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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May
26
Fri
Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson @ Barns of Rose Hill
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

EXHIBIT

Ice on a Hot Stove: Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson

Featuring fiber art including paint, dye, stitch, cut, and fold techniques by local textile artist Norma Norma Fredrickson.

“I fell in love with Clarke County the first time I saw it. I vowed I would live here someday. This collection of work reflects the joy this visionary finds in looking at the horizon here in this valley.”

Exhibit Dates & Times:

Runs Saturday, May 6 – Thursday, May 30, 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.

May
27
Sat
Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson @ Barns of Rose Hill
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

EXHIBIT

Ice on a Hot Stove: Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson

Featuring fiber art including paint, dye, stitch, cut, and fold techniques by local textile artist Norma Norma Fredrickson.

“I fell in love with Clarke County the first time I saw it. I vowed I would live here someday. This collection of work reflects the joy this visionary finds in looking at the horizon here in this valley.”

Exhibit Dates & Times:

Runs Saturday, May 6 – Thursday, May 30, 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.

May
30
Tue
Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson @ Barns of Rose Hill
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson @ Barns of Rose Hill | Berryville | Virginia | United States

EXHIBIT

Ice on a Hot Stove: Textile Art by Norma Fredrickson

Featuring fiber art including paint, dye, stitch, cut, and fold techniques by local textile artist Norma Norma Fredrickson.

“I fell in love with Clarke County the first time I saw it. I vowed I would live here someday. This collection of work reflects the joy this visionary finds in looking at the horizon here in this valley.”

Exhibit Dates & Times:

Runs Saturday, May 6 – Thursday, May 30, 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.

Jun
4
Sun
Color Me Clarke: CCEF 5k Fun Run/Walk @ Clarke County Parks and Rec
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am
Color Me Clarke: CCEF 5k Fun Run/Walk @ Clarke County Parks and Rec | Berryville | Virginia | United States

Color Me Clarke Flyer

3rd Annual “Color Me Clarke” 5k Color Fun Run / Walk

Benefiting our Clarke County Public Schools

Tiered price: March 1- April 30th ONLY $25 per participant,
May 1-31st $30 per participant;
June – Race day $35 (shirt not guaranteed after mid May)

Hosts: Clarke County Education Foundation (CCEF)
Partnership: Clarke County Public Schools and Clarke County Parks & Recreation

Check in / Packet Pickup begins 7:30am ; Race starts 9:00am (Rain or Shine)

Registration price includes participation in CMC 2017, Event Tshirt (reigster by Mid May to guarantee an event shirt), Bib #, sponsor bag, and color finale packet! We will have a DJ, Dancing, Face Paint and CMC Photo booth area!

Early packet pickup on TBA (Early June) at Camino of Berryville (Please Eat In, Or Take out – % will be donated to CCEF)

Less about the RUN, more about the FUN!

Walk, Run, Skip, Dance, and/or Cartwheel your way thru our 4 Color Zones (Light Blue, Red, Dark Blue and Orange)- just be back for the color finale!

Event is NOT a certified course, only top 2 fastest female/male awards (NO age groups, No personal best expectations).

Dress for SUCCESS, awards for Clarke Spirit will be presented! Top 3 spirit awards handed out!

Register online at RunSignUp.com (you may also print a copy of the registration form), Xtra forms will be at Parks & Rec, email ccefinc.berryville@gmail.com for info/reg form –

JOIN US, last year we had over 350 Participants!

Jun
24
Sat
Virginia Barbecue: A History @ Burwell-Morgan Mill
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm
Virginia Barbecue: A History @ Burwell-Morgan Mill | Millwood | Virginia | United States

Get your taste buds ready as historian Joseph Haynes gives a talk on his new book that examines the history of barbecue in Virginia.  Local barbecue will be featured for this event.

Jun
25
Sun
Clarke County Equine Alliance General Membership Meeting and Sign-Up @ Longbranch Branch Plantation
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Clarke County Equine Alliance is reorganizing and will be moving ahead with a new web site and many new initiatives to support and promote the equine industry in Clarke County Virginia.  This will be an organizational meeting and the Alliance looks forward to attendance from every equine operation in the county, nobody is too big or too small.

Jun
28
Wed
Free “Souled Out” Concert @ Rose Hill Park
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Jun
30
Fri
Outdoor Movie Series: Secret Life of Pets @ Chet Hobert Park Stage
Jun 30 @ 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.

Jul
15
Sat
Colonial Kids Day at the Mill @ Burwell-Morgan Mill
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Colonial Kids Day at the Mill @ Burwell-Morgan Mill | Millwood | Virginia | United States

Hands-on activities that include blacksmithing, craft making, games and a scavenger hunt. Kids can also learn about the history of the Mill and watch grinding in action.

Jul
26
Wed
Free “Robbie Limon” Concert @ Chet Hobert Park
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Department


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