Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate – Debbie Shelton

SML Preps for Wine Festival

As we revel in the final stretch of the summer season, residents and guests of Smith Mountain Lake shift their focus to the area’s most anticipated event, the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd thru Sunday, September 24th and will feature 29 Virginia wineries and 85 food and craft vendors. This year’s entertainment will be provided by Barefoot West and Fuzzy Logic on Saturday and Hip Pocket Band on Sunday.

The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival will be held at Crazy Horse Marina in Moneta. This will be the second year at this location, which allowed the event to be held by the water. This year also marks the return of the SML Beer Garden, featuring local favorites from Chaos Mountain and Sunken City.

Advance tickets can be purchased at or at sponsor locations, including Kroger, the Bedford Visitor Center, The SML Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Franklin County Chamber Branch in Rocky Mount. Advance tickets are $25 for tasters and $15 for non-tasters.

For more information on the SML Wine Festival, include vendor applications and directions, go to

Debbie Shelton Sponsors SML Charity Home Tour

Debbie Shelton will be serving as a Silver Sponsor for the 2017 SML Charity Home Tour, a locally based fundraising initiative that supports charities in and around Smith Mountain Lake and Roanoke.

In its 27th year of operation, the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour showcases eight breathtaking homes known for their popular points-of-interest, including architecture, landscaping, and interior décor. Ticket holders have the opportunity to tour each home and ask questions to the homeowners on-site. All homes are accessible via car or boat.

This year’s event takes place on Columbus Day weekend, Friday, October 6th thru Sunday, October 8th. Tickets can be purchased at, or at area businesses listed on the website.

Beer Festival Celebrates 20th Year in Roanoke

Microfestivus, a beer festival showcasing local, regional, and national breweries, is scheduled for Saturday, August 12th, 2017. This year marks the event’s 20th anniversary.

Located in West Downtown Roanoke, Microfestivus features upwards of 180 micro and craft brewed beers to sample from a host of vendors, making the event one of the largest beer festivals on the East Coast. Guests may also purchase enhanced VIP tickets, which allows them entrance into two air-conditioned VIP areas with private bathrooms, specialty limited-release beers, food, early access to the festival, and more.

To purchase tickets, visit

Microfestivus is the signature fundraiser for The Square Society, a non-profit organization that supports Roanoke’s Center in the Square. For more information on The Square Society, please visit