VA: Event: Visit the 2019 Oyster & Wine Festival

If you have a taste for wine and oysters, plan a trip to the 3rd Annual Oyster & Wine Festival held on the beautiful Sunny Slope Farm just outside Harrisonburg, VA from August 2-4, 2019.

Oyster & Wine Festival [photo credit: all photographs by Linda Barrett]

Weekend Oyster & Wine Festival Activities Include:

Oyster Shucking Workshop

A hands-on experience including a shucking lesson taught by Deborah Pratt, the Virginia National Oyster Shucking Champion.

Oyster & Wine Festival

Enjoy unique “merroir-terroir” pairings of oysters and wine from Virginia’s signature oyster trail. It’s an “All-Virginia Day” under the tent. Sample a showcase of five Virginia oyster culinary preparations: raw, roasted, fried, stewed and baked, each distinctively paired with an exquisite variety of select wines from Virginia’s coastal wineries. In addition to oysters, Sunny Slope Farm will feature various food trucks, performing artists and crafts for sale.

Oyster & Wine Festival
Wine Tasting

“Valley Meets Bay” Sunday Brunch

Set in family farm fashion with a unique culinary menu featuring Virginia “merroir and terroir” farms.

Oyster & Wine Festival
Oyster shucking

Oyster & Wine Festival Weekend Schedule:

Friday, August 2

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Oyster Shucking Workshop
6:30-8:30 pm
Sponsors private farm-to-fork dinner

Saturday, August 3

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
3rd Annual Oyster & Wine Festival

Sunday, August 4

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
“Valley Meets Bay” Sunday Brunch

Additional features include:

  • Bay to Valley Weekend Tour Package
  • Chance to win the Northern Neck Virginia Oyster Trail Weekend Getaway

Tickets available at or Eventbrite.

Oyster & Wine Festival

Stay at Hotel Madison

Hotel Madison, located in Harrisonburg, VA, has partnered again with the Wine & Oyster Festival. It is the ideal full-service hotel in Harrisonburg, featuring comfortable rooms, the Montpelier Restaurant & Bar, and a great place to stay while attending the festival. It is located at 710 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, adjacent to James Madison University.

Hotel Madison
Hotel Madison, Harrisonburg, VA

The Virginia Oyster Trail

The Virginia Oyster Trail is a visitor-directed experiential discovery focused on the Virginia oyster. It highlights the Virginia watermen and their aqua-artisan/aquaculture businesses, and include numerous oyster-related hospitality, creative, culinary, cultural and activity points of interest to engage visitors. The eco-tourism framework focuses on increasing awareness of Virginia oysters and their impact on local economies.

Sunny Slope Farm
Sunny Slope Farm

Sunny Slope Farm
1000 Erickson Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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