2016 Festivals Horton Vineyards Will Attend
Dates & Hours subject to change
February 20 & 21: Virginia Wine Expo Richmond Convention Center Over 350 wines from 60+ Virginia wineries. Check out the web site for all the exciting events and tastings.
April 9 & 10: The Rites of Spring - Please join us Saturday and Sunday for the Annual Rites of Spring Wine Festival. We will be offering a wide selection of Virginia’s award winning wines, unique artisans & crafters, food concessionaires, live entertainment, and much more!
April 9: Monticello Wine Trail Festival - nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Charlottesville - Saturday, April 9, 2p-6p with special VIP Entry from 1pm - 2pm. Whether you want a catered lunch and exclusive wine tastings, or the freedom to picnic and taste great Virginia wines at your leisure, we have it.
April 9: Smithfield Wine and Brew Fest - Windsor Castle Park - Smithfield, VA. - Saturday, 11am-5pm. Come to the hottest riverfront event in Hampton Roads on Saturday April 9, 2016 - - but make plans to stay in Smithfield all weekend!. Experience everything that "HamTown" has to offer - Wine Dinners, Hotel Packages, Fri Concert, Shopping, Art Galleries/Studios, Walking Trails & More! 757-357-5182.
April 9 - Celebration of the Vine - “Celebration of the Vine” Wine Festival. NEW LOCATION! The Millworks, 13872 Coalfield Commons Place, Midlothian VA. 804-748-6364. 11am - 6pm.
April 22 & 23 - Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival - Fri. 3pm - 10pm, Sat. 11am - 6pm. In a traditional wine-tasting atmosphere, Virginia Wineries will be offering wine samples to attendees over a two-day event. A number of local-independently owned restaurants are participating as food exhibitors to sell foods that compliment the wines. Regional artisans are also being invited to participate as exhibitors. Live musical entertainment will be present to complete the atmosphere. Info: 540-662-3863.
April 23 - Dogwood Wine Festival - Richmond, VA. - Reynolds Crossing (Henrico) - Sat. 11am - 6pm. Wine For Cures presents it's signature festival event. It's a fundraiser for cancer research and special cancer projects. Wineries, live music, food, interesting vendors, highlighted sponsors, mini wine school and very much more. Tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at door and all a donation to a worthy cause.
April 29, 30 & May 1 - Bodacious Boardwalk Bazaar & Wine Festival - Fort Monroe, VA. Over 200 vendors, artists, crafters, several of Virginia's finest wineries and beer garden under 3 impressive large tents. RV's, Boats, Live Music, Great Food, all on the bay! Something for everyone at the scenic and historic Fort Monroe, Virgina.
April 30: Blacksburg Fork and Cork Fest - Blacksburg, VA. - The Blacksburg Partnership will host the 6th annual Blacksburg Fork and Cork, a food, wine, and art festival at the First & Main Shopping District on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from noon- 6pm. Attendees will enjoy wines from premier Virginia wineries and view the work of regional artists. Delicious food from local restaurants will be abundant, and multiple music groups will provide smooth tunes throughout the day.
May 7 - Taste of New Kent Wine Festival - New Kent Winery. Sat. 11am - 6pm.
May 7 & 8 - Montpelier Wine Festival - Montpelier - Orange, VA. Sat. 11am - 6pm, Sun. 11pm - 5pm. The Montpelier Wine Festival is a premier spring event for the whole family. Held annually on the grounds of Montpelier, the lifelong home of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the "Father of the Constitution," the Festival showcases distinctive arts and crafts; specialty food vendors; live music; "cooking with wine" classes; children's entertainment and rides; and tastings all day. Info: 540-672-5216.
May 7 & 8 - Spring Town Point Wine Festival - Town Point Park - Norfolk, VA. Sat. & Sun. 11am - 6pm. Join Festevents in welcoming spring’s newest annual tradition featuring music,, gourmet foods, specialty wares, and samplings of newly released vintages and past favorites from Virginia’s premier wine-makers. Info: 757-441-2345
May 14 - Princess Anne Wine Classic - Back Bay Farms - Pungo, VA. 12pm - 5pm. Come out to Back Bay Farms and enjoy this one of a kind wine festival in the heart of Pungo. The 2016 Pungo Wine Festival features 12 Virginia wineries along with local artists and vendors. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music by Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot and Pete Hansen. Buy a corporate table or luxury villa and invite your closest friends. As an added bonus, this year's festival is Mother's Day weekend so treat your mother to a relaxing afternoon of wine, food and live music.
May 13, 14 & 15 - Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival - Mount Vernon, VA. Fri., Sat., Sun. 6pm - 9pm. Bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn to enjoy an elegant evening of live jazz music and stunning Potomac River views. Candlelit Mansion tours include the rarely-seen Mansion cellar and appearances by George Washington. Ticket quantities are limited for this popular event. Tickets: 703-573-SEAT.
May 21 - Front Royal Annual Wine & Craft Festival - Front Royal, VA. - 10am - 6pm. Artists and Crafters from all over the east coast. Find anything from fine handmade jewelry, hand painted wine glasses, hand crafted musical instruments, pottery to iron work. Plenty of fun for the entire family including a children’s area and come try your skill on the mechanical bull. Info: 540-635-3185.
May 28 - ValleyFest - Beer & Wine Festival - Massanutten Resort, VA. 11am - 7pm. ValleyFest, held on Memorial Day weekend, is the festival that everyone looks forward to! More than 4,000 people celebrate the holiday weekend at the festival, dancing to live music, sampling food, shopping for unique and handmade crafts, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews of the Shenandaoh Valley, Virginia and beyond. Many varieties of beer and wine will be represented, from merlots and seasonal ales to meads and maibocks. Its' all of the beer and wine you could possibly enjoy in one place!
June 4 & 5 - Vintage Virginia - Bull Run Park (northern VA). Sat. & Sun. 11am - 6pm. Vintage Virginia is one of the state's oldest and longest-running wine festivals, produced by Across-the-Way Productions and the Virginia's Wineries Association. The festival is held in the Northern Virginia area, at Bull Run Regional Park Special Events Center, and features over 50 of the most prominent Virginia wineries, pouring over 350 of their finest selections. Vintage Virginia also features some of the best entertainment you'll find at a wine festival, with music from some of the nation's most talented performers, educational workshops and children's activities. A great outing for the entire family! 540-745-3378.
June 11 - Summer Celebration - Lee Hall Mansion, Newport News, VA. 11am to 6pm. The late spring splendor of Lee Hall Mansion's beautiful grounds provide the setting for the Annual Summer Celebration Wine Festival. The finest vintages from Virginia's best wineries combine with live music, exquisite food and unique craft vendors to make this one of the Peninsula's most popular events. Info: 757-888-3371
June 18 - Clifton Wine Festival - Childrens Park, Clilfton, VA. 11am - 7pm.
June 19 - Manassas Jazz & Wine Festival - Harris Pavilion, Manassas, VA. 12pm - 7pm. The Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival is held on Father’s Day at the Harris Pavilion, located in the heart of historic Old Town Manassas. Featuring 3 headline jazz artists, this smaller event is a more intimate, relaxed afternoon of tasting and purchasing wines from 15 different award-winning Virginia wine artisans. Attendees appreciate this refined atmosphere for the chance to discuss wines with the vintners, shop at the merchant booths that offer wine related merchandise and dine from upscale food concessions. Tickets are sold for tasters as well as non-tasters for this event. Info: 703-361-6599.
August 13 - Leesburg Wine Festival - The Village at Leesburg - Leesburg, VA. 11am-7pm. As you enter…..take your souvenir tasting glass and stroll from tent to tent and table to table, tasting and sampling the rich heritage of Virginia vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Village at Leesburg.
August 27 - Epicurience Virginia - Morven Park, Leesburg, VA. 12pm - 6pm. At the very heart of Epicurience Virginia, the Grand Tasting is a culinary adventure like no other. This day-long edible showcase brings farm-to-table food, award-winning wines, notable chefs, live bands, and lots of other delicious diversions to the grounds of gorgeous Morven Park.
Sept. 3 - Labor Day Wine & Music Fest - Amherst, VA. Rebec Vineyards, 12pm - 6pm. Enjoy the fruits of OUR labor!
Sept. 5 - Herndon Jazz Festival - Herndon, VA. Monday 12pm - 6pm. Join us in downtown Herndon for great music, a craft show, food, twelve wineries and micro-brews and culinary demonstrations. Info: 703-435-6868.