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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 1, 2018
26th Annual Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival
Madison, Virginia
The annual event will include Madison County history, artwork, music, and good food.

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 8, 2018  6th 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 8, 2018  Swine & Wine Fest - Brookneal, Virginia
Sans Soucy's Shrimp & Wine Fest is now "Swine & Wine" Fest! Same 2nd Saturday in September, same great wineries, more food, beer and music from Brandon Loving and NOMAD!

September 8, 2018  24th 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 8-9, 2018  22nd 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 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.

September 15, 2018  Rockbridge Pie Festival - Natural Bridge, Virginia
Great Valley Farm Brewery.  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 16-19, 2018  ACFSA Annual International Conference
Norfolk, Virginia
Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA). The International Association of Correctional Food Service Professionals.

September 22, 2018
Blacksburg Brew Do
Blacksburg, Virginia
We Do Brew. Do You? The Blacksburg Partnership will hold the annual award-winning Blacksburg Brew Do, a craft beer festival at the First & Main Shopping District. A plethora of craft beer will be available from at least 40 local, Mid-Atlantic, and national craft- and micro-breweries. Attendees will savor culinary delights from local restaurants and enjoy home brewing demonstrations, live music, tailgating fun, and the culmination of the 5th annual Brew Do Homebrew Competition.

September 22, 2018  41st 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 22-23, 2018  28th 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.

September 28-30, 2018  45th 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 28-30, 2018  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 28-October 7, 2018 - 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 28-October 7, 2018  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 29, 2018
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.

September 29, 2018
19th 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 29, 2018
Vegan Roots Fest
Charlottesville, Virginia
Come out to Booker T. Washington Park from noon - 6 and grab decadent vegan food, have a beer/wine/cider, listen to renowned speakers, and celebrate all the ways veganism is for the animals, the people, and the planet: a win-win-win!  Washington Park is gorgeous (and companion-animal friendly!), so bring everyone and plan to hang out with us under the trees. We’ll have 50+ exhibitors so that you can get to know the local and national movers and shakers in animal, social, and environmental justice. And of course we’ll have vendors selling all kinds of vegan products and swag. Experts on hand can talk nutrition, menus, vegan parenting, animal sanctuaries—whatever your questions are, we’ll have someone who can answer them!   Attendance: 6,000.

Sept 29-30, 2018 - 30th 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 29-30, 2018  Festival of India - Richmond, Virginia
An eagerly anticipated annual event, since it began in 1981. A unique opportunity to celebrate and explore India's diverse culture and traditions, including authentic regional food, arts, crafts, and entertainment.

September 30, 2018  Hop n Hog - The Culpeper Block Party
Culpeper, Virginia
Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to serve up Hop N Hog - The Culpeper Block Party. Hop N Hog will take place on September 30, 2018, from Noon – 5:00 PM in Downtown Culpeper directly in front of the Depot. This event will feature live music, savory regional BBQ, specialty foods, local artists, lawn games, a selection of wines, and of course great brews.


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

events still waiting for new dates

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 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 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


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

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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