Imagine an American harvest celebration in the place that started in all in 1607 – as in garden to table; river to plate and wine to palate. Well it exists, is back and is the real thing. Eat (award winning food), drink (award winning beer, wine & spirits) and celebrate (America’s history) at the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration. Enjoy the place that also brewed the first American beer (and are still at it) not to mention the first documented Thanksgiving.
The Williamsburg Harvest Celebration takes culinary adventurers not only on a gastronomic journey, but a trip through history to experience the area’s significant role in the evolution of the regional food and beverage trend sweeping the nation. Did you know that at Colonial Williamsburg, some of the original gardens are still being tended growing the original crops that still make their way to modern day tables? Now that’s authentic.
More than 35 culinary inspired events will blanket Greater Williamsburg (Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown) over a period of ten days. The focus of course is on Virginia grown and Virginia made products, with renowned VA chefs, local purveyors, and local farms, foragers, vintners, and artisans.
To whet one’s appetite, and quench one’s thirst, the booming beverage scene including Williamsburg Tasting Trail partners offering beer, wine, distilled spirits and mead will also join in the celebration.
Providing a literal taste of what the region has to offer, events during the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration will include tastings, pairing dinners, cooking demos, and an oyster roast to help commemorate November as Oyster month. Tickets for the various events range from $0 (free) to $172. Some events are limited, so best make reservations early.
The celebration will help to benefit local area Meals on Wheels programs; FISH, Inc. of Williamsburg, Virginia – an all-volunteer not-for-profit agency providing help to residents of the greater Williamsburg area; the Fresh Food Fund, created by the Williamsburg Farmers Market and the Southern Foodways Alliance.
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