Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Wine Festivals

As we are enjoying fall, wineries in the Northern Hemisphere are hard at work harvesting their grapes from the vines. So you’ll find that September and October make a great time to stop at a vineyard and enjoy a wine tasting.

Another way to sample the wine from their vineyards is at a fall wine festival. Local wineries will offer samples of their wines for guests to try. Wine festivals are popular because they are an easy way to try a large number of different grapes, vintages, and wineries. At the end of the event, buy a couple bottles of your favorite wines and enjoy them later at home or at a byob. There’s also usually food and entertainment at the festival to make sure that everyone has a good time.

Everyone from the beginning wine enthusiast to the certified wine snob should be able to enjoy these fall 2014 wine festivals:

September Wine Festivals:

Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival – Mount Snow, VT – September 19-21, 2014
Virginia Wine Festival – The Plains, VA – September 13-14, 2014
WINE, Wings & Wheels Fall Wine Festival – Orange, VA – September 20, 2014
Niagara Wine Festival – Ontario, Canada – September 14-29, 2013
GrapeFest – Grapevine, TX – September 11-14, 2014
Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival – Paw Paw, MI – September 5-7, 2014
Wicked Wine and Brew – Litchfield, NH – September 6, 2014
Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival – 11011 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. – September 5-6, 2014.
Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest – High Falls, NY – September 6-7, 2014
Greenwich Food & Wine Festival – Greenwich, CT – September 26-27, 2014
Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival – Reston, VA – September 6-7, 2014
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival – Gettysburg, PA – September 6-7, 2014
Lake Augusta Wine and Brew Festival – Lake Augusta, PA – September 20, 2014
Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival – Dripping Springs, TX – September 13, 2014
Festival of the Vine – Geneva, IL, September 5-7, 2014
Jazz It Up Wine Festival – Allaire State Park, NJ – Aug 30-31, 2014
Jersey Fresh Wine Festival – Springfield, NJ – September 6-7, 2014
Waterfront Wine & Food Festival – Mays Landing, NJ – September 27-28, 2014
Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp – Alexandria, MN – September 12-14, 2014
Bergen County Wine Festival – Ridgefield Park, NJ – September 21-22, 2013
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival – Honolulu, HI – August 29 – September 7, 2014
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival – Newport, RI – September 19-21, 2014
Wet Whistle Wine Fest – Algoma, WI – September 12-13, 2014
Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival – Cedarburg, WI – September 20-21, 2014
Lake Pepin Food, Wine & Cider Festival – Lake Pepin, MN – September 21, 2013
Lynchburg Beer & Wine Festival – Lynchburg, VA – September 20, 2014
Colorado Mountain Winefest – Grand Junction, CO - Sept 18-21, 2014
Wine Over Water – Chattanooga, TN – September 27, 2014
Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival – Moneta, VA – September 28-29, 2013
Lake Anna Wine Festival – September 21, 2013
Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival – Deep Creek, MD – September 5-7, 2014
Houston Wine Fest – Houston, TX – September 28-29, 2013
Maryland Wine Festival – Westminster, MD – September 20-21, 2014
Schuylkill Wine Festival – Hegins, PA – August 31, 2014
Capitola Art & Wine Festival – Capitola, CA – September 13-14, 2014
Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival – Virginia Beach, VA – September 6-7, 2014
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival – Mountain View, CA – September 6-7, 2014
Crocker Park Wine Festival – Westlake, OH – September 12-13, 2014
Snowmass Wine Festival – Snowmass, CO – September 12-13, 2014
Capital Region Apples & Wine Festival – Altamont, NY – September 13-14, 2014
Harvest Wine Festival – Las Cruces, NM – Labor Day Weekend 2013
Eagle Food and Wine Festival – Eagle, ID – September 13, 2014
Amaden Valley Art & Wine Festival – San Jose, CA – September 14, 2014
Friendship Wine & Food Festival – Jefferson County, OH – September 5-6, 2014
New Mexico Wine Festival – Bernalillo, NM – August 30 – September 1, 2014
Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival – Tampa Bay, FL – September 12-13, 2014
Sunnyslope Food & Wine Festival – Caldwell, ID – September 20-22, 2013
Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival – Washington, NJ – September 28-29, 2013
Montgomery Wine and Music Fest – Montgomery, TX – September 20, 2014
Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival – Bryan, TX – September 27-28, 2014
Texas Mead Fest – La Grange, TX – September 28, 2013
Salado’s Chocolate & Wine Weekend – Salado, TX – September 19-21, 2014
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival – Santa Fe, NM – September 24-28, 2014
Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival – Lafayette, CA – September 20-21, 2014
Windy City Wine Festival – Chicago, IL – September 5-6, 2014
Summit Wine & Food Festival – Summit, NJ – September 19-21, 2014
Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival – Boston, MA – September 11-14, 2014
Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival – Stratford, VA – September 20-21, 2014
Lorimar Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival – Temecula, CA – September 21, 2013
Taste of Freedom Wine Festival – Montpelier, VA – September 20, 2014

October Wine Festivals:

Taste of the Central Coast – Goleta, CA – October 27, 2013
Big Beers & Barley Wines – Dayton, OH – October 11, 2014
New York City Wine & Food Festival – New York, NY – October 16-19, 2014
Maryland Wine Festival – Salisbury, Maryland – October 18-19, 2014
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival – Orlando, FL – September 19 – November 11, 2014
Kohler Food & Wine Experience – Kohler, WI – October 23-26, 2014
Harvest Wine Weekend – Paso Robles, CA – October 17-19, 2014
Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest – Fredericksburg, Texas – October 25, 2014
Salinas Valley Wine and Food Festival – Salinas, CA – October 11, 2014
Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival – Fredericksburg, VA – October 4-5, 2014
Louisa Wine Festival – Mineral, VA – October 12, 2013
Yadkin Valley Grape Festival – Yadkinville, NC – October 19, 2013
Waterfront Wine & Food Festival – Mays Landing, NJ – October 20, 2013
TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits – Philadelphia, PA – October 18-20, 2013
Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival – Charlotte, NC – October 4, 2014
Franklin Wine Festival – Franklin, TN – October 17, 2014
Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival – Watonga, OK – October 10-11, 2014
Taste of Carmel – Carmel, CA – October 2-5, 2014

Wine & Art Weekend – Millville, NJ – October 18-19, 2014.  The weekend will be filled with juried artists, craftsmen, wine by the sip, glass or bottle, live entertainment, 3K & 5K Walk & Run Between the Vines, grape stomping and wine glass painting and so much more.

Placerville Art & Wine Festival – Placerville, CA – October 19, 2013
Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival – Old Town Spring, TX – October 11-12, 2014
Rotary Harvest & Wine Festival – Tunkhannock, PA – October 12, 2013
Hallowine – Upstate NY – October 17-19, 2014
Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival – Chesapeake, VA – October 12, 2013
Black Dog Wine and Beach Music Festival – Floyd – October 11, 2014
Delaware Wine & Beer Festival – Felton, DE – October 11, 2014
Delaware Wine & Beer Festival – Dover, Delaware – October 11, 2014
Oakhurst Chocolate and Wine Festival – Oakhurst, CA – October 11-12, 2014
Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape – Powhatan, VA – October 25, 2014
Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival – Amherst, VA – October 11-12, 2014
Yorktown Wine Festival – Yorktown, VA – October 5, 2013
Wine & Unwind Wine Festival – Salem, VA – October 19, 2014
Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival – Norfolk, VA – October 18-19, 2014
Carytown Food & Wine Festival – Richmond, VA – October 5, 2014
Vendemmia Harvest of the Grape Wine Festival – Wilmington, DE – October 12, 2014
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival – La Jolla, CA – October 11-12, 2014
Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition – Riverbank, CA – October 11-12, 2014
Heart of Texas Wine and Food Festival – Waco, TX – Oct 25, 2014
Gruene Music and Wine Fest – New Braunfels, TX – October 9-12, 2014
Waterfront Fine Arts & Wine Festival – Scottsdale, AZ – October 25-27, 2013
Lake Carolina Wine and Food Festival – Lake Carolina, SC – October 19, 2013
La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival – La Union, NM – October 4-5, 2014
Auburn Wine and Food Festival – Auburn, CA – October 13, 2013

Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival – Lake Pepin, MN – Nov 8-9, 2014

Santa Barbara Vino d’Elegance Festival – Santa Barbara, CA
Last Year’s Date: October 27-28, 2012

Havana Wine Festival – Havana, IL
Last Year’s Date: October 13, 2012

Long Branch Wine & Music Festival
Millwood, VA
Last Year: October 19-20, 2012

Agora Greek Food & Wine Festival – Cherry Hill, NJ
Last Year’s Dates: October 4-7, 2012

Sanborn Winetique Festival – Sanborn, NY
Last Year’s Date: October 14, 2012

Knoebels Three Ponds Fall Harvest Wine Festival – Elysburg, PA
Last Year’s Date: October 20, 2012

Mt. Nittany Winery Harvest Festival – Centre Hall, PA
Last Year’s Date: October 20, 2012

Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival – Norfolk, VA
Last Year’s Dates: October 20-21, 2012

Greenwich Food & Wine Festival – Greenwich, CT
Last Year’s Date: October 4-6, 2012

Lodi’s Treasure Island WineFest – San Francisco, CA
Last Year’s Date: October 6, 2012

Lake Norman Wine & Food Festival – Cornelius, NC
Last Year’s Date: October 20, 2012

Zest in the West – Houston, TX
Last Year’s Date: October 18-19, 2012

Miami Wine Fair

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