Brews & BBQ Festival at Stratford Hall

  • May 6, 2023 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Stratford Hall

    483 Great House Road
    Stratford, Virginia 22520
Ticket Price $0.00-$300.00 This event is now over

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. 



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


  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


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.  

Date & Time

Sat, May 6, 2023 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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.

Find more Stratford Hall Historic Preserve Events and Community & Culture events in Stratford