The Memorial Day Music and Wine Festival began under gloomy skies only to end under sunny skies. The festival was part of the opening celebration of the Lac Belle Amie Winery and Vineyard in Elizabethtown.
The winery and vineyard, located on Vineyard Drive in the Elizabethtown Industrial Park, is owned by Chuck Belle and his wife, Vicki Weigel.
Live bands played a variety of “oldies and beach” music and “shagging” music on the stage erected near the pond as festival attendees enjoyed sampling various varieties of Lac Belle Amie’s Twisted Sisters brand of wines.
A variety of foods were also available from barbecue sandwiches to barbecue ribs, and funnel cakes.
The spirit of the crowd wasn’t dampened by the threat of rain early on as they found seats under the shade tents to listen as Donnie and Susan Trexler started the day off. Some of the folks decided to take advantage of the upbeat music and show off their shagging and dance skills while others chose to eat, enjoy their wine samples, and fellowship with fellow attendees.
Others chose to browse the gift shop and few left empty-handed. The gift shop of Lac Belle Amie contains a variety of gift items including books, jewelry, bottle openers, other wine-related gifts and of course the winery’s own stock of Twisted Sisters.
Belle and Weigel are known in the North Myrtle Beach area for their festivals and entertaining. They hope to make the Memorial Day Music and Wine Festival an annual event.
The Lac Belle Amie gift shop is open Monday through Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. For more information about upcoming events at Lac Belle Amie Winery and Vineyard, go online to www.LacBelleAmie.com or call, 645-6450.