City warns motorists of festival traffic

Posted: May 3, 2013

Star staff report

WINCHESTER — City police are reminding motorists that they should expect traffic delays downtown today through Saturday night as a result of the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

The Old Town Midway is open from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. today and Saturday on North Loudoun Street. The Firefighters’ Parade steps off at 5:30 p.m. today and the Grand Feature Parade at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Both parades are downtown.

Most parking restrictions go into effect this morning. For more information, go to the city’s website at

Police advise motorists not attending festival events to avoid the downtown area.