Welcome to Clarke County Tourism

Clarke County has become an oasis for the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia traveler. We are just 60 miles west of Washington, DC, 12 miles from Hollywood Casino and Race Track and 16 miles from historic Harpers Ferry. As soon as you crest the Blue Ridge Mountains into Clarke County you will know why Clarke County is referred to as the oasis. At the foot of the mountain is the Shenandoah River and beyond this famed American river are miles of gently rolling hills. This planned open space community provides not only scenic beauty but hiking on the Appalachian Trail, fishing, canoeing, rafting, and kayaking on the Shenandoah River and award winning wineries where you can choose the view of the mountains or a view of the valley below. Dining experiences range from a 5 star country inn and restaurant, to down home cooking at its very best. Entertainment of all types are around practically every bend and includes anything from art shows to music venues to hot air balloons and last, but hardly least, the many historic sites and museums.

Clarke County was the home of Lord Clarke, Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan, George Washington’s daughter Nellie Custis and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee’s wife, Mary Anna Randolph Custis. With only 14,500 people living in the entire county, Clarke County’s rich history can still be viewed as it was 200 years ago.

Whether your interest is outdoor adventures, cultural and historic, arts and entertainment or just a relaxing sight seeing tour of unspoiled countryside, Clarke County is the place for you. Though Clarke County is only one hour from the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, we are a world away!


We are also a partner of Today’s Shenandoah Valley, a great resource for all the things there are to see and do in our beautiful Valley.

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Events

Aug
25
Fri
Outdoor Movie Series: GhostBusters @ Chet Hobert Park Stage
Aug 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy an evening of free family friendly entertainment at the park.

Aug
26
Sat
Barns Coffeehouse: BITWC-Imagine That!! presents Readers Theatre: “Almost, Maine” @ Barns of Rose Hill
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Barns Coffeehouse:  BITWC-Imagine That!! presents Readers Theatre:  “Almost, Maine” @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

“Almost, Maine” is a play by John Cariani, comprising nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.

Barns of Rose Hill will provide complimentary coffee and cookies during the performance.

After the performance there will be auditions held to determine the cast of the next performance. Auditions start at 3:30, and are open to anyone.

Doors open at 12:30 PM and show starts at 1:00 PM

There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person for this production. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

2nd Annual Summer’s End Cruise-In @ Downtown Berryville
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2nd Annual Summer's End Cruise-In @ Downtown Berryville | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Come see a lineup of fabulous classic cars on Main Street. There will be music, door prizes, and at 6:30 p.m. we will award First, Second and Third place prizes for the top 3 cars you voted for.

We would like to thank the many sponsors that helped make this event happen.

Foundation sponsors include; The Bank of Clarke County, Trip’s Auto Sales, Berryville Service Center, Ellis Chapman of Blossman Gas, and media and print sponsors, J Sengpiehlwith Allstate Insurance Company and Mary Liz and Steve McCauley.

Sep
2
Sat
Barns of Rose Hill Artist Reception Central Virginia Textile Artists @ Barns of Rose Hill
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Barns of Rose Hill Artist Reception Central Virginia Textile Artists @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Join us on September 2nd from 5-7 PM in our lower gallery and meet the artists featured in the Central Virginia Textile Artists exhibit. This exhibit Features six textile artists from Central Virginia. Doors open at 4:30 PM Reception starts at 5:00 PM. This is a FREE event! Exhibit Dates: Friday, August 25 – Saturday, September 23. Exhibit Admission is free. Our exhibits are open Tuesday-Saturday (Closed Mondays) from Noon to 3:00 PM as well as during concerts and by appointment. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

Barns of Rose Hill presents Trio Sefardi @ Barns of Rose Hill
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barns of Rose Hill presents Trio Sefardi @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Barns of Rose Hill presents Trio Sefardi

Thanks to Main Street Smiles for sponsoring this event! Trio Sefardi takes its audiences on a journey of discovery to the Sephardic communities that thrived in the Balkans, Turkey, and various places around the Mediterranean until the middle of the 20th century. With voices and instruments—including a variety of bowed and plucked strings and percussion—the trio brings to listeners a little-known Jewish culture that was already established on the Iberian Peninsula in Roman times. Founded in January 2010, Trio Sefardi is a confluence of three performers who share a love of, and wide-ranging experience with Sephardic music, playing with La Rondinella, the Western Wind, and National Heritage Fellowship honoree Flory Jagoda. Washington Post chief music critic Ann Midgette praised the group’s “lovely and luminous performance of Sephardic songs” and vocalist Susan Gaeta’s voice as “compelling” in a review of a recent performance at the Kennedy Center with the Post-Classical Ensemble. Group members combine a respect for tradition with a creative approach to arranging and scoring dedicated to bringing the vibrant past into the living present. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. $15 in advance | $20 at the door | 12 and under accompanied by an adult free. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

Sep
9
Sat
Barns of Rose Hill Artist Reception: Wetlands Sculpture Exhibit featuring Sally Myers @ Barns of Rose Hill
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Barns of Rose Hill Artist Reception: Wetlands Sculpture Exhibit featuring Sally Myers @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Barns of Rose Hill Artist Reception: Wetlands Sculpture Exhibit featuring Sally Myers 

Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA. Sponsored by the Clarke County Conservation Easement Authority. Discover the beauty and hidden wonders of wetlands in this striking exhibit, which is making its debut at the Barns before traveling to other venues in Virginia. Myers’ remarkable recreation — with flora and fauna reimagined in a series of exquisite steel sculptures – will give you new appreciation for these “damp and soggy” waters which hold a key to our very survival. This is a FREE event! 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Exhibit Dates: Saturday, September 9 – Wednesday, September 27. Exhibit Admission is free. Our exhibits are open Tuesday-Saturday (Closed Mondays) from Noon to 3:00 PM as well as during concerts and by appointment. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

Barns of Rose Hill presents The Million Dollar Duck @ Barns of Rose Hill
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Barns of Rose Hill presents The Million Dollar Duck @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Barns of Rose Hill presents The Million Dollar Duck Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA. The Million Dollar Duck is a documentary that focuses on the strange and wonderful world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried, art competition run by the U.S. government. This film explores the eccentric nature of the contestants who enter each year for a chance at wildlife art stardom, while also reflecting upon the history and challenges facing the continued existence of this successful conservation program. Movie starts at 7:00 PM. $5.00 per person. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

Sep
10
Sun
Barns of Rose Hill presents nebulous beginnings and strings: Poetry and Art by Alicia Cahalane Lewis and Winslow McCagg @ Barns of Rose Hill
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Barns of Rose Hill presents nebulous beginnings and strings: Poetry and Art by Alicia Cahalane Lewis and Winslow McCagg @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Barns of Rose Hill presents nebulous beginnings and strings: Poetry and Art by Alicia Cahalane Lewis and Winslow McCagg  Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA. Thank you to Moler Insurance Agency for sponsoring this program! Join us for a book release presentation of Alicia Cahalane Lewis and Winslow McCagg’s new book nebulous beginnings and strings. Alicia Cahalane Lewis will be sharing insights on how the book came to be and reading an excerpt from the book, and Winslow will be displaying his work. nebulous beginnings and strings is a poet’s lament. It is the song, long ago sung, of a poet’s relationship to earth. Asking us to grieve for a planet that recoils in today’s knowledge, the poetry returns us to our place on an earth teaming with potential, direction, and compositional construction. The earth is stardust. And the burden of her grief is the weight of thousands of years of neglect. How do we create and envision a new earth? How do we return to her nebulous beginning?  Doors open at 3:30 PM. Show starts at 4:00 PM. This is a FREE event! For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

Sep
13
Wed
Trivia Night @ Barns of Rose Hill
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
Trivia Night @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Back by popular demand, CCHA is partnering with the Clarke County Library for another fun night of live trivia. Funny team names are encouraged! Prizes will go to the top three teams. Barn doors open at 6:30, so get there early and grab your table!

Sep
15
Fri
Barns of Rose Hill presents Brian Ganz @ Barns of Rose Hill
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Barns of Rose Hill presents Brian Ganz @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Barns of Rose Hill presents Brian Ganz Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA. Brian Ganz is widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation. A laureate of the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud and the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Piano Competitions, Mr. Ganz has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Philharmonic, the National Symphony and the City of London Sinfonia, and has performed with such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, Mstislav Rostropovich and Piotr Gajewski. The Washington Post has written: “One comes away from a recital by pianist Brian Ganz not only exhilarated by the power of the performance but also moved by his search for artistic truth.” For many years Mr. Ganz has made it his mission to join vivid music making with warmth and intimacy onstage to produce a new kind of listening experience, in which great works come to life with authentic emotional power. As one of Belgium’s leading newspapers, La Libre Belgique, put it, “We don’t have the words to speak of this fabulous musician who lives music with a generous urgency and brings his public into a state of intense joy.” Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM. $20 in advance | $25 at the door | 12 and under accompanied by an adult free. For more information please call Barns of Rose Hill, 540-955-2004 or visit www.barnsofrosehill.org

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department


101 Chalmers Court, Suite B
Berryville, VA 22611 | 540-955-5100