Musical entertainment for the 2014 Yadkin Valley Wine Festival will begin with Blues DeVille taking the stage from noon to 2 p.m., followed by the Carolina Soul Band, who will play from 3 to 5 p.m. for the 13th annual festival.
Between the musical performances, there will be a grape stomp for the kids. It is “the real deal,” fun, and an excellent photo opportunity, said Myra Cook, president of the Yadkin Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, there will be a drawing held for five different cases of wine. Local wineries donated the wine, giving two bottles a piece.
Cook said both bands were chosen by popular demand, a love of beach music, and are known all over the nation. Both are from the state of North Carolina.
Blues DeVille will perform blues and classic rock and repertoire of variety sounds. Carolina Soul Band will perform Motown, soul and beach music favorites from legendary groups.
“We are real proud to have them and we will expect a lot of dancing,” said Cook.
Cook said people are driving in from as far away as Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky and West Virginia to attend Saturday’s event. Several came from out of town at last year’s festival also, said Cook.
Elkin and Jonesville hotels and motels will be running shuttles. The Fairfield Inn, The Elk Inn, Homecoming Bed and Breakfast in Elkin, Roses Motel in Jonesville, Hampton Inn, Best Western, Days Inn and Super 8 will be participating, said Cook.
Cook added that the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce likes the festival to be known as an event fun for the entire family. She said there will be plenty of good festival food such as Michelle’s Caribbean Cuisine serving hot wings, Crispin’s kettle corn, Sherrie’s Crab Maryland crab cakes, grilled shrimp, and cream of crab soup. Steak Boys will serve up hot dogs, hamburgers and subs. Lemonade also will be a popular beverage at the festival, said Cook. The food prices are good and reasonable, she added.
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