It’s a fun fest with X2 Comedy shows inside the cave, Melrose Civil War Caverns tours, Beards & Broads Axe Throwing outside on festival grounds with food, wine, beer, gem mining, Gelly Ball and other activities! 10% of the proceeds benefit Living Waters Freedom Initiative, a non-profit for Vets Helping Vets.
Sat July 15: 10 AM to 9 PM & Sun July 16: 10 AM to 5 PM.
Six X2 Comedy show times available inside the cave during the Fest! Limited seating per show though so don’t miss out on the most unique comedy experience around right here in our town! Cave Tours featuring actual signatures carved on the cave walls from the Union & Confederate soldiers that used the cave offered in between comedy show times. Two different kinds of Cave Comedy Show to choose from:
Premier X2 Comedy Show: Show inside the cave features Harrisonburg’s Comedy Couple, Chris Womack, JMU’s Funny Professor & Dawn Davis Womack, X2 Comedy Founder & Podcast Host of Virginia Is For Laughers. They’ll be warming up the cave with laughs before your Headliner Winston Hodges, a DC Based national touring comedian and X2 Comedy Fan Fav with over 4 million combined views of his comedy clips on social media!! He’s opened for Demetri Martin, Brian Regan, Mark Norman, and Dave Attell to name a few. Winston’s award-winning special, Grieving Productively, available on YouTube, and his most recent label debut album, Already Aware, that can be found on Apple, Spotify, and Amazon.
X2 Comedy – Basement Comics Show: Show inside the cave features X2’s Basement Comics founded in 2022 to help empower the area’s local emerging standup comedians. X2 Comedy’s Comedy Couple Dawn & Chris Womack started meeting with some local talented funny people to workshop material in Chris’ man cave in the Basement calling the group the “Basement Comics”. The group expanded in 2023 with graduates of X2 Comedy’s first comedy classes.