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Culinary Festivals
Culinary Festivals
Culinary Festivals

Eat, Drink and Experience Virginia!

Eat delicious food, try local wines and experience full-flavored beers at the top food, wine and beer festivals in Northern Virginia! 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 we also have great festivals driven by the growing presence of local vineyards, breweries and distilleries. 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. Explore our list of top festivals below. Whether it’s Spring, Summer or Fall you’ll find something great to eat or drink!

Bon appetit!

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.