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Saturday, October 19, is a great day for a celebration of wine at
The Yadkin Valley Grape Festival

Taste testing at the Stony Knoll Vineyards Booth.

The Yadkin Valley Grape Festival focuses on the wineries and vendors of the Yadkin Valley. As this month is a good time for fall colors and some cooler temperatures, it also affords a variety of challenges for festival-goers: a year of extreme wind, when you had to literally hold your tent to the ground. Then there was a year of bees-thank goodness it was just one year of that! The year of misty rain didn’t slow down participation a bit. While we can’t always plan what Mother Nature brings for the weather, we can tell you for sure our Yadkin Valley Wineries will be bringing exciting new wines for you to taste.
Fans appreciate this festival’s small-town atmosphere where folks are friendly and easy to talk to. Food choices includes BJ’s Fry Shack, McDermott’s Irish Pub, the Munchie Wagon and festival favorite-Kettle Corn, and new this year Hunter Beef & Produce, serving BBQ plus more delicious food choices. Live stage music this year features The Rockers and Phatt City.
The Yadkin Valley Grape Festival offers a courtesy storage booth for your purchases and shuttle service from local lodgings and the prices have not increased! Call the Chamber at 336-679-2200 to inquire.
If you are new to the wine festival/tasting scene, there are some things you need to know about attending a festival. Admission to the festival is free. If you wish to sample the wines of the vineyards at the event you need to bring appropriate identification to buy a tasting bracelet for $25. Military, active or retired, get tickets for $20 with proper ID.
For a bit of extra fun don’t miss the souvenir booth!