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February 2, 2016
Media Invited to Attend the Virginia Food and Beverage Expo on March 23
Trade event offers the opportunity to meet Virginia producers, discover food and beverage trends
Contact: Sarah Pennington, 804.786.1904


Virginia Food and Beverage Expo


Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D


The Virginia Food and Beverage Expo takes place once every two years to connect buyers representing grocery stores, restaurants and gift shops directly with Virginia specialty food and beverage products. The Expo is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) to promote Virginia products and advance economic development.

Sample hundreds of Virginia food and beverage products from as many as 150 companies, all in one convenient location. Find out what’s hot now and spot the next big food and beverage trends. For the first time, this year’s Expo will feature a Beverage Garden with Virginia wine, beer, spirits, mixers, juice, coffee and tea producers.

Another highlight will be the popular Best New Product Award showcase and presentation. Discover new Virginia food and beverage products and choose your own favorites. The judges’ official winners will be announced during the show at 11 a.m.


The Virginia Food and Beverage Expo is a trade-only event. VDACS provides complimentary press badges to qualified media. Reporters who are interested in attending are encouraged to register in advance with Sarah Pennington in the VDACS Office of Communications.

Food and beverage buyers may register online at There is no cost to attend. This trade event is not open to the public and no one under 18 will be admitted.


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