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2023 Virginia - April 2023
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

(see also: 2021  -  2019  -  2017  -   2015)


March 25-April 2, 2023
Cherry Blossom Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia


April 22, 2022 - Earth Day

April 22, 2023
The Appomattox OysterFest
Concord, Virginia
This event will feature not only Oysters, but also seafood, BBQ, & regular fare.  Live music from the Matthew Howard Band, Southland Band, and Rare Form, all within the vineyards for attendees. Alcohol tastings, as well as full glass & bottle purchases of wine, distilled spirits cocktails and craft beers. Almost 50 Crafters will be on site offering their wares. This is a family-friendly event, but please, no dogs or other pets. Food will be available for purchase from vendors, including seafood, Oysters, BBQ, hot dogs & hamburgers, Kettle corn, & dessert. Beer, Wine, & Cocktails.

April 22, 2023  Blacksburg Fork and Cork - Blacksburg, Virginia
Please join us for our annual wine festival the Blacksburg Fork and Cork from 1 pm to 6 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 23, 2023 - 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 27-June 11, 2023  Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Williamsburg, Virginia
Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival runs every Thursday through Sunday and features some of the world's best food and wine, including features from around the world.

April 29, 2023  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.


April 29, 2023  Gnarly Culpeper Block Party& Brew Fest
Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper’s Gnarly Neighborhood Block Party, from Noon – 5:00 PM in Downtown Culpeper.  Featuring craft beverages for purchase, live music from the Judy Chops, food trucks, specialty foods, local artists, and lawn games.  Winner of the Great American Main Street award! Tickets are $15 in advance.

April 29, 2023  14th Annual Taste of India - Norfolk, Virginia
One of the largest Asian Indian Festivals in Virginia. It is on one of the most popular cultural single-day events organized by any ethnic group in the region.  Live entertainment, Indian cuisine and vendor booths, Indian clothing and crafts, kids’ carnival games and henna hand painting.  Attendance: 10,000.

2021 Virginia - April 2021
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

waiting for new dates

April 3, 2021 - Wine and Food Festival - Stuart, Virginia
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Stuart’s Annual Wine and Food Fest - 3pm to 7pm.  Main Street Uptown - Rain or Shine.

2019 Virginia - April 2019
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
waiting for new dates

April 6, 2019 - 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 7, 2019 - Breaux Vineyards Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting
Purcellville, Virginia
Join us for one of our most exclusive events, our Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting.  During the lunch sample and discuss various vintages of this coveted varietal with our winemaker.  Enjoy a 3-course meal prepared by Chef Author Clark, paired with the wines.  Educational, interactive, and fun, this is a reservation only event, and will sell out soon, very limited seating.  Reservations Required- $85.00 per person/$75.00 Cellar Club Member.

April 25, 2020  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!


2017 Virginia - April 2017
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

waiting for new dates

April 8-9, 2017 - Annual Rites of Spring Wine Festival
Spotsylvania, Virginia
The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Center.  The Rites of Spring Wine Festival offers a wide selection of Virginia's award winning wines, unique artisans & crafters, food concessionaires, live entertainment, and much more!

April 22, 2017  Breaux Vineyards  20th Anniversary Celebration & Grand Re-Opening - Purcellville, Virginia
Happy 20th Breaux Vineyards! Come enjoy the fruits of our labor as we celebrate year 20 with a fun celebration of all ages.  Enjoy wine tastings, live music with the Voodoo Blues Band from 1:00pm-5:00pm, raffle items throughout the day, give-a-ways, chef demos, ribbon  and  cake cutting, craft vendors, face painting, and more! Bring your camera and take a 'Selfie-Bration" photo while here, join us on Facebook for fun giveaways leading up to the event,

April 29, 2017  Town Center Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Over 50 Craft Beers from Over 25 Breweries!  This signature event features local Virginia beers and national and regional craft beers and ciders.


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.




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