This area offers so many great festivals during the spring and summer. One that I really enjoy is the Vinton Wine and Food Festival, which is celebrating its 4th year this May. The event runs from 1:00pm-6:00pm on the front lawn of The Vinton War Memorial. Warm weather, wine, a beer garden, and friends!
I am posting this event so early because Daily Deals on Roanoke.com is offer 50% off your admission price for the next 3 days. The $20 ticket is only $10 until Monday night at 11:59pm. Check it out at: http://roanoke.upickem7.net/engine/SplashDetails.aspx?LID=2726&contestid=65284&productid=11358147&p=9
Opening--Texas Twister-classic rock
Also--Lenny Marcus-New Orleans style jazz
Headliner--Fat Daddy Band-smooth, funky blues
Participating Wineries: Peaks of Otter Winery, West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery, White Rock Vineyard & Winery, The Homeplace Vineyard, Sans Soucy Vineyards, Foggy Ridge Cider, Rural Retreat Winery & Vineyards, Brooks Mill Winery, Attimo Winery, Preston Ridge Winery, Webster C. Hall Vineyards
Wine Tasters: $20.00 per ticket day of event - includes complimentary festival wine glass and tastings from the vineyards and wineries
Non-Wine Tasters: $10.00 per ticket day of event - includes entrance into the festival Other Rules: Attendees must be 21 or older. No pets allowed. No outside alcohol or food. No coolers. http://www.vintonwinefestival.com/index.htm