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Trade Events

Marketing, Educational & Promotional Events

September 28 - October 7, 2018
Virginia's Finest specialty crafted food and drink producers, please join the VDACS Office of Promotions in showcasing, sampling and selling directly to consumers at the State Fair of Virginia. We are offering free and reduced exhibit space this year. Booth placement is determined on a first come, first served basis. E-mail vafinest@vdacs.virginia.gov for details. 

October 1-2, 2018
Americas Food and Beverage Show
Join the VDACS Office of International Marketing in exhibiting at the Americas Food and Beverage Show. This event is the largest Americas-focused food and beverage trade show in the Western Hemisphere.


October 8-10, 2018

Join VDACS for Bar Convent Berlin 2018, one of the most important annual events for the international bar and beverage industry. VDACS is sponsoring a "Virginia is for Spirits Lovers" -themed exhibition and will coordinate booth design and pay for shipping of product samples.


October 10, 2018
Virginia Department of Forestry, Charlottesville
Join VDACS for a seminar on non-chemical pre-shipment and quarantine treatment of softwood and hardwood logs.

November 1-2, 2018

Virginia Farm Bureau Building, West Creek Parkway, Richmond

Join market managers and agriculture partners from across Virginia as we gather for two days packed with hands-on workshops, speakers, networking and fun! This year’s theme,“Influencers, Innovators, Incubators,” focuses on innovative and new ideas that help drive farmers market success.


November 6, 2018
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Offices of International Marketing and Livestock Marketing will host a seminar on beef export verification and opportunities targeting key markets in China, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

February 17-21, 2019

Join VDACS in Dubai for Gulfood 2019, the world's largest annual food and beverage trade show. VDACS is sponsoring the exhibition of Virginia food and beverage companies.


March 11-12, 2019
Richmond, Virginia

Join specialty food and beverage manufacturers and producers from across the Commonwealth for an action packed two-day educational conference focused on marketing, food safety and increasing your sales.  Back by popular demand, the Power Pitch Program, putting company owners face to face with industry buyers.  Visit the conference website above to register or feel free to email us at vafinest@vdacs.virginia.gov for more information.

Pesticide Training Schedule

Click here for Pesticide certification courses and conferences.

Send event notices to: webmaster.vdacs@vdacs.virginia.gov Please put "trade events" in the subject line of the message. Include a phone number or Web site address to link to additional information.

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