The 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® is pleased to announce part six of our What’s New at the Bloom event series. The Festival will take place from April 23-May 2, 2021 with 21 planned events. Tickets are limited and many of our events will take place at alternate venues this year due to COVID-19. The Festival will follow all CDC guidelines and the Governor’s latest Executive Orders at all events. Participants should expect to follow all requirements, including the mask mandate in order to participate.
Please note below that the Ladies Commonwealth Luncheon and the Winchester Radiologists Pumps & Pearls recently relocated to Millwood Station Event Center from Piccadilly’s Public House due to limitations in the Governor’s latest Executive Order.
Tickets and registration are now available for the following events:
BB&T now Truist Men’s Commonwealth Luncheon
The annual BB&T, now Truist Men’s Commonwealth Luncheon is set for 11 a.m. at Piccadilly’s Public House & Restaurant, 125 East Piccadilly Street.
This popular gathering of gentlemen will be reminiscent of the original and complementary to the current Stag Luncheon. The area’s business and community leaders know this is one networking event not to miss!
It is held in the heart of downtown Winchester in a restored grocery warehouse built in 1900, now known as Piccadilly’s Public House & Restaurant. Attendees enjoy a delectable lunch of custom-made Baltimore bratwurst with their favorite libations and special samples of world-famous distilled spirits while engaging in lively discussions.
Proper attire includes a jacket or tie. Gentlemen, raise your glasses in a toast to Apple Blossom’s nostalgic event.
Valley Health Systems and Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics Family & Friends Fun Run presented by Innovation Health
Invite your family and friends to join the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® in our first-ever virtual fun run. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to properly plan and host our traditional Valley Health Apple Blossom 10K or the Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics Kids Bloomin' Mile races in 2021, but we have a fun alternative for Apple Blossom fans who love to run.
Run when it's convenient for you and invite your family members and friends to join in. Pick a day and time between April 23-May 2, 2021 to run. We encourage you to share action photos on your social media pages. Tag us at @OfficialSABF or email us at email@example.com!
Our virtual run is not a competitive race but instead an opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle while celebrating and supporting the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®.
One mile, 5K, 10K, any distance...it's your choice. Get outdoors, take in some fresh air and enjoy the beauty of springtime in the Valley.
Get out and explore. Plan your route and bring along a running buddy to enjoy the great outdoors!
Students/Youth registration is only $15.00.
Adult registration is $20.00.
Everyone who registers will receive a beautiful commemorative race medal that highlights this year's Festival theme "Back in Bloom" and an Apple Blossom inspired race bib. Technical race shirts with the Festival theme and sponsors are also available for an additional charge. Just add a shirt to your registration and pick your shirt size.
Running packets will be mailed out or will be available for pick-up at Festival Headquarters (135 N Cameron St) no later than April 23rd.
Apple Blossom Carnival Powers Great American Midway
The Apple Blossom Carnival Powers Great American Midway is your ticket to fun and excitement for all ages. From over 55 thrill seeking rides to midway games, the Apple Blossom Carnival offers a variety of activities for the entire family. The “Ride for One Price” is offered and can be purchased online or at the carnival site.
Carnival goers must wear a mask when not eating or drinking and follow CDC and State mandates.
Powers Great American Midways is one of the most highly respected carnival companies in the industry. Since 1980 they have traveled exclusively on the east coast of the United States. They have successfully secured many impressive locations performing at major state fairs, county fairs, festivals, and other celebrations.
Powers Great American Midways takes great pride in its safety, cleanliness and the overall appearance of their rides, food concessions and games. The show has been honored with the OABA "Circle of Excellence" award as well as the Pennsylvania Safety Award and a North Carolina Safety Award.
In its fifth generation the Powers family has emerged as one of the fastest growing and highly respected carnival families in the industry.
The Carnival will once again be located behind Ward Plaza at 2260 Valley Avenue, Winchester, VA 22601 on the following days and times:
Fri, April 23, 2021 | 5:00-11:00 pm
Sat, April 24, 2021 | Noon-11:00 pm
Sun, April 25, 2021 | Noon-10:00 pm
Mon, April 26, 2021 | CLOSED
Tue, April 27, 2021 | CLOSED
Wed, April 28, 2021 |5:00-11:00 pm
Thu, April 29, 2021 | 5:00-11:00 pm
Fri, April 30, 2021 | 5:00-11:00 pm
Sat, May 1, 2021 | Noon-11 pm
Sun, May 2, 2021 | Noon-9 pm
Tickets to the Apple Blossom Carnival Powers Great American Midway will be sold onsite at the Carnival.
Midway at Frederick County Fairgrounds
The Midway continues to evolve into a Festive and Entertaining destination. The Midway features Family Friendly Games including Water Balloon Races, Duck Ponds, Fishing Games, Mini Basketball, and others many of which are prize every-time entertainment. Food Vendors from all over the East Coast serve traditional Fair Food as well as Novelty and International Cuisine. The live entertainment makes the atmosphere electric with local bands that have great followings.
Grab a Funnel Cake, Cotton Candy, or a corn dog and enjoy the fun atmosphere!
The Midway will take place at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, located at 250 Fairground Road, Clear Brook, VA 22654 on the following days and time:
Thur, April 29 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fri, April 30 | 2:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, May 1 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Admission is FREE into the Fairgrounds during these times!
Festival Souvenir Store Grand Opening is Friday, April 9!
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® Official Souvenir Store & Ticket Outlet, sponsored by our friends at Claudio’s Pizzeria, will open on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:00 am and remain open daily through Monday, May 3, 2021. The store is located in the Apple Blossom Mall, 1850 Apple Blossom Drive, Winchester, VA 22601 across from Aeropostale near JCPenney. The store offers a wide selection of merchandise for your home and the entire family.
Local artisans and crafters offer a variety of home goods, decorations, and unique, one-of-a-kind items that can only be found in our store during the Festival each year. Artisan and crafter goods are exclusively available in the Festival store and cannot be purchased in our online store.
Looking for Festival event tickets? Stop by the Souvenir Store and Ticket Outlet to purchase your tickets before your favorite event sells out. Tickets are in limited supply this year due to COVID restrictions so make sure you stop by during our Grand Opening to purchase your tickets. Fans can also purchase and download tickets online by visiting our Online Ticket Outlet.
Mon thru Thurs 11am to 8pm
Fri - Sat 10am to 9pm
Sun 12pm to 6pm
Winchester Radiologists Pumps & Pearls and the Ladies Commonwealth Luncheon have moved to a new location!
Due to the Governor’s latest Executive Order and limitations on indoor gatherings at restaurants, the Festival has moved Winchester Radiologists Pumps & Pearls and Ladies Commonwealth Luncheon from Piccadilly’s Public House to Millwood Station Event Center located at 252 Costello Drive, Winchester, VA 22602.
Winchester Radiologists Pumps & Pearls will take place on Monday evening, April 26, 2021 from 6-9 pm. Tickets are available for $80.00/each.
Ladies Commonwealth Luncheon will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 11 am-1 pm. Tickets are available for $50.00/each.
The 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® will look much different due to current COVID-19 restrictions, however the Festival is working and planning under these new set of rules that will result in temporary changes for our 2021 Festival. Nevertheless, we will be “Back in Bloom” and taking full advantage of the unique opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring.
The Festival is pleased to announce our Thursday, Friday and Saturday dance party lineup and ticket availability.
Sheetz 80’s Dance Party
Back by popular demand, the Sheetz 80’s Dance Party will take place on Friday evening, April 30, 2021 at the Tolley Dental Zone at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook, VA. Doors open at 5:00 pm and live music will begin at 6:00 pm. (Please note new start time for event!) General admission tickets are on sale for $35.00 and only 900 tickets will be sold for this event.
The Sheetz 80’s Dance Party is mixing things up a bit by welcoming two new acts to our party stage in 2021. Straight from Atlanta, GA in their 13th year together, DEPARTURE is the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group, Journey. These veteran musicians love what they do and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. They pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. Dressed in the iconic tuxedo jacket, DEPARTURE lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice, flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and on-stage movements.
DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves. Their performance is professional and highly engaging for their audience. Everything heard during their performance is live with no pre-recorded tracks used. Performing over one hundred shows nationally per year, DEPARTURE brings the very best of Journey to audiences of all ages.
Opening for DEPARTURE, is local sensation Raised On Analog. Raised on Analog combines the talents of a varied group of musicians to provide an entertaining and energetic mix of popular music. Theyt combine the danceability of Funk, Pop and Country, the recognizable lyrics of Classic Rock anthems with the raw power of 80's hits to create an experience that has something for everyone.
Get your tickets early as this popular dance is sure to sell out again! Guests may purchase beer and select mixed drinks, which will include a specialty drink reminiscent of the 80's era! Festival food and concessions will be available for purchase at the Frederick County Fair Midway.
The Sheetz 80's Dance Party is under outdoor tents at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. This is a rain or shine event.
Allstate Insurance 90’s Dance Party
Prepare to go back to the golden era of music where the Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Nsync, Fugees, and Hanson tunes ruled the airwaves. Hip hop artists and Seattle grunge bands filled our mixed tapes and CD collections.
The Allstate Insurance 90's Dance Party will take place on Thursday evening, April 29, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Tolley Dental Zone at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook, VA...Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets to this new event are only $20.00. Only 900 tickets will be sold and are sure to sell out fast!
Dance the night away with As If - the Ultimate 90's Tribute Band. Winner of 2018 Best Cover Band by the Maryland Music Awards, As If brings their authentic, energetic live performance to the Festival's first-ever 90's Dance Party featuring the legendary music that made the 90's all that AND a bag of chips.
Find your plaid flannel shirts, stonewashed baggy blue jeans, Doc Martens, combat boots, Birkenstocks, and high-top sneakers and compete in the costume contest. Great prizes will be awarded to the best dressed! Get your tickets early as this new dance is sure to sell out!
Guests may purchase beer and select mixed drinks, which will include a specialty drink reminiscent of the 90's era! Festival food and concessions will be available for purchase at the Frederick County Fairgrounds Midway.
The Allstate Insurance 90's Dance Party is under outdoor tents at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. This is a rain or shine event.
Ability Home Care Country Music Party
The Ability Home Care Country Music Party, presented by Shenandoah Country Q102, an iHeartMedia Station, will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Tolley Dental Zone located at the Frederick County Fairgrounds in Clear Brook, VA. Doors and live music begin at 2:00 pm. General admission tickets are on sale for $25.00 and only 900 tickets will be sold for this event.
Continuing its tradition of offering great country acts at an amazingly affordable price, this year’s party showcases four outstanding “homegrown” country performers: Bryan Frazier, Ryan Jewel, Chris Darlington, and Ronnie Wolford. The Festival is proud to bring these young, up and coming stars together on one stage.
Tickets for the Ability Home Care Country Music Party are only $25.00 and can be purchased online or at the Official Souvenir & Ticket Outlet opening in early April. In addition to an afternoon and evening full of great music, there will be plenty of adult beverages (ID required), as well as hot food on the midway. Please, no outside food and drink, or large purses and bags inside the Tolley Dental Zone.
Schedule is subject to change.
Ronnie Wolford and Logan Garrett (acoustic duo) 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
Chris Darlington 3:45 PM 5:15 PM
Ryan Jewel 5:45 PM 7:30 PM
Bryan Frazier 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
This event is under outdoors tents at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Rain or shine.
In addition to the events listed above, limited tickets are still available for the Bloomers’ Luncheon, WineFest, Pumps & Pearls Party, Prayer Lunch, and Business at the Bloom events. The What’s New at the 2021 Bloom – Part Four!!! press release will be sent out next Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:00 NOON.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thebloom.com, at Festival Headquarters located at 135 N Cameron Street, Winchester, VA, or by calling (540) 662-3863. Event goers should expect to follow CDC and state mandates issued by the Governor in order to participate in events.
Bradley S. Veach, Executive Director
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
135 North Cameron Street, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 662-3863 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.thebloom.com
What’s New at the 2021 Bloom – Part One!
Limited Tickets to Events
The Festival will scale back ticket availability to comply with the Governor’s Forward Virginia Phase 3 requirements and participation limits. Event-goers should expect to follow CDC guidelines and mandates in order to participate in events. Indoor events will be limited to 50% posted occupancy or 250 people, whichever is less. Outdoor events will be limited to 1,000 people which includes Festival volunteers, entertainment, vendors, and ticketholders. Due to the limited number of tickets, the Festival expects most events will sell out quickly. If you plan to attend specific events, buy your tickets early.
New Online Ticketing System
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® will launch a new online ticketing system starting Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Event tickets can be purchased at www.thebloom.com, by phone, or at Festival Headquarters starting December 1. With our new system, ticket holders can purchase tickets by one of the following methods:
Tickets will include a unique code that will be scanned as ticketholders enter events. In addition, the Festival will not mail paper Ticket Order Forms. Instead, past ticketholders will receive a postcard by mail in the coming days with instructions on how to purchase 2021 tickets.
Frederick County Fairgrounds
Major Festival events will be moved to the Frederick County Fairgrounds in 2021. COVID-19 limitations on indoor spaces require the Festival to resort to outdoor venues for many largescale events. Future press releases will highlight event details slated to take place at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.
Part Two of the Festival’s What’s New at the 2021 Bloom press release series will be distributed on Friday, November 20, 2020, at 12:00 Noon.
Bradley S. Veach, Executive Director
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
135 North Cameron Street, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 662-3863 | email@example.com | www.thebloom.com
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of springtime and the apple blossoms in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley through events and initiatives that enhance community spirit and showcases our local agricultural heritage.