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

(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2011)


 

July 4, 2016  4TH OF JULY 2016
Nationwide
- There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 8, 2016
6th Annual Summer Brewfest
Norfolk, Virginia
Kick off Friday night right with Summer BrewFest. Loosen the tie or take off the heels and meet your friends in TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront.

July 8, 2016 - Tomato Un-Cookoff - Mechanicsville, Virginia
The Tomato Un-Cookoff is a gathering of local underground chefs competing head to head in transforming the famous Hanover Tomato into tantalizing recipes.  Come out to taste test what our local talent can dish up.  Judges Choice and Peoples Choice Awards will be presented after the judging. Free event and open to the public with musical entertainment throughout the evening; nominal fee will be collected for those wishing to participate in the tastings.

July 9, 2016  12th Annual Horse & Hound Wine Festival
Bedford, Virginia
Enjoy wine from eight of Virginia's finest wineries while listening to good music and visiting art, craft and food vendors. Virginia's most unique wine festival has numerous events throughout the day with horses and dogs as the primary attractions such as the Parade of Horses, agility dogs, and muskrat racing.

July 9, 2016  38th Annual Hanover Tomato Festival
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Come be a part of a Hanover Tradition that dates back more than 35 years. This signature Hanover County event, brings in folks from all over the East Coast.  There will be tomato growing contests, arts & crafts, a variety of entertainment, food, and free activities for children of all ages.  Attendance: 30,000.

July 9, 2016  11th Annual Key West Festival - Purcellville, Virginia
Come enjoy our "Vineyard in Paradise" at the annual Key West Festival at Breaux Vineyards.  Enjoy island inspired food, wine tastings, craft vendors, vineyard hayrides, wine-a-ritas, kids activities, vineyard tours, live music and more!  Wine and wine-a-ritas will help you ease into the perfect state of mind.  Live music.

July 16-17, 2016  41st Annual Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival
Surry, Virginia
Pork, peanut and pine have been Surry County's cash crops for nearly 400 years. The festival includes arts and crafts, a parade through the grounds, kids' corner with petting zoo, and 7th Annual BBQ cookoff. Held at Chippokes Plantation State Park.

July 22, 2016  Virginia Cantaloupe Festival - South Boston, Virginia
Virginia Cantaloupe Festival at Berry Hill Resort.  Begun in 1981 as a way to showcase the succulent goodness of cantaloupes grown locally in beautiful Halifax County, the festival has become one of the premier events in Virginia. Great food, fun, and music.

July 22-24, 2016  29th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
Held each year on the weekend prior to the Chinoteague Island Pony Swim. Features music and over 100 artists and crafters. Blueberries galore--fresh, blueberry shortcake, ultimate blueberry pie, muffins, homeade ice cream, pancakes and much more! (also: www.chincoteaguechamber.com )
 

 

July 30-31, 2016
Butterfly Harvest
Bluemont, Virginia
The most recognizable of all butterflies needs our HELP! The Monarch butterfly's population has diminished drastically due to the eradication of milkweed and other plants crucial to their habitat. Join us this weekend for monarch education, and take action to bring their habitat back. Visit our new butterfly garden and learn about the plants monarchs need to survive, and how you can help restore habitat in your community. 
 

 

2015 Virginia - July 2015
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events still waiting for new dates

July 10, 2015  5th Annual Summer Brewfest - Norfolk, Virginia
Kick off Friday night right with Summer BrewFest. Loosen the tie or take off the heels and meet your friends in TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront.

July 18, 2015  10th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival
Roanoke, Virginia
Great blues line-up with lots of lip-smackin' BBQ and other food, beer, and wine.
 

 

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

events still waiting for new dates

July 19, 2014  Que and Cruz 2014 - Louisa, Virginia
The Zion Cross Roads Fire Department and Small Country Campground are pleased to announce the 6th annual Que and Cruz. Backyard BBQ Contest (this is NOT a KCBS event this year) Car Show and Live Music. Proceeds benefit the Small Country Children’s Christmas fund and the Zion Cross Roads Volunteer Fire Department.
 

 

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

events still waiting for new dates

July 27, 2013  Bluemont BBQ Bash & Blackberry Bonanza - Bluemont, VA
Let the State Championship BBQ Competition begin! Come u-pick blackberries at their peak and compete in our Blackberry Bonanza dessert contest. In addition to the delicious food, enjoy live music, cheer on your favorite restaurant during our Waiters Race, tie-dye our “Got Berries?” T-shirt, & wind down with a blackberry wine tasting.
 

 

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

events still waiting for new dates

July 2-3, 2011  Floyd Fandango Wine & Beer Fest - Floyd, Virginia
Festival on Hiatus for 2012

July 23, 2011  Save Our Food Festival - Doswell, Virginia
Learn about the importance of safe, fresh, locally grown food while having a great time! The festival is packed with vendors and tasting stations of regional foods, wines, and breweries, live cooking demonstrations, and much more.

 

 

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