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Saturday, April 6th, 2019 – Volunteer Appreciation Pancake Breakfast

pancakeIn conjunction with 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 6th, 2019 from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Community Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt 2015Come out for a fun, free community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 10:00 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 will be fun activities and games, and visits with the Easter Bunny. This is a rain or shine event.

Sponsored by the Town of New Market and SJHS Interact Club.



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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 the Shenandoah County Tourism and Economic Development office 


May 2019-December 2019- Open Market

(1st Saturday of each month month)

The Open Market showcases different types of vendors from crafts, pottery, home made treats, along with home-based businesses. There are other attractions such as activities for kids, contests to win prizes. This event is held the 1st Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

The Open Market is hosted by the New Market Chamber of Commerce and is located in the Suntrust parking lot on S. Congress Street.

If you would like to be a vendor, please call 540-740-3212 or email nmchambr@gmail.com

May 18-19, 2019- 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. Learn more at their website or  Facebook

June- September- New Market Cross Roads Fest 2019Cross Roads Logo

The Town of New Market presents its fourth 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.

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(All events are from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.)




May-August- Movies in the Park

Come to the New Market Community Park to enjoy a movie in the park with family and friends! For your viewing comfort, we encourage you to bring chairs and/or blankets. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks (no alcoholic beverages allowed). All movies will begin at sundown (approximately at 8:45 p.m.)

May 31st- “The Greatest Showman”

June 28th- Film TBD

July 12th- Film TBD

August 2nd- Film TBD



Wednesday, July 3, 2019-Independence Day Celebration

The New Market Fireworks Committee brings a fun community celebration to the New Market Community Park to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The celebration activities start at 5:00 p.m. with a fireworks display showing around 9:20 p.m. Activities to include, but not limited to are: live music, train ride, dunk tank, activities for all ages, and food vendors. Mark your calendars and come visit with your family, friends and neighbors. Bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the evening. (NO PETS ALLOWED)

This community celebration is brought to you by: American Legion Post #166, New Market Chamber of Commerce, New Market Rotary Club, and the Town of New Market.



Tuesday, August 6, 2019- National Night Out

The New Market Police Department is hosting its annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the New Market Community Park.  Join us for an evening of family fun and activities with the New Market Police Department.

Saturday, August 10, 2019-  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.

Sunday, September 1, 2019- 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 15, 2019 – Summer’s End Pup Pool Party

pupA day to celebrate your furry loved one! Bring your dog to socialize and play in the pool. Come 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 link COMING SOON!!!)

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

Saturday, September 28, 2019– New Market Fire & Rescue Department Fall Fling

LogoJoin the New Market Fire and Rescue for the 13th year of sponsoring the Fall Fling. 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. Ticket prices to be released soon!

For More information please call 540-740-8904

Saturday, September 28, 2019- New Market Heritage 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! A fun day for all ages! We invite people from all communities as well as interested vendors.

(Want to participate as a vendor Contact The Chamber Office 540-740-3212 or see their website )

TBA – American Legion Post 166 Craft Show

American Legion Pic 4Hours for the the show will be 10:00 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.

Thursday, October 31, 2019- Trick or Treat on Congress Street

The New Market Merchants Committee and the Town will be hosting a Trick or Treat on Congress Street event on Halloween from 5:00pm-7:00pm. 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, December 7, 2019- ‘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 soon be releasing the schedule for our many holiday activities we have planned. 






Saturday, December 14, 2019- Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Join us for the hunt of candy canes and other goodies that are hidden in the park! Children ages 1 to 12 are invited to participate in a Flashlight Candy Cane hunt in the New Market Community Park on Saturday, December 14th starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be designated areas per age group, and special prizes to be found. Come bundled up to brave the cold, and come prepared with a flashlight to see in the dark! There will be music, and other fun activities to participate in as well.