Shenandoah County Tours

Each tour includes a behind-the-scenes experience at a local hospitality business, town or attraction, and lunch. Tours are open to everyone who has an interest in learning more about tourism in Shenandoah County. With so many new developments in our region, there is no better time to engage, educate and activate members of our community to become even more knowledgeable and influential Tourism Ambassadors for the tourism industry and its impact on our overall economy.

For visitors to our region, it's a chance to explore and meet the members of our community that makes Shenandoah County a great place to live, work and play.

Tourism and Economic prosperity depend on each one of us; from those who work in the tourism industry daily to those who live here and tell others about it. Participants will learn about different industry sectors, towns, area attractions, farm operations, outdoor recreation, arts & culture, area resorts, camps, and event venues.   

Tours are held monthly, typically from 10am-1pm. To pre - register contact bblack@shenandoahcountyva.us no later than one week prior to each tour. Registration fees do vary and are non-refundable so we can ensure our businesses are covered for their time and expenses. 

What does it mean to be a Tourism Ambassador in your community?

  • Attend at least 3 tours offered throughout the year and create a unique Shenandoah County experience we can share with visitors, and you will be entered to win a $100 gift basket filled with locally made Shenandoah County products at the end of our 2024 tour schedule.
  • VisitShenandoahCounty.com and become familiar with our assets.
  • Offer our Shenandoah County Visitor Center locations for regional information and become familiar with and share our promotional collateral.
  • Connect to our social channels @visitshenandoah @shenandoahtravel Use #VisitShenCoVA
  • Share our program with friends, family, civic organizations, and on your social channels.
  • Consider volunteering at a local museum.
  • Consider enrolling in the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program.  

2024

Wednesday January 31st
Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation and Woodstock Gardens 
1195 Hisey Ave, Woodstock

10:00am Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation New Facility Tour.
11:00am History of Woodstock Garden with John Fogle
11:30am Build your own Succulent Garden at Woodstock Gardens with Debbie Boyd
12:00pm Lunch at Woodstock Garden Café
Choice of Buffalo Chicken or Cheesy Bacon on Ciabatta, Sourdough, Croissant, Wheat or Pretzel roll or Southwest Chicken spinach Wrap
Lunch comes with drink and chips or fruit. Tax and Tip included. $35

Wednesday February 28th
River Bluff Farm B&B and Third Hill Winery at DeMello Vineyards
183 Quicksburg Mill Lane (5 Minute Drive to) 2110 Quicksburg Rd, Quicksburg


9:45am River Bluff Farm B&B- Overview and tour of Farm and B&B
10:30am Enjoy a winter wine tour with a walk through DeMello Vineyards, learn about the different varietals, and find out how to prune the vines to prepare for spring.  This tour includes a barrel tasting, tour of all three levels of the Third Hill Winery, wine tasting, local chocolates & honey and lunch sandwiches from our newest business in Mount Jackson Coffee and Cream. Third Hill is the perfect location to host your next special event, join us to explore more about harvest opportunities, wine club, and special events that include live music, yoga, paint night, and more. $25

Wednesday March 20th
Town of Woodstock Art Tour

Free on Street and Public Parking options

10am The Art Spot paint your own ceramic.
130 W Court St
11am VECCA block out poetry or painting.
123 S Main St
12pm Vittles and Woodstock Brew House
123 E Court St
Culinary Arts Tour with Brewmaster, Hunter Phillips,
and Head Chef of Vittles, Shawn Corley. 
Lunch by Vittles. $40

Wednesday April 10th
Star in the Valley 
33 Amos Ln, Strasburg

Wednesday April 24th
Wolf Gap Vineyard
123 Stout Rd, Edinburg

Wednesday May 29th
Town of Strasburg Sip and Snack
33229 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg

Wednesday June 26th
Town of Edinburg Tour

Wednesday July 24th
Fort Valley Ranch
229 S Fort Valley Rd, Fort Valley

Wednesday August 14th 
Cave Ridge Vineyard
1476 Conicville Rd, Mount Jackson

Wednesday August 21st
Muse Vineyards and Seven Bends State Park

Wednesday September 18th
Skydive Shenandoah
57 River Rd, New Market

Wednesday September 25th
Shrine Mont

Wednesday October 30th
Town of New Market Tour

Wednesday November 20th
Shenandoah Caverns and American Celebration on Parade

Wednesday December 11th
Virginia Museum of the Civil War and Jacob Bushong Farm


 

2021

November 8th 
Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions

October 18th
Shenandoah Vineyards 
Postponed

September 13th 
Shrine Mont

August 9th 
Muse Vineyards

June 14th 
Woodbine Farm Market