The Clarke Weekender – August 17, 2012

It’s the last weekend before the kids go back to school and Clarke County is hopping with great activities thanks to the County Fair. After a week full of events ranging from pig scrambles to tractor pulls the final two days have arrived and there are still plenty of great activities left to enjoy.

The weather forecasters are calling for partly sunny skies with a high near 88 today with showers and thunderstorms likely late in the day and tonight, so keep an eye to the sky. Tomorrow looks picture perfect so get out there and enjoy.

Friday August 17, 2012

“58th Clarke County Fair” continues Friday and Saturday.  Daily admission is $7 for adults, $2 for children ages 5-15; children under 5 are free. Events this weekend include bull riding, a concert by “Lone Star,” lawn mower races and much more. For a complete list of the schedule of events and other attractions visit

Also on Friday “Ronnie Johnson” will be at The Horseshoe Curve Restaurant in Pine Grove. For more information call: 540-554-8291.

Saturday August 18, 2012

Stop by the Clarke County Farmers Market and grab some great home grown produce. Market runs form  8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon in the municipal parking lot on South Church Street.

Afternoon Tea” sponsored by The St. Luke Baptist Church Deaconess. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Saint Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty Street, Berryville, VA.  Please call 540-955-1883 to reserve your place.

Sunday August 19, 2012

Boyce Fire Company BINGO at 1:30 PM For more information call 540-837-1228


  1. At sunset on friday evening on August 17, 2012, Magic Lantern Theatre showed the movie, “The Way” about the Camino de Santiago (St. James Way) at Veramar Vineyards. From St. Jean Pied de Port, France, pilgrims hike over the Pyrenee Mountains and follow the yellow sea shell blazes across northern Spain. Jim Bogarty was a friendly welcoming host and people enjoyed their picnics and wine before the movie. Veramar Vineyards is a tremendous asset for tourism in Clarke County. The view of the Blue Ridge Mountain is theraputic. Commemorate the 75 anniversary of Appalachian Trail by follwing the white blazes in Clarke County this weekend.