The Clarke Weekender – 9/14/2012

Bill Johnston and Mary Knupp are “William and Mary” and they will be performing in Rose Hill Park Friday night.

The beautiful week of weather we have been blessed with will continue throughout the weekend in Clarke County providing the perfect opportunity to get out and have some fun. Here’s a list of some activities in and around Clarke County to get you started. Enjoy.

Friday September 14

Swing by the Bank of Clarke County for the “The Women’s Club of Clarke County Bake Sale”  from 8:00 AM until 12:00 noon.  All proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship fund.

Enjoy Music in the Rose Hill Park as” William & Mary”  perform  Folk, Blues, and Country selections. Music from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Bring a chair and a friend and kick back for music under the trees in our beautiful downtown park.

Saturday September 15

Start your Saturday at the Clarke County Farmers Market. The selection of late summer fruits and vegetables is amazing along with a wealth of locally made products. Market runs from 8:00 AM through 12:00 Noon at the municipal parking lot on South Church Street.

The New Beginning choir of St. Luke Baptist Church is sponsoring a Fish Fry at 11:00 AM.  The cost is $7.00.  Please call 540-955-1883 to place an order. Saint Luke Baptist Church is located at 17 Liberty Street in Berryville, VA.

Shenandoah Farms Fire and Rescue is hosting a Classic Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show Saturday September 15, from 10AM to 2PM. Admission is free and the event will be held behind Jim’s Country Store. For more information call 540-837-1290

Just over the county line to our east enjoy an old fashioned village festival for the 43rd annual Bluemont Fair, September 15th & 16th. The fair is open from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $5 for Adults and  children under 10 are free. Both days of the fair feature food, crafts, music and lots of activities for all ages throughout the historic village. On the Old Schoolhouse grounds will be nearly 100 juried crafters displaying their wares, with many also providing demonstrations.

To our north in nearby Martinsburg West Virginia the 167th Airlift Wing is once again hosting the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Open House and Air Show 2012. This year’s open house and air show is  scheduled for Sepetmber 15-16, 2012, and will feature a variety of military and civilian aerial performances as well as static ground displays. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

Get some good eats at the annual Boyce Volunteer Fire Company Chicken Barbecue and Pig Roast Saturday September 15th 4.30-7.00 at the Boyce Fire Hall. Adults $10. Kids 12 and under $5. There will also be a bake sale held during the dinner.

Need a dose of power sports? The Interstate Truck Pull returns to Clarke County at 5:00 PM Saturday night. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Young Farmers and will be held at the  Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W Main St (Rt 7) Berryville, Va. Adults $10.00 — 12 & Under Free. Gates Open 2:30.  Monies raised go toward scholarships and other local charities.

Sunday September 16

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9760 will Host an Open House starting at 11:00 AM celebrating the 65th birthday of the United States Air Force. At 4:00 PM a program will begin featuring a formal welcome, cake cutting ceremony, comments by members followed by a question/answer period. Memorabilia will be set out for viewing, recorded music will be provided by Oscar Brand & Dick Jonas, & aircraft performance & WW II films will also be shown via Television monitor.  A light buffet will be served during and after this program. Post 9760 is located just south of Berryville on US Highway 340 at 425 S. Buckmarsh Street.

The Deaconesses of St. Luke Baptist Church will have The Spiritual Harmonizers in Concert at 3:00 PM.  Saint Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty Street, Berryville, VA. Please call 540-955-1883 for more information.





  1. There are Civil War programs at Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg, MD this weekend. Stonewall Jackson captured 12,700 Union prisoners at Harpers Ferry on September 15, 1862. Many died at the Battle of Antietam on September 17,1862. Clarke County native, Drew Gilpin Faust became Harvard University’s 28th President on July 1, 2007. She is the author of six books and a Civil War historian.