Every day spent in Smith Mountain Lake is guaranteed to be one filled with fun and excitement, but there are some times that are better to visit than others: holidays, special occasions, and our favorite salute to the end of summer, the weekend the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival comes to town! Occurring the weekend of September 28th & 29th and bringing with it the first cooler days of fall and the start of the changing of the color of leaves, this fun festival offers something wonderful for everyone that takes part. And with ticket prices starting at just $16 for a non-taster pass, it is a great fit for tighter vacation budgets; tasters tickets start at $26, which is still a great deal!

Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival Located at 400 Crazy Horse Drive in Moneta

Picture, if you can, the perfect fall day in Virginia: the sound of live entertainment filling the air as you walk from table to table sampling the wares of 30 wineries; the commemorative glass in your hand as you sip the nectars of the grapes; the smells of food vendors tantalizing your nose, inviting you to taste a sample of the delicious foods for which Smith Mountain Lake is famous; and the presentation of over 80 vendors spreading out their wares in their booths to offer tempting gifts for yourself and those who weren’t fortunate enough to join you on your trip of the lifetime!

If you shell out the $126 per ticket for a Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival VIP experience, your adventure is only going to get better as the day progresses! The VIP lounge is enclosed and spectacular. Here is where you will enjoy catered meals (included in the price of your admittance) and where the music sounds all the sweeter as you sample and sip your way across the country without ever leaving your seat! Outside the tent, a fenced-off area allows guests to enjoy the fresh fall air in hammocks, and misters keep you cool should the temperatures dare to rise higher than the norm. Everywhere you turn is a new taste sensation, a new experience, and a growing feeling that life just doesn’t get any better than this!

After the Sun Sets

As the sky changes colors, signifying that this day of perfection is about to end, there will be no sad feelings because you know the best is yet to come! Coming home to your Smith Mountain Lake fall escape is the best part of the day—reserve your stay with us today!