Day Trip

April 21, 2011

84th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

What: A springtime ritual in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, the festival is a 10-day celebration that offers a variety of events, including golf tournament, wine fest, arts and crafts, carnival, circus, 10K race, musical performances, dances, pie-baking contest and the crowning of Queen Shenandoah.

The festival also includes the Grand Feature Parade in Old Town Winchester on Saturday at 1 p.m. with floats, marching bands and actress Debbie Reynolds as grand marshal.

Where: Winchester-Frederick County in Virginia

When: Monday through May 1

How much: Ticket prices vary for different events, ranging from $5 for a day pass to the family-oriented "Weekend in the Park" to $100 for the "Pumps and Pearls" party.

Tickets must be purchased at the official souvenir and ticket outlet at 2625 Valley Ave., Winchester, Va.

Information: Go to thebloom.com for more information or call 540-662-3863.

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