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Want wine? Well, we might
as well name May 18 the official
"Wine Day of Blue Ridge Country,"
considering:
- Front Royal offers the Virginia

Wine & Craft Festival

(wineandcraftfestival.com) near Skyline
Drive;
- You can savor the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival just off the Blue
Ridge Parkway at Elkin, North Carolina
(yvwf.com);
- Take a taste of wine at the
Mountain Laurel Festival, held
near the Morgan County Courthouse in
downtown Wartburg, Tennessee (423628-5252);
- EPIC Fest Beer & Wine
Festival comes to Elkton, Virginia, on
the grounds of the Elkton Volunteer Fire
Company Activities Building (540-2988555).
Also on May 18: Local Colors
features a multicultural program in
Roanoke, Virginia (localcolors.org).

19

You may smell like a skunk but
there's a prize if you eat the most ramps
at the Ramp Festival of Whitetop,
Virginia. This party celebrates a pungent
member of the leek family that grows
wild and tastes great with fried potatoes
(276-388-3480).

23 Taste of Ellijay includes

everything culinary in Ellijay, Georgia
(tasteofellijay.com).

23-25

Dr. Ralph Stanley
Memorial Weekend Hills of Home
Bluegrass Festival features
camping, craft vendors and food
(drralphstanleyfestival.com).

23-26 Rooster Walk

Music & Arts Festival comes to
Pop's Farm near Martinsville, Virginia
(roosterwalk.com). Also in Virginia:

The Crooked Road Dulcimer
Festival at Blue Ridge Institute and

Museum occupies the Ferrum College
campus with over 40 mountain dulcimer
classes (blueridgeinstitute.org).

24-25 Chantilly Farm

Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

blossoms on the Chantilly Farm in
Floyd, Virginia, with live music, kite
flying, children's area, beer and
wine garden, camping and more
(chantillyfarm.com).

24-26

White Sulphur
Springs hosts the West Virginia
Dandelion Festival with a
parade, kid's zone and a fishing
derby (Wvdandelionfestival.com).
The White Squirrel Festival
features food and music in Brevard,
North Carolina (whitesquireelfestival.
com). ArtSpring arrives in Tucker
County, West Virginia (artspringwv.
com).

24-June 2 Dollywood's
Barbeque & Bluegrass

spotlights tasty pulled pork and
barbecued chicken while staging 10
days of toe-tappin' tunes from the likes
of Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the
theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
(dollywood.com).

25

Massanutten, Virginia, hosts
the ValleyFest Beer & Wine
Festival with crafts and spirits
of the scenic Shenandoah Valley
(valleyfestbeerandwine.com). In nearby
West Virginia, enjoy the Alderson
Strawberry Festival, welcoming
the sweet taste of summer at Alderson,
West Virginia, with a pie auction and
pancake breakfast (greenbrierwv.com).
Plumb Alley Day mixes crafts,
crowds and bagpipers at Abingdon,
Virginia (abingdonkiwanis.org).

25-26

Hendersonville's Main
Street transforms into a gardener's oasis
for Garden Jubilee with more
than 250 vendors in North Carolina,
offering plants, furniture, yard art and
garden tools (visithendersonvillenc.
org). The Spring Arts, Crafts
& Music Festival comes to
downtown Blairsville, Georgia
(706-745-5493) while Arts in
the Park beckons at Blue Ridge,
Georgia (blueridgemountains.com).
In West Virginia, the Wine & Jazz
Festival shows up at Snowshoe
Mountain Resort (877-441-4386).
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