Waynesboro is a delightful blend of old and new, combining modern sensibilities with the presence of a special heritage that makes our piece of the Shenandoah Valley something to celebrate. And we do like to celebrate! Waynesboro is home to several annual events for nearly every type of person, giving us a reason to share traditions with our fellow residents every season. Below are just a few of the annual events in Waynesboro that you might want to attend:
Augusta Expo Spring Craft & Vendor Show
Known for being one of the best collections of the best artists, artisans, and crafters, the August Expo Spring Craft & Vendor show is a unique opportunity to shop every spring! Find fine, handcrafted items for everyone you love at this eclectic variety of wonderful vendors. Try some of the yummy food available and shop ‘til you drop!
Celebrate the beautiful South River and learn about our environment! Bring the whole family and enjoy Reptile World shows, learn about wildlife from the Wildlife Center of Virginia, try out the Stream Safari exploration, or join in the Fish and Fun Rodeo! Activities include canoe rides, arts and crafts for children, interactive exhibits, and more. End the day with the Great South River Duck Race!
Fishersville Antique Expo
This antique show draws 300+ dealers from Maine to Florida and as far afield as Arizona! The show has become known for being one of the greatest gatherings of dealers and collectors in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Shop through 3 buildings, 3 barns, and a large outdoor area filled with high-quality antiques. Whether you are an experienced antique hunter with a specific focus or a weekend shopper looking for something special, you won’t want to miss the Fishersville Antique Expo.
Run the Valley
The Run the Valley Race Series is made up of 4 races – the Mad Anthony Mud Run, the Park to Park Half Marathon, the Fun 2 Run Mud Run, the Sunrise Spectacular 5K, and the Fall Foliage 10K. In addition to enjoying some of Virginia’s most beautiful scenery, you have the chance to win medals for your time! The Run the Valley Race Series is a truly breathtaking way to experience Virginia (and enjoy a great run)!
Fall Foliage Festival Art Show
Waynesboro is a premiere destination for “leaf watchers” on the East Coast thanks to the glorious fall foliage that coats the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. This spectacular natural display provides inspiration for countless artists, and you have a chance to enjoy the fruits of their labor at this fantastic fall festival! Peruse the work of 150 fine artists on the streets of historic downtown Waynesboro while you enjoy regional music, great food, and delicious craft beer. This is a fall tradition you’ll want to repeat every year!
Christmas Wonderland at Creative Works Farm
Make the season bright and spread some goodwill at the Christmas Wonderland event! Enjoy live music, a beautiful light display and music light show, hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies, and a giant gingerbread house, and soak up the holiday energy. You can also make Christmas ornaments, visit the farm animals, take a hayride, stop by the Grinch’s Funhouse, and take a peek inside Santa’s Workshop! Santa will also be making a special appearance. All proceeds go to Camp LIGHT, a summer camp for at-risk youth and special needs children.
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale
If you love books and want to help support the Waynesboro Library don’t miss the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale! The library puts together a book sale that is guaranteed to add to your book collection. Check out their Facebook page to learn about annual sales and pop-up sales throughout the year.
Waynesboro Festivals & Events
For comprehensive listings of everything there is to do in Waynesboro, remember to check in with Waynesboro, Virginia’s official website, and take a look at their listing of current events in the area. This is a complete, current, and comprehensive list of activities, entertainment, programs, community gatherings, educational opportunities, and so much more. To get the most out of living in Waynesboro, start here.
Waynesboro offers a wide array of traditions and community events – these are just a small sample of all the wonderful annual events you can enjoy in the area! To stay up to date with even more events in our community, check in regularly with our Events in Waynesboro! We regularly post happenings we think our residents would love. Find the perfect event for you and your family.