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Rassawek Spring Jubilee Wine & Heritage Festival

The Rassawek Spring Jubilee Wine & Heritage Festival ( is one of Virginia’s most unique family-friendly events. The Heritage Show offers activities and demonstrations that are sure to please adventurers of anyage. The Wine Festival features nine Virginia wineries, including Rassawek’s own Byrd Cellars. -- Tracey Leverty
Visitors sampled some of the region’s best wine while strolling along one of the property’s many lakes or while relaxing on the porch of the historic Cherokee Cabin.

Blacksburg Cork and Fork

The Blacksburg Partnership held the 4th annual Blacksburg Fork and Cork- a food, wine, and art festival, on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at First and Main Shopping District in the heart of Hokie Nation. -- Traci Collins
Also part of the festival was the 2nd annual Can Do!, a fun canned food sculpture contest and food drive benefiting local hunger relief organizations

Bloomin Wine Festival

Revelers "Uncorked the Bloom" at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Bloomin Wine Fest on Apr 27-28 on the Loudoun Street Walking Mall in historic Old Town Winchester.
Thirty artisans and vendors were part of the festivities along the Old Town Mall both days.

Taste of Monticello

This first-time event certainly drew in the crowds! With a grand tasting, a VIP tasting/dining option, and lots of great music, the NTelos Pavilion in Charlottesville was the place to be on April 21. Proceeds benefitted Jeffersonian Wine Grape Grower’s Society.
Vendors offered products ranging from jewelry to produce, fine cheeses, and baked goods. Food vendors included Whole Foods Market, Pantheon Popsicles, and more.

Blue Ridge Oyster Festival

The Blue Ridge Oyster Festival took place on April 21 on the grounds of Devil’s Backbone brewery. Watch for us next spring! Proceeds benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. -- Nick Attaway
Join us next April on Earth Day weekend!

Farmville Wine Festival

The 3rd Annual Farmville Wine Festival, Saturday, April 21, turned out to be a great day at Riverside Park! Plan now to attend next year’s event on Saturday, April 20,’ll be bigger & better! Thanks again for all your support for Meals on Wheels!!! -- Cindy Cave
Melissa and Chris Kile poured for Foggy Ridge Cider, the fantastic sparkling hard cider from Dugspur, VA.

Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival

In early April of each year we invite you to come out and enjoy the CHEERS of Clarksville’s annual Lake Country Wine Festival in beautiful Clarksville on the Lake. Check our event updates on our website early February at
Relax on historic lawns in downtown and taste nearly 100 varieties of fine Virginia wines and speak with those who have made these vintages possible.

Smithfield Wine & Brew Festival

Smithfield Virginia Wine and Brew Fest 2012 was a First-Time Fantastic Success! -- John N. Payne
11am to 5pm at Windsor Castle Park, Smithfield VA. <em>Photos by John N. Payne</em>