The 23rd Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival will be held September 24 and 25. This year, 27 Virginia wineries will be participating as well as 85 juried craft and food vendors. Three popular live bands will also be there to entertain festival-goers. Saturday crowds will enjoy the band Super Hold. Sunday’s festivities feature the bands Barefoot West with Corey Hunley and The Worx. The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival will be held at LakeWatch Plantation in Moneta, directly off of Route 122, about 1 mile south of Hales Ford Bridge. This venue allows for easy access to the site, an abundance of free parking and more space for festival-goers to enjoy the festivities.
SML Wine Festival Advance Discount Tickets are on sale now. Advance ticket prices are in effect through Friday, September 23 at 5 p.m. at all ticket outlets. Tickets are $18 for tasters and $22 at the gate. Designated drivers will pay $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Proceeds from the festival enable the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce to support many new and growing programs for area businesses. Call 540-721-1203 for more information.