19th Annual Wine Festival

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19th annual wine festivalIf you enjoy a glass of wine, fresh air, and good music, you should come to the 19th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival in September. There promises to be a wide diversity of crafters which may be worth driving to see. And of course there will be plenty of vendors with mouth watering smells pouring out from their food stands, and other novel gift stalls as well.

Advance tickets are now available at the SML visitors Center and online at www.visitsmithmountainlake.com. The advance ticket prices will be $18 for those who want to do the wine-tasting, and $10 for the non-taster and designated driver.
The 19th Annual SML Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 29 (11 AM – 6 PM) and Sunday, September 30 (11 AM – 5 PM), with two bands,  The BackStreet Band and Part-Time Party Time Band performing on Saturday.  Domino will perform on Sunday.  Over 85+ juried crafters and food vendors will be on hand for your shopping and eating pleasure.
To date, sponsors include: Platinum – SunTrust Bank; Gold – Bridgewater Pointe, Ameriprise Financial/Dabareiner & Associates and The Kroger Company; Silver – Franklin Community Bank, Floyd Enterprises, Appalachian Power, Martinsville DePont Credit Union, Member One Federal Credit Union, BB&T, Sylvia McDowell-Kent & Alan Pannick, Long & Foster Realtors, Catawba Capital Management, and American National Bank & Trust Company; Bronze – Franklin County Respiratory Rentals, Faber CPA Firm, LLC, Turner’s Dock Building, Salem Financial, LC, Leisure Publishing, Vogel & Cromwell, LandAmerica Lake Settlement, LLC, Meador and Company, Locksmith, Michael Dillon Docks, Premier Appraisals, Pratt Photography, Lake Mart & Deli,  Kitchens by Connie, and Capps Home Building Center.
 Sponsorship opportunities are still available and the information can be downloaded at www.visitsmithmountainlake.com, click on Wine Festival icon.

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