Thanks to Danny and Nancy Johnson, the kind owners of Johnson’s Orchards and the Peaks of Otter Winery in Bedford County, I have two pairs of tickets to give away for The Horse & Hound Wine Festival on Saturday, July 9.
The festival will include tastings with Virginia wineries, including Fincastle, Hickory Hill, Leo Grande, Rebec, Savoy Lee, Tomahawk, White Rock, Wintergreen and, of course, Peaks of Otter. There will also be arts and crafts, live music, food, agility dogs, a parade of horses, lure coursing, muskrat races, pony rides, a stick horse race and activities for children in the “Kiddie Korral.”
Part of the proceeds from the event benefit the Commonwealth Search and Rescue team, Bedford Humane Society, All American Mutt Rescue and Brook Hill Farm horse rescue. Guests may bring their dogs, who can try out the agility course and the lure course after the pros have finished with their demonstrations. And all dogs are invited to take part in the muskrat race, so if you’ve got a great swimmer at home you might want to think about showing him or her off! For more information about the event, click here.
For a chance to win the tickets, leave a comment on this post and tell me: What is your favorite food and wine pairing?
The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. on Monday. Since there can be no right or wrong answer to this question, I will pick the winner randomly. Good luck!