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Bacchus Wine and Food Festival 2023

Friday, February 3, 2023

Museum closes early at 2pm to prepare


Bacchus, the god of Nature, Vine, and Wine invites you to the Virginia Living Museum’s 19th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival – a 2018 Best of Hampton Roads event. Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, local Hampton Roads restaurant fare, a diverse Silent Auction, and an exciting mix of local, 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 Divine Reception. For a full hour, enjoy great wine and 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 glass with highly rated and local wines. You’ll be more than ready for the Main Event at 7 pm. Cost: $125

Bacchus Divine Reception tickets

Main Event 7-10 pm

Gods and goddesses await you at the 17th Annual fundraising event. Sway to the beat of live entertainment with a wine glass in hand as you taste fine wines and fabulous food selections by local restaurants. Cost: $75, price increases to $85 on January 30th.

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

Bacchus Main Event tickets


Craft Beer Vendors


Time Band Location
6:00-7:00 pm Sammy Lee VIP, Main Stage
7:00-8:00 pm Louis Vangieri Cafe (Club VLM)
8:00-10:00 pm Colonial DJs Cafe (Club VLM)
7:15-10:00 pm Fine Swiss Cheese Headliner, Main Stage
6:00-10:00 pm 360 Photobooth Cafe (Club VLM)

Silent Auction


Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:



























Special thanks to Board Host Sponsors Jim Burnett, Ashby Kilgore and Andrew & Karen Velkey.

Bacchus Food & Wine Festival is a proud Virginia Green Certified Event. Contact Hannah Craft at for information about Bacchus sponsorships. Event proceeds support community science education at the Virginia Living Museum.