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2019 Virginia - April 2019
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

(see also: 2017  -   2015  -  2013  -  2011)


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 6, 2019  Wine and Food Festival - Stuart, Virginia
Stuart’s Annual Wine and Food Fest - 3pm to 7pm.  Main Street Uptown - Rain or Shine

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 13, 2019 - Cherry Blossom Celebration - Purcellville, Virginia
Come join us this Spring at our annual Cherry Blossom Celebration!  Hopefully the blossoms will be in full bloom, which is one of the most picturesque times of the year here at the vineyard!  We will also have live music, craft vendors, delicious food, and of course wine.  We will be open all day for tastings, and there is no admission or reservation required.

April 13, 2019  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 20, 2019
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 20, 2019  Bbq And Shad Homecoming - Wakefield, Virginia
A community event for all ages supporting the fundraising efforts of the Wakefield Ruritan Club. Among others beneficiaries, the Wakefield Ruritan Club has directly contributed to the local Fire Department, Rescue Squad, 4-H Club, and youth Baseball. The Wakefield Ruritan Club also awards scholarships directly to deserving young people.

April 22, 2019 - 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 27, 2019  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 27, 2019  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.

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.


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.



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