Wine, Beer, Music & Food Festival kicks off fall season

On Saturday, Sept. 20, New Language Art will host their 3rd Annual Wine, Beer, Food and Art Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Sulphur Springs Resort, Union. Salt Sulphur Springs Historic District is a national historic district located at Salt Sulphur Springs (Monroe County. It is the area’s most significant collection of native limestone buildings and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

The Festival this year will benefit Scottie’s Place, Peterstown ( High atop Powell Mountain in Peterstown, Scottie’s Place is a US based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1999 providing programs that assist children affected by poverty and conflict. All programs are offered free of charge to all participants and funded by private, civic, corporate, foundation and church-based charitable donations. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful yet functional location for Scottie’s Place. The land itself embodies the spirit of the camp: Rolling Meadows, deep forests and mountain streams offer the perfect setting for camping retreats, exploration, rejuvenation and high-spirited fun.

We are adding a new addition to our Festival this year “The Children’s Corner” with Children Authors Brittany Cassity (Moncove Lake) and Joey Truxell, Waynesboro, VA. For this year’s brand new “Children’s Corner,” there will be two stations where children can explore their creativity with a variety of artistic materials. One table will contain dry medium. Colored pencils, crayons, and chalk pastels will be available for drawing. The second table will hold water-based paints (we encourage parents to bring paint shirts to help protect clothing). All of our young visitors will be encouraged to work with any and all of the options to create their masterpiece. The Children’s Corner is a place to embrace imagination and creativity. We are hoping that all of our guests will display their work at our 4 p.m. Children’s Art Exhibition, but don’t worry if you’re late; the display will be up and available for viewing all day (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Just don’t forget to pick up your beautiful new work of art before you go home.

In keeping with the supporting children’s theme for the Festival In The Hills, we’re adding another organization to our roster – Children’s Home Society of WV. CHS of WV is a private, nonprofit child welfare organization founded in 1896. The Society is a participatory organization consisting of employees, foster families, adoptive families, volunteers, Board members, Directors Emeriti, advisory council members, donors, benefactors, supporters and friends

Artist participations benefit surrounding county artists to include Monroe, Greenbrier, Summers and Mercer Counties; Giles, Floyd, Montgomery, Pulaski and Allegheny Counties in Virginia. It will be a fun packed event with local wines, beer, foods, music and the artists will have items on display and for sale. Also added to our list of exciting artists at the Festival is the inclusion of Custom Chainsaw Sculptor Josh Landry from North Anson Maine It’s new, different and exciting; each carving is a one of a kind piece of artwork. Josh will show three 45 minutes demonstrations throughout the event (times to be announced).

Throughout the day WV wineries and brewers will provide tastings and sale of BEER: Stuart’s Smokehouse Alderson; WINE: Vu Ja De Vineyards, Spencer, Watts Roost Lewisburg, Cox Family Winery Martinsburg and West-Whitehill Winery ( located in Hardy County.

Local eateries providing gourmet delights for sale: The Korner Kafe, Union; Vines & Grinds, 50 East White Sulphur Springs, Stuart’s Smokehouse Alderson, adding to the list will be Stella’s Restaurant Lewisburg\ and No Place Like Home, Lewisburg.

And threading through all the other enjoyable things to see and taste is the music: This year we are partnering with The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting and preserving the rich and lasting contributions West Virginians have made to all genres of music. The Hall of Fame’s mission is to recognize the many important musicians who have helped shape the rich spectrum of American music from country, classical and jazz to rock, R&B, gospel and traditional. The WVMHoF’s mission also includes establishing a permanent facility to house the Hall of Fame and an accompanying museum to exhibit and archive recordings and memorabilia. For more information about the WVMHoF’s events, exhibits and educational programs, visit: Music performed by The Carpenter Ants, Little Sparrow, R&D Duets (guitar, cello & vocal duet), Doc Greenberg’s Patient Jazz, The Boatmen and Julie Adams.

For questions or participation please contact: Festival in the Hills; phone 304-832-6268; cell 304-646-6020; email; website; Facebook


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