It's a weekend trip back in time and one that is only a week away!
Downtown merchants were gathering Thursday evening to hear the final plans of Staunton's annual Victorian Festival. Due to tight budgeting, next weekend's event was supposed to be smaller but thanks to corporate sponsorship it's full steam ahead.
Some of the new features include an opening ceremony from the RR Smith Center, a grand dinner and ball at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and circus activities down in the Wharf. The event begins next Friday.