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91st Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

April 27-May 6, 2018


 

Winchester’s biggest party of the year is the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival; a series of more than thirty events which includes band competitions, dances, parades, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, Firefighters' events, and celebrities. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy. Join our community this year as we celebrate the blooming apple trees in the orchards surrounding the town. Crowds in excess of 250,000 attend the Festival each year.

For more information and event schedule visit: www.thebloom.com.


April 27-29 Kick-Off Weekend Itineraries

Visit Winchester on the first weekend of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival and avoid the crowds! Kick-off weekend features the Bloomin' Wine Fest, Winchester Ciderworks Tasting and Orchard Tours, and the Oldies Rock 'n' Roll Dance. Check out these itineraries for ideas.

Retro Romance Itinerary

Girlfriend Getaway Itinerary

Outdoor Lover Itinerary

 


museums

See Civil War artifacts and soldiers' graffiti, tour the office of a General, and pay respects to thousands of soldiers at their final resting place


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Experience life during the war as a civilian, or follow the footsteps of a soldier into battle with a Civil War tour led by an experienced guide.


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Some of our attractions may just bring out the kid in everyone.


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Enjoy a day in the country as you pick fruit from the trees, take a scenic wagon ride, or let the kids play on the playground at one of our local farm markets.


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After a day picking apples, pack a picnic lunch for the park, relax at one of our swimming pools, ride a paddle boat, or try hiking, fishing, or horseback riding.

shenappleblossomfestThe Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is Winchester’s signature event! Each year, hundreds of thousands of people join together to celebrate the arrival of the apple blossoms and adorn the city in pink and green. Since its beginnings in 1924, the festival has grown over the years to a ten-day celebration with over 30 events, including two huge parades, a carnival, dances, concerts, a 10K race, wine festival, golf tournament, and so much more!

Visit www.thebloom.com for more information about this exciting annual event!

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