Summer Festival Guide

With beautiful venues, diverse artists, and award-winning wineries and breweries, Patrick County has a lot to celebrate. From family-friendly fun to a local foods farm-to-table dinner and drink pairing, find out what Patrick County has in store this summer.


Glass of Wine

9th Annual Stuart Beer and Wine Festival

April 6, 12-4 pm

The Star Theatre

318 Patrick Avenue

Stuart, VA 24171

The 9th Annual Stuart Beer and Wine Festival will highlight the region’s award-winning local wineries, breweries and dining scene. Selections from four local wineries will be available for tasting, and food will be provided by Buckin’ Good Eats.

In addition to award-winning local wineries and breweries, the fair provides booths with local craftsmen, festival food and live music. This year’s music lineup features performances from The Merry-Go-Rounders and Marcie Horne.
Admission is free; however, there is a $10 fee for tasting the wine.


Strawberry Festival

May 18, 10 am-4 pm

Uptown Stuart, VA

The Strawberry Festival in uptown Stuart is a must-do for strawberry lovers. Purchase locally grown fresh strawberries or  jams, jellies and preserves. Main Street will be lined with artists and artisans selling crafts, jewelry, housewares and more. Food and beverages from some of the area’s most popular food trucks and restaurants will be available for purchase.

Live music performances take place in front of the historic Patrick County courthouse. 

Dominion Valley Music Fest

Friday, May 24-Sunday, May 26

Dominion Valley Park, Stuart, VA

Take in some of the Blue Ridge Mountains’ best performances of this unique American art form that gave rise to jazz, blues, R&B, and rock & roll at the Memorial Day Weekend Gospel Music Festival. Dominion Valley Park in Stuart, Virginia hosts this annual gospel music festival showcase performance of all styles of Gospel, Christian & uplifting music by local & regional artists.


Stuart Beach Music Festival

Wayside Park

Stuart, VA

Thursday, June 6- Sunday, June 8

Three great nights…and six great bands! The Stuart Beach Music Festival offers three days of beach music, food from award-winning local vendors and for the most dedicated beach-goers, onsite camping.

Tickets can be purchased for individual days, or for the entire event.

Bushels and Barrels 

Friday, June 14, 6:30 pm -10 pm

Saturday, June 15, 4 -10 pm

Reynolds Homestead

463 Homestead LaneCritz, VA

Bushels and Barrels is a two-day event celebrating all things local. The event kicks off on Friday, June 14, with the marquee local food farm-to-table dinner with canapes and beverages, followed by a multi-course dinner locally sourced and prepared by Pickle & Ash chefs. Attendees will be serenaded by the jazz ensemble 4 Brothers. 

The Saturday festival features a homebrew competition and vendors offering local craft beers and wine. 

Breweries on tap will include a variety of VA and NC based breweries. Wineries from around the region will be providing tastings of their delicious wines. Hometown favorites Pickle & Ash and Copper Dog will be on site to serve up some signature creations using local ingredients. Tasty beverages from Buckin Good Lemonade and frosty ice cream from Sweet Surrender will keep you nice and refreshed.


Kids in patriotic costumes

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

DeHart Park

Stuart, VA

Don your red, white and blue finest and head on over to one of Patrick County’s most beloved annual traditions! The Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at DeHart Park offers a full day of family-friendly activities, free games, live entertainment, and one of the best fireworks displays in the region.

Patriotic dress encouraged!


Front Porch Fest

August 29-September 1

Stuart, VA

Front Porch Fest, the brainchild of a group of friends after a night of music by the campfire, is celebrating its 15th year of live music, children’s activities, yoga, and campsite jams.  More than 30 bands, ranging from hometown talent to nationally touring acts, will perform over the four-day festival. The backdrop for this event is Spirithaven Farm, located on 130 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Stuart, Virginia. Attendees can camp onsite or stay at one of Patrick County’s hotels, cabins or resorts.

Dominion Valley Music Fest

Friday, August 30-Sunday, Sept 1

Dominion Valley Park, Stuart, VA

Dominion Valley Music Fest returns for Labor Day Weekend. Dominion Valley Park in Stuart, Virginia hosts this annual gospel music festival showcase performance of all styles of Gospel, Christian & uplifting music by local & regional artists.