The 18th annual Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 at Lime Kiln Theater in Lexington.
This festival is meant to spotlight Virginia wines and local food businesses, but it also includes a couple of craft breweries. This year, the participating breweries are Blue Lab Brewing Co. and Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co., both of Lexington.
The wineries that will be represented at the festival are:
Barboursville Vineyards, Charlottesville
Blue Ridge Vineyard, Eagle Rock
DeVault Family Vineyards, Concord
Fincastle Vineyard & Winery
Horton Vineyards, Gordonsville
Lexington Valley Vineyard, Rockbridge Baths
Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards, Bedford
Rebec Vineyards & Winery, Amherst
Rockbridge Vineyard, Raphine
Villa Appalaccia Winery, Floyd
Well Hung Vineyard, Charlottesville
West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery, Max Meadows
Wintergreen Winery, Nellysford
To complement all of those great beverages, there will be several food vendors at the festival, including Beameup BBQ & Cafe, Cheese to You, Good Eats Cafe & Catering, Hogback Mountain BBQ, Inc., Kroger and Pure Eats. The band Southpaw will provide entertainment.
The festival is from noon to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are available until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and cost $15 per person; at the gate, tickets are $20. Non-tasters and designated drivers may purchase a ticket for $10. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Lexington-Rockbridge County Chamber of Commerce at 540-463-5375 or visiting www.lexrockchamber.com.