This marks the 49th year of the Warren Heritage Society’s annual fundraiser, the Festival of Leaves. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us on Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Festival takes place in historic downtown Front Royal, Virginia on Chester and Main Streets. Come enjoy Front Royal at its best. Arts and crafts abound in the heart of our historic district. Bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, big band, and choir music represent some of the musical entertainment. Come enjoy Heritage Square on the grounds of the Warren Heritage Society at 101 Chester Street where you will find museums, tours of our historic homes – Belle Boyd Cottage (Front Royal home of Confederate spy Belle Boyd) and 18th century Balthis House – and their outbuildings, re-enactors, living history demonstrations, crafts people, and apple butter making, to name a few. Plan on joining us for a day of fun for all ages.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival of Leaves!
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Schedule of Events
- 10:00am – Parade
Parade starts at the intersection of Stonewall Drive and Luray Avenue. Eastward on Stonewall Drive to Royal Avenue. Northward on Royal Avenue to 2nd. Eastward on 2nd and then disbands at 2nd and Chester Streets.
- 9:00am – 6:00pm – Vendors
Vendors will line Chester and East Main Streets and include crafters/artists, merchants, non-profit organizations, commercial promotions and sales, food, etc.
- 9:00am – 6:00pm – Live Entertainment
Entertainment is scheduled to take place at the gazebo inside the town commons where Chester and Main Streets meet as well as period music in Heritage Square at 101 Chester Street.
- 9:00am – 6:00pm – Heritage Square
Located on the grounds of the Warren Heritage Society at 101 Chester Street, come enjoy historic demonstrations and living history interpretations, tours of our historic homes Belle Boyd Cottage and Balthis House and their outbuildings, apple butter making over an open fire, to name a few of our local historic crafters. Also open to the public will be Warren Heritage Society’s Ivy Lodge Museum and Gift Shop, Stokes Country Store Museum, and Warren Rifles Confederate Memorial Museum.
- 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Car Show
located on the Chester Street side of the E. Wilson Morrison Elementary teacher’s parking area.
- 9:00am – 6:00pm – Children’s Corner
Located in the town commons at Chester and Main Streets. Plan on lots of fun for the little ones!
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Plan on joining us this year for the Leaf Peeper 10K, Festival of Leaves 5K, or Helltown Half marathon races. For more information, please see www.RunSignUp.com/VA/FrontRoyal