Fall is flying by, but there's still plenty to look forward to in the Richmond Region as we close out the season! From food festivals and craft beer events, to family fun and cultural arts activities, we've got more than enough to keep you entertained all autumn long!
Stony Point Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival
November 13, 2021 | Stony Point Fashion Park
Get ready for an amazing day celebrating local, Virginia sips! This venue-full event will feature local and regional breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries offering samples that come with your ticket price. Plus enjoy food from on-site restaurants and other local vendors, games and live music from local artists to keep you entertained! Be sure to stop by PopUp Market RVA's 2nd Annual Sip & Shop while there to browse local crafts and goods from a variety of RVA vendors. Click here to secure your tickets today and be sure to use code RVAFEST5 at checkout for $5 off your ticket! (Photo Courtesy of River City Festivals)
Now Through November 7, 2021 | Maymont
Get ready to see the historic Maymont property in a whole new light! Enjoy a beautiful fall night exploring the illuminated Maymont trails and gardens. Plus, grab a bite from local food trucks and warm up by a fire pit! Grab your family and friends, (and your camera for those photo-worthy moments). Click the here for more event details and ticket information.
44th Annual Model Railroad Show
November 26-28, 2021 | Science Museum of Virginia
Mark your calendars for this annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition! Grab your friends and family and explore the science behind model trains at the 44th Annual Model Railroad Show presented by Dominion Energy. Enjoy live steam engine demos, see a blacksmith in action or take a ride on the Teddy Bear Express. There's plenty to explore at the Science Museum of Virginia this season. For more details and ticket information, click here.
Fire, Flour & Fork
November 5-7, 2021 | Various Locations in the Region
Fire, Flour & Fork is back again, but in a few sweet and savory bites! This three-day event for the food curious celebrates the best the Richmond region has to offer: its complex history, its rich artistic community and its established and rising culinary stars. What to expect: a curated mix of dining events, demonstrations, talks from food and beverage producers, cookbook authors, chefs, bartenders, bakers, culinary historians, and craft spirit makers. Get your tickets here, but you will probably want to have something handy to snack on when you start perusing the schedule. Thinking about all of those delectable dining options and other food-centric events is sure to make you hungry!
Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature
Now Through Jan 2, 2022 | VMFA
Witness the breathtaking beauty and splendor of landscape photography at the new Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature exhibit at the VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. See more than 70 photographs on display from this highly acclaimed photographer including iconic images & early, rarely seen photographs. Visit the VMFA website for details & ticket information.
Turkey Trot 5K
November 20, 2021 | New Kent Winery
Head out to beautiful New Kent County for the third annual Turkey Trot 5K, presented by New Kent Winery & Talleysville Brewing Company! You will run along the beautiful tree-lined streets of Viniterra and through the gorgeous vineyards of New Kent Winery. To top it off, you get to finish with a refreshing glass of New Kent Winery wine or beer. Runners and walkers welcome! For registration details, click here.
November 12-13, 2021 | Arts & Culture District
Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a FREE, public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond features performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects that illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, and kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade. InLight was created in 2008 on the occasion of 1708 Gallery's 30th birthday. Thus was born this free, public art exhibition that offers Richmond the opportunity to engage with contemporary art outside the gallery walls and to experience the city in new and unexpected ways. Click here for more information on this year's event.
Richmond Night Market
November 13, 2021 | 17th Street, Richmond, VA
The Richmond Night Market is a monthly, open-air market in the heart of the arts and culture scene of Richmond. Stop by 17th Street Market in Shockoe Bottom for a fun, local shopping experience featuring unique RVA artisans, vendors & creatives. Don't miss the final market of the season on November 13th! For more details, click here.
VCU Health Richmond Marathon | CarMax Richmond Half Marathon | Allianz Partners 8K
November 13, 2021 | Downtown Richmond
A lot has changed about the Anthem Richmond Marathon over the past 40 years, but Sports Backers’ dedication to offering you the best race experience possible remains the same. Whether you choose to take on the marathon, half marathon, or 8k, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment! With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks that you can count, you’ll see why this awesome event has earned its reputation as America’s Friendliest Marathon! Click here for more details.
Craft + Design Online
November 19-21, 2021 | Virtual Event
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its 57th contemporary craft show, Craft + Design, on November 19-21 as a revamped, virtual experience this year. The show, which always takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, kicks off Richmond’s holiday shopping season and has garnered national accolades and a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary crafts. This year, shoppers will have the opportunity to browse online and buy the work of artists who have been selected by a jury to show their work at Craft + Design. The online experience will be complemented with an in-person, outdoor sponsor and patron pick-up parade, VIP programming for an online Patrons’ Preview and Rise + Shine, as well as shopping parties hosted by committee and board members throughout Richmond. Click here to sign up for email updates on this upcoming event.
Poe Film Festival 2021
November 12-18, 2021 | The Byrd Theatre & Virtual Event
Join the Poe Party at the iconic Byrd Theatre in Richmond on Sunday, November 14 starting at 1:30 pm, when the 2021 Poe Film Festival presents its award-winning short films in the style of America's greatest storyteller, Edgar Allan Poe. This year's festival theme is "Fear and Wonder" alluding to the iconic writer's ability to illicit unique emotions from readers. Experience an afternoon of comedy, mystery, love and suspense on the big screen at the Byrd Theater. Plus, check out the online festival portal for virtual Q&A's and film sceenings happening throughout the week.
There are still plenty of fun events and activities to catch this fall in RVA!
For even more things to do in the Richmond Region this season, check out our full Calendar of Events!