Winchester-Frederick County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Annual Events

These are just some of the exciting events that happen every year in Winchester-Frederick County!

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
A family-friendly festival that includes more than 30 events: band competitions, dances, the world's largest firefighter's parade, a Grand Feature Parade, a circus, a 10K race, a carnival, celebrities, Weekend in the Park featuring hundreds of crafters, and much more!

Late April - Early May

"Of Ale and History" Beer Festival
Sample an array of beers from the New and Old World. Music provided by live bands, food, and tours of the historic home, all in a scenic outdoor setting.

May - Mother's Day Weekend
336 Belle Grove Rd.
Middletown, VA 22645

(540) 869-2028

Newtown Heritage Festival
A free family festival that celebrates the town of Stephens City's heritage and includes wagon rides, a parade, a car show, a craft show, and fireworks.
May - Memorial Day Weekend
5165 Main Street
Stephens City, VA 22655

(540) 869-3087
Newtown Heritage Festival website

Virginia Herb Festival
Live music, unique vendors and educational workshops on the use of herbs, and wine and beer tastings.

Second weekend in June
150 Ridgemont Rd.
Middletown, VA 22645
(540) 869-8482

Fourth of July Fireworks and Independence Day Celebrations
Winchester, Stephens City, and Middletown host Independence Day events with family activities and spectacular fireworks displays. Winchester's event is held on July 3.

Old Town Winchester
33 E. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 535-3661
Sherando Park
200 Lakeview Circle
Stephens City, VA 22655

(540) 665-5678
Middletown Community Park
Senseney Avenue
Middletown, VA 22645

(540) 869-2226

Frederick County Fair
Livestock, petting zoo, pageants, demolition derby, tractor pulls, monster trucks, educational exhibits, a carnival, live music, and traditional fair food are just some of the reasons to come to the fair!

Last week in July
167 Fairground Road
Clear Brook, VA 22624

(540) 667-8739

Peach, Apple, and Pumpkin Harvest Festivals
Marker Miller Orchards and Richard's Fruit Market host harvest festivals on their scenic farms. Featuring live music, pick-your-own, children's activities, wagon rides, and delicious foods! Peaches in August, Apples and Pumpkins in October.
(540) 869-1455
(540) 662-1980

Route 11 Yard Crawl
Prepare yourself for a treasure hunter's dream. 43 miles of yard sales stretch from Stephens City to New Market, Virginia.

Second Saturday in August
Stephens City and South to
Middletown along Route 11

(877) 871-1326

Civil War Weekend
Civil War sites throughout Winchester and Frederick County offer unique opportunities to experience life during the war. Tours, living history demonstrations, children's activities, and more create an unforgettable experience. For more information, contact the Visitors Center.

1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Winchester, VA 22601

(877) 871-1326

Winchester Greek Festival
Sample delicious culinary fare and experience Greek music and for the whole family!

Third Weekend in August
1700 Amherst St.
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 667-1416

Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival
Held annually for over 40 years, this festival celebrates everything apples! It includes an arts and crafts show, live music, food vendors, apple pie eating contest, apple butter making, antique car show, bingo, inflatables and facepainting for children, craft beer and hard cider tastings, and more.

Third Weekend in September
155 Fairground Rd.
Winchester, VA 22624

(540) 336-9114

Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek
Civil War reenactment on the original grounds. Cavalry, artillery, infantry and civilian demonstrations, and battles daily. Sutlers, food, symposia, music, and candlelight tours of camps.
Third weekend in October
8437 Valley Pike
Middletown, VA 22645

(540) 869-2064
Cedar Creek Reenactment website

Candlelight Tours of Historical Society Museums
Delightful, free holiday tours of Abram's Delight, Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, and George Washington's Office by candlelight. Local garden clubs decorate the museums in seasonal greenery.

Late November/Early December
1340 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 662-6550

Christmas Candlelight and Daytime Tours of Belle Grove Plantation
Enjoy the magic of an old-time Shenandoah Valley Christmas. The plantation house is beautifully decorated for the holidays by area garden clubs, much as it would have been when its original residents occupied it.

Throughout December
336 Belle Grove Rd.
Middletown, VA 22645

(540) 869-2028

Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Stroll through a winter wonderland and enjoy holiday music, cookies, and hot chocolate as thousands of lights reflect off the lake at Clearbrook Park. Warm up in the log cabin where you might be lucky enough to see Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Thanksgiving Friday - First week of January
Clearbrook Park
112 Clearbrook Dr.
Clear Brook, VA 22624

(540) 665-5678

First Night Winchester
Ring in the New Year with family and friends at this annual festival of the arts! Festivities include a wide variety of live performances, lots of surprises, and the famous "Apple Drop" and fireworks display at midnight.

December 31
In and around Old Town Winchester