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Covington - Jun 28-29 - Covington Cork and Pork Festival - Annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque competition. Come see dozens of professional and amateur barbeque cooks put their knowledge to the test.
Clear Brook - Jun 28-29 - Hogging Up BBQ & Music Festival - Winchester's hottest new festival brings a three day barbecue and music festival held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds to raise money for CancerCare! Come hungry and eat all the barbecue!
Winchester - Aug 10 - Peach Festival - Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach turnovers, peach ice cream, fresh peaches GALORE!!!! Enjoy music from 1 to 3 pm while sitting on the front porch or in the picnic pavilion.
Middletown - Aug 18 - Richard's Fruit Market Peach Festival - Peaches, peaches everywhere - and a full day of fun. Haywagon rides, barrel train rides, and all the jumps you can handle on the bouncy-bounce. Lots of kids games and face painting too, plus music and a petting zoo. Oh, and did we mention peaches?
Lexington - Sep 14 - Rockbridge Pie Festival - There's nothing better than homemade pie! And at the Pie Festival, you'll have your choice from many different recipes! Join in the pie contest, children's activities, and the Mincemeat Mile swim.
Dayton - Oct 5 - Dayton Autumn Celebration - Three hundred vendors of foods and crafts! Celebrate autumn in Dayton!
Critz - Jun 15 - Bushels & Barrels Local Food, Wine and Beer Festival - Attendees will meet producers and growers throughout the region and have the opportunity to purchase their goods and services. Local artisans will have their works available for purchase. Two local bands, After Jack and the Les Moore Trio will open for the event headliner, The Reflex, a fantastic 80's cover band from Virginia Beach.
Heathsville - May 25 - St. Stephen's Strawberry Festival - Enjoy a day on the beautiful Northern Neck at the annual Heathsville Strawberry Festival. The event features more than 100 quality craft artists, freshly picked local strawberries, strawberry shortcake, and a variety of other food and beverages.
Lancaster - Sept. 6 - Bay Seafood Festival - Guests enjoy oysters, soft-shelled crabs, crab cakes, scallops, steamed shrimp, fish, fried shrimp, clam chowder, pork barbecue, french-fried sweet potatoes, french fries, hush puppies, corn on the cob, salad, coleslaw, ice cream, soda, beer, wine, bottled water and mixed drinks. Tickets sell out quickly and are not sold at the gate. No children, please.
Urbanna - Nov 1-2 - Urbanna Oyster Festival - Join in The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth! Food - Arts & Crafts - Fireman's Parade - Oyster Festival Parade - Waterfront educational activities - Entertainment - Oyster Festival Queen & Little Miss Spat - Oyster Shucking Contest.
Afton - Jun 15 - Edible Landscaping's All About Fruit Day - Come visit us and tour the orchard, taste Juneberries, blueberries, mulberries, blueberries, red and black raspberries and strawberries and more. Learn about horticultural techniques, take advantage of a plant sale, bring a box lunch and picnic.
Mechanicsville - Jul 13 - Hanover Tomato Festival - The renowned Hanover tomato has its own festival and it's free! More than 200 arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, food, and family fun.
Richmond - Aug 11 - Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival presented by Martin's - Three thousand watermelons, 80 musicians, 100+ exhibitors, and YOU! Family fun at its finest.
Madison - Aug 31 - Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival - More than food (though you'll have to try the Volunteer Fire Department's famous steak sandwiches), this festival has quite a variety of music, loads of kids' activities, and much more.
Afton - Sept. 14 - Edible Landscaping's Fall Fruit Festival - Edible Landscaping's Fall Fruit Festival Orchard tours, seasonal fruit tasting, lectures and guest speakers, all about EDIBLE Landscaping for your home. Grafting demo, pest control advice, pruning instruction.
Lovingston - Sep 28-29 and Oct 19-20 - Apple Harvest & Apple Butter Festival at Drumheller's Orchard - Featuring apples, apple butter, cider, honey, country hams, pumpkins and baskets. Food available for purchase, apple sling shot, arts and crafts, bouncy houses, hayrides and corn maze.
Roseland - Oct 11-13 - The Festy Experience - The Festy Experience at Devils Backbone Concert Grounds. Amazing bands, superior local food and world class beers.
Richmond - Oct 6 - Carytown Food & Wine Festival - This year's Food & Wine Festival will prove to be the best yet as renowned Virginia wineries will once again be back to educate and provide samples of their succulent fermentations along with plenty of great food from local restaurants.
Amherst - Oct 12-13 - Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival - The Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival embraces food, wine, live entertainment, arts, crafts, and GARLIC! There are five stages with constant music and entertainment, including Garlic Cooking, Garlic King, Queen, and Jr. Queen Contests.
Afton - Oct 26 - Edible Landscaping's Persimmon Festival - It's all about Persimmons and Pomegranates! Persimmon and pomegranate tasting, see mature trees, ask questions. Purchase a persimmon or pomegranate tree!
Chincoteague Island - Oct 12 - Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival - This is an all-you-can-eat affair of oysters prepared many different ways, crabs, hush puppies, clam chowder, hot dogs and much more. There will be live entertainment, souvenirs, raffles, and contests.
Chincoteague Island - Oct 19 - Chili Chowder Cookoff - A live band, arts and crafts vendors, and boat rides will be a few of the offerings. The main attraction is the food---lots of it!!
Newport News - May 30- Jun 2 - Newport News Greek Festival - The Newport News Greek Festival began in 1967 and has grown into one of the region's most elaborate and popular ethnic celebrations, with authentic Greek food, pastries, music, dance and entertainment.
Norfolk - Jun 21-23 - Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival - The 24th Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun style. From New Orleans to Norfolk, two stages featuring national recording artists provide musical entertainment for the weekend. Also on hand will be many local New Orleans musicians and artists who are sure to get your hands clapping, feet two-steppin' and heart pumping throughout the weekend.
Surry - Jul 20-21 - Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival - Bring an appetite for some of the best food Surry has to offer and don't miss the BBQ cook-off.
Hampton - Oct 5 - Five Alarm & Festival Chili Cook-Off - Toss on a sweater for a "chili" day in downtown Hampton! The Five-Alarm Festival returns to Carousel Park. Teams will put their secret chili recipes to the test beginning at noon with a public cook-off lasting until 2:30 p.m.
Suffolk - Oct. 10 - Suffolk Ruritan Club Shrimp Feast - All-you-can-eat steamed and Old Bay seasoned shrimp, fried chicken, North Carolina bar-b-que, coleslaw, potato salad and rolls. Live musical entertainment. Tickets required.
Suffolk - Oct. 10-13 - Suffolk Peanut Festival - The popular event offers a variety of activities for the entire family including regional and national entertainment, fireworks, a shrimp feast, a demolition derby, peanut butter sculpture contest, carnival rides, craft exhibits and more! Free & open to the public.
Arlington - May 19 - Taste of Arlington 2013 - Taste of Arlington is the largest food+beer+wine+arts festival showcasing the diversity of Arlington's food scene and attracting over 15,000 food lovers from all over the region!
Delaplane - May 25-26 - Delaplane Strawberry Festival - Celebrate spring and the region's strawberry season with live music, arts and crafts, old fashioned kids' games, a petting farm, hay rides, historical exhibits, a silent auction, great food and, of course, fresh strawberries.
Culpeper - Jun 6 - Culpeper Fest - CulpeperFest is a community, fun-filled event with delicious Pork BBQ, BBQ Beef Brisket, Pit Cooked Chicken pieces, Italian Sausages, Hot Dogs with all the trimmings and Bruster’s Real Ice Cream!
Purcellville - Jun 15 - Breaux Vineyards' 16th Annual Cajun Festival and Crawfish Boil - Join Breaux Vineyards as we celebrate our 16th Annual Cajun Festival! Be prepared to boogie the day away with Live Zydeco & Cajun music by the Dixie Power Trio and Little Red & The Renegades. We will show you how to "Laissez les bon temps roulez!". Cajun cuisine will be for sale including crawfish, jambalaya, muffalettas, gumbo, and more!
Culpeper - Sept. 21 - Culpeper Fiesta - Sample foods, discover new friends, and dance the night away with ORQUESTA CURARE at this free family event promoting Latino cultural awareness and fun. Check out these salsa kings, and queens! Activities and piñatas for the kids.
Culpeper - Oct. 13 - Taste of Culpeper - a wine, food, and arts festival - Experience the very best in Virginia wines, local cuisine, regional artists, and live music.
South Boston - Jun 7 - Virginia Cantaloupe Festival - An evening of great entertainment, a tantalizing menu, and of course, plenty of cantaloupe. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The event will be held for the 1st time on the front lawn of the elegant Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center, a National Historic Register property.
Boydton - Aug 24 - Boydton's Big Bad BBQ Battle - This year's festivities will include the BBQ Competition, Corn-hole Tournament, street vendors, and a street dance featuring JB and the Get Down Browns!
Alberta - Oct. 12 - Taste of Brunswick Festival & Cook-Off - Arts and crafts, kids rides, barrel train rides, corn crib, wagon rides, stage coach rides, huge car show, antique tractor show, live Bluegrass bands all day, World Championship Brunswick Stew cook-off w/ $1,500.00 in prizes, Civil War reenactment, museum display, and so much more!
Brookneal - Nov. 2 - Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival - The Bluegrass, Barbecue and Brew Festival at Red Hill … embracing the flavors and sounds of southern Virginia at the home of Virginia’s passionate patriot and fiery fiddler!
South Hill - Nov. 13 - Shriner's Seafood Festival - Enjoy seafood, music and fun with the South Hill Shrine Club at this annual festival.
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