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Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Community Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt 2015Come out for a fun, free community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.!  Ages 0 to 10 are invited to hunt eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny! Children bring their own Easter basket to collect eggs filled with candy or prizes.  In addition to the hunt for eggs, there is face painting, Easter tattoos and visits with the Easter Bunny. This is a rain or shine event.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Volunteer Appreciation Pancake Breakfast

pancakeIn conjunction of National Volunteer Week, the Mayor and Town Council of New Market would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all volunteers past and present, in the New Market Community who have given their time, possessions and or service to our community. The Mayor and Town Council would like to recognize all volunteers by hosting this FREE Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. All volunteers of the greater New Market Community and their families are welcomed to this event. The breakfast will take place at the New Market Community Center on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m.

April 22-23, 2017- Gardens Galleries & Grapes 12495028_1684222371792845_9034921832695644605_n

Featuring the O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail that will include artisan studio tours, artists and and gardening demonstrations, wine and beer tastings, local foods, farm tours, exhibits and much more!

If you are a local artisan or agri-artisan or wish to make your business a supporting location, please contact Jenna French, Director of Shenandoah County Tourism, 888-367-3965.

For more information visit our Facebook page or Website!


May 20-21, 2017 – Battle of New Market Reenactment2004-05-15 13.39.30

The Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience taking place on the original 1864 battlefield. It is the site of the oldest annual battle reenactment in the nation.  All events are at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park unless otherwise indicated.

June- September- New Market Cross Roads Fest 2017Cross Roads Logo

The Town of New Market presents its third annual Summer Music Series: Cross Roads Fest. This event will be held at Rebel Park on selected dates during the Summer. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of Local Music, Food, and Brews.

This Years Bands Include:

June 9, 2017 ~ Everyday People
July 7, 2017 ~ Who Shot John
August 11, 2017 ~Hackens Boys
September 8, 2017 ~ Martin Brothers and Aspen Run Saturday, June 17, 2017- Family Movie Night                                        

Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Family Movie Night                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

(Rain Date: Friday, June 23rd @7pm)

Come to the New Market Community Park to enjoy fun activities, treats, and a family movie on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The activities will begin at 7pm and the movie will start at dusk. This year, we will be showing the DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS (Rated PG, 1 hr 32 min), and we will have a special guest attending, Princess Poppy! Bring your chairs, and blankets to enjoy the show!



Tuesday, August 1, 2017- National Night Outnational night out

The New Market Police Department is hosting its annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of family fun and activities with the New Market Police Department.

Saturday, August 12, 2017-  Annual Rt. 11 Yard Crawlrt. 11 yard crawl

Shop till you drop at over 40 miles of yard sales and business sales along The Old Valley Pike. Yard Crawl begins at 7:00 a.m. This is a rain or shine event.

September 3, 2017- VMI Rat Parade

ND3_9768Every year during the first week of September the freshmen class, or Rats,  from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) visit the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park for a day long orientation to the 1864 battle in which the VMI Cadet Corps so prominently figured.



Sunday, September 17, 2017 – Summer’s End Pup Pool Party

pupCome by the New Market Town Hall to Register or click registration form link below, fill out registration form and e-mail, mail, or fax the registration form and documented proof or rabies vaccinations to:

Registration Form 2017

Town of New Market 
P.O. Box 58
9418 John Sevier Road
New Market, VA 22844
Fax: (540)740-9204
To become a volunteer or for more information please contact: 

September – New Market Fire & Rescue Department Fall Fling

LogoJoin the New Market Fire and Rescue for the 12th year of sponsoring the Fall Fling in September 2017. The event will be held at the New Market Fire & Rescue located on 9771 Congress St. New Market, VA. There will be approximately $100,000.00 in prizes raffled off every 5 minutes starting from 11:00 a.m. (Over 60 prizes!) At 5:00 p.m. a name will be drawn for the Grand Prize:! From 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. people can enjoy Burgers, Hot Dogs and other delicious sides and beverages. Tickets are $50.00 each and are good for the duration of the event.

For More information please call 540-740-8904

September 23, 2017- New Market Chamber Heritage Days Festival

DSCF2439Come to New Market Chamber of Commerce’s Heritage Days Festival located in historic Downtown New Market! Come enjoy pleasures crafted by local vendors, taste local food, and sing along and dance to local musicians music! A fun day for all ages! We invite people from all communities as well as interested vendors.

(Still accepting vendors and crafters! Contact The Chamber Office 540-740-3212 or see website New Market Chamber Heritage Days Festival)

TBA – New Market Community Center Craft Show

comm-centerThe annual craft show at the New Market Community Center will be held in October.  Hours for the show will be 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Door prize drawings will be held every hour.  All classrooms and the gym are being utilized by the crafters.  There will be a great selection of items – remember Christmas is just around the corner. The Community Center is located at 9184 John Sevier Road, one block east of Route 11 and next to Rebel Park.  For further information you can contact Tina Roberts at 540-740-3994.

TBA – American Legion Post 166 Craft Show

American Legion Pic 4The Legion will be boiling apple butter in October 2015 to be sold at their annual craft show.  Hours for the the show will be 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. There will also be yard sale sponsored by the Legion.  If you have any items to donate it would be greatly appreciated.  Mark your calendars now and come out for some great crafts.  For further information you can contact Charles White at 740-3437 or Bill Johnson at 480-127.  The American Legion is located at 202 E. Old Cross Road.

TBA- Trick or Treat on Congress Street

trick-or-treat-flyerThe New Market Merchants Committee will be hosting a Trick or Treat on Congress Street event on Halloween. Visit various downtown businesses who have left their light on for trick or treaters and you will leave with a special treat! Welcoming all dressed up trick or treaters! While collecting candy, be sure to browse our stores for upcoming holiday gifts. Come on out and have a spooky safe time in the New Market downtown businesses!

Saturday, November 11, 2017- Fairway 5K

new-market-5k-run-v2Come walk or run an enjoyable 5K route through the beautiful Shenvalee Golf Resort! Race begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. in the New Market Community Park. Pre-registration is encouraged. Details and online registration may be found by clicking here. Put it on your calendar today and help us raise funds to help enhance our new park equipment in our community park!

December 2, 2017- ‘Tis the Season Holiday Celebration

IMG_5608‘Tis the Season to be merry with your local Town of New Market Community. Town of New Market organizations will be soon be releasing the schedule for our many holiday activities we have planned. Please stay tuned to the New Market Website Events Calendar as well as your Town of New Market Newsletter! “Like” us on Facebook and get an update of featured events! If you would like to participate in our parade please fill out and send in the Parade Entry Form found on our Event’s Calendar  on our Town Website or Facebook Page.