2018 Virginia - November & December 2018
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
(see also: 2017 )
November 3, 2018 16th Annual SML Fall Chili and Craft Festival
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
Enjoy a full-day event featuring music, crafts and a spectacular competitive chili cook-off. Trophies will be awarded for "Best Chili," "People's Choice," and "Showmanship." It'll be a hot time at Smith Mountain Lake. Held lakeside at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, near the Hales Ford Bridge.
November 3, 2018 Beer on the Beach
Buckroe Beach, Hampton, Virginia
A Buckroe Beach Craft Beer Festival. Live entertainment.
November 22, 2018 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.
December 1, 2018 - Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace
This festive outdoor wonderland will feature unique and local crafters, a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling with a take home carol book, and also a visit from the big-man himself, Santa Claus. During the festivities, hot chocolate, ciders, seasonal craft beer, mulled wine and other holiday treats will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Virginia Stage Associates.
December 10, 2018 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
2017 Virginia - November & December 2017
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events still waiting for new dates
November 3-4, 2017 - 60th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival
First weekend in November each year. Food is provided by over 50 vendors.
November 4-5, 2017 - 27th Annual Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival
Celebrate the FXBG Wine Fest at The VillageTowne Centre. This location is near Arhaus Furniture and Books-a-Million, neighboring the Spotsylvania Mall. Enjoya wide selection of Virginia’s award winning wines, unique artisans &crafters, food concessionaires, live entertainment and much more. Relax, reset, and kick up your heels. Come share some wine, dance, eat, shop and just be in the moment. Open to all ages, but not pet friendly. Rain or shine. For tickets or more information, see website.
November 10-19, 2017
Cider Week Virginia
Various locations, Virginia
Celebrating a Virginia tradition of crafting hard cider.
November 11, 2017
28th Annual Oyster Roast
Reedville Fishermen's Museum. Important fund raiser, which supports the museum’s educational programming, features a menu of oysters – both cooked and raw-on-the-half-shell, bean soup, hot dogs, barbeque, clams, chicken wings, cheese, desserts, coffee and soft drinks. Beer and wine available for purchase. Music and dancing.
November 11, 2017 5th Annual Richmond Cider Celebration
Dive into the cider renaissance with cider from VA cideries and local food from Richmond area chefs at Richmond’s historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market.Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Each ticket includes: commemorative tasting glass, dual wine tote bag, access to educational workshops, live music and 10 cider tastings. Cider will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Under 21 may enter at no charge and purchase a la carte food and drinks.
November 18, 2017 Breaux Vineyards Barrel Tasting
Sample and discuss various Barrel Samples over brunch with our winemaker, Josh Gerard and Director of Education, Jennifer Breaux. This event is educational, interactive and fun. Delight in the company of others while our hospitality associates pour through 8 wines (6 of those barrel samples) as you journey through a delicious 3-course gourmet meal, finishing off with a delectable truffle. Session is 90 minutes and is an exclusive reservation only event.
November 18-19, 2017 The Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition
This year the Virginia Lovers' Gourd Society partners with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley to present gourd artisans, a gourd competition, and raw gourds for your own crafting purposes. Family, fun, and friendly spirits combine to celebrate the interesting history and artistic possibilities available to the gourd enthusiast.
November 18-20, 2017 Brunswick Stew & Stout Festival
What makes this particular Brunswick Stew Festival so special?? All of the stews you will sample on Saturday are made from scratch onsite! Stew Masters gather at midnight onsite the night before the competition to prepare stews, then serve you the freshest stews. Stew available for purchase by the sample or by the quart. Make sure you get there early before the quarts run out! Stew Crews will be competing in two categories: Best Traditional Brunswick Stew and Best Original Stew. First place prizes for both categories is $1000, and second place prizes for both categories is $500. Stews are complimented by a fine selection of stouts and a range of other beers. Live music.
November 19, 2017 Virginia Moonshine Festival - Richmond, Virginia
The VA Moonshine & Craft Spirits Festival has been CANCELED for this year as we work to rebuild the experience to be even better for 2018.
November 23-25, 2017 Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia
At Jamestown Settlement, explore 17th-century culinary practices of Virginia during this three-day event. Visitors discover how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English colonists and Powhatan Indians.
December 2, 2017 Belle Grove Plantation Holiday Tea
You are invited to high tea by the Belle Grove Christmas Tree! After lingering over tea and delectable treats, tour the Manor House decorated to the theme of “Holidays Around the World.” Tickets to this event would be a wonderful Christmas outing for a treasured family member or friend!
December 9-10, 2017 Holiday Open House at Breaux
Get in the holiday spirit and join us for our annual Holiday Open House here at Breaux Vineyards. We will have wine tastings, live music, and our favorite craft vendors selling merchandise, wine specials, mulled wine and more! A fun way to spend a weekend in December!
December 10, 2017
Cocktails at Christmas
Belle Grove Plantation. Join us for this festive cocktail party that has become an annual tradition. Each year we create a special cocktail featuring Copper Fox Distillery’s Belle Grove 1797 Whiskey. The evening will also include holiday music and the opportunity to tour the decorated Manor House lit by candlelight. Tickets to this event would make an excellent holiday gift!
December 31, 2017
Last Night on the Town
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Enjoy family entertainment and an array of performances by local and national recording artists. Virginia Beach will once again celebrate the arrival of the New Year with a festive “Last Night on the Town” New Year’s Eve event, hosted by the Central Business District Association. Held on Dec. 31, the annual event will begin with a family-friendly celebration at Pembroke Mall, then continue with entertainment at The Town Center of Virginia Beach and culminate with a live performance by a national headliner.