Berryville Main Street would like to invite any Business, Organization, or Individual and Family to decorate a Parking Meter in a Holiday Fashion during the “Free Parking” holiday season.
Prizes will be awarded at the Christmas Tree Lighting in Rose Hill Park on Friday, December 2nd,6:00 pm.
Decorations may be installed between
Wednesday, November 22nd & Tuesday, November 28th
Voting will take place Wednesday, November 29th
The five prize categories include:
|1. Best Meter by a Family||4. Best Use of Recycled Materials|
|2. Best Meter by a Business||5. Best Use of Natural Materials|
|3. Best Meter by a Community Group
|And of course, GRAND PRIZE!|
$10.00 Entry Fee per Parking Meter *****Registration Deadline November 16*****
Rules and Regulations
- Berryville Main Street will be partnering with Blue Ridge Hospice to cover each meter prior to decoration installation. No meter may be decorated without a cover on the meter head.
- Participants must use assigned parking meter only.
- No spray painting on or around the sidewalk and/or parking meter post.
- Waterproof materials suggested, do not attach anything of value.
- No tape, wire, adhesives, or paint may be used on the meter or pole itself.
- May not impede sidewalk or street travel ways.
- BMS will not be responsible for any decorations & has the right to remove them.
- All meter decorations must be removed no later than Tuesday, December 30, 2017.
Annual Berryville Christmas Tree Lighting
Kick off the holidays with a festive Christmas Tree Lighting in historic downtown Berryville!
Come sing your favorite Christmas Carols by candlelight while the Community Band plays and enjoy the music stylings of the Clarke County High School Carolers before Berryville officially kicks off the holiday season by lighting the Town Christmas Tree.
Be sure to take some time before the tree lighting to walk around town and enjoy our decorated parking meters. The winners will be announced at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony by our Mayor Dickinson.
There will be a special dance presentation by Social Graces you don’t want to miss!!
Free Parking on Main Street where the meters are decorated or in the lot adjoining Rose Hill Park accessed from S. Church Street.
Presented by Berryville Main Street
Get into the holiday spirit by visiting Historic Berryville and enjoy a self-guided tour of three private homes, Historic Rosemont Manor and the Historic Berryville Baptist Church all beautifully decorated for the holidays. Berryville Baptist Church will have a special presentation of Nativity’s presented by their parishioners in their fellowship hall.
Homes include: 1 Wheeler Lane: a Colonial Revival style home with functioning shutters and a former widow’s walk on the roof; 203 S. Buckmarsh: a Greek Revival home with beautiful white columns built in 1910; Rosemont Manor: built in 1811, home to Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. in 1929 and the site of the Battle of Berryville during the Civil War; Waypoint House on S. Church Street built in 1884 for Miss Nannie McGuire who never married but was a pillar of Berryville; and Berryville Baptist Church was built in 1884 after the first church built on the property was destroyed during the great War Between the States. It is local legend that the church was used as a stable for the horses of soldiers.
Most homes are not wheelchair or stroller accessible
No food or drink will be allowed in the homes. Refreshments available at The Fire House Gallery, 23 E. Main Street
- Advance Tickets: $15/person; Day Of Tickets: $20/person; Children 12 and Under Free with Adult
The YARD SALES are coming!!
Berryville Main Street will host the DOWNTOWN BERRYVILLE YARD SALES on SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018!
**RAIN DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2018**
To setup a registration form is required along with your $20 payment. For more information:
FREE PARKING & FREE ADMISSION
Please help support our sponsoring merchants here in Berryville while you are in town! You just never know what you will find here, there will be new items, used items, crafts, various product vendors, and of course all the great foods at our local eateries!
Hope to see you in Berryville!!