Every fall season, Central Virginia turns into a festival hub. But, there’s one festival that has visitors coming out in droves—and it’s a stinking good time! Rebec Vineyards’ Wine and Garlic Festival has been a fall tradition in Central Virginia for 28 years. If you’re new to this event or are looking to embark on a unique, epicurean adventure, here’s what you can find at this year’s festivities.
Tons of Delicious, Garlicky Foods
For some culinary connoisseurs, garlic is not just a spice but a magical, divine-like ingredient that makes every dish better. That’s why 20,000+ garlic devotees travel to Amherst, Virginia, only a few miles from Lynchburg, to sample some of the best garlic-inspired food. Here you can expect to find garlicky cuisine from burgers to Mediterranean dishes. But you’ll even find some unorthodox, but incredibly tasty, combinations like garlic ice cream. Best of all, each garlic-themed dish is created to pair with various wines that will be served at the festival!
A Big Selection of Critically-Acclaimed Virginian Wines
This garlic bash would not be complete without a fine glass of Virginia wine. Though the festival is hosted at a winery, Rebec Vineyards invites some of the region’s neighboring vineyards to take part in the event, including:
- Peaks of Otter Winery
- Lazy Days
- Rockbridge Vineyards
- Hill Top Berry
- Burnley Vineyards
- Mountain Cove Vineyards
- The Homeplace Vineyards
- Virginia Mountain Vineyards
- Cobbler Mountain Cider
- Am Rheins Wine Cellar
Want to taste selections from each vendor? Be sure to add a wine tasting voucher onto your admission tickets.
Good news parents: If you’re planning on bringing the kids to the festivities, there are plenty of fun activities to keep them busy. This year at the festival, you will find the following kid-approved activities such as:
- Bounce houses
- Face painting
- KidZone fun station
- Pony rides
Local Artisan Crafts
While you’re there, why not get the true Virginia experience and shop local craft vendors? Central Virginia is lucky to have a host of talented artists who create one-of-a kind pieces; from painting to pottery and more! The Wine and Garlic Festival serves as a great opportunity to snag a unique, artisan-crafted item for you or a loved one back home.
The Region’s Best Music
It’s not a party without live music! Every year, Rebec Vineyards gathers the region’s best rock, blues, folk and bluegrass bands. From there, the bands rock out on one of the three stages placed throughout the festival grounds. If you’re a new music enthusiast, this is the perfect way to discover a new act while enjoying good food and a delicious glass of wine.
Don’t Miss Out! Book a Room Today
There’s so much to see, do and taste during this event, you’ll want to stay for the entire two days! Be sure to book your stay in advance at any of the Lynchburg lodging options. We have a variety of hotels, B&B’s and inns to choose from that are perfect for your travel needs.