Don’t miss these LGBT Friendly events and festivals this fall all across the state. From oyster roasts and food festivals to seasonal craft beverage releases and Halloween events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Oysterfest at North Gate Vineyard – Loudoun
Save the Date: October 14, 2017
Take a drive outside of D.C. for OysterFest at North Gate Vineyard! Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch will be serving up both raw and charbroiled oysters, oyster chowder and shrimp or chicken salad sliders paired with Rkatsiteli or Viognier. Our Lite Fare menu will also be available. Free admission and live music with Pete Lapp from 2-5pm.
Annual Party at Kindred Pointe – Mount Jackson
Save the Date: October 15, 2017
Gather with friends and family under the new pavilion at The Winery at Kindred Pointe for the 4th annual Party at The Pointe with live music, complimentary food pairings prepared by Paje Cross and Triplett Tech Culinary, and food for sale by Happenings Catering. Girl Meets Boy and Robbie Limon will be performing.
Bold Rock Fall Foliage Fest and Seasonal Cider Release Party – Nellysford
Save the Date: October 21, 2017
Head south of Charlottesville to Bold Rock’s Second Annual Fall Foliage Festival and Seasonal Cider Release Party. Admission is free and family/pet friendly. Activities will include live music all afternoon, hay rides, apple bobbing and crushing, pumpkin carving, plus a variety of additional fall themed fun and delicious food from Morsel Compass and Moe’s Original BBQ-Charlottesville!
More Charlottesville area events this fall:
- OkToaderfest at Blue Toad Hard Cider at High View Farm – October 14, 2017
- Halloween Party at Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company – October 28, 2017
- Howl at the Moon Party at Wild Wolf Brewing Company – October 28, 2017
- Haunted Spirits Fest at the Virginia Distillery Company – October 28, 2017
Fire, Flour & Fork – Richmond
Save the Date: November 2-5, 2017
Food lovers flock to the annual Fire, Flour & Fork, a four-day culinary event, organized by Real Richmond Food Tours and celebrating the best the Richmond region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars. What to expect: a highly curated mix of dining events, demonstrations, talks, tours, food producers, cookbook authors, visiting chefs with Virginia ties, culinary historians and craft spirit makers. There will be multiple brunches and dinners at Richmond restaurants pairing our chefs with friends and mentors from out-of-town and large scale events every day.
More Richmond area events this fall:
Taste by the Bay – Irvington
Save the Date: November 18, 2017
Photo Credit: Joanna Marchetti
Tides Inn hosts the highly anticipated Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts and Ale for its fifth year, bringing together samplings from Virginia wineries, Virginia craft brews, tastings from local restaurants, live music, maritime attractions, and- just in time for the holiday shopping season- a variety of artisan vendors. Wineries and restaurants alike will be offering tastings, as well as the option to purchase some local favorites!
More Coastal Virginia events this fall:
- Champaign & Oyster Tasting – November 12, 2017
- Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast – November 25, 2017
For more upcoming LGBT Friendly events in Virginia, visit Virginia.org/LGBT.