Sports Dogs Podcast: A Chat With Archie Manning

In this week’s SDPC, Ryan Rutherford (aka, The Duke) caught up with NFL great Archie Manning (and the father of 2 famous football sons) at this year’s Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Archie talks about his annual passing camp, the state of youth football, and has some nice things to say about The Bloom!

Apple Blossom road and government closures

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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is underway!

The celebration will affect numerous roads in the Old Town Winchester area and many area government offices will close to observe the local holiday.

Winchester City and Frederick County Government offices will close on Friday along with the Joint Judicial Center.

The Town of Berryville will close their offices at noon on Friday.

Road closures will be prevalent in the Old Town area on Friday and Saturday.

The Midway will close portions of Piccadilly and Loudoun Street.

The running events like the Bloomin Mile and Apple Blossom 10K will result in closures along the parade route and near Handley High School.

Sections of Handley Blvd, Valley Ave, and Jefferson Street will close Friday night for the Firework display.

An interactive road closure map is available here.

WinReady transit will continue to operate but will have limited access downtown due to the closures.

The Laurel Ridge fixed routes will not run on May 3rd or 4th.

The festival would also like to remind patrons that pets are not allowed at ticketed events or on the Walking Mall for the duration of the celebration.

The official City of Winchester Apple Blossom planning page is found here.  

A link to the the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival including tickets here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Bloomin’ With Barry: Real Men Wear Pink

The 97th Bloom is in full swing this week, and we’re “Bloomin'” with longtime radio icon Barry Lee. Our topic this morning (Wed 5-1) is “Real Men Wear Pink” as we take a look at Apple Blossom fashion…brought to you by Winchester Printers and Perry Engineering.

Bloomin’ With Barry: Fun With Numbers

For the third consecutive year, we join up with longtime area radio personality and this year’s Apple Blossom Festival Honorary Grand Marshal, Barry Lee, for our “Bloomin’ With Barry” segments. In Monday’s edition, Randy and Barry have some “Fun With Numbers,” brought to you by Winchester Printers and Perry Engineering…

News Maker Sharen Gromling on SABF changes and more

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (SABF) is in high gear this week through May 5.

We spoke to SABF President Sharen Gromling about her last year as president of the festival in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Sharen reflects on all the changes she has seen in the festival over 44 years she has been involved.

She is proud of the fact that she joins the league of all the Festival Presidents that have come before her.

Sharen also tells us who is in line to become the next president for the next and some of her favorite things about the bloom.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Apple Blossom Festival continues today in Winchester

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival continues today with events throughout the Winchester area.

Coventry Group Community Management sponsored Breakfast with Miss Apple Blossom this morning at West Oaks Farm Market on Cedar Creek Grade.

The United Bank Bloomin’ Wine Fest runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Old Town Winchester, alongside the free Xfinity Artisan and Crafter Show.

In addition, the Stonebrook Club is hosting a tennis tournament, which starts at 8 a.m. and runs all day. Meanwhile, the WVU Medicine men’s and women’s doubles Pickleball Tournament gets started at 9 a.m. and also continues all day.

The Bright Box Theater is hosting McDonald’s Esports Free Play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Apple Blossom Carnival is open from noon to 11 p.m. at Ward Plaza

News Maker Sharen Gromling on the beginning of the Bloom

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival President Sharen Gromling joins Scott Bradley to discuss the festival which kicked off over the weekend.

They discuss some of the upcoming events and the festival’s efforts on highlighting our local celebrities.

To listen to Sharen’s News Maker, click here.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Sharen Gromling on the beginning of the Bloom

Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival President Sharen Gromling joins Scott Bradley to discuss the festival which kicked off over the weekend.

They discuss some of the upcoming events and the festival’s efforts on highlighting our local celebrities.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

Budweiser Clydesdales return for Apple Blossom

The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival announced that the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to appear in the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday May, 4th.

The Clydesdales will also be available for a meet and greet at the Virginia Eagle Distributing warehouse on Wednesday, May 1st from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Horses chosen as Budweiser Clydesdales must be at least three years old, over six feet tall at the shoulder and weigh an average of over 2,000 pounds.

The temperament is very important for these gentle giants as they meet millions of people each year at hundreds of events across the country.

A single Clydesdale will consume as much as 25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay, and 30 gallons of water per day.

Each group also travels with a Dalmatian which were originally bred to protect the horses and wagons on deliveries.

To view the festival’s announcement, click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.