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 wine festivals:
Pier 39 Winter Wine Pour - San Francisco, CA - Nov 30 to Nov 30, 2018
Participating businesses will be offering wine tastings, light bites, discounts, live music, and more.
CrowFest - Kennedyville, MD - Sep 8 to Sep 8, 2019
Festival at Crow Vineyard & Winery with live music, vendors, wine, food, tours, grape stomping, games and hayrides.
Wine by the Lake - Spotsylvania, VA - Sep 14 to Sep 14, 2019
Fifth annual event promoting local businesses, restaurants and wines held at Lake Anna State Park.
Music City Food and Wine Festival - Nashville, TN - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
A music and culinary event in downtown Nashville with Grand Tasting, Chef Showcase, tastings, demos, dancing and other events.
Valencia Corridor Wine Walk - San Francisco, CA - Sep 20 to Sep 20, 2019
Merchants will be offering wine samples inside their stores, all along the Valencia Corridor. Participants will receive a wine glass and a map of all the tasting locations, some of which may offer snacks.
Heart of Texas Wine and Food Festival - Waco, TX - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
20th annual. Taste more than 200 wines and sample food from 30+ restaurants. It is the major fundraiser of the Humane Society of Central Texas for its community services, life-saving programs and day-to-day shelter operations.
Polk Street Fall Wine Walk - San Francisco, CA - Sep 27 to Sep 27, 2019
Merchants on Polk Street from Post to Filbert Streets will be offering wine samples inside their stores, with free cable car shuttle. Participants will receive a wine glass and map of all the tasting locations, some of whom may offer snacks.
Village West Winefest - Kansas City, KS - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Get wine and food from 30 restaurants on the Wine Walk, 100+ craft beers in the beer garden, fireworks and after party. 21+ event
Shine & Wine Festival - North Wilkesboro, NC - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Live entertainment, food, wine, spirits and beer for purchase. 21+ event.
Grapes & Hops Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Sample fine wine and great beers plus delicious foods from Las Vegas fine restaurants. A charity event kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 21+ event
Fall Harvest Festival - Halifax, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Held at Armstrong Valley Vineyards (the historic Robert Armstrong property), enjoy wine tastings from three wineries, tour the cellars, enjoy music and more.
Wiederkehr Village Weinfest - Wiederkehr Village, AR - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2019
Wiederhehr Village & Wine Cellars plays host to this event, with tours of the cellars, wine tastins, open tram or horse drawn carriage rides through the vineyards, horseback riding arts & crafts plus grape stopm and other events!
Riverside WineFest at Sotterley - Hollywood, MD - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Enjoy Maryland wines at this National Historic Landmark
Grape Harvest Festival - Thurmont, MD - Oct 12 to Oct 12, 2019
Tours of a harvest-season winery (this year is Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery), with a lesson on how grapes are processed, what wine making equipment is used, and how the harvest process goes. Live music and pizza too!
Swine and Wine - Accomac, VA - Oct 19 to Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: As the name suggests there is plenty of swine at this event in the form of tender, smoky pork barbecue, as well as smoked chicken. Guests get a true taste of a southern barbecue dinner with all the fixings, as the meal is accompanied by collard greens, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw. A variety of wine and beer is available including vintages from local winery Chatham Vineyards. There is live music to keep guests entertained, and a silent auction features Eastern Shore art, golfing trips, fishing gear and many other items.
Franklin Wine Festival - Franklin, TN - Oct 25 to Oct 25, 2019
Wine sampling event benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Enjoy Vintner’s Dinners in the weeks leading up to to the festival at area restaurants. Tasting event includes live music on multiple stages, crowning of King & Queen of the Vines, and silent auction, with a sale the following the day featuring all wines and artisan beers from the tasting.
Wine to Water - Anchorage, AK - Nov 14 to Nov 14, 2019
A benefit and silent auction to raise money for clean water, agriculture and health projects in South Sudan.
Burbank Winter WIne Festival - Burbank, CA - Nov 16 to Nov 16, 2019
Holiday street fair with vendors, live entertainment, arts & crafters, and a wine walk.
Varick Winery Pumpkin Chuckin’ - Romulus, NY - Sep 5 to Nov 7, 2020
Come out every weekend in September and October for wine sipping and pumpkin chucking. $2 a chuck, $5 for three, or $20 for thirteen, and if you hit their 300 ft target, you’ll get a bottle of wine! Don’t miss their tasting room (21+ for samples) and country store with New York made jams, honeys, sauces, and more. Free parking and admission.
Salida Winefest - Salida, CO - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Celebrate Colorado wineries, art, food, and live music, in Riverside Park.
Wet Whistle Wine Fest - Algoma, WI - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
2,000 visitors enjoy the grape stomp and award winning wines at Von Stiehl Winery. Features heritage foods, fine art, live music, and more.
Capital Region Apples & Wine Festival - Altamont, NY - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Held at Altamont Fairgrounds, this festival has a competitive arts and craft show, food court, car show, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, haunted house, face painting, clowns, pony rides and fun for adults and kids.
WineFestNJ - Shamong, NJ - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Enjoy the best of Valenzano Winery wines and 10 other wineries, food trucks, 4 stages of music and entertainment, crafters & vendors, and more. Limited ticket sales to help prevent long lines, with no tickets sold at the door.
Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival - Lafayette, CA - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Held the 3rd weekend in September, it is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County. Typically attended by over 80,000.
Grape Stomp Harvest Festival - Wise, VA - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Hayrides through the vineyard, homemade luncheon, our grape stomp contest, take a selfie with Elvis or Mac the Bear and be sure to bring the kids for this once a year festival of fun! See how wine is made, have a tasting and enjoy a glass of your favorite MountainRose Vineyard Wine or Hard Cider! Free face painting, bocce ball, corn-hole and sidewalk art. Decorate your own cookies, get some cotton candy and make a caramel apple! Tastings, tours & stomp your own grapes
Wine Over Water - Chattanooga, TN - Sep 28 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Wine tasting from over 100 wineries on the Walnut Street Bridge, plus enjoy $5 small plates from local restaurants, charcuterie from Publix, bread from Bluff View Bakery, and local musicians playing everything from jazz to classic bluegrass. There will also be a separate wine tasting and silent auction called Best Cellars and a number of “Off the Bridge” events that extend the festival – throughout the week there will be several events featuring wines from all of the world, food from local restaurants, and opportunities to flex your own culinary muscles and learn more about food and drink.
Wine+Food Festival - Greenwich, CT - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A multi-day event celebrating the area’s rich culinary landscape and showcasing innovation foods and beverages. It will benefit multiple charitable organizations, including Greenwich Parks & Recreation Fund, James Beard Foundation and more.
Saratoga Wine & Food Festival - Saratoga Springs, NY - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2020
Gourmet events showcasing fine international wines, innovative chef-prepared menus, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, expansive tastings, live entertainment, brunch, and the American Bugatti Club’s International Rally
Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival - Spring, TX - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally:Come out to Old Town Spring and enjoy great Texas wine and original art. Lots of artists and 150 quaint shops.
West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival - Morgantown, WV - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Wine tasting and live music for admission of $20 per person per day (includes wine glass and tasting), held at Camp Muffly.
Gruene Music and Wine Fest - New Braunfels, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 11, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Four days with four distinct and different type festivals in one, including a craft beer event. Sunday includes a Texas Style Musicfest. Located at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine Grounds.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Santa Rosa, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Showcases the grand harvest which results in world-class wines, award winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth. Voted the Best Annual Festival of Sonoma County by The Press Democrat readers.
Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival - Amherst, VA - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
Boca Raton Wine and Food Festival - Boca Raton, FL - Nov 7 to Nov 7, 2020
Chefs from the tri-county area converge upon the grounds of Sanborn Square Park for the south Florida wine and food festival event of the year
Northwest Food & Wine Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 7 to Nov 7, 2020
Enjoy over 600 wines and spirits, and 50 restaurants at this half-day wine and gourmet food celebration. VIP includes an extra hour plus Winemaker’s Talk and reserve tastings, Belgian Trio sampling by Stella Artois, keepsake, and overall advance preview of all wineries and distilleries. Since 2005. 21+ event.
Savannah Food and Wine Fest - Savannah, GA - Nov 9 to Nov 15, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Bethesda Dinner (outdoor, tented farm to table dinner), cooking classes, celebrity chef tour, riverboat stroll, riverboat wine and dinner cruise, candlelight tour and more.
Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival - Pepin, WI - Nov 14 to Nov 15, 2020
Enjoy holiday foods and wines as you travel the Great River Road Wine Trail. Your tickets gets you free wine and food tasting at each of the 11 wineries along the route.
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival - Orlando, FL - Jul 15 to Nov 20, 2021
Enjoy demonstrations and tastings of food and beverages from top chefs as Disney World celebrates global cuisine.
Millbrae Art & Wine Festival - Millbrae, CA - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
Celebrate the last blast of summer with sun-splashed, Mardi Gras-style fun in the Bay Area.
Schuylkill Wine Festival - Hegins, PA - Sep 5 to Sep 5, 2021
Local winery tasting, live entertainment, table decorating contest and more. Tickets are $12 (advanced) and $15 (gate). Admission includes wine tasting bracelet, glass, chance to win a wine basket
Western Maryland Craft Beverage Festival - Frostburg, MD - Sep 5 to Sep 5, 2021
Annual festival designed to showcase Maryland’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries
Festival of the Vine - Geneva, IL - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Sample wine and food as you enjoy live music and family fun.
Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival - Paw Paw, MI - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Wine tours, wine tasting, 4 stages of musical entertainment, grape stomp, carnival rides, car show, sports activities, arts & crafts show and more.
Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival - McHenry, MD - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Arts festival features beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, more than 200 wines from local and national wineries, live entertainment, food, wine pairing dinners and more. Benefits HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.
Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
National, regional and local jazz artists perform on two stages, plus Central PA’s top wineries and wine, craft and food vendors, all at Fort Hunter Park. Weekend passes are $50 in advance and $60 at the door (includes festival wine glass and 5 samples of wine).
Winederlust – Renegade Wine, Art and Music Festival - Placerville, CA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2021
Live musical performances, artisan bazaar, events at local art galleries, wine and more! Formerly known as the Placerville Wine & Art Festival.
Capitola Art & Wine Festival - Capitola, CA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Lots of fine artists and Mountain wineries plus local dance and performing arts groups, street performers, and live music.
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival - Mountain View, CA - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
You will love the live music, kids park, salsa dance class, pigskin party lounge, drinks, and food.
Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest - Rhinebeck, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Held at Dutchess County Fairgrounds this event is a celebration of the bounty of New York and features plenty of food vendors, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings with hundreds of wines from Hudson Valley wineries and beyond, NY distilled spirits, and did I mention craft beers?
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival - Gettysburg, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Live music, art, food and wines from 27 different PA wineries. Located at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex.
Wine Express Train - Hill City, SD - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Entertainment and snacks paired with regional wines while riding the historic 1880 Train.
Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Taste from over 70 wines while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia’s reputation for quality wines. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase the wines you like by the bottle and case.
Sikeston Wine Festival - Sikeston, MO - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Historic Downtown Sikeston hosts an outdoor festival featuring regional wines, hor d’oeuvres, and live music all day.
GrapeFest - Grapevine, TX - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2021
Annual event for over 30 years. The Grapevine Wine Festival includes a People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic with 100+ wine samples from 40+ Texas wineries so that guests can choose their favorite. The GrapeStomp competition is very popular.
Lodi Grape Festival - Lodi, CA - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2021
Celebrate the grape harvest with a four day event featuring murals, exhibits, carnival rides, wine tastings, food, live entertainment and more!
Breckenridge Wine Classic - Breckenridge, CO - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2021
Grow your knowledge of wine and enjoy perfectly paired foods from master chefs and sommeliers, all in the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors.
Crocker Park Wine Festival - Westlake, OH - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
Features musical entertainment and over 150 wines at a benefit for health related charities in Cuyahoga County and elsewhere.
Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp - Alexandria, MN - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Three day event featuring over 300 teams stomping 10,000 pounds of grapes. Enjoy 12 bands on 4 stages, wine tasting, man cave featuring August Schell’s & Fargo Brewery, logging camp show and vendors with food, juried art show, and more. Free shuttle from Douglas County Fairgrounds and several area hotels, plus on-site parking.
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival - Newport, RI - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Wine tasting, celebrity chef appearances, educational seminars, gala and after dark party. Free parking & shuttle transportation.
Grape Stomp Wine Festival - Summersville, WV - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
Two days of wine and bourbon tastings, food and craft vendors, grape stomping, grape eating contests, Happy Little Photo bus, covered wagon rides, dancing, live music and more.
Wine & Whiskey Walk - Springfield, MO - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2021
Over 100 wines and 50 whiskeys to taste, plus local food. Benefit for the Developmental Center of the Ozarks (DCO).
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival - Montgomery, TX - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Huge mushroom exhibit (over 300 species), live music, hayrides, cider booth, guided nature walks, kids booth, scarecrow contest and more! Free parking and free shuttle from 10th and High St in Eugene.
Colorado Mountain Winefest - Palisade, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
30th annual. The Saturday portion, Festival in the Park, is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars.
Uncorked Wine and Music Festival - Lake City, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Lake City DIRT hosts a festival the third weekend of September with artists and food vendors, musical acts, wine tastings, and a beer booth amid the fall colors and historic downtown. Bring your hiking boots and fishing pole to complete your weekend in Lake City!
Maryland Wine Festival - Westminster, MD - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Sample over 150+ Maryland wines, enjoy a juried art show, listen to live music, snack on locally made food and artisanal cheeses, and more! Get a commemorative wine glass with sampling from all participating wineries! There is also a VIP package, and designated drivers get in for a reduced rate. Children under 12 get in free with a paid adult ticket. Held at the Carroll County Farm Museum. There is parking available onsite, plus free handicap-accessible shuttles from Carroll Community College and the Carroll County Office Building.
Lynchburg Beer & Wine & Cider Festival - Lynchburg, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
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.
Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival - Cedarburg, WI - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Arts & crafts, homegrown produce and artisan food, plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery, scarecrow contest, giant pumpkin weigh-off, plus live music, giant pumpkin charity regatta, kids’ corner with pumpkin painting, magician and clown. Free admission. Events are held throughout the historic downtown area.
Wine and Oyster Festival - Montross, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Great wines, delicious local seafood, arts & crafts, and more!
AmRhein’s Moonlight Stomp Festival - Bent Mountain, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Wine tasting, live music, dancing, barrel rolling and riding competitions.
Central Pennsylvania Crab, Beer and Wine Festival - Camp Hill, PA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Enjoy artisan beer and wine from Central PA breweries and wineries, plus delicious steamed Harbor House crab and BBQ, and listen to live music. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Central PA Food Bank. 21+ only.
Autumn Fest - Oak Brook, IL - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
For 2021: Join the Autumn Fest fun early – at 1:30pm there will be Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the north area of Central Park to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 construction! This free, family-friendly event will start with kid entertainment from 2-3:30pm with a DJ, juggler, face painter, carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, and more! Feel Good Party Band will be on stage performing from 3:30-5pm. All the while there will be food, beer, and wine available for purchase.
Wines on the Hill - Hilltown, PA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Wineries, craft beer, distilleries, food, live music, exhibitors and vendors
Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival - San Jose, CA - Sep 19 to Nov 14, 2021
Canceled for 2021, but enjoy three fundraising events including a wine pull (9/19/21) and the Festival of Lights (11/14/21). The festival will return in 2022. Normally: The signature fundraising event of the Almaden Valley Women’s Club has been a tradition since 1976. This festival features a large selection of local artisans, entertainment by popular bands throughout the day on our main stage, boutique wines from Northern California vineyards, a variety of food offerings to taste including gourmet food trucks, a Kids-Zone with crafts, carnival games, and rides, souvenir wine and beer glasses, a silent auction, a Community Raffle and much more.
Run Now Wine Later 5K & Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2021
Run through the adorable town of New Hope and end your 5K at the Bucks County Playhouse for a food and wine tasting festival. Run and then wine for $55 (runners get a long sleeve shirt, and finishers get a beautiful medal featuring a different historic New Hope landmark each year) or purchase a Wine & Food Festival Only Ticket (21+)
Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival - Santa Fe, NM - Sep 22 to Sep 26, 2021
Annual event for 25+ years. Wine seminars, cooking demos, tastings, bike ride, golf classic and more.
Cork & Pork - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
BBQ and wine, plus live music. Free admission, food and drinks are a la carte.
Vahlings Twilight Nights Music and Wine Fall Festival - Stewardson, IL - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Live music, games and activities, food vendors, free camping, plus live demonstrations, vendors and more at Vahling Vineyards and Winery
Naples Grape Festival - Naples, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Celebrate the grape harvest with wine, food, arts, crafts, live music, talented artisans and various food and music contests. Since 1961.
St Josef Grapestomping Festival - Canby, OR - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Grapestomping in 1200 gallon oak barrels, dancing, 400 lbs of sausages and sauerkraut, drinks, and more. Admission is $10 per person and includes souvenir glass, and you may even get picked to stomp the grapes with a partner!
Vermont Wine & Harvest Festival - Mount Snow, VT - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Great wine, food and fall foliage at this event the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named one of its Top 10 fall events.
Run the Vineyards Autumn Trail 8K and 5K - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Run through a vineyard and along a wooded trail, followed by an after-party with live music, food trucks, games, vendors, and of course, WINE! Runners will get a tech shirt, souvenir wine glass, and drink ticket.
Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival - Los Altos, CA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Showcases the distinctive handcrafted works of artists and craftspeople from more than a dozen states. The Festival also features select vintages from local wineries as well as a wide variety of foods including Thai, Chinese, Mexican, All-American favorites like sausages, hot links and roasted corn, sweets of all kinds, and more. Enjoy free concerts from performers each day.
Wine and Cider Adventure at the Corn Maze - New Springfield, OH - Sep 30 to Oct 14, 2021
Three chances to visit the Maze Craze maze on these 21+ evenings, with 12 tasting samples of local wines and ciders in the maze. Food and beer also available for purchase, and there will be firepits and live music to enjoy as well.
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival - Honolulu, HI - Oct 1 to Oct 11, 2021
Wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, exclusive dining events featuring local foods, and unique excursions prepared by the 80+ master chefs and wine & spirits producers.Various venues across Hawai’i, Maui, and Oahu.
Hops 2 Grapes Craft Beer, Wine and Whiskey Festival - Bel Air, MD - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Enjoy craft beer, local and international wines, whiskey, morning yoga, live music and food trucks. Enjoy a 165 acre farm in rural Bel Air, MD, and experience the best Maryland has to offer.
Taste and Treat on Niagara Wine Trail - Gasport, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2021
A twist for wine lovers on traditional trick or treating: Enjoy tastings at participating wineries throughout the month of October. Each winery will pair a Halloween treat (one to taste and one to take home!) with your tasting of 3 wines.
Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival - Charlotte, NC - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Casual wine tasting event with hundreds of wines available for tasting from 15+ wineries, plus festival food, live music, arts & crafts, and free kids area. Souvenir tasting glass with admission. Kids and parking are free. Held annually at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall.
La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival - Anthony, NM - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Taste and purchase more than 20 wines from noon to 7 PM. Adult admission is $20 which includes souvenir glass and choice of 9 wines. $10 admission for ages 12-20 years old.
Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape - Powhatan, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Annual wine festival, featuring more than 25 wineries, live music, 100 vendors, food trucks and more fun
Virginia Wine Festival - Ashburn, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Taste over 200+ Virginia wines, dozens of ciders, bottle and case shop, plus food vendors and oysters, beer and more. Held at One Loudon.
Limerick Uncorked Festival - Schwenksville, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Vendors, vineyards, breweries, food trucks, live music and more! Sample wine and beer or purchase full-glass pours and bottles/cans. Proceeds benefit Limerick Parks & Recreation Department. Previously called the Wine, Beer & Food Festival
Miss Janie’s Sit and Sip Wine Festival - Phenix, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
A fundraiser for the Barksdale Cancer Foundation, enjoy live music, local food and craft vendors, and wineries on site at the Gil-Har House.
Yorktown Wine Festival - Yorktown, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or an aspiring noviceyou dont want to miss this grand tasting of wines from Virginia and beyond! Yorktown shares more than just history with sister cities Zweibrücken and Port-Vendres. In a nod to both countries, you can sample Rieslings and Gewürztraminers from Germany and indulge bubbly from Francethe only place where true champagne is created! Enjoy live music, great food from local restaurants, and the work of talented artisans. Your ticket will get you into the Virginia Craft Beer Garden to sample specialty brews and hard ciders.
Fairy Market and Harvest Celebration - Parkton, MD - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2021
Celebrate Halloween at the Royal Rabbit Vineyards. Come in costume for a costume contest. Live music, vendors, dancing, wine tasting and more
Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Oct 6 to Oct 11, 2021
Wine tasting, gourmet food and live entertainment (music, ballet and shows) at the Red Rock Casino and Resort.
Oakhurst Fall Festival - Oakhurst, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
The chocolate and wine festival has grown to a fall festival that can be enjoyed by all. There are midway ridges, Jedi academy, meet and greets with different characters, scavender hunt, local music, local vendors, food trucks, beer and wine tastings and more!
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival - La Jolla, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
A two day juried art show and fundraiser featuring the works of over 150 established artists.
Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition - Riverbank, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Annual street festival with carnival, arts/crafts, kids rides/games and live music in addition to the wine and cheese.
New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Festival - New Buffalo, MI - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
One day festival with live music, the best wines, craft beers, hayrides, kid’s art, craft vendors, and lots of food choices. In celebration of the harvest in Southwest Michigan, this one day event boasts over 30 of the best wines from several local vineyards along with four craft beers, and hard ciders all under one roof! Come rain or shine, the event is tented so you can come out and stay all day! $5 donation suggested per adult at the gate, kids under 12 are free! Event will feature live music, tastings and wine/beer by the glass available from local wineries and craft breweries, kids activities, horse drawn hay rides driven throughout New Buffalo, craft vendors offering handcrafted goods, food products, and produce for you to purchase throughout the event.
Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival - Chesapeake, VA - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
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.
Savor Bowie - Bowie, MD - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Complimentary wine tastings, food vendors, exhibitors and artisans, music and other entertainment! Former fundraiser was an Oktoberfest
Autumn Reggae Wine and Music Festival - Mt Airy, MD - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Enjoy your favorite Linganore Wines while relaxing and listening to live bands, sampling authentic island cuisine, and hand-crafted artisan goods.
New York City Wine and Food Festival - New York, NY - Oct 14 to Oct 17, 2021
A four day festival with over 100 events featuring world renowned chefs, wines, and spirits producers. Lots of tasting, autograph signings, workshops, parties, and more, enjoyed by over 55,000 attendees. 100% of proceeds benefit NoKid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City.
Harvest Wine Weekend - Paso Robles, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
Discover award-winning wines, exceptional restaurants and breathtaking views all without tension or pretension while you enjoy some of the more than 140 weekend activities at various Paso Robles locations
Yadkin Valley Grape Festival - Yadkinville, NC - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Annual festival with live entertainment, food, fun, and of course wine events. Wine tasting tickets are $20 (advance) and $25 (door).
Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Annual event runs from noon to 5 PM. Beer and wine aficionados will unite to enjoy sampling craft beer and great food
Wine on the Water at Kurtz’ Beach - Pasadena, MD - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
Spend the weekend at Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena for the annual Wine On The Water, an all-encompassing festival that features a variety of vendors, musicians and attractions.
Kohler Food and Wine Experience - Kohler, WI - Oct 21 to Oct 24, 2021
Four day extravaganza of food, wine, and fun including complimentary demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and tastings.
Wine by the River Wine Festival - Axton, VA - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
The event will be held rain or shine from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and will have local food vendors, live music, wine, and 1 craft beer distributor. Proceeds of the festival go to the Matthew Wayne Wade Foundation
Spooky Sips - Walpole, MA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2021
For 2021, a virtual Halloween wine sampling event. Enjoy Halloween bottles, candy pairings, a costume contest, and more!
Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival - Wilmington, NC - Oct 29 to Oct 30, 2021
Sample from 100 craft breweries and wineries in one place. Held for over 15 years in Wrightsville Beach. Don’t miss the Voracious & Rare Beer Festival on Friday night!
Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival - Mendocino County, CA - Nov 1 to Nov 10, 2019
Events take place throughout Mendocino County, which is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties, including the candy cap mushroom (which has a maple syrup flavor) that only grows in on the Northern California coast. Enjoy mushroom dinners, wine and beer pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, and more
Big Sur Food and Wine Festival - Big Sur, CA - Nov 4 to Nov 6, 2021
All things wine and food to support the Big Sur community
Wine Down Main Street - Franklin, TN - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
170+ wines available for tasting inside stores on Main Street. Food samples from 30+ local restaurants. Live music on the square. General admission, VIP, and Premium VIP tickets are sold to the event.
Decatur Wine Festival - Decatur, GA - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
Head to downtown Decatur for an afternoon of wine (over 500 different kinds!), food, and art
Fudgeapalooza - Linden, VA - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
13th fudge and wine pairing event at the Fox Meadow winery.
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival - San Diego, CA - Nov 11 to Nov 14, 2021
One of the West Coast’s premier wine and culinary celebrations, this year’s lineup includes Celebrity Chef tastings, wine and food delights, culminating in a Grand Tasting event. Various venues.
Stony Point Wine, Beer, & Spirits Festival - Richmond, VA - Nov 13 to Nov 13, 2021
An amazing day celebrating Virginia distilleries, breweries, wineries, cideries and more!
Downtown Baraboo Winter Wine Walk - Baraboo, WI - Nov 19 to Nov 19, 2021
A downtown wine tasting tour with merchants offering two wine samples each to enjoy as you stroll. Pick up your tickets and your glass at Bekah Kate’s.
Las Olas Wine and Food Festival - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Nov 19 to Nov 19, 2021
Las Olas Wine & Food festival will feature four blocks of sips and samples from nationally recognized wineries and top restaurants throughout South Florida.
Wine Country Thanksgiving - Newburg, OR - Nov 19 to Nov 28, 2021
This unique Oregon tradition kickw off the holiday season as wineries throughout the Willamette Valley offer special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts and other wine country experiences. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flare
Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair - Ventura, CA - Dec 11 to Dec 11, 2021
Holiday street fair with vendors, live entertainment, arts & crafters, and a wine walk.
Autumn Wine Festival - Salisbury, MD - Apr 24 to Apr 25, 2022
2021 festival postponed to April 2022. Normally: Features wine samplings, guided tours of Pemberton Hall, Sports Zone with telecast games and lawn games, and more! Participate in a variety of fundraising opportunities for the Women Supporting Women Partnership, a locally-based nonprofit helping those with breast cancer.
Wine Festival - Grafton, IL - Nov 13 to Nov 13, 2022
Sample wines from around the world, with dozens of options, plus live music, free appetizers, vendors and more, with a portion of proceeds going to Friends of Pere Marquette State Park Foundation.