Welcome to Clarke County Tourism

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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!


 

Events

Oct
1
Sat
Art at the Mill @ Burwell-Morgan Mill
Oct 1 – Oct 16 all-day
Art at the Mill @ Burwell-Morgan Mill | Millwood | Virginia | United States

In October 1990, a small group of artists got together and proposed an idea for an art show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill.  Using whatever material they could find to install the art, these artists worked tirelessly to produce what was to become the very first Art at the Mill show.  Over time, Art at the Mill has grown from a three-day show of a handful of art into one of the most recognized and prestigious art shows in the region.  Though Art at the Mill has grown substantially over the years to include thousands of artists and buyers from all over the country, the show’s basic principles remain the same:  to have fun, bring together artists and promote the extraordinary artistic talent of the region.

Art at the Mill will be open this fall during the following hours:  Sundays-Fridays 12-5, Saturdays 10-6.

Clarke County and Berryville Farmers Market @ Clarke County Farmers Market
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Clarke County Art Studio Tour @ Throughout Clarke County
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clarke County Art Studio Tour @ Throughout Clarke County

Enjoy Virginia’s countryside and the small towns of Clarke County while exploring more than 30 artists and artisans on 20+ stops that showcase the art and craft of the talented makers on this self-guided driving tour in the Shenandoah Valley region. 

For maps, brochures, and other info, visit the Studio Tour website.

Oct
2
Sun
Clarke County Art Studio Tour @ Throughout Clarke County
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clarke County Art Studio Tour @ Throughout Clarke County

Enjoy Virginia’s countryside and the small towns of Clarke County while exploring more than 30 artists and artisans on 20+ stops that showcase the art and craft of the talented makers on this self-guided driving tour in the Shenandoah Valley region. 

For maps, brochures, and other info, visit the Studio Tour website.

Oct
8
Sat
Clarke County and Berryville Farmers Market @ Clarke County Farmers Market
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2016 Arborfest: Fall Festival and Plant Sale @ Blandy Farm
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
2016 Arborfest: Fall Festival and Plant Sale @ Blandy Farm | Norfolk | Virginia | United States
Fall Perennials ~ Small Trees  ~ Native Plants
Fine Items for Home and Garden
Guided Tours – Hay Rides – Tree-Climbing Demonstration – Children’s Activities – Pumpkin Carving – Plastic Pot Recycling – Pet the Alpacas – Fall Bulb Sales – Cider Tasting (21+)

 

Oct
9
Sun
2016 Arborfest: Fall Festival and Plant Sale @ Blandy Farm
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fall Perennials ~ Small Trees  ~ Native Plants
Fine Items for Home and Garden
Guided Tours – Hay Rides – Tree-Climbing Demonstration – Children’s Activities – Pumpkin Carving – Plastic Pot Recycling – Pet the Alpacas – Fall Bulb Sales – Cider Tasting (21+)

 

Oct
19
Wed
CCHA Trivia Night @ Barns of Rose Hill
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

How smart do you think you are?  Grab your thinking cap and a few friends and join us for CCHA’s trivia tournament!  Categories will once again include History, Literature, Virginia, Science, and Television.  Funny team names are encouraged! Prizes will go to the top three teams and there will be raffles between rounds. Barn doors open at 6:30, so get there early and grab your table!

 

To order tickets by phone, please call the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004.

Oct
29
Sat
6th Annual Heritage Day @ Burwell-Morgan Mill
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
6th Annual Heritage Day @ Burwell-Morgan Mill | Millwood | Virginia | United States

Ever wanted to experience every day life in the 1700s? Those who love history and are looking for a beautiful place to visit on a fall day won’t want to miss Heritage Day at the Burwell-Morgan Mill!  The event will offer fascinating demonstrations on how people in the colonial era did fundamental activities such as food production (milling wheat and corn), woodworking, spinning and cooking. There will also be kids’ games, fresh apple and pear cider, and an encampment of Revolutionary War re-enactors from the Second Virginia Regiment. All activities will be inside or right outside the Mill and if it’s a nice day, we’ll spread out to our lovely meadow.

At 1 p.m. there will be a live performance of “Famous Women in American History.”  Be sure to grab some cider and come learn about these historical figures from a unique first-person perspective. Many thanks to the Bluemont Concert Series for their help in arranging this!

Dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes, and bring your friends and family for a fun day in Millwood!

Nov
5
Sat
2016 Fall & Holiday Craft Show @ Clarke County Parks and Recreation
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2016 Fall & Holiday Craft Show @ Clarke County Parks and Recreation | Berryville | Virginia | United States

2016 Fall & Holiday Craft Show

“Only Homemade Crafts”

Over 50 Vendors with a great variety of Homemade Crafts!!!

           November 5th,     9:00am – 5:00pm

           November 6th,   10:00am – 3:00pm

We have limited vendor space still available.

Interested Vendors should contact the Park for more info!

FREE Admission!

http://clarkecounty.gov/residents/parks-home.html

Click on the “Core” for more information and other exciting events, classes and programs!

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department


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