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Daylilies bloom across from the festival site.

It’s time for the 2012 Daylily Festival at Viette’s!

This is always such an exciting time of the year at the nursery and this year’s festival promises to be even better than ever.

Tasting wine from Peaks of Otter Winery

Tasting wine from Peaks of Otter Winery

In its 16th year, the Daylily and Wine Festival has a new partner and a new name! The Viettes have partnered with The Virginia Farm Bureau and Lewis Media Partners to present The Daylily Food and Wine Festival. This wonderful two day event held Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd on the beautiful grounds of the Andre Viette Farm & Nursery has become one of the largest and most popular summer festivals in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. There are all kinds of wonderful activities going on at the festival from wine tasting and great food to gardening seminars, crafts, and beautiful music. Visit the Daylily Food and Wine Festival website for details.

Daylily Aunt Emma

The Viettes consider daylilies to be the “Perfect Perennial”

The Viettes are excited to be working with Virginia Farm Bureau to continue this unique festival that so many have enjoyed over the last 15 years. This year’s 16th annual event will provide something for everyone, including increasing our awareness of how horticulture and agriculture enhance our daily lives. In keeping with this expanded focus on agriculture, this year’s Daylily Food & Wine Festival will benefit The Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. We are excited about this program and Andre has been very involved as a member of the board of directors for several years. The mission of Agriculture in the Classroom is to educate Virginia’s children about the importance of agriculture.
AITC helps teachers integrate the study of Virginia agriculture and natural resources into their curriculum. Great stuff for our kids!

Miniature landscapes

Learn to create miniature landscapes

This year, the Virginia Farm Bureau has helped to heighten the event offerings by enhancing the Virginia foods, wines, and gardening education available at the festival. We have several unique seminars lined up for the weekend from growing hops to growing grapes to growing daylilies. There’s even a seminar on gardening for chickens and one on creating miniature landscapes!

Very interesting topics this year!

Lots of things to see and do at the festival.

Lots of things to see and do at the festival.

An exciting new addition to the festival is an extensive farmer’s market where local farmers will offer fresh, locally grown foods for attendees to purchase and take home. We’ve always wanted to expand on the agricultural/Virginia foods aspect of the festival and this year with the help of the Virginia Farm Bureau we’ve been able to do just that – and this is just the beginning. We hope to expand on this in the future and make the Daylily Food & Wine Festival even better and more exciting.

So if you’re in the area this coming weekend come out and enjoy our Daylily Food and Wine Festival. Better yet, plan to make a weekend of it! Visit the official Daylily Food and Wine Festival website for information and to purchase discounted advanced tickets that you can print out on your own printer and bring with you! Easy …

Oh and the weather? It’s supposed to be in the upper 70’s to low 80’s and sunny – glorious! Don’t forget your sunscreen!

I’ll be here – I hope to see you!

Until next time – Happy Gardening!

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