The expert panel selected Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival as one of 20 contenders for the Best Southern Event category, which just launched.
The festival is held each spring with hundreds of volunteers and thousands of participants involved. “This would be our third national top ten list in a little over six months,” said John Rosenberger, director of the festival. The other two awards include spring flower festivals (Fodor’s Travel March 2015) and Southern cultural festivals (USA Today October 2014).
The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-southern-event/. A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest. Voting ends Monday, May 25 at 11:59 a.m. EDT and the winners will be announced on 10Best on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:59 a.m. EDT, then later on USA TODAY.
Live music, grand tastings, blossom watching, horse races and pirate antics . . . the Southern United States plays host to a full calendar of travel-worthy festivals, and 10Best’s panel of Southern travel experts have hand-picked their top 20 as nominees for Best Southern Event, according to the web site. “Each week, readers are asked to help pick the 10Best in a single category which can range from food, lodging, and destinations to travel gear and things to do. The travel experts select the top nominees, and the readers make the final selections.”
Rosenberger urges everyone to vote daily for the local festival at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-southern-event/.