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VIRGINIA FOOD FESTIVALS — 2015

This listing of Virginia food festivals is compiled by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), Division of Marketing, and contains food and/or agriculturally related festivals only. The information in this listing was supplied by the sponsoring organizations for the festivals. VDACS does not endorse any of the festivals, but encourages your support of agricultural events. Each festival listing contains the date(s), location, phone and FAX numbers, and e-mail and web addresses where available. Some of these festivals have free admission, while others charge admission. It is best to call ahead to determine hours, directions, and charges.

To add a Virginia food festival event, please contact olivia.wilson@vdacs.virginia.gov.

For information on Virginia wine festivals, contact:
Virginia Wineries Association
Virginia Wine Marketing Office
1001 East Broad Street, Suite 140
Richmond, VA 23219
804.344.8200, FAX: 804.344.8332
800.VAVINES
E-mail: information@virginiawine.org

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Marketing
Office of Sales & Market Development
P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218
804.786.3951; FAX: 804.371.7786

JANUARY

January 10-19, 2015
Virginia Beach Chill Fest
Food + Art + Wine
For detailed information, click on the above link and visit the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website.

January 17-18, 2015
Coastal Virginia Wine Fest
Saturday:  Noon – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday:  Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA

January 18-19, 2015
Richmond Jewish Food Festival
11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Weinstein Jewish Community Center
5403 Monument Avenue
Richmond VA 23226
804.288.7953

FEBRUARY
February 6, 2015
Bacchus Wine and Food Festival at the Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601
757.595.1900
Email: webmaster@thevim.org
Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare and an eclectic mix of live music.

February 7-8, 2015
Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Old Town Fairfax
Contact: Leslie Herman 703.385.7949
Email: Leslie.herman@fairfaxva.gov

February 14, 2015
Urbanna Chili Plunge
10:00 a.m.
210 Oyster Road
Urbanna, VA 23175
804.758.2613

February 14-15, 2015
Gray Ghost Irresistible Chocolates and Cabernet
Gray Ghost Vineyards and Winery
14706 Lee Highway
Amissville, VA 20106
540.937.4869

February 17-22, 2015
Virginia Wine Expo
Main Event:  Walk-Around Grand Tastings:  Saturday, February 21-Sunday, February 22
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Contact: Alex Papajohn 804.349.6909
Email: apapajohn@variantevents.com

February 21, 2015
HSF’s 5th Annual Winter Wine Festival
12:00-6:00 p.m.
Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center
24 S. Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Contact:  Carolyn Maloney
Phone: 540.885.7676
Email:  adminhsf@historicstaunton.org

MARCH
March 14-15 & 21-22, 2015
The Highland Maple Festival
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Highland Center
Spruce Street
Monterey, VA 24465
540.468.2550
Email: highcc@cfw.com

March 14-21, 2015
Restaurant Week in Suffolk
A Culinary Showcase
Suffolk Division of Tourism
524 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact: Suffolk Visitor Center
757.514.4130
Email: VisitSuffolk@suffolkva.us
APRIL

 

 
MAY

May 2 - May 3, 2015
9th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival
Saturday/Sunday:  11am-6pm
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA

May 2 - May 3, 2015
Blacksburg Fork and Cork: a wine, food and art festival
12-6pm
1600 Innovation Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060

May 16 - May 17, 2015
14th Annual Virginia Beer Festival
Saturday/Sunday:  2pm-6pm
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA
Ticketed Event
Spend the afternoon sampling beer from all over the world.
JUNE

June 5 - June 7, 2015
39th Norfolk Harborfest Presented By AT&T
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA
Free & Open to the Public
Enjoy family fun with great foods, beverages and entertainment.

June 19 - June 21, 2015
26th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA

July 10, 2015
5th Annual Summer BrewFest
5pm-9pm
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA
Celebrate the middle of summer and try a wide variety of local, regional, national and international summer brews.

July 13, 2015
Virginia Cheese Festival: a cheese focused festival
11-4pm
190 Alumni Mall Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060

JULY
July 4, 2015
Patriotic Celebration
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Marker Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA  22602
540.662.1391

July 11, 2015
All About Berries! & Craft Show
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

July 11, 2015
Hanover Tomato Festival
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pole Green Park
8996 Pole Green Park Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23005

July 14-19, 2015
National Beer Expo
Richmond, VA
Email: tleverty@VariantEvents.com

July 18-19, 2015
39th Annual Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival
Saturday: (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday: (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Email: info@porkpeanutpinefestival.org

July 26, 2015
Super Peach Sunday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drumheller's Orchard
1130 Drumheller’s Orchard Lane
Lovingston, VA 22949
434.263.5036
E-mail: info@drumhellersorchard.com

AUGUST
August 7-8, 2015
9th Annual Filipino Festival
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
8200 Woodman Road, Richmond, VA 23238
Friday, August 8: 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, August 9: 10 a.m. -10 p.m.
Contact: Sue Berinato
Email: info@filipinofestival.org
Church phone: 804.262.7315
Free Admission

August 8, 2015
Peach Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marker Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA 22602
540.662.1391
SEPTEMBER
September 4-6, 2015
The Taste Tradition
A Celebration of Food and Drink
Colonial Williamsburg
Tickets are Required
Call 888.965.7254 for Reservations

September 12, 2015
1st Annual Honey Festival Craft Show Event
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23453
757.385.4388

September 19-20, 2015
8th Annual Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
Contact: Jon Bachman, Public Events
804.493.1971
Email: contact@strarfordhall.org

September 26, 2015
3rd Annual Apple Extravaganza & Craft Show
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

September 26-27, 2015
Drumheller’s Orchard Apple Festival
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drumheller’s Orchard
1130 Drumheller’s Orchard Lane
Lovingston, VA 22949
434.263.5036
Email: info@drunhellersorchard.com

September 26, 2015
3rd Annual Ribtoberfest
12pm-8pm
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA
Free & Open to the Public
Enjoy some finger-lickin, lip-smackin' good BBQ on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.

OCTOBER

October 17-18, 2015
Drumheller’s Orchard Apple Festival
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drumheller’s Orchard
1130 Drumheller’s Orchard Lane
Lovingston, VA 22949
434.263.5036
Email: info@drunhellersorchard.com

October 17 - October 18, 2015
28th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival
Saturday/Sunday:  11am-6pm
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, VA
Ticketed Event

NOVEMBER

 

 

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