2017 Festivals Horton Vineyards Will Attend
Dates & Hours subject to change
March 11 & 12: 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 25: Corks and Cuisine - Lynchburg City Armory - Lynchburg, VA. - 4pm - 8pm. Corks & Cuisine will feature flavorful wines from 12 premier Virginia wineries paired with delicious cuisine from local artisans, caterers and restaurants.
April 8: 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 8: Beaverdam Wine Festival - Pop's Country Store - Beaverdam, VA. - 11am - 5pm. The Beaverdam Wine Festival is in its 6th consecutive year. Each year we strive to make this event bigger and better. In year's past we brought over 1,000 attendees through our gates to partake in this wonderful event. Join us this year for a wonderful afternoon filled with great wine, food and entertainment. We can't wait to see you there!
April 8 & 9: Fly Fishing and Wine Festival - Meadow Event Park - Doswell, VA. - Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 5pm. The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country and attracts fly anglers from across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic in particular. Nowhere else can anglers learn about the quiet sport in such a beginner-friendly environment. Our unique event combines fine wine tasting, microbrewery beer, live music, and everything you ever wanted to know about fly fishing but were afraid to ask.
April 15: Monticello Wine Trail Festival - Sprint Pavilion - Charlottesville - Saturday, April 15, 1:30pm - 5:30pm with special VIP Entry from 12:30pm - 1:30pm. 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 15: - 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 22: - Suffolk Wine Festival - 7000 College Dr. - Suffolk, VA - 11:30am - 4:30pm - The Suffolk Business Women, a 501©3 organization, will be hosting their 3rd Annual Suffolk Wine Festival on April 22, 2017 and would like to invite you to participate as a 2017 Sponsor.
April 22: Hoover Ridge Wool & Wine Festival - Hoover Ridge Park - Madison, VA. - 11am - 4pm. Hoover Ridge Park is hosting the first-ever Wool and Wine Festival in Madison County on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00AM - 4:00PM. The festival will be in conjunction with the annual sheepdog trials. We will be showcasing local wineries including Mountain Run Winery, Prince Michel Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, Castle Gruen Winery and DuCard Vineyards. We will also have local food vendors Two Brothers Southwestern Grill and Farm Fresh Fixins. Tickets are $15 presale (ends Thursday, April 20), $20 the day of the event. VIP Packages (10) available. Packages are $250 each and includes a reserved table for 8, 8 tasting tickets and a charcuterie and cheese tray.
April 28 & 29 - 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 29 - Danville Wine Festival - Danville, VA "Community Market" (southern VA) - Sat. 11am - 7pm. Info: 434-432-1063
May 6 - Central Virginia Corks & Taps Festival - Innsbrook 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 6 & 7 - 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 6 & 7 - 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 13 - Taste of New Kent Wine Festival - New Kent Winery. Sat. 11am - 6pm.
May 19, 20 & 21 - 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 20 - Pungo Wine Festival - Back Bay Farms - Pungo, VA. 12pm - 5pm. Please join us at the beautiful Back Bay Farms for the 2017 Pungo Wine Festival benefiting Connect With a Wish presented by Rz Restaurants. Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day of wine tasting from some of your favorite Virginia wineries. Plus there will be live music by BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove AND Little Country, craft beer, food trucks and local artist and vendors. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Wristband and tasting glass will be provided for guests ages 21 and over. Bring a blanket or chair, invite your friends and come enjoy a great day for a great cause.
May 20 - 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 27 - 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 2, 3 & 4 - Bodacious Boardwalk Bazaar & Wine Festival - Hampton Roads Convention Center, VA. Over 200 vendors, artists, crafters, several of Virginia's finest wineries and a beer garden at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. RV's, Boats, Classic Cars, Live Music, Food Trucks, held both inside and outside. There is something for everyone!
June 3 & 4 - 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 10 - 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 - 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.