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Vino in the Village

Historic Buckingham Inc. (HBI) held its first wine festival Saturday in The Historic Village at Lee Wayside.

The Buckingham Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event to help HBI raise funds for a building project.

HBI President Martha Pennington Louis said approximately 275 people attended the event, and was pleased to see people coming to the historic village for the first time, including Buckingham residents for the newly created event.

Four different vineyards were represented, along with two food trucks; multiple bands performed, sponsored by Buckingham Family Dentistry; and other artisans were on hand selling their wares, including but not limited to those of the culinary, glass and wood turning varieties.

TITUS MOHLER | HERALD Pictured from left are Pat Howe, of Buckingham, Ruairi Walsh, of Harrisonburg, Frank Howe, of Buckingham, and Claire Lyons, of Harrisonburg. Walsh and Lyons, originally from Tipperary, Ireland, enjoyed the music of Sean Fír.

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Pictured from left are Pat Howe, of Buckingham, Ruairi Walsh, of Harrisonburg, Frank Howe, of Buckingham, and Claire Lyons, of Harrisonburg. Walsh and Lyons, originally from Tipperary, Ireland, enjoyed the music of Sean Fír.

TITUS MOHLER | HERALD The members of Sean Fír, an Irish/Celtic band performing at the festival, from left, are Dave Ottinger, of Buckingham, Marc Hight, of Hampden Sydney, Frank Howe, of Buckingham, and Kevin Dunn, of Hampden Sydney. This incarnation of the band has been together for seven years.

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The members of Sean Fír, an Irish/Celtic band performing at the festival, from left, are Dave Ottinger, of Buckingham, Marc Hight, of Hampden Sydney, Frank Howe, of Buckingham, and Kevin Dunn, of Hampden Sydney. This incarnation of the band has been together for seven years.

TITUS MOHLER | HERALD From left, Katie Page, Kim Page and Alaina Page, of Buckingham, pose for a photo, as Katie and Alaina display their face paint.

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From left, Katie Page, Kim Page and Alaina Page, of Buckingham, pose for a photo, as Katie and Alaina display their face paint.

TITUS MOHLER | HERALD Pete Johnson, from outside of Mount Jackson, stands behind a display of his creations that he was selling at the festival.

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Pete Johnson, from outside of Mount Jackson, stands behind a display of his creations that he was selling at the festival.

TITUS MOHLER | HERALD Jane Poulter, left, and Harry Poulter, of Buckingham, were pleased with how the Historic Buckingham Inc.’s first wine festival was proceeding.

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Jane Poulter, left, and Harry Poulter, of Buckingham, were pleased with how the Historic Buckingham Inc.’s first wine festival was proceeding.

TITUS MOHLER | HERALD Though the village is historic, this sign greeting festival goers as they enter shows that Historic Buckingham Inc. is open to using modern means of attracting visitors.

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Though the village is historic, this sign greeting festival goers as they enter shows that Historic Buckingham Inc. is open to using modern means of attracting visitors.

TITUS MOHLER | HERALD Ginger Downes, left, and Willie Downes, of Farmville, relax in the shade, enjoying the music of Sean Fír.

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Ginger Downes, left, and Willie Downes, of Farmville, relax in the shade, enjoying the music of Sean Fír.

TITUS MOHLER | HERALD Doralease Short-Jackson displays the cups provided for tasting the different wines available Saturday at the festival.

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Doralease Short-Jackson displays the cups provided for tasting the different wines available Saturday at the festival.