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Saturday, April 20, in downtown Reidsville, Market Square will be “hopping”, with an all new festival. “Shine, Chardonnay & Hops on the Square” is a group effort being led by the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce. According to Diane Sawyer, Reidsville Chamber President, “We had been talking about this idea for a couple of years. After meeting with the City of Reidsville Marketing Department and the Reidsville Downtown Corporation, we decided to move forward and bring this great idea to fruition. In the past Market Square hosted ‘Arts on the Square,’ which was a similar concept but on a much smaller scale. This event is designed to showcase wineries, craft beer makers, distillers and artisans. Of course when we were looking at what could be offered, we looked inside our own community. Rockingham County is home to wineries, beer manufacturer MillerCoors and Piedmont Distillers, Cat Daddy Moonshine. Also, Rockingham Community College is kicking off a new Craft Beer Course, which is being taught by MillerCoors, so we thought this was the perfect time to establish this event. The business community has embraced the festival by providing sponsorships. Our three Presenting Sponsors are Reidsville Florist & Gifts, LLC, who has not only given dollars but has also really assisted in recruiting the wineries, Cone Health/Annie Penn Hospital and MillerCoors. Other sponsors include Rockingham County Tourism Development Authority, who supplied grant funds, Piedmont Natural Gas, Amcor, Reidsville Community Bank, Chateau Morrisette and Piedmont Distillers, to name a few.”
The festival will also include upscale artisans and food vendors. Performing party music on stage will be The Pizazz Band and beach music sensations, The Impacts. This event does require a ticket. Tickets are limited and on sale now. They can be purchased at The City of Reidsville, The Reidsville Chamber of Commerce or Reidsville Florist & Gifts, LLC. You can also purchase tickets online through www.ticketweb.com. The price is $20 in advance and entitles you to a commemorative wine glass for sampling. Wine and Beer by the glass will also be on sale. Bottles of wine may be purchased but cannot be consumed at the event. All individuals sampling alcohol must be 21 years of age and provide an ID. Tickets at the gate are $25.
For more information, visit www.shinetochardonnay.com. The event is festival seating so please bring your chairs. No coolers or pets are allowed. For more information, call 336-349-8481.