Arts and Crafts enthusiasts, wine lovers and those interested in West Virginia and Appalachian culture are invited to attend the Mountain Heritage & Wine Festival at Stonewall Resort on June 11, resort officials announced.
Samantha Norris, Stonewall State Park Foundation board member and community outreach director for Stonewall Resort, said, “If you love arts and crafts, enjoy live music or are interested in experiencing local wines, Stonewall Resort is the place to be on Saturday, June 11.”
The Mountain Heritage & Wine Festival will be held outside near the Roanoke Activity Plaza at Stonewall Resort State Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can leisurely shop the products of more than 30 West Virginia arts and crafts vendors throughout the afternoon and early evening featuring artisanal products such as woodworking, jewelry, glass, home décor, clothing, and more.
In addition, visitors will also be able to sample local wines and enjoy picnic-style food, including Lambert’s Wood-fired Pizza, Jaw’s Barbecue, and fresh squeezed lemonade. Guests will be entertained throughout the day with live music from DJ Dick Harrison, Joseph Hott & the Short Mountain Boys, and the Bradley Shaw Band. Additionally, a reenactor playing the part of General Stonewall Jackson will provide educational demonstrations throughout the day.
Six West Virginia wineries will be on-site offering their best wines for sampling in a specially designated and controlled wine garden area. Participating wineries include: Lambert’s Vintage Wines, Batton Hollow Winery, Heston Farm Winery, West Whitehill Winery, Cascarelli’s Old Country Wine, and WineTree Vineyards. There is a $10 entry fee to the wine garden for adults 21 and older, which entitles guests to wine sampling, a souvenir wine glass and corkscrew.
Norris said other activities will include a kid’s bounce house, face painting by the Starving Artist, mini-golf, arcade games, and a climbing wall.
The Festival is being hosted by Stonewall Resort and Lambert’s Vintage Wine with support from the Stonewall State Park Foundation and Frontier Communications.
While not a part of the event, the resort offers canoes, paddleboards and kayaks for rent, which offer a great way to explore the lake or to do some fishing. Also, the Palmer Signature Golf Course, ranked as one of the best golf courses in the country, has tee times available; however, guests should call in advance to make reservations.
There is a $5 per car fee to enter the State Park property on Saturday, June 11. For additional information or reservations, contact Stonewall Resort at (304) 269-7400 or visit the website at www.StonewallResort.com.
“Come experience the best of Appalachian arts, crafts and wine at the Mountain Heritage & Wine Festival on June 11h at Stonewall Resort,” Norris concluded.