“The Cultural Crossroads of the Shenandoah Valley”
This trail is in its development period with early enrollment open now. Patrons are invited to check back periodically as new sites are added throughout the development period, as this region approaches its official launch. Interested parties are invited to enroll now to begin being visible on the Artisan Trail Network.
Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg are must-see destinations that boast diverse outdoor recreation, thriving cultural attractions, vibrant and inviting small towns, numerous historical attractions, and farm-to-table dining opportunities. Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, bounded by two magnificent mountain ranges (the Alleghany and the Blue Ridge) and the impressive Shenandoah River, it’s here you can relax with your activity of choice. Whether it be sipping on locally-made beer and wine, digging into farm-fresh dishes, scooping up tickets to see the area’s performing artists, or renting a bike to tour the city’s picturesque landscape and acclaimed trails all during your trip to Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. Harrisonburg is also known for its vibrant downtown; the first designated Arts & Cultural District and the first Culinary District in Virginia. This 10-block walk is rich in Civil War History, iconic 19th century architecture, bike-friendly streets, family-friendly museums, innovative foodie spots, and trendylocally-owned shops. The region lures visitors and residents alike with buzz-worthy festivals and events, including a summer film and music series, weekly live music performances, biannual Taste of Downtown week, Dayton Days and numerous beer, wine and music festivals across the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail.