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2023 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2023
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions

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September 2, 2023
Annual Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival
Madison, Virginia
The annual event will include Madison County history, artwork, music, good food beer, fun, and magic.

September 9, 2023
Avoca Harvest Festival
Altavista, Virginia
There will be music, food trucks, baked goods, wine, beer, cider, Artesian crafts, a designated children's area with a petting zoo, bouncy house and face painting.  Come on out. Bring the family and have a great time.

September 9, 2023  10th 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, 2023  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 12-16, 2023  69th Annual Patrick County Agricultural Fair
Stuart, Virginia
Stuart Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA

September 16-17, 2023 - 26th 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 17-20, 2023  ACFSA Annual International Conference
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA). The International Association of Correctional Food Service Professionals.

September 23-24, 2023  Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
Crazy Horse Marina.  This year nearly 30 Wineries will be participating as well as 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-Oct 1, 2023  49th 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, 2023  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.

2022 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2022
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events waiting for new dates

September 17, 2022  Wing A Ding Ding Festival - Richmond, Virginia
Wing a Ding Ding Fried Chicken and Wing Festival – Take a bite!  You’ll Get: Over 30 kinds of wings and fried chicken to sample from top chefs and food vendors.  Cool down a bit with a cold one – we’ll have plentay of craft beer, hard cider, wine or some soft stuff for you tee-totalers!

September 22-24, 2023  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.

September 22-October 1, 2023  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.

2021 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2021
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events waiting for new dates

September , 2021 - Hop n Hog - The Culpeper Block Party
Culpeper, Virginia
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to serve up Hop N Hog - The Culpeper Block Party. Hop N Hog will take place 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.

September , 2021  Vegan Roots Fest - Charlottesville, Virginia
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  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.

2020 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2020
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events waiting for new dates

September -, 2020  Rockbridge Pie Festival - Natural Bridge, Virginia
EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  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!

2019 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2019
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events waiting for new dates

September 21-22, 2019 - 29th 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.

2018 Virginia Food Festivals - September 2018
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions
events waiting for new dates

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 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 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!.



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