The Clarke Weekender – 8/3/2012

The dog days of summer have arrived but seem to have very small teeth, for now. With high temperatures hovering around the 90° mark throughout the weekend, it looks like it should be a great time to get outside and enjoy the tail-end of the summer.

Speaking of the end of summer…don’t forget that Virginia’s Back-to-School Tax Holiday starts today, August 3 and continues through Sunday, August 5. Visit for the list of tax-exempt items and more details.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend.

Friday August 3

Music in the park continues this week with “Frozen Iguanas.” Bring a blanket and a cooler and mosey on over to the Rose Hill Park in downtown Berryville and enjoy some cool tunes. Music starts at 6:30 and ends around 8:00 PM.

Also “Magick Kat” will be performing at The Horseshoe Curve Restaurant in Pine Grove Friday night. Swing around the curve and enjoy some good company and  great entertainment at a Clarke County landmark. For more information call: 540-554-8291.

Saturday Aug 4, 2012

Start your morning at the Clarke County Farmers Market. Choose from all manner of fresh fruits and vegetable grown locally. Market runs from 8:00 AM through 12 noon in the municipal parking lot on South Church Street.

Mackintosh Fruit Farm will be noticeably absent from the Farmers Market because they will be busy hosting their annual Peach Festival. The event runs from 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM and offers a wide variety of peachy activities.  You can buy picked peaches or go and pick your own. Or enjoy home made peach desserts on their patio! For the kids there will be a moon bounce, face painting, and live music for everyone to enjoy. Mackintosh Fruit Farm is located just outside of Berryville at 1608 Russell Rd. For more information call (540) 955-2161 or visit:

Later in the afternoon enjoy an old fashioned Ice Cream Social with the folks at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. The event runs from 4:00 PM through 7:00 PM and all are welcome. Donations will be accepted.

Saturday night stop by the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant for “Shortness of Breath” in Pine Grove. For more information call: 540-554-8291.

Get your country on at the Barns of Rose Hill Saturday night as they celebrate the release of Bryan Shepherd’s new CD “This Country Lives in Me.” Bryan Shepherd plays classic country and loves classic country tradition and its one of a kind heart touching sound. Doors open at 7:00pm Show Starts at 8:00pm Tickets 10.00 in advance 15.00 door. Call 540-955-2004 for advance purchase.


  1. Sam Card says:

    On saturday, August 4th, I enjoyed the Peach Festival and Duncan Memorial Methodist Church had a variety of homemade ice cream. At Burwell Morgan Mill on saturday evening from 7:30 to 9:30, I enjoyed hearing thrilling stories of suspense about John Mosby. The program, “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee” was presented by the Gray Ghost Intrepretive Group of Mosby Heritage Area Association. John Mosby was addicted to coffee.