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Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival 2012 in Virginia

Make plans to attend the Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival.

WHEN: MAY 20, 2012

Tickets are still available for Sunday, May 20! Click here to purchase tickets for the Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour.

Mount Vernon plantation, near Alexandria, Virginia
Mount Vernon plantation, near Alexandria, Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Vernon’s Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia.

Aquatint by Francis Jukes (1745-1812) of Mount...
Aquatint by Francis Jukes (1745-1812) of Mount Vernon, near Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mount Vernon, is a Georgian structure that is located near Alexandria Virginia. It was George Washington’s plantation home and is a National Historic Landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The neoclassical structure is located on the banks of the Potomac River.

At the Spring Wine Festival, there will be candlelit tours of the mansion with live jazz on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac. Visit the wine cellar and learn about George Washinton’s passion for wine.

US Postage stamp: Mt. Vernon, 1956 issue, 1-1/...
US Postage stamp: Mt. Vernon, 1956 issue, 1-1/2c, carmine-brown (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To accompany the wine tasting, Fruit & Cheese Boxes are available by advance purchase only for $26.

View of the Potomac from Mount Vernon
View of the Potomac from Mount Vernon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tickets are $35 and are on sale at the Ford Orientation Center or online.

**Please note: Individual tickets for Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 are sold out.

Photograph of Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Vi...
Photograph of Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia. George Washington's Home. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Guests sample wines from 16 Virginia wineries. Here’s a list of participating wineries:

AmRhein Wine Cellars, Barboursville Winery, Barrel Oak Winery, Chester Gap Cellars, DelFosse Winery, Desert Rose Winery, Fabbioli Cellars, Fox Meadow Winery, Gray Ghost Vineyards, Hiddencroft Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, James River Cellars, Philip Carter Winery, Prince Michel Winery, Rockbridge Vineyard, Veritas Vineyard & Winery and Wintergreen Winery.

Map of Virginia highlighting Fairfax County
Map of Virginia highlighting Fairfax County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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Rockin’ Rivertown 2012 Music and Arts Festival in Conway South Carolina

Attend the Rivertown Music and Arts Festival 2012. The 26th annual event will be held in historic downtown Conway, South Carolina. Many buildings and structures located in Conway are on the National Register of Historic Places. The City Hall building was  designed by Robert Mills, the architect of the Washington Monument. Conway’s downtown area has been revitalized with shops and bistroswith a Riverwalk along the Waccamaw River.

Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge, June 2010
Waccamaw River Memorial Bridge, June 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The free annual event has been held on the first Friday in May for the last 26 years. Blankets and lawn chairs will converge on the edge of the Waccamaw River as locals and visitors gather for entertainment from local and regional bands. The performances begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until dusk.

Shot of the Conway Marina
Shot of the Conway Marina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Waccamaw River’s edge in Downtown Conway South Carolina 29526

Phone: (843) 248-6260

Official seal of Conway, South Carolina
Official seal of Conway, South Carolina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Enjoy Jazz and Gospel music. The festival also includes artist exhibits and demonstrations from the genres of painting, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal and mixed media.

Shot of the marina in Conway, South Carolina
Shot of the marina in Conway, South Carolina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicora Car Club will be hosting a classic car show and downtown merchants will invite guests into their businesses. Local specialties such as chicken bog will be offered in addition to hot dogs and hamburgers. Local chefs will also offer some gourmet choices.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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