People came from near and far for the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester was in full bloom for those who made it on the final days, celebrating 91 years.
Festival-goers were able to see 20 beautifully constructed floats. From band competitions, the royal court, to car shows it’s family friendly.
“There’s a lot of old cars here. A lot of floats. Very colorful,” said Luray resident Dan Vaughn.
It’s the first time Vaughn came with his children, who were chosen as the Shriner’s princesses. Beyond the crown, they want to show their appreciation.
“It saved my life by giving me the surgery that I had. My scoliosis spinal fusion surgery,” said Erica Reisinger.
The Grand Marshall was none other than former NFL quarterback Dan Marino.
This years parade, showcased the beloved annual tradition of bringing a message of hope.
“No matter what it’s sports or schooling or being a doctor, don’t let anybody tell you you can’t do it,” said Marino.
Since the first day of the festival on Friday, officials said 200,000 people have attended.