January Foodie Events in Virginia

Image: Stable Craft Brewing

Image: Stable Craft Brewing

Oysters, moonshine, craft beer & more - Virginia's food party doesn't stop come Winter time! Here's a rundown of foodie events & activities around the state in January. 

  • National Bloody Mary Day - January 1
  • National Hot Toddy Day - January 11
  • A Night of  Makin’ Likker - January 12 (Rocky Mount)
    Did you ever wonder how moonshine was made? Now you can find out with this legal moonshine operation demo & overnight stay in Franklin County.
  • Porkuary Fest at Stable Craft Brewing - January 13 (Waynesboro)
    This day-long celebration is devoted celebrating all parts of the pig! There will be beer & bacon pairings, buffets, and all things pig. 
  • National Gluten-Free Day - January 13
  • Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival - January 13-14 (Doswell)
    This event attracts fly anglers from across the country and combines fine wine tastings, microbrewery beer, & everything you want to know about fly fishing into one event.
  • Richmond Jewish Food Festival - January 14-15 (Richmond)
    From falafel to shakshuka, every foodie can find something to love at the annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival.
  • Virginia Biological Farming Conference - January 22-24 (Hot Springs)
    Virginia’s premier gathering of organic farmers, gardeners & supporters. Whether you’re an experienced grower or just starting out, you’ll find plenty to interest you. 
  • National Pie Day - January 23
  • National Peanut Butter Day - January 24
  • Frosty Brew ThruJanuary 27 (Fredericksburg)
    An exclusive indoor tasting event featuring local craft beer, wine, and ciders.
  • Know Good Beer Festival - January 27 (Charlottesville)
    Know Good Beer is a local small business hosting beer tastings, artisans, musicians, and local food vendors while raising money for great causes.
  • Coastal VA Wine Fest - January 27 (Virginia Beach)
    There's wine, craft beer, food, music, art & more at the 5th Annual Coastal Virginia WineFest. 
  • Chili Cook-Off and Vendor Fair - January 27 (Newport News)
    This Chili Cook-Off is free admission and gives you access to shopping, BBQ, and loads of chili! Try different chilis from 8 local makers and vote for the best.
  • International Wine Festival - January 28 (Roanoke)
    Sample more than 30 wines along with craft brews while you enjoy live music & paired hors d'oeuvres at the Taubman Museum of Art's Fifth Annual International Wine Festival.
  • Oyster Festival at Little Washington Winery - January 30 (Sperryville)
    Taste oysters on the half shell, chocolate & wine pairings, BBQ food trucks, and more at this oyster fest.