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VIRGINIA FOOD FESTIVALS — 2014

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 18, 2014
Chili Cook off Passport WineTrail Weekend
Hova Wine Trail Enjoy the beautiful Virginia countryside as you drive from winery to winery. Taste selectively crafted, award winning Virginia wines of exceptional quality and character!

  • James River Cellars
  • Grayhaven Wineries
  • Cooper Vineyards
  • Weston Vineyards & Winery
  • Lake Anna Winery
  • Mattaponi Winery

804.550.7516 Email: info@hovawinetrail.com

 
FEBRUARY

February 1, 2014
20th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Old Town Hall
3999 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Leslie Herman 703.385.7949
Email: Leslie.herman@fairfaxva.gov

February 8-9, 2014
6th Annual Ravishing Red Days of Winter
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fox Meadow Winery
3310 Freezeland Road
Linden, VA 22642
Contact: Fox Meadow Winery
540.636.6777
Email: info@foxmeadowwinery.com

February 8-9, 2014
7th Annual Chocolate Daze  at Fox Meadow
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)
Fox Meadow Winery
3310 Freezeland Road
Linden, VA 22624
540.636.6777
Email: info@foxmeadowwinery.com

February 15-16, 2014
Gray Ghost Irresistible Chocolates and Cabernet
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gray Ghost Vineyards and Winery
14706 Lee Highway
Amissville, VA 20106
540.937.4869  

February 18-23, 2014
7th Annual Virginia Wine Expo
* Times will vary for the 35 events
scheduled for this Festival.
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Contact: Alex Papajohn 804.349.6909
Email: apapajohn@variantevents.com

February 22, 2014
HSF’s 4th 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
540.885.7676
Email:  adminhsf@historicstaunton.org

February 27, 2014
Blacksburg Restaurants' Chili Crawl
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Blacksburg Library

MARCH

March 8-9 & 15-16, 2014
56th Annual Highland Maple Festival
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Highland Center
Spruce Street
Monterey, VA 24465
540.468.2550
Email: highcc@cfw.com

March 8-9, 15-16, 2014
Restaurant Week in Suffolk
Eateries Worldwide
Suffolk Division of Tourism
524 North main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact: Suffolk Visitor Center
757.514.4130
Email: VisitSuffolk@suffolkva.us

March 22, 2014
Celebrate National Ag Day
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 D a.m. Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

757.385.4388

APRIL

April 5, 2014
Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
E-mail:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

April 5, 2014
Happy Birthday Farmers Market & 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

April 5, 2014
6th Annual Graves' Mountain Heritage Day/Kids Day
Graves Mountain Lodge, Inc.

Virginia Route 670
Syria, VA 22743
540.923.4231
E-mail: info@gravesmountain.com

April 16, 2014
66th Annual Wakefield Ruritan Club Shad Planking
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wakefield Sportsman’s Club
12205 Brittles Mill Road
Wakefield, VA 23888
Contact: Robert Bain
757.641.8060
Email:  rob@shadplanking.com

April 26, 2014
30th Annual Herbs Galore & More
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maymont Foundation
2201 Shields Lake Ct.
Richmond, VA
Carriage House Lawn
804.358.7166 ext 310
Email: rwalling@maymont.org

April 25 – May 4, 2014
87th Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
Winchester, VA 22601
Event times will vary as many events are held in different places throughout the area
Winchester, VA
Contact: Susie Iden, Apple
540.662.3863
Email: Susieden@sabf.org

MAY

May 2-3, 2014
34th Annual Community School’s Strawberry Festival
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Elmwood Park
South Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24016
Contact: Pattie Stratton
540.563.5036
Email: patties@communityschool.net

May 3-4, 2014
VB Master Gardener Plant Sale & Craft Show
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

May 3, 2014
6th Annual Blacksburg Fork and Cork
12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
First and Main Shopping District
1470 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Contact: Traci Collins
540.443.2008
Email: info@blacksburgforkandcork.com

May 3, 2014
Acca Shriners Pork & Music Festival
1712 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, VA
1-5 p.m.
$25 in advance; $35 at gate
All you can eat BBQ, Ribs and Sides

Live Music
804.264.0509 or 804.350.1396

May 3, 2014
Chincoteague Seafood Festival
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tom's Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336

May 10-11, 2014
Asparagus Boquet Mothers Day Weekend
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
Email:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

May 16, 17, 18, 2014
Fredericksburg 2014 Greek Festival
Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church
12326 Spotswood Furnace Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Food, Dancing, Fun + “Kidz Zone”

May 17, 2014
28th Virginia Wine and Craft Festival
Main & Chester Streets- Village Commons
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contact: P a.m. Riffle
540.635.3185
Email:Priffle@frontroyalChamber.com

May 23-26, 2014
Memorial Day Weekend at Wintergreen Resort
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Same times each day)
Wintergreen Winery
39 Wintergreen Drive
Roseland, VA 22967
Contact: 434.325.2200
Email: info@wintergreenresort.com

May 23 - 25, May 30 - June 1, June 6 - 8, June 13 - 15, June 20 - 22, June 27 - 29
Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival
One Busch Gardens Blvd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
800.343.7946

May 24, 2014
21st  Annual Delaplane Strawberry Festival
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, Va 20144
540.592.3556
Email: www.SkyMeadows@dcr.virginia.gov

May 24-25, 2014
31st Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival
1776 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

May 24-25 & May 31 - June 1, 2014
Strawberry Jubilee Weekend
Great Country Farms
Contact: 18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
E-mail:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

May 30 – June 1, 2014
16th Annual Lebanese Festival
St. Elias Church
4730 Cove Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24017
Fri and Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Admission: FREE ADMISSION
540.562.0012
JUNE

June 1, 2014
Annual Arts and Ales Festival
11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wild Wolf Brewing Company
2461 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958
434.361.0088
Email: askthewolf@wildwolfbeer.com

June 3, 2014
Virginia Cantaloupe Festival
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Berry Hill Resort
South Boston, VA

June 6-8, 2014
38th Annual Norfolk Annual Harborfest
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Norfolk Virginia
Town Point Park
Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Email:  festevents@festevents.org

June 7, 2014
Carytown Craft Beer Festival
12pm-6pm (VIP access at 11am)
The Diamond - Richmond, VA

3001 N Blvd., Richmond, VA 23230

June 7, 2014
32nd Annual Ashland Strawberry Faire
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PO Box 1973 A
Ashland Strawberry Faire

June 7-8, 2014
4th Annual Rassawek Spring Jubilee Heritage and Wine Festival
Rassewek Vineyards

6276 River Road West
Columbia, VA 23038
Contact: Goochland Chamber of Commerce
804.556.3811
Email: jenny@pocketcreative.com

June 8, 2014
Richmond Bacon Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
17th St. Farmers’ Market
Richmond, VA

June 11, 2014
41st Annual Virginia Pork Festival
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
370 Emporia Drive
Emporia, VA 23847
Contact: Kendra Novey
434.634.6611
Email: info@vaporlfestival.com

June 14, 2014
Father’s Day BBQ, Bands & Brews
10:00 – 4:00
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 D a.m. Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

June 15, 2014
Father’s Day Fish-A-Rama Competition
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
Email:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

June 19, 2014
25th Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival
Thursday: noon- 10:00 p.m.
Contact: Norfolk Festevents
757.441.2345
E-mail:
festeventsva.org

 

JULY

July 12, 2014
Hanover Tomato Festival
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pole Green Park
8996 Pole Green Park Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23005

July 15-20, 2014
National Beer Expo
Richmond, VA
Email: tleverty@VariantEvents.com

July 19-20, 2014
39th Annual Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival
July 19-20, 2014
Friday: (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Saturday: (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Email: info@porkpeanutpinefestival.com

July 19, 2014
Gallmeyer Farms Sweet Corn Festival
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gallmeyer Farms
4506 Millers Ln.
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 222-2285
info@gallmeyerfarms.com

July 19, 2014
Health Wellness & Produce Galore
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

July 26-27, 2013
Blackberry Bonanza Kids & Family Fit on the Farm Weekend
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
Email:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

AUGUST

August 3, 2014
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 8-9, 2014
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 9, 2014
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Celebrating food from earth to table
Downtown Orange (in the large parking lot adjacent to the Route 15 Bypass)
Email: fest-info@ediblefest.com
540.672.2540

August 9, 2014
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Peach Festival
Marker Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA 22602
540.662.1980

August 9-10, 2014
Dog Days Peach Festival
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
E-mail:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

August 10, 2014
Carytown Watermelon Festival
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Richmond, VA

August 15, 2014
Virginia Peach Festival
Patrick County
Stuart, VA  24171

August 16, 2014
Family Picnic Event
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

August 17, 2014
RVA Brew-B-Que Festival
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
17th Street Farmers' Market
100 North 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804.646.0954
Email: info@enrichmond.org

August 29-31
The Taste Tradition
A Celebration of Food and Drink
Colonial Williamsburg
Tickets are Required
Call 888.965.7254 for Reservations

August 30-31, 2014
Big Dig ~ Pancakes, Potatoes, & Tractors
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
Email:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

August 30, 2014
22nd Annual Taste of the Mountains
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
100 N Main Street
Madison, VA 22727
Contact: Madison Chamber of Commerce
540.948.4455
Email: tourism@madisonva.com

August 31, 2014
Caribbean Food & Music Festival

12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Buckroe Beach
100 1st Street South
Contact: Carlita
Email: genie@virginiareggae.com

SEPTEMBER

September 6-7, 2014
Corn Maze Grand Opening ~ Johnny Appleseed
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
E-mail:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

September 6-7, 2014
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland Farm and Great Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Cheryll Green
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Email: hartlandfarm@gmail.com
540.532.0436

September 13-14, 2014
Apple Cider Celebration ~ Johnny Appleseed
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
E-mail:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

September 13-14, 2014
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland Farm and Great Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Cheryll Green
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Email: hartlandfarm@gmail.com
540.532.0436

September 14, 2014
Shockoe-On-The-Half Shell Festival
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
17th Street Farmers' Market
100 North 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804.646.0954
Email: info@enrichmond.org

September 20-21, 2014
Apple Cider Celebration ~ Johnny Appleseed ~ Bluemont Fair
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
Email:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

September 20-21, 2014
8th Annual Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival
483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
Contact: Jon Bachman, Public Events Manager
804.493.1972
Email: Jbachman@strarfordhall.org

September 20-21, 2014
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland Farm and Great Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Cheryll Green
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Email: hartlandfarm@gmail.com
540.532.0436

September 27, 2014
Apple Extravaganza & Craft Show
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 D a.m. Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

September 27-28, 2014
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: webcontact@drumhellersorchard.com

September 27-28, 2014
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland Farm and Great Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Cheryll Green
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Email: hartlandfarm@gmail.com
540.532.0436

September 27 – October 31, 2014
Fall Pumpkin Harvest
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
Email:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

OCTOBER

October 1, 2014
22nd Annual Harvest Festival
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
32246 Lankford Hwy.
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
Contact: Eastern Shore of VA Chamber of Commerce
757.787.2460
Email: info@esvaChamber.org

October 4-5, 2014
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland Farm and Great Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Cheryll Green
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Email: hartlandfarm@gmail.com
540.532.0436

October 9-12, 2014
37th Annual Peanut Festival
Contact: The Suffolk Ruritan Club
Suffolk Executive Airport
1410 Airport Road
Suffolk, VA 23434

October 4, 11, 18, 2014
44th Annual Graves’ Mountain Apple Harvest Festival
1st Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2nd Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3rd Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Graves’ Mountain Lodge
205 Graves Mountain Lane
Syria, VA 22743
Contact: Lynn Graves
540.923.4231
Email: info@gravesmountain.com

October 11, 2014
Harvest Fair
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

October 11, 2014
4th Annual Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Chesapeake City Park
900 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Contact: Chesapeake Convention and Visitors Center
757.502.4898

October 11-12, 2014
23rd Annual Wine and Garlic Festival
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rebec Vineyards
2229 North Amherst Hwy.
Amherst, VA 24521
Contact: Svet Kanev
434.907.1859
Email: winery@rebecwinery.com

October 11-12, 2014
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland Farm and Great Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Cheryll Green
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Email: hartlandfarm@gmail.com
540.532.0436

October 18, 2014
Annual Pumpkin Festival
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
231 Farmers Market Drive
Hillsville, VA 24343
Contact: Carroll County Tourism Department

October 18-19, 2014
Drumheller's Orchard Apple Festival
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1130 Drumheller’s Orchard Lane
Lovingston, VA 22949
434.263.5036
E-mail: info@drumhellersorchard.com

October 18-19, 2014
27th Annual AT&T Town Point Virginia Wine Festival
Town Point Park
120 W. Main St. Norfolk, VA 23510
Contact: Norfolk Festevents
757.441.2345

October 18-19, 2014
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland Farm and Great Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Cheryll Green
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Email: hartlandfarm@gmail.com
540.532.0436

October 19, 2014
Kickin' Chicken Wing Fest
12 noon to 5 p.m.
17th Street Farmers' Market
100 North 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804.646.0954
Email: info@enrichmond.org

October 25-26
Fall Festival Weekends at Hartland Farm and Great Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Cheryll Green
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Email: hartlandfarm@gmail.com
540.532.0436

NOVEMBER

November 1-2, 2014
Pumpkin Chunkin’
Drop Zone 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road

Bluemont, VA 20135
Contact: Kate Zurschimede
540.554.2073
Email:
AsktheFarmer@greatcountryfarms.com

November 7-8, 2014
57th  Annual  Urbanna Oyster Festival
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
45 Cross Street
Urbanna, VA 23175
Contact: Pam Simon
804.758.0368
Email: oysterfestival@va.metrocast.net

November 15, 2014
Virginia Seafood and Craft Show
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market
3640 Dam Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
757.385.4388

November 22
The Oyster & South Festival
Greenbrier Farms
225 Sign Pine Road, Chesapeake
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets = $40 each; children 12 and under free, must be accompanied by an adult
Benefits CHKD  and the Sydney M. Oman Cancer Center run by the Chesapeake Health Foundation
Tickets available at Tidewater Mulch and Material
757.436.0149

November 29, 2014
Holiday Open House and 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

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