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What to do and see

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Visit the 149th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of New Market, May 18th and 19th. (Exit 264, I-81).

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Rocky’s Gold, Silver, and Antiques U.S. Rt. 11, Weyers Cave VA, Exit 235 off I-81 1-800-296-8676 (540) 234-8676 Open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2


Vol. 30, No. 2

  

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Distributed free of charge at hotels, tourist information centers, attractions, and by our advertisers in the Shenandoah Valley. All advertising and free listings in the calendar of events must be received prior to the 10th of the preceding month of publication. Donald Roadcap ...............Editor/Publisher Sonia Roadcap ................Associate Editor Permission to reproduce any material in this publication must be from the publisher. The publisher will not be held liable for misinformation or typographical errors.

In This Issue . . .

Winchester........................................... 6-7 Stephens City............................................8 Middletown..............................................9 Front Royal........................................10-11 Strasburg................................................12 Woodstock..............................................13 Edinburg.................................................14 Mt. Jackson.............................................15 New Market...................................... 16-17 Luray/Page County........................... 18-21 Harrisonburg.................................... 22-27 Dayton.............................................. 28-29 Bridgewater............................................30 Grottoes..................................................31 Shenandoah Valley Map................... 32-33 Staunton........................................... 34-39 Highland County....................................40 Fishersville.............................................41 Waynesboro...................................... 42-47 Blue Ridge Parkway......................... 48-49 Stuarts Draft..................................... 50-51 Lexington ......................................... 52-54 Buena Vista.............................................55 Natural Bridge........................................56 Calendar of Events............................ 57-61

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Family Thrift Store

149th Anniversary of

252 Arch Avenue Waynesboro 540-949-6426 Furniture • Sporting Goods • Clothing Miscellaneous Household Goods

May 18 and 19, 2013 The Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience taking place on the original 1864 battlefield. New Market Battlefield State Historical Park 8895 George Collins Parkway, New Market The Saturday battle will be held at 2:00 p.m. The Sunday battle will begin at 1:30 p.m.

For more information call: 540-740-3101 or toll free 1-866-515-1864 For additional information visit www2.vmi.edu/museum/nm/index.html

“Heart to God, Hand to Man”

9th Annual Festival of Spring

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Historic Downtown Luray Something for Everyone! Enjoy Virginia Wine Tasting , Crafts and Fine Arts, Children Activities ,Variety of Foods, Beer Garden, Duck Race, and lots of Live Music! 4


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Winchester & Frederick County’s Historic Sites

  In Winchester and Frederick County, the visitor will see many relics of the area’s history: the tomb of Lord Fairfax in the yard of Christ Episcopal Church; the home and grave of General Daniel Morgan, hero of the Revolutionary War; George Washington’s headquarters; the headquarters of Stonewall Jackson; the headquarters of the Union General Philip Sheridan, from which he started his 12-mile ride on October 19, 1864 to rally his retreating army at Cedar Creek; the Hollingsworth house, Abram’s Delight, built in 1754 and now completely furnished with relics of the 18th century; houses of the Revolutionary era; the National Cemetery and the Confederate Cemetery with thousands of heros graves; the ruins of an old church used as barracks during the Revolutionary War; the Hopewell Meeting House, established in 1734; Belle Grove Plantation, 1794; and many others.

Abrams Delight Museum

Cabin at Abrams Delight

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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Rouss City Hall


Historical Attractions

Tourist Accommodations

WINCHESTER America’s Best Value Inn, 2649 Valley Ave..662-2521 America’s Best Value Inn, I-81, Exit 315..... 665-1700 Best Western-Lee Jackson   711 Millwood Ave..................................... 662-4154 Candlewood Suites, I-81, Exit 313............... 667-8323 Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 317........................... 667-8894 Comfort Inn   I-81, Exit 307, Stephens City.................... 869-6500 Courtyard by Marriott, Rt. 50 West.............. 678-8822 Echo Village Motel, I-81, Exit 310............... 869-1900 Econo Lodge North I-81, Exit 317............... 662-4700 Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott   I-81, Exit 313............................................. 665-8881 George Washington Hotel   103 East Piccadilly St................................ 678-4700 Hampton Inn, I-81, Exit 313..........................667-8011 Hampton Inn North, I-81, Exit 315............... 678-4000 Hilton Garden Inn, 120 Wingate Dr.............. 722-8881 Holiday Inn, 333 Front Royal Rd................. 667-3300 Holiday Inn Express,   I-81, Exit 307, Stephens City.................... 869-0909 Holiday Inn Express & Suites   142 Fox Ridge Lane.................................. 667-7050 Mohawk Motel, US 50 W............................. 667-1410 Motel 6, I-81, Exit 310 ................................. 667-1200 Red Roof Inn, I-81, Exit 313......................... 667-5000 Relax Inn, 2645 Valley Ave........................... 662-6878 Royal Inn, 2930 Valley Ave........................... 667-8881 Sleep Inn, I-81, Exit 313............................... 667-7636 Super 8 Motel   I-81, Exit 302, Middletown...................... 868-1800 Super 8 Motel, I-81, Exit 313........................ 665-4450 TownPlace Suites, 170 Getty La................... 722-2722 Travelodge, I-81, Exit 313............................ 665-0685 Wayside Inn, I-81, Exit 302, Middletown.... 869-1797 Wingate Inn, 150 Wingate Dr........................ 678-4283

Patsy Cline Historic House — Walk where Patsy Cline walked, see where she lived, slept and spent her “prime years” while pursuing her musical career. Beautifully restored to the period of 1948-1957, tour the home and hear stories about Patsy’s early career. Old Court House Civil War Museum — See soldier’s graffiti on the walls at this museum, which served as a prison, barracks, and hospital during the war, and houses 3,000 Civil War artifacts. Old Town Winchester — 250 years of history and architecture in this 45-block National Register Historic District. Visit the many unique shops, dining, and more.

Points of Interest

Abram’s Delight, I-81, Exit 313.................... 662-6519 Belle Grove Plantation   I-81, Exit 298, N. on US 11...................... 869-2028 Dinosaur Land   I-81, Exit 307, E. on Rt. 277..................... 869-2222 George Washington’s Headquarters   132 S. Braddock........................................ 662-4412 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley   901 Amherst St.......................................... 662-1473 Old Court House Civil War Museum   20 N. Loudoun St.......................................542-1145 Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St..662-5555 Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters   414 N. Braddock....................................... 667-3242 Winchester-Frederick Visitor Ctr.   1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd....................... 542-1326

2257 Valley Ave., Winchester Open Every Day 11am-7pm 540-66-BOOKS

Blye’s Jewelers, Inc. UNIQUE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

Campgrounds

Battle of Cedar Creek Campground   I-81, Exit 298, Middletown....................... 869-1888 Candy Hill Campground   I-81, Exit 313, W. on US 50...................... 662-8010 The Cove Campground   I-81, Exit 313, W. US 50, Gore................. 858-2882 White Oak Campground   I-81, Exit 307, E. on Rt. 277..................... 869-2539

540-662-6444 • 1-800-670-2025 101 Millwood Ave. Winchester, VA 22601 Daniel E. Blye, Pres. 7


Stephens City

The Newtown History Center   The Newtown History Center offers museum exhibits and tours focusing on the people and events of Stephens City, Virginia’s long history. In addition to the exhibits located in the main museum, there also are interpretive displays in neighboring buildings that discuss the town’s wagon making industry and the architectural history of a late Colonial era structure known locally as the Stone House.

2nd Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley

  The town of Stephens City has a long history spanning over two and a half centuries. From its beginnings in the 1730s and through the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the town and its inhabitants witnessed and participated in events of national significance. Founded by Peter Stephens in the 1730s, the colonial town was chartered and named for Lewis Stephens in October 1758. Stephens City is the second-oldest municipality in the Shenandoah Valley after nearby Winchester, which is about 5 miles to the north. After the Civil War into the twentieth century the town suffered through a forced name change and economic hardships associated with the general advancements in transportation technology. Today the town faces unprecedented growth along with other towns in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Stone House Museum   The Stone House Foundation and its museum, the Newtown History Center, are committed to conducting research focusing on topics of local history and material culture.

Accommodations

STEPHENS CITY Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 307...................... 869-6500 Holiday Inn, I-81, Exit 307....................... 869-0909

Restaurants

Asian Restaurant, 640 Warrior Dr............. 868-0863 Butcher Block Buffet,   131 Town Run Lane.............................. 867-4141 Ginger Restaurant, 222 Elizabeth Dr........ 869-0377 High Point Restaurant   5106 Main St........................................ 869-2469 Romas Family Restaurant   120 Fairfax Pike................................... 896-5200

Points of Interest

Family Drive-in Theater   Route 11 South..................................... 665-6982 New Town History Center   5408 Main St........................................ 869-1700 8


Middletown

  Middletown has been the site of numerous military operations in the American Civil War including the Battle of Cedar Creek, fought just south of the town. The area where this battle occurred has been protected as part of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park. Because the town was founded long before the Civil War, its antebellum history is extensive, as evidenced by the fact that Middletown’s Wayside Inn purports to be the longest continuously running inn in America.

The Wayside Inn   The Wayside Inn, since 1797, has been serving the public for over 200 years. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, at the foot of the Massanutten Mountains, this distinctive inn gracefully blends its 18th century ambiance with 20th century comfort.   The Wayside history is based on service to the traveler. The first travelers to the Inn started coming in 1797, pausing for bed and board as they journeyed across the Shenandoah Valley. The Wayside was then known as Wilkenson’s Tavern. When rugged highways were hacked out of the wilderness twenty years later, and the Valley Pike, now Route 11, came through Middletown, the tavern became a stagecoach stop, a relay station where fresh horses were readied, and where bounce-weary passengers could rest and refresh themselves.

Belle Grove Plantation   Belle Grove Plantation, about a mile southwest of Middletown, was first settled in about 1750 and its historic Federal-style manor house was completed in 1797. Visitors to Belle Grove’s plantation grounds can explore the Manor House, 1815 icehouse and smokehouse, demonstration garden designed by the Garden Club of Virginia, slave cemetery, and a heritage apple orchard.

Accommodations

MIDDLETOWN Super 8 Motel, I-81, Exit 302........................ 868-1800 Wayside Inn, I-81, Exit 302......................... 869-1797

Restaurants

Irish Isle, 7843 Main St................................. 868-9877 Italian Touch, 7603 Main St.......................... 868-1400 Wayside Inn, 7783 Main St........................... 869-1797

Campgrounds

Battle of Cedar Creek Campground   8950 Valley Pike........................................ 869-1888

Points of Interest

Wayside Theatre

Battle of Cedar Creek Visitor Center   8437 Valley Pike........................................ 869-2064 Belle Grove Plantation   336 Belle Grove Rd................................... 869-2028 Wayside Theatre, 7853 Main St.................... 869-1776 9


Front Royal

Tourist Accommodations

FRONT ROYAL Bluemont Inn   1525 N. Shenandoah Ave........................ 635-9447 Blue Ridge Motel   1370 N. Shenandoah Ave........................ 636-7200 Budget Inn, 1122 N. Royal Ave. ................ 636-2196 Center City Motel   416 S. Royal Ave..................................... 635-4050 Cool Harbor Motel, 141 W. 15th St............ 635-2191 Front Royal Motel   1400 N. Shenandoah Ave. ...................... 635-4114 Hampton Inn, 9800 Winchester Rd............. 635-1882 Holiday Inn, 111 Hospitality Dr.................. 631-3050 Pioneer Motel, 541 So. Royal Ave. ............ 635-4784 Quality Inn, 10 Commerce St. ................... 635-3161 Relax Motel, 1801 N. Shenandoah Ave. .... 635-4101 Scottish Inns, 533 S. Royal Ave.................. 636-6168 Shenandoah Motel   1600 N. Shenandoah Ave. ...................... 635-3181 Skyline Resort Motel   622 S. Royal Ave..................................... 635-5354 Super 8 Motel, 111 South St. ..................... 636-4888 Twi-Lite Motel, 53 W. 14th St. .................. 635-4148

  Scenic Front Royal is where the famed 105-mile Skyline Drive begins, offering visitors an incredible, birds-eye view of the entire Valley as it winds it’s way through the 159,000-acre Shenandoah National Park. The town is also where the two forks of the Shenandoah River converge, so canoeing and fishing are plentiful. Start your visit around Front Royal and Warren County at the Visitors Center. It’s a must for every prudent tourist headed to historic downtown Front Royal. It’s on Main Street, located adjacent to the gazebo commons area and surrounded by fabulous shopping and restaurants. The center is a wonderful resource for making the most of your time in the Front Royal/Warren County area. The walls are filled with racks of brochures about area lodging and attractions, local maps, souvenirs, ideas for rainy day activities, and tour guides. History buffs will undoubtedly enjoy the walking tour of the historic district and the driving tour of the Battle of Front Royal (both originate at the Visitors Center). The Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day and is staffed by knowledgeable local citizens anxious to help plan your visit to the county. Telephone travel assistance is also available by calling 1-800-338-2576.

Campgrounds

Front Royal RV Campground   Rt. 340 South ......................................... 635-2741 Gooney Creek   7122 Stonewall Jackson Hwy................. 635-4066 Low Water Bridge   Panhandle Rd., Bentonville..................... 635-7277

Restaurants

Apartment 2G, 206 S. Royal Ave................ 636-7306 Arby’s, 1204 N. Royal Ave......................... 635-6468 Aunt Sandy’s Diner, 107 Water St.............. 636-2700 Burger King, 412 S. Main St...................... 635-3326 China Jade, 239 South St............................ 635-9161 Daily Grind, 215 E. Main St....................... 635-3556 Element, 206 S. Royal Ave......................... 636-9293 Front Royal Diner, 865 John Marshall Hwy..636-2270 Hong Kong, 300 Remount Rd.................... 635-9990 Jalisco Mexican, 1303 N. Royal Ave............. 635-7348 Joe’s Steakhouse, 708 S. Royal Ave........... 636-5637 Knotty Pine, 801 N. Royal Ave................... 635-3064 L Dee’s Pancake, 522 E. Main St............... 635-3791 Lucky Star Lounge 205 E. Main St............ 635-5297 Main Street Deli, 401 E. Main St................ 635-1245 Main Street Mill, 500 E. Main St................ 636-3123 Melting Pot Pizza, 138 W. 14th St.............. 636-6146 Mom’s Country Kitchen   470 S. Commerce Ave............................. 636-7441 Royal Oak Tavern, 101 W. 14th St.............. 551-9953 Soul Mountain Cafe, 300 E. Main St.......... 636-0070 South Street Grill, 424A South St............... 636-6653 Stonewall Jackson, 915 N. Royal............... 635-1862 Thunwa Thai Cuisine, 10 S. Commerce Ave..631-0616 Tops China, 411C South St......................... 635-2188 Vino E. Formaggio, 124 E. Main St............ 635-2812 Wine & Duck, 117 E. Main St.................... 636-1000 Wynn’s Restaurant, 219 E. Main St............ 635-5956 Yamafuji Japanese, 241 Chester St............. 631-3454

ROYAL OAK BOOKSHOP opened in 1975 and has become a favorite of booklovers in the mid-Atlantic area. An invitation to browse is generated by the thousands of used, out of print, rare, sale, and new books in stock. Virginiana, books for children, and Civil War history are featured but there is a large selection in ALL categories.

207 S. Royal Ave. Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-7070

Points of Interest

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Front Royal/Warren Visitors Center   414 E. Main St. ...................................... 635-5788 Skyline Caverns, Rt. 340 South ................. 635-4545 Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St.... 636-1446 Warren Rifles Confederate Museum   95 Chester St........................................... 636-6982


Heaven Sent Shoppe’s Americana Signs & Engraving “Welcome to Heaven Sent!”

Closing the doors to Walk-in Traffic July 3rd Reach us via - www.americanasigns.com OR Phone (540) 622-2060 Carved Signs available on website & Local Events

Christian Boxed Greeting Cards & Lapel Pins Front Royal Shelf Sitters *Signs *Banners *Magnetic Signs *Rubber Stamps *Plaques *Trophies *Engraving *Sports Apparel *Personalized & Corporate Gifts 119 Chester St., Front Royal 11


Strasburg

Accommodations

STRASBURG A. C. Stickley B&B, 384 S. Holliday Dr.... 465-4771 Budget Inn, 28999 Old Valley Pike............ 465-5298 Fairfield Inn by Marriott,   33760 Old Valley Pike............................ 465-1600 Hotel Strasburg, 213 S. Holliday St............ 465-9191 Ramada Inn, 21 Signal Dr........................... 465-2444 Valley View Motel,   29156 Old Valley Pike............................ 465-8510

Restaurants

  The Town of Strasburg, founded in 1761 and

Anthony’s Pizza, 101 Founder’s Way......... 465-4545 Arby’s, 33771 Old Valley Pike................... 465-5050 Burger King, 33964 Old Valley Pike.......... 465-5100 Castiglia’s, 33820 Old Valley Pike............. 465-8777 Ciro’s Pizza, 788 Shopping Center Dr........ 465-5125 Cristina’s Cafe, 219 W. King St.................. 465-2311 Denny’s, 119 Hite Ln.................................. 465-9090 Golden China, 33820 Old Valley Pike........ 465-1388 Jalisco Mexican, 348 King St..................... 465-5300 Fox’s Pizza, 289 N. Massanutten................ 465-3332 Great Wall, 782 Shopping Center Rd.......... 465-8336 Hi-Neighbor Restaurant, 132 W. King St... 465-9987 McDonald’s, 33899 Old Valley Pike.......... 465-2500 Rancho Viejo, 19 Signal Dr........................ 465-4855 Subway, 390 E. King St.............................. 465-2484 The Coffee Cafe, 160 N. Massanutten St... 465-3346

incorporated in February 1922, is known for pottery, antiques, civil war history, and breathtaking views.   Strasburg is located in north-central Shenandoah County at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley. It is the largest of the six communities in Shenandoah County lying between Cedar Creek Battlefield on the north and Fisher’s Hill Battlefield on the south, both accessible to the public with interpretive material. It is in the heart of the counties burned by Sheridan to eliminate the productivity of this “breadbasket of the Confederacy.”   The pottery industry began in 1761 and lasted until 1908 with at least seventeen potters producing earthen and stoneware commercially. The pottery tradition is carried on today by teaching the craft of the potter’s wheel and kiln at the famous Strasburg museum.   We invite you to come and visit Strasburg, a small town with big surprises. There are lots of things to do and see. Visit for a day or visit for a week or more. Your days can be filled with excitement or relaxation, whatever you desire. Strasburg and the surrounding area are steeped in history. We have a friendly small-town atmosphere you can take in by just walking down our streets and visiting our shops!

Points of Interest

Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park,   3329 Old Valley Pike.............................. 465-5884 Strasburg Museum, E. King St................... 465-3175

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  The Shenandoah Gateway Visitor Center offers the visitor information about the local area and the Shenandoah Valley. The museum and visitor center are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five days a week, Friday through Tuesday. There is no charge to enter the visitor center, however a $5 admission fee is required to visit the museum. Much of what’s offered in the museum focuses on the events of the 1864 Civil War along with artifact collections. The museum is located off I-81 at Exit 298 and about one-half mile south on Route 11.


Woodstock, Virginia

Accommodations

WOODSTOCK Budget Host Inn, Rt. 11 S........................... 459-4086 Comfort Inn, 1011 Motel Dr....................... 459-7600 Candlewick Inn, 127 N. Church St............. 459-8008 Hampton Inn, 1150 Motel Dr.......................459-7111 Holiday Inn Express, 1130 Motel Dr.......... 459-5000 Inn at Narrow Passage, Rt. 11 S.................. 459-8000

Restaurants

  Welcome to the charming and historic town of Woodstock, Virginia! This adorable little town, with a population of about 3,500 is nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. The town was established by charter in 1761 by none other than George Washington in Virginia’s House of Burgesses and has been the county seat since Shenandoah County was formed in 1772. The limestone courthouse in the center of town was built in 1795 and was designed by Thomas Jefferson.   Woodstock is the perfect destination for people who love spectacular mountain views. There are vineyard tours and wine tasting, first class golf courses, caverns, Civil War battlefields, museums, horse back riding, skiing, and hiking nearby.   If you are thinking of moving here Woodstock is the perfect place to live if you’re looking for a small, peaceful community in a breath-taking mountain setting. Residents of Woodstock love the casual and relaxed way of life that exists within the town and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. They also appreciate the town’s proximity to the nation’s capital and it’s short distance from two cities—Winchester and Harrisonburg. It’s a wonderful place to raise your children or to enjoy your golden years.

Arby’s Restaurant, 320 W. Reservoir Rd.... 459-5915 Ben Franklin Restaurant, 476 N. Main St... 459-4322 Candy’s Diner, 21874 Old Valley Pike....... 459-4292 China Wok, 479 W. Reservoir..................... 459-7815 China Wok, 1019 S. Main St....................... 459-2885 Hardee’s, 334 W. Reservoir Rd................... 459-2931 Italian Touch Pizza, 345 W. Reservoir Rd. 459-8785 KFC, 321 W. Reservoir Rd......................... 459-2066 McDonald’s, 335 W. Reservoir Rd............. 459-5301 Old Shenandoah, 23228 Old Valley Pike... 459-8555 Paisanos, 483 W. Reservoir Rd................... 459-8756 Pizza Hut, 325 W. Reservoir Rd................. 459-4502 Seven Bends, 1296 S. Main St.................... 459-4996 Spring House Tavern, 325 S. Main St......... 459-4755 Subway, 491 W. Reservoir Rd.................... 459-7997 Sunrise Cafe, 1032 S. Main St.................... 459-5886 Taco Bell, 330 W. Reservoir Rd.................. 459-9299 Tony’s Pizza House, 1013 S. Main St......... 459-5363 Wendy’s, 327 W. Reservior Rd................... 459-8225

Points of Interest

Shenandoah County Tourism   600 N. Main St., Suite 101...................... 459-6227 Woodstock Chamber of Commerce   143 N. Main St........................................ 459-2542 Woodstock Museum, 137 W. Court St........ 459-5518

Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites in Beautiful Woodstock, Virginia

Come and relax! Enjoy our heated indoor pool/whirlpool, well equipped fitness & business  center and our full hot complimentary breakfast! Woodstock has many local attractions: Golf • Skiing • Wineries • Caverns Spend the day shopping in our quaint historic town. For reservations visit Hampton.com or call 540-459-7111 HamptonInnWoodstock.com 1150 Motel Dr. Woodstock, VA 22664 13


EDINBURG

A friendly little town in the heart of Shenandoah County

  Edinburg really comes to life the 3rd Friday evening of September, as the annual Ole Time Festival begins. The fun filled weekend features crafters and artists, food vendors, wine tastings, children’s activities, a Saturday Parade, nonstop music on 3 stages, a 4K Fun Run, antique cars and tractors, all-you-can eat breakfast, Friday night street dance, community sing-a-long, old-timers baseball game, bed race, a duck race and more.

Accommodations

The Edinburg Mill, which served the area from 1848-1979 as an active mill and 19791998 as a popular restaurant, has become a new tourist attraction. Housing a visitor center, museum, shops along with a soon to be open restaurant, it is once again the cornerstone of the town’s commercial district. The museum’s theater features “The Burning” which tells the story of the dark days of our nation’s Civil War. Based on John Heatwole’s book of the same name, the 47 minute film tells of the impact and devastation of the Valley in the fall of 1864 through the words of local residents.

EDINBURG Edinburg Renaissance, 212 N. Main St...... 984-8286 Hockman House, 16388 Valley Pike.......... 984-8059

Camping

Creekside Campground, Edinburg.............. 984-4299

Restaurants

Carmella’s Cafe, 102 N. Main St................ 984-8330 Family Convenience   401 Stoney Creek Blvd........................... 984-4422 Sal’s Italian Bistro, 125 S. Main St............. 984-9300 The Filling Station, 104 N. Main St............ 984-8008 Valley Restaurant, 16235 Old Valley Pike.. 984-4466

Shenandoah Vineyards

VINTAGE VARIETAL WINES PRODUCED IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY WINE TASTING, WINERY TOURS, AND A GIFT SHOP FEATURING UNIQUE WINE RELATED ITEMS • SPECIAL EVENTS • BEAUTIFUL SETTING

OPEN DAILY 10-6 Directions: From I-81 exit 279, Edinburg, Virginia, west on Stony Creek Blvd. (Rt. 675), right on South Ox Road (Rt. 685), 1.5 miles to winery on left. / Ph: (540-984-8699 14


Mt. Jackson

Mt. Jackson Town Hall   The Mt. Jackson Town Hall on Main Street includes a tourist information center and a museum where you can learn more about Mt. Jackson’s history.   The town is rich in Civil War history including several Civil War-era buildings. The Union Church was used as a hospital and you can see where the soldiers wrote their names on the wall. Mt. Jackson’s Soldiers Cemetery has a monument listing the names of soldiers from all the Confederate states who died at the Mt. Jackson Confederate Hospital.   You won’t want to miss the natural beauty of Shenandoah Caverns, or American Celebration on Parade, the Parade Float Hall of Fame, or the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns. On your way to the caverns you can step back in time by traveling through the Meem’s Bottom Bridge, Virginia’s longest covered bridge. Skiing and golf are readily available at nearby Bryce Resort.

Accommodations

MT. JACKSON Shenandoah Guest House, 6012 Main........ 465-8793 Super 8 Motel, I-81, Exit 273................... 477-2911 Widow Kip’s Country Inn, Rt. 698............. 477-2400

Restaurants

Burger King, 220 Conicsville Blvd............ 477-9777 China King, 5330 Main St.......................... 477-4060 Denny’s, 250 Conicville Blvd..................... 477-9332 Italian Touch, 5320 Main St........................ 477-4042 Jalisco’s, 5626 Main St............................... 477-4247 Pixie’s Cafe, 5939 King St.......................... 477-2323 Sheetz, 227 Conicville Blvd....................... 477-3110

Points of Interest

American Celebration, I-81, Exit 269......... 477-4300 Bryce Resort, 1982 Fairway Dr., Basye...... 856-2121 Mt. Jackson Visitor Center 5901 Main St... 477-2121 Shenandoah Caverns, I-81, Exit 269........... 477-3115 15


New Market

Accommodations

NEW MARKET Apple Blossom Inn B&B   9317 N. Congress St............................... 740-3747 Blue Ridge Inn, 2251 Old Valley Pike........ 740-4136 Budget Inn, 2192 Old Valley Pike.............. 740-3105 Cross Roads Inn B&B   9222 John Sevier Rd............................... 740-4157 Days Inn, 9360 George R. Collins Dr. ....... 740-4100 Jacob Swartz House, 574 Jiggady Rd......... 740-9208 Quality Inn, Exit 264, I-81.......................... 740-3141 Rosendale Inn B&B   17917 Farmhouse Lane........................... 740-4281 Shenvalee Resort, 9660 Fairway Dr............ 740-3181

Restaurants

  The Town of New Market offers noteworthy 19th century buildings, familyfriendly restaurants and shops, several hotels, the Shenvalee Golf Resort, and Endless Caverns. The New Market Heritage Days are celebrated annually.   Stroll the timeworn streets of the Historic District where you will see homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Burger King, 172 W. Old Cross Rd............ 740-4400 Jalisco Mexican Restaurant   9403 S. Congress.................................... 740-9404 Johnny Appleseed, 162 W. Old Cross Rd... 740-3141 McDonalds, 171 W. Old Cross Rd.............. 740-8484 Shenvalee, 9660 Fairway Dr....................... 740-3181 Sherrill Seafood House, 181 E. Lee Hwy... 740-4114 Southern Kitchen, 9576 S. Congress St...... 740-3514 Subway, 186 Old Cross Rd......................... 740-9041

Endless Caverns, I-81, Exit 264, Rt. 11...... 740-3993 Museum of the Civil War, I-81, Exit 264... 740-3101 New Market Chamber, 100 W. Lee St........ 740-3212 Walking Tours. 9317 N. Congress St.......... 740-3747

Endless Caverns RV Resort   Rt. 11 South............................................. 740-3993 Rancho Campground, Rt. 11 South............ 740-8313

Points of Interest

Camping

19th Century Bushong Farm

Located in New Market, the Virginia Museum of the Civil War presents exhibits on the entire war in Virginia, civilian and military. The 1864 Battle of New Market is featured.

  Your exploration of the Civil War in Virginia begins here in the legendary Shenandoah Valley. The state operated three-hundred acre New Market Battlefield Park, 19th Century Bushong Farm, and Virginia Museum of the Civil War Museum, commmerate a unique moment in American history.

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  Jacob and Sarah Bushong established their home here in 1818. The current home was built in 1825. Three generations of their family found shelter in the basement as the battle raged around them.   After the battle, the house would serve as a field hospital for a week, leaving permanent blood stains in the Parlor. The orchard just behind the house is where the fiercest fighting occurred.   Today, visitors can explore nine structures interpreting mid-ninteenth century Shenandoah Valley farm life.


The Shoppes at Mauzy

Shenandoah Valley Flea Market

  The Shoppes at Mauzy are truly a Shenandoah Valley destination. You’ll want to spend the day exploring all the treasures of this early 1800s stagecoach inn and its surroundings. You’ll find an enticing array of items old and new—just what you remember... just what you’ve been looking for!   Plan to spend an hour or a leisurely afternoon shopping here. Look through the Inn, with its expansive front porches and dozen or more themed rooms. Take time to visit the General Store, the Jail, the Schoolhouse, and the Ice House, each continuing with a theme of its own. The gardens, with their outdoor ornaments and accessories, will steal your heart!   Open Mon.-Sat., 10am.-6pm. Open Sunday 12-5pm. 540-896-9867.

  Stop by to see The Shenandoah Valley Flea Market & Antiques with 70+ indoor vendor booths offering antiques, coins, crafts, vintage collectibles, furniture, tools, gift baskets, and a wide variety of new and used items. Seasonal outdoor vendors.    Located on Route 11 just north of New Market with plenty of free parking. The market is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 540-740-3900.

Exit 257, I-81, just south on Rt. 11

Shenandoah Valley Flea Market & Antiques Open Everyday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Indoor/Outdoor Market with antiques, crafts, collectibles, furniture, tools, and many new and used items. (540) 740-3900 3549 Old Valley Pike New Market, VA Interstate 81, Exit 264 2 miles North on US Route 11 17


Luray

Shenandoah River

Gateway to a small town with “big city” attractions. Take pleasure in a friendly community with only two stoplights and home to the famous Luray Caverns and Shenandoah National Park. Stay in a charming downtown lined with theaters, shops, and restaurants. Explore paved walking, biking and wildlife trails accessible from Main Street.

The south fork of the Shenandoah River flows through the entire length of Page County, offering a water playground for canoeing, tubing, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing and swimming.

Lake Arrowhead

Luray Singing Tower

This picturesque 34-acre lake, filled with a variety of game fish, features a wooded picnicking area and a white sand beach for swimming. Six shelters, paddle boats, and canoes are available for rent. State/county fishing licenses must be presented to the Town of Luray, among other locations, to obtain a fishing permit for the lake.

The 117-foot Belle Brown Northcott Memorial Carillon contains 47 bells and is one of the nation’s major carillons. Free recitals are held spring through fall in this picturesque park opposite Luray Caverns.

Luray-Hawksbill Greenway

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Luray is home to the world famous Luray Caverns and the central entry point of the Shenandoah National Park and scenic Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just a few miles in any direction offers you a chance to enjoy the abundance of our natural resources and a range of activities including, camping, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, photography or simply marveling at the scenery! Any season is a great time to visit; each is unique and beautiful.   Our quaint small towns will renew your spirit with friendly smiling people,unique shops, restaurants, local artists, musicians, and community events.   You can’t help but relax when you stroll the sidewalks of Luray, Stanley, and Shenandoah. We still revel in a slower paced life that has become only legend for many. A journey to “another place and time” is only a few hours away for you too.   Our local lodging options offer a wide variety of choices. You can choose from several local motels and hotels. Or, you can be pampered in a charming Bed and Breakfast, relax in a private cabin or stay at a campground in the mountains or on the river, or enjoy the splendor of an elegantly restored grand inn.   While you are visiting in the area, please drop by the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce, in downtown Luray, Virginia. We have all the local brochures and maps you may need, a warm greeting, and loads of advice on what not to miss. We’re waiting to meet you!

Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain treasures including wineries, a Whiskey distillery, and other special destinations along the way.

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Relax in your luxuriously appointed private log cabin with all the ammenities of a fine hotel.

Brookside Restaurant

Art Gallery & Gift Shop (on premises) 2978 US Hwy 211 East, Luray 540-743-5698 www.brooksidecabins.com

Luray Caverns & Shenandoah National Park 100 Guest Rooms & Suites • Free WI-FI Complimentary Daybreak® Breakfast

138 Whispering Hill Rd., Luray 540-743-4521 or 800-225-3297 www.daysinn-luray.com info@daysinn-luray.com

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Luray Caverns

  The Luray Valley Museum is the latest attraction to be added. Experience what life was like in our Valley when settlers first arrived.   A added attraction is the Garden Maze – a one acre ornamental garden creating one of the largest mazes in the Mid-Atlantic states.   There’s also a restaurant and gift shop. Call 540-743-6551 or visit the Luray Caverns Website.

  Discover Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns. A U.S. Natural Landmark, noted for its profuse variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways, explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high – filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools.   Also on-site is the Car & Carriage Caravan where you can experience the history of America in an exhibit featuring over 140 items relating to transportation, including cars, carriages, coaches and costumes from 1725.

Luray Valley Museum

Shenandoah National Park-Skyline Drive

Vintage Southern Hospitality -- Fine and Casual Dining -Circa ‘31 and the Speakeasy Elegantly Restored Rooms & Suites Meeting & Event Sites Seasons Day Spa The Mimslyn Inn 401 West Main St., Luray, VA www.mimslyninn.com 540-743-5105 or 800-296-5105 20

  There is so much to see and do in the Shenandoah National Park. A short drive from Luray transports you from the pastoral Shenandoah Valley to a 300 square mile mountain paradise on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Straddling this section of the Blue Ridge, the park encompasses 197,389 acres of majestic mountains, lush forests, and soothing sounds of waterfalls. Ranging from one to thirteen miles wide, the park climbs in elevation from the Shenandoah River Valley floor to more than 4,000 feet. Shenandoah National Park is a sanctuary for more than 100 varieties of trees, 200 species of birds, and 1,100 species of flowering plants.   Whether you are on your own or participating in one of the many ranger-led activities during the spring and summer seasons, your “Shenandoah Experience” will leave you with a lifetime of memories.


Shenandoah 

The     LAND OF

...is showcased in Page County, home to Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, the fabled Shenandoah River plus Diverse lodging options & quaint towns of Shenandoah, Stanley & Luray Variety of attractions & activities Charming Stores, Restaurants, Cafes And so much more. Call today for a free travel guide or visit our website 888-743-3915 www.luraypage.com

Luray-Page County Tourist Center

Tourist Accommodations

LURAY Allstar Lodging, 803 E. Main St................. 843-0606 Best Western, 410 W. Main St.................... 743-6511 Brookside Cabins, Rt. 211 E....................... 743-6188 Budget Inn, 320 W. Main St................800-858-9800 Cardinal Inn, 1005 E. Main St.................... 743-5010 Caverns Inn,   Business Rt. 211 E...........................888-700-3626 Days Inn, Rt. 211 E..................................... 743-4521 Hillside Motel, Rt. 211 E............................ 743-6322 Luray Caverns Motel - East   W. Main St.............................................. 743-4531 Luray Caverns Motel - West   Rt. 211 W................................................. 743-4536 Mimslyn Inn, 401 W. Main St..................... 743-5105 Piney Hill B & B   1048 Piney Hill Rd................................. 778-5261 Shadow Mountain Escape   1132 Jewell Hollow Rd........................... 843-0584 South Court Inn, 160 S. Court St................ 843-0980 Spring Farm B&B, 13 Wallace Ave............ 843-0606 Victorian Inn, 138 E. Main St..................... 743-1494 Woodruff House B & B   330 Mechanic St..................................... 743-1494

Restaurants

Anthony’s Pizza, 1432 W. Rt. 211.............. 743-9300 Artisan’s Grill, 2 E. Main St....................... 743-7030 Brookside Restaurant, Rt. 211 E................. 743-5698 Brown’s Chinese & American Rest.   34-36 W. Main St.................................... 743-5630 Dan’s Steak House, Rt. 211 W.................... 743-6285 East Wok, Luray Shopping Center.............. 743-4313 Gathering Grounds   55 E. Main St.......................................... 743-1121 Rainbow Hill, 2547 US Hwy. 211 W.......... 743-6009 Southern Station Diner   915 E. Main St........................................ 743-6001 Uncle Buck’s, 42 E. Main St....................... 743-2323 Victorian Inn, 138 E. Main St..................... 743-1494

Page County Luray ★ Shenandoah ★ Stanley

Campgrounds

Country Waye, 3402 Kimball Rd................ 743-7222 Jelly-Stone Park, Rt. 211 E......................... 743-4002

888-743-3915 18 Campbell Street, Luray

Points of Interest

Luray Caverns, Rt. 211 W........................... 743-6551 Luray Zoo, Rt. 211 W.................................. 743-4113 Page County Chamber of Commerce   18 Campbell St........................................ 743-3915

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The city of Harrisonburg provides visitors with unsurpassed culinary options, a thriving arts community, endless outdoor adventures, and a diverse mix of performances, annual events, and festivals. The Appalachian Trail and Main Street Community is populated with several cozy bed & breakfasts and luxurious hotels, each ready to welcome you with a unique lodging experience.   Begin your adventure in downtown Harrisonburg, where hospitable travel specialists at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center will welcome you with maps, guides, and additional city information to help you plan your Harrisonburg getaway. Within the Visitor Center at 212 S. Main Street, you’ll also find the Valley Turnpike Museum, the Civil War Orientation Center, and Rocktown Gift Shoppe, as well as New Leaf Pastry Kitchen, where you can grab a sweet or savory treat.   Take a self-guided walking tour through downtown Harrisonburg, a bustling Arts & Cultural District populated with unique clothing boutiques, specialty shops, music and book stores, galleries, museums, and more. Focused revitalization efforts as part of the Virginia Main Street Program have helped downtown Harrisonburg grow into a vibrant dining and arts scene, all while keeping the historic charm the area has long been known for. From rooftop Greek fare at Dave’s Taverna to authentic Irish dishes at Corgans’ Publick House to unique Ethiopian cuisine at Blue Nile, Harrisonburg’s variety of locallyowned restaurants take visitors and residents on a culinary trip around the world.   Harrisonburg’s location at the heart of the Shenandoah Valley just minutes from the Shenandoah National Park and George Wash-

ington National Forest makes it an ideal spot for outdoor adventure and exploration, allowing travelers to appreciate picturesque views during their activity of choice. Avid cyclers can ride comfortably and freely in this BikeFriendly community and Ride Center, flyfishers can bask in the wildlife-rich waters of Lake Shenandoah, golfers can tee off at the environmentally-friendly Heritage Oaks Golf Course, and hikers can choose between tackling a stretch of the Appalachian Trail or taking a simple stroll through the 125-acre Edith J. Carrier Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.   A city with deep-rooted agritourism efforts, Harrisonburg also makes it easy to turn your trip into a green getaway. Not only is the city home to a lively farmer’s market featuring local produce and artisan gems, but it also houses a community of restaurants that bring farm-fresh to life in their unique dishes. So soak in the views of Harrisonburg’s breathtaking outdoor scenery, explore the local flavor of the area, and stop through some of the city’s 33 Virginia Green businesses, creating your own unique activity-filled green getaway.

Brand New Fairfield Inn and Suites

Spacious quest rooms with microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker and 32” flat screen HD TVs Enjoy our Indoor pool and whirlpool, 24 hour fitness center and business library Complimentary continental breakfast, internet, and local phone calls Conveniently located near Downtown, JMU, Massanutten Resort, Skyline Drive, Rockingham Memorial Hospital and golfing Just off I-81 at exit 247A 1946 Medical Ave., Harrisonburg, VA

540-433-9333

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Accommodations

HARRISONBURG Best Western, Exit 247, I-81........................ 433-6089 Budget Inn, 687 E. Market St....................... 434-3687 Candlewood Suites, Exit 247, I-81............. 437-1400 Comfort Inn, Exit 247, I-81......................... 433-6066 Come On Inn, Exit 243, I-81........................ 434-6700 Country Inns & Suites, Exit 243, I-81.......... 433-2400 Courtyard Marriott, Exit 247, I-81............... 432-3031 Days Inn, Exit 245, I-81............................... 433-9353 Econo Lodge, Exit 247, I-81........................ 433-2576 Economy Inn, Exit 251, I-81........................ 434-5301 Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1946 Medical Ave.... 433-9333 Hampton Inn, Exit 247, I-81.........................432-1111 Hampton Inn, Exit 243, I-81........................ 437-0090 Holiday Inn, Exit 247, I-81.......................... 433-2521 Holiday Inn Express, Exit 243, I-81............. 433-9999 Jameson Inn, Exit 247, I-81......................... 442-1515 Microtel Inn & Suites, Exit 243, I-81........... 437-3777 Motel 6, Exit 247, I-81................................. 433-6939 Ramada Inn, Exit 243, I-81.......................... 434-9981 Residence Inn, 1945 Deyerle Ave................ 437-7426 Rockingham Motel, Exit 243, I-81.............. 433-2538 Sleep Inn, Exit 247, I-81.............................. 433-7100 Super 8 Motel, Exit 243, I-81....................... 433-8888 Valley Suites, 2420 S. Main St..................... 437-1440 Village Inn, Exit 243, I-81, US 11 S. ........... 434-7355

Sample some old-fashioned Valley goodness at the area’s largest country market. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of water gardens and park benches while you wander through 15+ locally owned and operated shops. Come enjoy a taste of the past.

Restaurants

A Bowl of Good Cafe, 831 Mt. Clinton Pike.437-9020 Artful Dodger, 47 Court Square................... 432-1179 A&T Chicken, 183 Neff Ave....................... 438-5813 Blue Nile, 181 N. Main St............................ 432-6453 Blue Stone Inn, 9107 N. Valley Pike............ 434-0535 Boston Beanery, Market Square.................. 433-1870 Bravo’s Italian, 1647 E. Market St............... 438-8985 Buffalo Wild Wings, 1007 S. Main St.......... 438-9790 Cafe Jako, 182 Neff Ave.............................. 434-7278 CiCi’s, 2035-91 E. Market St....................... 432-9099 Ciro’s, 778 E. Market St.............................. 434-5375 Dave’s Taverna, 121 S. Main St................... 564-1487 Dinner Bell Cafe, Rt. 11 South.................... 437-1901 Dona Rosa, 1550 E. Market St..................... 746-1262 Finnigan’s Cove, 30 W. Water St................. 433-9874 Honey Baked Ham, 182 Neff Ave................ 434-5700 Jack Brown’s Burger & Beer, 80 S. Main St..433-5225 Jess’ Quick Lunch, 22 S. Main St................. 434-8282 Joshua Wilton Inn, 412 S. Main St............... 434-4464 L’Italia Restaurant, 815 E. Market St........... 433-0961 Little Grill Collective, 621 N. Main St......... 434-3594 Local Chop & Grill House, 56 W. Gay St..... 801-0505 L & S Diner, 255 N. Liberty St..................... 434-5572 Mr. J’s Bagels, 1635 E. Market St................ 564-0416 O’Neills Grill, 221 University Blvd............. 574-4267 Pano’s Restaurant, 3190 S. Main St............. 434-2367 Rick’s Cantina, 14 E.Water St...................... 434-1637 Shank’s Bakery, 49-A W. Water St............... 433-2253 Smokin’ Pig BBQ, 56 E. Wolf St................. 433-3917 The Galley, 2430 S. Main St........................ 434-3518 Traditions, 625 Mt. Clinton Pike................. 438-0301 Village Inn, 4979 S. Valley Pike.................. 434-7355

Massanutten Regional Library

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McGaheysville Timeshares

HARRISONBURG, VA

Located at the luxurious Massanutten Resort

Discover an array of comfortable and affordable timeshare accommodations in beautiful McGaheysville. Check out SellMyTimeshareNow.com online for more information on reserving or buying one of these fantastic vacation suites which feature fireplaces, balconies and sweeping views of Massanutten Mountain.

Our convenient location at I-81, Exit 247-A, makes us the perfect location for travelers in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley!

1-877-815-4227

Fine Art & Craft

Quench your thirst for beauty.

Jewelry, Wood, Silk, Ceramics, Photography Paintings, Note Cards, CDs, Scarves, Masks Pottery, Glass, Metal, Sculpture, Baskets Wearable Art, Classes 103 S. Water St., Harrisonburg, VA oasisfineartandcraft.org 540-442-8188 Sun.-Th. 12-5 Fri. 12-8 Sat. 10-5

The

SHOPPES AT MAUZY 10229 N. Valley Pike, Rt. 11 S. at Exit 257 540-896-9867

Wonderful things for your home and for gifts Gifts and home décor Antiques, Victorian and primitives Handmade and needful things Purposeful clutter Elderly things of charm and grace Lodge, Western vintage Linens and much more ShoppesAtMauzy.com  Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Other locations: on 5th St. in The Factory Antique Mall, off Exit 227, I-81, Verona. Country Roads Antique & Flea Market, Exit 269, I-81, 1371 Caverns Rd. ▪ 540-740-9019

Call now for reservations at 540-432-1111, toll-free at 1-800-Hampton, or book on-line at www.hamptoninn.com

85 University Blvd., Harrisonburg

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Campgrounds

Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA   I-81, Exit 257, Rt. 608............................ 896-8929 Natural Chimneys, Mt. Solon..................... 350-2510 Swift Run Campground, Elkton.................. 298-8086

Points of Interest

Grand Caverns, Grottoes............................ 249-5705 Massanutten Resort, Rt. 33 East............... 289-9441 Natural Chimneys, Mt. Solon.................... 350-2510 The Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Ctr.   212 S. Main St....................................... 432-8935 The Heritage Center: Harrisonburg  Rockingham Historical Society    382 High St., Dayton......................... 879-2681 A Diverse Selection of Used Books, Vintage & Sterling Silver Jewelry, Hats, Purses, Candles, & Gift Ideas.

Swift Run Campground

Our selection always changes, but our great prices and service never does!

3 Mi West of Skyline Drive on US 33

Shenandoah Heritage Market 1 mi. So. of Exit 243, I-81 on Rt. 11 540-438-8700

Hot Showers, Full Hookups, Store Table on each Campsite, Fire Rings SWIMMING POOL

2265 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801

(in Duke’s Plaza)

(540) 298-8086 Elkton, VA

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Mon - Fri - 10AM - 7PM Saturday - 10AM - 6PM

Now Open Sundays 1PM - 5PM


Your one-stop shopping experience all under one roof offering specialty food, furniture, antiques, kitchenware, gifts, jewelry, western apparel, home & garden, and so much more.

Great Food in a friendly, Family atmosphere Harrisonburg’s Best Hamburger with fresh, pure Angus Beef The finest gourmet, old fashioned Ice Cream in the Valley Full Sandwich Menu, Saturday Buffet Homemade Bake Goods Hand-pulled Cappuccinos, Lattes, and Iced Coffee Drinks 540-437-1901

Fabric ● Zippers ● Thread Buttons ● Cutting Accessories and much more.

540-421-3309

Quality Utility Buildings

         

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• Quality baking ingredients • Nuts • Dried Fruit • Spices • Cheese (homemade spreads) • Bulk Candy • Homemade Fudge • Sugar Free, too FREE Samples every day 540-434-8876 www.GrandmasPantryVa.com


1 Mile South of Exit 243 on Route 11 Harrisonburg Open 6 Days Mon.-Sat., Closed Sunday

540-433-3929

www.shenandoahmarket.net

Save when you shop at Jeff’s PX (Vintage-Urban Camo for all) Fatigues • Shorts • Boots • Hats Military Apparel, Gear and Accessories We Do Photo Dog Tags

540-434-2777

The Valley’s most unique kitchen specialty store

SHANE’S The valley’s western-wear store since 1992! Come shop with the cowboys!

Great brands such as:    • Zyliss • OXO Good Grips    • RADA Cutlery • Gift Certificates • Many Unique Gadgets!

Boots Hats Apparel Belts Gifts Tack Saddles

540-438-8344

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The Town of Dayton

Featuring Country/Primitive Decor Baskets - Candles - Dolls - Pottery Nanny’s Nook Time-tested products of yesteryear Rawleigh - Watkins Stanley Home - Fuller Brush

Shenandoah Valley Folk Art and Heritage Center -- Home of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

Well Feathered Nest Fashion Jewelry - Scarves Purses - Accessories

  Dayton is a small town located in the center of the Shenandoah Valley two miles south of Harrisonburg on Route 42. Home to about 1500 people, Dayton is a farming and poultry center with many Old Order Mennonites living in the area. Traveling through Dayton and rural roads in the area is a step back to an earlier time. Working farms and open spaces. You’ll likely see folks in their horse-and-buggy on the same roads as cars and trucks. New sections have sprung up in the west, but the older part of town is largely unchanged.   Throughout the quiet streets some very picturesque and richly decorated buildings can be found. Directions for a walking tour of Dayton begins at the Shenandoah Valley Folk Art and Heritage Center, located at 382 High Street. The Heritage Center offers exhibits relating to the history and folk life of the Shenandoah Valley.

Mon-Fri, 10-5 and Sat 10-4 540-879-3737 201 Main Street • Dayton, VA www.primrosehouse.net

Lone Pine Lighting LAMP SHADES

Large selection of glass and fabric shades

PARTS

Many Parts Available for Oil or Electric Lamps

Ultra-Pure Lamp Oil Bring Your Lamp in for a Personalized Fitting Hours: Thurs-Sat 9-6 Rt. 42 South, Dayton 540-879-9899

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Shopping in Dayton

The Triangle Emporium Local Histories & Genealogies Used Books Antique Glass & China 209 Main St., Dayton, VA 22821 540-879-2196 Open most Thur-Sat 10-4 Other hours by appointment

  Shopping in Dayton is a unique experience as you browse through the Dayton Farmers Market, a place where you can feel welcome. Browse more than 20 shops for things from all over the world and things made with local, skilled hands. There are specialty stores around town where you will find glass art, gifts, crafts, primitives, antiques and collectibles, as well as modern furniture.   A visit to a variety of stores and shops such as Town & Country Furniture, Braithwaite Studios, Primrose House, New 2 Me Consignments, The Triangle Emporium, and The Cottage will add to your shopping experience. Also nearby is the Silver Lake Mill, a landmark structure that now houses a store with mill themed products.

The

 Cottage

223 Main St., Dayton 540-879-3003 Wed-Sat 10-5

vintage accessories · wonderful gifts & cool junk

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Bridgewater

Tourist Accommodations

BRIDGEWATER Bridgewater Inn & Cottage   104 W. College St................................... 828-4619 Crimson Inn,116 N. Main St....................... 828-4661

Points of Interest

Bridgewater College   402 E. College St.................................... 828-8000 Doug Will Tennis Center   Grove & Green Sts.................................. 607-0596 Sandy Bottom Golf Course   East College St........................................ 828-3705

  The town of Bridgewater has always been one of the most prosperous towns in Rockingham County with businesses focusing primarily on Main Street. The shops are located among the closely packed mid nineteenth-century dwellings and buildings cloaked with rich Victorian decoration typical of the Valley’s turnpike towns. With few major intrusions in the older part of town, Bridgewater Historic District exhibits the charm and character of the town at the turn of the century. Bridgewater is rich in Mennonite culture and horse-drawn buggies can often be seen both in town and on the country roads nearby.   Bridgewater is home of Bridgewater College that offers a quiet, safe and charming environment in which to learn. Students are surrounded by historical attractions including famous caverns and significant Civil War battlefields, and in an area known for its local artisans, music festivals, resorts, museums and dining.   The friendly merchants invite you to shop with them while visiting Bridgewater and enjoy the summer programs and activities as well as taking a leisurely stroll through the town’s history.

Restaurants

Bistro on North Main   610 N. Main St........................................ 828-2266 Bob-A-Rea’s, 305 N. Main St..................... 828-3433 Dairy Queen, 506 N. Main St..................... 828-0939 Domino’s Pizza, 630 N. Main St................ 828-1777 Francesco’s Ristorante, 101 Main St.......... 828-3255 El Charro, 300 N. Main St.......................... 828-4027 McDonalds, 516 N. Main St....................... 828-7469 New York Flying Pizza   415 N. Main St........................................ 828-4050 Papa John’s, 610 N. Main St....................... 828-2727 Perfect Pizza, 118 N. Main st...................... 828-4700 Red Apple Chinese, 205 S. Main St............ 828-3598 Sergio’s Pizza, 425 N. Main St................... 828-6651 Wild Woods BBQ, 610-C N. Main St......... 828-2277

Historic Old Bank Building, ca. 1867 Currently occupied by Cottage Crafts

Cottage Crafts Located in the Historic Old Bank Building - 1867 Large selection of seasonal school towels; school pro barrettes; school seasonal ornaments; pins and decorations; knitted scarves/dish cloths; hand woven hats. ALL HANDMADE!! 540-828-3718 219 S. Main St., Bridgewater

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Grand Caverns Grottoes, Virginia

  One of the most historical and secluded places in the United States, the Grand Caverns is a hidden gem that will tantalize the eyes and touch the heart of civil war history seekers. Grand Caverns is nestled centrally in the Shenandoah Valley in the beautiful Town of Grottoes, Virginia. The Caverns were discovered accidentally during the early 1800’s and since have continuously been open to the public. The caverns offer fascinating formations including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstone. Most unique however, are the extraordinary cave shield formations and vertical bedding of limestone layers. Each room visited in the caverns offers a unique experience into a veiled world where history is preserved and waiting to be discovered.   While enjoying your visit to Grand Caverns you may also want to take advantage of our Olympic sized pool or play a round

of golf on our 18 hole mini golf course during the summer season. Both of these features have fees associated, please inquire. Season pool passes are also available to individuals and families.

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• Free Local Calls • Free Morning Coffee • Free Expanded Cable • Kids Stay Free • Pets Allowed • Wheelchair Accessible • Coin Laundry • Golf Available Nearby • Green Key Eco-Rating • Wireless Internet (WiFi) • Micro-fridges in All Rooms

540-463-7371

Newly Renovated

Mountain-View Guest Rooms In The Heart Of The Historic Shenandoah Valley

RESERVATIONS: 1-800-466-8356 I-64 AND NORTH LEE HWY. (RT. 11) • 65 ECONO LANE LEXINGTON, VA 24450 http://www.motel6.com WE HAVE THE LOWEST RATES OF ANY NATIONAL CHAIN

The Shenandoah Mtn. Inn

“Gateway to the Highlands” In the ♥ of the George Washington Forest Beautiful Rooms, Food, Antiques All at reasonable prices 434 Shenandoah Mtn. Dr., Rt. 250 West Augusta, VA 24485 16 mi. W. of Staunton (540) 939-4164

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the Valley of the

JOLLY ROGER

SHENANDOAH D au ght er of t he S t a r s

HAGGLE SHOP

Antique & Collector’s Shop Over 1 Million Items Buy • Sell • Trade Daily Gold • Silver • Antiques Jewelry

(540) 886-9527 27 Middlebrook Ave., Staunton, VA 24401

CIVIL WAR BATTLE SITES POINTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST LIVE THEATER

3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy. White Post, VA 22663 (540) 869-2222 • Fax: (540) 869-0951 Web Site: www.dinosaurland.com

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Mary Baldwin College

  The historic city of Staunton is conveniently located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains is a must for every visitor to Virginia.   A guided or self-guided walking tour through five National Historic Districts will transport you through Staunton’s 250-year heritage. Staunton has one architectural advantage over most of other small towns in the Shenandoah Valley: it was unscathed in the Civil War, and many of its 18th and early 19th century homes and buildings still stand and are wonderfully preserved. There are more than sixty shops and twenty restaurants packed into the architecturally-rich and compact downtown. This compact urban area still retains its l9th-century charm and “Main Street” ambience. Although Staunton was founded in 1747, most of the buildings date from the “boom” years between 1860 and 1920. Downtown Staunton, one of Virginia’s finest collections of Victorian era architecture.   Relax and unwind at a hospitable hotel, Inn or Bed and Breakfast. Staunton’s historic charm and warm hospitality will make your visit an unforgettable excursion into America’s past.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Frontier Culture Museum

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Tourist Accommodations

Staunton, Virginia

STAUNTON Ashton Country House B&B   1205 Middlebrook Ave........................... 885-3001 Best Western, I-81, Exit 222........................885-1112 Budget Motel, 816 Greenville Ave............. 887-1214 Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 222........................ 886-5000 Coral Gardens B&B, 216 W. Frederick St..885-6556 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 225.............................. 248-0888 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 217.............................. 337-3031 Econo Lodge, I-81, Exit 222....................... 885-5158 Econo Lodge, I-81, Exit 213....................... 337-1231 Frederick House, 28 N. New St.................. 885-4220 Hampton Inn, I-81, Exit 220....................... 886-7000 Hampton Inn, I-64, Exit 91......................... 213-9500 Holiday Inn, I-81, Exit 225......................... 248-6020 Howard Johnson, 268 N. Central Ave......... 886-5330 Inn at Old Virginia,1329 Commerce Rd..... 248-4650 Knights Inn, I-81, Exit 227......................... 248-8981 Microtel Inn, I-81, Exit 222........................ 887-0200 Montclair B&B, 320 N. New St.................. 885-8832 Olde Staunton Inn, 260 N. Lewis St........... 886-0193 Quality Inn, I-81, Exit 225...........................248-5111 Ramada Express, I-81, Exit 227................. 248-8981 Red Roof Inn, I-81, Exit 222...................... 885-3117 Relax Inn, I-81, Exit 217............................. 337-0207 Sleep Inn, I-81, Exit 222............................. 887-6500 Stonewall Jackson Hotel, 24 S. Mkt. St...... 885-4848

Located in the Heart of Historic Downtown Staunton Ideal location and accommodations for business or pleasure travelers. Only a few blocks to Blackfriers Playhouse and Mary Baldwin College. “Complimentary” downtown trolley stops at the Howard Johnson Express Inn. 268 N. Central Avenue 1-800-IGO-HOJO 540-886-5330 www.HowardJohnson.com

Points of Interest

Blackfriars Playhouse, 35 S. New St.......... 851-1733 Frontier Culture Museum   I-81, Exit 222......................................... 332-7850 R.R. Smith Center for History & Art   20-22 S. New St...................................... 886-8755 Staunton Visitors Center, 35 S. New St...... 332-3971 Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Library   Coalter & Frederick Sts.......................... 885-0897

Restaurants

American Cafe, 125 S. Augusta St............. 885-0177 Baja Bean Co., 9 W. Beverley St................ 885-9988 Beverley Restaurant, 12 E. Beverley St...... 886-4317 Byers Street Bistro, 18 Byers St................. 887-6100 Chili’s Bar & Grill, 1025 Richmond Rd..... 887-0082 Clocktower Tavern, 27 W. Beverley St....... 213-2403 Cracker Barrel, 1316 Jefferson Hwy........... 885-7550 Daily Grind Coffeehouse, 32 N. New St.... 887-0005 Depot Grille, 42 Middlebrook Ave............. 885-7332 Dining Room, 29 N. Augusta St................. 213-0606 Edelweiss, I-81, Exit 213............................ 337-1203 Emilio’s Italian, 23 E. Beverley St.............. 885-0102 Kathy’s, 705 Greenville Ave....................... 885-4331 Luigi’s Pizza, 111 N. Augusta St................ 886-5016 Mill Street Grill, 1 Mill St.......................... 886-0656 Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant, I-81, Exit 222...... 886-1833 Red Lobster, 1477 Greenville Ave.............. 887-7582 Shenandoah Pizza, 19 E. Beverley St......... 213-0008 Staunton Grocery, 105 W. Beverley St....... 886-6880 The Dining Room, 29 N. Augusta St.......... 213-0606 Wright’s Dairy Rite, 346 G-ville Ave......... 886-0435 Zynodoa, 115 E. Beverley St...................... 885-7775

• Featuring • Fresh Cut Steaks - Pork Chops Seafood - Country Ham Soups - Pies and Breads Kathy’s offers an extensive breakfast menu which is served all day, along with daily lunch specials, a great lunch and dinner menu is also offered. Open Sunday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

705 Greenville Ave., Staunton, VA 540 885 4331 www.Kathys-Restaurant.com

Campgrounds

Shenandoah Valley KOA Kampground   I-81, Exit 227, Rt. 781, Verona............... 248-2746 Walnut Hills, I-81, Exit 217........................ 337-3920 35


Rocky’s Gold, Silver & Antique Center

The Candle & Gift Shop Yankee, Colonial, Wood Wick and Soy Wax Candles

  Rocky’s Gold, Silver & Antique Center is a store like no other! Rocky’s offers sterling silver flatware, both new and estate. Sterling Christmas ornaments, hollowware, stainless and silver plate. Our Jewelry Department carries everything from a $3 sterling toe ring to a 3 carat diamond solitaire ring. Beautiful three stone rings, earrings and anniversary band always at wholesale prices. The Antique Center showcases the best antiques in the Shenandoah Valley.   Conveniently located on Route 11 just off Exit 235, I-81, Weyers Cave. If you are planning a trip to our area be sure to allow time to stop by. With many nearby attractions, it is well worth your time.

Large Display of

Dept. 56 Snowbabies & Snowbunnies (many retired pieces @ 50% off)

208 Laurel Hill Rd., Suite 116 Exit 227 off I-81, Verona 540-248-4759 540-886-1534

Nu-Beginning Farm

“Bringing Quality Goodness From Our Family To Yours”

Vegetables • Baked Goods Herbs • Pickles • Jams CSA Memberships • Classes

240 N. Central Ave., Suite 4 Staunton, VA www.NuBeginningFarm.com

VERONA ANTIQUES AND

Flea Market 18+ Vendors offering Antiques, Collectibles, and a large variety of useful items. Lower Overhead Means Lower Prices. Open Thurs-Sun 9-5 Located across from Firehouse on Rt. 11 in Verona (540) 248-3532 36


Kathy’s Restaurant

Staunton’s Historic Attractions & Museums

  Armed with a Historic Staunton Foundation Walking Tour map, Staunton is best explored by foot. The visitor can stroll leisurely into the past surrounded by examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Chateauesque, Queen Anne, and Georgian Revival architecture.   On Beverley Street in the city center stands Trinity Episcopal Church surrounded by its colonial graveyard. The first Augusta Parish Church was built on this site in 1763. The present church, a distinguished example of early Gothic Revival architecture, was begun in 1855.   Staunton is the home of the Frontier Culture Museum, an international living history facility depicting working farms and traditional cultures of 17th, 18th, and 19th century England, Germany, Northern Ireland, and America, and the birthplace of the nation’s 28th President. The beautiful Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and research library, overlooking the old town is open year round for tours. Enjoy a night of theater at the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only re-creation in the world of Shakespeare’s legendary indoor theatre. Also an art lover should not miss the gallery of the Staunton Augusta Fine Arts Center at the R. R. Smith Center for History & Art.   The Gypsy Hill Park is a major attraction with golf course, Lake Tams, duck pond, bandstand for free Monday night concerts by the Stonewall Brigade Band in the summer, and ballpark that is home to the Staunton Braves.  Staunton is a shopper’s delight, too. Award-winning restorations of Victorian storefronts in the Beverley and Wharf Historic Districts now house shops for antiques, crafts, gifts, books, gourmet foods, specialty clothing, and much more.

  One of the Shenandoah Valley’s great finds is located in Staunton. Known as the restaurant “so good” she put her name on it. Kathy’s is located at 705 Greenville Ave. Everyone knows that when you find out where the locals go, that is the place to be!   With over 26 years at this location, locals and tourists will tell you that a better pancake cannot be found. Kathy’s offers an extensive breakfast menu which is served all day, along with daily lunch specials, a great lunch and dinner menu is also offered.   Real food, real people, a real delight! Be sure to pickup a bag of the pancake mix as you leave. If you’re visiting the area, make it a must to go to Kathy’s.

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Mill Street Grill

The Wharf Historic District

“A Staunton Tradition”

  The area of Staunton surrounding the railroad station is known as The Wharf, a curious name for a neighborhood that is nowhere near a wharf! In fact, the name is an historical one dating to the 19th century. The warehouses in this neighborhood reminded people of buildings that you might see along a wharf. In Staunton’s case, the railroad acts in same manner as a wharf, and in fact, the neigh-borhood’s old warehouses really do look like those that one might see along the waterfront of a port city.   The Wharf Historic District harks to the days when the railroad changed Staunton from a rural village to a center of commerce. Since 1972 the Wharf Historic District has been on the National Register of Historic Places, and its depot and other preserved buildings houses restaurants, antique shops and specialty boutiques.

• Steaks • Ribs • Salads • • Sandwiches • Pasta • Seafood • • Fresh Baked Breads • Best BBQ Ribs in the Valley

Trolley at the Staunton Visitors Center

  At Mill Street Grill we try to balance good quality food with fast fun efficient service, all in the cozy confines of a turn of the century flourmill. Since opening in 1992, our goal has been to be the most consistent restaurant in the area. Our large number of repeat customers will attest to that fact. At the Mill, no one is a stranger. We treat you better than family, we feed you well, but we don’t ask you to do the dishes. We’ll tailor your evening to suit you if it can be done, and is reasonable, we try to be accommodating. Don’t be shy...WE’RE NOT! So give us a shot, you won’t regret it. Just remember, “There is nothing run-of the-mill about Mill Street Grill”.

Serving the Valley for over 22 years Mon.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4-10:30 p.m. Serving Brunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m./winter Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m./summer 540-886-0656 1 MILL ST. • STAUNTON, VA 38

  We think you’ll find our free trolley the ideal way to get around downtown. The trolley stops at the Staunton Visitors Center for pickup at 15 minutes and 45 minutes after every hour. The Trolley makes a continuous loop around the downtown, Wharf area and out to Gypsy Hill Park once every 30 minutes. Hours: 10:00 am -10:00 pm Mon-Sat (May-Dec) 10:00 am6:00 pm Mon-Sat (Jan-Apr) Fees: Free. 35 S. New Street 540-332-3971


Visit the AMA Museum at Ft. Defiance

Staunton’s Great Train Adventure

The Gypsy Express

  The Augusta Military Academy Museum is located in the 130-year-old home of the school’s founder, Professor Charles S. Roller. The dwelling was constructed just after the Civil War and has been restored to the interior and exterior look of the late 1800s. Those interested in architecture and construction will find a small display of 19th Century construction techniques.   The house sits in a grove of old trees next to the stately barracks which housed academy cadets beginning in 1915 until the school closed in 1984. The site is on the US Interior Department’s National Register of Historic Places. The museum is open Tuesday thru Sunday 10 ‘til 4.

For children, and the child in each of us...   In 2007 the Gypsy Express entered its 50th year carrying children and their dreams in Staunton’s sprawling Gypsy Hill Park. The Express, Virginia’s “hometown” mini-train, is operated weekends during warm weather by the Gypsy Express Incorporated, a non-profit group of enthusiastic volunteers.   The Gypsy Express operates from May through October. The train operates 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. each Saturday and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $1 per person. All rides are free on July 4 and Labor Day.   For 2013, the train will begin operating on May 4 and all rides will be free on that day. In addition to the normal Saturday/ Sunday schedule, the train will operate on July 4 from 12-6 (rides free) and on September 2 from 1-5 (rides free). On October 26 the train will close for the day at 4 pm. On October 27 all rides will be free from 1-3 pm and then the train will close for the season. The train does not operate when it is raining.   The Gypsy Express is a brief fun ride into another era. Today’s riders are frequently the children and grandchildren of those who first rode the mini-train almost a half-century ago. Get in on the great Staunton train adventure! The Gypsy Express added a new car in 2003 offering access to those with physical disabilities. The new car allows everyone to enjoy the historic Gypsy Express.

Visit the

AMA MUSEUM Historic uniforms, weapons, trophies, troops march in stirring videos!!

Fort Defiance on Route 11 6 miles N. of Staunton The depiction of a cadets life at Virginia’s oldest military preparatory school Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10 ‘til 4 No Admission Charge - Handicapped accessible 540/248-3007 - www.amaalumni.org

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The Highland Old Time Fiddler’s Convention

Highland County Virginia

  The Highland Old Time Fiddlers Convention will hold its second annual competition on June 13-16 at the Highland County Fairgrounds. A contra dance will be held Thursday night and competition will start Friday - Saturday. A hymn-sing Will take place on Sunday and is free to the public. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a weekend of Old Time Music in Highland County.

  Formed in 1847, Highland County, Virginia is often referred to as “Virginia’s Switzerland.” Known for its pristine scenic beauty and rural charm, this land is also full of vast woodlands and sheep and cattle grazing farms. Highland County, VA is located in the Allegheny Mountains between the eastern border of West Virginia and western border of the famed Shenandoah Valley. It is one of the least populated counties in the east and boasts one of the highest mean elevations of any county east of the Mississippi River. Timeless country stores, antiques, arts & crafts shops add to the charm of making Highland County special.

The Highland Center

Artists’ Weekend

For information contact:

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 223 Monterey VA 24465 (540) 468-2550 www.highlandcounty.org 40

  Held the last full weekend in June each year. Activities begin early Friday with coffee, donuts & a brief orientation at The Highland Center. Spend Friday & Saturday painting and exploring beautiful Highland County. Saturday evening, gather again at The Highland Center to share sketches & paintings at the “Wine and Walk Around” followed by dinner. Friends & spouses are welcome to join. Sunday morning provides a final chance to paint before the trip home. Event serves as a fundraiser for the Highland County Arts Council.


Fishersville   Deeply imbedded in the history of the area is the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church. The Church was officially founded in 1740. The monument, which stands outside Fellowship Hall, reads “Sacred to the Memory of the Immigrants to this Valley who turned the wilderness into habitations”. It lists the names of the original members who were assessed twelve shillings each to build the first meeting house.

Augusta Health

  Fishersville is a small community located halfway between the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. Fishersville has the distinction of being the home of Augusta Health one of the top 100 community hospitals in America. Opened in 1994, Augusta Health is the successor to two fine hospitals in Staunton and Waynesboro -- both long known for outstanding service.   Fishersville is also the location of the Augusta County Public Library and Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center. Fishersville is one of the most convenient communities you will find, being only 5-6 miles from either Staunton or Waynesboro city limits. Fishersville gives easy access to interstates 64 and 81, and has four lanes of Rt. 250 running right through the middle of it. It takes more than just convenience to make a community. Fishersville has managed thus far to maintain its rural character, despite rapid growth.

  Augusta Expoland, one of the Shenandoah Valley’s entertainment centers, hosts the Augusta County Fair and many other events throughout the year.   In Fishersville, you will find lovely mountain views, specialty shops, restaurants, and a modern hotel. There are housing opportunities with three major residential subdivisions. All in all, if you work in Augusta County, there are few places that offer a finer style of living than Fishersville.

Accommodations

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FISHERSVILLE Hampton Inn, Exit 91, I-64......................... 213-9500

Restaurants

Chang Xing Chinese Restaurant   30 Windward Dr...................................... 946-9188 Mi Rancho Mexican   1845 Jefferson Hwy................................ 943-4505 Tony’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant   32 Windward Dr...................................... 943-9493

MAY 10th, 11th, 12th

Augusta Expoland, Fishersville I-64 EXIT 91 (434) 846-7452 (434) 847-8242 www.heritagepromotions.net

Points of Interest

Augusta County Public Library   1759 Jefferson Hwy................................ 949-6354 Augusta Expoland, 277 Expo Rd................ 943-3976 Viette Gardens, 994 Long Meadow Rd....... 943-2315 41


Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Waynesboro is known for many attractions, but mainly for the people. The townspeople have a sincerity, which combined with a friendly, helpful nature, welcomes visitors and makes them feel at home. This has been true since the establishment of Waynesboro in 1797. The town was named for General Anthony Wayne, a hero of the Revolutionary War. The railways cross in Waynesboro, which made it a great industrial location.   Tour the streets that now cover the grounds of the Battle of Waynesboro. Stop at the Plumb House Museum, which was between the battle lines, and visit the Waynesboro Heritage Museum in downtown. The museum has a wonderful collection of pictures, photographs, antiques, and collectibles. The Fishburne Military School is located here, as well as the P. Buckley Moss Museum, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley Art Center.   Waynesboro is near the intersecting point of the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, offering unlimited beauty. There is a great variety of recreational activities to enjoy. Fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, golf, horseback riding, swimming, canoe trips, and skiing are available.   The events held each year include the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival, the Soap Box Derby Classic, and the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival and Art Show.

Plumb House Museum

Shenandoah Valley Art Center

Welcome to the Quality Inn, near Fishburne Military School, P. Buckley Moss Museum, entrance to Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive.

Free Continental Breakfast Seasonal Outdoor Pool 640 W. Broad St., Waynesboro Phone: (540) 942-1171

The Shenandoah Valley’s

Art Source

and preferred custom framer for over 2 decades

317 W. Main St., Waynesboro, VA 540-942-5566 southriverflyshop.com Guided Fly Fishing Trips for Trout and Smallmouth Bass Galvan ● Echo ● TFO ● Mystic

Valley Framing Studio & Gallery 328 W. Main St., Waynesboro 540-943-7529 www.valleyframing.com

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Tourist Accommodations WAYNESBORO

Belle Hearth B&B, 320 S. Wayne Ave....... 943-1910 Best Western, Exit 94, I-64......................... 942-1100 Budget Inn, 2240 W. Main St..................... 942-9551 Colony House Motor Lodge, US 250 E., Exit 99, I-64........................ 942-4156 Comfort Inn, Exit 94, I-64.......................... 932-3060 Days Inn, US 340, Exit 94, I-64.................. 943-1101 Hampton Inn, I-64, Exit 91......................... 213-9500 Holiday Inn Express, Exit 94, I-64............. 932-7170 Iris Inn B&B, Rt. 624, Exit 96, I-64........... 943-1991 Quality Inn, 640 W. Broad St...................... 942-1171 Residence Inn-Marriott, Exit 94, I-64......... 943-7426 Royal Inn Motel, 2112 W. Main St............. 949-8253 Skyline Motel, US 250 West....................... 942-5251 Speckled Trout B&B, 607 Oak Ave............ 946-4899 Super 8 Motel, US 340, Exit 94, I-64......... 943-3888 The Inn at Afton, Exit 99, I-64.................... 942-5201 Tree Streets Inn, 421 Walnut Ave................ 949-4484

Waynesboro North 340 Campground Near Monticello, Caverns, Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway; in the Shenandoah Valley. OPEN YEAR ROUND • FULL HOOK-UPS

Campgrounds

(540) 943-9573

Misty Mountain Camp Resort Rt. 250 E.....................................1-888-647-8900 Sherando Lake, Rt. 664, Exit 96, I-64 ....... 942-9965 Walnut Hills Campground US 340, Exit 217, I-81/64..................... 337-3920 Waynesboro North 340 Campground US 340 North, Exit 96, I-64.................. 943-9573

Route 340 North, Exit 96, I-64 1125 Eastside Hwy. Waynesboro, VA 22980

Points of Interest

COUNTED CROSS STITCH CUSTOM FRAMING

Blue Ridge Parkway, Northern Entrance...... 943-4716 Fishburne Military School   225 S. Wayne Ave..................................... 946-7700 P. Buckley Moss Museum   Rt. 340 S., I-64, Exit 94............................. 949-6473 Plumb House Museum, 1021 W. Main.......... 943-3943 Shenandoah Valley Art Center   126 S. Wayne Ave..................................... 949-7662 Skyline Drive, Mile 105.4............................ 999-3500 Tourist Info. Center, Exit 99, I-64................. 943-5187 Waynesboro Heritage Foundation Museum   Main St. & Wayne Ave.............................. 943-3943

CROSS STITCH STATION The Shenandoah Valley’s Only Complete Counted Cross Stitch Shop!

•  Punchneedle supplies •  Vast selection of books and charts •  Linens and specialty fabrics •  Great selection of ceramic buttons •  DMC floss, silk, hand-dyed fibers, blending filaments plus many other interesting fibers to stitch with. 1500 11th Street • Waynesboro, VA 540-943-7742 (Located directly behind Arby’s) crosstitch_adelphia1@comcast.net Mon.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-4

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Restaurants

WAYNESBORO Applebees, 900 Lew DeWitt Blvd.............. 949-7300 Arby’s Restaurant, 204 Rosser Ave............ 943-2533 Basic City Lunch, 408 N. Commerce Ave. .932-1790 Boardwalk Cafe’, 2556 Jefferson Hwy....... 941-8224 Brown Bag Express, 133 N. Wayne Ave..... 949-4817 Burger King, 1535 W. Broad St.................. 943-2858 Capt’n Sam’s Landing, Rt. 250 W. ............ 943-3416 Chickpeas Restaurant, 1107 W. Main St..... 942-9711 Ciro’s Pizza, 901 Willow Oak Plaza........... 942-5169 Cracker Barrel, 101 Appletree Ln............... 942-0156 Daily Grind, 125 Lucy Lane....................... 943-7790 Domino’s Pizza, 105 Lew DeWitt Blvd...... 932-0000 Ed’s Grill, 1221 E. Main St......................... 949-0225 El Puerto, 2120 W. Main St........................ 943-5317 Gavid’s Steak House, 1501 W. Broad St..... 949-6353 Golden Corral, 51 Apple Tree Ln............... 941-2486 Green Leaf Grill, 415 W. Main St............... 949-4416 Hardee’s Restaurant, 1416 W. Main St....... 942-9798 Heritage on Main, 309 W. Main St............. 946-6166 Jo’s Place, 751 N. Delphine Ave................. 949-0221 KFC, 2007 Rosser Ave................................ 942-1329 Kline’s Dairy Bar, 1235 W. Main St........... 942-5282 Little Caesar’s, 1327-B W. Broad St........... 943-1167 McAlister’s Deli, 740 E. Town Center Dr.. 409-2079 McDonald’s, 1501 W. Main St.................... 943-3949 Ming Garden, 245 Arch Ave....................... 942-8800 Mi Rancho Mexican, 408 E. Main St......... 941-5980 Outback Steakhouse, 28 Windigrove Dr..... 941-0087 Papa John’s Pizza, 250 N. Poplar Ave........ 943-7272 Pizza Hut, 1380 W. Broad St...................... 943-9092 Plaza Azteca, 23 Windigrove Dr................. 949-4205 Purple Foot, 1035 W. Main St..................... 942-9463 Quizno’s,400 Tiffany Dr............................. 932-2022 Ruby Tuesday, 1941 Rosser Ave................. 943-1610 Scotto’s Italian, 1412 W. Broad St.............. 942-8715 Shoney’s, Rt. 340 and I-64, Exit 94............ 943-6044 Shukri’s BBQ Co., 2612 W. Main St.......... 932-2644 Sidelines Cafe’, 115 Lucy Ln..................... 941-0007 Stella, Bella & Lucy’s, 327 W. Main St.......949-5111 Stone Soup Cafe’, 980 W. Main St............. 943-0084 Subway, 1500 W. Main St........................... 943-8020 Tailgate Grill, 1106 W. Broad St................. 941-8451 Tastee Freeze, 325 E. Main St.................... 942-4555 Tia Rosa, 2612 W. Main St......................... 949-6888 Waffle House, 901 Lew DeWitt Blvd......... 943-6814 Weasie’s Kitchen, 130 E. Broad St............. 943-0500 Wendy’s, 2050 Rosser Ave.......................... 943-4433

AUGUSTA COUNTY RAILROAD MUSEUM & Model Railroad Club

Open 11 am to 3 pm the second and last Saturday of each month And every weekend between Thanksgiving and New Years

FREE ADMISSION Gateway Park Shopping Center 1321 Broad St., Waynesboro, VA 44

  The City of Waynesboro and the surrounding area benefit from a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational and economic opportunities. The City is located on I-64, a major east – west thoroughfare for the region. It is within several miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail – all major tourist attractions for the Eastern section of the nation. The South River cuts through the center of Waynesboro offering recreational opportunities for fisherman and boating enthusiasts including kayakers.   Waynesboro is also positioned geographically as the gateway to the Shenandoah Valley – an area that is rich in natural beauty and history.   The City has a rich tradition in the arts including the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, the P. Buckley Moss Museum and an emerging Artisans Center at the South River Complex. Local performing arts are also well established; two groups based downtown include the Waynesboro Players and the Wayne Theatre Alliance which has created the River City Radio Hour. The Wayne Theatre itself is in the midst of an historic rehabilitation. Upon completion, the theater will serve as an anchor for arts attractions to the community.   The potential for Heritage and Cultural tourism combines attractively with recreational tourism that includes hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing and other outdoor activities. With Waynesboro’s spectacular natural setting, surrounded by mountains to the east and the Valley to the west, it offers a quality of life experience that is not possible in many places.


The P. Buckley Moss Museum of Waynesboro

It is here that one can see the work of one of America’s most renowned artists, Patricia Buckley Moss. Moss’ popular art was first inspired by the scenery and the people of the Shenandoah Valley. Her images include the “Plain People” and many of the birds, animals, buildings, and sites that are native to this historic and scenic area. Visitors will discover that everything in Moss’ “friendly” art is rich in symbolism and meaning. Her almost trademark pair of Canada Geese, for example, refer to the ancient belief that these proud birds in art represent Divine Providence and loyalty (probably because they arrive with the seasons and they mate for life). A tour of Moss’ art at her Museum, besides being a beautiful experience, is a fascinating lesson in the history of all art. Admission to the Moss Museum is FREE. Guided tours are available. The museum shop sells both original and limited edition, Moss prints. The Museum is located at 150 P. Buckley Moss Drive in Waynesboro (just south of I-64, Exit 94). Visit the Museum and see how and why P. Buckley Moss paints “THE JOY OF THE SOUL.”

The P. Buckley Moss Museum of Waynesboro, Virginia, appears to be as much a part of the Shenandoah Valley as the surrounding trees, mountains, and rolling meadows. Its solid, Moravian-style, architecture and its garden-like setting reflect the heritage of the Valley of Virginia even though the building itself is a new, state-of-the-art, museum. While natural beauty abounds outside the Museum’s building, artistic beauty rules inside.

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Wildlife Center of Virginia

  The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine, celebrating 26 years of service. Since its founding in 1982, the nonprofit Center has cared for more than 47,000 wild animals, representing 200 species of native birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. The Center’s public education programs share insights gained through the care of injured and orphaned wildlife, in hopes of reducing human damage to wildlife. The Center trains veterinary and conservation professionals from all over the world and is actively involved in comprehensive wildlife health studies and the surveillance of emerging diseases.

Augusta County Railroad Museum

  The Augusta County Railroad Museum is home to three large model railroad layouts , including O (Lionel), On30, HO and N scale gauges. Augusta County Model Railroad Club members run their miniature steam and diesel locomotives through highly detailed dioramas representing city, rural, and mountain scenery. A small Thomas the Tank Engine layout is available for young children to operate on their own.   Admission to the Museum is free (donations are appreciated). The Museum is located in the Gateway Park Shopping Center at 1321 W. Broad St. in Waynesboro, and is open the second and last Saturday of the month from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. During the winter holiday season, the Museum is open the Friday after Thanksgiving and every Saturday (from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM) and Sunday (from 1 PM to 4:30 PM) until New Years.

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  On January 18, 1926, Cols. Carl Loth and James Patterson opened the doors on Waynesboro’s first vaudeville/silent movie theatre. Its neo-classical facade, fashionable interior, and mighty organ were the wonders of the day.   Seeking to take advantage of the postwar boom, the management gutted and expanded the original auditorium in 1949, effectively doubling the seating. Along with a new concession/lounge area and bathrooms the Wayne continued as the entertainment center for the community.   In 1980 a fire began in the concession area and travelled upward into the balcony. The conflagration allowed the owners to remodel the auditorium and divide it into two theatres. Twenty years later the management decided to withdraw from the Waynesboro entertainment market and turned the Wayne Theatre over to the city.   In 2000 Waynesboro City Council created the Wayne Theatre Alliance and empowered the group to oversee the revitalization of the Wayne Theatre and with it downtown Waynesboro. In a few short months, the Wayne Theatre Alliance incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit and began the journey of making the Wayne not just a movie house, but a center for entertainment and conferences.   The mission of the Wayne Theatre Alliance is to promote the economic vitality, educational opportunities and cultural life of Waynesboro and the adjacent region through the preservation and operation of the Wayne Theatre as a performing arts/ conference center.   In August of 2011, the Wayne Theatre Alliance opened a temporary performance venue, WTA’s Gateway, while the Wayne Theatre is under restoration. Performances are scheduled every weekend and include a range of entertainment.


Waynesboro Heritage Museum

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Willow Oak Plaza, 901-D W. Broad St. Waynesboro, VA   The Waynesboro Heritage Museum is home to seven galleries depicting the story of Waynesboro. Permanent panels within each gallery reiterate the City’s history from the early Teesville and early namesake of Waynesboro, Brigadier General Anthony Wayne; Basic City, Railroad, Education, Industry, Memorable Waynesboro and the Postcard Gallery. The pleasant journey begins with a welcome to Waynesboro, a gift shop and history of the building itself and the Waynesboro Coat of Arms. The two upstairs bank vaults will be home to a recreation of the Fishburne Drug Store scene and banking artifacts. The revolving exhibit gallery will enhance the permanent galleries by showing more artifacts and educational pieces every four months. The title of the revolving exhibition will be announced in the window display on the Main Street side of the building. There is also a gift display window which can be seen by passing motorists and street pedestrians.   The museum is located at the corner of Main Street and Wayne Avenue. The hours of operation are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tues.-Sat.

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River City Antiques Plus

There is an eclectic mix of vintage to new. Kitchenwares, Great Jewelry, Furniture, Va. Metalcrafters and much more. Come by and see what all the dealers have.

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Pioneer Farm at Humpback Rocks

Blue Ridge Parkway

  The Blue Ridge Parkway, sometimes called “America’s Favorite Drive”, is the most visited unit of America’s National Park System. A drive down the Parkway provides stunning, long range vistas and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains. It is designed as a drive-awhile and stop-awhile experience, so please don’t be in a hurry.   The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway intersects with the Skyline Drive at Afton Mountain in Waynesboro. It connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a toll-free National Park which offers a spectacular view, quiet, leisurely travel along the mountain crests, and many recreational activities. The numerous pulloffs along the road offer beautiful outlooks perfect for photographs, campgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking trails.   The most famous of hiking trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Appalachian Trail, but there are many others in order to suit everyone. Peaceful meadows strewn with an abundance of native flowers such as azalea and dogwood can be easily discovered. Just off the exits, antique and craft shops, resorts, inns, hotels, rental homes, cabins, caverns, historical museums, and restaurants to suit all are located.   Open year round to enable visitors to enjoy all four seasons, the Blue Ridge Parkway attracts 24 million people annually, and the numbers are growing steadily.   The park information number at 828298-0398 is your best source for up-to-date information on special events, blooms, or temporary closures due to weather conditions or construction.

Rockfish Gap Tourist Information Center

The Rockfish Gap Information Center represents the entire State of Virginia, while featuring brochures, maps of attractions, lodging and dining facilities, and events of the Shenandoah Valley. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. I-64, Exit 99 (atop Afton Mountain) 540-943-5187

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Everything the Blue Ridge has to offer from the Shenandoah Valley to North Georgia and all points in between.

  At Humpback Rocks the National Park Service has recreated a typical mountain farm as it might have appeared shortly before the turn of the century. This site was originally a Land Grant tract, dispensed by the Governor of the Commonwealth to induce pioneers to settle the Blue Ridge Mountains and establish the border of the Western Frontier. Later this tract became known as the William J. Carter Farm, when he purchased it for $3.00 per acre, Confederate money. The original buildings have long since disappeared, but were replaced by other authentic pioneer buildings moved here from nearby and reassembled. The farm is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile post five.   Access to the US Forest Service’s Sherando Lake is nearby, and a picnic area is located a few miles down the Parkway.

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Nelson County

Rockfish Gap Country Store

  On the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nelson County is located an easy 30 miles from the cities of Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Staunton. Bordered on the west by the Blue Ridge Parkway and on the east by the James River, making for a varied topography ranging from rugged mountainous terrain to gently sloping river banks.   The Blue Ridge Mountains, George Washington National Forest, Crabtree Falls, the James River: you’re invited to experience adventure in this 471-square mile playground of unspoiled natural beauty. Take time to explore Nelson County by car, bicycle, boat, or on foot. Tour a vineyard or an orchard, fish in well-stocked trout streams, rest at a country inn, visit unique shops and attractions, meet talented artisans, and of course, take in the sublime scenery. Treat yourself to Wintergreen Resort, where every season creates a new menue of activities and indulgences-from golf and tennis and skiing, to nature walks and spa repose. Rich in history, Nelson County is home to such 18th and 19th century treasures as Woodson’s Mill and the elegantly restored Oak Ridge estate.

Antiques, Collectibles Wine & Cheese, April Cornell Products Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry, Gifts, Special Foods, Sweet Treats and much more! Open Everyday 10-5 Located at the intersection of Rts. 250 & 151, 3 miles east of Exit 99, I-64 at the foot of Afton Mountain. 540-456-6112 www.rockfishgapcountrystore.com

Artists and Artisans of Virginia

Valley Green Gallery

Near Wintergreen Resort Valley Green Center Rt 151, 2773 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, Virginia 434-361-9316 Wed-Fri 11-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4 A co-operative effort by dozens of local and regional artists!

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Stuarts Draft   The little town of Stuarts Draft in southeast Augusta County has a long history, but in the1960s, the agricultural character of the community began to change.   Industries replaced farmland and rambling ranch house subdivisions sprang up along the hill just east of Draft Avenue, the village’s main street.   Stuarts Draft derives its name from the son of a British fugitive and a local geographic feature. Stuart was the family name of the offspring of a Scottish dessident who came to settle the area in the 1730’s after fleeing religious persecution in Britain.   Thomas Stuart, obtained a deed for 353 acres in 1749. He is acknowledged as Stuarts Draft’s founder. The name Stuarts Draft was first used nearly 100 years later in 1837, when a post office opened.   The origin of the term Draft is disputed. Some authorities say the word describes the wide, flat plain adjacent to the South River, where several industries are now located, others say it refers to the narrow valley just north of the village and others say it is because of the constant breeze blowing through the area.

  Stuarts Draft has long been known as the “Hub of Augusta County”, which is home to many major industries such as Hershey Chocolate, Hollister, McKee Foods, and Target Distribution Center to name a few. The business district is mainly located along the sprawling Route 340 which leads through the area. From farm land to shopping centers and specialty stores, Stuarts Draft offers a great opportunity for visitors to browse and shop. Your visit will be a relaxing experience to remember.

Restaurants

T.J.’s Sewing, Alterations &

STUARTS DRAFT Arby’s, 2566 Stuarts Draft Hwy.................... 338-3962 Burgers Shakes and Cream,   2897 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-5117 Ciro’s Pizza, 28 Windmill Square................. 337-4798 Dairy Queen, 2647 Stuarts Draft Hwy.......... 337-4115 Domino’s, 2927 Stuarts Draft Hwy............... 337-4200 Donut Delight, 2717 Stuarts Draft Hwy........ 337-2526 El Gran Puerto, 62 Draft Ave........................ 324-0101 Eldelweiss Restaurant, Exit 213, I-81........... 337-1203 Great Wall Chinese Restaurant   2576 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-5008 Hardee’s, 2578 Stuarts Draft Hwy................ 337-3234 Old School House Restaurant   116 Draft Ave........................................... 337-2333 Peking China II   2857 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-3886 Sam’s Hot Dogs   2347 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-0733 Sanzone’s Italian   2897 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-3373 Scotto’s Trattoria   2691 Stuarts Draft Hwy............................ 337-5000 Subway, 2857 Stuarts Draft Hwy.................. 337-2053

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Stuarts Draft Antique Mall ANTIQUES • COLLECTIBLES FINE USED FURNITURE Open Daily 10-5, Sun. 12-5   3304 Stuarts Draft Hwy.   Stuarts Draft, VA   (540) 946-8488

Campgrounds

Shenandoah Acres Campground   348 Lake Rd............................................. 324-1031 Walnut Hills Campground, Rt. 340 S............ 337-3920

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Sherando Lake

  The Stuarts Draft Antique Mall offers a large variety of antiques and collectibles: furniture, jewelry, pottery, glassware, linens, kitchenware, tools and more.   Some of our dealers sell specialty items such as shabby chic and cottage style furnishings, early american pattern glass, books (antique and best-sellers), and unique items made from recycled materials. We have 50 dealers that have many unique items for sale.   Stop by and see us at 3304 Stuarts Draft Highway. Open 7 days a week, MondaySaturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 12-5. Visit us on Facebook.

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  The Sherando Lake Recreation Area, a very popular destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains that offers family camping, group camping, family picnic sites, a group picnic area, swimming and a sand beach, fishing and hiking.   A 25 acre lake offers opportunities for swimming in a designated area with sand beach, fishing and boating, just a short walk across the road from the group picnic shelter. The swimming area has no lifeguards, so visitors swim at their own risk. Fishing is in stocked waters in spring and fall and visitors are responsible for having the appropriate state licenses and National Forest stamp prior to fishing.   During the season between Memorial Day to Labor Day, evening campfire programs are conducted on Friday and Saturday evenings at the amphitheater for campers and area visitors.   The nearest groceries and gas are located in Stuarts Draft, about a 15 minute drive from Sherando Lake Recreation Area. Ice and vending machines are available at the beach bathhouse pavilion. Cellular phone service is not reliable due to the area location, but a pay phone is available on site.   From Interstate 64: Take exit 96 off Interstate 64. Go South on State Rt. 624. The road number changes to State Rt. 664 at Lyndhurst. Continue South on State Rt. 664 approximately 8 miles to the entrance.


Lexington

  Lexington’s historic past has been so well preserved that it offers visitors a step back in time. The Stonewall Jackson House has been restored and refurbished with many of his possessions to become a museum of his life. Tours are available daily. There is also a restored garden and a gift shop. The Lee Chapel and Museum is located on the campus of Washington & Lee University. Built in 1867, it contains the family crypt, many personal belongings, and Lee’s office, preserved as he left it in 1870. The George C. Marshall Museum and library is another popular attraction. The museum contains photomurals and numerous artifacts which are employed in depicting the life and times of General Marshall. There is also an electric map which details the course of WWII, and a display of General Marshall’s Nobel Peace Prize and Academy Award Oscar. The Virginia Military Institute Museum has Stonewall Jackson’s horse, Little Sorrell, on display. It also highlights such VMI professors and alumni as Stonewall Jackson, Mathew Fontaine Maury, and George C. Marshall. The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery is the site of a statue portraying General Jackson, done by Edward Valentine. Jackson himself, members of his family, a number of Lexington’s leading statesmen, and more than 100 Confederate soldiers are buried in these walls.   Cyrus H. McCormick’s farm and workshop, just a few miles north of Lexington, is the site of his famous invention. McCormick created the mechanized reaper, thus revolutionizing American agricultural production.   Theatre at Lime Kiln is an outdoor professional theatre in Lexington’s amazing lime kiln area. It has been called “the most unusual theatre setting in the United States.”   Included in the history of Lexington is a deep regard for education. It is the home to Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute.   There are plenty of recreational activitives in Lexington. The Virginia Horse Center is nearly 400 acres of rolling foothills, offering horse shows, events, educational seminars, and even sales. The Goshen Pass is renowned for it’s serene beauty and solitude. It is a three mile long mountain gorge, which offers white water canoeing, fishing, hiking, and picnic areas.   Accommodations are plentiful in historic Lexington, so visit here and take a step back in time.

The Historic Stonewall Jackson House, Garden, and Museum Shop.

Cyrus Hall McCormick, 1809-1884. He liberated agriculture, befriended education and advanced the cause of religion.

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Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state-supported military college in the United States.


Stonewall Jackson House

Accommodations LEXINGTON

  The museum’s goal is to preserve Jackson’s

Alexander-Withrow House   3 W. Washington St.......................................463-2044 Americas Best Value Inn, I-81, Exit 195..........463-6400 Best Western-Lexington Inn, I-64, Exit 55.......458-3020 Best-Western at Hunt Ridge, I-64, Exit 55.......464-1500 Budget Inn, I-81, Exit 180, US 11 S.................291-2896 Comfort Inn, I-64, Exit 55............................... 463-7311 Country Inn & Suites, I-64, Exit 55..................464-9000 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 195 ...................................463-9131 Days Inn, I-64, Exit 88, Rt 60 W. ....................463-2143 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 205, Raphine....................377-2604 Hampton Inn Col Alto, 401 E. Nelson St.........463-2223 Holiday Inn Express, I-64, Exit 55...................463-7351 Howard Johnson Inn, I-81, Exit 195 ................463-9181 Llewellyn Lodge, 603 S. Main St. ...................463-3235 Lexington Lodge, 820 S. Main St. ...................463-2739 Maple Hall Inn, I-81, Exit 195 .........................463-2044 McCampbell Inn, 11 N. Main St. .....................463-2044 Motel 6, I-64, Exit 55........................................463-7371 Wingate Inn, I-64, Exit 55................................464-8100

former home and its collections, and to educate the public by interpreting the life, character, and times of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Special emphasis is placed upon his life as a professor, church leader, businessman, husband, and community leader during the decade that he lived in Lexington and taught at the Virginia Military Institute before the American Civil War.   Since 1954, Jackson’s Lexington home, located a block east of Main Street, has been a museum and historic site. In 1979 the house was carefully restored to its appearance at the time of the Jacksons’ occupancy. The house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is furnished with period pieces, including many of Jackson’s personal possessions, and is open to the public for guided tours of the period rooms. The house is owned and operated by the Virginia Military Institute.

Restaurants

Berky’s Restaurant 2516 N. Lee Hwy.................463-3478 Bistro On Main, 8 N. Main St..............................464-4888 Brix, 4 E. Washington St...................................464-3287 Café Michel, 640 N. Lee Hwy.......................... 464-4119 Country Cookin’, 54 Comfort Way...................463-3044 Fairfield Diner, 33 Soapy Place, Fairfield.........377-9492 Fancy Hill Restaurant, I-81, Exit 180-A...........291-4455 Lexington Restaurant, 810 S. Main St..............463-5844 Macado’s. 30 N. Main St..................................464-8201 Niko’s Grille, 167 S. Main St...........................464-9499 Pink Cadillac Diner, I-81, Exit 180...................291-2378 Redwood Restaurant, 898 N. Lee Hwy.............463-2168 Sheridan Livery Inn, 35 N. Main St..................464-1887 Southern Inn, 37 S. Main St..............................463-3612 The Palms, 101 W. Nelson St. ......................... 463-7911 The Red Hen, 11 E. Washington St...................464-4401 Tong Dynasty, 110 S. Jefferson St....................463-2002 Tuscany, 24 N. Main St.....................................463-9888 Waffle House, 8 Maury River Rd.....................463-6223

The Antique Mall

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Campgrounds

40,000 square feet of interesting, hard to find Antiques and Collectibles.

Crabtree Falls Campground   I-81, Exit 205, Rt. 56, Tyro...........................337-2066 James River Recreation Area   I-81, Exit 188, Natural Bridge Sta................291-2727 Lee-Hi Campground, Exit 195, US 11 N..........463-3478 Long’s Campground   I-64, Exit 55, Rt. 39 W..................................463-7672 Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort   I-81, Exit 205, Rt. 56, Montebello................377-2650 Natural Bridge KOA, I-81, Exit 180.................291-2770

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Located in the heart of Lexington, VA 760 N. Lee Highway (Rt. 11) Take I-64 Exit 55, turn South on Rt. 11 toward Lexington. We’re located at the second stop light. College Square Shopping Center

Points of Interest

George C. Marshall Museum   VMI Grounds............................................... 463-7103 Lee Chapel & Museum, VMI Grounds............ 463-8768 Lexington Visitors Bureau   102 E. Washington St................................... 463-3777 Natural Bridge Zoo   Exits 175 & 180, I-81, Rt. 11....................... 291-2420 Stonewall Jackson House   8 E. Washington St....................................... 463-2552 VMI Museum, I-81, Exit 191.......................... 464-7232 Virginia Horse Center, I-64, Exit 55................ 463-7060 Virginia Safari Park, Exit 180, I-81................. 291-3205

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Visit Lexington and Rockbridge County

  However, if dining is your destination, and you want it done right, Lexington can delight any palate. See sites and sights that are among the most special in all of Southwest Virginia. Prowl fine art galleries for that perfect piece. In our shops, you’ll find just what you want.   Browse bookstores for everything from new age to the classics. Go antiquing. Complete your wardrobe. Nab those oneof-a-kind sundries and notions that make the perfect gift. Find not only what you want but also what you need. Bed and breakfast or spend the night in historic accom-modations. Discover why Lexington is the biggest small town you’ll ever encounter.

  Not all small towns are created equal. Some are merely small. Lexington has preserved its small town feel, while adding uniqueboutique shopping and dining experiences. When Hollywood looked to capture the charm of 19th century America for “Sommersby,” they chose Downtown Lexington, and when “Gods and Generals” sought the essence of Civil War military bearing, they selected the historic campus of Virginia Military Institute.

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Accommodations

Buena Vista

BUENA VISTA

A Keep At Elephant Mountain   2631 Edgewood Rd................................. 261-1141 Budget Inn, 617 W. 29th St.......................... 261-2156 Buena Vista Motel, 447 E. 29th St............... 261-2138

Restaurants

  Situated between the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Alleghany Mountains, and the Maury River is the City of Buena Vista. If your expectations include commanding views and a relaxing atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. But you can expect a lot more…A vibrant business community, fantastic events, and an abundance of recreational opportunity already exist in Buena Vista. But we are working hard everyday to make Buena Vista an even better place to own a business, make a home, or take a weekend trip. Take a look around and we are sure that you’ll agree that good views are just the beginning.   With access to natural areas near by such as the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and over 58,000 acres of National Forest, there is no shortage of opportunity for exploration in the open air. In addition to the great outdoors, Buena Vista offers developed recreational areas. Glen Maury Park consists of 315 acres of scenic, level and rolling land, and is owned and operated by the City of Buena Vista. There are many activities and events held throughout the year at the park. The new Vista Links provides an 18-hole, par-72 executive golf course developed by Rick Jacobson featuring all the amenities.   Take your pick... from golfing to hiking and tubing to biking, or just sightseeing, Buena Vista has something for the whole family to enjoy.

Alexander’s Ice Cream Emporium   2047 Magnolia Ave.................................. 264-0066 Canton Chinese Restaurant   2172 Sycamore Ave................................. 261-1886 Domino’s Pizza, 2378 Beech Ave.................261-1111 Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant   2255 Beech Ave....................................... 264-0041 “Frank’s” For The Memories   2117 Magnolia Ave.................................. 261-5553 Hardee’s, 2891 Beech Ave........................... 261-3353 Kenney’s, 1518 Magnolia Ave..................... 261-2592 Nick’s Italian Kitchen   1314 Magnolia Ave.................................. 261-7992 Original Italian Pizza Restaurant   2055 Magnolia Ave.................................. 264-0029 Subway, 605 W. 29th St............................... 261-1609 Todd’s Bar-B-Que, 1176 Magnolia Ave....... 261-7427

Points of Interest

Buena Vista Visitor’s Center   595 E. 29th St.......................................... 261-8004 Glen Maury Park   2039 Sycamore Ave................................. 261-7321 Southern Virginia University   One University Hill..........................800-229-8420 The Vista Links, 447 E. 29th St.................... 261-4653

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Southern Virginia University’s Main Hall is the second “grand hotel” built on the hill overlooking the town of Buena Vista. It was built in 1891, after the first hotel on the site was destroyed by fire in July of 1890. Today it is the last surviving Shenandoah Valley “boom” hotel from the 1890s period. It is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.


Natural Bridge Area Attractions   Natural Bridge, one of nature’s unbelievable geological formations, is a awe inspiring sight in the daytime. Under the bridge, after dark, experience the “Drama of Creation” with music, narration, and special lighting. Along the pathway under the bridge you’ll see 1,000 year old Arbor Vitae trees, Lace Waterfalls, Lost River, and Salt Peter Mine.   The Wax Museum is a three-dimensional trip through Shenandoah Valley history. One hundred and fifty lifelike figures will delight and entertain you. This wonderful experience incorporates sound, light, animation and electronic techniques.   The Caverns of Natural Bridge originally known as Buck Hill Caves were first opened to the public on April 29, 1978. It consist of three levels where you’ll find streams, hanging gardens, flowstone cascades, stalagmites, stalactites, waterfall, totum poles, and many other formations. Ceiling heights are from 6 to 100 feet.

Natural Bridge Zoo has the most complete collection of animals in the state of Virginia. Elephant rides are available at scheduled times. Have your photo taken with a white baby tiger Memorial Day through Labor Day. Encounter mountain lions, tigers, bears, serval, zebra, antelope. Monkey around with baboon, capuchin, gibbon, lemur, macaque, and spider monkeys. You can feed herds of Giraffe, llama, goat, donkey, camel, deer, pig. Photograph rare birds such as Virginia’s first colony of flamingo.   Virginia Safari Park is Virginia’s only drive-thru zoo. The 180-acre park is home to over 1,000 exotic animals from 6 continents. You can also walk through the Safari Village, a ten acre walk-thru area. Stretch your legs and stroll along the paved walkways, with habitats the whole family will enjoy. Come see why people keep returning again and again—and bringing their friends.

Foamhenge was built as an April Fool’s prank in 2004 on the property of Natural Bridge by Mark Cline and his Enchanted crew. It is an exact replica of Stonehenge as it appears today. Foamhenge begin as one of Mark Cline’s Infamous April Fool’s Prank. It became so popular with tourist it has remained as one of the attractions at Natural Bridge. Admission to Foamhenge is free to the public and is open year-round. 56


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May 1, 4–Salem. “61st Annual Ernest ‘Pig’ Robertson Fishing Rodeo” at Lake Springs Park: Nursing Home Patient’s from 10 am-noon, on the 1st and ages 9-12 years from 9 am-noon on the 4th. To register call 540-375-3057. May 1-5–Winchester. 86th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Featuring crafters, dances, carnival, parades, band competitions, and circus. Also Fire fighters events, fireworks, and lots more. 540-662-3863. May 1-26–Lexington. Virginia Horse Center Events: Spring Encore “AA” on the 1st-5th; Hunter Jumper Derby on the 3rd; Bonnie Blue National Horse Show “A” on the 8th-11th; “Hear the Beat”, therapeutic riding fund-raiser horse show on the 12th; Old Time Music Jam on the 12th; VA Classic Walking Horse Show on the 17th-18th; Dressage Rosinburg event on the 18th-19th; Shenandoah Valley Senior Expo on the 21st; House Mountain Horse Show on the 25th-26th. 540-464-2950. May 2-24–Buena Vista. Glen Maury Park, 101 Maury River Drive, events: Guy Carawan’s Bluegrass Jam on the 2nd-4th; 8th Annual Showdown in the Park Car Show on the 10th-11th; “Fridays in the Park” with Southpaw on the 24th. For times, admission fees, or camping call 540-261-7321. May 3-4–Harrisonburg. American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Get a group of friends together to form a relay team and join us for overnight fun, excitement, and an all-around good time. Team members are encouraged to raise funds for cancer before the event. Also when you register ask about the auction and how you can help. 540-434-3360 or 1-800-227-2345.

May 3-4–Roanoke. 33rd Annual Strawberry Festival at Elmwood Park. In addition to all the different handmade strawberry desserts there will be arts, crafts, children’s activities, and live entertainment. Admission is free. All proceeds from the festival go to the Community School. 540-563-5036. May 4–Staunton. May Day Festival at the Frontier Culture Museum from noon-5 pm. A Spring Celtic Festival featuring music, food, crafts. Admission fee. 540-3327850. May 4 –Middlebrook. 7th Annual Village Fair starts at 10 am until after the Firemen’s chicken BBQ dinner and the Firemen’s Parade in the late afternoon. Live local acoustic bands, over 90 demonstrators, exhibitors, a wide variety of arts and crafts. 540-280-3651. May 4–Lexington. The 38th Annual Road and River Relay is a four leg event for teams and individuals. The event is part of the Appalachian River Race Series. www.sunriserotarylexva.org. May 4–Roanoke. 33rd Annual Virginia State Championship Chili Cook-off, at Railside Plaza. This event is a family affair with activities for all ages. Fresh chili and salsa tastings, with patrons voting for their favorite Chili. Live entertainment, music, crafters, and a beer garden. Also the jalapeno pepper eating contest, and the “Chili Slurp” contest. Admission fee. All proceeds go to support Greenvale School’s scholarship tuition fund. 540-342-4716. May 4-5–Luray. 23rd Annual Wildflower Weekend in Shenandoah National Park. See how flowers rely on butterflyes, bees, birds and others pollinate them and their seeds. Activities are free with park admission. No registration is necessary. 540-999-3500. (Continued on page 58) 57


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(Continued from page 57) May 4-25–Fishersville. Augusta Expoland events: Indoor/Outdoor Market and Yard Sale on the 4th; Heritage Promotions Antique Show on the 10th11th; Poultry Sale on the 18th; Roller Derby on the 24th; Augusta County Fair’s Tractor Pull on the 24th-25th. 540-337-2557. May 5–Fishersville. An Evening at Barren Ridge Vineyards, 984 Barren Ridge Road is Augusta Art Center’s fund-raiser. Featuring dinner and fireworks. Reservations required by calling 540-885-2028. May 5-27–Harisonburg. Rockingham County Fairgrounds events: Railroad Club Model Train Show on the 5th; ABGA Goat Show and Mangled Metal Demo Derby on the 11th; Brethren Disaster Response Auction on the 17th-18th; Memorial Day Horse Fair/Auction and Steve Wingfield Ministries Memorial Celebration on the 27th. 540-434-0005. May 8-11–Grottoes. Annual Spring Festival at the Town Park. Featuring live music, good food, rides, bingo and more fun for the whole family. Hosted by the Volunteer Fire Department. 540-249-5911. May 9, 15–Luray. Page Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fundraising events: Uniform Sale on the 9th; Golf Tournament at Luray Country Club Resort. For information call Wanda Foltz 540-743-4811, Janet Tate 540-743-4240. May 9, 30–New Market. New Market Battlefield State Historical Park programs: Sewing Circle, at the Bushong House. Experience fabric items being made for the home the way it was done 150 years ago on the 9th and Home Cookin’ from 10 am-4 pm. Experience home cooking 19th century style on the 30th. Admission fee. 540-740-3101.

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May 10–Lexington. Wine and Wags Day at Lexington Valley Vineyard. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase snack baskets. Water and biscuits for Fido. Join other dog lovers for a waggingly good time. 540-462-2974. May 10-11–Clifton Forge. Clifton Forge’s 8th “Magic In The Mountains”, is a festival of the Alleghenies held in conjunction with C & O Railway Heritage Festival. The festival will feature Pony Rides, jugglers, unicyclists, petting zoo, mini steam train rides, room sized model train layouts, live music, food, Native American dancers, arts/crafts, and much more. 540-862-2000. May 11–Waynesboro. Main Street Motorsports Show from 11 am-3 pm at Constitution Park. Rain date is the 12th. This event is open to all classes, old or new makes/models, cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Also food and music. To register call 540-942-6705. May 11–Stephens City. This day is for the dogs. Join other dog lovers for the “Canine Carnival” at Sherando Park from 10 am-2 pm. New this year pet photos with a professional photographer, an agility course, vendors, treats and more. Proceeds to benefit Esther Boyd Animal Shelter. 540-665-5678. May 11–Middletown. 18th Annual “Of Ale & History” Beer Festival at Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd., from 11 am-6 pm. Come and celebrate German and English heritage by sampling a great array of beers from the New and Old World. Delicious food by local restaurants, unique shopping experiences are available on the grounds. The historic Manor House and landscape are open for touring throughout the festival. Admission fee. Thank you for leaving your pets at home. 540-869-2028.


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May 11–Luray. 9th Annual Festival of Spring in historic downtown. During the festival, Main Street is alive with fine artisans, a wine garden and local musicians perform in an outdoor setting. Head over to the Beer Garden for live acts and a variety of food. Enjoy the Duck Race, at Hawksbill Creek. Children will be entertained with activities like a dog frisbee competition, face painting, bounce house and train exhibits. 540-743-7700 or 540-743-5511. May 11-12–Boyce. Garden Fair at Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane. Select vendors with perennials, small trees, fine items for garden/home, food, and much, more. Also walks, scavenger hunts, and hands-on activities. Family activities both days from noon-2 pm, are free with $10.00 per car admission fee. Proceeds support programs at the State Arboretum. 540-837-1758 or http:www.blandy.virginia.edu. May 12–Edinburg. Mom deserves more than a phone call or a card on Mother’s Day. Do something special and bring her to Shenandoah Vineyards. Admission fee of $10.00, includes a souvenir glass and cheese to pair with our wines. 540-984-8699. May 12–Staunton. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, 18 North Coalter Street, from noon-5 pm. In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson proclaiming the first Mothers’ Day in 1914, all mothers will be admitted free. Enjoy engaging guided tours of Wilson’s birthplace, explore the Woodrow Wilson Museum where his Pierce-Arrow limousine is a highlight, and experience the World War I Trench exhibit. Don’t miss the beautiful Victorian garden. For more information call 540-885-0897.

May 15–Lexington. New Market Parade and Ceremony at the Virginia Military Institute Parade Grounds. Special full dress cadet parade and ceremony held in honor of the cadets who fought and died at the Battle of New Market. Free event. 540-464-7104. May 15-19–Winchester. North-South Skirmish Association’s National Competition commemorates the heroism of the men of both sides who fought in the American Civil War. Spring Nationals are held at Fort Shenandoah, 480 Chalybeate Spring Road. Come see men and women in period clothing and live firing of Civil War firearms and artillery. Activities include children’s programs, dances, cook-outs, and “Sutler Row,” where vendors display and sell Civil War firearms, accoutrements, and clothing. Free admission. 540-542-1326. May 16– Boyce. Myth, Magic and Medicine at Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane. Learn about spirtural and medicinal uses of herbs. We will walk out onto the grounds, so wear comfortable shoes. Admission fee is $10.00. Registration required. 540-8371758 or www.blandy.virginia.edu. May 16, 23, 30–Staunton. Shakin’ at The Station every Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Wharf. Enjoy cool beverages and live music all summer long during another exciting season. All proceeds benefit local charities. 540-332-3867. May 17-18–Harrisonburg. Annual Disaster Ministries Auction at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. There will be lots of quality items such as handmade furniture, quilts, theme baskets, crafts, and even livestock to bid on and buy. Also children’s activites and food will be available for sale. There is something for everyone. 540-350-2298. (Continued on page 60) 59


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(Continued from page 59) May 17-19–Strasburg. Strasburg’s 31st Annual Mayfest will kickoff on North Holliday Street with a street dance featuring “Souled Out” on the 17th. On the 18th Wes Iseli Magic, live music, crafters, food and a parade at 3 pm. Also on the 18th-19th food, crafters and much more. 540-465-3187. May 17, 19, 23-25–Shenandoah. Annual Memorial Day Festival events: Carnival on the 17th and 25th; Memorial day pageant on the 19th; Live music and food on the 23rd; Cruz In, DJ, live music, food on the 24th; On the 25th throughout Town there will be a memorial service for veterans, car/tractor/motorcycle/dog show, parade at 4 pm, carnival, steamed shrimp and more. 540-652-8164. May 18–Staunton. Staunton Jams Festival will be held on Beverley Street, near the Baja Bean Company. Local bands will be performing and the event is free and fun for the whole family. Bands start at noon. 540-332-3867 or 540-885-9988. May 18–Lexington. Habitat Jam at Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery, 50 Northwind Lane, from 4-10 pm. Live musical entertainment from “Super Hold”, “Loose Gravel”, Marla Palma Band, Coprolite Band, and the “Luddites” while enjoying food, beer, and wine. Bring the kids for ice cream, face painting, games, and more. Admission fee is $25.00 adults, $10.00 children 12 and under, and children 5 and under are free. Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. 540-462-6200. May 18–New Market. Annual First Fruits Festival from 3-7 pm at Our Community Farm, 18794 Mountain Valley Road. Family fun with live music, food, kids activities, baby alpacas and more. 540-740-2951.

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May 18–Vinton. The 4th Annual Wine and Food Festival will be held on the front lawn of the Vinton War Memorial, 814 Washington Avenue, from 1-6 p.m. Be prepared for a day of pure enjoyment as you eat, drink, and sway to the sounds of our local entertainment. Don’t worry though, if you are not a fan of the “grape”, we will have some “wheat and barley” available for your taste buds too. Attendees must be 21 or older. No pets, food, coolers, or beverages. This is a fundraiser for the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce. 540-343-1364. May 18–Roanoke. 23rd Annual Local Colors Festival is a international festival that celebrates the heritage of more than 75 countries. A free, family-friendly, festive day of celebrating, sharing, and learning through music, arts, crafts, food, language and goodwill at Elmwood Park, downtown Roanoke. The day festival includes the Parade of Nations and the International Fashion Show. 540904-2234. May 18–Front Royal. 27th Annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival. Enjoy tastings from 20 Virginia wineries. Covering more than seven blocks and featuring over 100 vendors, artists, crafters from all over the east coast. Antiques, and the list goes on. There won’t be anything you can’t find to fit your style, mood, or need. 540-635-3185. May 18-19–New Market. 149th Anniversary of the Battle of New Market is held at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park which is the original 1864 battle site. Experience Civil War soldier life, demonstrations and living history prior to and after the battle (2 p.m. on the 18th and 1:30 p.m. on the 20th). There will be food, music, and more. 1-866-515-1864.


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May 19–Winchester. Join the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 54 S. Loudoun Street, from 1-4 pm. You’ll be amazed at all the fun you will have and all you can learn about the geography, plants, animals and people of Russia. Enjoy samples of traditional food, Russian instruments, and dancing. 540-722-2020. May 22–Harrisonburg. Outdoor Fundfest Concert held on the grassy lot across from the Daily News Record from 5:30-8 pm, featuring the “Hackens Boys”. There is a $2.00 admission donation. There is no seating, so please bring your own. Proceeds benefit various charities. 540 434-5270. May 24-25–Stephens City. Newtown Heritage Festival is a free family festival which includes a parade, car/craft shows, artisan demonstrations, fireworks, races and more. Also the Stone House Foundation Museum and Argenbright House will be open. 540-869-3087. May 24-25–Roanoke. P. Buckley Moss Collectors’ Convention at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception on the 24th. Dinner dance and a fundraiser for the P. Buckley Foundation for children’s education on the 25th. Also exhibits. Admission fee. Tickets may be purchased from your local Moss gallery or more details at www.pbuckleymoss.com/convention.html. May 25–McGaheysville. 13th Annual ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival at Massanutten Resort. Featuring “Sons Of Bill”, “Cazhmiere”, the “Hackens Boys”, Bryan Elijah Smith and the “Wildhearts”. Sample regional wines/microbrews and delicious food while browsing the wares of crafters and artisans. Rain or shine event. No food, beverages, pets. Admission fee. 540-434-3862.

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May 25–Buena Vista. Cork and Blues Fest at Glen Maury Park from 4-9 pm. Featuring the Harvey Dalton Arnold Band, and Dennis Mcclung Blues Band. Also various Virginia wine makers. Admission fee. 540-261-7321. May 25-26–Delaplane. Emmanuel Episcopal Church will host the Delaplane Strawberry Festival for it’s 20th year at Sky Meadows State Park. There will be live entertainment, children’s activites, animal encounters, antique cars, food, and lots more. Leashed pets are welcome, NO alcohol whatsoever is permitted. Admission price provides you and everyone in your car access to the festival. 540-364-2772. May 25-26–Staunton. 47th Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill Park is a Staunton Augusta Art Center event from 10-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday noon-5 pm. Juried art/craft show, live music on the bandstand and a wide variety of food vendors. No admission fee. 540-885-2028. May 27-Sept. 2–Staunton. The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in honor of those who serve our country, are offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and five members of their families. They can enjoy guided tours of President Wilson’s Birthplace and self-guided tours of the Museum, which includes the immersive World War I trench exhibit and the President’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine. Stroll through the historic gardens and visit the President’s Shop for unique gifts. 540-885-0897. May 31–Lexington. “Friday’s Alive” featuring “Fatty Lumpkin & the Love Hogs” at Davidson Park, 200 E. Nelson Street, from 5-9 pm. This is a free concert. No outside food, drink or pets are allowed: a All proceeds from sales go to benefit local charities. 540-588-2931 or lexingtonjaycees.org/main/fridays-alive/


Shenandoah Valley Exits I-81 from north to south 317--Winchester, Rt. 11 & Rt. 37 315--Winchester, Berryville 313--Winchester, Rt. 50 310--Winchester, Berkeley Springs 307--Stephens City, White Post 302--Middletown 300--I-66 East--Front Royal 298--Strasburg 296--Strasburg 291--Toms Brook, Mauertown 283--Woodstock 279--Edinburg 273--Mt. Jackson, Basye, Orkney Springs 269--Shenandoah Caverns 264--New Market, Luray, Timberville 257--Mauzy, Broadway 251--Harrisonburg 247--Harrisonburg, Massanutten, Elkton 245--Harrisonburg, Rt. 42, Dayton 243--Harrisonburg 240--Mt. Crawford, Bridgewater 235--Weyers Cave, Grottoes, Mt. Sidney

Exits I-64 from east to west Note: I-64 runs with I-81 from Staunton Exit 221 to Lexington Exit 191.

99--Waynesboro, Afton 96--Lyndhurst, Sherando 94--Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft 91--Fishersville 55--Lexington 16--Covington 14--Hot Springs

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227--Verona 225--Staunton 222--Staunton, Churchville,    Monterey 221--I-64 East--Waynesboro 220--Staunton 217--Mint Springs, Stuarts Draft 213--Greenville 205--Steeles Tavern, Raphine 200--Fairfield 195--Lexington 191--I-64 West, Lexington 188--Lexington, Buena Vista 180--Natural Bridge, Glasgow 175--Natural Bridge 168--Buchanan 167--Bedford 150--Troutville, Daleville 146--Roanoke 143--I-581 to Roanoke 141--Salem 137--Salem


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May 2013 Shenandoah Valley Monthly Magazine  

Your guide to the Shenandoah Valley including what to see and do, accommodations, dining, shopping, antiques, map, and a calendar of events.

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