The selection of Princesses to serve in the Court of Queen Shenandoah XCIII for the 2020 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® has been announced by festival officials. The Princesses will accompany Queen Shenandoah XCIII and her Court to all Festival functions throughout the 93rd Festival.
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Barry Carper, is very pleased to announce that Mia Dorsett has accepted the role of Queen Shenandoah XCIII-Designate for the 2020 Festival.
Festival President, Barry Carper, announces that Virginia Isabella Barker, granddaughter of Virginia “Gigi” Graham; and, great-granddaughter of the Reverend Billy Graham, has been named as Queen Shenandoah XCII-Designate, the 92nd Queen of the Apple Blossoms.
President, Barry Carper, is pleased to announce that a remarkable American: dedicated public servant, world-traveler, and true patriot, Command Sergeant Major, Randolph Delapena, will serve the 2019 Festival as the Court Ambassador to the Court of Queen Shenandoah XCII.
To keep the Festival fresh, Organizers constantly tweak venues and entertainments and especially menus. In 2019, The Village at Orchard Ridge Queen’s Dinner will be catered by solid local favorites, Sodexo Catering, with a brand-new menu and some changes in set-up and service.
President, Mike Stanfield, is very pleased to welcome back to Winchester actor, director, producer, writer, husband and father, Sean Astin, who is returning to Bloomtown with his family for the Coronation of his middle daughter, Elizabeth, as Queen Shenandoah XCI.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®’s “Voice of the Coronation,” Joe Headley, is assuming a new role at the 2018 Coronation of Queen Shenandoah XCI-Designate, Elizabeth Astin.
Festival President, Mike Stanfield, is very pleased to announce that Sean Astin’s middle daughter, Elizabeth, has accepted the Festival’s invitation to return to Bloomtown to serve as Shenandoah XCI-Designate, the 91st Queen of the Apple Blossoms.
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Mike Stanfield, is very pleased to announce that the radiant Kiara Anastasia Laurenzano has been chosen to serve the Festival in what will be its most traditional and most magical role, that of Queen Shenandoah the 90th.
As the 2004 Prayer Brunch Speaker, Kirk Cameron knows what his daughter, Ahna, will find when she visits us. He accepts the charm of the area and of the Festival as a given; and, he is doing everything in his power to be here with her to share in her experience.
Festival President, Jim Douglas, announces that Kirk and Chelsea Cameron’s daughter, Ahna, will fly to the Land of Pink and Green this April to rule as Queen Shenandoah LXXXIX.
The Queen’s Ball was actually created to be held in the ballroom at “the George;” and, for generations of Festival goers, it was the ultimate oasis of elegance in the swirling chaos of Festival activities in Old Town Winchester, and a key reason for the move back.
During the long, cold winter of 2014-2015, much of the Winchester Metro Area passed many a nasty night huddled around the TV set watching Season 2 of Fox Network’s hit: MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, and one of its surprise stars: Winchester’s own cooking sensation, 9-year-old Abby Major.
Festival President, Jim Douglas [from an “apple family” himself], is very proud to announce that local fruit grower, Cordell Watt, has been named the 2015 Ambassador to the Court of Queen Shenandoah LXXXVIII-designate, Natasha Bure. Born and raised in Frederick County, Cordell Watt has consistently shown that being a third generation apple grower, an active member of his community, and a husband and father are far from his only accomplishments.
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® President, Jim Douglas, is pleased to announce that Natasha Bure, 16-year-old daughter of Russian-born NHL hockey star, Valeri Bure, and well-known Hollywood actress, Candace Cameron Bure, well reign over the Land of Pink and Green in 2015 as Queen Shenandoah LXXXVIII.
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.
Festival President, Lou Ann Thompson, announces that Ali Astin, daughter of Sean and Christine Astin, granddaughter of Patty Duke and John Astin, will be crowned as Queen Shenandoah LXXXVII, during the upcoming 87th edition of “the Bloom.”
Jacqueline “Jackie” Marie Griffin will serve as the Featured Speaker at the 2014 Festival Prayer Brunch presented by Knouse Foods/Musselman’s. A mother of three, a retired Army sergeant, a devout Christian and a top-flight communicator, Jackie is a remarkable lady in her own right; but, she is probably first recognized as the mother of Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback, Robert Griffin III (RG3.)