Apple Blossom Festival

A beautiful apple blossom.
Photo provided by Creative Commons.

A beautiful apple blossom. Photo provided by Creative Commons.

With the warmer weather and blooming flowers, there’s nowhere better to celebrate the season than Winchester’s annual Apple Blossom Festival! This year’s festive theme is “Bloomin’ Good Times!” The festival ran from April 22 through May 1. 

It’s the 95th year since the advent of this blossoming festival, and Winchester just wouldn’t be the same without the 40+ activities welcoming the spring season back to Northern Virginia.

The focus of the festival this year was celebrating the coming together of the community after a long break, along with the arrival of spring. The festivities included parades, an appearance from Queen Shenandoah XCV Mia Dorsett, celebrities, carnival games and food, and marching bands; all focused around the message of Bloomin’ Good Times.