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!


 

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Jan
28
Sat
Kipyn Martin @ Barns of Rose Hill
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kipyn Martin @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Don’t miss Kipyn Martin’s CD Release concert of “Dance Across the Sky” with her band – David Glaser and Kevin Johnson.

Kipyn Martin is an emerging Americana singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. According to folk legend John Gorka, Kipyn is “a beauty of a singer.” She currently plays festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas.

“The most pure voice I’ve ever heard”- Karin Fuller, The Charleston Gazette.

Kipyn’s accolades include earning Gold Awards in recent Mid-Atlantic Song Contests for her songs “Dance Across the Sky” and “Nightbird”, as well as having won the Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) Award for New Artist of the Year.

A vitality of voice, both poetic and musical, makes this woman a performing artist not to be missed.

Date & Time:
Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 PM | Doors open at 7:00

Ticket Prices & Info:
All Tickets are General Admission
$15 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event
$20 at the door
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult

Feb
3
Fri
Free Film: The Horse with the Flying Tail @ Barns of Rose Hill
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Film: The Horse with the Flying Tail @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Come out to see The Horse with the Flying Tail – a true story of Nautical, the star jumper of the U.S. Equestrian Team. In partnership with the Clarke County Library.

Walt Disney’s Oscar®-winning 1960 documentary tells the riveting story of a beautiful palomino horse and his journey from New Mexico’s wide open ranges to Germany’s Royal International Horse Show. After being trained to round up cattle, he’s sold and resold. Sometimes mistreated but many times loved, the horse’s talent for jumping comes to the attention of the U.S. Equestrian team. Retrained for competition, the horse’s love for his newfound sport shows in his tail that flies high with every leap. A delightful film that will enthrall any viewer, The Horse with the Flying Tail is a true champion.

The film is sponsored by Dunn Land Surveys, Inc.

Date & Time:
Friday, February 3 at 7:00 PM | Doors open at 6:30

Ticket Prices & Info:
Admission is Free!
Children 12 years and below must be accompanied by an adult

Feb
4
Sat
Artist Reception with Maria Nicklin & Furnace Mountain Concert @ Barns of Rose Hill
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Artist Reception with Maria Nicklin & Furnace Mountain Concert @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Join us for a very special evening of art and music! Meet Maria Nicklin of Furyworks Productions and view her exhibit – The Art of Music Packaging Design: Album Artwork by Maria Nicklin – followed by a concert by Furnace Mountain. Look, listen, mix, and mingle!

Though often overshadowed by Southwest Virginia and its famed Crooked Road, the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia’s northwestern counties have always been fertile ground for traditional music, and they continue to be home to many of its finest practitioners. The region is situated between the Appalachian hills of West Virginia and the culturally diverse and ever-changing Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and is known for producing musicians who transcend generic categories, deftly taking traditional music styles in new directions.

Date & Time:
Saturday, February 4
Artist Reception begins at 7:00 PM | Music starts at 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices & Info:
All Tickets are General Admission
$15 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event
$20 at the door
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult

Feb
5
Sun
Military History Talk with Lt. General (Retired) Charles R. Heflebower @ Barns of Rose Hill
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Military History Talk with Lt. General (Retired) Charles R. Heflebower @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Lt. General (Retired) Charles R. Heflebower will discuss his United States Air Force career and how many people influenced him a positive way and the difference they made in his life.

The General graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1967 and from the University of Arkansas in 1974. He has served in a variety of operational and staff positions in the United States, Southeast Asia and Europe, and has commanded a fighter squadron, fighter wing and two numbered air forces. He is a command pilot with nearly 4,000 flying hours, primarily in fighter and reconnaissance aircraft, including 227 combat missions.

Date & Time:
Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 PM | Doors open at 2:30

Ticket Prices & Info:
Admission is Free
Children 12 years and below must be accompanied by an adult

Feb
10
Fri
Chili Cook-Off Benefiting Clarke County Band Programs @ Clarke County High School
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chili Cook-Off Benefiting Clarke County Band Programs @ Clarke County High School | Berryville | Virginia | United States

$10 per chili entrance

Sides and beverages included

1st place wins cash prize

Deadline to enter is February 1, 2017. Email ccba_prez@yahoo.com to enter.

Sponsored by the Clarke County Band Association

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department


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