WV Wine & Arts: Spend Memorial Weekend in Martinsburg

Posted by  | May 25, 2012  at 11:34 AM  

Looking for something local to do this Memorial weekend? Drive no further than Martinsbug, my friends, for the annual West Virginia Wine & Arts Festival. Held Saturday and Sunday on the lawns of Historic Boydville,  this festival features two full days of live music, cooking demos, and an array of West Virginia wines that are sure to please even the pickiest palate.

Returning to the festival this year, is one of my favorite East Coast vintners, Vu ja de Vineyards out of Spencer, WV. The Vu Ja De wines are at the top of my tasting list, and I highly recommend snagging a glass of their sangria while you're at it!

Nothing good comes from all booze and no food, so don't forget to eat at the fest! Raleigh Street occupants Good Natured will be on site with tasty, vegetarian treats to help soak up those wine samples. They'll also be whipping up fresh fruit smoothies, so those in the sub-21 category will have something snazzy to sip on as well.

As for the tunes, both Saturday and Sunday you're in for a treat. For Saturday-sippers, don't miss Lucas & the Lovelys and for Sunday-samplers, you'll want to stick around for The Gypsy Ramblers. Seating is on the grass, so don't forget to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair!

Tickets for the event are $20 per person, $10 for the under-21 crowd, and kiddos 12 and under are FREE! The $20 tickets include, admission, tastings, and a souvenir wine glass, with all proceeds benefiting The Arts Centre in Martinsburg.

For more information visit www.wineandarts.com

WV Wine and Arts Festival

Saturday, May 26
11AM to 7PM

Sunday, May 27
1PM to 6PM
601 South Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV  25401
$20 - Ages 21 and Over
$10 - Ages 13 - 20
FREE- Ages 12 and Under

Yours Truly, Wine and Arts 2009