Monday's warm weather and blue skies brought wine and jazz lovers from across the region to Herndon's Municipal Center to partake in the town's 17th Annual Labor Day Jazz Festival and Wine Tasting.
Compared to last year's event, where the weather was cloudy and humid, Monday's turnout filled the Town Green and Lynn Street, making it hard to find a spot to sit.
Put together by the Town of Herndon and the Council for the Arts of Herndon, the six-hour event featured two musical stages, wine booths, arts and crafts and food vendors.
Eleven wineries were present, including Barboursville Vineyards, Breaux Vineyards, Ltd., Cooper Vineyards, DelFosse Vineyards and Winery, Horton Winery, Rebec Vineyards, Tarara Vineyards and Winery, Villa Appalaccia, Williamsburg Winery, Ltd. and Windham Winery.
Volunteers from the Council for the Arts of Herndon manned the entrance booths to the festival, taking admissions and donations and handing out a keepsake wine glass for the tasting. Vicky Dorman, former president, said without the council's volunteers the event would not have been possible.
For attendees wanting more than just a "taste," many wineries had bottles on-hand to sell. Visitors could snack on various foods, visit arts and crafts vendors, or enjoy the sun from the town green while listening to live music. A second, acoustic jazz and blues stage was set up at the end of Lynn Street.