Experience the 30th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Norfolk’s famous wine festival, this October. Wine Enthusiast Magazine has called Virginia one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world! According to Norfolk FestEvents, this year’s fall wine festival will showcase more than 30 wineries with over 200 of Virginia’s best wine varieties.
Stroll along the Elizabeth River, sampling and purchasing premier wine vintages. Enjoy live musical performances, along with gourmet foods and specialty wares.
October 21-22, 2017
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm
General admission tickets (which don’t include tasting privileges nor souvenir glass) are $25 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday. Tasting tickets (which include souvenir glass and tasting privileges) are $35 in advance on Saturday; $30 in advance on Sunday.
While you’re exploring the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, consider taking the ferry as part of your weekend adventure. The ferry service is also operated by Hampton Roads Transit and offers a great view of the harbor. The ferry only has one route, which travels between Downtown Norfolk at The Waterside, and North Landing and High Street in Portsmouth. For more information, visit Paddlewheel Ferry .
What will the weather be like? Because of its temperate mid-Atlantic climate, Norfolk is a year-round destination. October in Norfolk has ideal warmth, with an average high of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and low of 54 degrees. Pack clothes that layer well, such as a fleece vest if you want to explore the waterfront in the mornings.
For more information about transportation, weather, and my recommendations on restaurants and places to stay, check out our inexpensive Norfolk itinerary.
I am on a mission to get you traveling more often. As the host of the Emmy award- winning, nationally syndicated television television for PBS and the Create channel, "Beyond Your Backyard," I travel (on average) 25 weeks per year. I am very grateful for the opportunity to meet cool people, experience new places, eat delicious food and work with the best production crew in the world. Hopefully, through this blog, you will join me on my travels and be reminded just how exciting it is to be alive!