The Greater Montross Partnership for Revitalization and the Westmoreland County Volunteer Fire Department in cooperation with the Town of Montross will host the First Annual Strawberry & Wine Festival in Montross on May 20.
The event is officially scheduled for 9 am to 3 pm, but there is much more fun planned in the evening from 5 until 10 pm at the WVFD building.
Joanna Balderson a member of the WVFD fund-raising committee said, “We are very excited to be putting on the very first strawberry and wine festival and hope it will be a huge success.”
This is the first event of this kind in Montross. Town Manager Patricia Lewis said, ““It’s going to be a very laid back relaxing day with food, wine, music and games for kids.”
The fun begins at 9 am with opening ceremonies on the courtyard of the original courthouse. The old Courthouse has been revitalized recently and is now a part of the towns network of museums. Be sure to check out the murals recently added in the old courthouse. At 10 the Mr. and Miss Tiny Tot Pageant will take place on the lawn of Carrot Cottage.
Mural Artist, Melanie Stimmell Van Latum, will be painting during the festival and a KidZone will be set up in the Courthouse Square with face painting and activities for kids.
Vendors, wineries, and music will be set up behind The Westmoreland County Museum. Music by Cameron Ashton, The Twins- Jon & Jay Brown (Neosweet and soulful sounds) , Aaron Saunders & Devon Basyes (guitar and singing) will play throughout the day.