Let the fun begin

Kevin King, left, of Alexandria, and Samantha Givans, right, of Arlington, taste wine outside of the old Frederick County Courthouse on the Loudoun Street Mall during the United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest that started Friday afternoon. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the day to kick off the start of the 88th Apple Blossom Festival, which runs through next weekend. Rich Cooley/Daily
Carl Smith serves Jodi Washington, of Stephens City, a sample of wine from Byrd Cellars in Goochland during the United Bank Bloomin Wine Fest Friday afternoon on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester. The Wine Fest continues today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rich Cooley/Daily