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2015 Norfolk Harborfest
Culinary Experiences

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NEW! We've Got a Crush on Virginia

Returning in 2015 with new flavor, Culinary Advisor, renowned chef, food writer, historian, Patrick Evans-Hylton has a secret to share - We've Got a Crush on Virginia.  In addition to an amazing wine and beer scene, the state is going gangbusters with distilled spirits.  We celebrate those innovations in a most delicous way, with the festival's craft-it-yourself Crush Cocktail Club.

Its easy, and delicious.  You get a cup filled with crushed ice and, from there, choose from a list of hand-selected spirits distilled right here in Virginia, decide between scores of juices then garnish with toppings from classic to crazy.  It’s a great way to toast Virginia and the start of the summer season.


NEW! Virginia Wine and Beer Tasting Area

The Made in Virginia Wine Tasting will feature wine sampling from Mermaid Winery, Rockbridge Vineyards and Williamsburg Winery as well as craft beers from Virginia and more!  Wines will be available by the glass, bottle and case.  Craft beers will be available to purchase in sample sizes or by the pint.  Join us for a unique experience sampling some of Virginia's finest beer and wine with live music from The Back Deck Stage located along the Elizabeth River in TowneBank Fountain Park next to Waterside Live!


Craft Brews

-brews are available for purchase in 4 oz samples or by the pint.

Boston Beer Company (MA)

- Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

- Samuel Adams Summer Ale

Flying Dog Brewery (MD)

- Dead Rise Ale

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond)

- Hardywood Pils

- Singel

Heritage Brewing Company (Manassas)

- Freedom isn’t Free IPA

- American Expedition Wheat

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (WI)

- Summer Shandy

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (Goochland)

- Magic Beaver Pale Ale

- Three Chopt Triple

Miller Brewing Company (WI)

- Redd’s Apple Ale

- Smith & Forge Hard Cider

Vermont Hard Cider Company (VT)

- Woodchuck Pear Cider

Wild Wolf Brewing Company (Nellysford)

- Blonde Hunny

- Ginger Lager

Yuengling Brewery (PA)

- Summer Wheat


Virginia Wineries

- wineries are selling wine by the glass, bottle and case for various prices. 

Mermaid Winery (Norfolk)

Rockbridge Vineyards (Raphine)

Williamsburg Winery (Williamsburg)




Dining at Harborfest... Fresh & Fun

The Harborfest®, food and beverage theme is fresh and fun! Outdoor dining on the waterfront includes over 50 food and beverage scenes, serving fill-your-tummy delicacies including fresh crab cakes, hand breaded shrimp, fried oysters, scallops, shrimp fried rice, mouth-watering open pit beef barbeque, North Carolina barbeque, Italian sausage, Polish sausage, Philly style cheese steaks, burgers and dogs, souvlaki, pitas, gyros, chicken on a stick, chicken tenders, Grecian chicken, chicken lo mein, Greek salad, buttery roasted corn, fresh cut French fries, onion rings, fresh wraps, corn dogs, blooming onions and smoked savory turkey legs. Top off your lunch or dinner with ice cold lemonade and sweet desserts like hand dipped ice cream, fresh and hot funnel cakes, cool Italian ices, melt-in-your-mouth Kettle Korn, fresh fruit smoothies and soft serve ice cream with all the toppings. Lounge with family and friends at one of our shaded seating areas and relax while enjoying your favorite festival fare. In addition to traditional beverage selections like smoothies and lemonade, adult beverages may be found throughout the festival grounds in various locations.