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Coronation of Queen Shenandoah
Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm$15
The Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, is one of the oldest and most notable traditions of the Apple Blossom Festival. Many Winchester residents recall the magnificent pageants produced for so many years by the late Dr. Garland R. Quarles. Pageants were held on the steps of John Handley High School, and children from all of Winchester’s schools performed for the Queen and her Court.
Participants and audiences now enjoy the Coronation written by Vernon and Mary Ruth Joyner and produced by Marsha Barley. Prelate to be announced.
The traditional Royal Command Performance is presented by the Handley Singers to honor the Queen. The Coronation is held at Handley High School at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5th.
NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to change. Online ticket sales end on April 26, 2018, after this time all tickets must be purchased at the Official Festival Store, or at the event (if available).