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Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Come to the New Market Community Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Lots of eggs filled with goodies to find, and meet the Easter Bunny! We will also have take home crafts too. (while supplies last) 

The hunt will start at 9:30 a.m., so you will want to arrive early to get in starting positions. Please make sure to bring your own basket for collecting eggs. This event is for ages 1-12.

Sponsored by the Town of New Market and MVHS Interact Club, and New Market Rotary

Planting Seeds of Knowledge: Arbor Day and Earth Day Celebrations

The Month of April

Arbor Day & Earth Day will be celebrated all month long with a hybrid approach! Follow us on Facebook (@NewMarketVa and/or @newmarketarealibrary) for a mixture of fun information with Tree Tips Tuesdays, TREEats Thursdays, reuse and recycle tips, and more. Visit with the New Market Area Library for the Read for Seeds program, take home crafts, learn about the rain gardens with the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners, and more.  This event is free!

Hosted by the Town of New Market & the New Market Library


Open Market


(1st Saturday of each month)

The Open Market showcases different types of vendors from crafts, pottery, homemade treats, along with direct sales 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 South Congress Street. If you would like to be a vendor, please call 540-740-3212 or email

Jammin’ Foods Fest

Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

New Market’s annual food truck fest is held in the New Market Community Park. There will be a selection of food trucks, live music, vendors, fun things for the kids to do. Admission is FREE. There is over flow parking at the New Market Fire Department.  Bring chair/blankets for comfort. Pets allowed on leashes only and not in the food truck area.

4:00-5:30-Josh Davidson

6:30-9:00- The Hackens Boys

Food Truck Vendors needed: Application

Craft Vendors needed: Application

Movie Nights in the Park 2022


Come to the New Market Community Park to enjoy a FREE movie in the stars 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. 

May 28th-Encanto
June 25th-Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
July 23rd-Luca
August 27th-Instant Family
September 17th-Spiderman-No Way Home


Cross Roads Music Fest 2022

The Town of New Market presents its 8th annual Summer Music Series: Cross Roads Fest. This event will be held at Rebel Park on selected dates from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE!  Food and drink available for purchase. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of local music, food and brews. Stay updated by following our Facebook page or our website page

June 3rd-Who Shot John
July 8th-Out of Spite
August 12th-Souled Out
September 2nd-Everyday People

This event runs of wonderful local sponsors. If interested in sponsoring, please see the Sponsor Graph that lists the benefits and tiers.


Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 5th from 5:00pm-10:00pm

The New Market Fireworks Committee brings a fun community celebration to the New Market Community Park to celebrate Independence Day. The celebration activities start at 5:00 p.m. with a fireworks display showing around 9:20 p.m. 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: New Market Independence Day Celebration Committee

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

The New Market Police Department is excited to be hosting their annual National Night Out event on August 3rd in the New Market Community Park! Join them in the park for a fun evening of activities/games, free hot dogs/chips/drinks and cotton candy, along with face painting, resource tables and more! Admission is FREE.


Annual Rt. 11 Yard Crawl

Saturday, August 13th, 2022 starts at 7:00 a.m.

Shop till you drop at 40 miles of yard sales and business sales along The Old Valley Pike. This is a rain or shine event. 

For more information about the Rt. 11 Yard Crawl , click here to be redirected to their Facebook page.



Summer’s End Pup Pool Party

Sunday, September 11th from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

A day to celebrate your furry loved one! Bring your dog to socialize and play in the New Market Community Pool from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Cost is $3.00 per dog. Registration is highly recommended. Proof of up to date rabies vaccination required.

New Market Fire & Rescue Department Fall Fling


Join the New Market Fire and Rescue for the 17th 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 10 minutes starting from 11:00 a.m. (Over 60 prizes!) At 5:00 p.m. a name will be drawn for the Grand Prize. 

 For More information please call 540-740-8904

New Market Fall Festival

Saturday, September 24th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Come to New Market Chamber of Commerce’s Heritage Day Celebration located in historic Downtown New Market! Come enjoy treasures 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.

(Interested in being a vendor? Contact the New Market Chamber of Commerce Office 540-740-3212 or email

Trick or Treat on Congress Street

Monday, October 31st, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


The New Market Merchants Committee and the Town of New Market will be hosting their annual Trick or Treat on Congress Street. Visit various downtown businesses who have left their light on for trick or treaters and you will leave with a special treat!  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!


‘Tis the Season Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 (ALL DAY fun)



Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt 

Saturday, December 10th, 2022 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Join us for the hunt of candy canes and other goodies that are hidden in the park! Children ages 1 to 14 are invited to participate in a Flashlight Candy Cane hunt in the New Market Community Park. 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.

Registration IS REQUIRED and LIMITED spots available.

Here are the RULES