Many will pinpoint Washington, DC as a big foodie area, but Northern Virginia is no spring chicken when it comes to chef-driven, local and down right delicious food. We also like to have a good time here in Fairfax County, so when we get to planning festivals, it shouldn't come as a surprise to find out that some of the best are food and beverage driven. One thing you will find when it comes to food and drink in this area is an exceptional array of options. You can take a culinary trip around the world without ever leaving the region, from Greek to Russian to Hungarian and Mongolian, you'll find just about every type of food you can think of. Our festivals are diverse, too. Browse through some of the mainstays below, and then scroll down to find our current list of food and drink events.
9 Annual Culinary Festivals
1. Taste of Reston
Two summer days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on three stages, a carnival, the Family Fun Zone! and a Wine ‘n Dine area.
2. Herndon Labor Day Festival
Wine and microbrew tastings go hand in hand with great music, a craft show and local food.
3. Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin' and barbeque eatin'.
4. Mount Vernon Spring & Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour
Showcasing 16 of Virginia's finest wineries. Hobnob with George and Martha Washington on the mansion's piazza.
5. Vienna Oktoberfest
Join us for a traditional Oktoberfest with drinks, food, family entertainment and games.
6. Oktoberfest Reston
Three days featuring the best in autumn brews, local restaurant fare and live entertainment.
7. Tysons Fall Harvest Beer and Wine Festival
Taste beer and wine or bring the kids to the arts and crafts booths to experience the many flavors of fall.
8. Northern Virginia Spring & Fall Brewfest
Featuring over 40 of the world's best brews, including regional craft beer favorites.
9. The Great Grapes! Wine & Food Festival
Featuring more than 200 Virginia wines.