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Upcoming Events & Festivals

Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers is pleased to promote food and beverage events around the Commonwealth. 

However, given the current COVID-19 situation, we can't be sure which events are happening. Please check individual websites below.

If you'd like to submit an event for listing, please click here. Your submission will be reviewed and listed if approved. Generally, events will appear on our calendar three months prior to the event starting date.

Thanks for supporting food and drink events and festivals around Virginia!

Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Championship - Galax

Imagine being part of the state barbecue championship in the beautiful mountain town of Galax, Virginia! Known worldwide as the Capital of Bluegrass Music and the famous Old Time Fiddler's Convention - now's your chance to spill a little barbecue sauce into this music-loving community. Come & Enjoy some BBQ!
Website: http://www.smokeonthemountainva.com/

Blackberry Delight - Luray

For many Shenandoah National Park visitors, it’s all about the blackberries. Starting mid-summer, thickets of Shenandoah blackberries ripen in the open areas along the roads, trails and streams of the national park. Blackberry Delight is an annual event that celebrates the sweet-tart fruit in all its glory. Skyland chefs create special blackberry-infused dishes combined with a full day of live music, dancing, local crafts, pony rides, and kid’s activities to make it a fun day for the entire family!
Website: https://www.goshenandoah.com/activities-events/festivals/blackberry-delight

Apple Butter Celebration - Luray

Come to Skyland as the staff sets up the copper kettles and stokes up the fire for a day of apple boiling. Watch the process, give the kettle a stir, try a delicious sample, and take home some fresh-from-the-kettle jars of apple butter! Our chefs will be creating a great menu of items such as Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich with Apple Spiced BBQ Sauce, Hot Dog with Apple Relish, Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers, Smoked Pepper Chili & Cornbread, Cole Slaw, Baked Apples, Baked Beans, Apple Cobbler à la Mode, Apple Turnovers, Apple Strudel, Funnel Cakes, and Hot and Cold Apple Cider. Wine tasting, hard cider by the glass, pony rides, children’s crafts, and live entertainment are also featured throughout the day!
Website: https://www.goshenandoah.com/activities-events/festivals/apple-butter-celebration

Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery - Afton

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery! German food specials every day, live music, special activities, games, and prizes!
Website: https://bluemountainbrewery.com/

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