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It happened, we entered the most beautiful season of the year, Fall!
The time of year, when the daylight sun offers warmth, not heat, and the humidity takes a vacation.
When the wind blows its cool without a coat and definitely crisp and clean.
There’s nothing like weekend adventures to get out of the house and into the Autumn air.
Dress casual, wear comfortable walking shoes, toss some cash in your pockets and head on out to foodie festivals.
Road trips allow you to clear your head and just zone to the fun! Of course, it is a great time to chat too without interruption from our daily lives!
Remember, if you are attending a Fall Foodie Festival another perk becomes no cooking needed!
You just get to go and eat without any cleanup! Isn’t that the way a weekend should be?
For those who live in Richmond, Virginia, or those seeking a great road trip, the incredible foodie events.
I’ve sleuthed should inspire your adventures! some even pair up with brews and wineries!
Want to know when and where the good Foodie festivals are?
Read on to discover the 7 Road Trip-Worthy Richmond Virginia Fall Foodie festivals for your weekend adventures.
7 Road Trip-Worthy Richmond Virginia Fall Foodie Festivals
Sometimes it literally takes the force of nature to push us out of our homes and back into the world over the weekends.
Yes, sleep is great, but you are missing out on the sunshine, and good eats all around you.
Road trips are what the weekends are made for.
Get up sleepyhead, and visit foodie festivals, hops, and grape events and more!
Your car is beckoning you to drive it!
The pristine air, blue skies, sunshine, and white puffy clouds are waiting for you!
Toss a jean jacket or sweater in the back and let’s go! Your stomach is growling!
How can a Fall Foodie Festival be Road Trip-worthy?
That’s an easy answer.
Plenty of different offerings, and once a year offerings.
When you get those two components built into a festival you don’t even hesitate, you go!
Now you get the Road Trip-worthy moment.
(1) ANNUAL OYSTOBERFEST – Road Trip-Worthy Richmond Virginia Fall Foodie Festivals
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Historic Ginter Park
Yes, it’s the Oystoberfest! There’s gonna be beer, hard cider, and a full menu of everything from Oysters to Bratwurst.
Bring your cash, ride your bike, or drive!
For those riding a bike, there’s a bike valet and you will be rewarded for ‘Going Green’ in transport with $2 of free tickets!
A few brews/Ciders that will be on tap include Alewerks Chesapeake Pale Ale, Courthouse Creek Cider, and Trapezium Oyster Ale and that’s the very shortlist!
(2) Richmond Oktoberfest – Road Trip Worthy Richmond Virginia Fall Foodie Festivals
You might pass Oktoberfest foods up in the local grocery on a regular basis because really no one wants to take the time to prepare it.
Or maybe you save yourself and consume all you can at the Oktoberfest!
Whichever person you are, the Richmond Oktoberfest is coming and your stomach has a date with it!
For those seeking traditional German food and beers, this is your festival! Don’t miss it because it has been popular for 51 years this year!
Beermeisters will love the 2019 Beer Stein. The Fall of the Berlin Wall is the theme!
(3) Mac and Cheese Fest –Richmond Virginia Road-Trip Worthy Foodie Festivals
When I found this Festival, I had to really look at the words again.
I mean, Mac and Cheese is such a huge comfort food and a festival loaded with it? No possible way!
Your destination is the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex.
The goal for you is to try over 30 kinds of Mac and Cheese from the best of the best: top chefs and food vendors!
Also, after all the tasting you get to vote for the best of Mac and Cheese that you tried!
You have to purchase tickets AHEAD and I am sure it will sell out, but, you want that foodie festival to be a bowl-to-tummy event not to be missed!
Don’t worry, you can wash it all down with the Craft Beers, wines and ciders that are going to be there as well (but you gotta be 21 for that).
(4) Trails & Ales The Perfect Way To Indulge in Your Fave Beverage – Richmond Virginia
Run riverside, check out the foliage and then, enjoy craft beers! It’s happening on 2 Saturdays in October!
Also, since you will be very hungry and you have to quench your beverage with a little food, FOOD Trucks will be there!
(5) Juice Up Your Own Apples To Prep Them For Cider
Join in on the RVA Cide Harvest Party.
Bring your apples, that are not ROTTED or Fermented and let’s crank them!
Help Blue Bee Cider make new ciders with YOUR apples.
Basically, this is a collection of any and every kind of apple from the community!
What do you get for your apples? How about a $1 in-store credit per pound!
It’s time to Cider Press with the Blue Bee Cider team!
As an added bonus, the Truckle Cheesemongers are sharing a preview of their location that will be right there on-site!
You might even see a spread of fresh Virginia cheeses and other good eats! Kid-friendly too!
(6) Grapes & Hops
Get ready for the 11th Annual Festival of Grapes and Hops!
For those paying and attending, you will get a souvenir glass, and enjoy 11+ participating Virginia Wineries.
Don’t stop wetting your whistle there, keep moving.
There’s going to be 30+ Virginia Craft Beers onsite to try out too!
Designate a DD, and then fill up your Minivan, SUV, or car with all of your friends.
It’s gonna be a great Grapes and Hops kind of day!
After tossing back a few, enjoy music and dancing! Definitely a weekend outing you don’t want to miss!
(7) Czech and Slovak Festival
Take a small road trip to the Prince George County Regional Heritage Center and take part in the Foodie event that spotlights Czech and Slovak food!
Additionally, you will find games, entertainment and a lot of family fun.
You don’t need to be a nationality to indulge in their ethnic foods, you just need to love food!
Some of the food offerings will include Roast Pork with dumplings, Sauerkraut, Cabbage Rolls, Kielbassa, and pastries as well as Czech Beer!
You’ve got 7+ Road Trip Worthy Foodie festivals to attend.
Why are you reading?
Make sure to check their websites and pack up your car!
Your stomach is growling! ~ Dana XO