New Kent Fall Fun

| Viniterra Blog

No matter if you’re a culinary enthusiast, music buff, beer connoisseur, or you’re just a hayride-loving guy or gal looking for a pumpkin patch, we’ve compiled a list of fun fall happenings in New Kent and RVA. Don’t miss these autumnal happenings around town:

  1. Parade of Homes: During the first four weekends of October, come out and see the best that Richmond and New Kent builders have to offer during their Parade of Homes. Happening October 1-2, October 8-9, October 15-16, and October 22-23.  Be sure to stop by the New Kent Winery during the final weekend (October 22-23) for live music and food trucks.
  1. Music and Menu: What better way to start your weekend than with some music and wine from New Kent Winery?  Join us and unwind with our perfect pairing of tunes and vino on             Friday, September 30th from 6 pm – 9 pm.
  1. 1776 at VA Rep: With the Broadway smash Hamilton burning up the stages in New York, interest in historical plays is as high-pitched as ever. Don’t miss 1776, a rousing celebration of American history, starring Scott Wichmann as John Adams.  This Tony Award winning musical highlights John Adams and the other founding fathers as they spur the divided Continental Congress to vote for independence. September 30-October 23, at November Theatre, 114 W. Broad St.
  1. Richmond Folk Festival: Where else can you find 40 performers on 7 stages in 3 days?  Richmonders perennially love this festival for its eclectic mix of musical artists.  The scene is Richmond’s historic riverfront, where the world comes to us through international beats, bands, and traditions. As the biggest folk festival in the nation, RVA is proud to host for the 12th year in a row.  The Richmond Folk Festival is a crowd pleaser for all ages and ears. October 7-9 at Brown’s Island in Richmond’s downtown.
  1. Hogtoberfest: Who doesn’t love beer on tap and succulent BBQ? Hogtoberfest is a celebration “high on the hog” in Church Hill. Packed with family friendly activities, savory pork BBQ, and stunning views of the city, this annual fall festival is a fun and tasty way to spend an October afternoon. Bring the kids for  face painting, balloon art, music, crafts, and a pigskin ring toss. October 1, 12-7pm. Libby Hill Park in historic Church Hill.
  1. Vineyard Tour at New Kent Winery: If you’ve never explored the lush and beautiful winery at New Kent, now is your chance!  On October 9th, you can check out our vineyard equipment and diverse variety of grapes used to prepare our wines.  Learn how we plant and care for our vines. You won’t want to miss our special wine tasting and pairing. Hosted by our Director of Agricultural Operations.

7. Chesterfield Berry Farm Fall Festival and Total Terror Scream Park: Mosey on down to Moseley to check out Central Virginia’s only haunted corn maze. If you dare, tour the Total Terror haunted trail, Pear Orchard Asylum, and Live Zombie Paintball. If it’s all too terrifying, pop over to the pumpkin patch and enjoy a hayride, pig race, moon bounce, barrel train, or corn cannon. Happening every weekend in October at Chesterfield Berry Farm in Moseley, VA in southern Chesterfield.

  1. Viniterra Member-Guest: Be sure to savor all the life has to offer at Viniterra, including our award winning golf club. During the weekend of October 14-16, members can show off their club to special family and friends.
  1. 3rd ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST: You can’t let October  pass you by without attending a proper Oktoberfest!  One of RVA’s most treasured locations – Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens – is hosting this year’s event. If you’ve never been, this is a great reason to take in the sights of Lewis Ginter’s Robins Tea House in the northside. Enjoy live music, local beer, food,    games, prizes and a food drive benefiting FeedMore’s Central VA Food Bank. Oktoberfest will be held outdoors amid the lush gardens of RVA’s only botanical garden on October 29,  from 11:00-4:00 p.m.
  1. New Kent Winery Halloween Costume Party: Start your costume planning now and join us on October 28th at 5 pm for the perfect kick-off to the Halloween weekend.
  1. Richmond Restaurant Week: Are you ready to get your yummy on?  If so, don’t miss Richmond Restaurant week.  What better way to sample trendy, pricey restaurants without breaking the bank. If you’ve missed it in the past, this fall is your chance to try some delicious food and benefit two great causes, the Central   Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. (October 24-30)
  1. TURKEY SHOOT at The Club at Viniterra: We are getting back to our roots in New Kent with an old  fashioned Turkey Shoot on November 5th at The Club at Viniterra. What better way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit?
  1. Fire, Flour and Fork Festival:  It’s a taste bud extravaganza organized by Real Richmond Food Tours!Discover the next culinary genius amid the demonstrations, visiting chefs and collaborative dinners with cooks from RVA and beyond.  Take a walk on the culinary side with two days of dining events, food producers, filmmakers, poets, playwrights, culinary historians, craft spirit makers, cookbook signings, anD tablewear designers. Special ticketed events are already on sale, so hurry. The Slow Food Ark of Taste Luncheon and book-sigining with Vivian Howard and Walter Bundy is already SOLD OUT.  There are many other events still available, so get your tickets now for Richmond’s potluck of culinary history and rising stars, November 17-20, 2016.

We hope you will enjoy all that Viniterra, New Kent Winery, and our great town of New Kent has to offer this season.  We love the endless festivals and events here – and in RVA- that keep you frolicking thru the autumn season.  It’s the good life. Go savor it!

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