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April 2014

United Bank: Bloomin’ Wine Fest

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - April 26 @ 6:00 pm
Old Town Winchester,
Old Town, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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“Uncork the Bloom” at the official kick-off of the 87th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival from 3 to 10 p.m. (tasting will end at 9:30 p.m.) on Friday, April 25, in historic Old Town Winchester. Sales of unopened bottles and cases will be available until close each day.

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$25.00

Sunrise Medical Laboratories: Oldies Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Winchester Moose Lodge,
215 E. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Take a road trip…A Rock ‘n’ Roll Road Trip that is! …on Saturday, April 26, to the upstairs smoke free ballroom of the Winchester Moose Family Center at 215 East Cork Street in Old Town Winchester from 7 to 11 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Meet your tour guide, Rick K., as he leads you through the Fabulous ‘50s, gets groovy with the ‘60s Explosion, then hustles you into ‘70s. Rick K. will be bringing his “Vegas Flash” show…

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$100.00

Kimberly’s: Pumps and Pearls Ladies Party

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
George Washington Hotel,
103 E Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Since Festival beginnings, there have been events just for the ladies. Often the site for these events was the George Washington Hotel. We invite you to join us again this year for the sixth Kimberly’s Pumps and Pearls in the hotel ballroom on April 28 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

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Apple Blossom Carnival / Powers Great American Midways

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - May 4 @ 9:00 pm
Carnival,
2214 Valley Ave, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Fun for the entire family, the Apple Blossom Carnival rides, produced by Powers Great American Midways, Inc. offer a variety of activities. The rides open on Tuesday, April 29 and continue through Sunday, May 4, view event details for Daily Schedule.

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Sponsors’ Reception

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
George Washington Hotel,
103 E Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Sponsors’ Reception is a time when each of the sponsors of Festival Events are invited to kick off the celebrations. Enjoy heavy hors d’ oeuvres along with beverages of choices including cocktails. At this event, Festival officials update everyone with last minute details of the festivities. The reception will be held on Tuesday, April 30th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Special Thanks To All Our Festival Sponsors!

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Pro-Am Golf Tournament

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club,
134 Golf Club Cir, Shenandoah, VA 22630 United States
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The tournament’s origin dates back to 1995 when it was introduced as the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Golf Classic. In 1996 it became the Mid-Atlantic PGA-Pro-AM Golf Tournament with a record 52 professional golfer’s participating.

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$25.00 - 325.00

Valley Health: Business At The Bloom

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sprint Tent,
1014 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22604
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Valley Health Business at the Bloom from Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Sprint Tent on the campus of Winchester Medical Center. This dynamic business luncheon presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill is designed to motivate, entertain, and inspire. Offering a terrific speaker and the opportunity to network with others in the business community, this luncheon is a great way to kick off your Apple Blossom celebration.

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May 2014
$20.00

Westminster Canterbury: Breakfast Walk

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Westminster-Canterbury,
300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Winchester, VA 22603 United States
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Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury (SVWC) takes great pride in hosting the Breakfast Walk each year.  The entire staff gets involved with set-up, decorating, greeting, guiding, serving, and photographing the event.  The Walk is a perfect fit for SVWC, since they are now deeply engrossed in their “Wellness Initiative”—making fitness a top priority. The Breakfast Walk is limited to 275 participants, who must pre-register.  All the fun begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.  Walkers travel approximately 2.5 miles…

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BestCare Home Care: Apple Pie Baking Contest

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marker-Miller Orchards and Farm Market,
3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA 22602 United States
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Do you enjoy baking? Is apple pie one of your favorite desserts? Then why not join others just like you who love a warm, delicious apple pie made from scratch, by participating in the Apple Pie Baking Contest! The contest will start at 9 a.m. and pies must be in the oven no later than 10 a.m. with judging starting at noon. Spectators and family members are welcome to observe and show support to the contestants.

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$18.00

The Willows at Meadow Branch: Young at Heart Dance

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sprint Tent,
1014 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22604
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The Willows at Meadow Branch Young at Heart Luncheon and Dance will spring to life at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, under the Sprint Tent. Music provided by the big band orchestra, For Dancers Only, will delight dancers and listeners alike as we dance away the day with old and new friends. A highlight of our festivities will be a visit by the Queen LXXXVII-designate and her court as she begins her whirlwind weekend in The Land of Pink…

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$25

The Village At Orchard Ridge: Queen’s Dinner

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lee Jackson/Best Western,
711 Millwood Ave, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Queen’s Dinner, which has been held for more than four decades, will usher in the celebration of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® as Queen Shenandoah designate is presented.

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$25.00

Grove’s Winchester Harley Davidson: Thursday Night Fever Disco Dance Party

May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Sprint Tent,
1014 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22604
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Platform boots, polyester, and bellbottoms are timeless. So fluff up your Afro and join us for the Thursday Night Fever Disco Dance Party. For one magical evening, “Staying Alive” might be more true to its name than the Bee Gees ever could have guessed.

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Free

BB&T: Concert Band Competition

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shenandoah University,
1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The annual Concert Band Competition is held on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester. Schools are divided into classifications according to the grade level and difficulty of the music performed. Each band is required to perform three selections within a 30-minute period, and two of those selections must be chosen from the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ graded music list.

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Free

Commonwealth Assisted Living: Jazz Ensemble Competition

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shenandoah University,
1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The annual Jazz Ensemble Competition will be held at Shenandoah University. The competition will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude around 5 p.m. The bands compete in three classifications which are determined by student enrollment in Grades 7-12. Bands perform 20 minutes of music of their own selection. The Winchester Award is given annually to the outstanding ensemble participating in the competition.

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Free

Fire Truck Rodeo and Display of New & Antique Firefighting Equipment

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Millbrook High School,
251 First Woods Dr, Winchester, VA 22603 United States
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Come on out to Millbrook High School on Friday, May 2, to get your fill of fire engines–big and small, old and new. In addition to seeing hundreds of all types of fire engines, you will get to see the 11th annual Fire Truck Rodeo sponsored by VFIS (Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Service)

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$22.00

Prayer Brunch presented by Knouse Foods

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Fellowship Bible Church,
3217 Middle Road, Winchester, VA 22602 United States
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The Prayer Brunch, presented by Knouse Foods, will be heldFriday, May 2nd, 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Come join the enthusiastic crowd that gathers to “Bless the Bloom”! This interdenominational event has been a dynamic success with each Festival year since 2000…welcoming past guest speakers Robert Urich, Ruth Graham McIntyre, Lisa “Blair” Welchel, Kirk Cameron, Truitt Cathy – Founder of Chic-Fil-A®, Ray & Cal Thomas, Candice Smithyman, Kelly Wright, and Lauren Green. State and local dignitaries will join us with…

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Free

Chevrolet: Old Town Midway

May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 9:00 pm
Bank of Clarke County,
202 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Midway, which opens at 10 a.m., features vendors from over twenty states, the Midway is full of carnival games, novelty items, and food, such as cotton candy, caramel apples, funnel cakes, and corn dogs, along with a variety of international foods. New on the Old Town Midway this year is Oakcrest Music on the Midway, including The Robbie Limon Band, Lawrence McKenna’s U2/Shag Band, the U.S. Navy Band, and at least eight other bands will provide eleven hours of music!

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$25.00

Ladies’ Horticultural Luncheon

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lee Jackson/Best Western,
711 Millwood Ave, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Ladies’ Luncheon began as an unofficial Festival event and informal luncheon in a private home. Now it is sponsored by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Virginia State Horticultural Society and recognized as an official event of the Festival. The luncheon has grown from a small gathering to a springtime celebration enjoyed by 500 women. It has always been one of the most elegant activities of the Festival. The luncheon will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 2,…

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$25.00-65.00

Shenandoah Ford: Stag Luncheon

May 2 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Winchester Cold Storage,
605 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Over 1,500 men look forward to the Apple Blossom Stag Luncheon presented by Shenandoah Ford. At this event attendees enjoy food, unlimited drinks, music, games, fellowship, and special guests from the International Bikini Team. The luncheon is an opportunity to reunite with friends who might not have seen each other since last year’s event.

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$25.00

Walmart: Bloomers’ Luncheon

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sprint Tent,
1014 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22604
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Ladies, if you want to experience the enchanting Land of Pink and Green, then grab your girlfriends and join us for dancing and plenty of fun at The Walmart Bloomers’ Luncheon! This ladies-only event will feature the music of Souled Out, a sit-down luncheon, and an open bar with a variety of draft beers and some selected wines.

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$35.00

BB&T: Men’s Commonwealth Luncheon

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Piccadilly's Public House,
125 East Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The eighth annual BB&T Men’s Commonwealth Luncheon is set for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 2, at Piccadilly’s Public House, 125 East Piccadilly Street (next to the George Washington Hotel). This popular gathering of gentlemen will be reminiscent of the original and complementary to the current Stag Luncheon.  The area’s most influential business and community leaders know this is one party not to miss! It is held in the heart of downtown Winchester  in a restored grocery warehouse built in…

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$15.00

Coronation of Queen Shenandoah presented by Union First Market Bank

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Handley High School,
425 Handley Blvd, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Coronation of Queen Shenandoah presented by Union First Market Bank is one of the oldest and most notable traditions of the Apple Blossom Festival.

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$15.00

Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics: Kids Bloomin’ Mile

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Handley High School,
425 Handley Blvd, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The eleventh annual Kids’ Bloomin’ Mile is a race open to all children ages 6 to 14. Nearly 1,300 kids ran the mile in 2013. The certified course runs in front of the parade grandstand and covers the first mile of our famous 10K course. The race will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2, and age-group awards will be presented promptly after the race.

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Corporate Suites – Firefighters’ & Grand Feature Parades

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - May 3 @ 10:00 pm
Handley High School,
425 Handley Blvd, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Corporate Boxes provide an exclusive opportunity to host clients or employees to view two (2) parades and an extraordinary Fireworks display. Your Suite provides Fifty (50) tickets per parade (including food and beverage). Suites are 20’ x 20’. Banners can be displayed at the Corporate Suite.

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$4.00-5.00

Firefighters’ Parade

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Handley High School,
425 Handley Blvd, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Coordinated by members of the Winchester & Frederick County Firefighters for the 81st year, the Firefighters’ Parade will step off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd.

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Free

Schenck Foods: Firefighters’ Reception and Awards Presentation

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Millwood Station Banquet Hall,
252 Costello Drive, Winchester, VA 22602 United States
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The 2014 Firefighters’ Reception and Awards combines the Firefighters’ Reception and Awards honoring firefighters and emergency medical personnel and also provides awards to units participating in the Firefighters’ Parade.  It will be held on the same night as the parade, Friday, May 2, at the Millwood Station Event Center on Costello Drive which is owned by the Millwood Station Fire and Rescue Company of Frederick County. The event is free, thanks to outstanding sponsors, and is open to the public. …

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Free

Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac, Rugs Direct, 92.5 WINC FM: Fireworks Display & Night Fest

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Handley High School,
425 Handley Blvd, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Mercury Paper and Oasis Brands Fireworks Concert Live concerts will be presented from the stage at the corner of the Handley bowl and Valley Avenue beginning at 8 p.m. Vendors on the campus will be selling pizza and soft drinks or water. Firework’s Concert sponsored by Mercury Paper and Oasis Brands. Numerous inflatable bouncy rides will be available for the children, and 92.5 will be present with prizes and games. The open-air concert and carnival-style atmosphere will continue until dark, at…

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$50.00

Union First Market Bank: Queen’s Ball

May 2 @ 8:00 pm
Shenandoah University - Ferrari Room, Brandt Student Center,
703 UNIVERSITY DR., Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Union First Market Bank Queen’s Ball is held from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. on Friday, May 2, in the beautiful Ferrari Room at Shenandoah University. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and dance the night away to the sounds of Elegance, a dynamic four-piece rhythm section, two sizzling horn players, and award winning male and female vocals out front.

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$25.00

Jim Stutzman Chevrolet Cadillac: ’80s Dance Party

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sprint Tent,
1014 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22604
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The Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac ‘80s Dance Party will be held from 8 p.m. until midnight on Friday, May 2, at the Sprint Tent behind the Winchester Medical Center.  Doors open at 7 p.m. This year we will have RUBIX KUBE performing! This is a super-hot, ‘80s tribute band that plays in the New York City area.  The band is a favorite of celebs such as Kelly Ripa, Bret Michaels of Poison, Katie Couric, and Pat Benatar.  They play everything from Blondie and Bon…

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$25.00

Partlow Insurance: Sports Breakfast

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Winchester Moose Lodge,
215 E. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast is a favorite of both children and adults as they have the opportunity to eat with and listen to their “heroes” in sports. The breakfast will be held at the Winchester Moose Lodge at 215 E. Cork Street in Winchester at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3.

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$30.00

Valley Health: 10K Race

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Handley High School,
425 Handley Blvd, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The 33rd running of the Apple Blossom Valley Health 10K race will begin at 8:30 a.m. on May 3. Attracting more than 1,500 participants, it is a race for runners of all abilities, who will be greeted and cheered from the crowds along the 10K course.

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$5.00-7.50

Anthony’s Pizza: Weekend in the Park

May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm
Jim Barnett Park,
1001 E Cork St,, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The event is an annual family fun extravaganza. Both days include an arts and crafts show, midway games and concessions, and a boat and RV show. On Sunday, the Yesterday’s Cruisers Car Show (weather permitting) and the children’s Funday join the festivities.

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Apple Federal Credit Union: Street Show

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Handley High School,
425 Handley Blvd, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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In its twelfth year as an official Festival event, the Apple Federal Credit Union Street Show spices up the Pre-Grand Feature Parade mood at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 3.  This free event is held before the parade and begins on Handley Boulevard. Come out and enjoy the music of Penn-Dixie, a Dixieland jazz band featuring Heather Wilkins on vocals.  Also performing their unique brand of marching band favorites will be the Hanover Lancers Drum and Bugle Corp.

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$8.00-13.00

Chevrolet: Grand Feature Parade

May 3 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Handley High School,
425 Handley Blvd, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Coordinated by the members of the Winchester Host Lions Club for the 72nd year, the Grand Feature Parade steps off at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 3rd, in Old Town Winchester. The parade route stretches from Old Town Winchester, to the Handley School area.

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$25

Car Credit Nation: Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sprint Tent,
1014 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22604
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Apple Blossom’s Got Talent! Always striving to do everything in the biggest possible way, the Festival will present the champion of this talent search with a cash prize of $5,000.00 plus other gifts and perks.

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$10.00

Square Dance

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Charlotte DeHart Elementary School,
550 Virginia Ave, Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Square Dance will be held Saturday, May 3. This historic event attracts dancers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. area. Nearby state conventions and festivals send representatives to join in the fun and also promote their events. During the dance, the Capitol Squares Exhibition Team of Washington, D.C. will perform in honor of the traditional visit to the dance by the Apple Blossom Festival Queen and her Court. This team represents the…

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$25.00

Shenandoah Ford: Bluegrass Festival

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sprint Tent,
1014 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22604
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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® is pleased to continue its tradition of bringing some of the finest talent in bluegrass to the stage. This year will feature Rhonda Vincent, Balsam Range, Country Current and Bud’s Collective.

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Volunteer’s Wrap Up Party

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sprint Tent,
1014 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22604
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Volunteers ~ The Heart of the Bloom. Being a volunteer with the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® is a special community experience. Volunteers make new friends, share their expertise, and participate in making Festival history – a history that now is 84 years old. Indeed, the nearly 2000 volunteers are the heart of an organization that numbers over 40 events during the weeklong celebration. Along with an office staff of four professionals, the volunteers for each of the events work all…

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