Just a reminder, if you are looking for a delightful early autumn day trip or overnight destination, then the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is the perfect event for aficionados of wine as well as fans of outdoor concerts and craft festivals. The 24th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival will be held September 29th and 30th, 2012. 27 Wineries are participating as well as 85 craft and food vendors. The wide array of Virginia wines is sure to offer flavors and styles to please every wine lover’s palette!

This year’s festival will be held at Southwest Virginia’s Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta on Route 122 across from the Lakewatch Plantation, 27 wineries will participate with 85 juried craft and food vendors.

The two-day festival will be held rain or shine. Tickets are available for tasters and non-tasters and can be purchased in advance. Taster tickets are $18 and designated driver admission is $12. These special discount prices remain in effect until September 28, 2012. Prices at the gate are $22 for taster and $15 for designated driver. Parking is free. For more information visit www.smlwinefestival.com or call the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce at 540.721.1203.