Friday, October 24, 2008

Happenings in the Central Shenandoah Valley this weekend

We've already raked the leaves in the backyard but they continue to pile up.

This ash tree has lost all its leaves while the maples still have many of theirs.
It's the last weekend in October and the fall foliage show is coming to an end. But it's not over yet with plenty of color still to see. Some trees are completely stripped of their leaves while others are in full-blown color or beginning to turn.

Today it is overcast with rain on tap for Saturday, something we need in this area with dry conditions and dried leaves piled on the ground. Temperatures will be cool ... 30s at night and 50s during the day ... cool enough that we will knock the chill off with the woodstove especially if it's rainy.

What's happening around the SWAC area this weekend?

Creepy Tales at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton will be held Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25. The museum is located at I-81 and Rt. 250. Reservations are suggested (540.332.7850).

Pumpkin Fest 2008 at Cestari (Chester) Farms in Churchville will continue for this final weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 & 26, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pick and purchase pumpkins from the patch, costume contests, children's games, pumpkin chucking, horse-drawn rides, farm animal corral, haunted house, apple cider, and more. Located in Churchville west of Staunton.

Green Valley Book Fair in Mt. Crawford continues through Sunday from 9-7 daily. Thousands of new books from 60-90% off retail. Located between Harrisonburg and Staunton off I-81.

Dayton Farmers Market west of Harrisonburg on Rt. 42 will be open Friday and Saturday this weekend from 9-6. Fresh produce, locally-made candy, large soft pretzels, BBQ, shops, bulk goods. Good Christmas shopping. Recommended: big soft pretzel from the pretzel shop and dark chocolate-covered toffee from Warfel's Candy.

There are many local events such as fire department and church BBQs and craft shows. Come on up and check it out.

It's autumn in the Valley ...

Photos by SWAC Girl

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