Food

Coming Up: Rocktown Beer & Music Festival

The Rocktown Beer & Music Festival is coming up in April! Tim Brady, Founder and General Manager of Pale Fire Brewing, is a guest on the blog to share more about the event and offer a special discount to Harrisonblog readers! Learn more about the festival and artists >>>

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Freedom Freeze: Italian Ice

Freedom Freeze Italian Ice has moved into the old Dream Cone location right on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg. Owned and operated by the same people as Freedom Funnel Cakes, this establishment is Veteran owned and operated and serves Gino's authentic Italian Ice from Brooklyn, New York. Vegan Friends rejoice! Their Italian Ices are 100% vegan! Want something a bit creamier of a treat? They also serve Garber's traditional ice cream! The owner and Marine Corp veteran Mel Shtanko was kind enough to share some more about the newest frozen treat in town!

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Harrisonblog’s Summer Preview

It's time to start planning for your summer! With the warmer weather, we're dreaming of summer festivals and time by the water. We've scouted out some of the best summer activities in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham area to keep you entertained all summer long! Read on for just a taste of some of our favorite area summer events and music festivals! Mark you calendars and buy your tickets now - these events tend to fill up quickly!

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Community Event: Downstage Downtown Community Theater Fest

The Valley Playhouse - Harrisonburg's Community Theater - is hosting a Valley-wide community theater festival on March 31st at Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg. The evening will include selected scenes from the area's community theater organizations before a panel of judges, live and silent auctions items, and dinner at Capital Ale House (or around downtown). This is the first event of this type hosted by the Valley Playhouse.

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ValleyFest Kickoff Party

Need something fun to do St. Patrick's Day weekend? Come to Base Camp at Massanutten Resort this Saturday at 5:30pm to enter to win some great prizes and a chance to buy advance tickets to this year's ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival! There will be live music by Randy Black, a Deschutes tap takeover, free Deschutes glassware, swag and giveaways from MillerCoors, and ticket drawings at 7:30 p.m.

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Lola Mo’s: Downtown’s New Deli

Well, it's happened folks - downtown Harrisonburg finally has a deli! Lola Mo's Delicatessen opened last month in the newly renovated Keezell building. Open 7 days a week from 10am-7pm, they offer a verity of classic sandwiches (as well as options for vegans and vegetarians) or if you're feeling creative you can make your own signature sandwich. Want something in addition? Try one of their daily soups or sides, and don't forget the dessert case! Lauren (the La) was kind enough to answer our questions - read on to find out more about their inspiration and background.

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