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2018 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2018
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2010)


September 8, 2018  The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival
Leessburg, Virginia
Over 200 Wines, Over 20 Wineries, Great Live Music and Wonderful Food and Crafts.

September 15, 2018
Coastal Commonwealth Classic
Norfolk, Virginia
This one-day festival pays tribute to upscale Virginian lifestyle and culture with a heavy focus on Virginia's vibrant culinary scenes, hand-selected artisan vendors from around the commonwealth, and locally crafted spirits, brews and wines.


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

events still waiting for new dates

September 2, 2017 - Rockbridge Pie Festival - Lexington, Virginia
Pie baking contest, Pie Auction and lots of activities for kids. Watch the Trebuchet launch Pies in the Sky! Harvest Dinner and Square Dancing too!

September 2, 2017 - 25th Annual Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival - Madison, Virginia
The annual event will include Madison County history, artwork, music, and good food.

September 3, 2017 - Hoptoberfest - Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to present the inaugural Hoptoberfest – a Gnarly Hops fall celebration. Hoptoberfest will take place on Sunday, September 3, 2017, from Noon – 5:00 PM in the Depot District in Downtown Culpeper.


This brand new event is designed to satisfy the American Craft Beer enthusiasts  with a German twist and there's an added bonus for Virginia Wine lovers too!

September 9, 2017  5th Annual B'dam Brew JAM
Beaverdam, Virginia
Join us for the Annual B'dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival - located less than a half hour from RVA or Fredericksburg.  Come out and enjoy an awesome selection of Craft Beers and Ciders, live music, craft vendors and great food galore! Corn Hole Games and Silent Auction as well.

September 9, 2017  8th Annual Shrimp & Wine Festival
Brookneal, Virginia
Join us for a day of local food, wine, beer live music, and great people!  It's time for our  Annual Shrimp & Wine Festival!

September 9-10, 2017
21st Annual Neptune's Fall Wine Festival
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Join your friends by the oceanfront for an afternoon hosted by Virginia's leading vineyards. Sip and savor chardonnays, merlots, rieslings and more while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia's new reputation for quality wines.

September 10, 2017  Vintage Crystal: Sip and Salsa - Arlington, Virginia
Crystal City’s signature wine and food tasting event, Sip and Salsa, boasts the region’s only inside the beltway, outdoor wine festival with the ease of safe and responsible transit access. Sip and Salsa brings delicious wines from Spain, Portugal, and Argentina together with food tastes from restaurants in Crystal City and the region. Live latin jazz, wine education from the Washington Wine Academy, and Salsa from Columbia Pike’s Salsa Room round out the action for an affordable afternoon outdoors.

September 16, 2017  40th Annual Boones Mill Apple Festival
Boones Mill, Virginia
There will be plenty of food, crafts, entertainment, games and fun for children of all ages.

September 22-24, 2017  Chilhowie Community Apple Festival
Chilhowie, Virginia
Chilhowie Community Apple Festival events will begin with the beauty pageant and a kick-off celebration concert by a favorite local band, Phantom! Children's activities will begin at 6:30. Bring a lawn chair and come out to enjoy great music, friends and fun! Crafts, vendors, and exhibits. Parade and Band Competition. The pet show and gospel music.. Craft or food vendors interested in a space for the Apple Festival can call 276-646-8213.

September 22-24, 2017 - Outdoor Living & Cooking Expo
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Meet 100's of Experts and experience Thousands of products and services!  Shop, Compare, See, Try, and Buy!  The Better Living Home Expos are regional shows  that aim to bring local and regional businesses together with consumers for the sole purpose of creating a better home, gardening  and healthier lifestyle.

September 23, 2017 - 5th Annual Ribtoberfest & Southern Foodways
Norfolk, Virginia
RibtoberFest will have the best of both worlds as Beer & BBQ collide in one deliciously mouth watering food for all, featuring finger-lickin good BBQ, fabulously frosty craft brews, live music, restaurant competitions, and great family fun.

September 23-24, 2017  29th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
This year 29 Wineries will be participating as well as 85 Food and Craft Vendors. Whether you are a wine lover or just tempting your taste buds, Virginia wines offer flavors and styles to please every palette. Winemakers will be on hand to answer wine-related questions and assist guests with their sampling. Enjoy a favorite or try something new. Sip a glass at the festival or take a bottle home.

September 29-October 1, 2017  44th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, Boardwalk Weekend - Virginia Beach, Virginia
The famous East Coast celebration stages events from March through September and concludes with its grand finale, Boardwalk Weekend. Seafood, wine tasting, music and exhibitors.

September 29-Oct 8, 2017  International Sandsculpting Championship
Virginia Beach, Virginia
With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune's International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other for miles.  From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.

September 29-October 8, 2017  State Fair of Virginia - Doswell, Virginia
It's the best of Virginia! Come see Virginia’s finest animals and agriculture, exhibits and shows, toe-tappin' music, fine arts and crafts, blue ribbon competitions and more! Plan now to be a part of one of Virginia's greatest annual traditions since 1854.

September 30, 2017  18th Annual Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival
Altavista, Virginia
Every September, Avoca hosts a huge wine festival. Seven local wineries are represented.  The family friendly festival includes a free adult supervised children’s area with crafts, activities and a bouncy house sponsored by the Altavista Arts Council.  You can relax in the shade listening to Live Music.  Wander the beautifully landscaped gardens, getting an early start on Christmas with local vendors.  Food available will include grilled chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, and a bake sale with your favorite goodies.

September 30, 2017  23rd Annual Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival
Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia
Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  The festival will have the same extended hours as last year, from 12:00 until 7:00 p.m., and will be held at the beautiful Lime Kiln Theater!  The venue is directly off of Route 60, about 1 mile west of downtown Lexington, and allows for easy access to the site, an abundance of free parking and lots of space for festival-goers to enjoy the festivities.

September 30, 2017  Vegan Roots Fest - Charlottesville, Virginia
The South's Original Veg Fest.  One of the largest vegetarian festivals in the United States, this one day event typically draws about 6,000 visitors.  Attendance: 6,000.

September 30, 2017  Festival of Grapes and Hops - Petersburg, Virginia
'Sip in Lincoln Footsteps' at our Annual Grapes and Hops festival featuring tastings of new and classic vintages of Virginia’s finest winemaking and craft breweries. It is a wonderful opportunity to leisurely examine the artisans and crafters on display while walking in history in beautiful Old Towne Petersburg.


2016 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2016
events still waiting for new dates

September 10, 2016 - Spirits Festival at Belle Grove Plantation
King George, Virginia
Celebrate the pleasures of the palate during the Spirits Festival at Belle Grove Plantation presented by the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation. Combining exclusive wines, craft beers and distilled spirits while featuring the talents of local and regional artists, specialty vendors, live music and culinary delights makes this an experience not to miss!  Belle Grove Plantation, birthplace of President James Madison, is a historic Virginia Landmark set on a sprawling 694 acres and overlooks the Rappahannock River. Walk in the steps of history while enjoying the beauty of the plantation.

September 14-17, 2016 - Festa Italiana - Virginia Beach, Virginia
A little bit of Italy is coming to Town Center of Virginia Beach for two days of pasta, pizza, Italian wine, beer, and entertainment, together with family-friendly activities like grape-stomping!

September 17, 2016 - Good Times, Tastes & Tradition
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
Shenandoah Acres.  Imagine a Fall weekend in The Shenandoah Valley where there is a crisp wind blowing, the smell of burgers on the grill flowing through the air, the sounds of a bass guitar and commanding vocals in the background and a cool beverage in your hand. It surely sounds like Good Times! Make your plans to be there!  Burgers - VA Wines - Children's Activities - Craft Beer - Corn Hole - Music - Much More!.


2015 Virginia - September 2015
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events still waiting for new dates

September 12, 2015  Great Tastes of Tysons - Tysons, Virginia
This Culinary Event is a MUST VISIT for Foodies everywhere. From the producers at Drink. Eat. Relax … join us for a weekend of food enjoyment and relaxation that has never been tasted before. Escape the hustle of the Beltway politics and imbibe in the most delicious pairings and demonstrations of the summer.

September 19, 2015  Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Tysons, Virginia
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

September 24-27, 2015  53rd Annual Virginia Peanut Festival
Emporia, Virginia
Celebrate the Virginia Peanut, farming and the fall harvesting season in southeastern Virginia.


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

events still waiting for new dates

September 6-7, 2014  Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival
Reston, Virginia
Over 200 Wines, Over 20 Wineries, Great Live Music and Wonderful Food and Crafts.

Sept 12-14, 2014  Mediterranean Weekend - Virginia Beach, Virginia
A little bit of Italy and Greece come to the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three days of pasta, pizza, Italian wine, great Greek food, beer, and world-class entertainment, together with family-friendly entertainment like grape-stomping!  People from all walks of life and backgrounds join in one community for a three-day celebration of everything Italian and Greek!

September 14, 2014  6th Annual Shockoe on the Halfshell
Richmond, Virginia
17th Street Farmer’s Market. Will feature delicious oyster delights from some of the best restaurants in Richmond.

September 15-21, 2014  Taste of Carytown Week - Richmond, Virginia
Prepare to entice your taste buds with amazing Carytown dining during Taste of Carytown Week. Participating Carytown restaurants are offering special pricing and menus to showcase their most popular dishes and raise funds for the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation.

September 20, 2014  Smokin' on the Track BBQ Festival
Shenandoah, Virginia
Regretfully, the 2014 Smokin' on the Track BBQ Festival has been cancelled.  Refunds will be processed soon.

Sept 27-28, 2014  10th Annual Richmond Original Italian Street Festival
Richmond, Virginia
Richmond's 17th Street Market will be magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year’s 8th Annual Italian Festival. Get ready for the sights, sounds and aromas of the Italian countryside – and a chance to experience what Italians call “la dolce vita”, the sweet life. This is a non-profit fund raising event.


2013 Virginia - September 2013
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

events still waiting for new dates

September 21, 2013  Taste of Tysons - Vienna, Virginia
Come out and enjoy a day of great food, exhibitors, wine & beer, entertainment and a kidz zone. Hosted by, The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce. Fun, outdoor, family-friendly, free event. The event supports three of the county’s food assistance charities; Food For others, Our Daily Bread and Assistance League of Northern Virginia. Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate and help support people in our community who are in need.

September 27-29, 2013  Chilhowie Community Apple Festival
Chilhowie, Virginia
2014 Chilhowie Community Apple Festival has been Cancelled. Please check this website for information regarding future Apple Festival events.

September 28, 2013  HAWGFEST 2013 - Petersburg, Virginia
BBQ Competition and Celebration.


2010 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2010
events still waiting for new dates

September 4, 2010  The Irvington Stomp - Irvington, Virginia

September 24-26, 2010  3rd Annual Fall Tomato Festival
Cape Charles, Virginia
A variety of heirloom tomatoes are grown on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and will be featured.  While visiting our tomato festival please try our great tasting stewed tomatoes, tomato pie, fried green tomatoes, tomato pizza and of course our tomato wine just to name a few favorites

September 24-26, 2010  Greek Festival - Williamsburg, Virginia
Authenic Greek Festival held at the Brand New Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Featuring all your favorite Greek meals and pasties prepared with love by the ladies of the church. Music, Dancing, Vendors, Raffles and much more.



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