SML Wine Festival view overhead

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This year’s SML Wine Festival will be held Sept. 28 and 29 at Crazy Horse Marina.


Discounted tickets for the 31st annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival are on sale now.

Tickets are $26 in advance for tasters and $16 for non-tasters. They may be used either day of the festival, which will be Sept. 28 and 29 at Crazy Horse Marina in Scruggs.

In addition to 30 Virginia wineries, there will be 80 craft and food vendors, as well as a limited number of craft breweries and distilleries.

On Saturday, local musicians Tate Tuck and Friends will perform, followed by Weird Science playing favorites from the 1980s. Sunday will feature the winner of this year’s Lyrics on the Lake competition opening for Mended Fences.

Reservations also are available for private “shade chalets” or the VIP lounge.

Tickets can be purchased at

Wine festival taster and non-taster tickets can be purchased at:

n Smith Mountain Lake Visitors Center at Bridgewater Plaza

n Bedford Visitors Center

nKroger 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 are available on the chamber website.

For more information, visit the website or contact Laura Moritz at 721-1203 or

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