November Foodie Activities

Images: Chatham Vineyards / Fire, Flour, & Fork

Images: Chatham Vineyards / Fire, Flour, & Fork

The leaves are falling, and the air has that crisp bite to it that makes enjoying warm fires, roasted oysters, and fine wines all that much better. November is a month-long party in Virginia with plenty of foodie fun happening around the state. find something that suits your fancy and get in on the festivities.

  • Virginia Oyster Month – November

  • Taste of Autumn Dinner & Beer Pairing – November 1 (Fredericksburg)
    Enjoy the tastes of the season with an artfully created 5-course food and beer menu by the chef and brew master at 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company.

  • Fire, Flour, & Fork – November 1-4 (Richmond)
    One city, four days, and all five senses. This festival is a four-day gathering for the food curious, celebrating the best the Richmond region and beyond has to offer. They have a ton of events going on this weekend, so be sure to grab tickets to whatever catches your eye.

  • Urbanna Oyster Festival – November 2-3 (Urbanna)
    The 61st Annual Urbanna Oyster fest gives attendees an in-depth view of Urbanna’s rich oyster history and culture.

  • Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili & Craft Festival – November 3 (Moneta)
    Enjoy a full-day event featuring music, crafts and a spectacular competitive chili cook-off on the waterfront.

  • Beer on the Beach – November 3 (Hampton)
    Try 20+ craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ and seafood, and listen to Hampton Roads Blues musicians at the Buckroe Beach Park Pavilion.

  • Virginia Bourbon Invitational – November 3 (Virginia Beach)
    This will be an afternoon of bourbon tastings featuring spirits from 18 distilleries, tapas-style food from leading restaurants in Coastal Virginia and live music.

  • Central Virginia Charity Cookoff – November 3 (Louisa)
    Raise money and awareness for the National Kidney Foundation and the Good Doctor’s Foundation all while enjoying music, fun, all the chili you care to sample.

  • Bluegrass, Barbecue, and Brew Festival – November 3 (Brookneal)
    This festival combines a love of history with a love of music, barbecue and Virginia craft beer!

  • Smithsonian Food History Festival – November 3 (DC)
    The Food History Festival is a free day of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks, and stories exploring the past, present and future of regional food cultures in America.

  • Caledon State Park Art & Wine Festival – November 3-4 (King George)
    Tantalize your senses with the tastes from local wineries & restaurants, the vision of art from local artists, & the sounds of music all in the relaxing surroundings of Caledon State Park

  • Suffolk Restaurant Week – November 3-10 (Suffolk)
    From Suffolk’s best-kept culinary secrets to national award winning restaurants, Suffolk Restaurant Week promises a savory blend of the city’s signature flavors.

  • National Sandwich Day – November 3

  • National Candy Day – November 4

  • Learn to Brew Mead Event – November 5 (Henrico)
    Under the Mead Mavericks of Black Heath Meadery, you’ll learn the basics of fermenting mead (honey wine) and the history of honey, along with several tastings.

  • National Nachos Day – November 6

  • Barrels, Brews, & BBQ Festival – November 9 (Virginia Beach)
    Enjoy wine, craft beer, food, live music and more at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach.

  • Virginia Cider Week – November 9-18
    Join the cider revival and get in on week-long events all around Virginia celebrating this special Commonwealth drink.

  • Richmond Cider Celebration – November 10 (Richmond)
    Richmond kicks off Cider Week with cider tastings, live music, and more.

  • Watermen’s Museum 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off  – November 10 (Yorktown)
    Taste a variety of competing chili recipes from professional and amateur chefs in the Yorktown area to support a good cause.

  • 29th Annual Oyster Roast – November 10 (Reedville)
    All you can eat roasted or raw oysters, plus all the seafood options you can dream of are in store for this oyster roast.

  • Oyster Roast at Virginia Living Museum – November 10 (Newport News)
    Enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh local Virginia oysters, fried seafood, chowder, dessert buffet, craft beers, wine, full bar, DJ/live music, commemorative glass, raffles & more.

  • Merroir and Terroir Oyster Extravaganza – November 10 (Machipongo)
    Celebrate the Eastern Shore’s distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings at Chatham Vineyards.

  • 9th Annual Shenandoah Uncorked – November 10 (Quicksburg)
    With over 14 Virginia wineries, food, unique crafts and a variety of kid’s activities, there’s something for everyone at Shenandoah Uncorked. 

  • Annual Cask Ale Festival a
    t Mad Fox Brewing Company
    – November 10 (Falls Church)
    Sample more than 30 special and limited edition cask conditioned ale from around the region and across the country at this two-day, indoor event.

  • 6th Annual Fall Oyster Crawl – November 10-11 (Chesapeake Bay)
    Experience wines & oyster pairings along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail at over eight local wineries spread out over a weekend.

  • 2018 Taste of Greater Springfield – November 11 (Springfield)
    TOGS features local restaurants providing samples of their favorite dishes, and provides attendees with a great opportunity to learn more about local cuisines.

  • The 2018 Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition – November 17-18 (Winchester)
    Purchase gifts from a wide variety of artisan gourds, compete in the annual gourd competition, and choose the right raw gourds for your personal projects.

  • 2nd Annual Angry Angus Cook Off – November 17 (Mineral)
    Celebrate agriculture in the Commonwealth with this family-friendly event. Sample the angus cooking from local, Central Virginia farms.

  • Stony Point Beer Festival – November 17 (Richmond)
    Spend the day at the beautiful park-like Stony Point, while enjoying unlimited samples of some of RVA’s best breweries.

  • A Taste of Virginia – November 17 (Gloucester)
    An all-you-can-eat and drink taste of the best Virginia. Taste the best in pulled pork BBQ, seafood, brunswick stew, clam chowder, cornbread, and more. 

  • Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow – November 17 (Fredericksburg)
    This rescheduled event will now be November 17 at A. Smith Bowman Distillery. Come for samples of artisan spirits as well as craft cocktails from Virginia distilleries.

  • Taste by the Bay: Wine, Foods, Art, & Ale – November 17 (Irvington)
    This event will include samplings from local wineries, craft brews, tastings from local restaurants, live music, maritime attractions, a variety of artisan vendors.

  • Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia – November 22-24 (Yorktown)
    Explore centuries-old cooking techniques at Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.

  • Open Studio and Vineyard Tour – November 23-24 (Cape Charles)
    This is a Thanksgiving weekend self-drive holiday shopping and wine tasting tour featuring over 43 artists.

  • National Espresso Day – November 23

  • Cape Charles Museum Oyster Roast – November 24 (Cape Charles)
    All you can eat traditional Eastern Shore fare including roasted and raw oysters, fried chicken, homemade clam chowder and more.

  • National Cake Day – November 26

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