Fire trucks a major draw for festival attendees in Winchester

  • Source: Northern Virginia Daily - Metered Site
  • Published: 05/03/2021 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: A pared-down Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival was just the thing needed to attract one of the biggest crowds ever to its Fire Truck Rodeo and Antique Show. Sponsored by Atlantic Emergency Solutions and Pierce Manufacturing, the event — a showcase for the driving skills of professional and volunteer firefighters and a display of antique and modern fire trucks and firefighting equipment — is traditionally held at Millbrook High School on the Friday of Apple Blossom weekend, when it has to compete with the Queen's Coronation, downtown Midway and last-minute preparations for the festival's Firefighters' Parade. Since COVID-19 canceled this year's Firefighters' Parade and Saturday afternoon's Grand Feature Parade, festival officials decided to stage this year's rodeo on Saturday in the parking lot of Apple Blossom Mall, where spectators and participants had more room for social distancing.


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