Friday, August 17, 2012
Wine festival tickets on sale
Tickets for the 24th Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, which will be held Sept. 29-30, are available online and at a number of outlets. One of the lake's signature events, the festival again will be held at LakeWatch Plantation in Moneta, directly off of Virginia 122, about a mile south of Hales Ford Bridge.
This year, 27 Virginia wineries will be participating, as well as 85 juried craft and food vendors. Four live bands will entertain festival-goers. Polychrome and Dragonfly will play on Saturday, and Sunday's festivities will feature Blue Mule and Fat Daddy.
The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event, is offering tickets via PayPal at smlwinefestival.com. Online tickets are also available at visitsmithmountainlake.com by clicking on "2012 Wine Festival Tickets."
Advance tickets are available at a discount through Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. at all ticket outlets. Tickets are $20 for tasters and $25 at the gate. Designated drivers' tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the SML Regional Chamber.
Tickets are available for pickup at the Smith Mountain Lake Visitors Center at Bridgewater Plaza and at the following outlets:
A Shade Brighter, Moneta
Bedford Visitor Center, Bedford
Premier Limousine, Lynchburg
Laker Beverage & Tobacco, Moneta
Mariners Landing, Huddleston
Bernard's Landing, Moneta
Moneta Farm Service, Moneta
Hickory Hill Vineyard, Moneta
Diamond Hill Store, Moneta
The General Store, Moneta
SML Building Supply, Westlake
Kroger at Westlake
Haywood Jewelers, Westlake
Willow Tree Nursery, Penhook
SML Building Supply, Union Hall
Carters Jewelry, Rocky Mount
Haywood Jewelers, Rocky Mount
Kroger Bonsack, Brambleton, Tanglewood, Cave Spring, all in Roanoke
n Kroger Forest
n Kroger Vinton
n Wine Gourmet, Roanoke
n AmRhein Jewelers Roanoke and in Salem