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2016 Virginia - April 2016
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

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April 2, 2016
Cherry Blossom Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia
The Sister Cities of Virginia Beach and Miyazaki, Japan invite you to enjoy our 9th year of traditional Japanese music, dancing, martial arts demonstrations, along with exhibitors. Celebrate peace and goodwill during cherry blossom season while you experience Japanese culture through activities and food.

April 2, 2016  Wine and Food Fest - Stuart, Virginia
Stuart’s 3rd Annual Wine and Food Fest - 3pm to 7pm.  Main Street Uptown - Rain or Shine.

April 2, 2016  Breaux Vineyards Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting
Purcellville, Virginia
Seating times at 12:00pm & 3:00pm.  Enjoy a flight of 6 vintages of Breaux Vineyards’ Nebbiolo.  Wine samples are paired with a 3-course gourmet meal prepared by Grandale Farms.  This event is fun, interactive, educational, and conducted by our winemaker.   Reservations Required- $75.00 per person/$70.00 Cellar Club Member.

April 2-3, 2016  Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival
Whitetop, Virginia
Music, tapping tours, syrup processing, storytelling, slide show and more.

April 9, 2016  East Coast She Crab Soup Classic
Virginia Beach, Virginia
An open competition among over 15 participating restaurants, the She Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the region’s most-loved seafood delicacies.  The highly identifiable cuisine has been a staple of area menus for decades.  Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for People’s Choice Awards, determined by ballots of those attending.  Critic’s Choice Awards also are given by a panel of six leading regional cuisine experts.  A limited number of tickets are available for The East Coast She Crab Soup Classic.

April 9, 2016  Cherry Blossom Celebration & Rosé Release
Purcellville, Virginia
Come enjoy the spectacular cherry blossoms at Breaux Vineyards!  We will have live music, craft vendors, and, of course, wine tastings.  We will also be releasing our highly anticipated 2014 Rosé!  Hopefully the blossoms will be in full bloom, which is one of the most picturesque times here at the vineyard!  We will be open all day for tastings, and there is no admission or RSVP for this fun day at the winery.

April 9-10, 2016  16th Annual Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival
Waynesboro, Virginia
Held each spring on the banks of the South River, the annual festival draws anglers from across the Mid-Atlantic. The event features nonstop free lectures and tips on where, when, and how to fly fish in the Old Dominion and across the globe.  Virginia wine tastings, microbreweries, local food and live music will also be featured.

April 9-10, 2016  7th Annual Rites of Spring Wine Festival
Fredericksburg, Virginia
The Rites of Spring Wine Festival in Fredericksburg, VA offers a wide selection of Virginia's award winning wines, unique artisans & crafters, food concessionaires, live entertainment, and much more!  Open to all ages, but not pet friendly.  Adults $20 in advance, $25 at the gate.  Rain or shine.
 

 

April 22, 2016  Earth Day
Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 22, 2016  68th Annual Shad Planking - Wakefield, Virginia
The Shad Planking traces its origin to the early 1930s when a group of friends gathered together at Wrenn’s Mill in Isle Of Wight County during the spring running of the shad in the James River. They planked the shad after the tradition of native Virginia Indians and they talked politics after the tradition of their fathers before them. As the tradition grew, the Wakefield Ruritan Club assumed sponsorship of the event in 1949.  Generations of Virginia politicians have attended and addressed the Shad Planking gathering.  The annual Spring rite, held during the shad run in the James River, is a unique assembly of the many and varying views of the people and politics of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Benefits Wakefied community organizations. The menu features planked shad cooked over an open fire.

April 23, 2016  Town Center Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Over 50 Craft Beers from Over 25 Breweries!

April 30, 2016  Blacksburg Fork and Cork - Blacksburg, Virginia
Please join us for our annual wine festival the Blacksburg Fork and Cork from 12 pm to 5 pm!  It will be held at 1600 Innovation Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060.  As always, there will be over 20 wineries sampling some of the greatest vino in the Commonwealth, wine pairing and cooking demonstrations throughout the day, handmade creations by local artists, culinary delights, and live music.

April 30, 2016  Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest - Culpeper, Virginia
The Gnarly Hops brewfest returns with live music and over 70 different beer selections. Sample Virginia and nationally brewed beers, including area favorites like Devil's Backbone, Starr Hill, Blue Mountain, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company. Bold Rock Hard Cider will again be available in two refreshing flavors: Hard Apple and Draft Cider. A few well-known out-of-towners will also be on draft, like Goose Island, Sweet Water, Omegang, and Lagunitas Brewing Company. CRI guarantees there will be a craft beer to suit any taste– beer enthusiasts might even find a new favorite!

 

April 30, 2016  Maymont Herbs Galore & More - Maymont, Virginia
More than 40 vendors from the mid-Atlantic fill Maymont's Carriage House lawn with every imaginable herb as well as annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts for this one-of-a-kind event.
 

 

2015 Virginia April Food Festivals 2015
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

waiting for new dates

April 21, 2015  Richmond No Kid Hungry Dinner - Richmond, Virginia
No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.

April 25-26, 2015  The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival
Tysons, Virginia
Great Grapes! is Northern Virginia’s premier casual wine tasting with HUNDREDS of wines available for sampling. Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich Heritage of Virginia vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Lerner Town Square at Tysons II.
 

 

2014 Virginia - April 2014
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

waiting for new dates

April 26-27, 2014  The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival
Reston, Virginia
Join us this year for Northern Virginia's fastest growing wine festival – Great Grapes! Over 200 Wines and 20 Virginia Wineries.
 

 

2013 Virginia - April 2013
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events still waiting for new dates

April 19-21, 2013  Virginia Beef Expo - Harrisonburg, Virginia
Experience Virginia's fine hospitality at one of the largest beef related trade shows on the east coast.

April 20, 2013  Wine Immersion Bootcamp - Manassas, Virginia
Wine Immersion Bootcamp is the snob free zone in plain English on everything vino! Spend 4 hours at Bootcamp & become a bonafide wine aficionado.
 

 

2011 Virginia - April 2011
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events still waiting for new dates

April 9, 2011  Chow Down - Powhatan, Virginia
Powhatan’s Premiere Food Festival the “Chow Down” and Spring “Hungry to Help” food drive benefits Central VA Food Bank.  Free admission and free parking. The Chow Down food festival will give you an opportunity to reach the community and showcase your culinary delights in a relaxed, fun-filled, family atmosphere. Live music, motorcycle & car show, Kids activities. Attendance: 6,500.
 

 

2009 Virginia April Food Festivals 2009
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events still waiting for new dates

April 19, 2009  Virginia Culinary Expo - Norfolk, Virginia
The Inaugural Virginia Culinary Expo will feature two live cooking demonstrations with Emeril Lagasse. Other chefs will also have demonstrations. There will be plenty of sampling and tasting of food. There will be a special Tavern with demonstrations, pairing information plus wine, beer and spirit sampling.
 

 

2008 Virginia April Food Festivals 2008
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

waiting for new dates

April 2, 2008  Valley Foodservice Food Show - Norfolk, Virginia
Valley Foodservice is sponsoring The 2008 Valley Foodservice Food show at Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, VA. on Wednesday, April 2, 2008.  The Food Show time is 10 A.M.- 6:00PM. This Food Show will have the latest in foodservice products, technology and trends as well as having a huge assortment of vendors.

 

 

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