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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Apr
27
Thu
Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers @ Barns of Rose Hill
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

EXHIBIT

Inspired by Spring: Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers

The exhibit features artistic jewelry designed and created by local artisan Rachel Rogers-Rodgers, owner of Elegantly Eccentric Designs, that reflects springtime in the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Exhibit Dates:
Runs from Saturday, April 8 – Saturday, April 29, 2017

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.

Apr
28
Fri
Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers @ Barns of Rose Hill
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

EXHIBIT

Inspired by Spring: Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers

The exhibit features artistic jewelry designed and created by local artisan Rachel Rogers-Rodgers, owner of Elegantly Eccentric Designs, that reflects springtime in the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Exhibit Dates:
Runs from Saturday, April 8 – Saturday, April 29, 2017

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.

Clarke County FFA Spring Plant Sale @ Clarke County High School
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill @ Barns of Rose Hill
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are two of the world’s leading artists in traditional Irish music. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes are recognized the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. For over two decades, the Irish fiddler and American guitarist have performed at major concert halls and festivals around the globe. The duo also helped found the new Irish supergroup The Gloaming.

“There’s no more impressive partnership in Irish instrumental music today than Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill.” – The Irish Echo

The New York Times describes the duo as “stripping old reels and jigs to their essence, leaving space between the notes for harmonics and whispered blue notes…a Celtic complement to Steve Reich’s quartets or Miles Davis’s ‘Sketches of Spain’.”

Fiddler Martin Hayes is considered one of Ireland’s most innovative and influential musicians. He was raised in a famous musical family in County Clare where the music he learned from his late father, P. Joe Hayes, legendary leader of theTulla Ceili Band, profoundly influenced his musical accent and ideas. By age 19 Martin had won six All-Ireland fiddle championships. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Folk Instrumentalist of the Year (BBC), Man of the Year (American Irish Historical Society), and Ireland’s Musician of the Year (Gradam Ceoil TG4).

Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist from Chicago born to Irish-speaking parents from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. His spare, essential accompaniment to Martin Hayes’ fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. Dennis studied at Chicago’s prestigious Music College before becoming an active member of the local music scene. Dennis has performed with such renowned fiddlers as Kevin Burke, Liz Carroll, and Eileen Ivers, as well as many Irish musicians on both sides of the Atlantic.

Martin and Dennis have recorded three critically-acclaimed albums together on Green Linnet Records. In 1997 they released their first duet album “The Lonesome Touch”, followed by “Live in Seattle” in 1999. After a ten-year hiatus, in February 2008, Martin and Dennis released the studio album “Welcome Here Again.”

The duo has performed around the world as well as for President Obama at the White House, the European Union in Brussels, and for the President of Ireland at the Royal Albert Hall in London. They also helped form the new Irish supergroup The Gloaming, which won Ireland’s 2015 Meteor Choice Music Prize. They have collaborated with Bill Frisell, Ricky Skaggs, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and performed with Sting and Paul Simon.

Thank you to H.N. Funkhouser Co. | Handy Mart for sponsoring this concert!

Times:
Doors open at 7:00 and concert starts at 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices & Info:
All Tickets are General Admission
$25 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event
$35 at the door
Children: 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult

Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours.

Apr
29
Sat
Clarke County FFA Annual Plant Sale @ Clarke County High School
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art at the Mill: Spring 2017 @ Burwell-Morgan Mill
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art at the Mill: Spring 2017 @ Burwell-Morgan Mill | Millwood | Virginia | United States

Now entering its 27th year, Art at the Mill has become one of the premier art shows in the region. Featuring works for sale from artists across the mid-Atlantic.

Clarke County Farm Tour @ Clarke County Farm Tour
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come explore the farms of beautiful Clarke County! The tour is self-guided, FREE, and open to the public. See below for a detailed map of the tour.

You will be able to purchase produce or products at several of the farms.  There will be educational material available to help better understand farming and the each individual farm’s history and processes.

Link to Driving Map: http://www.clarkecounty.gov/farmtour

Cosponsored by:

Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers @ Barns of Rose Hill
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

EXHIBIT

Inspired by Spring: Artisan Jewelry Created by Rachel Rogers-Rodgers

The exhibit features artistic jewelry designed and created by local artisan Rachel Rogers-Rodgers, owner of Elegantly Eccentric Designs, that reflects springtime in the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Exhibit Dates:
Runs from Saturday, April 8 – Saturday, April 29, 2017

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.

Clarke County Spring Truck & Tractor Pull @ Clarke County Fair Grounds
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kids 10 and under Free

Ella at 100: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald @ Barns of Rose Hill
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ella at 100: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald with a tribute concert by the L’Tanya Mari’ Quartet at Barns of Rose Hill.

About Ella Fitzgerald:
Dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.

Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. (Or rather, some might say all the jazz greats had the pleasure of working with Ella.)

She performed at top venues all over the world, and packed them to the hilt. Her audiences were as diverse as her vocal range. They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities. In fact, many of them had just one binding factor in common – they all loved her.

Times:
Doors open at 7:00 and show 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

Tickets may be purchased in advance either online or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 – Tuesday through Saturday). If you call when our Box Office is closed, please leave a message and we’ll return your call within 24 business hours.

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department


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