This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author’s own.Firefighter’s Parade Marshall kicks off the largest and oldest continuous annual event of its type in the world. (Contributed)The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is a ten-day extravaganza hosted annually to celebrate the arrival of spring and the apple blossoms flowering in the orchards surrounding the city. The festival is Winchester’s signature event. Residents and businesses decorate for the occasion and wear the official colors of the festival – pink and green.