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Thanks to all the people who came out to the Craft Beer & Music Festival and a special thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who made the day a lot of fun despite the weather.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Liz McCormick was at Happy Retreat for the 2018 Wine and Jazz Festival and put together this story about Happy Retreat and the festival: Listen to the story here
THANK YOU to all the community members and friends who stepped up to help with this festival! We have enough volunteers to fill all the positions so if you were thinking about volunteering, please feel free to enjoy the festival as an attendee. (If you have emailed Festival Director Fiona but have not received a response, she's been experiencing problems with emails but she WILL... Read more
Who is ready for some warmer and drier weather? We are DEFINITELY ready to kick off summer with some good food, good friends, and good wine! Here is a sampling of what you'll find at the Wine and Jazz Festival NEXT Saturday (6/9). We hope you will join us! Erath 2014 Oregon Pinot Gris Erath has been working with this grape variety for more than... Read more
More great music is on tap for the festival next weekend!  Join us as we welcome The Max Kool Quintet!  Assembled specifically for the Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival, the Max Kool Quintet is comprised of some of the finest musicians on the East Coast. Since 1981, Bruce Swaim (saxophone) has been active in studio work and live performance with artists from both jazz and popular... Read more
In case you missed the live version of it, catch Fiona Harrison and Richard Seckinger's interview on WEPM on Panhandle Live with Hans Fogle. It was recorded on Tuesday, May 29th, and our segment starts at about 1:12:12. Listen to the show here
A HUGE shoutout to Kilmer's Farm Market for sponsoring the Wine and Jazz Fest with their generous donation of a refrigerated truck that we will use to chill the white wines, as well as the sparkling wines! For those of you unfamiliar with Kilmer's Farm Market, Derek Kilmer owns and operates about 500 acres in Berkeley County and comes from a long line of farmers.... Read more
THANK YOU to all the community members and friends who stepped up to help with this festival! We have enough volunteers to fill all the positions so if you were thinking about volunteering, please feel free to enjoy the festival as an attendee. (If you have emailed Festival Director Fiona but have not received a response, she's been experiencing problems with emails but she WILL... Read more
The Friends of Happy Retreat and the Happy Retreat Wine and Jazz Festival would like to thank The Spirit of Jefferson newspaper for sponsoring the festival this year! The Spirit of Jefferson continues to be one of the largest sponsors and supporters of this festival and we can't thank them enough! This weekly newspaper got it's start in 1844 when Charles Town was still part... Read more
Click here to view the April 2018 Newsletter