David Youngblood, 12, of Winchester, Va., checks out the selection at June Apple Dulcimers Sunday at the Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival at Sam Michaels Park in Shenandoah Junction.
Among the offerings at the weekend festival at Sam Michaels Park: coal-themed soy candles from a company based in Lebanon, Pa.
Cary Worsham of Rolling Smoke BBQ moves ribs from the grill for customers Sunday afternoon.
Seventeen-year-old Emily Franklin pours a sample of peanut butter-flavored hot cocoa Sunday at the festival. It was a hit with the Washington High School senior, as was the three-day arts and crafts event. “We come every year,” the Charles Town resident said. “It’s a gorgeous day and the atmosphere is wonderful. We love all the craft booths and seeing what everyone can make.”
ssy Stevens of the Stevens Family Bluegrass Band entertains music fans Sunday afternppn at the festival. Others in the Berkeley Springs-based group include Sissy’s parents, J.W. amd Nancy, and her brothers, guitarist Luke Stevens, Ben Stevens on mandolin, fiddler Sam Stevens and Tommy Stevens. The family has been playing bluegrass together since 2001 and first performed at the Jefferson County festival last year. “It was a very good festival,” said Heather Morgan McIntyre, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “We saw a lot of merchandise going out of the gates. The weather was picture-perfect, which has a lot to do with the success of the festival.”