2013 Virginia - October 2013
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events still waiting for new dates
October ?-?, 2013 Virginia Wine Showcase - Chantilly, Virginia
Virginia Wine Showcase is Moving Out of the Winter this Year. Watch for our new October dates here!
October 4-5, 2013 31st Annual West Point Crab Carnival
West Point, Virginia
Something for everyone including parades, entertainment, fireworks, arts & crafts and children's activities.
October 5, 2013 Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival
Rockbridge County, Virginia
Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. What started out eighteen years ago as the “Rockbridge Food & Wine Festival”, changed about five years ago to “Rockbridge Wine Festival” is reinventing itself again this year as the “Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival”
October 5, 2013 Yorktown Wine Festival - Historic Yorktown, Virginia
This event, held at Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, will showcase some of Virginia's finest wineries.
October 10-13, 2013 36th Annual Suffolk Peanut Festival - Suffolk, VA
This family-friendly event honors the city’s agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts, our favorite legumes. With something for everyone, the festival is host to as many as 200,000 visitors over four days.
October 12, 2013 41st Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival
All you can eat from Noon to 4 p.m. OYSTERS, OYSTERS, OYSTERS... on the half shell, steamed, single fried, fritters, clam chowder, clam fritters, steamed crabs, salad bar, french fries, hush puppies, hot dogs, Coke.
(also: www.chincoteaguechamber.com/events/oyster-festival )
October 12, 2013 Taste of Brunswick Festival - Alberta, Virginia
According to legend, Brunswick Stew was invented in Virginia in the 1830's as a concoction of squirrel, onions and stale bread. In today’s version chicken has replaced squirrel and the stew is rounded out with corn, tomatoes, butterbeans, and other vegetables. Each year in Alberta (Brunswick County, Va.) some 25-30 stewmasters vie for top honors – to the delight of thousands. Games, rides, horse show, antique tractors, live music and more.
October 12-13, 2013 Annual Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival!
Held at Rebec Vineyards, this festival embraces food, wine, live entertainment, arts, crafts, and GARLIC!
October 12-13, 2013 CIAO 11th Annual Italian Festival
Sponsored by the Colonial Italian American Organization. Come join us and enjoy a wide assortment of Italian food specialties, Virginia wineries, arts & crafts, and entertainment.
October 13, 2013 Taste of Culpeper - Culpeper, Virginia
Experience the very best in Virginia wines, microbreweries and local cuisine from noon until 5:00 p.m. Discover treasures for your home and your table from local artisans and crafters. Fun and festivities for the entire family will promise an enjoyable fall afternoon. FREE activities for children include face painting, moonbounce, art projects, games and much more.
October 14-20, 2013 Culpeper Downtown 5th Annual Restaurant Week
If you've been waiting for a special occasion to explore the robust and diverse mix of downtown Culpeper restaurants, you now have one: Culpeper Renaissance's 5th Annual Restaurant Week. Started by local restaurateurs in 2009, the event encourages diners to break out of typical work-week patterns and share a meal with family and friends. With specially priced menu options -- $25 per person includes a 3-course dinner of appetizer, entrée, and dessert -- it's a great excuse to revisit old favorites or try something new. See below for participating restaurants to make a reservation.
October 18-20, 2013 Poquoson Seafood Festival - Poquoson, Virginia
The Poquoson Seafood Festival which began as a small celebration of the Poquoson Waterfront Community featured an art show at a local marina over 30 years ago. Today the festival is a large annual event in the City of Poquoson. The festival draws nearly 50,000 people over the three days it is held. The Festival is a dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay Working Waterman. The Festival is enjoyed by both residents and visitors from a wide geographic area. The festival features over 150 arts and crafts vendors, nearly 25 seafood Food Vendors, and a variety of commercial vendors throughout. There is a wide variety of seafood for every palate, and entertainment scheduled throughout the weekend.
October 19, 2013 24th Bowling Green Harvest Festival
Bowling Green, Virginia
We hold the Harvest Festival rain or shine. Last year’s attendance was estimated between 12,000 and 14,000 fun loving folks of all ages. Our goal each year is to give you a Harvest Festival that is better than the previous year. Your attendance and feedback are two of the ways we know if we met our goal. Our organizers and Town Officials are clearly visible, so let them know if we met your expectations.
October 19, 2013 Powhatan's Festival of the Grape - Powhatan, Virginia
We are delighted to offer 30 Virginia Wineries, 10+ Regional Food Vendors, over 100 juried arts and craft vendors, as well as a variety of live entertainment and a great selection of delicious, regional favorite foods.
October 19-20, 2013 Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Live music sets the stage for the perfect outdoor setting for tasting some of the best beer brewed! Over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries are available for sampling.
October 19-20, 2013 NOVA Brewfest - Centreville, Virginia
The annual NOVA Fall Brewfest is a "World Beer Celebration" with live outdoors music, crafters, food and of course, lots of great craft brews to sample! It's the biggest and best beer and music festival in Northern Virginia!
October 26, 2013 3rd Annual Discover Virginia Chili Cook Off - Ruckersville, Virginia
The annual chili cook-off benefits the local food pantry.