7 Awesome Festivals To Check Out This July And August


1. Daylily and Wine Festival, Saturday, July 19, 2014 – Sunday, July 20, 2014


994 Long Meadow Rd., Fishersville, VA 22939
Website | Facebook | Photo: Viette’s FB Page

The Daylily Festival is one of the Shenandoah Valley’s largest and most loved summer events. The beautiful rolling hills of the Viette Farm and Nursery offer lush gardens and rows and rows of daylilies, making it a truly beautiful and unique festival backdrop. The Daylily Festival provides attendees a wonderful weekend of entertainment that is sure to tantalize all your senses. From fresh produce right off the farm, to sipping, sampling, and savoring some of Virginia’s most loved wines, beers and locally produced foods, the Daylily Festival is no ordinary summer event.

2. Kegs & Corks Beer and Wine Festival, Saturday, July 19, 2014


1115 Vista Park Drive, Forest, VA 24551
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Photo: Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce FB Page

KEGS & CORKS Beer and Wine Festival is designed to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere for guests to sample regional wine and craft beer while enjoying good music, food and a wonderful summer afternoon. Listen to live music by The Dundies and The Heat of the Night, try your hand at cornhole and purchase savory food and unique products!

3. Purcellville Wine and Food Festival, Saturday, July 19, 2014


250 S Nursery Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132
Website | Facebook | Photo: LoudonTimes.com

Purcellville Wine and Food Festival will showcase purveyors of amazing local wines, foods, & fineries. With over 30 stations, live music and free admission, you can’t miss this. Located in the heart of DC’s wine country.

4. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival, Saturday, August 02, 2014


2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 22958
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Photo: Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery FB Page

Hill Top will be hosting the Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival. It’s an all day event- fun for everyone. Pick your own blackberries (or let the kids) while you enjoy a glass of your favorite Hill Top wine. Music this year will be provided by David Hill and The Cheezy Westerns and The James River CutUps.

5. Black Dog Summer Music Festival, August 9, 2014


287 Winery Road SW, Floyd, VA 24091
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Photo: Chateau Morrisette Winery FB Page

A yearly staple, the Black Dog Wine & Music Festival series gather folks from near and far. The field packs in music lovers, sun chairs, barefoot dancing and merriment from 11am-5pm. Check it out for amazing new bands, a variety of vendors for shopping, fun foods, lots of vino and sassy sangria.

6. Grayson County Wine Festival, Saturday, August 23, 2014


107 East Main Street, Independence, VA 24348
Website | Facebook | Photo: GraysonWineFest.org

Time to check out the 6th annual Grayson Wine Festival. There will be 5 great southwest Virginia wineries on hand, along with local food and craft vendors. Live music will be provided by The Willy Evans Trio who plays original blues, roots music and standards. Have fun and spend the evening on the lawn of the beautiful 1908 Courthouse enjoying the tastes and sounds of the Grayson Wine Festival.

7. Epicurience Virginia, Friday, August 29, 2014 – Monday, September 01, 2014


17263 Southern Planter Ln, Leesburg, VA 20175
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Photo: Epicurience Virginia FB Page

icture a food and wine festival so unique that no existing name quite fit. A food and wine experience so epic, in fact, that they’re calling it something completely new: Epicurience Virginia. Held in the East Coast’s premier wine region, Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country. It’s where insiders go to savor award-winning wines and seek out noteworthy farm-to-table cuisine. Taste the finest in Virginia wines, meet top tastemakers and master winemakers and sample cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs from around the country.

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Judah Witkower

Judah Witkower was born in Southern California and attended USC and SCAD before settling in CVille in 2002. He loves good books, great food and walking around town with his dog, Liza Bean.