Events

From special events to story times and visits from Santa, there’s always something happening at the Green Valley Book Fair. Check this page and follow us on Facebook for updates on upcoming events.

2019 Special Events: Mark Your Calendar

This page and our Facebook page will be updated closer to each event to provide event details. Click the name of each event in the list below for an event description and to see past photos from the event. We’re excited about all of the fun things happening at the Book Fair this year!

Unless noted otherwise, all events will be from 10am – 1pm.

Safety Day – Saturday, May 18th from 10am – 1pm

Join us for a morning of activities that the whole family is sure to enjoy! From getting to explore the inside of a fire truck and ambulance to interacting with local first responders, there’s something for everyone, including:

  • Free book for kids
  • Free face painting
  • AirCare5 Helicopter (10:30am – 12:30pm)
  • Rockingham County Fire & Rescue
  • Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department – kids’ fingerprinting
  • Rockingham County Parks & Rec
  • Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department
  • Bridgewater Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Harrisonburg Police Department
  • Harrisonburg Fire Department – car seat information
  • Harrisonburg/Rockingham Emergency Communications Center
  • Regional Disaster Preparedness Agency
  • Trans Tech Towing
  • Gus Bus Reading Road Show
  • Duke Dog (11am – noon)
  • Chick-fil-A Cow
  • Smiley’s Ice Cream

There will also be a special story time to follow the event at 1pm.

Adventure Tales

Adventure Tales at the Book FairCome experience story time in our newly-renovated children’s area! Each story time will feature an exciting story read by our own Ms. J, as well as children’s songs and more. No registration necessary, just stop by the book fair at the following times to join in the fun!

  • Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:30am
  • Saturdays at 1:00pm (Note: No story time available on opening day)