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May
28

Augusta County's Summer 2019 Festivals

Augusta County Summer Festivals & Events
If you'll be working with our real estate agents to find your dream home in Augusta County this summer, you surely won't want all of the time you spend with us to be about business. Fitting a little fun into that trip won't be a problem in our area. There's a lot going on around here in the summertime, given that this time of year is the festival season. Here are a few of Augusta County's Summer 2019 festivals that you may want to check out while you're in the area:

  • Sweet Dreams Festival - 96 Edgewood Ln, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
    If you plan to spend some time looking at Waynesboro homes for sale in June, attending the 16th Annual Sweet Dreams Festival is a great way to fit a little fun into your trip. This festival is happening at Stuarts Draft Park, just 15 minutes from Waynesboro, on June 1st, and runs from 9 am to 4 pm. This event will feature a wide range of family-oriented entertainment and activities, including train rides, sports tournaments, concessions, contests, live music, and much more.
     
  • Red Wing Roots Music Festival - 94 Natural Chimneys Ln, Mt Solon, VA 22843
    If you'll be shopping Bridgewater homes for sale, the Red Wing Roots Music Festival is a local event you won't want to miss. Getting there from Bridgewater is just a 15-minute drive. This festival offers great music in the great outdoors, with more than 40 artists participating, and runs for three days – July 12th, 13th, and 14th. The festival will also feature a wide range of food and craft vendors, children's activities and many other activities and attractions. A variety of camping areas and other lodgings are available to music lovers who plan to enjoy the entire three-day experience.

  • Virginia Cider Festival, Valley Pike Farm Market, 3494 Lee Hwy, Weyers Cave, VA 24486
    If you'll be looking for your new home among Weyers Cave homes for sale this summer, the Virginia Cider Festival may be just the event you need for a bit of fun. This event is for people 21 years of age or older, and it's happening on July 20th, from noon to 6 pm. More than 18 Virginia cideries will be featured at this event, presenting over 50 hard ciders. Patrons can participate in 10 cider tastings and will receive Virginia Cider Festival commemorative glasses. There will be food and live music, with three concerts throughout the day.
     
  • Staunton Music Festival, 214 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401
    If you'll be focused on Staunton homes for sale during your visit to our area, the Staunton Music Festival offers a great distraction from home shopping. It runs from Aug 16th through Aug 25th and is hosted by historic venues throughout downtown Staunton. The 2019 event will feature 75 of the world's most acclaimed musicians performing in more than 30 concerts.
     
  • Augusta County Fair, 13 Government Lane, Verona, VA 24482
    If you'll be perusing Augusta County homes for sale in late July or early August, you'll be right on time for the Augusta County Fair. This event runs from July 30th through August 3rd and has something for everyone. Attractions include a circus, magic shows, the West Texas Rattlesnake Show, a wine festival, live music, tractor pulls and other track events, a beauty pageant, laser tag, midway games and rides, and much more.

To see homes for sale in Augusta County, please contact us. Our team of experienced real estate pros is ready to introduce you to the right Augusta County area for you.

May
20

6 Swimming Pools & Splash Pads in the Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley Swimming Pools & Splash Pads
On a warm Shenandoah Valley summer day, nothing's more refreshing than a day at the pool. Our real estate agents offer their recommendations for the top pools in the area.

  1. Westover Pool - 305 S. Dogwood Dr., Harrisonburg 22801
    With its Olympic-size pool, diving pool and climbing wall, Westover Pool was already a popular summer destination. Memorial Day weekend will feature the opening of the new splash pad, with a number of water stations to provide fun for all ages. Masters Swimming and Summer Swim League memberships are available for those aged 5 and up who want to learn new skills. Daily, three-month and annual passes are offered with special prices for residents. Take a break from viewing Harrisonburg homes for sale and check out the new facilities.

  2. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp & Resort - 2250 US Hwy. 211, Luray 22835 
    Jellystone Park may be the best summer entertainment bargain near Luray homes for sale. The highlight is Yogi Bear's Water Zone, which consists of three swimming pools, three thrilling water slides and an interactive splash pad. As if that wasn't enough, other activities include mini-golf, pedal boats, horseshoes, volleyball, and basketball. Day camp passes are only $25 for Page County residents and $29 for non-residents, with children 2 and under admitted free. Hours are 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily from June 14 through September 1.  

  3. Hawksbill Recreation Park - 205 Pool Dr., Stanley 22851
    Hawksbill Recreation Park is the site of the only public pool near Page County homes for sale. It began life back in the 1930s as Shuler's Pool, a creek-fed pool named after its founder. Today's modern pool has a spacious area of 7,275 square feet, and the park also houses a community center, hiking trails, playing fields, and picnic shelters. Passes are available in a variety of options, including a Family Pack for two adults and two children.

  4. Gypsy Hill Park - 600 Churchville Ave., Staunton 24401
    You might feel like you're relaxing at a resort when you spend a day at the Gypsy Hill Park pool. The L-shaped Olympic-size pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and grassy areas perfect for sunbathing. Kids have their own pool with splash pad activities and a zero-depth entry. There are also locker rooms and picnic tables on-site. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, pool hours are 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for ages 3 and up.

  5. Montgomery Hall Park - 1000 Montgomery Ave., Staunton 24401
    Staunton homes for sale have the benefit of not one but two public pools nearby. Montgomery Hall Park has a beautiful pool with zero-depth entry and water play features for the little ones. Older kids will love the tunnel slide at the deeper end of the pool. Mom and Dad have a perfect view from the poolside grassy areas. Hours are the same as the Gypsy Hill Park pool and admission is $2 for ages 3 and up.

  6. War Memorial Pool - 700 S. Magnolia Ave., Waynesboro 22980
    Looking for Waynesboro homes for sale? You'll appreciate the convenient access to the 50-meter War Memorial Pool with its diving well and adjacent bathhouse. The pool opens for the summer on the Saturday before Memorial Day with public hours of 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for everyone 16 and up and $2 for kids between 3 and 15.

Find out why Shenandoah Valley is an ideal place to call home. Contact us at Old Dominion Realty to learn more from our helpful real estate agents.

May
13

Moorefield WV: South Branch Riverfest

Moorefield Festival South Branch Riverfest

Our REALTORS® invite you to join us as we celebrate a new festival coming to the Moorefield area! Come on out to beautiful Brighton Park for the South Branch Riverfest and spend the Saturday, May 25 with your friends, family, and neighbors alongside the Potomac.

Event:  South Branch Riverfest

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019, 11 am - 5 pm
Where: Brighton Park — 644 Fisher Rd., Moorefield, WV 26836

Sponsored by the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce and Hardy County Community Foundation, the South Branch Riverfest will make its debut at Brighton Park on May 25. For years, residents and visitors of the South Branch Valley have enjoyed the beautiful green spaces along the mighty Potomac River, making it the perfect place to host this new event. Admission to this festival is free for all who wish to attend.

South Branch Riverfest includes:

  • River learning activities for kids.
  • Delicious local food and beverage vendors.
  • Talented local vendors selling arts, crafts and other fine products.
  • Fly fishing demonstrations.
  • River kayaking and snorkeling.
  • Races & games for kids and adults.
  • Live music.
  • Fun for the whole family!

Get Moving with Musical Guests Jay Halterman & Hurt Reynolds

Let the acoustical stylings of Jay Halterman get your grooving. Covering your favorite classic rock and country tunes, Jay will perform songs spanning the '60's to today including hits from The Eagles, Neil Young, U2 and so much more.

Hurt Reynolds will also take the stage to keep you rocking on the river. This foursome from the Moorefield and Buckhannon areas will treat you to their sweet southern and classic rock songs as you relax with your family and friends.

Great Food & Vendors

South Branch Riverfest embraces our community and encourages local vendors to come out and interact with Moorefield's residents. Many of our local establishments are sharing in this event, including Grillin Time BBQ, Stand of Pines Crafts, and Dandelion Designs. Explore their offerings and get to know the talented and creative people that make our town proud.

Brighton Park's location on the South Branch of the Potomac makes it the ideal location to host our first ever Riverfest. The gorgeous views and green spaces create a truly serene environment that Hardy County residents cherish. We invite all of our friends, family, and neighbors to come out to Riverfest and celebrate life on the river with our REALTORS® at Old Dominion Realty. For more information about the event, or to browse cozy Moorefield homes for sale, contact us.

May
6

Harrisonburg Living: 6 Places to Sign Up Your Kids for Swim Lessons

 

Swim Classes for Harrisonburg-Area Kids
Let's welcome the warmer weather by celebrating Learn to Swim Day on May 18th. Our real estate agents believe teaching your little ones to swim can be a positive experience that helps them develop their motor skills, instills them with courage and exposes them to a fun activity that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. If you'd like to join us in celebrating National Learn to Swim Day this May, we suggest that you consider these six locations that offer swimming lessons for children.

  1. James Madison University Recreation Center – 701 Driver Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22807 
    James Madison University has a campus that's bursting with immersive learning experiences, and their swim lessons are just as engaging and educational. UREC offers both private and group swim lessons for children and adults. Group lessons are held on Saturday mornings and are divided into three categories: a parent and child group for little ones aged 6 months to 3 years old, a preschool group for 4 and 5-year-olds, and a youth group for kids 6 to 9. Private lessons offer one-on-one instruction for new swimmers aged 3 and above, even adults!
     
  2. East Rockingham Recreation Association – 1250 Barracuda Dr., Rockingham, VA 22801 
    Those living in the southeast area of Harrisonburg can find swim lessons conveniently located at the East Rockingham Recreation Association. Their private lessons are open to everyone, even non-EERA members. Your children can take five, 30-minute one-on-one lessons with their instructors and start the summer off swimmingly!

  3. Westover Pool – 305 South Dogwood Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 
    The Westover Pool is located near plenty of beautiful Harrisonburg homes for sale and provides residents with fun all year long! Private swim lessons are available during the summer for residents and nonresidents of all ages. They also have group child swimming lessons which include preschool classes for little ones and five levels of instruction for kids ages 6-15. Westover Pool is a fantastic place for families to come together with their children and make amazing summer memories.
     
  4. Sentara RMH Wellness Center – 2500 Wellness Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 
    The Sentara RMH Wellness Center is pleased to offer aquatic activities including group swim lessons. The Baby & Me and Toddler & Me group swim lessons bring parents into the pool with their little ones for a fun and safe session. The Preschool group focuses on children 3-5, and there is also a swim group for kids ages 6-12. Those who would prefer private lessons for their preschool-plus aged children can schedule one-on-one instruction as well.

  5. Ashby Recreational Association – 250 Anaconda Way, Bridgewater, VA 22812 
    This member's only pool offers families a friendly space to play and relax during the summer. The Ashby Recreation Association provides private swim lessons for children that teach them how to be safe both in and near the water. All lessons are geared to each child's developmental age, so every experience is appropriate and positive. Schedule your little one's first lessons on National Learn to Swim Day, and they'll be ready to float on their own by the time summer kicks into full swing!

  6. Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA – 708 N. Coalter St., Staunton, VA 22401 
    The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is the perfect place to enroll your child for swim lessons. Although they do offer private swim lessons, they provide group lessons that get children acquainted with the water and learn basic swimming, safety and rescue skills while developing their confidence.

Contact us for information about buying one of our Harrisonburg homes for sale and living in our nearby communities.

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