The Rotary Club of Winchester's Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds (just north of Winchester on Rt. 11) over a beautiful autumn weekend where this festival is all about the apple!
The event will have an estimated 7,500 people in attendance, enjoying the works of nearly 120 Artisans & Crafters. Items for sale are expected to include fine pencil drawings, hand spun Alpaca wool, hand-made jewelry and hand-blown glass, just to list a few.
The Kids Zone with Inflatables and face painting will be a busy place with members from the John Handley High School Interact Club manning the inflatables and complimentary facing painting.
Pickup your free apple at Apple Theme Booth in the Arena, where dozens of varieties of locally grown apples are on display, as well as Rinker Orchards famous apple cider samples to taste and the best Apple Pie will be judged beginning around 12pm on Saturday. Don't miss the Apple Pie Eating Contest on stage at 2pm on Sunday brought to you by White House/National Fruit Company. Apple Butter making is nearby and almost guaranteed to still be warm!
There will be continuous live music by one of Nashville's favorite boys, Blake Esse (currently touring with Clint Black), Robbie Limon, Bud's Collective Bluegrass and others! For the adults only crowd we will be featuring a Tap & Cork area with craft beers and hard ciders. We are pet friendly so bring out your four-legged best friend to the Blue Ridge Dog Training Agility Course....a want to do or want to watch event! All you Antique Car & Truck Show aficionados drive in and enjoy the festival for only $10. Trophies awarded each day.
Enjoy Bingo Under The Pavillion daily at 10:30am and 2pm with lots of prizes!
Most importantly, this long-established annual event is expected to raise almost $60,000 again this year, to be distributed to local charities. Admission is $7, children 6 and under are FREE!