The area’s most sought after event is fast approaching, and deep discounts on tickets are now available for purchase.

The 31st Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th (11a-6p) and Sunday, September 29th (11a-5p) at Crazy Horse Campground. Both days will feature close to 30 Virginia wineries as well as live music, art and craft booths, and food vendors.

This year’s event will also feature the SML Brew Pub, a designated football viewing area complete with LED screens and beer available for purchase.

Advance Ticket Pricing

There are two types of tickets available for purchase for the SML Wine Festival: Taster and Non-Taster. Taster tickets allow you to sample and purchase wine from each vendor, whereas non-taster ticket holders are only allowed to purchase non-alcoholic beverages.

From July-September 27th, taster tickets are on sale for $26. At-the-gate pricing for these tickets jumps up to $36. There is no advance ticket discount for non-taster tickets, which are available for $16.

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Groups and VIP Areas

For those interested in upgrading their wine festival experience, the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce is offering VIP lounges and chalets.

The VIP Lounge ($126) is an enclosed location that allows you to listen to live music while enjoying complimentary catering, wine and beverages, and deluxe restroom facilities.

Private chalets are also available to rent, and are ideal for hosting large groups, corporate events, or entertaining friends and family. Chalets are available in three different sizes and include taster and non-taster tickets, banquet and cocktail tables, signage, and a private fenced in area.

Live Music

On Saturday, enjoy Weird Science, a popular 80’s throwback band. Tate Tuck & Friends! will be opening. Sunday’s will feature Mended Fences, with the winner of the 2019 Lyrics on the Lake competition opening.

The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is a rain or shine event. Please note that pets are not allowed and that you must have a ticket to enter. Children under 12 are admitted free. Parking is also free; however, carpooling is encouraged as space is limited. Your ticket does not include the cost of food.

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