Online tickets are now closed. Tickets available for purchase at the festival entrance.
On Saturday, May 6th, spend a beautiful spring day at Stratford Hall located in the Northern Neck of VA. Relax and enjoy locally crafted beer, wine, spirits, barbeque, live entertainment and more while experiencing this unique historic setting.
The festival will take place in front of the c. 1738 Great House and outbuildings. Sip on a variety of Virginia made beverages, enjoy delicious barbeque and other foods from local food trucks, enjoy live musical entertainment, a vendor market, and learn about the history of barbeque and beer in colonial Virginia through historic cooking demonstrations.
Cooking Demonstration with Bravo TV Star, Chef Chris Scott & Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz
During the Brews & BBQ Festival, be sure to visit Stratford Hall’s original 1738 kitchen where Celebrity Chef Chris Scott be cooking some delicious BBQ. Learn about the rich history of BBQ in America and talk with the historians of colonial foodways. Hear about the history of the kitchen and dining with Lees from Stratford Hall’s Vice President of Collections & Public Engagement, Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz. Samples of the pork barbeque will be available between 1-3pm. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!
Learn About Rum with Historian Dr. Fred Smith
Historian and Professor, Dr. Frederick H. Smith, will discuss the history of rum at Stratford Hall and in colonial America. Rum was an important beverage to the Lee family, and they kept a large supply of Caribbean rum in their cellar. Dr. Fred Smith will also be offering small samples of unique rums at his booth.
Visit the Great House During Brews & BBQ
From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the top floor of the c. 1738 Great House will be open for guests to walk through.
Day of Event Ticket Pricing: $30
Children ages 7-12 $10; 6 and under free
Option to purchase Souvenir Pilsner Glass for $10
What does my ticket include?
The admission ticket gains you access into the festival to enjoy the event, musical entertainment, historic demonstrations, the vendor market, and exploration of the 1800 acre property. All alcohol and food purchases (Tastings, glasses, and bottles) will be made directly to the brewery, distillery, winery and food truck of your choice. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
2023 BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL VENDOR LIST
BREWERIES, CIDERIES, DISTILLERIES, & WINERIES
Alewerks Brewing Co. - Williamsburg, VA Cobbler Mountain Cider - Delaplane, VA
Copper Fox Distillery - Sperryville, VA Dividing Creek Beer Co. - Winchester, VA
General's Ridge Vineyard - Hague, VA Ice House Brewery - Colonial Beach, VA
Legend Brewing Co. - Richmond, VA Port City Brewing Co. - Alexandria, VA
Springfield Distillery - Halifax, VA That Damn Mary Brewing Company - Hayes, VA
The Estate at White Hall Vineyard - King George, VA
BARBEQUE & FOOD TRUCKS
Denson's Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table Oyster Bar - Colonial Beach, VA
NNK BBQ - Montross, VA Salty Bob's Seafood - Wicomico Church, VA
Sandston Smokehouse - Sandston, VA The UFO Food Truck - Spotsylvania, VA
Taste of Trelawny - Fredericksburg, VA
Three Sisters & Co - Montross, VA
DEMONSTRATORS, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS & RETAIL
Always Flavored – Stafford, VA Be Kurved - Richmond, VA
Bent out of Shape Silvery - Franklin, VA Black Creek Workshop LLC - Toano, VA
Briscoe Woodworks – King George, VA BVT Knives - Spotsylvania, VA
Dockside Realty - Colonial Beach, VA Emily Elizabeth Jewelry - Fredericksburg, VA
Harbor View on Mattox Creek - Colonial Beach, VA
Healthy Harvest Food Bank - Warsaw, VA Jazz in the Country - King George, VA
King William Alpacas - King William, VA Life in the Northern Neck
LifeMade Apparel - Fredericksburg, VA Lois’s Produce LLC - Leedstown, VA
Making Scents - Culpeper, VA Menokin - Warsaw, VA
The Master Gardeners of the Northern Neck
Mia Bella's Candles
Mr. Willie's BBQ Sauce Northern Neck Land Conservancy - Warsaw, VA
Northern Neck Popcorn Bag
Nutt House Wine & Wood - Harrisonburg, VA; Lusby, MD
Precision Paint Creations - Fredericksburg, VA
Poppi's Hot Sauce - Warrenton, VA The Millers Co. - King George, VA
Richmond Window Corp-Renewal by Andersen - Richmond, VA
Running Lights Beverage - Williamsburg, VA Sandi Waters Design - Colonial Beach, VA
Taylored Decor - Montross, VA Ten Thousand Reasons Haiti - Warsaw, VA
Touchstone Crystal Thirty-One
Westmoreland County Department of Emergency Services Whitley's Peanuts
Yanase Events and Creations - King George, VA
*This list is updated as new vendors are confirmed
What to Bring to the Festival:
-You will need your photo ID to go through ticketing at the festival. Each attendee will be given an over or under 21 wristband.
-You may bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit around the festival
-You can bring bottles of water
What to Leave Home:
-Coolers and outside alcohol are not permitted at the festival
Inclement Weather Policy
We'll do our best to proceed with the event as scheduled, but if severe weather prohibits us from hosting the festival Saturday, May 6, the rain date will be Sunday, May 7. Stratford Hall may delay the start, interrupt, or cancel the event in the event of a weather emergency. In the case of weather postponement, we will work to secure a new date within 90 days of the original date. If we are unable to reschedule the event within that time frame, a refund will be issued. Stratford Hall is an open-air venue and cannot guarantee refuge to patrons in the event of severe weather.