Fire Marshall closes gates at Food & Wine Festival as crowd floods venue

DOSWELL, VA (WWBT) – A huge turnout at a local festival has organizers turning people away.

10,000 people showed up at the Meadow Event Park to participate in the VA Food and Wine Festival.

The event began at noon Sunday and by 2:30 p.m. the venue was filled to capacity.

Organizers say as people leave the show they'll slowly allow more to enter.

State Police are now coordinating traffic and motorists are urged to avoid the area until the event concludes this evening.

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