.
The Police Department’s National Night Out event will be held at the Town Park. Make sure to put this on your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there. 540-465-9197 x124 or 540-465-5230.
August 2, 13–Stanley.
Town events: The Police Department’s "National Night Out" from 6:30-9pm, will be held at the Hawksbill Pool. featuring free food and swim on the 2nd; Music in the Park, featuring "Redacted" from 7-9pm on the 13th. 540-778-3454.
The Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center "Field Day" will be held at 128 McCormick Farm Circle. This is a free, in-person tour of the farm, starting at 1pm. Faculty will present brief summaries of their projects during an evening program, followed by dinner. If you wish to participate in this event please contact Amanda Kirby at 540-377-2255.
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 offer free admission to everyone to commemorate the "Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act". 540-432-8935.
August 4, 11, 18, 25–Front Royal.
Gazebo Gatherings Summer Concert Series will be held at the Town Commons, Main and Chester Street, starting 7pm and free admission. Music by Rich Follet on the 4th; Ryan Jewel on the 11th; Jumptown Band on the 18th; Vinyl Tracks on the 25th. 540-635-5788. Concert weather updates visit: www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeArts.
Virginia Horse events: Eastern Arabian Show & East Coast Championships on the 4th-7th, Lexington National Horse Show AA HJ on the 10th-14th, Virginia Hunter Championships on the 12th, National Barrel Horse Assoc. Colonial Nationals on the 19th-21st, Goose Creek Horse Show HJ on the 20th, ERAHC Virginia Classic on the 24th-28th, Virginia Young Horse Festival and the Sallie B. Wheeler USEF/USHJA Hunter Breed National Championships on the 25th-28th. For more information visit http://vahorsecenter.org/events/2022-08/ or 540-464-2250.
Laser Tag Party in Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, from 6-9pm. This is for players of all ages and includes a game coach on site. Moves inside if it rains. $10.00 per person. Pre-registeration is required call 540-955-5140 or go to the recreation center.
August 5–Front Royal.
Family Movie Night at the Main Street Gazebo, 414 E Main Street, featuring "Moana" at 7:30pm. Free admission. 540-635-9909.
P. Buckley Moss will be appearing at her gallery, 223 Gilbert Street, to meet with her collectors and sign purchases of her work. This gallery will have an expanded inventory of prints, originals and will make your visit enjoyable. 540-552-6446.
Join us in the Square every Friday night, from 7-9pm for our "Front Porch Music". Featuring “Hustle Souls” on the 5th, "Kids' Night" 6-8pm on the 12th, "Sons of Liberty" on the 19th and "Alex Hilton Bandon" on the 26th. Bring a lawn chair, snacks and bug spray. We will offer brews and snacks for sale. 540-247-7343.
The "Muddler" is a unique 4-mile muddy adventure course through our historic Town. Muddlers will encounter a variety of obstacles along the way, such as the Cooks Creek water run, mud crawls and there will be exciting new changes made to the course. All net proceeds from the muddler will be distributed to local non-profits. daytonva.us/community/pages/muddler or call 540-879-2241 to register.
The Hispanic Festival will be held at Ralph Sampson Park, from 9am-6pm. Live latin music, traditional ethnic foods, futsal tournament, children’s activities, and so many more activities for the entire family. For more information call 540-860-0304 or cospu.org/events-1/hispanic-festival-2022.
August 6–Front Royal.
Annual "Waggin' For Dragons" boat race to benefit the Humane Society of Warren County. The event features friendly competitions between community and corporate teams. Free event for the public and bring a chair. Visit: facebook.com/pg/wagginfordragons/posts/ to register or call 540-635-4734 ext. 226.
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 every 15-20 miles. 540-458-2978.
"Big Lick Comic Con" at the Berglund Center. Featuring a massive selection of exhibitors, comic vendors, artists, celebrity, creators, crafters, gaming enthusiasts, live stage entertainment and more. 540-853-2988 or www.biglickcomiccon.com.
August 6, 12, 13,–Harrisonburg.
X2 Comedy Shows: Special event at Mountain View Farm in Mt. Solon on the 6th, Outdoor Summer Fun Series at 1 Tribe Farm in Mount Sidney on the 12th and the X2 Comedy Series at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg on the 13th. For tickets call 540-560-3356 or visit www.x2comedy.com/.
"Hamfest" at the Clarke County Fairgrounds. Gates open 6am. Featuring 25-30 indoor vendors and over 200 tailgaters. Door prizes such as the ICOM-7300 and Handi-Talkies. Meet "on-the-air" friends in real life and enjoy chicken and a BBQ lunch. Admission is $10.00 and gets you a shot at hourly door prize drawings. Tailgaters pay another $10.00 to sell their wares. 540-325-8644.
Preschool through early elementary age children and their families are invited to join the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, in the "At Home in the Woods Family Garden" for some stories and simple activities about nature. Free, no registration necessary. 540-568-3194.
86th Annual Old Fiddlers’ Convention at Felts Park Campground. A wide variety of food/drinks and other vendors will have merchandise for sale. Enjoy a variety of folk song, 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. Visit oldfiddlersconvention.com or 276-236-8541.
The Community Fair will be held at 18142 Crab Run Road. Food, games, rides, live entertainment and fun for the whole family. Admission $2.00 and children 12 and under are free. Visit bergtonfair.com/ or 540-852-3569.
The Riley Outdoor Concert Series will be held at W.O. Riley Park, 540 Park Avenue. Bring your lawn chair/blanket and enjoy dinner from local food vendors along with live entertainment by Low Water Bridge. Beginning at 6pm and music from 7-9pm. Free Admission. 540-459-3621.
Like food, music and laughs? 2022 Summer Fun Series location change 7pm at Pure Shenandoah at 154 W. Spotswood Ave. Pure Shenandaoh & 1 Tribe Farm are co-hosting this comedy and music event where you can enjoy their fresh off the farm food, live music from the Findells and a X2 Comedy show featuring 3 hilarious comedians. Food available on site at 1 Tribe Farm's food truck. Limited seating and parking. Get more information and buy tickets $25 today at www.x2comedy.com or www.exploretock.com/1tribefarm/event/343059/outdoor-summer-fun-series. Questions call Dawn 540-560-3356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wayne Theatre, presents Twitty and Lynn: A Salute to Conway and Loretta. Doors open: 6:30 pm and show at 7pm. Admission fee. 540-943-9999.
August 13–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 visit www.shenandoahcountychamberofcommerce.wildapricot.org/Rt-11-Yard-Crawl/.
The next comedy show in the X2 Comedy Series at Court Square Theater. 41-F Court Square. Doors open at 7pm show at 7:30pm. X2 Comedy provides high quality clean comedy, PG-13 shows featuring local, regional and national touring comedians. This show features three local comedians: Chris Womack, Dawn Davis Womack, Jay Zehr; pastor turned comedian, PT Bratton, based in DC and Dante Carter from Bear, DE. Beer and wine are available at concessions. Tickets are $20.00 Advance $25 at the door. Great group discounts available contact the theater at 540-433-9189. Call Dawn 540-560-3356 or visit: www.x2comedy.com.
Tomatoes are in season and what better way to enjoy fresh local produce than at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market’s Annual Tomatofest from 8am-1pm at the Turner Pavilion in Downtown. Enjoy live music, raffles, demos and more at this year’s fesOval. One highlight is a tomato cooking demonstraOon by popular local Chef Beau Floyd. As in the past, there will be official tomato judging where all market vendors have an opportunity to submit their best tomatoes for comparison and judging. Stop by the market at 11 to witness the judging and recogniOon to the winning tomato vendor. email@example.com or 540-476-3377.
66th Annual County Fair at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. The Fair is a variety of exhibits/shows, carnival, concerts, food and more. 540-955-3755 or clarkecountyfair.org/schedule-of-events/.
Rockingham County Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds. Featuring food, exhibits, rides, music and lots more. Also a rodeo on the 18th, demo derby on the 19th, farm tractor pull at 3pm and the/interstate tractor pull at 7pm on the 20th. The fair has something for everyone. Entertainment free with gate admission ticket. 540-434-0005.
Movie Night featuring "American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story" at the Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, from 8:45-10:30pm. Bring comfortable pillows, blankets or chairs and snacks. Free movie. 540-955-5140.
Come join us at Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 680 Garbers Church Road, for our "Music on the Range" series from 6:30-9pm. Bring a blanket, the family, and come out for some great local music featuring| "Prime" (pop/ country/ variety). Food trucks and beer will be available for purchase. No admission fee. 540-442-6502 for more information.
12th Annual Car, Truck and Tractor Show will be held on Main Street, from 3-8pm. 540-869-2226.
The Backroads Blues Festival will be held at the Elmwood Park Amphitheater starting at 7:30pm.. This festival of blues tunes includes music from "Buddy Guy", "Kenny Wayne Shepherd" and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. 540-853-2988.
Annual Greek Festival will take place at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1700 Amherst Street. Sample our Greek cuisine and experience our Greek music/dance. This event will be fun for the entire family. Free admission. 540-667-1416.
Join us for "Woofstock" an event for fido and friends at the Fairview Dog Park, 716 West North Street, from 5-8pm. There is no better day to celebrate man's best friend than on National Dog Day. For more details on this event call 540-459-3621.
Vamomentum will host the "Run-Sweat-Beers" event begining 5:30pm at Brothers Craft Brewing, 800 N. Main Street. Nothing brings people together like running and beer. It's free, low stress, and 100% fun. We provide 1 mile, 3 mile, and 5 mile running options, you pick what you're feeling that day. No pre-registration required. Call 540-432-8940 for more details.
Fiddles and Fifths Festival will be held in Old Town, 1 North Loudoun Street. Featuring "Ebony Hillbillies", "Railroad Earth", "Dunlap and Mabe", "Low River Express" and the "Hasbhury Collective". All mainstage performances are free to the public. Also the festival will include food/drink specials, a cocktail competition, jam session, and local street performers. 540-773-3847.
Annual Sing Me High Music Festival at the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, 1921 Heritage Center Way. Festivities include music groups from the Shenandoah Valley and/or faith backgrounds, children’s activities, food, nonalcohol drinks and ice cream. Guitar raffle and so much more. www.singmehigh.com/ or 540-438-1275.
August 26-28 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. www.oakgrovefestival.com.
The Rockbridge Community Festival will be held from 9am-3pm on Main Street. Bring the entire family and enjoy artisan/craft booths, food/drink vendors, live music and entertainment. The SPCA will be present with pets to adopt. Admission is always free. All funds benefit Rockbridge area charities. 540-462-2884.
Join "Way to Go" at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds for their 1st Annual "Thrivin' Drive-In" event, from 6-10:30pm. This will be a family, fun-filled evening beginning with dinner, music, beer/wine garden, games, prizes, and unlimited popcorn/cotton candy. The main feature is Disney film "Cars" on a 40-foot screen under the stars. Spaces are limited, 540-705-6201 or https://w2ginc.org/ to register.
The Annual Wine Fest will be held at Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, from 11am-6pm. It will feature wine, cider, mead, from a few of our favorite breweries. There will be live music all day, as well as food and merchandise vendors. Admission fee. 540-869-2028.
August 28-Sept. 3–Woodstock.
The Shenandoah County Fair is the oldest and largest fair in the Shenandoah Valley. Featuring live entertainment, livestock, exhibits, a variety of motorsports and so much more fun for the whole family. For full schedule visit www.shencofair.com or call 540-459-3867.
The Wayne Theatre’s free outdoor concert is held outside under the marquis, from 6-8pm. Live music by "Prime". Bring your lawn chair and come join us at 521 W. Main Street. There will be concessions, food trucks, beer and restrooms available. 540-943-9999.