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For one weekend each year, attendees of the Fredericksburg Area Wine Fest gather to sip wine, sample various foods, browse craft vendor's wares, and listen to live music. The festival, held along the scenic banks of the Rappahannock River, celebrates seven of Virginia's best wineries, including Autumn Hill Vineyards and Hartwood Winery. Each year, three guest wineries join the cast, and altogether, the winemakers showcase more than 100 kinds of award-winning wines.
The many varietals perfectly complement the festival's food and entertainment. Attendees can drink and munch along the river bank while listening to one of the many music performances. Other activities cater to kids, including face painting, clown performances, and a train ride powered entirely by imagination.