Williamsburg Harvest Celebration - America's Original Farm-to-Table Destination
First garden-to-table (check). First water-to-table (check). First free-range domestic animals (check). First beer (check). It all started in 1607 and continues in Greater Williamsburg with the second annual Williamsburg Harvest Celebration from Nov. 4-13, 2016.
More than 30 culinary food events and happenings will blanket Greater Williamsburg (Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown) over a period of two weeks. Thirsty for more? The booming beverage scene – including Williamsburg Tasting Trail partners offering beer, wine, distilled spirits and mead – will also join in the celebration.
Tickets for the various events range from $0 (free) to $125. Some of these will sell out, so don’t wait to get your tickets! Highlights include:
- Lambs + Clams at The Williamsburg Winery: A night of inspired culinary creations from some of the region’s top chefs paired with world-class wine, beer and spirits.
- The Cycling Shepherd and His Flock: Enjoy a 30-mile bike ride along historic Route 5 and the Virginia Capital Trail culminating with a lamb-tastic wine-paired brunch.
- Merchant’s Square Tapas Crawl: A dining tour of The Cheese Shop, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Tap House Grill and Hound’s Tale.
- Private Wine & Chocolate Party at MAD About Chocolate: A chocoholic’s delight of French and Belgian chocolate creations paired with wines that complement the flavor.
- Williamsburg Tasting Trail Craft Brewery Tour with Lunch: Including stops at Virginia Beer Company, Alewerks Brewery, Brass Cannon Brewery and Second Street Bistro.
Pop Up Late Night Speakeasy: Featuring Prohibition Era cocktails in a secret location with limited seating. Look for the doorman and the blue light somewhere in Merchants Square…
- Masters of Taste, Sommelier Challenge Wine Dinner at The Williamsburg Winery: Enjoy a five-course meal paired with wines selected by three renown Sommeliers. And many more events including Chowder Fest, Oyster Roast, Family Fish Jamboree; breakfasts and brunches, farmers markets, wine tasting seminars and brewery tours!
The Harvest Festival will also feature guest chefs from outside of Williamsburg, on hand to demo some of their most popular dishes: Walter Staib, City Tavern in Philadelphia; Ian Boden, The Shack in Staunton, Va.; Jason Alley, Comfort and Pasture in Richmond, Va.; and Sam McGann, The Blue Point in Duck, N.C., among others.