Apple Blossom Afternoon Tea

Enjoy an Apple Blossom Afternoon Tea at George’s Food and Spirits in the George Washington Hotel.

Reservations Required

Please Call (540) 771-2727 to Make Yours Today!

Please Advise of Dietary Restrictions at time of Reservation

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Apple Blossom Festival: Winchester Ciderworks Tasting and Orchard Tours

Half-hour walking tours of the orchards will leave at 11 a.m., 12noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Guides will dispense a wealth of practical information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, on temperature sensitivity for blossoms (a very sensitive subject particularly at Bloom time), on spraying and pruning and using the latest “green” methodology to protect the trees and promote tree and fruit growth, on when and how to harvest, and much more. Please wear appropriate footwear.

After the tour, participants will return to the cider works for sampling and tasting. Winchester Ciderworks specializes in the burgeoning new market for gourmet hard ciders and that will certainly be the main thrust of the tastings. However, regular juices will also be available for non-drinkers and those under 21.

For those new to the area, one of the great local traditions in place now for nearly a century is to drive out along the hills and valleys among the orchards viewing the rows and rows of pink and white blossoms, listening to the buzzing of the bees, feeling the growing warmth of the spring sun, and then to drive into the old colonial town, decked out as it is in full celebration garb, resting and waiting for the next parade to start.

  • Live Bluegrass Music by DAVIS BRADLEY from 11am – 2pm
  • HEAVENLY HEART FARM & MINI PETTING ZOO will be available for the kids

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The 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Join the fun in Winchester, VA for the two week Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival!

This long-standing tradition features a two day Wine Fest, an entertaining Grand Feature parade through downtown Winchester, multiple concerts, Weekend in the Park, featuring a wide variety of crafters, a carnival, an outstanding fireworks display, and over 30 other events with something for everyone!

The Festival is a great time to spend the weekend in Winchester exploring the area and having fun at the events!

See you at The Bloom!

For details on the events and festivities, visit: www.thebloom.com

PARKING:
With all of the street closings and parking restrictions, the parking garages are the best alternative. Three of the four downtown garages (Braddock Autopark will be closed) are one block from the parade route or the Midway. Purchase reserved parking in a garage on either May 3 or 4 for $15 per day (cash or check). Stop by the George Washington Autopark (128 N. Cameron Street) to purchase a reserved parking ticket. If space is still available on Friday or Saturday, you can park in the garages for $15 (CASH ONLY).

Friday, May 3:
Garages will be open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Saturday, May 4:
Garages will open at 8 am and will not have a set closing time.
Handicap Parking

Handicapped parking is available at each Apple Blossom sponsored event. We recommend that residents utilize downtown parking garages for the Grand Feature Parade. Handicapped parking for Weekend in the Park will be available in front of the War Memorial Building.
Do not park on streets that are closed to parking.

Apple Blossom Festival: Bloomin’ Wine Fest

Enjoy live entertainment, great food, spectacular Virginia wines, and wonderful company. Join us to “Uncork the Bloom” at the United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest, the official kick-off of the 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

This truly unique outdoor wine festival is situated in downtown Winchester’s original marketplace. There will be three distinctive wine gardens nestled between centuries old buildings and Virginia’s first pedestrian mall.

The event features 20 of Virginia’s finest wineries offering wine tastings and wines sold by the glass or bottle and craft beers to taste and purchase by the glass. There will also be artisans bringing their own special flair, tasty Festival foods, and three stages presenting regional musical talents.

Friday, April 26: 3-10pm (tasting will end at 9:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 27: 11am-6pm (tasting will end at 5:30 p.m.).

Sales of unopened bottles and cases will be available until close each day.
Tickets:

Advance One-Day Tasting (either day): *$20.00
One-day Tickets: $25.00 at the gate
Advance Two-day Tickets: *$35.00
Two-day Tickets: $40.00 at the gate
Wine Garden Pass: $10.00 Non-Tasting Admission
Children under 12- Free

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Apple Blossom’s Got Talent Semi-Finals

Looking For New, Unique, and Unusual Talent of All Kinds!

This is the Semi-Finals for the 2019 “Car Credit Nation: Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!“, held in Old Town Winchester at the Bright Box Theater. All of the ABGT events will be held on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm: February 13, March 13, Semi-Finals April 10, and Finals May 1. The Finals will take place in the middle of the week between “Wine Festival Weekend” and “Parade Weekend.”

Prizes include $2,000 plus perks for first place; $1,000 for second place; $500 for third place. There will be 80 G/A seats upstairs and 120 G/A seats downstairs at each event. Audition ticket cost is $5.00 for Upstairs (Screen View Only), and $10.00 for Downstairs (Live View).

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