Wine and craft lovers unite! The 33rd Annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival, presented by Jack Evans Chevrolet, will be held on Saturday, May 18th in historic downtown Front Royal, Virginia from 10 am – 6 pm. Join us for a day filled with fun, entertainment, delicious food and wine tasting.
The festival gates open at 10am with activities and live entertainment throughout the day. Come enjoy tasting from nearly 20 wineries from all over Virginia. There will be Virginia mead and ciders for tastings too! Over 100 artists and crafters from all over the east coast align more than 7 blocks of downtown Front Royal, there won’t be anything you can’t find to fit your style, mood or need. Handmade jewelry, painted wine glasses, re-purposed furniture, pottery and ceramics, clothing, original paintings and artwork, antiques, and much more.
Not to be outdone by the wineries and crafters, the food vendors are on point with over a dozen to choose from, deciding whether to have funnel cakes, crab cake sandwiches, steak-n-cheese, shish kabobs, or just burgers and dogs may take you the whole day. Festival goers are encouraged to visit the many unique shops and restaurants along Main Street during the event as well.
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 and along Chester Street. At the Gazebo: Ryan Jewel, a native of Front Royal, Virginia, the country music singer/songwriter released his first EP “Up on the Drive” in 2016, will perform from 10am – 11:30 am, Another Fine Mess, a variety band bringing Northern VA a mess of hits spanning over many decades! Masterpieces from Sublime to Patsy Cline & everything in between, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. and back by popular demand Back To Zero from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. which is an exciting versatile party band based out of Arlington, Virginia. Back To Zero was nominated “best band in the Washington, DC Area” in the WUSA 9 A List competition. New this year, strolling magician Adam Stone will dazzle festival goers with his magic. Special thanks to our entertainment sponsors Hearing at Home, Culligan of Front Royal, and Desert Rose Winery.
Festival admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate for those who wish to wine taste or purchase bottles of wine. There is no general admission fee. Advance tickets can be purchased in several ways; you can visit the Chamber of Commerce at 201 E. 2nd Street, Front Royal, Front Royal Visitor Center at 414 E. Main Street or you can visit our website at www.wineandcraftfestival.com .
Come to Front Royal-Warren County for the Wine & Craft Festival but stay an extra day to enjoy all this beautiful area has to offer. -With five golf courses, museums, a theatre and the Skyline Caverns you can certainly relax; Shenandoah River State Park, Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington National Forest offer perfect opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy canoeing, hiking, fishing and camping. So, whether you like to take it easy or stay on the move, Front Royal-Warren County is the perfect destination.
The Virginia Wine & Craft Festival is an event of the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce.