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We are back! After a hiatus of nearly three years, the 34and The annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival will return to the Downtown Front Royal on Saturday, May 21st, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Join us for a day filled with fun, entertainment, delicious food and of course…. wine tasting.

Featuring wineries from all over Virginia, the Virginia Wine & Craft Festival is sure to have something for everyone. We will also have a variety of mead and Virginia cider on hand! Artists and artisans from all over the east coast as well as local merchants will fill Main and Chester streets in downtown Front Royal, there will be nothing you can’t find to match your style, mood or needs. needs. Handmade jewelry, painted wine glasses, charcuterie boards, pottery and ceramics, clothing, original paintings, books and artwork, soaps, candles and much more.

Not to be outdone by wineries and artisans, there will be an array of delicious dishes to choose from. Deciding to have funnel cakes, crab cake sandwiches, wings, steak-n-cheese, shish kebabs, or just burgers and dogs can take you all day.

Festival goers are also encouraged to visit the many unique shops and restaurants along Main Street during the event.

Gates to the festival open at 10am with activities and entertainment throughout the day. Music fills the air all day during the Virginia Wine and Craft Festival. There will be entertainment for everyone throughout the day at the Gazebo: The Jump Town Band, an energetic dance group specializing in classic funk, contemporary blues, R&B and soul music, will perform from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ultimate cover band Mandatory Fun will rock the afternoon with covers from all your favorite decades between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Additionally, Front Royal’s Ryan Jewel will perform live at the Virginia Beer Museum from 3-6 p.m. You never know what kind of traveling entertainment you might stumble upon along the festival route.

Admission to the festival is $25 in advance or $30 at the door for those wishing to taste wine or purchase glasses or bottles of wine. There is no general admission fee. Tickets can be purchased in advance on our website at www.wineandcraftfestival.com or in person at the Chamber of Commerce office located at 201 E. 2n/a Street, Front Royal, Virginia.

Come to Front Royal-Warren County for the Wine & Craft Festival, but stay an extra day to enjoy all that this beautiful region has to offer. With five golf courses, museums, a theater and the Skyline Caverns, you can definitely relax; Shenandoah River State Park, Shenandoah National Park, and George Washington National Forest offer outdoor enthusiasts the perfect opportunity for canoeing, hiking, fishing, and camping. So whether you like to relax or keep moving, Front Royal-Warren County is the perfect destination. Visit www.discoverfrontroyal.com for more information.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor: Lindsay Chevrolet.

Thank you to our chamber sponsors: Warren Memorial Hospital, Shotton Design, Noble & Noble Financial Services, 99.3 The Fox, Q102, KISS FM 98.3, Aire Serv of the Shenandoah Valley, The River 95.3 FM, County of Warren, Front Royal Premier Copiers and Northern Virginia Daily.

The Virginia Wine & Craft Festival is an event of the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 540-635-3185, facebook.com/vawineandcraft or visit our website www.wineandcraftfestival.com or follow us on twitter @VAWineCraft.

Marie R. McCraw