Two days worth of food, art and wine celebrations are in store for the Reston Great Grapes Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29 at the Reston Town Center (11900 Market St., Reston, Va.).
You'll need to bring a lawn chair and blanket to rest from the massive selections of wine that will be unleashed at this festival. Choose your samples from more than 200 wines, visit with reps from 20+ Virginia wineries on site, and take part in the hands-on cooking demos taught by culinary experts such as Chef Bo Palker of Vinifera Restaurant and celebrity chef Maria Liberati.
This wine extravaganza is casual and family-friendly, complete with a kids' activity area. (Kids younger than 12 are free). Catch live music from the Kelly Bell and Jack Diamond bands. Artwork will be on display and for sale by Christopher Mize, a Virginia native who specializes in wine art.
The event runs noon to 6 p.m. both days. Ticket prices include a souvenir glass, T-shirt, unlimited samples and all cooking demos. Two-day passes are $37 (advance only). One-day passes are $25 on-site, or $20 in advance online.