It’s that time of the year.. the leaves are beginning to drop, the mornings are getting cooler..and Stratford’s seventh annual Wine (and Oyster) Festival is right around the corner!
The festival will be held here at Stratford Hall on the Oval in front of the Great House. This is the first year Stratford will offer oysters as part of the festival. We are pleased to say that we have a total of seven oyster growers participating, one of which was recently on The Today Show! Click on this link to learn more: http://www.today.com/video/today/52392978#523929788 . Champion Oyster Shucker, Deborah Pratt, will also be doing demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday. 13 different vineyards from all over Virginia will be spotlighted so check them out here: http://www.stratfordhall.org/event/stratford-hall-wine-and-oyster-festival/.
Aside from the wine and oysters, this year’s festival will feature a chocolate maker from Colonial Williamsburg, Beekeepers from the Northern Neck, and Northern Neck Mastergardeners in addition to over 50 vendors. This is our biggest event of the year, so be sure not to miss it. Also check back in to our Facebook page tomorrow for a chance to win free taster tickets!
-Jim Schepmoes, Director of Marketing