Category: Harrisonburg culture

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Sunset market attracts ‘different crowd’ and more than food vendors

Mike Hott, owner of the locally-owned Hott Apiary, sets up a table at every Harrisonburg farmers market to sell his product and talk with customers. 


Award-winning nature photographer explains ‘intricate dance of underwater life’ in Appalachia

Steven David Johnson, an award-winning conservation photographer, specializes in underwater close-ups of tiny creatures that inhabit freshwater pools found in forested areas in Virginia — including some species found only in this region. Johnson is presenting a multimedia show of his work at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg.


One last meal at Boboko

On the morning of Chef Marina Muan’s last day at Boboko, she made a stop at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market. This was not unusual. Muan has long been a champion of the Market, sourcing locally when she can to prepare flavorful Indonesian dishes in Boboko’s kitchen.


Tiller Strings: sales, rentals, repair, sheet music, accessories.

A sign saying "we have moved" outside an old, stately white house.

Quilt museum leaves downtown Harrisonburg, and city looks to use its historic building

Downtown Harrisonburg bid goodbye to the Virginia Quilt Museum on Saturday, as it moved five miles down the road to Silver Lake Mill in Dayton and prepares to reopen June 29.

The Homegrown Par-3 on Naked Creek

Haven’t heard of Naked Creek Golf Course? In the wilds of Weyers Cave, it’s not a business, it doesn’t advertise and it can be easy to miss on 2 acres with a house in the middle and only four holes to play.

Eight people sitting on a stage

From pandemic placeholder to ‘radical’ theater, the Rocktown Readers say they’re here to stay

It started during the pandemic lockdown, as a way to keep doing theater remotely. MaKayla Baker Paxton organized Zoom nights in 2020, where she and her friends would gather on a video call to read plays.

Restaurant hosting drag show pushes back against hateful messages

Mikey Reisenberg, the owner and chef of Mashita, Harrisonburg’s Korean-inspired restaurant, turned this week to Instagram stories for support following negative comments about an upcoming drag show.

people in an outdoor space listening to a person playing guitar

Saturday’s new Beer Fest looks to carry on Rocktown’s spirit

After the Rocktown Beer and Music Festival announced its event in 2023 would be its last, two downtown businesses paired up to inherit that festival’s legacy.

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