Art shows, concerts, festivals and music venues can be found throughout Clarke County. When visiting this page click on “More Information” to get the link to that venues site to see their schedule.
Barns of Rose Hill is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts venue and community center in historic Berryville, Virginia. Housed in two early 20th century dairy barns that were fully restored in 2011, its mission is to enrich lives through programs in the performing, visual, and literary arts.
The Barns of Rose Hill offers a fantastic and diverse variety of programs for people of all ages including live music, exhibits, educational workshops, film screenings, art classes, community programs, and more.
The Farmers Market is open from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon, from May through October on Church Street. The Market is a wonderful place to shop for fresh produce, organic meats, wonderful baked goods and a variety of specialty items from local farms and businesses. This is a great place to SHOP LOCAL!!!
Located on 712 acres, this University of Virginia research facility includes the 175 acre State Arboretum of Virginia with more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs. The grounds are open to the public with both walking and driving loops within this remarkable park like setting. Facilities include a 10-room brick slave quarters built between 1825 and 1830. This facility was expanded in 1943 and converted to laboratories and faculty housing. Many public events are held here each year, including a summer season of live music at Blandy’s amphitheater and one of the areas largest plant sales (Mother’s Day weekend) with an emphasis on indigenous and heritage varieties. Facilities for educational purposes with optional overnight stays are available. Please go to their website for more details.
This fully restored and operable grain mill has been milling wheat since 1785 in the center of historic Millwood. Other activities at the Mill include the area’s most sucessful Art Shows held each spring and fall. The mill was orignially owned and built by Lt. Col. Nathaniel Burwell and operated in partnership with one of the American Revolutionary War’s most notable patriots, Gen. Daniel Morgan. Col. Burwell’s home, “Carter Hall” is located on the northern edge of Millwood. Gen. Morgan lived less than 2 miles west of Millwood on his farm “Saratoga”, named after his most famous victory of the Revolutionary War. Both properties are privately owned.
Remember your grandfather’s farm? Now just a distant memory in your childhood past? Wish you could share that memory with your own children but granddad’s farm is now paved over and there’s nothing left to share? Let the Clarke County Fair bring you back to those simple days by strolling under century old oak trees and gently stroking one of the horses stabled in the fair grounds century old stable. Some things never change. Maybe it is because when you get it right, you keep it that way. The Clarke County Fair Grounds is host to numerous events throughout the year. For more information call 540-955-2530 or 3755. Located on the western edge of Berryville on Business Route 7, Main Street.
Located at the intersection of Routes 340 and 522 near White Post, Virginia, this unusual tourist venue is filled with nearly life size dinosaurs of all types. Dinosaur Land is something that the children will love plus, you can have your child’s birthday party here! They have a room just for that occasion. For more information call 540-869-2222.
George Washington helped survey this rolling hill estate that was formerly part of the vast land holdings of Lord Fairfax. In 1808 Robert Carter Burwell began construction on a unique and spectacular mansion with unrivaled panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding hillsides. The old manor house contains some of our country’s finest examples of 18th and 19th century furniture. House tours are open to the general public. In addition to house tours, Long Branch holds many different events and festivals for the public including the regions most noted Hot Air Balloon Festival. Private rental for weddings is available.
Watermelon Park, located along the historic Shenandoah River, is a campsite for those who either prefer camping in a tent along the river or for those who prefer the comfort of their RV’s or trailers. Rent canoes, kayaks or large inner tubes for a lazy, “put it all behind you” float down old man river. Enjoy Bluegrass music? Be sure to attend their annual Watermelon Park Bluegrass Festival. Check out their website for more details.