The Winchester Imaging Old Town Midway Stage Presents an All-Star Array of Talent
In a move worthy of the French Quarter of New Orleans, the Old Town Midway moved the Winchester Imaging Old Town Midway Stage to a remarkable new location last year: the middle of North Loudoun Street, just north of Fairfax Lane. This elevated spot has great sightlines. The stage actually faces south, looking out over the Midway, toward the Loudoun Street Walking Mall. The stage hosts an amazing line-up of talent this year:
Friday, May 3rd
Saturday, May 4th
First Time: Acoustic Musicians to be Allowed Along the Old Town Midway
In anotherFrench Quarter-style move, Festival Organizers have announced that, for the first time ever, “Wandering Musicians” [strictly acoustic] will be allowed to move along the Old Town Midway. These street entertainers [approved by the Festival] will be allowed to stop in select, non-crowd-flow-blocking locations; and, entertain the carnival crowds that gather at this, the energized epicenter of our Celebration of Springtime!
Cooking Channel Program, “Carnival Eats,” Showing Great Interest in the 2019 Old Town Midway
Back in November of 2018, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® was approached by a representative of the Cooking Channel’s highly-rated program, “Carnival Eats.” They expressed great interest in the Festival’s Old Town Midway and its array of food vendors. The following is part of an email received at that time:
“To tell you a bit about us, Carnival Eats is the #1 rated original series on the Cooking Channel. Each year our host, Noah Cappe, travels the continent visiting fairs and festivals, highlighting the delicious and creative foods each has to offer. We’re something like Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, but rather than visiting restaurants, our host visits three to four food vendors at each fair/festival, to learn how to make one special dish they’ll be serving. We also highlight fun aspects of each fair and film great interactions between Noah and fair-goers.”
The Festival knows that the program has been contacting its food vendors; but, is unsure at this time how this interaction will play out. Bloom Fans will want to check out the Old Town Midway to see if “Carnival Eats” is filming on site; or, at least check out the scene to see what it is that piqued their interest in the first place!