Around Clarke County September October 2016


 Music in the Park

Rose Hill Park. Downtown Berryville. ElderBerrys/Folk, Blues, Celtic, Pop. 6:30–8pm. Bring a picnic and join us for great music. For information call 540-955-4001.


/17 Nothin’ Fancy

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Come out to celebrate the induction of Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame! We are delighted to be working with local legend Frank Jurney to host their Hall of Fame tour with two dates at Barns of Rose Hill. Jordan Springs Market will have their delicious BBQ for sale at both shows! Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8. $25 per person. 12 and under free. For information visit


Student Art            Workshop

Acrylic Painting with Robert Ballard. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Free Art Workshops for middle & high school students! This is a great opportunity to learn from a working artist plus ask questions about embarking on a
career in the arts. Workshop runs from 12–3. For information visit


/18 Bluemont Fair

47th Annual. Rt. 734, Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA. 10am–5pm Saturday and Sunday. Rain or Shine. Old fashioned family fun at a “Green” Country Fair featuring traditional crafts (juried),  local art & authors, craft & farming demonstrations, music: traditional, blues & country, 10k race, free Children’s Fair, farm animals, Llamas & Alpacas, Quilt Display, Colonial Blacksmith, homemade food, NEW!! Interactive Indian Village ($3 donation), pie-baking/pickle-making contest, antiques & collectables, local wine-tasting, breweries & gourmet treats, Historic Slide Show, bee-keepers & hives, model railroad display & antique caboose, pre-Civil War Country Store, Farmer’s Market, and more, set in this historic village in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. No Pets! $5 Adults. Under 10 Free. Free Parking. For information or call 540-554-2367.


Writers and Writing

Blandy State Arboretum of Virginia. 400 Blandy Farm Ln. Boyce. 1:30–3:30pm. The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh. Author Kathryn Aalto leads us on a literary and cultural journey through A.A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood, where Christopher Robin and friends shared so many adventures. Book signing and refreshments follow. $25 FOSA Members and UVa Alumni. $30 nonmembers. $45 Member and Alumni family. $50 nonmember family. For information and to register visit or by phone at 540-837-1758 Ext. 287.


/25 Watermelon Park Fest

3322 Locke’s Mill Rd, Berryville. Watermelon Park Fest is a family-friendly music festival created by Shepherds Ford Productions that is located on the Shenandoah River just outside of Berryville, VA. Festivities include Concerts, Dances, Workshops, Band & Pickin’ Contests, Kid’s Activities, Open Jams, Food & Craft Vendors, and more! Featuring David Grisman, Sam Bush, The O’Connor Band, Town Mountain, and many others. For tickets and information visit


–25 Art Exhibit

Duvall Designs Gallery. 2053 Millwood Rd. Millwood. The final weekend to view the work of internationally exhibited artist CMDupre’. For more information visit or call (540) 336-9631. 24 Stone’s Chapel Gathering 4138 Crums Church Road. 11am. 6th annual Fall Gathering and Open House at historic Stone’s Chapel. The Gathering will begin with a short program in the Chapel sanctuary, then will continue with a covered dish luncheon. The Stone’s Chapel Memorial Association will provide meat and beverages. Everyone else is invited to bring a side dish,
salad or dessert to share. For information visit


Zombie 5k Chase

Clarke County Parks and Recreation. 255 Al Smith Circle. Berryville. 4pm. Zombies Wanted. Open to the first 200 Participants. Awards to Top 3 Male and Female Racers. Prizes for Costume Contest and Zombies. Don’t Miss the Zombie Parade. For information  call 450-955-5140.


Pat Donohue

Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard. Pat entertains fans with intricate finger-picking, easy wit, and nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B and original tunes. Chet Atkins called Pat “one of the greatest finger pickers in the world today”; Leo Kottke called his playing “haunting.” Pat is certainly one of the most listened to finger pickers in the world. As a songwriter and guitarist for the “Guys All-Star Shoe Band” of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week. “A masterful guitarist and talented singer-songwriter of the blues, folk, and jazz… Donohue is a natural entertainer who possesses bundles of charm and wit.” — Los Angeles Times. Doors open at 7. Show starts at 8. $15 in
advance. $20 at the door. 12 and under free. For information


Art Show

Through October 9. The Mill at Carter Hall. 2611 Millwood Road. Millwood. Featuring the art of Sara Schneidman and many others. For information call 540-837-2384 or visit


Art at the Mill

Through October 16. Burwell Morgan Mill. 15 Tannery Lane. Millwood. Sunday through Friday 12–5, Saturday 10–6. Over 1000 original works of art by 175 artists. Admission $5 adults. $3 seniors. Stud
ents free. For information call 540-837-1799 or visit


/2 Studio Art Tour

Various locations throughout Clarke County. This free event will feature 30 local artists and includes 22 stops on a self guided tour around Clarke. Studios are open from 10–5 each day. For information visit


3 VFW Membership Meeting

425 S. Buckmarsh Street. Berryville. 7pm. VFW Post 9760 will hold its monthly membership meeting. Prospective members are invited to attend and bring evidence of qualifying service. VFW Post Auxiliary meets same day at the same place and time. This is a non-smoking post. Contact phone numbers (540) 532-8015 or (540) 955-2295.


Art Opening

Duvall Designs Gallery. 4–6pm. Winchester artists Neil and Kerry Stavely whose work is becoming sought after and commissioned by collectors around the region. Their work will be in the Gallery all the month of October. For
more information visit or call (540) 336-9631.


/9 Arborfest

Blandy State Arboretum of Virginia. 400 Blandy Farm Ln. Boyce. 9–4:30. Rain or Shine. Fall festival and plant sale. Native plants and trees, hayrides, kids activities, guided tours, and more. $10 per car. For information visit or call 540-837-1758 extention 224.


9 Fire Prevention Week Open House.

John Enders Fire Department. 9 South Buckmarsh Street. Berryville. There will be refreshments, fire truck rides, and equipment displays including the helicopter from Health-Net   1–4pm.


Fall Film Series

Where to Invade Next. Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Presented by Barns of Rose Hill and Magic Lantern Theater. Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore’s latest film takes him to various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man “invader,” gathering ideas and practices that the US might adopt. From Italy (generous vacations) to Iceland (strong female presence in government and business), Moore alternately informs and amuses in his usual style. Our Fall Film Series is sponsored by Hobert & Kerr PC. Rated R. 120 minutes. Doors open at 3pm. Show starts at 4. $8 per person. $5 for Magic Lantern and BORH members. For information visit