Springtime in the Shenandoah Valley is a gorgeous time of year. The buds have begun to emerge and open on the trees and tiny green plants shoot out of the ground as the earth awakens from its winter slumber. In the area around The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, spring begins to bring the warmer weather of summer as well as plenty of sunshine. It also brings a favorite event to town: the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Plan ahead for this fantastic festival; it happens once a year at the end of April through early May!
If you’re planning a trip to the Shenandoah Valley, our complimentary Vacation Guide will be a huge help. We know vacation planning can be difficult, so we’ve chosen our favorite things to do in the area to help! Save precious hours of time researching when you use our free guide to find:
- Attractions you won’t want to miss like the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
- Outdoor activities for all skill levels
- Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
- The best restaurants in the area
History of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has been a popular event in the Shenandoah Valley for almost 100 years. The first festival was held during May in 1924. It was just one day but now has expanded to 10 days full of fun events. As the festival began to decline in popularity, the celebrity aspect was added with visitors like President Lyndon B. Johnson and famous sports players. It is a tradition for an annual cleanup to be held before the festival: the population of Winchester is less than 30,000, but it is estimated that almost 300,000 people visit for this event. The town joins together to put up the pink and white decorations as they prepare for this famous festival!
What You’ll Find at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
With 10 days full of events, it’s hard to decide which to attend during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival! Every year, events stay mostly the same to keep up with tradition. Favorites include the Apple Blossom Carnival, Old Town Bloomin’ Wine Festival, dances, the Apple Blossom Festival Parade, parties, and more. If you are interested in specific times and events, check their upcoming event schedule.
Book Your Accommodations ASAP!
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival brings hundreds of thousands of people to Winchester every year, so make sure you book your accommodations as soon as possible since they are likely to fill up!
Where Should I Stay?
If you’re looking for a place to stay during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, look no further than The Inn at Vaucluse Spring! Our gorgeous resort in less than a half hour away from Winchester, making it the perfect place to stay during this event. You’ll love our calming spring and breathtaking gardens you can stroll through between festival events. Choose from both cozy rooms in the Manor House and private cabins to create your perfect stay. We have everything you need for a Virginia getaway, and you’ll even get a delicious homemade breakfast each morning of your stay. What are you waiting for? Book your stay today!