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Fine wines, fine times: Clarksville’s festival returns

SoVaNow.com / April 09, 2014
The Town of Clarksville invites guests near and far to enjoy the friendly vibe at 8th annual Lake Country Wine Festival, coming up Saturday, from noon-5 p.m.

Arrive early and stroll through Clarksville’s downtown and its great shops, many with special offers and sales just for Wine Festival Saturday. On back of the Wine Fest tickets this year are saving offers from six local merchants, members of the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. These ticket specials are good to use till the end of the year. Just show your ticket at the time of purchase and save!

Gates will open at noon for guests to sample nearly 100 varieties of fine Virginia wines. Delight in the music and delicious foods that highlight the undiscovered pleasures of Southern Virginia. Artisan vendors will be on hand, displaying wine decoration and accessory must-haves. Craft beers will be on sale at the beer tent for $4 a glass. The “All for Wine, Wine for All” raffle prize haul will on display, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase, with the winner drawn at the end of the event. The raffle prizes are worth more than $1,300 — the package of wine-related goodies is a must see!

The Wine Festival is a great opportunity to see friends and meet many new ones. The event, combined with the rest of Clarksville’s attractions, will keep you coming back year after year.

Advance tickets to the Lake Country Wine Festival are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Ticketholders are entitled to a souvenir wine glass. For non-taster/DD tickets, the cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate; the event is for those 21 years of age and over only and it is a rain/shine event, tickets are non-refundable. No coolers, or strollers, picnic baskets or backpacks are allowed in the event.

Note: Half of the block between 4th and 5th Street on Virginia Avenue will be closed. There will be a one block detour.

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