Tarara Summer Concert Series
May 27 - September 30, 2023
Lakeside Stage - Leesburg, VA
Tarara's award-winning and popular summer concert series continues with wines, beers, food trucks, private tents, dancing, and great live music. All under the stars at Shadow Lake.
June 28 - July 9, 2023
Salem Civic Center - Salem, VA
Free Parking, Free Entertainment & the Largest Free Admission Fair in the Country.
Chincoteague Blueberry Festival
July 20 - 22, 2023
Chincoteague Center - Chincoteague Island, VA
The Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival is the Largest Fine arts and crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. A midsummer celebration of fine food, arts, crafts and nature's tastiest and most healthy gift...the blueberry. This event is held on the beautiful island of Chincoteague on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The CIBBFl is the opening act for the Pony Penning Week and the Chincoteague Pony Swim. Exhibitors and performers should apply earl as the Festival fills-up quickly.
Virginia Lake Festival
July 21 - 23, 2023
Virginia Avenue - Clarksville, VA
Ranked in the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Juried arts & craft show, free tethered hot air balloon rides from children 12 and younger, musical entertainment, 14 hot air balloons and gathering of the boats and fireworks over the lake & more--all this in Southern Virginia.
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival Richmond VA
July 29, 2023
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
The Meadow Event Park - Doswell, VA
Join us for a great day of beer and bourbon tasting, music listening, cigar smoking, and barbecue eating. Admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Shrine of Swine is back! Enjoy whole hogs during each session. Enjoy seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters and Pit Masters. Dance or listen to music throughout the day and shop at the many vendors.
Festival of Kites and Crafts - Leesburg
August 19, 2023
Ida Lee Park - Leesburg, VA
Come join us on August 19th at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, VA at the World Heritage Festival from 11am - 6pm! Taste delicious ethnic food, get refreshed with a scoop of ice cream or shaved ice or even a fresh smoothie, while enjoying a cultural show on the main stage! You will have an array of vendors to choose from with more than 60 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between.
Around the World Cultural Food Festival
August 26, 2023
Oronoco Bay Park - Alexandria, VA
We are excited to announce that the Around the World Cultural Food festival is coming back in 2023 at ORONOCO BAY PARK, downtown Old Town Alexandria, VA, on Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 11 AM – 7 PM!! Oronoco Bay Park is a 4.5-acre park located on the waterfront, which allows for social distancing and the ability for everyone to comply with CDC's and County's covid regulations. The event is ADMISSION FREE, with plenty of national dishes and beverages available for purchase.
September 9 - 10, 2023
Walking Mall Old Town Winchester - Winchester, VA
The Shenandoah Arts Council (ShenArts) is proud to present a 2-day, juried, fine art festival, showcasing the work of artists from all over our region. Located along the pedestrian-friendly walking mall from Piccadilly St. to Cork St., visitors will have the opportunity to discover handmade-in-the-USA, original works of art across every medium, along with music and see a special flash mob event. ShenArts' careful vetting process ensures the finest and most diverse offerings of sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, mixed-media, painting and more to suit every artistic taste and budget.
Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival
September 16 - 17, 2023
Frederick County Fairgrounds - Clear Brook, VA
Enjoy an autumn weekend at The Frederick County Fairgrounds! Indoor crafter area features many new quality artisans with us for the first time along with a variety of one-of-kind local & regional artisans throughout the fairgrounds. FREE admission for Military & Law. Children 10 & under FREE! Free inflatables and balloon art for kids. Hard Cider & Craft Beers ($), Live Music, Axe Throwing, Kiddie Train, Pony Rides, Car Show, Apple Pie Eating Contest. Enter the apple pie baking contest. We are pet-friendly! Bring your own chairs. $10 Gen Adm.
Occoquan Fall Arts & Craft Show
September 23 - 24, 2023
Historic District - Occoquan, VA
The Fall Arts & Crafts Show in Occoquan VA is a popular regional show that brings 10,000 to the streets of the historic district of this charming town.
Seventy-Ninth Waterford Fair
October 6 - 8, 2023
(540) 882-3018 x4
National historic landmark of Waterford, Virginia (150+ acres) - Waterford, VA
The 79th Annual Waterford Fair, the quintessential Fall festival with a juried artisan exhibition (costumes, demonstrations and retail sales), fine art show & sale, old mill shop (crafts) & more, is held in the National Historic Landmark village of Waterford the first full weekend of October. This truly unique setting gives the heritage and contemporary artisans accepted a beautiful backdrop to demonstrate, sell their products and cultivate lasting relationships with loyal buyers. To apply please follow the link for all venue's call for applications.
The Bodacious Bazaar Fall
November 10 - 12, 2023
Hampton Roads Convention Center - Hampton, VA
The Bodacious Bazaar is an amazing three day shopping extravaganza and wine festival that is held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in the Hampton, Virginia. Our show is designed to promote talented artists, crafters, local businesses and wonderful Virginia wineries at an extraordinary venue. Our show donates a percentage of its net to chosen non-profits each show.
Craft + Design
November 17 - 19, 2023
Main Street Station - Richmond, VA
Now in its 59th year, Craft + Design showcases the work of contemporary craft artists from across the United States. Shoppers spend the weekend eating, drinking and browsing the work of artists from all over the country. Awards are presented in ceramics, precious metals, glass, wood and recycled materials, sustainability, booth design, contemporary design, innovative use of traditional craft materials and fiber. VisArts also presents a best in show award as well as an award for the best new artist.
Events in Big Stone Gap, VA — upcoming
October 2023 (dates not updated)
Home Craft Days
Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, VA
Status: Updated 6/13/2022
This Virginia Music Festival will have crafts exhibitors and 30 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional talent and the hours will be Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm. This event will also include demonstrations.
May 2024 (dates not updated)
Gathering in the Gap
Southwest Virginia Museum, Big Stone Gap, VA
Status: Updated 2/22/2023
This Virginia Music Festival will have crafts and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-10pm. Admission tickets are $15 - $25.