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2023 Virginia - May 2023
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

(see also: 2022  -  2021  -  2020  -  2019  -  2018  -  2015)


April 27-June 11, 2023
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Williamsburg, Virginia


May -, 2023
Pungo Strawberry Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia
EVENT CANCELED FOR 2023.  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 5, 2023 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 5-6, 2023 - 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 6, 2023  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 6, 2023  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 6-7, 2023  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 13, 2023  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 14, 2023 - MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 19-21, 2023  Bayou Bon Vivant Cajun Music, Food & Art Celebration
Norfolk, Virginia
Indulge in the flavors of New Orleans at the Bayou Bon Vivant, a three-day celebration of the tastes, tunes, and traditions of the Crescent City.  A wide-ranging and fun experience for the entire family, the Bayou Boogaloo also features an Arts Market featuring 30+ New Orleans crafters, crocodile and reptile exhibits, mouth-watering Cajun dishes such as beignets, gumbo, etouffees, and jambalaya.

May 20, 2023  35th 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 20, 2023  Taste of Jamacia - Manassas, Virginia
Prince William County Fairground from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The perfect event for wine lovers and Caribbean food enthusiasts alike! This annual festival is a celebration of local wines and Caribbean cuisine, with live music and entertainment to set the mood.

May 20, 2023  18th Annual Spring Wine Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Each event ticket includes a commemorative wine glass, unlimited tastings, live music from two bands, and the ability to purchase food from two local food trucks.

May 20, 2023  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 20-21, 2023  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.

2022 Virginia - May 2022
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events waiting for new dates

May 15, 2022  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!

2021 Virginia - May 2021
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events waiting for new dates

May 22, 2021 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Tysons Corner, Virginia
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

2020 Virginia - May 2020
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events waiting for new dates

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.

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

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 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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