Discounted tickets on sale for SML Wine Festival

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SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va. (WFXR) – Discounted tickets for the 31st Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival are now on sale online and at select retail locations.

The festival will take place Sept. 28 and 29 on property next to Crazy Horse Marina in Franklin County. 

Tickets are $26 in advance for tasters and $16 for non-tasters. They may be used either Saturday or Sunday.

30 Virginia wineries will be at the event. Attendees can also shop the booths of more than 80 artisans, and try food from a variety of vendors. A limited number of craft breweries and distilleries are also expected to take part. There will be live music for both festival dates.

A limited number of VIP Lounge tickets ($126 each) also are on sale. Good for one day, the tickets include admission to the festival, as well as a private, shaded pavilion area with comfortable seating, fine catered dining, wine and beer, and access to deluxe restroom facilities.

All tickets may be purchased online at Basic taster and non-taster tickets may be purchased in person at the following locations:

  • Smith Mountain Lake Visitors Center at Bridgewater Plaza
  • Bedford Visitors Center
  • Kroger in Rocky Mount, Bonsack, Brambleton, Cave Spring, Botetourt, Tanglewood, Forest, Timberlake, Towers, Vinton, Westlake and Salem

Sponsorship applications, as well as applications for wineries, food vendors and craft vendors, may be downloaded at

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