Food, wine, music. This simple combination is responsible for infusing so much fun into our lives, and this weekend the classic trio returns with two not-to-be-missed chances to eat, drink and dance your way through the weekend!
Food and Wine in Pville!
The main attraction this weekend is the award-winning Purcellville Food and Wine Festival, on from 2-8 p.m. Saturday. Almost a dozen local wineries, a handful of Loudoun breweries and several food vendors will set up shop at Fireman’s Field, playing host for the afternoon to an array of delights for the palate. Artisans with adorable (and useful) food- and wine-related crafts will also be available to separate you from your hard-earned cash, a feat that becomes easier with each glass of Cabernet. So as not to encourage boredom, organizers have set up an adults-only cornhole tournament—competition begins at 5 p.m. and teams may enter for $15. Those with little ones in tow will be relieved to know several children’s activities are also planned, including a dedicated play area, art demonstrations, face painting and more! There’s still time to get advance tickets at a discounted rate of $20 per person, or, admission is $30 per person at the gate. Those angels among us who offer their services as designated drivers may enter the festival for $5. Check out purcellvillewineandfood.com for details about parking, shuttle service, sponsor details and more.
Catch The Evening News
Sunday evening in downtown Leesburg, the Bluemont Concert Series hosts a true gem of a show, featuring a trio of fantastically talented musicians. Will lee (guitar and banjo), Danny Knicely (mandolin and guitar) and John Flower (bass) have fused their formidable forces to form The Evening News, a project designed to showcase musicianship to its best effect. These three have decades of performance experience between them, including in previous incarnations, like the much-lauded Magraw Gap band that flourished in this area in the mid-1990s. Audiences can expect a strikingly high level of proficiency and imagination during Sunday’s show, which is promised to include originals, some old favorites and intriguing instrumentals. The show begins at 7 p.m. on the county courthouse lawn. Admission is a requested donation of $5 for adults, $4 for Bluemont friends and seniors and $2 for children ages 12 and younger. Check out the remainder of the season at bluemont.org.