Avoca Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival Set for Saturday

This year marks twenty for Avoca Museum’s Annual Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival. The festival is Saturday, September 28, 2019 on the grounds of Avoca from noon to 6 pm, with a rain date of October 5. The Annual Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival is second only to Uncle Billy’s Day in popularity, making it  Altavista’s second largest social event. 

The event will feature six, local wineries: Rebec Winery, Hunt’s Vineyard, Bright Meadow Farms, Tomahawk Mill Vineyard and Winery, The Homeplace Vineyard, and Sans Soucy Vineyards. “Proceeds will support and preserve our cultural and historical treasures here at Avoca,” said Executive Director of Avoca Museum Michael Hudson. The wine-tasting and a keepsake glass are included in the ticket price, and participants may buy bottles of wine from the wineries featured. 

Food will be available for purchase, as will domestic beer. The beer tent is sponsored by the Staunton Women’s River Club. “Volunteers who are amazing bakers” will be providing the annual bake sale, noted Avoca’s Events/Volunteer Coordinator Seisha S. Cunningham. There will also be food trucks and other food vendors. Carnival sweet treats, such as funnel cakes, will be offered, and there will be Hibachi style Japanese food. Carter’s Store will be selling wagyu beef hamburgers, chicken salad sandwiches, and other favorites. “Wagyu beef originates in Japan, and it makes for an excellent hamburger,” said Hudson.

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