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Posted June 7, 2012 | Leave a comment
Herb Fest, tractor show, free movies headline upcoming week
By Josette Keelor -- firstname.lastname@example.org
The fourth Virginia Herb Fest will bloom in Warren County this weekend, the Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club will hold its 23rd Annual Show in Woodstock, and, rounding out the week on Thursday, the 2012 Movies on the Mall will raise its curtain at the Frederick County Courthouse in Winchester.
Attracting visitors from all around Virginia and from four other states, Virginia Herb Fest has been growing bigger with each year, according to its founder, Billie Clifton, who owns Sunflower Cottage in Reliance.
The three big events will be a presentation by the Hillbilly Day Lily Farm and a workshop on outdoor entertaining by The Miller House, both on Saturday; and Clifton's The Magic of the Still on Sunday, which will teach viewers how to distill essential oils.
Repeat programs include cooking demos by One Block West's Ed Matthews and by Smoky Creek Trading Post's Steve Unger.
"Ed is always a favorite, One Block West, always," Clifton said. "Everything just stops."
"And we have some fantastic new vendors and some repeat vendors from past years," she said.
A $5 admission fee allows visitors for both days, and children ages 12 and under get in free.
Nature's Common Sense, Hints for Health and God's Scent will have booths beside vendors of plants, food, herbal remedies, gardening supplies, nature photography and products from live animals.
"What I insist upon is that they are making the product that they bring to use," Clifton said.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and High Tea, which includes soup, finger sandwiches, baked scones, canapes and a fruit or pasta salad, will be served throughout the day.
"We're filling up fast," Clifton warned, suggesting making a reservation for tea. The cost is $20 per person, or $15 with a reservation.
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