At the 2019 Theme Announcement Party, held at, and generously sponsored by, Westminster-Canterbury on Tuesday evening, November 13th, 2018, our 2019 Festival Theme: “It’s Bloom Time!”, was released to Bloom Nation.
On Saturday, November 17th, we will once again hold our Volunteer Fair for those interested in getting involved with the 92nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®. Check out the details and be sure to share the info with others you know who may want to volunteer!
Miss Apple Blossom Festival, Dot Kelly won the $1000 preliminary talent award, and was 4th runner up at the Miss Virginia Pageant in Lynchburg, VA. In addition, Miss Apple Blossom Festival Outstanding Teen, Emily Kinsey, took home the crown as Miss Virginia Outstanding Teen.
Awards for our events including Firefighters’ Parade, Grand Feature Parade, 10k Race, Kids Bloomin’ Mile Race, and many more.
At 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 1st, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® received word from authorities at Shenandoah University that the new Shenandoah University Parking Garage, located east of I-81 on Ralph Shockey Drive, is now operational.
It is with a great deal of personal pride and pleasure that Festival President, Mike Stanfield, announces that country music singer and songwriter, Sara Evans, will return to Bloomtown to serve as the 2018 Firefighters’ Marshal.
Over the past few years, organizers of the Festival have been fine-tuning and elevating in stature the “program within the program” that is the Sports Breakfast Student Honors. These prestigious recognitions are presented each year to deserving students from local schools.
Richard Petty, will be serving the 91stCelebration of Springtime in the Valley as its Sports Marshal; and, will be the Featured Speaker/Presenter at the Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast Presented by Grange Insurance!
The Festival is constantly asked the question: Why are the tickets for so many events sold out each spring? One of the Festival’s problems is, as they say, a “good problem to have.” Festival events are popular.
President, Mike Stanfield, is pleased to announce that best-selling author, Jason Wright, the “Apple Man,” will return to The Land of Pink and Green to once more entertain the packed house at the 70th Anniversary Ladies’ Horticultural Luncheon.