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2020 Virginia - May 2020
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

(see also: 2019  -  2018  -  2015)


May 1, 2020
School Lunch Hero Day
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 1, 2020
Beer & Wine Classic
Maymont, Virginia
Raise a glass to celebrate Beer & Wine Classic at Maymont, hosted by the Dooley Noted Society! Enjoy live music, food trucks and more while sampling some of Virginia’s finest beverages from dozens of local breweries, cideries and wineries. Cheers! Participants must be 21 years old or older.

May 1-2, 2020 - 40th Annual Strawberry Festival - Roanoke, Virginia
This two-day family-oriented festival draws approximately 20,000 visitors to downtown Roanoke. In addition to delicious strawberry desserts, there are arts and craft vendors, children’s activities, and live entertainment.  Attendance: 20,000.

May 2, 2020  52nd Annual Chinoteague Seafood Festival
Chinoteague, Virginia
A spring seafood festival has been held here on Chincoteague Island for more than four decades.  "Little Neck" clams, oysters, fish and a variety of sides will be featured the first Saturday in May at Tom's Cove Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Beer may be purchased separately and soft drinks are included in the ticket price.

May 2, 2020  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.

May 9, 2020  25th Annual 'Of Ale & History Beer Festival
Middletown, Virginia
Virginia's Longest Running Beer Festival.  Come and celebrate Belle Grove Plantation's German and English heritage by sampling a great array of beers from the New and Old World, as well as delicious food by area restaurants. Beverages include a fine mix of European imports and innovative American microbrews, as well as a few domestic favorites. The historic house and landscape are open for touring throughout the festival, and the Potomac Rugby Union hosts a multi-club tournament on the front meadow.

May 10, 2020 - MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.


May 15-June 28, 2020 - Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Williamsburg, Virginia
Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday and features some of the world's best food and wine, including features from around the world.

May 16, 2020  Quarterfest Crawl - Ballston, Virginia
Quarterfest presented by Dittmar is a family-friendly festival located in the heart of Ballston in front of the new town center, Ballston Quarter. We invite you to visit the restaurants and stores throughout Ballston to sip, sample, shop and savor over an entire weekend.  Brought to you by the same minds behind Taste of Arlington, Quarterfest takes the block party to the next level featuring a street pub, Outdoor concert all weekend and a Quarterfest crawl on Saturday.

May 16, 2020 - 34th Annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival
Front Royal, Virginia
Enjoy tastings from Virginia wineries. Hand painted wine glasses, hand crafted musical instruments, jewelry, pottery and ceramics. A variety of festival food, including the famous funnel cake, fresh roasted nuts, crab cake sandwiches, steak-n-cheese, seafood, or step inside to one of our many restaurants located at the event site. Entertainment. Kids rides, games and face painting.

May 23-24, 2020  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.

May 23-24, 2020  37th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Not only does the Festival have all the strawberries you can eat offered in over 50 different ways, activities include a pie eating contest, strawberry bake-off, continuous entertainment, a parade, large carnival, livestock show and sale, military display, pig races, youth art show, and arts & craft booths.    Attendance: 120,000.

May 28-31, 2020  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.

May 30, 2020  39th Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival
Centreville, Virginia
Bull Run Special Events Center, 11am to 6pm.  SPECIAL NEW VIRGINIA-CRAFTED BEER & SPIRITS AREA:  For the first time in over 39 years Guests can now enjoy not only Wine & Ciders from VA’s best producers – but also this year, there is a special area with over 50 VA-Crafted Beers and Spirits.  VIP or add on ticket is required.  NEW WINE WARS!  An exciting new component to the festival this year will be Wine Wars.  Guests have the opportunity to purchase a ticket to participate in a water gun fight gone awry.  Inspired by the Batalla Del Vino in Spain—participants will square off to soak everyone else in wine.  Wearing white is required. Ticket purchases receive a wine soaker, towel, and access to the Wine Wars area.  Showers will be available after for participants.  Spectators are also welcome. This ticket includes admission into the Festival itself……so folks can pre-game.

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

May 4, 2019 - Blues, Brews, and BBQ on the River
Historic Yorktown, Virginia
This event will showcase some of the best Blues musicians in the Hampton Roads area. Add that to 26 craft beers, incredible BBQ, and other gourmet foods and you have the makings for an incredible day. Love the Blues - then stick around for the Sunday Art on the River event that will feature the inaugural Blues weekend in Yorktown.

May 4-5, 2019  Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival
Norfolk, Virginia
Guests will be able to sample newly released vintages and past favorites from Virginia's premier wine makers. Perfectly paired gourmet foods and specialty wares will also be available for purchase throughout the day.

May 18, 2019  Virginia Beer Festival - Norfolk, Virginia
CANCELLED FOR 2019.  After 18 years, the mid-Atlantic region’s largest and longest-running beer festival will be taking 2019 off to reflect on a changing beer culture. The Virginia Beer Festival will evaluate how to further improve the craft beer lover’s experience in the future, so stay tuned for more information!

May 19, 2019  Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival - Whitetop, Virginia
Always held on the third Sunday in May, the Ramp Festival features traditional mountain music played by local musicians, crafts, games, dancing, a RAMP EATING CONTEST and a BBQ chicken meal served with a side of (what else?) ramps!

May 19, 2019  Strawberry Festival - Stuart, Virginia
The festival is fun for the whole family with kids' activities and live bands, as well as many local artists and craftsmen who display and sell their products. Of course you can purchase fresh from the field strawberries and eat delicious food.

May 25-26, 2019  Delaplane Strawberry Festival - Delaplane, Virginia

2018 Virginia - May 2018
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events waiting for new dates

May 26, 2018  Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest - Centrevile, Virginia
We're going on Tour!  First stop: The Delaplane Strawberry Festival on May 26th, 2018! Visit our Facebook page for announcements on where we'll be headed next!


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

events still waiting for new dates

May 17, 2015  Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival - Whitetop, Virginia
Always held on the third Sunday in May, the Ramp Festival features traditional mountain music played by local musicians, crafts, games, dancing, a RAMP EATING CONTEST and a BBQ chicken meal served with a side of (what else?) ramps!



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