Shenandoah Valley TasteFest 2016

Visit the MSV for FREE and celebrate Valley agriculture!

Celebrate the Valley’s agricultural heritage and enjoy FREE admission and activities at the MSV! Taste lavender shortbread cookies, freshly made cheese, apple cider donuts, locally grown fruits and vegetables, edible flowers, and more. Enjoy cooking demonstrations by professional chefs, a guided garden walk, kitchen-focused gallery tours, a display of antique tractors, and kids activities, live music, and vendors selling delicious treats under a shaded tent. See the press release here.

Free. Food will also be available for purchase from Jack Knuckle Gourmet Food Truck; event is rain/shine. Admission and activities are free to all thanks to TasteFest sponsor Trilogy at Lake Frederick featuring Region’s 117.


Schedule of Events

The MSV is open 10 a.m.4 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Family Activities (for all age groups)
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Veggie Paintings family activity. Location: Carriage House
11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Veggie Garden Games & Garlic Hunt 
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Antique Tractor Display & Barrel Rides coordinated by the Massanutten Antique Tractor & Gasoline Engine Club (in front of the Museum building)

Garden Walk
10:30 a.m. See what’s in Bloom in the gardens with Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Music by Southern Brand: Red Henry, Mary Beth Schuweiler, Rob Schuweiler, Marshall Wilborn
1-3 p.m. Bluegrass music by  Joe and Sam Herrmann and Friends: Joe Herrmann , Sam Herrmann, David McLaughlin, Marshall Wilborn

Gallery Tours of Kitchens
10 a.m & 2 p.m.
Featuring Shenandoah Valley Kitchens & Foodways. Learn about the traditions, culinary practices, and foodways that encompassed the kitchens of the Shenandoah Valley during the 1830’s and 1930’s.

Cooking Demos, Talks and Tours
10 a.m. 
Cooking Demo: Blair Dolinar, Co-owner of Nibblins
     On the menu with Blair Dolinar:

     * Peanut soup

11 a.m. Cooking Demo: Chef Ed Matthews, One Block West in Old Town Winchester
     On the menu with Chef Ed Matthews:

     * Summer Vegetable Ceviche
     * Pan-Roasted Fish with Mediterranean
            Chopped Salad
     * Cantaloupe Carpaccio

1 p.m. Cooking talk: How to Enjoy Edible Flowers with The Bouquet Banquet
2 p.m. Gallery Tours of Kitchens: Shenandoah Valley Kitchens & Foodways: Learn about the traditions, culinary practices, and foodways that encompassed the kitchens of the Shenandoah Valley during the 1830’s and 1930’s.

The MSV welcomes the following participating vendors to the TasteFest:

Nibblins – Homemade Fudge

Falling Bark Farm – Hickory Syrups

Main Street Farm Stead – Farm Stead Cheese

J & W Farm – Apple Cider Mustard, Syrup, Cake

Shawnee Canning Co. – Apple Butter, Peach Butter & Salsa

Flavor Pourfection – Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar

Shenandoah & Potomac Iris Society (no tastes) – Irises

Loudoun Valley Herbs – Lavender Scones & Tea Bread

Pampered Chef (no tastes) – Kitchen Tools

Blooming Hill Lavender Farm – Lavender Ice Cream (for sale)

Taste of Blue Ridge (no tastes) – Spin the wheel & win prizes

Young Living – Essential Oil infused Water

Cider Works – Hard Cider Tastings (for sale)

Richard’s Fruit Market – Fresh Produce

Willow Grove Farms CSA –Fresh Produce

Holy Cross Abbey- Creamed Honey and Fruitcake

Sat, Aug 27 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


MSV Members: Free

All Others: Free