It seems there is rarely a weekend in the Valley without a festival or event on the calendar – many include a good beer scene, of course. See the event calendar for a complete list events.

It seems there is rarely a weekend in the Valley without a festival or event on the calendar – many include a good beer scene, of course. See the event calendar for a complete list events.

Festivals Not to Miss Along the Beerwerks Trail:

Red Wing Roots Music Festival
Three-day Americana music festival, with camping, great food, and beer.
Natural Chimneys Park, Mt. Solon
Last weekend in June

Queen City Mischief & Magic
With a touch of wizardry, historic downtown Staunton is transformed into a magical village. Themed shopping, dining, music, and hands-on activities for all ages.
Downtown Staunton
3rd weekend in September

Staunton Jams
Bi-annual celebration of music, art, and food hosted by the Shenandoah Valley’s own Americana music sensations The Judy Chops.
Downtown Staunton
Memorial Day weekend

Happy Birthday America
4th of July concert, 5K race, parade, parent/child baseball game, vesper service, carnival rides, and concessions. The headline performance is by homegrown, country group, Wilson Fairchild—sons of Harold and Don Reid of the Statler Brothers.
Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton
4th of July weekend

ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival
Kick off the summer season at the valley’s premier beer and wine festival event for over 20 years! Enjoy local beer, wine, cider and more at the base of the Massanutten Ski Slopes.
Saturday, Memorial Day weekend

Massanutten Summer Jam
Enjoy music and craft beverages at the base of the Massanutten Ski Slopes, the event is followed by Fireworks to end the night.
Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville
Takes place on July 3 every year

Red, White and Brew Festival
Enjoy the summer season in the Town of Broadway with local wine, beer, cider and music. The event takes place at Heritage Park in Broadway the Saturday after July 4.

Rocktown Beer & Music Fall Festival
Rocktown Beer and Music Festival is a celebration of good beer, good living, good music and a great community. Relax on the lawn with craft beer and a bite to eat while listening to performances from some of the best locally and nationally touring bands, or explore Downtown Harrisonburg’s arts and cultural district. Over 80 craft breweries and 4 food trucks have been present at this much anticipated annual event!
Turner Pavilion, Harrisonburg
April 2023

Maury River Fiddlers Convention
Bluegrass and old-time band competition and performances, camping, food vendors.
Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista

Balloons Over Rockbridge Hot Air Balloon Festival
Two day festival featuring hot air balloon piloted and tethered flights, music, food vendors, beer garden, kid’s activities, evening balloon glow.
Virginia Horse Center, Lexington
4th of July Weekend

Freedom Food Festival
Street and music festival featuring July 4th picnic fare in a cook-off style competition. Local celebrity chefs and restaurants partner to benefit non-profits.
Main Street, Downtown Lexington

Beach Music Festival
A 22 year festival dedicated to promoting Beach Music and shag dancing. Camping, food/beverage vendors.
Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista

Rockbridge Beer and Wine Festival
Enjoy unlimited tastings of regional wines, hard cider and beer all afternoon. Live music and food vendors.
Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington

Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival
Camping, food vendors, cornhole tournament, golf cart poker run.
Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista

Mountain Day
Lost Arts & Crafts, vendors, food/beverage vendors, music.
Downtown Buena Vista

Dayton Days Autumn Celebration
View the work of over 300 local, regional and national vendors as well as enjoy the various shops located in Downtown Dayton.
The Festival takes place the first Saturday in October.
Main Street/College Street, Dayton

Elkton Autumn Days
Hosted for over 35 years, Elkton Autumn Days features over 100 local and regional vendors along the streets of Downtown Elkton on the third weekend of October.
Spotswood Avenue, Elkton

Resolute Weekend
Release of Resolute varieties, food trucks, fire pits, axe throwing, beer and ice cream floats (Kline’s), limited edition glasses and merch, wristbands with discounts for area shopping and dining, paired dinners, beer talks, hotel packages, weekend guides.
Brothers Craft Brewing, Harrisonburg
November 12

Fall Foliage Art Show
Two-day juried art show featuring 150 fine artists, regional music, food trucks, and a beer garden.
Downtown Waynesboro
2nd weekend of October

SummerStage at the Blackburn Inn
Friday nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day come enjoy an outdoor concert series on the grounds of the Blackburn Inn and Conference Center, just steps from downtown Staunton’s celebrated main street.


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