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2019 Virginia Food Festivals - August 2019
(see also: 2018  -  2015  -  2014  -  2011  -  2009)


July 31-August 3, 2019  American Cheese Society Annual Conference
Richmond, Virginia


August 3, 2019
American Cheese Society Festival of Cheese
Richmond, Virginia
The Cheese Festival features unlimited samples of 2,000+ artisan, farmstead, and sepcialty cheeses of every imaginable style and flavor profile from the American Cheese Society Judging & Competition, alongside gourmet foods and libations.  As you exit the Festival, you will have the opportunity to browse the annual ACS Cheese Sale. Pick up some incredible artisan cheeses from producers around the country at amazing prices, all for a great cause! Cheese Sale proceeds benefit the nonprofit American Cheese Education Foundation.

August 3-4 & 10-11, 2019  Peach Daze Fuzztival - Bluemont, Virginia
Celebrate Peak Peach Picking Season!  Come and enjoy the fruit in great food and drink at this full collaboration between Bluemont Vineyard, Dirt Farm Brewing and Great Country Farms, all located in Bluemont, VA.

August 10, 2019 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

August 10, 2019  8th Annual BBQ & Bluegrass - Purcellville, Virginia
Say farewell to summer with a relaxing and fun-filled afternoon at Breaux Vineyards from 11am-6pm.  Experience our Annual BBQ & Bluegrass with wine tastings, BBQ, craft vendors, and live bluegrass music all day long.  No admission fee or reservation required.  Event is rain or shine.  Dogs allowed outside, as long as they are friendly and on a leash.  Limited seating- lawn chairs and blankets recommended.

2018 Virginia Food Festivals - August 2018
events waiting for new dates

August 4, 2018 - Annual Blackberry Harvest & Music Festival
Nelson County, Virginia
Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery. Family festivities including live music and crafts. Pick your own blackberries or taste wine. Pig pickin' meal available.


August 12, 2018 - 35th Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival
Richmond, Virginia
Imagine...115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival and all of the great Carytown style, the Watermelon Festival has become the largest one day festival in the state of Virginia.  Attendance: 115,000.

August 17, 2018  Annual Virginia Peach Festival - Stuart, Virginia
Music celebration, peach pageant, street fair, barbeque, peach ice cream, and orchard tours. We are excited to announce that once again this year we will be at Wayside Park  No Admission Charge and Camping is available.  Free parking.

August 18, 2018 - 11th Annual Eastmont Tomato Festival
Shawsville, Virginia
The schedule includes a parade, pageant, judging of tomatoes and tomato artwork, entertainment, the Tomato Olympics, farmer's market, arts & crafts, and free tomato tasting.

August 18-19, 2018 - Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest - Richmond, Virginia
We’re having a party and you’re invited!  Gluten Free & More (formerly Living Without) magazine wants you to know that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t need to be about deprivation and missing out.  On the contrary, what you’re living without is all the horrible symptoms and medical problems you had before understanding what allergens you needed to avoid.  So, come join us, over a hundred of our favorite exhibitors and thousands of our closest friends as we celebrate LIVING WELL!!   At every event, you get to sample tons of gluten-free, allergy-friendly foods, learn from experts in the community and hang out with others who understand our world.

August 25, 2018  4th Annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Featuring local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over 65 beers from 30 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!


2015 Virginia Food Festivals - August 2015
events still waiting for new dates

August 29, 2015  Beer & Bacon Fest - Woodbridge, Virginia
The Festival is an All-You-Care-To-Taste extravaganza complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure…and of course the food of the Gods: BACON.  Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines. VIP Admission will host over 10 restaurant tasting stations.  They will be on-hand vying for the $500 Best Bacon Dish Prize.  (VIP tasting included, general admission is ala carte.)  The VIP Session will host specialty beers.  There will be over 2 tons of gourmet bacons from all over the country will be griddled on-site (until 3pm).   The Main Stage will host live music all day.  A Butchering 101 Class will be hosted on the Main Stage!  All of this plus fun foodie exhibits and so much more!


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

events still waiting for new dates

August 17, 2014 - 3rd RVA Brew B Q - Richmond, Virginia
17th Street Farmer’s Market. RVA Brew B Q features some of the region’s most loved barbeque producers, from the well-known, to the hole-in-the-wall weekend barbeque warriors; you’ll be able to taste it all. After enjoying choices pulled, minced, smoked, saucy, vinegar-based, sweet, sandwiches, plates and more, wash down your favorite bites with cold suds from more than 15 local craft breweries.  The event is free to attend. Food and beverage are available for purchase.


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

events still waiting for new dates

August 12, 2011  Taste of the Roanoke Valley--Food Expo
Daleville, Virginia
Those attending will sample the freshness and flavor of locally grown food.  Additional events throughout the day include cooking demonstrations, interactions with local food producers, educational sessions, kids activities, and live music.

August 13, 2011  4th Shockoe Chef Showdown - Richmond, Virginia
17th Street Farmer’s Market.

August 27, 2011  Salsa Fest - Winchester, Virginia
Dance the night away to live Salsa music after you taste and vote for your favorite salsa food. Activities include: Best Tasting Salsa Competition (Professional, Amateur and People’s Choice categories), Live Salsa Music, Salsa Dance Instruction, Salsa Dancing Performances and “Salsa with the Stars” Dance Competition.


2009 Virginia Food Festivals - August 2009
events still waiting for new dates

August 6, 2009  David & Prescott Gourmet Getaways - Hume, Virginia
Gourmet Getaways Author Joe David and Former PBS Chef Jill Prescott are offering a meat, seafood and desert food tasting paired with wine at the Philip Carter winery. The food will be served with, without sauce to demonstrate why non-traditional wine-food pairings are often recommended when sauces are added.



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