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

(see also: 2018  -  2017  -   2015  -  2014  -  2011)


May 3-4, 2019
39th 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 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 12, 2019  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 18, 2019  33rd 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.

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

May 5, 2018 - 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 5, 2018
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 12, 2018  Annual 'Of Ale & History Beer Festival
Middletown, Virginia
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 19, 2018 - 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 19, 2018 - 17th Annual Virginia Beer Festival - Norfolk, Virginia
Sample a bounty of brews from around the world, while enjoying live music and the spring air! Beer connoisseur? Purchase a premium tasting ticket and have access to specialty brews, private talks with brewers, and delicious snacks.

May 20, 2018  Annual Taste of Arlington - Ballston, Virginia
The annual Taste of Arlington transforms Wilson Boulevard and neighboring streets into a family-friendly street festival with dining, music and entertainment for all ages. This annual festival features the cuisine of more than 50 Arlington restaurants, three concert stages with live music and a DJ, an expanded Beer and Wine Garden, a 5k race benefiting Girls on the Run, World Pup tournament in the expanded BarkPark and a KidZone with a rock climbing wall, carnival games and the FRESHFARM Markets Build-A-Bug pavilion.  Tickets are now on sale and you can buy discounted Taste tickets on the BallstonConnect Mobile app.  (also: )

May 20, 2018  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 24-25, 2018  Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival - Whitetop, Virginia
Music, tapping tours, syrup processing, storytelling, slide show and more.

May 25-July 1, 2018  Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Williamsburg, Virginia
Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival runs every Suriday, Saturday and Sunday from May 25 to July 1, which features some of the world's best food and wine, including features from around the world.

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! 

May 26-27, 2018  Delaplane Strawberry Festival - Delaplane, Virginia
The annual festival is back this year with two days of music, crafts, field games, hayrides, old-fashioned fun, and yes, plenty of ripe strawberries!  The event is held in the beautiful Virginia countryside at Sky Meadows State Park  (also: )

May 26-27, 2018  35th 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 31-June 3, 2018  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.


2017 Virginia - May 2017
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events still waiting for new dates

May 13, 2017  Dog Day at Breaux - Purcellville, Virginia
Join us for our annual Dog Day celebration.  Bring your 4-legged friends for a day of fun at Breaux Vineyards this Spring.  We have live music with Steele & Oglevee, wine tastings, dog rescue organizations, doggie based vendors, and local crafters onsite for you to enjoy.


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!


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

events still waiting for new dates

May 10, 2014  Town Center Art & Wine Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia
A unique opportunity to enjoy visual and gastronomic arts in the same setting. While the late spring sun bathes the Fountain Plaza, artists of all types display their creations at the festival. At the same time, international wine favorites sit side-by-side with the best of Virginia wineries in a sampling of new and classic vintages. The Town Center Art & Wine Festival is the perfect event to leisurely examine cutting-edge art while sampling the very latest in the vintner’s art.


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

events still waiting for new dates

May 14-15, 2011  Warrenton Wine and Arts Festival
Warrenton, Virginia
Spend a day in Historic Old Town Warrenton enjoying Virginia's best wineries, artists, vendors and shopping for that special treasure.

May 21-22, 2011  Wine Festival at the Plains: Spring Encore
The Plains, Virginia
WILL NOT BE HELD IN 2012. Tasting Rooms from every corner of the Commonwealth come together for this grand celebration of the harvest. Enjoy fine art, fancy food, culinary seminars and the wines that rarely make it out of tasting rooms as select Virginia wineries showcase over 250 award-winning artisan wines produced in Virginia,  "America's most promising, emerging wine region".



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