Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

Shenandoah Apple Blossom FestivalThe Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is returning to Winchester on April 28th to May 7th.

 


Winchester’s most well-known event the Apple Blossom Festival, now in its 90th year, is an annual event organized by the private Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival organization and held in the City of Winchester and Frederick County. Attracting large crowds, the festival includes a week of events such as the Old Town Bloomin’ Wine Festival, Apple Blossom Carnival, dances, parades, band concerts, luncheons, parties and much more. For a full list of festival events and information visit the official website: TheBloom.com.

Although the event is not organized by the City of Winchester, logistic support is provided by the City. For road closures, changes to parking and other city related information visit the city’s information page at: https://www.winchesterva.gov/shenandoah-apple-blossom-festival.

A few of the festival highlights are below.

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Kimberly’s Pumps and Pearls Ladies Party
Monday, May 1@ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
George Washington Hotel, 103 E Piccadilly Street
Since Festival beginnings, there have been events just for the ladies. Often the site for these events was the George Washington Hotel. We invite you to join us again this year for the eighth Kimberly’s Pumps and Pearls in the hotel ballroom on April 25th from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Car Credit Nation Apple Blossom’s Got Talent! Finals
Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Bright Box Theater, 15 N Loudoun Street
Apple Blossom’s Got Talent! – Always striving to do everything in the biggest possible way, the Festival will present the champion of this talent search with a cash prize of $5,000.00 plus other gifts and perks.

The Village At Orchard Ridge Queen’s Dinner
Thursday, May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lee Jackson/Best Western, 711 Millwood Ave
The Queen’s Dinner, which has been held for more than four decades, will usher in the celebration of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® as Queen Shenandoah designate is presented.

Washington Area Chevy Dealers Old Town Midway
Friday, May 5  @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Bank of Clarke County, 202 North Loudoun Street
The Midway, which opens at 10 a.m., features vendors from over twenty states, is full of carnival games, novelty items, and food, such as cotton candy, caramel apples, funnel cakes, and corn dogs, along with a variety of international foods and live entertainment.

BB&T Men’s Commonwealth Luncheon
Friday, May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Piccadilly’s Public House, 125 East Piccadilly Street
This popular gathering of gentlemen will be reminiscent of the original and complementary to the current Stag Luncheon. The area’s most influential business and community leaders know this is one party not to miss!

Firefighters’ Parade presented by Walmart
Friday, May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Handley High School, 425 Handley Blvd
Coordinated by members of the Winchester & Frederick County Firefighters for the 85th year, the Firefighters’ Parade will step off at 5:30 p.m.

Rugs Direct, 92.5 WINC FM Fireworks Display & Night Fest
Friday, May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Handley High School, 425 Handley Blvd
Apple Blossom revelers can finish their Friday, at the Nightfest and fireworks display, an area of the Festival that offers something for everyone. Walk from the Firefighters’ Parade to the Handley High School campus, enjoy the rides, find your perfect spot on the lawn, and watch the fireworks!

Donegal Insurance Group Queen’s Ball
Friday, May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
George Washington Hotel, 103 E Piccadilly Street
The Queen’s Ball is held from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. on Friday, April 29, at the George Washington Hotel. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and dance the night away to the sounds of Trademark, back by popular demand. The band covers Motown, disco, R&B, pop, rock, contemporary, along with swing and jazz and offers something for everyone.

Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast presented by Grange Insurance
Saturday, May 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Winchester Moose Lodge, 215 E. Cork Street
The Partlow Insurance Sports Breakfast is a favorite of both children and adults as they have the opportunity to eat with and listen to their “heroes” in sports. The breakfast will be held at the Winchester Moose Lodge at 215 E. Cork Street in Winchester at 8 a.m. .

Washington Area Chevy Dealers Old Town Midway
Saturday, May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Bank of Clarke County, 202 North Loudoun Street
The Midway, which opens at 10 a.m., features vendors from over twenty states, is full of carnival games, novelty items, and food, such as cotton candy, caramel apples, funnel cakes, and corn dogs, along with a variety of international foods and live entertainment.

Chevrolet Grand Feature Parade
Saturday, May 6 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Handley High School, 425 Handley Blvd
Coordinated by the members of the Winchester Host Lions Club, the Grand Feature Parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, in Old Town Winchester. The parade route stretches from Old Town Winchester, to the Handley School area.

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