February Foodie Activities

Image: Breaux Vineyards

Image: Breaux Vineyards

February in Virginia and DC is full of chocolates, wine, spirits, beer, and of course–love. Express your love for the local food and drink scene by checking out some of these events hosted by Virginia businesses.

  • Chocolate Lovers Festival – February 1-3 (Fairfax)
    The Chocolate Lovers Festival is an annual two-day festival held on the first full weekend of February, featuring activities for all to enjoy.

  • National Tater Tot Day – February 2

  • Groundhog Day Party – February 2 (Afton)
    A festive evening celebrating The Groundhog! Stop by for live music, local beer, and special groundhog giveaways at Blue Mountain Brewery.

  • Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow at A. Smith Bowman Distillery – February 2 (Fredericksburg)
    Join the roadshow for samples of artisan spirits as well as craft cocktails from numerous Virginia distilleries, as well as local brews.

  • “Ground-Dog” Day Oyster Roast & BBQ – February 2 (Cape Charles)
    All you can eat oysters, smoked BBQ, clam chowder, live music, a ground “hog” ceremony, and a roaring fire pit. It’s a party.

  • Quirk Taste – Sparkling and Sweet Event – February 7 (Richmond)
    This interactive sweets making class will be led by the Maple & Pine culinary team, sending you home with your own box of handmade treats.

  • National Fettuccine Alfredo Day – February 7

  • Bacchus Food & Wine Festival – February 8 (Newport News)
    The Virginia Living Museum’s 14th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival invites you to enjoy samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare, and an eclectic mix of live entertainment.

  • Valentine’s “Dining in the Dark” Wine Dinner – February 8 (Clarksville)
    This Valentine’s Dinner at Cooper’s Landing Inn has NO Lights, ALL Candlelight! Treat your Valentine to a night of decadence with 5 featured wines and 5 small plates.

  • Bourbon + Bacon – February 8 (Roanoke)
    Featuring generous pours from noted distillers, you’ll enjoy craft spirits paired alongside tapas-style savory pork creations by local chefs. 

  • National Potato Lover’s Day – February 8

  • 10 Year Blue Ridge Trail Festival – February 9 (Nellysford)
    Join the breweries of the Brew Ridge Trail as they celebrate ten years with live music, local beer and food, plus fun for the entire family!’

  • Irresistible Chocolates and Cabernet – February 9 (Amissville)
    This popular Valentine winery event at Gray Ghost Vineyards includes an extensive array of chocolate desserts and Gray Ghost’s Gold-medal winning red wines.

  • Nicecream Shaw Flavor Lab – February 9 (DC)
    Ever dreamed of being an ice cream taste-tester? Now you can with this flavor lab where you will taste 5 new Nicecream flavors and vote for your favorite.

  • National Pizza Day – February 9

  • Chocolate and Mead Tasting – February 10 (Hopewell)
    Pair some tasty chocolates with local mead for something a little out of the ordinary this Valentine’s Day.

  • Chocolate and Cab Tasting – February 9, 10, 14 (Purcellville)
    Whether you come alone, as a couple, or a group, this tasting experience provides a variety of truffles in a romantically decorated area at Breaux Vineyards, paired with Breauxmance (sparkling wine) and four samples of award-winning Cabernet.

  • National PB&J Day – February 12

  • Beer and Dessert Pairing – February 14 (Virginia Beach)
    Join one of Commonwealths expert beertenders as they teach you about pairing beers with a delicious dessert.

  • Puppy Love Valentine’s Day Dining – February 14 (Floyd)
    Treat your sweet with softly crackling fireplaces, crisp winter views of the Blue Ridge, and a romantic lunch or dinner prepared by Chateau Morrisette’s culinary team.

  • Beer My Valentine Dinner – February 14 (Nellysford)
    Enjoy a starter, entree, and paired beer at the Valentine’s event at Wild Wolf Brewing Company.

  • Chili and Cheers at Blue Mountain Barrel House – February 15 (Arrington)
    Spend a chilly Friday in February at the Barrel House in Arrington, eatin’ some chili and cheers’ing your special someone.

  • Wine and Chocolate Weekend Event – February 16-17 (Floyd)
    Indulge in six courses of select Chateau Morrisette wines paired with chocolates handcrafted by Cocoa Mia chocolatiers of Floyd.

  • National ‘Drink Wine’ Day – February 18

  • National Sticky Bun Day – February 21

  • Forge a Rose Event – February 22 (Hampton)
    Skip a plastic rose, forge a metal rose with your beloved instead. The fire is being brought to Capstan Bar Brewing Company this Valentine’s Day.

  • National Margarita Day – February 22

  • International Food Festival – February 23 (Hampton)
    This 4th Annual festival will have food from all over the world, and family friendly live entertainment.

  • Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow at “The Garden” – February 23 (Alexandria)
    All lovers of local spirits should check out this event. Tickets will include all samples of artisan spirits as well as craft cocktails from numerous Virginia distilleries.

  • 9th Annual Barleywine Festival – February 23 (Falls Church)
    Mad Fox Brewing Company will be showcasing 30+ Barleywines from around the region and across the county.

  • Winter Beer Festival – February 23 (DC)
    Join Pizzeria Pardiso in celebrating Winter at the fourth part of their Four Seasons Beer Festivals. Expect seasonal drafts, beer slushies, snow cones, popcorn, games, and more.

  • Catoctin Creek Cocktail Competition – February 25 (Richmond)
    Six bartenders will go in and only one will come out victorious with two coming in second and third in this battle of the bartenders competition.

  • 2019 Virginia Wine Expo – February 26-March 3 (Richmond)
    The 2019 Virginia Wine Expo is a national, six-day destination wine and food event celebrating outstanding global wines and cuisine.

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