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Community Calendar

Schedule of Annual Events

Staunton's Farmers Market

Staunton Farmers sell their produce every Saturday morning from 8:00 - 12:00 during 1st Week of May through October.. The Farmer's Market is located on the corner of Mill St and Union St.

Blue Carpet Corridor - Route 66 Tour

2nd Weekend in June
The Route 66 Motor Tour travels through Staunton. Staunton is a passport stop. Merchants have special sales and promotions. Old cars are seen throughout the town.

Wingfest

2nd Saturday in June
The Elbon Shrine Club puts on its annual wingfest. Wings will be available throughout the day with the competition ending around 5pm. Live Music, food and games are part of the fun. Wingfest is located by Duda Park - Union Street.

City Wide Yard Sales

2nd Friday/Saturday in June
Local residents and merchants alike offer great bargains during the two day sales event.

Staunton Fireman's Homecoming

Last Weekend in June
Festivities include a traditional carnival, food, entertainment, and parade. Located at Fireman's Park - Montgomery Street.

Tour De Donut

Second Saturday in July
A spoof from the Tour de France - this unique bike race travels over 30 miles. Riders compete for best overall time and also adjusted time - adjusted by the number of donuts consumed. This event draws over 1200 cyclists each year.

Ribfest

Second Saturday in July
Main Street is aligned with rib cookers from throughout the area. Over 70 entries will be judged. Ribs will be served throughout the days. Merchants have special offers and promotions.

Back to School Bonanza

First Weekend in August
Secondhand Resale Event will be held at the Multi-purpose room at Staunton Schools. All items sold are children or maternity related. Due to construction on Staunton's Public Schools, 2017's "Back 2 School Bonanza" has been cancelled and will reopen in 2018.

Balloon Glow

End of Summer
Staunton's Balloon Glow features Hot Air Balloons set up at sunset as if they are going to take off. But instead of being allowed to ascend, they are held down by the ground crew. Occuring in dark to near dark, the balloons glow up like huge light bulbs or Chinese lanterns, giving a spectacular display. It is a family focused event also featuring live entertainment, children's entertainment & activities, and more!

Cruise-In / Art Festival

Third Weekend in September
Art in the Park and Art that Parks is the theme for this Cruise In - Art Festival. Cruise-In is held on Main Street drawing out antique cars from throughout the area. The Annual Art Festival is held in Duda Park, bringing talented works from across the area along with live music.

Octoberfest

First Weekend in October
St. Michaels Catholic Church festival features live music, food, games, and entertainment. Located at the Catholic Church in Staunton.

Halloween Parade

Halloween
Lions club sponsors a Halloween Parade through downtown Staunton. Admission is free - Refreshments served at end of parade.

Holiday Walk

First weekend in December
During this weekend merchants offer special promotions and sales. Friday Night storefronts are open with refreshments served. Saturday the annual Snack With Santa is presented at Zion Lutheran Gym. Trolley rides throughout Staunton stopping at stores for entertainment, crafts, and food.