Williamsburg, VA – The five founding members of the inaugural Williamsburg Harvest Celebration are proud to announce more details about the celebration. The City of Williamsburg, York County, James City County, The Williamsburg Winery, and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance came together to bring a culinary celebration to the community in the fall. The celebration, happening November 11-15, 2015, will feature culinary inspired events throughout Williamsburg, Yorktown, and James City County with a focus on Virginia grown and Virginia made products. This will include beer, cider, wine, food, oysters, music, and VA artisans.
This celebration will give guests a taste of what unique flavors Virginia has to offer. Local restaurants will be featuring farmers, foragers, vintners and brewers in partnership with their events. There will also be cooking demos from renowned Virginia chefs that were born, bred and currently cooking in Virginia. November is Oyster Month, according to Governor McAuliffe, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with an oyster roast.
“We are thrilled to be bringing this celebration to the area. It is the perfect time of year for guests to have fun with family and friends, to satisfy their curiosity by trying new food and drinks, and to enjoy the freedom to relax and enjoy a night out.” said Karen Riordan, President and CEO of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.
Cindy McGann, the Executive Director for the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration, is looking forward to starting a new tradition during the autumn in Williamsburg. She says, “Come experience some Southern hospitality at the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration and remember Virginia is for Lovers...lovers of food, wine, craft beer and all things Virginia!”
More information will be available in the coming weeks including a schedule of events, participating restaurant and breweries, and lodging partners.
About the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance
The mission of the GWCTA is to advocate, collaborate and create networking opportunities so that new businesses can emerge and existing businesses can grow and prosper, while promoting our region as a premier year-round travel destination. Representing nearly 800 businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance aims to advance the best interests of the community.
About the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration
The Williamsburg Harvest Celebration is a newly created signature event focused on Virginia’s excellence in food and wine. This annual culinary celebration in the Greater Williamsburg area brings together out-of-state tourists and Virginia residents to highlight all things Virginia including fine dining, craft brews, spirits, wine, and southern hospitality, all in a beautiful setting.
Posted on Fri, July 31, 2015
by Shawn Deane