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2018 Virginia Food Festivals June 2018
(see also: 2017  -   2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2012)


June 9, 2018
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Richmond, Virginia
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

June 16, 2018
Ashland Strawberry Faire 2018
Ashland, Virginia
A day to honor the succulent springtime berry. Sample the strawberry shortcakes, drinks, breads, and more or take home flats of fresh strawberries. Vendors offer arts, crafts, plants, and antiques to the many thousands who attend the event. Entertainment on two stages.

June 22-23, 2018  Covington Cork and Pork Festival
Covington, Virginia
The Covington Cork and Pork Festival features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque competition, wine tastings, food, music, entertainment, kids' activities, and a People's Choice BBQ competition.  Admission to the festival is free, but the wine tasting and People's Choice BBQ competition where you get to sample some of the barbeque does incur a cost to participate.  Come and enjoy this wonderful event!


2017 Virginia Food Festivals June 2017
events still waiting for new dates

June 1-4, 2017 - Newport News Greek Festival - Newport News, Virginia
The festival began in 1967 and has grown into one of the region's most elaborate and popular ethnic celebrations, with an extensive menu of authentic Greek food, pastries, music, dance, vendors and entertainment.


June 3, 2017
Belle Grove Garden Fest
Middletown, Virginia
Join Belle Grove and the Master Gardeners of the Northern Shenandoah Valley for the annual GardenFest, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Admission to the fair is free and tours of Belle Grove's Manor House will be just $5 for visitors 12 years of age and older. The fair will feature a plant sale, specialty vendors, tool sharpening, Second Hand Rose sale,  children’s activities, farm animal petting zoo, workshops and other gardening presentations.

June 3-4, 2017  Annual Vintage Virginia Wine Festival
Centreville, Virginia
A cornerstone of the East Coast wine festival season, featuring a one-stop shopping environment for wine collectors and enthusiasts, as well as a unique opportunity to interact with winemakers, movers and shakers, cultivating your own understanding of what makes a quality vintage.

June 9, 2017 - Virginia Cheese Festival - Blacksburg, Virginia
Please join us in Blacksburg at Virginia Cheese Festival Smithfield Plantation.  Come and enjoy a day of artisan cheese tastings, wine and beer pairings, workshops, and more.

June 9-11, 2017 - Norfolk Harborfest - Norfolk, Virginia
Celebrating America's largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in its 41st year.  For three memorable days, the historic waterfront festival offers a weekend packed with thrilling activities on land and sea to include tall ships and the Parade of Sail, artisan foods and beverages, work boat races, unique and unusual performances, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, family games and activities, national and regional entertainment, and much more.

June 10, 2017  20th Annual Cajun Festival - Purcellville, Virginia
Come join your Cajun cousins at Breaux Vineyards for the annual Cajun Festival.  Enjoy cajun fare, wine tastings, craft vendors, vineyard hayrides, wine-a-ritas,  and more at this annual celebration of our Cajun heritage!  Live music.

June 10-11, 2017  Virginia Herb Festival - Middletown, Virginia
Herbal crafters and product vendors, thousands of herb plants, pick your own lavender, gardens, local artists, wine tasting, tea tasting, food, music, educational workshops and the chance to learn about the Shenandoah Herb Society. High Tea will be prepared from the garden and served all day.

June 14, 2017  44th Annual Virginia Pork Festival - Emporia, Virginia
The world's largest outdoor barbecue. Last year's event attracted over 15,000 people representing 32 different states.  Attendance: 15,000.

June 18, 2017  13th Annual Manassas Jazz Festival - Manassas, Virginia
Previously known as the Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival, this year’s Manassas Jazz Festival is expanding to include wine, beer, and spirits – something for everyone to enjoy!  We will be featuring Virginia farm wineries, Virginia craft breweries, and local Virginia distilleries at this year’s event. An afternoon of live jazz music will make this the perfect day! Bring out your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a great event in downtown Manassas!

June 23-25, 2017 - 28th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival
Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk's annual love-fest with New Orleans' special spirit and unique Bayou culture.  This popular 3-day festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun and Creole style.

June 24-25, 2017  10th Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest
Centrevile, Virginia
This Celebration of American Beer features over 60 of America’s best breweries, a variety of food to complement the craft beers and great local and regional bands to entertain you. Please note that beer sampling ends one hour prior to the close of the festival.  Attendance: 7,500


2015 Virginia Food Festivals June 2015
events still waiting for new dates

June 7, 2015  Taste of Historic Manassas - Manassas, Virginia
The 3rd Annual Taste of Historic Manassas is brought to you by the Historic Manassas Restaurant Alliance . Taste of Historic Manassas is an annual event that transforms Old Town Manassas into a lively street festival, complete with local entertainment, dynamic sponsors, and lots of noteworthy restaurants.


2014 Virginia Food Festivals June 2014
events still waiting for new dates

June 7, 2014  Carytown RVA Craft Beer Festival - Richmond, Virginia
Carytown’s Craft Beer Festival is now in its second year with a new, expanded home at The Diamond.  Last year, the event sold out at just over 3000 with many trying to get this very hot ticket.  With the move to the new home, this festival gets more space, better parking and more than 40 different craft beers to sample.

June 27-29, 2014  Hogging Up BBQ Festival - Clear Brook, Virginia
Three days of barbecue, vendors, live entertainment,  beer, wine, activities and more.  Featured 5 stop BBQ Tour happens Friday and Saturday, where you can learn from the professional BBQ Teams tips and tricks!  A sanctioned KCBS State Championship takes place on Friday and Saturday with a Backyard competition on Sunday. Supporting locals charities in the area , for 2014 this includes the SPCA and Assembly of God's Blaze Youth Mission Group.


2013 Virginia Food Festivals June 2013
events still waiting for new dates

June 22, 2013  BBQ, Bands, & Brews - Palmyra, Virginia
This is an event for the entire family featuring a variety of activities including a KCBS sanctioned barbeque competition, Hometown BBQ contest, entertainment, and local vendors.


2012 Virginia - June 2012
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events still waiting for new dates

June 3, 2012  Broad Appetit - Richmond, Virginia
The public can taste signature dishes from over 50 of Richmond’s finest local restaurants. The smorgasbord in the streets happens on West Broad Street and also features several of Virginia’s finest wineries and breweries, as well as homegrown music and culinary theatrics. Supports Meals on Wheels & Central Virginia Foodbank.

June 15, 2012  39th Annual Virginia Chicken Festival - Crewe, Virginia
The Chicken Festival has been Discontinued as of 2013.

June 23, 2012  4th Annual HarvFest - Berryville, Virginia
'A Taste of the Country - Then and Now'  HarvFest is a one-day festival celebrating local food, farming, and history. Clarke County's rich agricultural and historical heritage will be showcased via local food and drink vendors, farming demonstrations, historic tours and exhibits. HarvFest is hosted by and benefits The Clermont Foundation and Clarke County Parks and Recreation. HarvFest will be held at the historic Clermont Farm which was surveyed by George Washington in 1750 and currently sits on 360 rolling acres owned by the Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources and managed by a local trust. Clermont is a working cattle and sheep farm.

June 23, 2012  Kilmarnock Wine Festival - Kilmarnock, Virginia
Join the fun with wine tasting and sales from wineries of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail.  Live entertainment and great wines to taste, enjoy and purchase in the heart of Kilmarnock.  Join us on 1st and North Main St. for another fun day in our quaint town.



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