Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

9 East Old Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 9 East Old Street, Petersburg Directions
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Report | 9 days ago
Too many people and not enough booths serving wine. The wineries need to have two tents for the tasting.
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Report | 12 days ago
I've attended the Grapes & Hops Festival for 4 or more years. This year there was barely any wine merchants in attendance. The merchants were few, therefore the lines were long. Very disappointed this year with the wine merchants.
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Report | 13 days ago
The location, music and vendors were great. There were not enough wineries. I stood in line 30+ minutes to do a wine tasting. Horton was sampling 11 wines which was way too many adding to the long wait. Wineries should be limited to sampling a couple of reds and a couple of whites. The beer tastings were great....no long wait lines.
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Report | 14 days ago
It's a great festival but needs to be spread out more. It has grown over the years by people but not wineries. Would like to see more there. The lines were so long for tasting that the people were in the way of other vendors you couldn't get to.
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Report | 14 days ago
This was my first time and it was awesome. I've told a lot of my wine drinking friends about the great time I had. I had so much fun, I'm now looking for another one to attend this weekend. The weather was even perfect. The food, vendors, and music was top notch. I will definitely return on next year.
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Report | 14 days ago
The wine was good but I think for the price they need to have more wine vendors . Food was delicious.
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Report | 14 days ago
It’s so congested. The lines overlap. Maybe if it was a 2 or 3 day event and the tasting stations are set up a little better it wouldn’t be so bad. The weather was great so that helped with the wait time.
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Report | 14 days ago
Another awesome festival
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Report | 14 days ago
Too crowded, not orga
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Report | 14 days ago
I go to this event every year, but this year there were long, long lines for tasting (over 40 minute wait) while some people cut the line and went over to the side of tasting tables and no one said anything. There were only about 4-5 wine tasting tables, it seemed like there were more in the past or maybe there were just less people there. Great food vendors and music, but a bust for tasting.
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There are a few sure signs of autumn in the town of Petersburg. Some are familiar, of course: the leaves blaze with crisp color, and the sound of football drills echo from local practice fields. However, others have a more spirited origin. The Festival of Grapes & Hops welcomes fall to downtown Petersburg with craft beer and wines from local and regional producers. During the one-day festival, guests can sip the latest ales and lagers from Virginia's vibrant microbrewing community or sample award-winning varietals from notable wine producers.

Although the festival is dedicated to these spirited drinks, it also features plenty of activities for kids and families. Artisans and craftsmen will host a bustling market, hawking everything from handmade jewelry and pottery to clothing, antiques, and works of art. They'll be joined by food vendors from around the city, who dole out eats including shish kebabs, burgers, and sugar-kissed elephant ears. All of this hullabaloo will be soundtracked by a full slate of live bands, whose musical repertoire is calibrated to keep the party lively and fun.

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