The leaves are falling, and the air has that crisp bite to it that makes enjoying warm fires, roasted oysters, and fine wines all that much better. November is a month-long party in Virginia with plenty of foodie fun happening around the state. find something that suits your fancy and get in on the festivities.
Virginia Oyster Month - November
Taste of Autumn Dinner & Beer Pairing - November 1 (Fredericksburg)
Enjoy the tastes of the season with an artfully created 5-course food and beer menu by the chef and brew master at 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company.
Fire, Flour, & Fork - November 1-4 (Richmond)
One city, four days, and all five senses. This festival is a four-day gathering for the food curious, celebrating the best the Richmond region and beyond has to offer. They have a ton of events going on this weekend, so be sure to grab tickets to whatever catches your eye.
Urbanna Oyster Festival - November 2-3 (Urbanna)
The 61st Annual Urbanna Oyster fest gives attendees an in-depth view of Urbanna’s rich oyster history and culture.
Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili & Craft Festival - November 3 (Moneta)
Enjoy a full-day event featuring music, crafts and a spectacular competitive chili cook-off on the waterfront.
Beer on the Beach - November 3 (Hampton)
Try 20+ craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ and seafood, and listen to Hampton Roads Blues musicians at the Buckroe Beach Park Pavilion.
Virginia Bourbon Invitational - November 3 (Virginia Beach)
This will be an afternoon of bourbon tastings featuring spirits from 18 distilleries, tapas-style food from leading restaurants in Coastal Virginia and live music.
Central Virginia Charity Cookoff - November 3 (Louisa)
Raise money and awareness for the National Kidney Foundation and the Good Doctor's Foundation all while enjoying music, fun, all the chili you care to sample.
Bluegrass, Barbecue, and Brew Festival - November 3 (Brookneal)
This festival combines a love of history with a love of music, barbecue and Virginia craft beer!
Smithsonian Food History Festival - November 3 (DC)
The Food History Festival is a free day of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks, and stories exploring the past, present and future of regional food cultures in America.
Caledon State Park Art & Wine Festival - November 3-4 (King George)
Tantalize your senses with the tastes from local wineries & restaurants, the vision of art from local artists, & the sounds of music all in the relaxing surroundings of Caledon State Park
Suffolk Restaurant Week - November 3-10 (Suffolk)
From Suffolk's best-kept culinary secrets to national award winning restaurants, Suffolk Restaurant Week promises a savory blend of the city's signature flavors.
National Sandwich Day - November 3
National Candy Day - November 4
Learn to Brew Mead Event - November 5 (Henrico)
Under the Mead Mavericks of Black Heath Meadery, you'll learn the basics of fermenting mead (honey wine) and the history of honey, along with several tastings.
National Nachos Day - November 6
Barrels, Brews, & BBQ Festival - November 9 (Virginia Beach)
Enjoy wine, craft beer, food, live music and more at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Cider Week - November 9-18
Join the cider revival and get in on week-long events all around Virginia celebrating this special Commonwealth drink.
Richmond Cider Celebration - November 10 (Richmond)
Richmond kicks off Cider Week with cider tastings, live music, and more.
Watermen’s Museum 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off - November 10 (Yorktown)
Taste a variety of competing chili recipes from professional and amateur chefs in the Yorktown area to support a good cause.
29th Annual Oyster Roast - November 10 (Reedville)
All you can eat roasted or raw oysters, plus all the seafood options you can dream of are in store for this oyster roast.
Oyster Roast at Virginia Living Museum - November 10 (Newport News)
Enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh local Virginia oysters, fried seafood, chowder, dessert buffet, craft beers, wine, full bar, DJ/live music, commemorative glass, raffles & more.
Merroir and Terroir Oyster Extravaganza - November 10 (Machipongo)
Celebrate the Eastern Shore’s distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings at Chatham Vineyards.
9th Annual Shenandoah Uncorked - November 10 (Quicksburg)
With over 14 Virginia wineries, food, unique crafts and a variety of kid's activities, there's something for everyone at Shenandoah Uncorked.
Annual Cask Ale Festival at Mad Fox Brewing Company - November 10 (Falls Church)
Sample more than 30 special and limited edition cask conditioned ale from around the region and across the country at this two-day, indoor event.
6th Annual Fall Oyster Crawl - November 10-11 (Chesapeake Bay)
Experience wines & oyster pairings along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail at over eight local wineries spread out over a weekend.
2018 Taste of Greater Springfield - November 11 (Springfield)
TOGS features local restaurants providing samples of their favorite dishes, and provides attendees with a great opportunity to learn more about local cuisines.
The 2018 Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition - November 17-18 (Winchester)
Purchase gifts from a wide variety of artisan gourds, compete in the annual gourd competition, and choose the right raw gourds for your personal projects.
2nd Annual Angry Angus Cook Off - November 17 (Mineral)
Celebrate agriculture in the Commonwealth with this family-friendly event. Sample the angus cooking from local, Central Virginia farms.
Stony Point Beer Festival - November 17 (Richmond)
Spend the day at the beautiful park-like Stony Point, while enjoying unlimited samples of some of RVA's best breweries.
A Taste of Virginia - November 17 (Gloucester)
An all-you-can-eat and drink taste of the best Virginia. Taste the best in pulled pork BBQ, seafood, brunswick stew, clam chowder, cornbread, and more.
Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow - November 17 (Fredericksburg)
This rescheduled event will now be November 17 at A. Smith Bowman Distillery. Come for samples of artisan spirits as well as craft cocktails from Virginia distilleries.
Taste by the Bay: Wine, Foods, Art, & Ale - November 17 (Irvington)
This event will include samplings from local wineries, craft brews, tastings from local restaurants, live music, maritime attractions, a variety of artisan vendors.
Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia - November 22-24 (Yorktown)
Explore centuries-old cooking techniques at Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
Open Studio and Vineyard Tour - November 23-24 (Cape Charles)
This is a Thanksgiving weekend self-drive holiday shopping and wine tasting tour featuring over 43 artists.
National Espresso Day - November 23
Cape Charles Museum Oyster Roast - November 24 (Cape Charles)
All you can eat traditional Eastern Shore fare including roasted and raw oysters, fried chicken, homemade clam chowder and more.
National Cake Day - November 26