Main Street Agriculture is coming to Winchester September 28!
Bring the family, bring a friend and come on down to the Old Town Walking Mall on Saturday, September 28 between 10am and 4pm and experience local agriculture in a whole new way.
- Meet with local farmers and learn the importance of supporting local agriculture.
- Sample local produce and watch cooking demonstrations by Old Town chefs.
- More than 20 local vendors will be selling fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, dairy products, wine, and honey.
- Interact with live animals, find out where the wool in your favorite sweater comes from, and watch live bees make honey.
- Free apples will be handed out. Free ice cream will be available between 12pm and 2pm.
Visit the Children’s Area where the little ones can paint pumpkins, bob for apples, ride pedal tractors, make grain art, play with seeds, and practice target shooting with Nerf toys. There will be face painting, too! For the young and young at heart, a full-size tractor will be on display that you can touch.
Live bluegrass music will be performed throughout the day. Local author and farm owner Forrest Pritchard will be signing copies of his book “Gaining Ground, A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food and Saving the Family Farm” from 2-4pm in front of the Winchester Book Gallery.
After the main event, there will be a complimentary food and wine tasting in the ballroom at the George Washington hotel from 4-6pm. There will be a free educational program on growing grapes and making wine, as well as a certified sommelier discussing the pairing of wines with food.
Spend the day in Old Town and support local agriculture! See you there!
What: Main Street Agriculture
When: Saturday, September 28, 2013 10am-4pm
Where: Old Town Walking Mall
Parking: All street parking meters are free on Saturday. Covered parking in autoparks is $0.50/hour.
Please note the Boscawen Street between Indian Alley and Cameron Street will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event.
Local vendors and demonstrators include: Agricultural Chalk Drawing by Chalk Full of Grace, Garber’s Ice Cream, The Herds Inn at Hedgebrook Farm, Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market & Bakery, Opequon Presbyterian Square Foot Gardening, Richard’s Fruit Market, Rodeo Bee Co., Sheep Shearing by Brian Whitacre, the Southeast United Dairy Association, winemaker Doug Fabbioli of Fabbioli Cellars, and Woodbine Farm Market. Bluegrass musicians include Linda Lay and the Springfield Exit, and The Hampshire County String Band.
Don’t miss the “Farm to Table Dinner” on Friday 9/27 at 6:30pm! A locally sourced five-course meal will be offered at the George Washington Hotel. The cost is $60 per person, cash bar. Enjoy a talk by the guest chef from Clyde’s of Willow Creek Farm in Ashburn, VA.