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A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s 8th Annual Father’s Day Festival


June 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Free


A. Smith Bowman Distillery
(540) 373-4555


A. Smith Bowman Distillery
1 Bowman Dr. Ste 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22408 United States
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Father’s Day gifts can be a tough nut to crack if Dad doesn’t drop any hints about what he wants. A. Smith Bowman Distillery has the answer: a visit to its 8th Annual Father’s Day Festival and a chance to sample the world’s best bourbon during a full day of fun. Best of all, there’s no charge for admission!

A. Smith Bowman Distillery, Virginia’s oldest distillery, holds the event every year to honor the important dads in our lives. This year it will take place on June 15 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Distillery. It will feature live music, mouth-watering food, local products, and tastings of the Distillery’s spirits. Included in the tastings will be the John J. Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon, named “World’s Best Bourbon” by Whiskey Magazine in 2017.
To add to the fun, A. Smith Bowman Distillery will for the third year partner with River Rock Outfitter to host the Deep Run Bourbon Barrel Regatta. Teams are invited to create watercraft from A. Smith Bowman Distillery bourbon barrels and race across Deep Run, which is located next to the Distillery. Awards will be given to the top teams. Proceeds from the Barrel Regatta benefit the American Canoe Association’s education and safety programs. For information about the Barrel Regatta, visit the Distillery’s event page or email Michelle Begin at
Food will be provided by 716 Slice, Will’s Place and Glory Dawgs. A cash bar sponsored by the Grapes & Grains Trail will be available with cocktails featuring A. Smith Bowman Distillery products, as well as local beer and wine. Other local vendors will be on hand showing and selling items such as local honey, maple syrup, popcorn, salsa, woodwork, and cigars. A designated area will be available for cigar smoking. Music will be provided by Cabin Creek and Breaking Point Band.
Complimentary tours of the historic Distillery will be held every half hour starting at 11 a.m. The last tour will depart at 4 p.m. Tastings will be held in the Distillery gift shop.
A. Smith Bowman Distillery is located at 1 Bowman Drive in Fredericksburg, Va. Parking for the event will be available at the corner of Main Street and Bourbon Drive in Bowman Center. Service animals are welcome in the festival areas.