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2017 Virginia - November & December 2017
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

(see also: 2016  -   2011  -  2010  -  2008)


November 3-4, 2017
60th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival - Urbanna, Virginia
First weekend in November each year. Food is provided by over 50 vendors.

November 4, 2017
15th 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 4-5, 2017 - 27th Annual Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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 18, 2017  18th Annual Brunswick Stew and Stout Festival
Richmond, Virginia
Stew masters from across the mid-Atlantic region and brew masters from across the Commonwealth will come together near the 17th Farmers’ Market in Richmond for this annual event.


Stew will be available for the sampling and toward the end of the event quarts of stew will be available for purchase to take home. You can also vote for your favorite in the “Best Stewmaster” competition.  There will be amazing brews from across Virginia, some of the best stews you’ve ever had, great live music, a children’s play area, and a craft marketplace featuring locally-made goods from across the state. Make sure you get there early before the quarts run out!  From 11am to 4pm at 1615 East Broad Street, one block from 17th Street Market.  This event is free to attend. Food and beverage are available for purchase.

November 18-19, 2017  The Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition
Winchester, Virginia
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 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

December 10, 2017 - 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.


2016 Virginia - November & December 2016
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
waiting for new dates

November 11-20, 2016  Cider Week Virginia - Various locations, Virginia
Celebrating a Virginia tradition of crafting hard cider.

November 12, 2016  Annual Oyster Roast - Reedville, Virginia
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 12, 2016  4th Annual Richmond Cider Celebration
Richmond, Virginia
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 15-19, 2016  150th Annual National Grange Convention
Herndon, Virginia
The Grange is a family, community organization with its roots in agriculture.  Founded in 1867, the Grange was formed as a national organization with a local focus. Our members are given the opportunity to learn and grow to their full potential as citizens and leaders.  Each year, the National Grange holds a convention for the delegate body to set the policy agenda for the upcoming year and members to attain their Seventh Degree.  Convention is open to the public for most events, however the Seventh Degree conferral ceremony and the opening of the convention are limited to only Grange members. Convention consists of daily sessions, committee meetings, workshops, a store, and an idea fair exhibit, in which different Granges share programs that are successful in their state.  The convention has daily Grange Youth activities each day, along with Junior Grange activities, and activities for non-delegates. Convention sites are rotated around the country among the five Grange regions.

November 19, 2016  Virginia Moonshine Festival - Richmond, Virginia
The first festival of its kind in the state of Virginia. We celebrate the fuel that began in the mountains and worked its way into history. Bring your friends and join us as we get our SHINE ON!'s a good excuse to have a good time before the relatives come for the holidays! This new event is in the Old Dominion building from 12pm - 6pm.

November 24-26, 2016  Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia
Williamsburg, 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 3, 2016  Belle Grove Holiday Tea - Middletown, Virginia
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 3-4, 2016 - Holiday Open House at Breaux
Purcellville, Virginia
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 10-11, 2016  Breaux Vineyards Barrel Tasting
Purcellville, Virginia

December 11, 2016  Cocktails at Christmas - Middletown, Virginia
When Belle Grove is decorated to celebrate “Holidays Around the World,” Belle Grove’s Winter Kitchen will transport you to Ireland. We invite you to come toast the season with live music, a Hot Toddy by the fire and delicious appetizers by Nana’s Irish Pub in Middletown. Tickets also include a self-guided tour of the Manor House lit by candlelight.

December 31, 2016  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 3rd 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.


2011 Virginia - November & December 2011
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

waiting for new dates

November 5, 2011  2nd Annual Virginia Beach Rockfish Cook-Off
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Bring the family to a fun-filled `Fish-Fry` at Marina Shores. Great fried fish and sides served up with a view of top-notch chefs fighting it out for the best Rockfish recipe and live bands. The Cook-Off is a charity event to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, Bayshore Circle of the CHKD and Toby’s Dream Foundation. Your ticket includes fried fish, hushpuppies and coleslaw with 3 live bands.

November 5, 2011  Kiwanis 40th Annual Oyster and Barbeque Feast
Arlington, Virginia
This popular, family-style dinner raises funds for youth leadership programs sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington and helps to fund community youth projects and grants for other educational and non-profit organizations focusing on children in Arlington. Fresh oysters are shucked on the spot and served on the half-shell. The feast also includes fried oysters and clams, barbeque, hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, chips, soft drinks, coffee, and beer from Rock Bottom Brewery.


2010 Virginia Food Festivals 2010
November and December

waiting for new dates

December 4-5, 2010  DC's Holiday Wine Mall - Chantily, Virginia
Taste your holiday wine gifts as you buy them. Dulles Expo Center is transformed into the ultimate Holiday Wine & Finer Things Mall featuring award winning artisan wines and delectable gourmet foods, unique culinary gadgets and accessories, one-of-a-kind fancy food products & fabulous fine art gifts for everyone on your list!

December 11, 2010  Save Our Food Holiday Festival 2010
Doswell, Virginia
The event is the area”s largest holiday food and wine show and features vendors, cooking demonstrations, and food & wine pairings.
Attendance: 3,000.


2008 Virginia Food Festivals 2008
November and December

waiting for new dates

November 1, 2008  Spiders on the Vine Wine Tasting & Music Festival
University of Richmond, Virginia
Celebrate the fall season with a new tradition!  Come enjoy some great wine and music, featuring popular Richmond rock trio, the Rachel Leyco Band; renowned finger guitarist, Jeff Severson; and acoustic duo Dog’s New Clothes.  Location: University of Richmond, Westhampton Green (rain location, Tyler Haynes Commons). Admission: $25 per person.




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