Sept. 6-8: Shriner’s 27th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival, Grand Caverns Park, Grottoes. Musicians include West Wind Bluegrass Band, Charles Fraizer and the Virginia Ramblers, Bluegrass Brothers, The Rye Holler Boys and more. Jammers welcome. Bring lawn chairs. Rain or shine. Hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Shriners to benefit children’s hospitals. For schedule and ticket information, visit www.bluegrassingrottoes.com.
Sept. 7: Benefit Auction, Briery Branch Church of the Brethren, 6494 Daniel Cupp Rd. Doors open: 4 p.m. Auction: 6 p.m. Items include Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley products, handcrafted wood benches and plant stands, houseware, firewood and more. Concessions. Proceeds benefit Dale Wilfong, Ronnie Losh and Donald Auville.
Sept. 8: Autumn Days Craft Fair, Main Street, Broadway. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A diverse selection of 120 craft and food vendors. Also kids’ activities, face painting and inflatables. Music by Mean Mary, a bluegrass and folk singer from Nashville, Tenn., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “Miss Daisy” shuttle service provided from the upper lot at Broadway High School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain date: Sept. 15.
Sept. 8 Community Breakfast, Sunset Drive United Methodist Church, 127 S. Sunset Dr., Broadway, 8-10 a.m. Fried Turner ham, pancakes, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hot and cold drinks. Donations benefit United Methodist Men’s projects.
Sept 8: Country Fair and Yard Sale, Clover Hill Ruritan Park, Clover Hill Road, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch. Barbecue chicken ready at 9:30 a.m. Crafts, baked goods, fresh donuts, local produce, silent auction, kid’s games. Corn hole tournament. Registration: 8 a.m. Games: 9 a.m. Call 810-8039. Yard sale space/$5. Call 434-4059. Proceeds for Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren capital improvement funds.
Sept. 8: Highway 340 Yard Sale, from south of Elkton to north of Stanley. Sponsored by the Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee. For more information, call 298-8144 or 578-1176.
Sept. 8: Inaugural Rocktown Wine & Dine Festival, Turner Pavilion & Park, Harrisonburg, 3-8 p.m. Eighty wines from all over the world and three Shenandoah Valley wineries–Bluestone Vineyard, CrossKeys Vineyards and Cave Ridge Vineyard. Local chef Alex Fitzgerald will create unique food pairings. Music by Chatham County Line and the Woodshedders Trio. Sponsored by the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance. To reserve tickets, visit www.rocktownwinefestival.com.
Sept. 8: SeptemberFest Pig Roast, Skyland Resort, mile 41.7 on Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Food includes smoked pig with sauces, three types of chili and corn on the cob. Face painting, crafts and pony rides for kids; wine and beer tasting for adults. Music by Sunnyside Old Time Music, Stoneridge Bluegrass Band, James River Cut-Ups and Debbie Zinn and Natural Grass. For more information, visit www.visitshenandoah.com.
Sept. 15: Annual Bridgewater Home Auxiliary Fall Festival, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Live and silent auction items include vacation getaways, furniture, gift certificates, services, collectibles and art, theme gift baskets, handcrafted items. Food items—donuts, apple dumplings, baked goods—and more. Proceeds benefit Bridgewater Home residents. For more information, call 828-2550.
Sept. 15: Annual Fall Bazaar, First United Methodist Church, Va. 42 N., between Broadway and Timberville, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Yard sale, food, crafts, plants, books, baked goods, apple butter. Biscuit and sausage gravy breakfast. Proceeds benefit the church’s mission projects. For more information, call 896-7168.
Sept. 15: Lacey Spring Elementary School PTA Auction, Yard Sale and Breakfast, at the school, 8621 N. Valley Pike. Yard sale/crafts: 6:30 a.m. Breakfast: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Live auction: 9 a.m. Lunch served. To donate items or baked goods, email Sharon Armentrout at email@example.com or call 271-1389.
Sept. 15: 29th Annual Elkton Horse Show, Blue Ridge Park, U.S. 340 N., Elkton. Shows: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. $3/adults; free/children under 12. Proceeds support the Miller-Kite Museum. Hosted by the Elkton Historical Society. For more information, call 271-2025 or 578-3046 or visit ww.elktonhistoricalsociety.com.
Sept. 22 and 23: Singers Glen Music & Heritage Festival, Singers Glen Community Center. Local heritage displays, skilled crafts and quilting displays, music programs, food available. Performances of the musical drama “Singers Glen” Sept. 22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. , and Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. The story of Joseph Funk and the birth of sacred song in the Valley with the establishment of singing schools in Singers Glen. For more information, call 833-4562.
Sept. 22: Harvest Festival & Chili Cook-Off, 6th Street, Grottoes, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date: Oct. 13. Vendors, food, music, car cruise-in and chili cook-off. Looking for participants. To be added to the vendor and chili cook-off lists, or for more information, call the town hall at 249-5896 or visit www.ci.grottoes.va.us.
Sept. 29: Heritage Days, Plains District Memorial Museum, 176 North Main St., Timberville. Yard sale: 8 a.m. Other events: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Apple butter boil and sale, door prizes, music, country ham sandwiches, chili, cornbread and homemade ice cream. For more information, call 896-7900.
Sept. 29: Harvest Day at Crossroads, 1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Music, boiling molasses, pressing cider, sawing logs with a crosscut, hayrides, drawing for handmade starred log cabin quilt, homemade foods and more. For more information, call 438-1275.
Sept. 29: Bridgewater Town-Wide Fall Yard Sale. Sponsored by the town. To include your address in a free ad, call the town office at 828-3390 by Sept. 21.
Sept. 29: 15th Anniversary Fall Festival, Grace Mennonite Fellowship, 209 Lacey Spring Rd., 4 p.m.
Games and activities for young and old, music, crockpot cook-off. For more information, call 442-6235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 29: International Festival, Hillandale Park, Harrisonburg, noon-6 p.m. “Celebrate Community,” featuring international food, dance, folk art activities for all. Free. For more information, visit www.harrisonburg-international-festival.org.
Sept. 29: 19th Annual Churchville Fall Festival, Churchville Elementary School, Rt. 250. Breakfast at Glossbrenner Church, 7 a.m. Yard sale: 8 a.m. Threshing and baling demo: 9 a.m. Other activities include tractor safety demo, tractor parade, kids pedal pull, 50/50 drawing, tractor games. Food available. Exhibiters welcome. Sponsored by Western Augusta Steam & Gas. For information about events, call 337-8571. For information about pedal pull and yard sale, call 337-6839. Rain date: Oct. 6.
Sept. 29-30: Hardy County Heritage Weekend, various locations around the county. Craft shows, art shows, banjo and fiddle contest, living history demonstrations, historic home tours, Potomac Eagle Trough excursion and more. For schedules, tickets and more information, visit welcome centers or www.heritageweekend.com.
Oct. 5-6: 46th Annual Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale, Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Friday’s activities begin at 4 p.m. with the opening of baked goods and other booths. Barbecue beef dinner and live music: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dedication service and special music: 6:30 p.m. Live and silent auction to follow. Saturday breakfast and the Third Annual 5k Race for Relief Run/Walk: 8 a.m. Live auction: 9:30 a.m. Children’s auction: 10 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Dayton Autumn Celebration, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 350 arts and crafts exhibitors from 12 states, foods from 75 plus vendors, entertainment by Doug Tumer, Heartland, Shenandoah Valley Chorus, Sweet Adelines of Front Royal, Walnut Ridge Boys. For more information, call 246-4272 or visit www.daytonva.us/events.
Oct. 6: Community Lawn Party/Fall Festival, Timberville Church of the Nazarene, 15849 New Market Rd. Timberville, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pork barbecue sandwiches and sides, music, games, crafts and more. Dedication of church’s community garden.
Oct. 13: Annual Harvest Day Auction, Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, 4141 Spring Hill Rd., west of Verona, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Items include handmade crafts, quilts, apple dumplings, baked goods, firewood, poultry litter. For more information, call 886-6902.
Oct. 13: Old Fashioned Day, Mountain Valley United Methodist Church, 11583 Mountain Valley Rd., Harrisonburg. Breakfast: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Apple butter and apple cider, made that day for sale. Homemade baked goods, jellies, jams and more. Lunch: 10:30 a.m. Includes homemade vegetable soup, fried country ham sandwiches, pork barbecue and all the fixings. For more information, call 896-8842 or 810-6907.
Oct. 13: Linville Creek Church Fall Festival, Linville Creek Church of the Brethren, 409 Brethren Rd., Broadway, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Arts and crafts tables. Lunch includes homemade veggie soup, pork tenderloin sandwiches, brown beans and cornbread, hotdogs, homemade pies, bread and cakes. Soup sold by the quart.
Oct. 13: Fall Festival, Cross Keys Equine Therapy, 6711 Stoney Lick Rd., Mount Crawford, noon-4 p.m. Food, bounce house, pony rides, games, face painting, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit scholarships for local at-risk youth to participate in equine assisted psychotherapy. For more information, call 607-6910 or visit www.crosskeysequinetherapy.org.
Oct. 13 and 14: Mount Jackson Apple Harvest Bluegrass Festival, local regional food and crafters, children’s activities, Shenandoah Caverns Trolley rides, entertainment. For more information, visit www.mountjacksonfestivalinc.com or call 477-3400 or 975-1622.
Oct. 13: Second Annual Arts on the Lawn, Bowman-Shannon Cultural Arts Center, Mount Jackson, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in conjunction with the bluegrass festival. Hosted by The Art Group. Juried event. Artists invited. For more information, visit www.bscac.org or call 477-3117.
Oct. 20: 48th Annual Fall Festival & Car Show, Main Street, Broadway, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Broadway-Timberville Chamber of Commerce. Food, craft vendors, antique car show and more. Entertainment at Plan B, including Clymer-Kurtz Band, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For vendor applications, visit www.btchamber.org. For more information, call 896-7413 or
Oct. 20: Broadway Presbyterian Church Fall Festival and Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All indoors. Parking in church lot on Louisa Street. Baked goods include apple dumplings, cakes, pies, cookies and breads. Food items to eat in or take out: country ham sandwiches, pulled pork, hot dogs, vegetable beef soup, ham potpie, coffee and iced tea. Benefits the renovation fund.
Oct. 20-21: 27th Annual Barn Art and Craft Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Held in 1867 bank barn between Timberville and New Market. For more information, visit www.standingpeoplewood.com or call 896-6711.
Oct. 20 and 21: Annual Elkton Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival, B Street and Henry Avenue, in front of Elkton Elementary School. Quality crafts, local artists, great entertainment and delicious home-cooked food. Sponsored by the Elkton Progressive Improvement Committee. Rain or shine. For crafts, call 298-9370.
Oct. 20: Apple Harvest Celebration, Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse, Honeyville Road, Timberville, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Music, apples, sweet cider, Old Hill Hard Cider tasting, face painting, hay rides, pick your own apples, local artisans, apple dumplings, apple cider, donuts, Mama’s Caboose, kettle-cooked white beans & ham, country ham potpie, apple pie baking contest, inflatable slide. For more information, call 896-7582.
Oct. 20: Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Fall Festival and Silent Auction, Mt. Pisgah Rd., 2 miles west of Fort Defiance High School, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast items, bake sale, crafts, homemade apple butter. Lunch: country ham and oyster dinners or sandwiches, barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks. Silent auction: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 27: Martin Luther Church Apple Butter Festival, Bergton Fair Grounds, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Old-fashioned apple butter boil, live music, children’s activities, food, yard sale, fall crafts, bake sale and more. For more information or to order apple butter, call 852-3250.
Oct. 27: Sixth Annual Fall Festival, Emmanuel Church of the Brethren, 411 Emmanuel Church Rd., Mount Solon, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Arts and crafts, children’s activities, apple butter and bake sale, knife sharpening. Breakfast and lunch served. Call 350-2701.
Oct. 27-28: New Market Heritage Days Festival Days, historic downtown New Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Local vendors, homemade crafts, variety of foods, entertainment. Sponsored by the New Market Area Chamber of Commerce. For vendor applications or more information, visit www.newmarketcoc.net or call 740-3212.
Oct. 27-28: Craft Show, American Legion Post 166, 202 East Old Cross Rd., New Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 10: Fall Festival, The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Local crafters, wine tastings, activities for children. Call 477-2432 or visit www.shenandoahcaverns.com.