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The Official Visitor Guide


Visitor Guide 2014-15 Visit Our Websites for Complete Information www.VisitHarrisonburgVA.com www.VisitRockingham.com

Find Us... facebook.com/harrisonburgtourism twitter.com/hburgvatourism pinterest.com/hburgvatourism Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services located in the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center 212 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801 540-432-8935

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Quick Facts

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Average Temperatures January 33ºF (1ºC) | July 73ºF (23ºC) Average Annual Precipitation Rainfall 34.01” (86.39cm) | Snowfall 26.30” (66.80cm) Population Harrisonburg 52,000 | Rockingham County 77,000 ©Harrisonburg Tourism. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or by any means requires prior written permission from Harrisonburg Tourism. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this publication. Harrisonburg Tourism is not responsible for errors or omission. The listings and advertisements in this publication do not imply an endorsement by Harrisonburg Tourism. Photography courtesy Brandy Somers, Liz Bixby, Joe Foley, Frank Doherty, Michael Sheeler, Greg Comer, and David Showalter.

Awards and Recognitions

• Harrisonburg Honored with 2014 Great American Main Street Award - National Main Street Center, 2014 • Harrisonburg named one of 5 Top U.S. Towns for Romance - The Municipal, 2014 • Harrisonburg and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presented a Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award - The Virginia Main Street Program, 2014 • Harrisonburg named 19th Most Exciting Small City in America Movoto, 2013 • Harrisonburg named #5 Best College Town in America - Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2013 • Harrisonburg named one of 2013’s Best Mountain Towns; Voted Best Beer Town in the Blue Ridge - Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2013 • Harrisonburg named one of America’s Top Mountain Bike Towns USA Today, 2013 • Harrisonburg among top 15 Most Secure/Safe Small Cities in the U.S. - Farmers Insurance Survey, 2013 • Harrisonburg ranked among top 50 Best Small Places in the U.S. for Business and Careers - Forbes Magazine, 2013 • Harrisonburg listed under 25 Great Fall Destinations - Blue Ridge Country, 2013 • Shenandoah Mountain Touring named one of the Best Guided Trips in the South - Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2013 • New Leaf Pastry Kitchen and The Little Grill listed among top breakfast spots in Virginia - Virginia Tourism Corporation, 2013 • Harrisonburg among top 20 Best Places for a Working Retirement in 2013 - Forbes Magazine, 2013 • Stonewall Jackson Inn B&B receives Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor, 2011, 2012, 2013 • Rockingham Memorial Hospital among top 100 community hospitals in the U.S. - Becker’s Hospital Review, 2013 • Kline’s Dairy Bar voted top ice cream shop in Virginia - Virginia Tourism Corporation, 2013 • Harrisonburg listed among 10 best places to get ice cream (Kline’s Dairy Bar) - Cooking with Paula Deen, 2013 • Harrisonburg listed among 20 best fishing spots in the country Peter Greenberg Worldwide, 2013 • Harrisonburg listed among top 10 cycling destinations - Virginia Living, 2013 • Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance receives Virginia Main Street Milestone Achievement Award - Virginia Main Street Program, 2013 • Chef Ryan Zale of Local Chop & Grill House included in Best Chefs America book - Best Chefs America, 2013 • Harrisonburg listed among top 10 mountain biking towns - The Active Times, 2013 • Massanutten Hoo-Ha Named Top Mountain Biking Event - Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2013 • Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, Tour de Burg, and Shenandoah Valley Century Named Top Road Cycling Events - Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2013 • Best Biking Community - Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2013

Awards & Accolades

Designations and Honors

• Harrisonburg named one of ten fatest growing Cities - NerdWallet Finance, 2014 • Downtown Harrisonburg named Virginia’s first Culinary District - City of Harrisonburg, 2014 • By the Side of the Road Inn and Cottages Joins Diamond Collection - Bedandbreakfast.com, 2014 • Home to over 33 Virginia Green businesses, organizations, and events - Virginia Department of Environmental Quality • James Madison University honored as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly University - League of American Bicyclists, 2013

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Awards & Accolades .............................................. 3 Visit Harrisonburg & Rockingham County ....... 4-5 Annual Events ................................................... 6-12 Area Map ......................................................... 14-15 Places to Stay .................................................. 16-19 Cycling.................................................................... 20 Civil War History.................................................... 21 Agritourism ........................................................... 22 Outdoor Adventure ............................................... 23 Restaurants ...................................................... 23-31 Shop Local ............................................................ 32 Downtown & The Arts.......................................... 33

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Arrive in style by flying into the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. By providing the quickest, most convenient access to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with well-timed departures and arrivals, the airport makes it easy and affordable to fly local.

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Trendy, locally-owned restaurants, museums, and art galleries connect historic downtown Harrisonburg to James Madison University, creating one of Virginia’s first designated Arts & Cultural Districts. This 10-block walk passes by a handful of museums including the Virginia Quilt Museum, Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum, and Valley Turnpike Museum, as well as the Harrisonburg

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In Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and the surrounding areas, there are eight designated National Historic Districts: Harrisonburg Downtown and Harrisonburg Old Town Historic Districts, Port Republic, Bridgewater, Dayton, Massanetta Springs, Singers Glen, and the Skyline Drive Historic Districts. These designated areas are hotspots for self-guided walking tours. Uptown is filled with national favorites including popular restaurants and shops, so whatever you came for, you’ll leave with that and more! If you’re looking for an eco-friendly vacation, you’ll find it in Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are home to over 33 Virginia Green designated businesses and our city, the first in Virginia to offer guests access to electric car charging stations, and Harrisonburg encourages cycling as a healthy and green form of transportation. Begin your adventure at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, where hospitable travel specialists welcome you with information to help you plan your Harrisonburg area getaway.

The Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center Located in the heart of historic downtown Harrisonburg, this Virginia State Certified Regional Visitor Center is your destination for free travel information, assistance from certified travel specialists, state and regional maps, and lodging and dining information. While you’re in, make sure you explore the house’s unique amenities, grab a gift, learn the area’s history, and savor a delectable pastry.

Visit Harrisonburg & Rockingham County

The Appalachian Trail and Virginia Main Street Community is populated with several cozy bed & breakfasts and luxurious hotels, each ready to welcome you with a unique lodging experience.

Farmers Market, Court Square Theater, and parts of two National Historic Districts.

Open Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm Featuring, from left to right: Rocktown Gift Shoppe, Valley Turnpike Museum, Civil War Orientation Center, and New Leaf Pastry Kitchen.

Where History and Hospitality Meet

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Visit Harrisonburg & Rockingham County

Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County provide visitors with unsurpassed culinary options, a thriving arts community, endless outdoor adventures, a vibrant downtown, and a diverse mix of performances, annual events, and festivals.

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Annual Events

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Year-Round First Fridays Downtown Free downtown art walks and open houses are featured every first Friday of the month beginning at 5pm. Enjoy live music, art exhibitions, and performing arts. Art in the Park Offered every second Saturday of the month (April-Sept.), Art in the Park is a free art education program that coincides with the Harrisonburg Farmers Market.

March Taste of Downtown Spring Downtown locally owned restaurants offer specials throughout the week to entice you to taste downtown. This is a great week to eat out!

April

Blacks Run/Downtown Clean Up Day Celebrate our local waterways and volunteer your time with a couple of hours of good cleanup fun. Events include presenters, educational exhibits, the GreenScene and music. Harrisonburg-Rockingham County, Historic Garden Week Features historic gardens and homes. The Spotswood Garden Club greets visitors with inspired arrangements amid the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Mothers Day & Commencement Carriage Rides While relaxing in the luxurious vis-Ăƒ -vis carriage, riders are drawn through the woods by beautiful Belgium horses and an experienced coachman. ValleyFest A celebration of life in the Valley. Enjoy Virginia wines, a variety of craft, micro, domestic

and imported beers, and friendly people. Hear live bands on the picturesque slopes of Massanutten Resort and sample delicious food. Court & Market Days Exploring what life was like in the 1800’s. Featuring our local farmers market, music, great food, arts and craft vendors, Interactive exhibits, re-enactment camps, and fun for the kids! DR 100 Charity Ride Riders complete a journey in honor of the memory of Dr. Joseph Mirenda in a walk, run, or ride one-day event ending on the campus of JMU.

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The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach. Held on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University as well as other venues in Harrisonburg.

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Rocktown Beer & Music Festival For the past three years, three thousand happy people converged on Downtown Harrisonburg to enjoy a day of great music, food, and craft beer.

Harris-Roubaix The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition brings the HarrisRoubaix to Harrisonburg. This casual group ride takes bikers around a 10-15 mile loop, and back. A diversity of bikes are welcome, from road bikes and mountain bikes to single speeds and kids trailers. Massanutten Yee-Ha! Massanutten is the first stop in the Gravity East Downhill Series, which consists of eight races at eight incredible venues. Spectators are welcome to this downhill mountain bike race.

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Annual Daffodil Walk Over 50 varieties of daffodils

in hues of yellow, orange, and peach. Daffodils grace the circular gardens of the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum as visitors stroll through the grounds.

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Annual Events

Annual Events Massanutten Hoo-Ha! A cross country mountain bike race and Triple Crown All Mountain, the Massanutten Hoo-Ha! provides a course with technical terrain that will challenge mountain biking skills. Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival Promote family and celebrate heritage and diversity through expressions of faith and love. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, fellowship, activities, crafts, art, music, food, exhibitors and more!

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June - August

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Fridays on the Square Music and Movies Live musical groups alternate

with films every Friday evening on Courthouse Square in downtown Harrisonburg. Music starts at 7pm. Films start at 8pm or dusk. Bring your picnics, blankets, lawn chairs, and all the kids.

Tour de Burg Held the first week of July each year, this grueling sixday mountain and road bike stage race combines the most challenging trails and roads that the central valley has to offer.

Fundfest Fundfest is an evening of entertainment including live music and beer and food vendors, with entry proceeds benefitting the SPCA.

Red Wing Roots Festival The Red Wing Roots Music Festival is the Shenandoah Valley’s premiere family-friendly music festival. Forty bands, four stages and three full days of good times! Join the fun and bring the whole family!

July Summer Jam at Massanutten Resort Celebrate on the slopes of Massanutten with live music, great food and a fireworks finale that will light up the mountain. Valley Fourth It’s Harrisonburg’s quintessential 4th of July celebration! Great food, music and entertainment attract thousands of people to downtown for a full day of events, and a grand fireworks display.

August Love on Tap: Virginia Craft Beer Month Celebrate the diverse selection of Virginia craft beer all month long with Love on Tap: Virginia Craft Beer Month. Throughout the month, check out select restaurant and brewery pairings, tastings, specials and events. Tomato Fest Celebrate all things tomato at the annual Tomato Fest! Enter the Community Tomato Recipe

Contest for a chance to win cash prizes. Rockingham County Fair This week-long event brings agriculture, great music and traditional fair fun together for one of Virginia’s largest agricultural fairs. Grandstand events include Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derby and a variety of music including Gospel, Pop, Country, and Rock. Information (540) 434-0005 Taste of Downtown Summer This is THE week to eat out! Downtown Harrisonburg restaurants will showcase their finest cuisine with wallet-friendly creative menus. Find time to have lunch or dinner and Do Downtown. Blue Ridge Music & BBQ Festival Located at the Rockingham County Fairground, provides BBQer’s a chance to show off their culinary chops. Activities, entertainment and food will available for the entire family to enjoy.

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Massanutten Super D and Short Track This unique event is a mix of cross country and downhill racing. The Massanutten course includes a little bit of everything: tight, twisty, rocky technical ridge riding and finishes with high speed smooth trail.

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Annual Events

Annual Events

September Harvest Day at CrossRoads The annual Harvest Day at CrossRoads offers something for the whole family with special activities for children – old-time games, crafts, and more. Rocktown Fall Beer Fest The Rocktown Fall Beer Fest will feature a variety of craft beer stations, including many specialty and fall-themed brews, under Turner Pavilion. Live music and fall fun!

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Harrisonburg International Festival Celebrate the many cultures that make up our community. We feature international foods, music, and dance, activities for

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all ages, a multi-language area, and a World Bazaar featuring traditional folk art. Oktoberfest Celebrate Oktoberfest with downtown favorite Capital Ale House by slugging great German beers, gobbling down a full spread of authentic German fare, and dancing the polka. Shenandoah Valley Century Ride Includes options for 25, 50, and 100 miles. Scenic vistas, small towns, beautiful farms, quiet roads, and more make it one of the finest ways to tour the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley. Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Hosted by professional cyclist Jeremiah Bishop, The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is an event to welcome cyclists and spectators to his hometown of Harrisonburg, Virginia, for an exciting weekend of special events, challenging rides, charity fundraising and festivities for the entire family.

September-October Six Pack Downhill A fun and informal group ride in the mountains west of Harrisonburg. Each week covers a new trail somewhere within the George Washington National Forest. Rocktown Beer & Music Festival Enjoy a day of great music, food, and craft beer. Offering more than 60 beers with national names like Stone and Dogfish, as well as local favorites such as Blue Mountain and Devils Backbone.

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Virginia Wine Month Celebrate the state-wide celebration of Wine Month with special events, tastings, and pairings all month long in Harrisonburg at local restaurants and vineyards. Dayton Days Autumn Celebration The first Saturday in October celebrates the beauty and artistry of the Shenandoah

Valley at the annual Dayton Days Autumn Celebration with over 300 vendors with handmade crafts & goods. Massanutten Fall Festival Celebrate the changing of the seasons at the annual Massanutten Fall Festival. Over 60 arts vendors, live music, chairlift rides to the top of the Peak, kids activities, wine sampling, beer garden, food, petting farm, and more! Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival The Shenandoah Mountain Bicycle Festival is a highlight of Virginia’s fall cycling scene. During the Festival weekend there is plenty of time to experience the great riding in the area as well as the opportunity to camp and meet fellow cyclists. Halloween on the Square Celebrate Halloween downtown with your little ghosts and goblins. Children’s activities, costume contests and trick-ortreating. Food and drinks will be provided by local restaurants and vendors. www.VisitRockingham.com

The Mountain Jamboree Enjoy a day of live music and entertainment at the 4th Annual Mountain Jamboree festival. Food, drinks and activities will be provided for the whole family to enjoy. All proceeds will go to the Shenandoah Valley Travel Association.

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Massanutten Four season resort

Located 10 minutes from Harrisonburg, Va in the heart of the shenandoah Valley.

November Harrisonburg Veterans Parade Come downtown to the flaglined streets of Harrisonburg to honor the Veterans who have served our country.

December Downtown Holiday Tour Tour a selection of Old Town’s historic homes, downtown lofts, and local businesses decorated for the holidays in downtown Harrisonburg.

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Harrisonburg Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony Spread festive cheer throughout downtown Harrisonburg. Thousands of people will gather to watch as festive floats pass by on Main Street. Followed by a

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Places to Stay

Places to Stay

Places to Stay Harrisonburg and Rockingham County make a perfect weeklong vacation or comfortable stopover for family travel or group tours. Check out our countless hotels, refurbished historic homes, and extended stays. We offer comfort and luxury via our historic bed and breakfasts and beautiful inn and restaurant. By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, offers romantic and well-appointed suites and cottages that are one of a kind. The circa 1790 home is located just minutes from downtown and has been meticulously preserved in this historic city. Enjoy amenities like whirlpool spa tubs by a fireplace, luxurious walk-in showers and gourmet breakfast delivered to your door. A staple of Harrisonburg is the Stonewall Jackson Inn Bed & Breakfast welcoming visitors to a warm and inviting experience within a circa 1885 restored home. With true Southern hospitality, vintage décor, and a breakfast to remember, the inn charms guests during their stay. Breathe that fresh country with a stay at The Village Inn, locally-owned and operated for more than 75 years, offers decks with a view, an outdoor swimming

You can also take in the splendor of our area at one of many welcoming hotels including the Comfort Inn Harrisonburg, Country Inn and Suites; Fairfield Inn and Suites and Courtyard by Marriott, conveniently located just minutes from James Madison University. We also offer camping, cabins and pet-friendly accommodations. Go to VisitHarrisonburgVA.com to explore special deals and offers to find the right lodging package for you.

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• Free high-speed Internet access • Complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast • Pool and Whirlpool • Read It & Return Lending Library�

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Harrisonburg, VA 27 Covenant Drive • Harrisonburg, VA 22801 +1 (540) 433-2400 • countryinns.com/harrisonburgva

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pool, and a complete country breakfast buffet.

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Hotels

Bridgewater Inn & Cottage 104 W. College St 540-828-4619

Best Western 45 Burgess Rd 800-780-7234

By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages 491 Garbers Church Rd 866-274-4887

Comfort Inn 1440 East Market St 540-433-6066

The Stonewall Jackson Inn Bed & Breakfast 574 East Market St 800-445-5330

Extended Stays Affordable Corporate Suites 20 Pleasant Hill Rd 888-334-5919 Candlewood Suites 1560 Country Club Rd 877-226-3539 Valley Suites 2420 South Main St 540-437-1440

Country Inn and Suites 27 Covenant Dr 800-596-2375 Courtyard By Marriott 1890 Evelyn Byrd Ave 540-432-3031 Day’s Inn Harrisonburg 1131 Forest Hills Rd 540-433-9353 Econo Lodge 1703 East Market St 540-433-2576 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 1946 Medial Ave 800-228-2800

Places to Stay

Places to Stay

Bed & Breakfasts

Hampton Inn South 43 Covenant Drive 540-437-0090

Ramada Inn 1 Pleasant Valley Rd 540-434-9981

Hampton Inn University 85 University Blvd 540-432-1111

Residence Inn by Marriott 1945 Deyerle Ave 540-437-7426

Holiday Inn Harrisonburg 1400 East Market St 540-433-2521

Sleep Inn & Suites 1891 Evelyn Byrd Ave 540-433-7100

Quality Inn 1881 Evelyn Byrd Ave 540-442-1515

Super 8 Motel 3330 South Main St 540-433-8888

Microtel Inns & Suites 85 Pleasant Valley Rd 540-437-3777

The Village Inn 4979 South Valley Pike 800-736-7355

Motel 6 10 Linda Ln 540-433-6939

Inn and Restaurant

3210 S. Main Street 540-434-6700

The Joshua Wilton House 412 South Main St 540-434-4464

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Cycling

Civil War History

Cycling

Civil War

Harrisonburg is the Cycling Capital of the Shenandoah Valley, offering the material and natural resources needed

Garnering the title of “The Breadbasket

for green travelers. Many city streets

of the Confederacy,” the areas of

have markings known as “sharrows,”

Harrisonburg,

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motorists to share. Harrisonburg was honored by the

significant roles during the American

League of American Bicyclists as a Bronze Award

Civil War. Harrisonburg was at the crossroads of two

Level Bicycle Friendly Community and recognized as a

major highways: the Valley Turnpike (modern-day Rt.

Bronze Level Ride Center by the International Mountain

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Bicycling Association. In addition, Harrisonburg was

33). The city was also located about 25 miles north of a

recently named Best Biking Community by Blue Ridge

huge Confederate rail and supply center in Staunton.

Outdoors Magazine.

At the time, Rockingham County was one of the most prosperous agricultural counties in the nation.

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supported by a variety of local and regional businesses

Explore iconic Civil War sites including key battlefields,

offering quality products and services. Check out

cemeteries where soldiers were buried, and sites

Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park, which offers three

involved in The Burning with Harrisonburg and

different levels of trails to appeal to cyclists of all skill

Rockingham County’s Battles on the Home Front

levels. Our area is also home to numerous bike rental

driving tour. Stop at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor

and repair shops, each ready to serve you on your

Center to pick up your driving tour map and brochure;

bike-friendly vacation. These cycling enthusiasts can

these documents will help guide you through nearly 30

also assist you in mapping out your rides!

trail sites within a 20 mile radius.

While you’re here, join in on a casual community ride

Visit The Heritage Museum, located in Dayton, where

where everyone is welcome. Typically these social

you can view an electric map highlighting Stonewall

rides happen once per week and are fun for all! Want

Jackson’s Valley Campaign of 1862 and visit their

something more heart-pumping? Sign up in advance

bookstore with a unique selection of Civil War history

for one of the area’s numerous competitive annual

and family research. Continue to soak up Civil War

events, like the challenging Massanutten Hoo-Ha! or

history at CrossRoads (Valley Brethren-Mennonite)

the intense Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

Heritage Center, where you can find exhibits and a video on the settling of the Shenandoah Valley by the Brethren and Mennonites, including in Civil War times. Travel to Grottoes and visit Grand Caverns, a Natural National Landmark that features over 200 signatures of Civil War soldiers.

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Multiple levels of road and mountain bicycling trails are

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Enjoy a variety of locally-brewed beers at Three Brothers Brewing Co., a popular brewery located inside a renovated Coca-Cola bottling plant that is dedicated to producing quality and unique craft beer utilizing the support of the local community. The brewing brothers frequently host beer tastings, live music, and food trucks at their venue, making it a fun hangout for visitors and residents. Harrisonburg voted Best Beer Town by Blue Ridge Outdoor magazine is 2013, joining Three Brothers in 2014 is “Three Notch’d” and “Pale Fire Brewing Company”

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Old Hill Cidery, located at Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse, is a Valley favorite offering more than 20 varieties of apples. The orchard processes its famous apple cider and hard cider on the premises, so make sure you stop for a cider tasting while taking in the breathtaking views of the property’s 40 acres of rolling countryside.

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Relax by taking in the beauty of our area at one of our quality wineries. CrossKeys Vineyard and Bluestone Vineyard offer impressive panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. With tours, tastings, events, special dinners, and live music, these vineyards will provide you with endless entertainment. Looking for gifts or souvenirs? Check out Downtown Wine & Gourmet and stock up on craft beer, wines, local coffees, and local gourmet chocolates. With nearly 300 beer varieties and 500 wine varieties, the shop has an endless selection of spirits, many brewed or fermented right here in Virginia. The shop also hosts weekly tastings, allowing you to sample a selection of their diverse beers and wines.

Outdoor Adventure

Agritourism comes naturally to the Shenandoah Valley, and the Metro Area truly embraces our unique and robust reputation. As the top agricultural-producing County in Virginia, our poultry, beef, pork, dairy, and all manner of fruit and vegetable offerings are legendary. Our farmers markets and roadside stands are abundant so bring your appetite and get ready to sample the local flavors! While downtown visit the Harrisonburg Farmers Market or traveling north the Broadway Farmers Market where you can meet the farmers who with heart and soul provide a bounty of delicious Valley favorites.

Outdoor Adventure Harrisonburg’s location at the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, just minutes from the Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, and Blue Ridge Parkway makes it an ideal spot for outdoor adventure and exploration, allowing travelers to appreciate picturesque views during their activity of choice. Tee off at Heritage Oaks Golf Course, canoe or kayak with Shenandoah River Adventures, join Wild GUYde Adventures for rock climbing and rappelling, or picnic at the stunning Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Local fishing enthusiasts know they’re fortunate to live in an area with abundant water and plentiful opportunities to cast a line. Whether you’re seeking to link up with a guide service or just looking to spend a day on the shoreline, the Metro Area boasts ample locations and services to meet your needs. Be sure to explore Lake Shenandoah and Silver Lake in Dayton – both easily accessible with public parking. Throw in the canoe at River Boat Landing on Island Ford Road in McGaheysville it’s just minutes from the cities core at the base of Massanutten Mountain. Travel a few minutes east to enjoy the activities at Massanutten Resort, including an indoor/outdoor water park, two golf courses, snow sports, zip line, and canopy tour– a true four season destination! Our area also offers many public parks that include playgrounds, surface trails, athletic fields, picnic shelters, basketball courts, and many other amenities. Additionally, Rockingham County Fairgrounds is not only home to what’s been titled the “Top Agricultural fair in North America,” but also home to concerts, tractor and horse pulls, races, and other events that are fun for the entire family.

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Restaurants

Restaurants Thanks to its designation as a Downtown Culinary District (the first in the state to achieve such status), Harrisonburg has truly earned a reputation as The Dining Destination of the Shenandoah Valley. Literally bursting with culinary offerings and supportive of the local food movement in all kinds of delicious ways, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County welcome you to dine with us on a rooftop, out on the patio, in a historic building, at the weekly Farmer’s Market or surrounded by local music and art – even as you watch your food prepared by one of our popular local food truck enterprises. The choices will amaze you and dazzle your tastebuds!

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With a dynamic blend of live music, late-night dining menus, and specialty beer nights, many of the area’s local dining hotspots tout a vibrant nightlife scene. Music and specialty events combine with some of the best fare around at Clementine Café, Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint and Corgans’ Publick House. Two locations offer hearty, wholesome goodness at A Bowl of Good Café, and no trip to Harrisonburg is complete without a savory European treat from New Leaf Pastry Kitchen. Looking for a romantic dinner for two complete with an extensive wine selection? Head to The Joshua Wilton House near the JMU campus or The Local Chop and Grill House – you’ll find luxe menu offerings featuring the freshest ingredients prepared with flair to tantalize you and your dining companion.

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The Dining Destination of the

Shenandoah Valley

Uptown, dine at L’Italia or Bravo’s Italian Restaurant, where breads and sauces are made fresh daily. Feeling spicy? Feast at Hank’s Smokehouse and Southern Grillery, or Thunderbird Café, both are found just east of the city. For a light breakfast or lunch sandwich and small-batch hand roasted coffee and tea, stop by Greenberry’s Coffee Company. From classic burgers with a twist at Union Station (where you’ll love the modern industrial vibe) to authentic Ethiopian dishes at Blue Nile, fresh seafood and thick steaks at Bluestone Inn to the down-home county spread at The Village Inn, the area’s variety of both locally-owned and nationally-recognized restaurants will take you on a culinary trip around the world, providing flavors to satisfy even the most discerning palette. 25


Take a Culinary Trip around the World

A variety of locally-owned farm-totable and international restaurants call Harrisonburg home, making it easy for you to take a “Culinary Trip Around the World” right here in the Shenandoah Valley. Which of these unique culinary establishments will you choose today?

African

Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine* 181 N. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-432-NILE Authentic Ethiopian cuisine, inspired pub fare, eight drafts and specialty cocktails. Lunch buffet available.

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Beyond Restaurant and Bar 50 W. Water St. Harrisonburg | 540-432-0105 Asian-inspired dishes including extensive sushi selections, tapas, fusion foods and unique cocktails. Frequent live entertainment. Outdoor seating available. Indian American Cafe 91 N. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-433-1177 Feasts from the East in the heart of downtown. Customized spice selections.

Oriental Cafe 563 University Blvd. Harrisonburg | 540-801-8989 Highlighting the flavors from Beijing via Singapore to Tokyo. Classic dishes, nigiri and maki sushi, and heart-healthy selections available. Sushi Jako 182 Neff Ave Ste W10 Harrisonburg | 540-434-7278 Sushi JAKO serves fresh Japanese and Korean cuisine, featuring a full selection of sushi. Dine in or take out. Party platters are available Taste of India 498 University Blvd. Harrisonburg | 540-433-3320 Classic Indian fare including kebabs, lamb, sea food, chicken, lamb, indian breads and more. Thai Cafe 182 Neff Ave. Harrisonburg | 540-433-2201 Authentic Thai cuisine Taste of Thai 917 S. High St. Harrisonburg | 540-801-8878 Classic Thai entrees as well as appetizers, seafood, vegetarian, curry, traditional homemade Thai soups and dessert. Private group dining available with reservations. Thai Flavor 51 Kenmore St. Harrisonburg | 540-433-THAI Authentic Thai cuisine providing a wide range of dishes, appetizers, noodles and soups. Vietopia 1015 Port Republic Rd. Harrisonburg | 540-438-0999 Appetizers range from egg rolls and shrimp to pork spring rolls, and entree from rice platter combos to vegetarian entrees to vermicelli noodle combos.

Xenia A Kabob Grill 219 Burgess Rd. Harrisonburg | 540-437-4832 A fusion of flavorful international Eastern and Mediterranean spices over kebabs, fresh pita, vegetables and rice. Limited outdoor seating available.

European

Bella Luna Wood-Fired Pizza 80 W. Water St. Harrisonburg | 540-433-1366 Neapolitan-inspired, thin-crusted pizza baked at 900 degrees in a traditional wood-fired oven. Dough made fresh daily, and pizzas, hand-made pastas, salads and apps feature house-made mozarella and sausage as well as local seasonal produce sourced from Shenandoah Valley farmers. Benny Sorrentino’s 64 S Mason St., Harrisonburg | 540-432-6400 “Home of the Virginia Slice” New York Style Oven Pizza Black Forest German Restaurant 787 E. Market St. Harrisonburg | 540-689-0758 Authentic and modern German cooking with a focus on locallysourced ingredients and fresh flavors. Outdoor seating available. Bravo Italian Restaurant 1647 E. Market St. Harrisonburg | 540-438-5770 Authentic Italian recipes, freshbaked bread, sauces made daily and unique lunch and dinner specials. Meeting space available with reservation. Check schedules for Dinner and a Show on Bravo’s website. Ciro’s Lasagna House 778 E. Market St. Harrisonburg | 540-434-5375 Italian meals including lasagna, pasta, and subs, as well as classic pizza dishes. Patio dining available. Ciro’s Italian Eatery 159 West Rockingham St. Elkton | 540-896-2880

Relaxed, classic Italian food in a comfortable atmosphere. Corgans’ Publick House* 865 Port Republic Rd. Harrisonburg | 540-564-CORG Locally-owned Irish pub with great food and good fun- Irish Nachos, Welsh Rarebit, Guiness Stew, Burgers, Cottage Pie and more. Full bar and variety of brews on tap. Live music, specialty nights and pub quiz nights weekly.

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Kyoto Japanese Steak House 829 E. Market St. Harrisonburg | 540-574-4901 Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar- tables in the main room have personal chefs for entertainment.

Francesco’s Ristorante Italiano 1751 Virginia Ave. Harrisonburg | 540-442-7174 101 N. Main Street Bridgewater | 540-828-3255 116 S Main St. Broadway | 540-901-9799 Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria serving pizza, pasta and entrees for lunch and dinner in a comfortable, welcome restaurant and bar. Catering is available. 3 locations to serve you. L’Italia Restaurant 815 E. Market St. Harrisonburg | 540-433-0961 Authentic Italian cuisine that combines Cucina Povera and Cucina Altobohrghese styles of cooking. Vibrant wine selection. Date night specials and family dinner proportions available. Outdoor seating available. Romano’s Italian Bistro 42 Island Ford Rd, McGaheysville | 540-289-5770 Specializing in Southern Italian cuisine including penne arrabbiata and fettuccini alfredo prepared alongside popular favorites such as pizza, calzones and stromboli. Sergio’s Pizza 425 N Main Street, Bridgewater | 540-433-6651 Wide variety of Italian specialties, made to order. The Downtown: Turkish Street Foods - Authentic Mediterranean 95 S. Main Street,

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Harrisonburg’s variety of both locally-owned and nationallyrecognized restaurants will take you on a culinary trip around the world, providing flavors to satisfy even the most discerning palette. Many of the area’s melting pot of restaurants also bring the farm-to-table philosophy to life, creating gourmet dishes from locally-sourced ingredients. Whether you prefer to dine rooftop, out on the patio, in a historic building, among local art, or in front of a local food truck, there’s a restaurant with its own distinctive atmosphere for you in the dining destination of the Shenandoah Valley. Go to VisitHarrisonburgVA. com for dining specials and brunch locations.

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North American

Artful Dodger* 47 Court Square Harrisonburg | 540-432-1179 This coffeehouse and cocktail lounge serves American dishes with vegan and vegetarian options. Frequent live entertainment. Outdoor seating available. Backcountry Restaurant & Lounge 1594 S. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-434-3575 Traditional American cuisine with a country vibe, complete with live music and mechanical bull. Bar-B-Que Ranch 3311 North Valley Pike, Harrisonburg | 540-434-3296 Serving locals and visitors alike for over 65 years. Fried chicken, BBQ, Ribs that will melt in your mouth, creamy milkshakes.

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Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack 92 S. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-433-1793 Fresh chicken wings and “leghorns,” chili cheese fries with Wagyu beef, chicken sandwiches and unique doughnut desserts. Craft beers from all over the world, 12 rotating drafts and the state’s largest selection of craft beers in the can.

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Blue Stone Inn 9107 North Valley Pike, Harrisonburg | 540-434-0535 Small family-owned restaurant serving dinner only. Specializing in steaks and seafood with more than 20 entrees prepared daily. Bob-A-Rea’s 305 N. Main St. Bridgewater | 540-828-3433 Local favorite serving pizza and submarine sandwiches. Braithwaite Studios 415 Mason St.,

Capital Ale House* 41-A Court Square Harrisonburg | 540-564-2537 A fine selection of over 100 ales, lagers, premium wines and topshelf spirits; burgers, sandwiches, salads and entrees with an Irish flare. Patio dining available. Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Deli* 600 E. University Blvd. Harrisonburg | 540-433-2867 Bakery and deli with breakfast, sandwiches, soups and salds, specialty desserts and made-toorder desserts. Clementine Café* 153 S. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-801-8881 Quality food, live music, innovative cocktails, art, films and community events. Vegetarian options available. Ruby’s Lounge, located below Clementine’s, has patio seating, a bustling nightlife scene and is available for private parties with reservation. Dave’s Taverna Express 810 Port Republic Rd, Harrisonburg | 540-801-TOGO Dave’s Express is an American restaurant offering Greek specialities including gyros, pitas, burgers, pastas, salads, and pizza. Open daily from 4pm-4am for delivery and express take-out. Hank’s Smokehouse Southern Grillery 49 Bloomer Springs Road McGaheysville | 540-289-7667 and Hank’s at the Shops at Dayton Farmers Market 3105 John Wayland Highway, Dayton | 540-289-7667 Upscale Southern cuisine and barbecue, served with pride since 1988. All items are prepared from scratch using genuine ingredients – meat is Hickory smoked; handcut steaks; homemade bread and desserts. Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint* 80 S. Main St.

Harrisonburg | 540-433-5225 Specialty Wagyu beef burgers with creative toppings, fried Oreos and an immense selection of brews. Outdoor pet-friendly patio dining available.

foods prepared with progressive flair. Restaurant also features The LOCAL Bar, with a variety of craft beers, wines, creative cocktails and lounge areas. Outdoor patio seating available.

Jess’ Quick Lunch* 22 S. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-434-8282 Family-friendly local favorite serving hot dogs, chili dogs and hamburgers.

Log Cabin BBQ 1011 Port Republic Rd. Harrisonburg | 540-442-8888 11672 Spotswood Trail Elkton | 540-289-9400 Barbecue with original housemade sauces, ribs, variety of sides, sweet tea and more. Catering and outdoor seating available.

Jon Boyz BBQ Shack 56 E. Wolfe St. Harrisonburg | 540-433-1701 Specializes in freshly smoked chicken, pork and beef, specialty sandwiches, homemade side dishes, and fries. Catering and outdoor/picnic table dining available. Joshua Wilton House Inn & Restaurant 412 S. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-434-4464 Fine dining with quiet charm inside of an elegantly-restored Victorian home. Chef Mark Newsome prepares a unique and exquisite menu that changes some each day and completely with the seasons. Features include an extensive wine and beer list as well as high-quality ingredients from many small local farmers. Restaurant features 5 dining rooms, including an outdoor patio. Little Grill Collective* 621 N. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-434-3594 Circa 1940s restaurant with a worker owned collective. Offers a wide variety of delicious and healthy home cooked meals with vegan, vegetarian, and meat options. Specialty dinner nights each week. Credit cards not accepted. Local Chop and Grill House* 56 W. Gay St. Harrisonburg | 540-801-0505 Fine dining located inside Harrisonburg’s old City Produce Exchange building. Savvy atmosphere includes large wooden door, brick interior walls and rustic beams. Menu by nationally-recognized Chef Ryan Zale features fresh, handselected LOCAL and seasonal

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Vito’s Italian Kitchen 1039 Port Republic Rd. Harrisonburg | 540-433-1113 Authentic Italian favorites in a cozy family-friendly atmosphere. Catering and outdoor dining available.

Dayton | 540-879-2110 Sandwiches, hot beverages and pastries available for lunch inside a working glass and art studio. Browse the gift selection of carved and etched glass gifts before you dine.

L&S Diner* 255 N. Liberty St. Harrisonburg | 540-801-0110 This diner is built in the style of an old railroad car and is listed in the Register of Historic Places. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is famous for its pan-fried chicken. Mr J’s Bagels* 1731 S. High St. Harrisonburg | 540-432-1386 1635 E. Market St. Harrisonburg | 540-564-0416 1741 Virginia Ave. Harrisonburg | 540-422-1997 Iconic freshly-made bagels, sandwiches, pastries, salds and soups. Lunch and dinner also available. Ruby’s Lady Luck* 153 S. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-801-8881 Located beneath Clementine Cafe, Ruby’s offers burgers, wings, barbeque, and daily cocktail and beer specials. Features artwork from local artists, as well as frequent live entertainment. Space available for private group meetings. The Shops at Dayton Farmers Market 3105 John Wayland Highway, Dayton | 540-289-7667 In operation more than 25 years, offering unique shopping and country-fresh foods. More than 20 stores and baked goods, casual Southern cuisine and barbecue. The Village Inn 4979 South Valley Pike Harrisonburg | 540-434-7355 There’s nothing quite like a

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Harrisonburg | 540-751-8875 Hand-picked Mediterranean cuisine and street foods of Doner kebabs, appetizers, desserts, and delicious hand-made drinks.

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Thomas House Restaurant 222 Main St., Dayton | 540-879-2181 Country-style food prepared fresh daily. Comfortable, cozy environment where home cooking is always a priority.

Arepera Las Chamas 50 Mason St. Ste. 120 Harrisonburg | 540-434-2020 Caribbean restaurant with a menu influenced by Venezuelan, Colombian, Cuban, Puerto Rican and Domincan flavors.

Thunderbird Café 42 Island Ford Road, McGaheysville | 540-289-5094 Colorfully rustic yet urban interior with a bit of funk. Menu inspired by Deep South cuisine. Breakfast available all day, specialty burritos and items to excite your taste buds! Shenandoah Heritage Market 121 Carpenter Lane, Harrisonburg | 540-433-3929 Sample old fashioned-goodness in the area’s largest Country Market. Wide variety of local favorites and homemade baked goods.

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Skyline Café & Art 60 Mt. Olivet Church Rd., Elkton | 540-289-9022 Family-run business serving local homemade food including seafood dishes and quiche. A Gift Shop allows you to browse for fine gifts from local artists and Virginia artisans.

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Union Station Restaurant & Bar 128 W. Market St. Harrisonburg | 540-437-0042 Dining within the Wetsel Seed Building in downtown Harrisonburg. Each booth represents a building that once stood or still stands in the downtown area. Menu offers new version of old family favorites that have been recreated to fit modern taste, presentation and budget. Bar frequently features live music. Wild Woods BBQ 680 Garbers Church Rd. Harrisonburg | 540-433-7888 610-C North Main Street Bridgewater | 540-828-2277 Located at the Heritage Oaks Golf Course, Wild Woods BBQ serves Pork BBQ, Pork Tenderloin, Chick-

Caribbean & South American

Cuban Burger 70 W. Water St. Harrisonburg | 540-812-6970 Cuban-American cuisine including fritas, tapas, Cuban sandwiches, and a full bar with specialty tropical rum craft cocktails. El Charro Mexican Restaurants Multiple Locations El Paso Mexican Restaurant 245 S. Stuart Ave., Elkton | 540-298-8861 Genuine Mexican fare including seasonal dishes with something for every family member to enjoy!

1041 Port Republic Rd. Harrisonburg | 540-433-1862 Globally inspired, local goodness- A Bowl of Good brings a healthy, hearty, convenient and internationally-influenced eating experience to Harrisonburg with a focus on fresh, all-natural ingredients. Aroma Buffet and Grill 233 Burgess Rd. Harrisonburg | 540-438-8881 Great for families and groups, Aroma serves traditional American and Italian cuisines with an Asian flare buffet-style. Earth & Tea Cafe* 120 S. Main St. Harrisonburg | 540-432-8280 Tea shop with international flare; the cafe offers a large selection of teas , wide variety of international dishes and a selection of craft and imported beers and wines in a global lounge setting. FoodBarFood 126 W. Bruce St, Harrisonburg Global Comfort Food

Food Trucks

El Rancho Mexican 68 S. Carlton St. Harrisonburg | 540-434-1839 Authentic Mexican taste in a fun, exciting atmosphere. Options range from tacos, burritos and enchiladas to salads and quesadillas.

The latest trend in dining has made its way to Harrisonburg! “Follow” these mobile food trucks via their links below and find out where and when you can stop by to enjoy their delicious, locallyinspired flavors.

El Sol 91 E. Elizabeth St. Harrisonburg | 540-442-8763 Authentic Mexican food located in downtown Harrisonburg. Menu includes tortas, tacos, quesadillas, sopas, gorditas and more.

The Baker’s Dozen Donuts Locations Vary | 540-860-0801 If fresh HOMEMADE, made from scratch donuts and baked goods are your thing, we’ve got you covered!

Rick’s Cantina* 14 E. Water St. Harrisonburg | 540-434-1637 Tex-Mex with unique menu items like duck sopes and tofu & mushroom quesadillas. Seven sauces, varying in spice, to choose from, and an impressive tequila menu. The majority of menu items are locally-sourced. Rooftop outdoor dining available.

International

A Bowl of Good Café* 831 Mt. Clinton Pike Harrisonburg | 540-437-9020

The Cupcake Company Locations Vary | 540-432-CAKE We offer over 40 flavors of gourmet cupcakes. We have 12 flavors each day available for pick up or delivery. Check out our website to see our menu for each day of the week! Grilled Cheese Mania 1321 S. High St. Harrisonburg | 540-746-7515 Our homemade sandwiches are simply delicious! We always use fresh vegetables, cheeses, meats and breads to make the

perfect grilled cheese for you. All of our soups, sides, sauces and drinks are made using our own family recipes. Lobsta Rollin’ 1321 South High St. Harrisonburg | 305-336-3779 We offer several dishes with succulent Maine Lobsta!

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en Sandwiches, Cheeseburgers/ Hamburgers, Ham and Turkey Sandwiches, Fries, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, and a variety of beverages. Catering available.

Lucas Roasting Company Locations Vary (events only) | 540-908–1290 Lucas Roasting Company specializes in small-batch coffee roasting for business and personal needs. We focus on relationship coffees and educating people towards knowing their food producers instead of buying a “label.” Mama’s Caboose Locations Vary | 540-908-0029 From fun to fancy and everything in between....”First Class Fare” Mashita (Korean-style) 716 E. Market St., Harrisonburg | 540-810-1875 Mashita features Korean inspired dishes that please and accommodate all, including those with gluten-free and vegetarian preferences. We cook and serve from our 1999 Chevrolet step van that is currently being converted into a fully mobile, commercial kitchen. The food truck that means delicious! Strite’s Donuts Truck Locations Vary | 540810-3070 Permanent Location at 710 Port Republic Rd. Anyone who has tried one of Strite’s donuts fresh out of the oil will still remember that soft, warm morsel, dripping with goodness and flavor! And even the most self-disciplined person will be back for seconds... Tacos El Primo 1110 Reservoir St. Harrisonburg | 540-560-2315 Our menu is simple, but very rich in the authentic Mexican flavor.

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home cooked meal. Visit us to enjoy the wholesome, satisfying taste of home. Featuring a complete country-style breakfast and lunch buffet and delicious dinners prepared Southern-style. A favorite with local folks for ages.

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A region focused on agritourism, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County offer an abundance of opportunities to pick up goods made right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The Harrisonburg Farmers Market, located downtown at the Turner Pavilion, and The Shops at Dayton Farmers Market, located on route 42 South, are open year-round, providing visitors and residents with locally-made and locallyproduced gems. White Oak Lavender Farm is also a popular spot to not only taste homemade lavender lemonade, but also to pick up unique gifts made right on the farm like lavender spices, soaps, pillows, and even sock monkeys.

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Focused revitalization efforts as part of the Virginia Main Street Program have helped downtown Harrisonburg grow into a vibrant arts and shopping district, garnering the title as one of the best shopping areas in the Shenandoah Valley by Virginia Living Magazine. Stroll through historic downtown and stop for fair trade artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories, and gift items from across the globe at Ten Thousand Villages grab a few quirky collectibles at Glen’s Fair Price Store, and browse art supplies and local artwork at Oasis Fine Art & Craft and Larkin Arts. Locally-made and Fair Trade items are also available in other locations around Harrisonburg, such as at Artisans Hope, and the Valley Mall is home to all of your favorite nationally-recognized stores. Travel the small towns minutes from the cities core where you can visit charming stores, offering locallymade goodies and fine handcrafts.

Fun adventures are abundant in our area! Park and walk to a variety of inviting arts and cultural attractions in downtown Harrisonburg like Explore More Discovery Museum, Virginia Quilt Museum, the Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum, and the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, which is home to both the Valley Turnpike Museum and Civil War Orientation Center.

Downtown & The Arts

From trendy clothing boutiques and specialty shops to farmers markets and U-pick attractions, Harrisonburg and the surrounding areas offer exceptional shopping experiences!

Downtown Harrisonburg one of the first “Arts and Cultural Districts” in Virginia is home to the performance-filled Court Square Theater, as well as a variety of other art events, thanks to the efforts of The Arts Council of the Valley. Sitting next to downtown is the grandiose 175,000-square-foot Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, which showcases top performances in dance, music, art, theater, and more. Throughout the region small towns host events where local performances of folk, gospel and bluegrass music date back to the days of the early settlers in the 1700s.

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Unlock the Love at CrossKeys

Open Daily For Tours, Tastings, and Lunch April-October: 11 am to 7 pm November-March: 11 am to 5 pm

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CrossKeys Vineyards 6011 East Timber Ridge Road Mt. Crawford, VA 22941 (540) 234-0505 crosskeysvineyards.com | info@crosskeys.com

LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN HARRISONBURG 181 S. MAIN ST | MON-SAT, 10-6 | 540-442-1010

NONPROFIT RETAILER | SUPPORT FAIR TRADE!

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Greenberry’s Coffee Co. 400 S. High St. 540 434-0111

Small batch, hand roasted coffee. Fresh baked Hours: pastries and Mon - Fri. 6:00 am - 9:00 pm handmade sandwiches. Sat. & Sun. 7:30 - 9:00 pm Drive-thru available Find us on Facebook for full menu

DO HISTORY! LEARN LOCAL! Explore Galleries, Discover Civil War, Find Folk Art, Research Roots, Browse Bookstore Home of the Electric Map of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign of 1862! 382 High Street, Dayton, VA 22821 Tues - Sat 10-5, Seasonal Sundays 1-5 540 879 2616 heritagecenter.com


780 University Blvd, MSC 2705 Harrisonburg, 22801

Edith J Carrier Arboretum A Four Season Wonderland! Enjoy the natural beauty of the EJC Arboretum, open and free to the public located less than a mile off I-81, on the JMU campus. Events Offered: 

Weddings

Carriage Rides

Art Exhibits

Plant Sales

Guided Tours

Lectures

www.jmu.edu/arboretum

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(540)568-3194

Visit Plan for Fun!

Rockingham County Fair is happening

August 11 to August 16

(888) 71 -TICKETS 4808 S Valley Pike Harrisonburg Rt. 11 North off I-81 Exit 240

www.rockinghamcountyfair.com

Responsibly Retailing in Harrisonburg since 1982 Fairly Traded Styles, Sips & Sweets www.facebook.com/ArtisansHope www.artisanshope.com

821 Mt. Clinton Pike, 22802 (540) 433-4880


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Harrisonburg & Rockingham County 2014-15 Visitor's Guide  
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