Organizers of the Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival in September say this year's festival will be held at Crazy Horse Marina.
Although the size of the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is substantial today (12,000-13,000 attendees), it traces back to humble beginnings in 1989 at The Manor at Taylor’s Store. It
expanded from one-day to two when it moved to Bernard’s Landing in 1991. It moved to LakeWatch Plantation in 2008.
Now in its 28th year, the Wine Festival moves to its fourth home at Crazy Horse Marina for 2016. Today, the event has a significant positive economic impact on local businesses by attracting
visitors to the Lake during the off-peak season.
Wine Festival Sites
The Manor at Taylor’s Store (1989-1990)
Bernard’s Landing (1991-2007)
LakeWatch Plantation (2008-2015)
Crazy Horse Marina (2016)
Bring the Wine Festival back to the Lake for the 50th Anniversary of SML.
Crazy Horse Marina offers a fabulous, lake-side setting with all the amenities and an easy-
Strong interest by Wine Festival fans in holding it at a waterside venue.
Sat./Sun., Sept. 24-25, 2016
Crazy Horse Marina, 400 Crazy Horse Dr., Moneta
29 wineries, 80 crafters, 20 food vendors, live music
Chalets available for private parties, VIP tickets, General Admission tickets available.
Advance Tickets go on sale in June at www.visitsmithmountainlake.com
Parking Prerequisite Specifications:
- Must be a Non-Profit Organization to apply
- Must have 25 volunteers and 5 back-up people
- Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
- Your group MUST be available ALL DAY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23 – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25
- Application must be completed and submitted by 5:00 pm, Friday, May 31, 2016.
For an application, e-mail