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Bacchus Festival 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

Bacchus, the god of Nature, Vine and Wine!

The Virginia Living Museum’s 15th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – a 2018 Best of Hampton Roads event – invites you to enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local restaurant fare, and an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment as you mingle with friends among the beautiful museum galleries and exhibits.

Divine Reception 6-7 pm (Includes Main Event)

We’ve reserved the best of the best for the VIP Divine Reception. For a full hour enjoy great wine, exclusive samplings from restaurants featured in our Main Event all in a relaxing hour of VIP treatment. Not just a taste, we’ll fill your VIP glass with highly rated and local wines. VIP parking is exclusively yours as we give you the VIP treatment. You’ll be more than ready for the Main Event at 7 pm.

Cost: $125

Purchase VIP RECEPTION Tickets

Main Event 7-10 pm

Gods and goddesses await you at this 15th annual gala fundraiser. You will taste fine wines and fabulous food selections by area restaurants. Enjoy an eclectic mix of live entertainment.

Cost: $65 

Purchase MAIN EVENT Tickets

Tickets are nonrefundable. Must be age 21 or over. ID is required. The Bacchus Wine & Food Festival supports science education at the Museum.


Craft Beer Selection

More information to come.


  • Paul Urban & Friends
  • Something Different Duo 
  • Louis Vangieri
  • Colonial Djs
  • Melissa Kepley (Card Reader)
  • Bacchus & Libera
  • Living Statue

Silent Auction

Enjoy a silent auction with items from some of your favorite attractions and retailers including:

  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • First Watch
  • Heather Hughes Photography
  • Taste Unlimited
  • Washington Nationals
  • Whitley’s Peanut Factory
  • Luray Caverns
  • Rover Cruises
  • AR Workshop Newport News
  • Norfolk Tides Baseball Club
  • Cinema Cafe
  • Whole Foods
  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center
  • Hugh Koontz Magic Before Your Eyes
  • Play Around Family Fun Center
  • Club Pilates
  • Virginia Arts Festival
  • Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
  • Reba Arts
  • Go Ape! Williamsburg
  • Hurrah Players
  • Amber + Slate Aveda Salon
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Virginia Symphony 
  • Silver Hand Meadery
  • iFly Virginia Beach
  • Mystery Wine Case
  • VLM Birthday Package 
  • VLM Behind the Scenes Tour
  • VLM Otter Experience



Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:

























































Contact Hannah Craft at for information about Bacchus sponsorships.

Event proceeds support community science education at the Virginia Living Museum.