North Carolina’s vibrant wine scene will be showcased May 4 at the fourth annual Budbreak Wine Festival.
This spring event celebrates the breaking of buds on vines across the state by bringing together 17 wineries for a street festival in downtown Mount Airy.
Festival hours run from noon to 6 p.m. In addition to visiting with wineries and sampling their wines, attendees can view the works of local artisans and tempt their taste buds at the festival food tent provided by 13 Bones, a popular local restaurant.
Live music is available throughout the festival and will take place in a spacious tent on Main Street.
The lineup of artists includes: Jerry Chapman of Mount Airy, Doug Davis of Winston-Salem, and Mediocre Bad Guys of Mount Airy.
Headlining the music lineup is: Eric and the Chill Tones of Greensboro, with lead singer Eric Chilton serving as the official 2013 festival emcee. Chilton is better known as the weather guru on WFMY in Greensboro.
Additionally, downtown businesses will hold sidewalk sales and Main Street restaurants will be open during and after the festival for opportunities to sit down and eat.
Participating wineries are: Duplin Winery, Elkin Creek, Fiddlers Vineyard, Ginger Creek, Grassy Creek, Herrera Vineyards, Native Vines, Old North State, Round Peak, Slightly Askew, Southern Charm, Stonefield Cellars, Stony Knoll, Stony Mountain, Surry Cellars, Thistle Meadow, and Vineyards on the Scuppernong.
Tickets for the festival, sponsored by the Mount Airy Rotary, are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Also available are $5 tickets which do not include wine tastings.
Tickets and further details are available online at: budbreakfestival.com.