Find a Virginia fall festival to attend in 2018. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2018 has things to do across Virginia including activities in NOVA, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Richmond and Norfolk. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.Last Major Update:
Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival - Chincoteague, VA - Oct 6 to Oct 16, 2018
46th annual event. Oysters and other food, beer, raffles and more.
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Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Harrisonburg, VA - Sep 25, 2016
Capitol City Oktoberfest - Arlington, VA - Oct 1, 2016
This 17th annual Northern Virginia Oktoberfest will take place at The Village at Shirlington with 65+ breweries, authentic German band and food. Free to attend but $30 to sample beer (includes wristband, tasting glass and 10 tickets).
Martin’s Oktoberfest Block Party - Roanoke, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Wine and Unwind Craft Beer Festival - Salem, VA - Oct 9, 2016
Sample wines, taste food, dance to good music and enjoy the arts and crafts. Held annually at the Salem Civic Center.
Northern Virginia Brewfest - Centreville, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
open from 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 7 PM on Sunday. Beer pours stop one hour before closing. Held at Special Events Center at Bull Run Regional Park.
Middleburg Oktoberfest - Middleburg, VA - Oct 15, 2016
The Farm Museum Fall Festival - Heathsville, VA - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
Hayride, Pumpkin picking, Corn maze. Face Painting, Bounce Barn, Food, Artists and Crafters
Savor and Sip Culpeper - Culpeper, VA - Sep 3, 2017
Eleventh annual “Savor and Sip Culpeper – a Wine, Food, and Arts Festival” happens in the Depot District on Davis and Commerce Streets from Noon – 5:00 PM. Sample more than 30 different wines, Waiters Race, cooking demonstrations and live music. Free activities for kids include a moonbounce, art projects, and games.
Rotary Club of Blackstone Oktoberfest - Blackstone, VA - Sep 23, 2017
Colonial Beach Bike Fest - Colonial Beach, VA - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
Bike show, beer gut contest, 911 wings challenge, games, art walk, live music and fall harvest celebration.
Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival - Norfolk, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Stop by Town Point Park in Downtown Norfolk. Find a full group of wineries, culinary experiences, and a full schedule of live music and events.
Holiday Craft Show - Fairfax, VA - Nov 18 to Nov 19, 2017
28th annual event. Admission is $5 per day or $8 for the two-day pass.
Virginia Moonshine Festival - Richmond, VA - Nov 19, 2017
Richmond International Speedway hosts this event with shine, swine, and BBQ and lots of music included.
Lockn-Interlocking Music Festival - Arrington, VA - Aug 23, 2018
Craft vendors, beer and food, artisan stage and other activities accompany a music festival on the Oak Ridge Estate in Arrington.
Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 24 to Aug 25, 2018
This weekend-long event features music, great food, arts & crafts, and more. There are free concerts on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy Africana VB with cultural music, dance demonstrations, specialty vendors and more in 24th Street Park, plus music from soul, R&B, and more. Free admission.
Coastal Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 25, 2018
Neptune Park is transformed into a craft beer lover’s paradise for one day. Come enjoy local beers and cask ales, plus national craft beers, with over 65 beers from 30 breweries available, plus food trucks, live music and more!
Appaloosa Festival - Front Royal, VA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
A roots music festival in the Shenandoah Valley over Labor Day weekend. 30+ bands play bluegrass, celtic, Americana, country folk and more plus Hammock Village, camping, food and other vendors and more!
American Music Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
25th annual festival will feature four major headline bands on the oceanfront 5th Street Main Stage – enjoy ZZ Top, the Goo Goo Dolls, Ziggy Marley and SOJA for the Silver Anniversary! Definitely grab your tickets while you can! You can also enjoy the 17th Street DQ Grill and Chill Park, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park, all featuring more musical acts and all free.
Taste of the Mountains Street Festival - Madison, VA - Sep 1, 2018
One of the areas top festivals since 1992. It features wine tasting, great foods, civil war reenactment, and craftsmen. Good fun for the whole family. Held at Kemper Residence, Rt 1 Box 73, Madison, VA.
Virginia Scottish Games - The Plains, VA - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Competitions include athletics, bagpipes, Highland dancing, British car / bike show and children’s games.
Ciderfest - Keswick, VA - Sep 1, 2018
All day family event at Castle Hill Cider with the best in cider tasting and gourmet foods.
Seniors Gala - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 5, 2018
Dance to the big band’s music, eat food at the buffet, sip on cocktails, and have a fantastic evening at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Ballroom.
Mathews Market Days Festival - Mathews, VA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018
A two day event held annually on the Friday and Saturday after Labor Day with arts/crafts, car show, pet parade, fresh produce, musical entertainment and more.
Paley Music Festival - Richmond, VA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018
2018 will celebrate Russian piano music with two incredible Blunther pianos, with two performances on Saturday. Since 1998.
Olde Salem Days - Salem, VA - Sep 8, 2018
An arts and crafts festival in Southwest Virginia. Enjoy a free shuttle from the Salem Football Stadium, and food and beverages from Salem Farmer’s Market!
Orange Street Festival - Orange, VA - Sep 8, 2018
This popular festival features over 150 vendors, specialty food, live music and beers, and kids’ zone. Located along Main Street and inside Taylor Park. Free and open to the public.
Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Luray, VA - Sep 8, 2018
Celebrate 50+ years of land conservation in the Southeast Region at White House Farm in Luray with the Virginia Outdoor Foundation. Their work has resulted in the protection of nearly 50,000 acres of some of the region’s most cherished natural and cultural resources. Enjoy presentations, family-friendly activities, food, guided tours and river walks, native plant sale, informative boat rides and more.
Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Annual Shrimp Fest - Williamsburg, VA - Sep 8, 2018
All you can eat shrimp, hush puppies, coleslaw, baked beans, plus enjoy adult beverages and craft beer, live music, kids games, face painting, bounce house, cornhole and raffle along the banks of the James River. 100% of net proceeds stay in the community supporting local charities.
Neptune’s Surfing Classic - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Surfing competition with prizes
43rd Street Festival of the Arts - Richmond, VA - Sep 15, 2018
Florence update – cancelled for 2018. 43rd annual event with food, music, and arts/crafts. Fundraiser for Caritas.
Bluemont Fair - Bluemont, VA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Florence update – still ON! according to the website. Please double-check by clicking “Visit Website” before attending, and be safe while travelling. A country fair in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy artisan booths, children’s areas, Indian Village, food and more.
Heart of Virginia Bike Festival - Hanover, VA - Sep 15, 2018
Florence update – cancelled for 2018 due to forecasts of “Historic Flooding” in the inches per hour range. Consists of an English Century (101 Miles), a Metric Century (64 Miles), a Half Metric Century (34 Miles) and a Family Ride (11 Miles) along the paths of Patrick Hendry and the Washingtong-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Florence update – cancelled for 2018. Tickets will be refunded via the same method they were purchased (contact the organizer directly with questions or concerns, via the “Visit Website” below). Don’t miss the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend on the 28th and 29th. https://www.neptunefestival.com/media/press-releases/archive/fall-wine-fest-cancelled 20th annual event. Oceanfront wine tasting with live entertainment and food.
Wine and Oyster Festival - Montross, VA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Florence update – cancelled for 2018 – if you have already purchased tickets, the organizers are sending out an email with instructions on requesting a refund. https://www.stratfordhall.org/events/2018-stratford-hall-wine-oyster-festival/ Great wines, delicious local seafood, arts & crafts, and more!
Cox Farms Fall Festival - Centreville, VA - Sep 15 to Nov 6, 2018
Florence update – per Facebook, they are still open this weekend, and will post any updates by 7am each day. Please double check with the organizers directly by clicking “Visit Website” below or their Facebook feed below. Please travel safely! Opening September 15-16 for a preview weekend, , then open daily from September 22-November 6. Enjoy all sorts of festival attractions, including a fantastic hayride, live entertainment, farm chores, local food tastings, a market, tunnels, a kiddie zone and more!
Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival - Buena Vista, VA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018
A lineup of special guests and the bluegrass band Nothin’ Fancy, held at Glen Maury Park. Bring your own chair and enjoy the food vendors on site!
Edinburg Ole Time Festival - Edinburg, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Music, arts/crafts, antique cars, food, parade and entertainment.
Roanoke Greek Festival - Roanoke, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Thousands celebrate Greek culture and heritage with Greek food, music and more.
St. Benedict Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
This Richmond Oktoberfest was started in 2005 by Saint Benedict Parish. Free admission to the event which German music, dancing, food and beverages. Double arm stein holding contest. Shop in the Christkindlmarkt. Activities available for all ages. Kid’s area has many activities including a moon bounce. They will have commemorative steins for purchase on site at the festival for $20 and includes a free drink ticket, larger pour and $1 off each beer for the entire weekend. Beer sample glasses with logo for $5. Beer samples are 2 tickets ($2). On street parking is permitted with limited parking available at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts parking deck for $5. Please leave your pets at home. Location: 300 N. Sheppard St., Richmond, VA 23221
Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
End of Summer Bay Bash - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 21, 2018
Celebrate the end of summer with dancing, endless food and drinks, and music.
Fredericksburg Dog Fair & Masquerade Dog Parade - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center hosts pets of all kinds including dogs, cats, pigs, lizards, and so much more. Information on clubs, animal rescue, veterinarians and more.
Heritage Harvest Festival - Charlottesville, VA - Sep 22, 2018
Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s legacy with this educational and family oriented festival held at Monticello. Tastings and chef demos, kids’ activities, workshops and tours, shopping, gardening, and more.
Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
Ten wineries offer samples and the opportunity to purchase more than 100 varieties of wine from Virginia. Beer garden hosted by the All-American Girls. Food vendors, live music, arts & crafts and more.
Boones Mill Apple Festival - Boones Mill, VA - Sep 22, 2018
Vendors, live entertainment, apples and more!
Tysons Biergarten Oktoberfest - Tysons, VA - Sep 22, 2018
Oktoberfest at Tysons’ Biergarten kicks off September 16, with events every weekend through October 28th.
Smartmouth Oktoberfest - Norfolk, VA - Sep 22, 2018
Strasburg Oktoberfest - Strasburg, VA - Sep 23, 2018
Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest - Fort Belvoir, VA - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
This 20th annual Oktoberfest is a four day festival of German food, beer, music and dancing. Includes 10K walk and 5K challenge, carnival, kinder korner kids activity area, 21+ beer tent, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest contest and more.
Guinea Jubilee - Bena, VA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
A two day event attracting thousands to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. Enjoy cultural activities, arts & crafts, parade, seafood, fireworks and more.
Virginia Beach Neptune Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
45th annual. Enjoy the arts & crafts Show, 8K, regatta, vollyeball tournament, parade, youth art show, toast to hometown heroes, and more throughout Neptune the last weekend in September.
Virginia State Fair - Doswell, VA - Sep 28 to Oct 7, 2018
Held at the Meadow Event Park. Enjoy live music, including Grammy-winning artists, rides, agricultural displays and competitions, and more.
Intellectual Disabilities Agency Oktoberfest - Blacksburg, VA - Sep 28, 2018
International Sand Sculpting Championship - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 28 to Oct 7, 2018
32 of the world’s best sculptors head to VaBch to turn grains of sand into works of art in just three days!
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Leesburg, VA - Sep 29, 2018
Annual festival serving up more than 60 beers, 40 bourbons, lots of BBQ, live music and more at the Village at Leesburg.
C’ville Veggie Fest - Charlottesville, VA - Sep 29, 2018
A festival celebrating a vegan diet, including food trucks, live music, and drinks
Harrisonburg International Festival - Harrisonburg, VA - Sep 29, 2018
Celebrate intercultural diversity at Hillandale Park. Free admission with food and crafts available for purchase.
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival - Berryville, VA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Head to Clarke County Ruritan Fair Grounds for a fiber festival full of fun, instruction and demonstration, fiber sales, juried fleeces and fiber, plus animals like alpacas, goats, llamas, rabbits and sheep.
South Boston Harvest Festival - South Boston, VA - Sep 29, 2018
Celebrate fall in South Central Halifax County with fun for both adults and kids.
Lovettsville Oktoberfest - Lovettsville, VA - Sep 29, 2018
Henry Street Heritage Festival - Roanoke, VA - Sep 29, 2018
The Henry Street Heritage Festival started in 1989 to life up and share the art, history & culture of the African American community of the Roanoake Valley with presentations of visual and performing arts, ethnic cuisine, plus health and human service displays and more!
Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Small Works/Holiday Show - Williamsburg, VA - Sep 29, 2018
Occurring alongside the Williamsburg Plein Air Art Show, contemporary artisans take over Duke of Gloucester Street for a day-long festival, and you can even experience watching the artists making the products as you watch!
Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 29, 2018
Capital Ale House will celebrate Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg with Virginia beers, German food, live music, German dancers and Kinderplatz with kids activities. $2 cover charge benefits a local charity. Families are welcome but parent/guardian must accompany those under 21.
Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Pembroke, VA - Sep 29 to
A Bavarian Bash and Harvest Festival with German food and beer, live music and family friendly entertainment. Reservations required. $10 cover charge.
Suffolk Peanut Festival - Suffolk, VA - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2018
A family friendly event recognizing the cityâ€™s agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts. Concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle rally, fireworks. More than 100,000 attend over the course of the 4 day event.
Crab Carnival - West Point, VA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
Parades, carnival, live bands, vendors, crab and more.
Fall Fiber Festival - Montpelier Station, VA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music, sheep dog trials, demonstrations, animal exhibits and more.
Flippin-Seaman Apple Butter Makin’ Festival - Tyro, VA - Oct 6 to Oct 20, 2018
Watch Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchards make apple butter the old fashioned way, on the first and third Saturday in October.
Gordonsville Fall Festival - Gordonsville, VA - Oct 6, 2018
Annual fall festival at the Gordonsville Fire Department Fairgrounds
Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife - Newport News, VA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Arts/crafts, entertainment, children’s activities and food that attracts 70,000 annually.
Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape - Powhatan, VA - Oct 6, 2018
16th annual wine festival, featuring more than 25 wineries, live music, 100 vendors, food trucks and more fun
Sorghum Festival - Clifford, VA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
A community event with sorghum syrup, apple butter, music and more.
Vienna Oktoberfest - Vienna, VA - Oct 6, 2018
An annual event on the first Saturday in October from 11 AM to 7 PM. Celebrating its 9th year in 2016. Oktoberfest drinks, food. Live entertainment on two stages including a main stage for music and a children’s stages. Family friendly games and children’s activities will also be available. Hosted by the Vienna Business Association. Free admission and entertainment. Pay as you go. Location: Church Street, Vienna VA
Martinsville Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Martinsville, VA - Oct 6, 2018
The anniversary of this family friendly street festival will be held on Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Beer garden with craft beer and German food. There will also be entertainment and on site food vendors. Children’s activities include petting zoo, carnival rides and inflatable bounce houses. Two streets of vendors selling arts and crafts, fine art, jewelry, home accents, holiday items and more. Free admission. Location: Church Street and Main Street in Uptown Martinsville
Clarksville Harvest Days Festival - Clarksville, VA - Oct 6, 2018
Harvest festival has Oktoberfest Beer garden with live music, food and fall craft beer. It will be Saturday in 2016 rather than Friday.
Frontier Culture Museum Oktoberfest - Staunton, VA - Oct 6, 2018
German food, beer garden, games and music at the Cochran Pavilion. Location: Frontier Culture Museum, 1290 Richmond Ave Staunton, VA 24401
Harvest Days Festival - Clarksville, VA - Oct 6, 2018
Vendors will line the streets and offer crafts, antiques and collectivbles, specialty items and more. Local shops and restaurants will offer specials throughout the downtown area, and there will be a kids area, plus farm animals, and more. Don’t miss the final Lake Country Cruise-in that evening. Free admission.
Hoppy Oktoberfest - Falls Church, VA - Oct 6, 2018
Bier Garden Oktoberfest - Portsmouth, VA - Oct 6, 2018
Authentic German beer, food, and activities, plus a Strongman competition, corn hole, bounce houses, raffles and more!
Flavors of Fall - Reston, VA - Oct 6, 2018
The Reston Oktoberfest, run by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, includes live music, chili cookoff, food from local restaurants and seasonal beers on tap. Sunday is the Pumpkin 5K and Kid’s Pumpkin Dash.
Fall for the Book Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2018
Held at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus and the surrounding community, this annual festival unites book lovers with authors and each other. All events are free and open to the public
Alliance Annual Oktoberfest - Williamsburg, VA - Oct 10, 2018
Rides, games, prizes, food & drink, live music, and the Demented Dimensions Maze, all set in Busch Gardens.
Richmond Folk Festival - Richmond, VA - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
Free annual event. More than 150,000 reportedly attend to enjoy a diverse array of performing groups on seven stages, the Folk Feast and more.
Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival - Chesapeake, VA - Oct 13, 2018
Back for another year is this wine tasting event from over twenty premier Virginia Wineries, plus live entertainment, artisans, food vendors and more. All activities are at the Chesapeake City Park.
Craig County Fall Festival - New Castle, VA - Oct 13, 2018
Visit The Old Brick Hotel for their fall festival on Main Street in New Castle. Six blocks of antique cars, local music groups, crafts, food, horse rides, and kids activities.
Fairfax Fall Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 13, 2018
Arts & crafts, food vendors, three stages of music & entertainment, and children’s activities.
Famous Fall Fling - Wise, VA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
40th annual. Arts, crafts, food and music at Courthouse Mall. Enjoy the fall colors, vendors and live traditional music. There are also lots of contests, including essay, photo and art contests, a 5K race and the new Anything Apples Contest. There will also be a Kids Korner with activities for children.
Taste of Brunswick - Alberta, VA - Oct 13, 2018
More thn 10,000 attendees each year enjoy fun for the whole family, including train rides, petting zoo, music, Civil War re=enactors, stagecoach rides, car show, antique tractors, vendors, food, and more. Held on the campus of Southside Virginia Community College.
Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show - Waynesboro, VA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
47th annual, held in downtown Waynesboro, where 150+ artists and fine artisans will show their works at this juried outdoor festival, plus regional craft beer and gourmet food trucks.
Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival - Amherst, VA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
Always a Stinkin’ Good Time! . This popular event is held at Rebec Vineyards. It features live music, arts, crafts, tastings, and over 150 arts and craft vendors. This is Virginia’s largest agricultural festival.
Virginia Wine Festival - Arlington, VA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
Taste over 200+ Virginia wines, dozens of ciders, bottle and case shop, plus food vendors and oysters, beer and more.
Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Smith Mountain Lake, VA - Oct 13, 2018
An Oktoberfest and 5K Trail Race/Walk. Starts at Westlake Town Center at 10:30 AM with trail race ending at the Oktoberfest. Beer festival runs from noon to 5 PM. Live entertainment by The Mountain Top Polka Band. Special beer by Sunken City Brewery. Family friendly with children’s play area. Admission for adults is $5. Race registration is $25.
Wine by the Lake - Spotsylvania, VA - Oct 13, 2018
Fourth annual event promoting local businesses, restaurants and wines held at Lake Anna State Park.
Graves Mountain Resort Apple Harvest Festival - Syria, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 21, 2018
Features Bluegrass music, arts and craft vendors, good food, hayrides, and lots of apples and apple butter making. Also pick your own apples from the orchard. Located at Green Mountain Lodge, weekends only. Free Admission and Free Parking.
Clifton Forge Fall Festival - Clifton Forge, VA - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
See magnificent fall foliage in the Alleghany Highlands’ forests. Activities include live music, homemade foods, arts and crafts, and lots of antiques. Sponsored by the Shrine Club. Find activities throughout downtown Clifton Forge.
Poquoson Seafood Festival - Poquoson, VA - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
2 stages of live entertainment, plus workboat races on the Chesapeake Bay kick-off the festival. Plenty of fresh seafood and arts & crafts.
Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival - Staunton, VA - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
A full weekend of sightseeing and bike riding on any of 11 routes covering hundreds of miles among the fall foliage in the Shenandoah valley, with rides for all ages and abilities. Features breakfast and lunch activities.
Richmond Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
Annual family friendly event held indoors in the Old Dominion building, which is decorated with German flare. It claims to be the largest German-American festival in the state of Virginia, welcoming 5,000 over the two days. There is a large dance floor and stage for musical entertainment. Food options include Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Broiled Chicken, Pork Roast, Sauerkraut, pretzels and more.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival – Chantilly - Chantilly, VA - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
Explore artist and crafter booths at the Dulles Expo Center for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for all. The show will be returning to Chantilly in December for more holiday shopping!
Bay Seafood Festival - Kilmarnock, VA - Oct 20, 2018
28th annual seafood festival hosted by Kiws Rotary Club at Camp Kekoka.
Stuart Apple Dumpling Festival - Stuart, VA - Oct 20, 2018
Enjoy apple dumplings and more fun!
Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
The festival is under a huge tent right on the beach. More than 80 venders and more 50 craft brews from over 25 breweries, plus live entertainment.
Watermelon Park Fest - Bluemont, VA - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2018
15th annual. Always the last weekend in September, enjoy a festival beer garden, including local brews, dances, workshops, camping, and music festival on the Shenandoah River.
Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
50 breweries will offer samples of craft beer. Live music also.
Fall Harvest Family Days - Mount Vernon, VA - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
Celebrate autumn with a trip back to the 18th century with activities at the Pioneer Farm, including horse-drawn wagon rides, colonial games, demonstrations, George Washington, hay maze, colonial music, and more.
Devils Backbone O’fest - Roseland, VA - Oct 20, 2018
Celebrate Lovettsville’s rich German heritage with authentic German cuisine, live music performances, street performers, beer, wine and more. The Lovettsville Oktoberfest will kick off once again with a hearty pancake breakfast, followed by the tapping of the beer kegs. Enjoy traditional Bavarian music and dance performances under the Main Tent. Head over to the Weiner Dog Races to cheer on your favorite pup. The kids will enjoy an expanded Kinderfest with FREE games and activities. Savor the authentic German food of the Washington Saengerbund. Shop your way through over 120 art, crafts, and service vendors lining the streets. Admission is FREE, parking is FREE, trolleys are FREE, and the all day entertainment is FREE.
Annandale Parade - Annandale, VA - Oct 27, 2018
The Annandale Parade is billed as “The Best Small Town Parades in America”. Find clowns, marching bands, fire trucks, dancers, and more at this 65 year old tradition, which marches down Columbia Pike from Gallows Road to Markham Place.
Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games - Richmond, VA - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2018
Celebrate Celtic heritage with highland games, fiddle competitions, Gaelic songs, hurling and other athletics, musuc and food, whisky tasting and more.
Lynchburg Beer & Wine & Cider Festival - Lynchburg, VA - Oct 27, 2018
Florence update – postponed from 9/15 to October 27th, 2018. Over 5,000 guests attend the event at Lynchburg City Stadium. Enjoy samples of over 75 different craft beers, ciders, and wines from Virginia, plus local artisans, food, and live music. The Sampling Admission Ticket includes 10 4-oz samples of beer and cider, plus unlimited wine samples and a commemorative beer or wine glass.
AmRhein’s Moonlight Stomp Festival - Bent Mountain, VA - Oct 27 to Oct 17, 2018
Wine tasting, live music, dancing, barrel rolling and riding competitions.
Goblins and Gourds - Richmond, VA - Oct 28 to Oct 20, 2018
A harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin painting, green food options and of course children’s goblin activities.
Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival - Richmond, VA - Nov 2 to Nov 4, 2018
Art & craft festival to help you with your holiday shopping. Check out the work of hundreds of talented artists, many of whom will be creating on site. Something for every taste, style and budget. Takes over three buildings at the Richmond Raceway Complex.
Urbanna Oyster Festival - Urbanna, VA - Nov 2 to Nov 3, 2018
61st annual. No admission fees to this pay as you go walking festival. They close downtown for loads of vendors, crafts, foods and visitors, and yes, oysters!
Virginia Thanksgiving Festival - Charles City, VA - Nov 4, 2018
Berkeley Plantation hosts this old time celebration with reenactments of Virginia’s First Thanksgiving. Other fun includes dancing, music, food, crafts, and children’s games.
Virginia Cider Week - , VA - Nov 9 to Nov 18, 2018
Sample a variety of cider from Virginia’s best cider makers, plus classes, tastings and special events throughout the week. Held at various venues across the state.
Inlight Richmond Lantern Parade - Richmond, VA - Nov 16 to Nov 17, 2018
Adults and children can creat lanterns at workshops, schools, and at home and then display them in the parade.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival – Chantilly for the Holidays - Chantilly, VA - Dec 7 to Dec 9, 2018
Explore artist and crafter booths at the Dulles Expo Center for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for all. The show will be returning to Chantilly in December for more holiday shopping!
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