Event Organizers have been looking to add one more blockbuster to the lineup at the 2014 Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast. Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Lou Ann Thompson, is very proud to announce that Hall of Fame baseball legend, Joe Morgan, will be joining the already stellar lineup.
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Due to the weather the Pro-AM Golf Tournament has been moved to single shot gun start at 1:30, Thursday, May 1. Lunch will still be served at 12 and awards and hors d’oeuvres following the round. We really appreciate all of our sponsors and participants for their patience and willingness to be flexible. Contact the […]
Due to the severe weather predicted in the Winchester area for this Wednesday, April 30, the Pro-Am Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 1, with starting tee times as previously scheduled. We apologize for any trouble or inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the Shenandoah Valley Golf Club at (540) 636-4653 if you have any […]
Some of these fine folks started the Application process before last Christmas. Snow storms, ice storms and bitterly cold weather delayed the Auditions and wreaked havoc on the original event schedule; but, through perseverance and hard work and shear talent, nearly 200 original applicants have been narrowed down to a magical Final Twelve!
The first ever semi-final of ABGT was an evening of amazing talent – 31 strong performances. Choosing 12 finalists for the May 3rd event, the contestants, judges and committee all wanted it to be a “just right” evening after months of preparation. The final 12 have been selected to compete on May 3rd!
Reaching into the incredibly popular world of reality television for the ultimate love-birds to serve as Grand Marshals of the 2014 Festival, Lou Ann is very pleased to announce that “The Bachelor,” Sean Lowe, and his lovely bride, Catherine, will serve as the Grand Marshals of this 87th version of the Nation’s Most Charming Springtime Festival.
This high-profile new Festival event will be held on Saturday evening, May 3rd, at 8:00pm, at the Sprint Festival Event Tent, on the grounds of the Winchester Medical Center. Guest judges including Mary Willis White, Landau Murphy and Bill Walton with a fourth guest celebrity judge in the works.
In a surprise move, Sean Astin’s father, actor and Johns Hopkins University Professor, John Astin, announced that he would like to travel up from Baltimore to the Land of Pink and Green to attend his granddaughter’s Coronation; and, to see his son and his family while they are on the east coast.
As much as it is about anything, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® is about tradition; and, Ken Mease’s smooth, wry delivery, expertly steering the Festival Sports Breakfast through its crowded agenda, is a tradition that has become both an expectation and a comfort for Festival goers.
Celebrities everywhere! Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Lou Ann Thompson, is pleased to announce that Dr. Lori, from Discovery Channel’s hit reality TV show, “Auction Kings,” will present her “Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show” on Sunday, May 4th, 2014, at the Festival’s “back to the future” Weekend-in-the-Park event.
It is a distinct honor for Festival President, Lou Ann Thompson, to announce that wounded U. S. Army veteran turned successful actor and motivational speaker, J.R. Martinez, will serve as the 2014 Firefighters’ Marshal!
Proud Papa, Sean Astin, leads a typical “show business” life; but, he is also a devoted family man. There was no way that he would miss his daughter Ali’s Coronation as Queen Shenandoah LXXXVII; so, despite great difficulties, Sean will be making his second trip to the Land of Pink and Green to participate in that magic moment when the Crown of the Realm is placed on Ali’s lovely head.
Possibly the most famous animal mascot of all time, Smokey Bear, and the most famous animal in Winchester for the past year, Kota, a German shepherd member of the K-9 Division of the Winchester Police Department, will both serve as Honorary Grand Marshals.
The very popular Sunrise Medical Laboratories Oldies Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance is moving from its traditional spot on the Saturday night of Festival Parade Weekend, to a new spot on the Saturday night of Wine Festival Weekend: Saturday, April 26.
Robert Griffin, Jr., husband of Prayer Brunch Speaker, Jackie Griffin; and, father of Redskin Quarterback, Robert Griffin III [RG3]; will travel to Winchester to serve as a Featured Sports Celebrity; and, he will address the Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast on Saturday morning, May 3rd, as a coach and as a respected sport motivator.
Event Organizers in recent years have worked hard to present a Featured Speaker who embodies all that this event has ever represented in the past; and, what might now be called “The Modern Spirit of the Area.” Festival President, Lou Ann Thompson, is therefore thrilled to announce that Winchester’s own Lauryn Ricketts will return to headline this year’s Ladies’ Luncheon.
On Thursday, April 3rd, was the final round of auditions for the “Car Credit Nation Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!”. Once again it has lived up to the hype with a barrage of talented individuals performing their acts, so much to the point that the judges struggled to select only 10 contestants to move on to the semi-finals.
It is with the greatest pleasure that Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Lou Ann Thompson, announces that a great athlete and an uncommonly interesting man, Bill Walton, will serve the 2014 Festival as its Sports Marshal.
It is with great pleasure that Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Lou Ann Thompson, announces that Landau Eugene Murphy, the 2011 winner of NBC Television’s “America’s Got Talent” contest, will be joining the 2014 Festival in multiple capacities: most significantly, a major star turn at the Festival’s own “Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!” event.