Head to the Horse & Hound Wine Festival
featuring some of Virginia’s Finest Wineries, in Bedford VA
Spend a Saturday afternoon on the grounds of Johnson’s Orchards located in scenic Bedford, VA for the 14th Annual Horse & Hound Wine Festival on July 14, 2018. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event. 11am-6pm.
Home Place a fourth generation vineyard; Lake Anna Winery; and Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchard a sixth generation family farm. Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery one of the oldest and largest wineries in the Commonwealth; Ramulose Ridge Vineyards; Rebec Vineyards who boast as many as eighteen selections at times; and Tomahawk Mill Winery a former grist mill now a vineyard, round out the winemakers.
Now for the Horse & Hound activity – there will be a beautiful parade of horses, agility dogs and lure coursing. Want more fun? Enjoy the muskrat and stick horse races, too.
Big Boss Man Band
Bring your dancing shoes. Live music will be from The Big Boss Man Band. Who are they and what do they play? Big Boss Man is “funk, soul, and rock & roll”. They specialize in classic rock sounds, with lots of danceable party music to get people up on their feet and having fun with a huge variety of music.
In addition to wine tastings, horse and hound events, there will be numerous arts and crafts venders.
Food at the Horse and Hound Wine Festival
With all this fun, you are sure to work up a big appetite! There will be plenty of good eats to choose from – Fresh N.C. Style Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches, Crab Cakes, Crab Wrap, Grilled Shrimp, Chesapeake Fries, Hamburgers, chili dogs. Then there’s the chicken strip basket, Italian Sausage, Cheese Steak Subs, Chili cheese fries, corn dogs, French fries, homemade potato chips, Sourdough pizza; tacos, burritos, and taco salads. Don’t dare forget about funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade, strawberry lemonade, sodas, water, sweet tea and then there’s Homestead Creamery – some of the best ice cream on the west side of VA.
Ticket fees at the gate are $20 for Tasters, $15 for General Admission and $5.00 Dogs
Proceeds Benefit –
Part of the proceeds will go to the following non-profits:
Commonwealth Search & Rescue – a non-profit volunteer search and rescue group dedicated to providing assistance to lost or injured persons in the out-of-doors.
All-American Mutt Rescue – a home-based animal rescue organization who rescues animals in need of new homes and loving families. Each rescue is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations.
Brook Hill Farm Horse Rehab – a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization provides rehabilitative focused services and safe haven for unwanted horses, as well as a therapeutic riding program for personal growth and equine education for area youth and adults.
Does The Horse & Hound Wine Festival sound like a lot of fun? Why not make it a weekend trip and stay with us? We have a few complimentary tickets. Request yours when making your reservation. Traveling to Johnson’s Orchards from Fox Hill B&B is only a 50-mile ride, some of which is through the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Bring back a bottle of wine, enjoy it under the stars on our patio deck, and reminisce about the day’s events.