Craving Comfort

Food festivals celebrating barbecue, bivalves, and beyond.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Oct. 4-5

Que & Cruz, Louisa,

Oct. 4-6

Brew N’ Que, Chesapeake Bay KOA, Cape Charles, 800-562-4207,

Oct. 5

Pig Out Competition Pork BBQ! & Craft Brews, Triangle,

Oct. 5

Shenandoah Autumnfest, Woodstock,

Oct. 12

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, Village at Leesburg,

Oct. 26

Battle of the BBQ, Charlottesville,

Nov. 2

Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival, Patrick Henry’s Red Hill, Brookneal, 434-376-2044,

Merroir & Terroir Oyster Extravaganza

Photo by Mark Edward Atkinson

Oct. 25

City Center Oyster Roast, Town Center Drive and Canon Boulevard, Newport News, 757-926-1400,

Nov. 1-2

Urbanna Oyster Festival, Cross Street, 804-758-0368,

Nov. 2

Saxis Island Oyster Roast, Martha’s Kitchen, 757-710-4747,

Nov. 9

Merrior & Terrior Oyster Extravaganza, Chatham Vineyards, Machipongo, 757-678-5588,

Nov. 9-10

Annual Oyster Roast, Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery, Afton, 540-456-8400,

Nov. 9-10

Fall Oyster Crawl, Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail,

Nov. 23

Taste of the Bay, Tides Inn, Irvington,

Bacon, Bourbon & Beach Music Fest

Oct. 4

Harrisonburg Seafood Festival, Bluestone Vineyard, 540-860-1281,

Oct. 5

Bacon, Bourbon & Beach Music Fest, Windsor Castle Park, Smithfield,

Oct. 5 & 19

Apple Butter Makin’ Festival, Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchards, Tyro, 434-277-5824,

Oct. 5-6, 12-13, & 19-20

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival, Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, 540-923-4231,

Oct. 6

Jazz & Jambalaya, Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring, 804-556-3917,

Oct. 10-13

Suffolk Peanut Fest, Suffolk Executive Airport, 757-539-6751,

Oct. 12

Best of Virginia Chili Cook-Off & Brew Festival, Orange County Fairgrounds, Thornhill, 540-672-5216,

Oct. 12

Mac & Cheese Festival, Richmond Raceway Complex,

Oct. 19

Wade’s Mill Apple Butter Festival, Wade’s Mill, Raphine, 540-348-1400,

Oct. 19

Apple Dumpling Festival, Patrick Avenue, Downtown Stuart, 276-694-3811,

Oct. 19-20

Drumheller’s Orchard Apple Festival, Lovingston, 434-263-5036,

Oct. 25

Blues, Brews, and Stews, Gravely-Lester Art Garden, Martinsville, 276-632-3221,

Nov. 2

Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili Festival, Bridgewater Plaza, Moneta, 540-721-1203,

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June 11, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
July 9, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
August 13, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum