Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is a picturesque 200-mile stretch of Virginia loaded with historical sites – Native American, migration period, Civil War, and presidential – as well as lots of antiquing, amazing culinary opportunities, and of course, award-winning wines.
If you’re in the area this weekend, check out a couple of key events and add on others as you wish!
- In Front Royal, enjoy the Virginia Wine & Craft Festival, featuring more than 20 Virginia wineries and 100 artisans.
- Just down the road, check out the Strasburg Mayfest! It’s a festival that includes live music, arts and crafts, great food, wine, and a duck race.
- The Battle of New Market Reenactment occurs every May in New Market, Virginia. This is the 146th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought May 15, 1864.
- Soak in the architecture, beauty, and history when you take a free walking tour of Staunton on Saturday. Don’t forget to see the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.
- The Bonnie Blue National at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington is always a fun, crowd-pleasing event, and is good for kids, too. While in Lexington, see the New Market Day Parade and Ceremony.
For more information about traveling through the Shenandoah Valley, see Virginia.org.