Val Kilmer To Serve As Grand Marshal Of 2010 Apple Blossom Festival

valkilmer3Val Kilmer, the man who played “Iceman” Kazanski in “Top Gun” will be traveling to Winchester, Virginia to serve as Grand Marshal of the 83rd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Kilmer will arrive in Winchester on the evening of April 30th and has been scheduled to make appearances at both the “Edward Jones Queen’s Ball” and the “Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac Beach House on the Bloom” on Friday night and will be the featured attraction in Saturday’s Grand Feature Parade.

Kilmer is taking time from his busy acting career to visit Winchester. In 2010, he has one movie filming and five movies in post-production.

Event organizers said, “It is, in all honesty, exceedingly rare for the Festival to be able to find a star of this magnitude who is so accessible; a star who enjoys getting out into the real world to see what is going on outside of Hollywood; and, a star willing and able to work around almost insurmountable scheduling difficulties to come to Winchester.”

Festival Organizers hope that the Bloom Nation will turn out in droves to show Val the best of life in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia.

The 83rd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival runs from April 23 through May 2, 2010


  1. Doug Gibson says:

    Outstanding! Let the “Top Gun,” “Willow,” and “The Doors” references commence!

  2. Clarke County Caucasian says:

    “You’re everyone’s problem Kilmer. That’s because every time you go up onto a parade float, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous.”

  3. “That’s right, Ice Man, I am dangerous.”

    Ha! I get the joke Clarke County Caucasian, thanks for the Top Gun memories! =-)

  4. If I had the money for a plane ticket, I’d fly from LA just to see this amazing man in person. He’s not only an actor, singer, poet, but a great humanitarian!

  5. Eric Myers says:


  6. CHRIS KNIGHT & DOC HOLLIDAY. I’m there this year!

  7. I really wish I lived in USA at least. At the moment I am definitely marooned in UK, with all airports closed. I’d be there if I could to see this wonderful actor and person “in the flesh”.

  8. Nick Rivers rules!

  9. I hope that Val will make time to visit us at The Berryville Grille !!! Have a BLESSED day !!

  10. wish i could be there too , live far away in south africa , enjoy , xxx

  11. “I’ll be your Huckleberry”