I was driving to work when I heard a brief mention of a festival in West Virginia. Since our wine club has its girls weekend there I have a special love for the state. It has been a long time since I have been to a Festival of any kind. When I mentioned it to my husband he was all in. So off to Shepherdstown, W Va we went for the Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival.
The day turned out to be perfect. The temperature was in the 70’s with a breeze. The sun would come out every once and awhile just enough to warm things up. Posted on the gate where people paid to get in there was a sign that said:
No Pets allowed, No alcohol permitted, No firearms or weapons.
Sad that this has to be stated but consider the times. Or maybe this has been the rules at West Virginia Festivals forever and a day. I will have to check with West Virginia Mountain Mama.
Anyway we paid our admission and went in. As we entered there was a band playing called Patent Pending. They were good, doing a blend of country and bluegrass. While I am not a big country listener I really enjoyed their music. Up the hill were all the crafters and it was hard to resist their wares. In fact, we picked up a number of things.
There were also several wineries handing out samples of there wine. I found a blended red that was very good called stoplight.
The wine is full bodied, dry with a definite spiciness about it.
Near the artisans we saw this long line and went to check it out. It was the BBQ food truck and talking to people waiting on line the food was suppose to be great. My husband stood on line for an hour to get a pulled pork sandwich. Let me just say this, there is no denying that the pulled pork sandwich was delicious. But I personally do not think it was worth an hour wait. I guess I am not a big enough fan of BBQ.
Overall we had a great time and look forward to attending next year.