2015 Festivals Horton Vineyards Will Attend
Dates & Hours subject to change
January 17 & 18: Coastal VA Wine Festival - VA Beach Convention Center - Sat. 12pm - 7pm & Sun. 12pm - 5pm. Enjoy wine tastings from up to 40 Virginia wineries, a Virginia craft beer garden featuring 8 popular breweries with a fabulous lounge for viewing play-off games and up to 80 other vendors showcasing the best in specialty foods, arts and crafts. Stroll the MOCA Art Trail featuring 100 juried artists such as painters, sculptors, agra-artisans, jewelers and more brought to you by Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Enjoy educational seminars, live entertainment and a grape stomp competition where you can watch as local celebrities stomp it out in a grape barrel and much more!
February 21: Winter Wine Festival - Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center - Staunton, VA. Sat. 12pm-6pm. This event features tastings of Virginia wines and ciders, as well as a selection of local artisan products. The Winter Wine Festival is a wonderful way to enjoy a winter afternoon of wine, shopping and restaurants in downtown Staunton.
February 21 & 22: 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.
March 28 & 29: The Rites of Spring - New Location! Please join us Saturday and Sunday for the 7th Annual Rites of Spring Wine Festival. We are pleased to announce that we will be relocating this event to the scenic property of the Izaak Walton League of America located in Spotsylvania County.
April 11: Monticello Wine Trail Festival - nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Charlottesville - Saturday, April 12 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 11: 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 11, 2015 - - 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 11 - 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 17: Chesapeake Spring Wine Festival - Chesapeake Conference Center - Friday: 5pm - 10pm, Indoor wine festival put on by the folks who do the Chesapeake Wine Festival in the fall.
April 18 - Williamsburg Music & Wine Fest - Sat. 12pm - 6pm - Absolut Solutions, LLC proudly announces the first Williamsburg Music & Wine Festival. It will be held on the grounds of the Williamsburg Moose Lodge in Williamsburg, VA We are pleased to be hosting food vendors, artists, crafters and musicians alongside nearly a dozen regional wineries showcasing and sampling their goods to anticipated local attendees.
April 24 & 25 - 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 25 - Ashland Wine Festival - Downtown Ashland, VA. - 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 25 - Danville Wine Festival - Danville, VA "Community Market" (southern VA) - Sat. 11am - 7pm. Info: 434-432-1063
April 25 & 26 - Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival - Lerner Town Square at Tysons (Northern VA) (12pm - 6pm) Tantalize Your Taste Buds! You are invited to celebrate the taste of over 100 unique, diverse and flavorful wines! The Virginia Wineries want you to sample the essences of their best grapes while expanding your tongue's tastes. A full palette awaits your arrival to Great Grapes! While mastering the art of wine tasting, be sure to attend our wine seminars, Gourmet live cooking demonstrations & shop amongst the unique artists! - Info: 800-830-3976.
May 2: 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 2 & 3 - 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 2 & 3 - 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 9 - 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 2015 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. Celebrate your mother and browse for the perfect Mother's Day gift!
May 9 - Taste of New Kent Wine Festival - New Kent Winery. Sat. 11am - 6pm.
May 9 - Central Virginia Wine Festival - Snag-a-Job Pavilion, Richmond, VA. 12pm - 6pm. This year’s event will showcase 16 wineries from around the Commonwealth; live music; food & beverage concessions; beer sales; specialty-item and arts & crafts vendors.
May 9 - Lynchburg Music Fest - City Stadium - 11am - 9pm - ONE DAY, ONE STAGE, SIX BANDS.
May 15, 16 & 17 - 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 16 - 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 16 - Wine & Arts Festival - Locust Grove, Walkerton, VA. 10am - 5pm. Enjoy Wine Tasting, Artwork and a day of music at the historic Locust Grove Farm in Walkerton - King and Queen County. Just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg or Virginia Beach. Artists and Virginia Farm Wineries will be attending the event on the bluffs of the Mattaponi River at Locust Grove Farm. Only 30 minutes from Richmond on the Middle Peninsula. Info: 804-769-8201.
May 17 - Manassas Lioness Lions Spring Fair - Harris Pavilion - Manassas, VA. - 12pm-6pm. Manassas Lioness Lions Club is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Vendor Fair and Wine Tasting on Sunday, May 17, 12pm‑6PM at the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas. This exciting event features local artisans, home‑based businesses, local wineries, food vendors and live entertainment.
May 23 - 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!
May 30 & 31 - 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 13 - 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 13 - Pamunkey River Wine Festival - Saude Creek Vineyards - Lanexa, VA. 11am-6pm. 10 VA Wineries • 40 Arts & Craft vendors • Flavorful Foods • Live Music All Day
June 20 - Clifton Wine Festival - Childrens Park, Clilfton, VA. 11am - 7pm.
June 21 - 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.
June 27 - Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival - Oronoco Bay Park - Alexandria, VA. Sat. 12pm-5pm. The festival is a community-based event dedicated to promoting local business development and demonstrating the benefits of living, working, and playing in the vibrant Carlyle District. The event will feature tastes of local foods and wine, as well as artisans, a Children’s Corner, and live entertainment. The event transforms John Carlyle Square into a lively festival venue.
June 27 - 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.
July 18 & 19 - Daylily Food and Wine Festival - Viette Nurseries - Fishersville, VA. Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm. Many Virginia wineries will present their award-winning spirits for tasting and purchase. Wander through the heart of the festival grounds with your souvenir wine glass and sample wines from over 20 of Virginia's finest vineyards.
August 29 - 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.
August 29 - Labor Day Wine & Music Fest - Amherst, VA. Rebec Vineyards, 12pm - 6pm. Enjoy the fruits of OUR labor!
Sept. 7 - 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.
Sept. 12 - Rockbridge Food & Wine Festival - Virginia Horse Center - Can you believe that this fall will be our 20th anniversary of what started out as the Rockbridge Food and Wine Festival? We have had many changes and variations over the years but the event is still here.
Sept. 12 & 13 - Neptune Wine Festival - VA Beach, VA. 12pm - 5pm. Neptune's Park 31st Street. Sip, savor and purchase wines from the Old Dominion's leading vineyards in an oceanfront setting. Food, live music and specialty vendors will also be a part of the event.
Sept. 12 & 13 - Virginia Wine Festival - Great Meadows at The Plains - The Plains, VA. 11am - 6pm, Sat. & Sun. As the longest-running wine festival on the East Coast, the Virginia Wine Festival has become a Grand Commonwealth Tradition and a wine enthusiasts’ paradise.
Sept. ? - Acca Shriners - Acca Temple, Richmond. 12pm - 5pm. Info coming soon. New Event!
Sept. 19 - Lynchburg Beer and Wine Fest - Lynchburg, VA., Lynchburg City Stadium, 11am - 7pm. Drawing in over 8,000 guests to the Hill City for this one day event, this festival has grown by leaps and bounds since its conception in 2010. Over 16 area wineries are on hand with samples of their finest Virginia wines. Breweries from the state and beyond will have craft ales and lagers on tap with 96 different varieties for you to sample and buy.
Sept. 19 & 20 - Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival - Stratford, VA. 11am - 6pm Visit Robert E. Lee's birthplace for this annual wine fest. Family entertainment features Treakle’s Train barrel rides, hayrides, alpacas, a miniature farm animal collection, and Memory Lane Car Club show (classic car show Sunday only).
Sept. 26 - Taste of Freedom Wine Fest - Orange, VA., Montpelier. 11am - 7pm, RAIN OR SHINE, at historic James Madison's Montpelier for our Taste of Freedom Wine Festival. We will have wineries, cider houses and breweries participating (all from Virginia), as well as regional artisans and crafters.
Sept. 26 & 27 - Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival - Lakewatch Plantation, VA. Sat. 11am - 6pm., Sun. 11am - 5pm. Whether you are a wine lover or just tempting your taste buds, Virginia wines offer flavors and styles to please every palette. Winemakers will be on hand to answer wine-related questions and assist guests with their sampling. Enjoy a favorite or try something new. Sip a glass at the festival or take a bottle home. Bring your lawn chair, relax and enjoy CONTINUOUS LIVE MUSIC!
Sept. 26 - Festival of Grapes & Hops - Petersburg, VA. 11am - 5pm. Petersburg's Wine and Beer Tasting Festival. Enjoy Virginia wines and beers the way they were meant to be tasted...with friends, music and great food! Gather your friends and bring them to charming Old Towne Petersburg for a day of sipping, swirling and fun.
Oct. 2 & 3 - Wine On The Beach - Ocean City, MD. The Inlet. 12pm - 7pm. Welcome to the annual Wine Fest at the beach featuring wineries from the East Coast of the United States. Micro-Brewed Beers, Delmarva Cuisine, Quality Arts and Crafts, and Local & Regional Live Music will be focal points of this year's event.
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 - Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival - Mount Vernon, VA. 6pm - 9pm. Join Mount Vernon in its rain-or-shine fall celebration of the history of the Virginia wine industry on the east lawn overlooking the Potomac River. Participants sample wines from award-winning Virginia wineries, learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father’s wine endeavors, enjoy live blues, and meet “George Washington” on the Mansion's piazza.
Oct. 3 - Yorktown Wine Festival - 12noon - 6pm - Yorktown, VA.
Oct. 4 - Carytown Wine Festival - Richmond, VA. 12pm - 6pm.
Oct. 10 - Chesapeake Wine Festival - Chesapeake, VA. 12noon - 6pm. Thousands will gather to enjoy wines not only from Virginia’s finest wineries, but from around the world – and along the way will taste the many foods from the regions best restaurants. Live music from Lewis McGehee, Jesse Chong and friends will accompany the many wine and culinary celebrations.
Oct. 10 - Autumn Peak Festival - Massanutten Resort, VA. 11am - 5pm. Take a chairlift ride to the peak of Massanutten Mountain and see the Shenandoah Valley in the splendor of fall. Live music arts & crafts, fabulous food and Virginia wines highlight this popular event.
Oct. 10 & 11 - CIAO Italian Wine Festival - Williamsburg, VA. 11am - 6pm.
Oct. 11 - Taste of Culpeper Wine Festival - Culpeper, VA. 12pm - 5pm. Tempt your palate at "Taste of Culpeper" featuring the very best in local cuisine from Culpeper's unique restaurants and Virginia wineries. Other activities of the day include childrens activities, and live entertainment.
Oct. 17 & 18 - Town Point Wine Festival - Norfolk, VA. Town Point Park. 11am - 5pm. Join us along the Downtown Norfolk waterfront for one of the state’s largest outdoor wine festivals featuring more than 30 Virginia wineries providing a sampling of wines available for purchase by the glass, bottle or case. Also enjoy gourmet, made-in-Virginia food items, specialty crafts, and live musical entertainment.
Oct. 24 - Powhatan Festival of the Grape - Powhatan, VA. 11am - 7pm. If you love tasting the best of Virginia wines, enjoying savory food, and listening to the best in live entertainment, all in an enchanting courthouse square, then we hope you will join us for Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape. We are delighted to offer 30 wineries, 100+ quality arts and craft vendors, as well as a variety of live entertainment and a great selection of delicious, regional favorite foods.