2023 Stratford Hall Wine & Oyster Festival

  • September 16 - 17, 2023
  • Stratford Hall

    483 Great House Road
    Stratford, Virginia 22520
Ticket Price $0.00-$316.26 This event is now over

The Wine & Oyster Festival returns to the Oval on 

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17, 2023!

Discounted Advance Ticket Sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the Festival entrance both days.

 Virginia wineries, coastal oysters, local food trucks and breweries, artisan booths, live music, and more! Be sure to stop by the Kids Zone! 

Early Bird Tasting Ticket (on sale July 1st through September 14th): $30

Non-Tasting Ticket: (Early Bird & Day Of): $20

Day of Tasting Ticket: $40

Children ages 6-13: $10

5 and under free

Two-Day Combo Tasting Ticket: $50 (available at checkout)

Please note, Tasting Tickets are for wine tasting only.

Tickets are valid for one day only. To attend both Saturday and Sunday, please purchase one ticket per day (two total to attend both days per person). They do not include oysters or beer tasting.

This event is held rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable.

Party Tents are sold out! 

For $300, you and an unlimited number of guests can enjoy a shaded, private space that includes a 15’x15’ frame tent, 8′ long table, and six chairs. The party tents will be in a great location near the live music with a wonderful view of the c. 1738 Great House. (Tasting or non-tasting tickets are not included). 

At checkout, choose from the following options:

Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. OR Saturday, September 16 from 2 p.m. – 6.p.m. 

Sunday, September 17 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This tent will be yours for the duration of your time slot which is based on your selection at checkout.

Oyster Education Presentations

Saturday, September 16: 12 & 3 p.m.

Sunday, September 17: 12 & 2 p.m. 

Stop by the oyster demonstration tent in the center of the festival and learn about oysters and the work of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Friends of the Rappahannock. Scheduled presentations will discuss  oyster biology and history and the organization’s restoration work.

The Wine & Oyster Festival is fun for the whole family! Kids Zone will offer:

Face Painting with Smiley Face Paint 

Barrel Train Rides with Paul Jones ($3 per ride)



Adventure Brewing Co - Fredericksburg, VA

Cobbler Mountain Cider - Delaplane, VA  Copper Fox Distillery - Sperryville, VA   

Ditchley Cider Works - Kilmarnock, VA    The Estate at White Hall Vineyard – King George, VA

General's Ridge Vineyard - Hague, VA    Good Luck Cellars – Kilmarnock, VA

Ice House Brewery - Colonial Beach, VA    Ingleside Vineyards – Oak Grove, VA

Mattaponi Winery – Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA  Notaviva Vineyards - Purcellville, VA 

  Rogers Ford Farm Winery - Sumerduck, VA

Springfield Distillery – Halifax, VA    Virago Spirits Richmond, VA  

Wind Vineyards at Laurel Grove – Tappahannock, VA    Zoll Vineyards – Dutton, VA


Amiee’s Sandwiches – Colonial Beach, VA   Asia Fusion Elite – Frederick, MD

Bright Eyes Concession & Catering Cargo – Montross, VA

Denson’s Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table Catering & Food Truck – Colonial Beach, VA

Gregory’s Grill– Richmond, VA    Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch – White Stone, VA 

Rappahannock Oyster Company - Topping, VA

   Salty Bob’s Oyster & Seafood – Wicomico Church, VA Salty Bottom Blue Oysters – Redart, VA  

 Sweet Lew’s Kettle Corn – Spotsylvania, VA  Tilly's Homemade Ice Cream - Fredericksburg, VA

Taste of Trelawny Food Truck - Fredericksburg, VA    Will's Place - Fredericksburg, VA


Basics by Steph – Fredericksburg, VA    Briscoe Woodworks – King George, VA

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Annapolis, MD    Doggie DuRags – Tappahannock, VA

Earth Essentials by Erica – Stafford, VA      Friends of the Rappahannock - Fredericksburg, VA

FUSED Jewelry Bar - Mechanicsville, MD     Gourmet Gifts - Palmyra, VA

GR8T Design - King George, VA    Handwoven by Design – Fredericksburg, VA

Healthy Harvest Food Bank - Warsaw, VA     JediChick Creations - Colonial Beach, VA

J&J Farm – King George, VA    King George Animal Rescue League – Dahlgren, VA

King William Alpacas – King William, VA   Knot Just Wood, LLC - Fredericksburg, VA

Ladyloves Cocktails - Fredericksburg, VA  Life in the Northern Neck

Northern Neck Sauce – Richmond, VA   Maybel & Maya - Richmond, VA

Menokin - Warsaw, VA    Mexpressions - King George, VA

Mia Bella's Candles - Fredericksburg, VA     Mija's Designs - Williamsburg, VA

The Millers Co – King George, VA    Mtnc LLC

Queen of Shadezzz - King George, VA       Silverbird Jewelry – Baltimore, MD

Silverhammer Studios - Fredericksburg, VA     Simply Bella Boutique – Spotsylvania, VA

Simply Luna Co - Unionville, VA     Spicy Grrls – Fredericksburg, VA

Starr Lites Candles, Co. - King George, VA      Taylored Decor - Orange, VA

ThirtyOne Bags    Westmoreland County Department of Emergency Services 

Whitley’s Peanuts Kilmarnock, VA

*This list is updated as new vendors are confirmed  

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: Clements Tent Rentals

Gold Sponsors: A&S Environmental, Inc; Atlantic Union Bank; Bay Transit: A Division of Bay Aging; Local Services, LLC; River City Golf Carts

Silver Sponsors: Bartlett Tree Experts; Dockside Realty Colonial Beach; Richard Cottrell DDS; Wynkoop Insurance Agency, LLC

Bronze Sponsor: Communication Design, Inc; Cralle Insurance Agency, Inc.; Dixie Lee Washington  |  RE/MAX Supercenter; DK Direct LLC; Eddie Windsor l Century 21 Redwood Realty; Faber Orthodontics; Fredericksburg Dental Center – Dr. Kent Archibald; Jimmy Coates, EXIT Mid-Rivers Realty

Date & Time

Sep 16 - 17, 2023

Venue Details

Stratford Hall

483 Great House Road
Stratford, Virginia 22520 Stratford Hall
Stratford Hall Historic Preserve

Stratford Hall brings together people from around the world to experience two-thousand acres of natural and human history, preserved and presented so that we can all learn from the courageous struggles of our ancestors, taking inspiration both from what they endured and what they accomplished. There are few places in America where people can travel down small, rural roads to arrive at a vast site that preserves so many aspects of early-American life, from the Great House where the influential Lee family helped to forge a new nation, to the fields worked by enslaved Africans, to the waters of the rivers that fueled trade, to the ground, which still yields secrets about the people and animals that lived before.

Come experience this extraordinary place and learn about a layered history that began millions of years ago - a history that continues to educate, inspire, and influence Americans to the present day.

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