The 94th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® is pleased to announce part five of our What’s New at the Bloom event series. Volunteers continue to plan for our annual Festival which will take place from April 23-May 2, 2021. Due to state mandated COVID restrictions, tickets are limited and many of our events will take place at alternate venues this year. The Festival will follow all CDC guidelines and the Governor’s latest Executive Orders at all events. Participants should expect to follow these same requirements in order to participate.
Tickets and registration are now available for the following events:
Virginia Business Systems Apple Blossom Golf Classic
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® is pleased to announce our 25th Annual Virginia Business Systems Apple Blossom Golf Classic will take place at Rock Harbor Golf Course on Friday afternoon, April 23, 2021. Rock Harbor Golf Course, located in Frederick County, VA is a 36-hole course and is rated one of the top courses by the Mid-Atlantic PGA region.
The tournament will be a 24 team, 4-player Captain’s Choice format and will include hole-in one, longest drive, and closest to the pin contests. Door prizes, green tee, mulligans and range balls included in the $125 per player entry fee.
Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration fee is $125 per person or $500/team which covers golf fees, hospitality, and gifts. Register online by April 16, 2021 at www.thebloom.com
Stonebrook Club Tennis Tournament
The Stonebrook Club Tennis Tournament is an annual USTA-sanctioned, three-day event. Now in its fifth year, the event promises to be competitive and exciting for tennis players of all levels. The success of the tournament grows each year, attracting local and out-of-town tennis players and spectators.
The tournament will take place on Friday, April 23, Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. Entry fees are $45 for singles and $22.50 for doubles. For more information, visit www.thebloom.com
Registered participants receive gift bags filled with tennis-themed items or locally sourced goodies. Trophies are awarded to champions in each division.
The Stonebrook Club of Winchester offers nine courts: four indoor and five outdoor. Two of the outdoor courts are clay-surfaced and lit for evening play. The facility is in a lovely area of rolling hills and blooming orchards in beautiful Winchester.
As the event date approaches, participants are encouraged to check for updates on this event page, via e-blasts to our fan base, or Social Media. You may also contact the Tennis Tournament Committee at email@example.com.
Cider Tastings & Orchard Tours
Cider tastings and Orchard Tours will be offered at Winchester Ciderworks located at 2504 North Frederick Pike on Sunday, April 25th. Half-hour walking tours of the orchards will begin at 11:00 am, Noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The event host, Winchester Ciderworks, is a local cidery that specializes in the burgeoning new market for gourmet hard ciders. This event consists of a two-part tour of the orchard and cidery followed by a cider tasting.
During the orchard tour, guides will dispense a wealth of information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, temperature sensitivity for blossoms, spraying and pruning and using the latest “green” methodology to protect the trees and promote tree and fruit growth, when and how to harvest, and much more. Please wear appropriate footwear.
Following the tour, participants can enjoy going into Winchester Ciderwork’s wonderful tasting room to sample different hard ciders that are made right on the premises.
Delicious food options will be available for purchase from various vendors on site as well as live music by Davis Bradley.
Barrett Machine Bloomin’ Sunday
Formally known as Sunday in the Park, Barrett Machine Bloomin’ Sunday will move to a new location in 2021. Join us at the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm for a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family. Tickets are available online at www.thebloom.com. $10/person, Children 5 and under are $5.00.
Bloomin’ Sunday is an annual family-fun extravaganza and includes an Artisan and Craft Show, Midway Games, Live Entertainment, Concessions, Anthony's Pizza Cruise-In Car Show (weather permitting), New Horizons Kids' Zone, Adventure Show, and the Donegal Insurance Group Bluegrass Show. Bring your whole family. We have something for everyone!
Please note: Pets are not allowed in Bloomin' Sunday. You may bring one (1) unopened water bottle per person. No outside food; however, if a parent has an infant, snacks are allowed.
The Feltner Group Doors in Bloom Contest
The Feltner Group Doors in Bloom is the perfect way for local residents and businesses to emphasize how much they love the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival®. It is a contest that was started in 2017 for the 90th festival, and comes from the creative mind of festival volunteer, Tina Jacobin Stowell. It encourages local residents and businesses to show off the extent of their Apple Blossom pride by decorating their doors with pink and green, the iconic official colors of the Festival. Join in the fun and show off your love of the bloom! Feel free to contact Tina Jacobin Stowell at: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Register your home between April 1 through April 20. There is no entry fee and entries will be judged in two categories: residential and business. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Visit www.thebloom.com to learn more or to register.
Festival tickets to the events listed above 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.
The What’s New at the 2021 Bloom – Part Six!!! press release will be distributed during the week of March 29 and will included details about the Festival Souvenir Store location, grand opening date and store hours.
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.