Wine and craft lovers will flood downtown Front Royal during the 33rd Virginia Wine and Craft Festival that will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Hosted by the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce, the festival will feature various craft and wine vendors from across the state, as well as live entertainment.

Nearly 20 wineries, including North Mountain Vineyard, Desert Rose Winery, and Hunt’s Vineyard, will take part in the festival and have tastings available. There will also be mead and ciders tastings from vendors including Cobbler Mountain Cider and Winchester Ciderworks.

Over 100 artists and crafters will fill the streets with their wares, including handmade jewelry, painted wine glasses, re-purposed furniture, pottery, and ceramics.

Musical entertainment will be held throughout the day at the gazebo located on Main Street and along Chester Street. Front Royal native Ryan Jewel will perform from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a,m., followed by Another Fine Mess from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Back To Zero from 2-5:30 p.m. Magician Adam Stone will also perform throughout the day.

Niki Foster, president of the Front Royal Chamber of Commerce, said that many shops and restaurants in downtown Front Royal will also be open for business during the festival.

“We look forward to seeing everyone there,” she said.

Festival admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate for those who wish to taste wine or buy bottles of wine. There is no general admission fee. Advance tickets can be purchased at the chamber, the Front Royal Visitor Center, or at www.wineandcraftfestival.com" target="_blank">www.wineandcraftfestival.com.

For more information, contact the chamber at 540-635-3185 or visit www.wineandcraftfestival.com.

– Contact Donald Lambert at dlambert@nvdaily.com