Vinton Dogwood Festival is expected to bloom next weekend

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VINTON, Va. (WFXR) – It’s that time of year… the “Oldest Blue Ridge Festival in Virginia” is looming.

The Vinton Dogwood Festival takes place on Friday April 23 and Saturday April 24… and it’s free!

The festivities include craft and business display vendors, entertainment, free kids’ zone, vintage car show, festival food, Friday night concert, outdoor family movie night on Saturday , a non-traditional Vinton Dogwood Festival boardwalk and promenade. by Parade ”and much more.

The celebration begins April 23 with a concert by Fuzzy Logic and Mended Fences at the Vinton Farmer’s Market Stage between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission to the show is $ 5 and guests are asked to bring a chair. Food and drinks will also be sold.

On April 24, events include a craft show featuring more than 67 vendors, a trade showcase, and a vintage car show. There will also be performances with Brass 5, Island Trio, Mish Moves Dance, Defy Gravity Cheer Team, Floyd Ward Dance Ensemble and the William Byrd Jazz Band – all performing on stage at the Vinton Municipal Building between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. .

There will also be yoga, zumba, jazzercise, country dancing, martial arts and Tai Chi, free activities for kids, demonstrations and take-home experiences to name a few. .

The Vinton Dogwood Festival Court will be featured in front of the Vinton Municipal Building at noon.

A deserving woman from William Byrd High School will also be crowned Miss Vinton Dogwood Festival by Mayor Brad Grose.

On April 24, Free Family Movie Night, featuring ‘The Lion King’ (2019), will take place at the Vinton Farmers Market at 7:45 pm Guests are kindly requested to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. . Social distancing should be respected.

In addition to all this, two interactive parades will take place as part of the festivities.

Residents and businesses along Washington Avenue and downtown Vinton will decorate their courtyards, porches, storefronts and windows to celebrate the “Blooming Again Vinton Dogwood Festival Drive-by and Walk-by” parade on the 23rd. April, April 24 and April 25. Prizes will be awarded for the best exhibitions.

Additionally, all age groups are encouraged to prepare shoebox-sized floats for the “Virtual Shoebox Parade” which will premiere on the Dogwood Festival Facebook page on April 24 at from 2 p.m. and will be presented during the festival at the Vinton Farmers Market. Prizes will be awarded and all participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For more information on this year’s festival, including a calendar of events, click here.

WFXR News is a proud media sponsor of this year’s Vinton Dogwood Festival!

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