Support your Local Farmers' Market
The 2014 17th Street Farmers’ Market event season is supported by the City of Richmond, Brown Distributing, and the Coca-Cola Company.
The Enrichmond Foundation, a registered 501 (c) (3) is pleased to announce the
17th Street Farmers’ Market 2014 Festival season, featuring 10 signature events and a performing arts series that are expected to bring more
than 150,000 people to Shockoe Bottom this year.
All events listed are free to attend unless otherwise indicated. Food, beverage and selected activities are available for purchase.
21st Earth Day Richmond
Saturday, April 26 11am-5pm
Now in its 21st year, central Virginia’s largest and longest-running Earth Day Celebration returns to the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market in
the heart of downtown Richmond on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Sign up for the EarthCraft 5k Race Without a Trace beforehand, and then enjoy more
than a hundred environmentally friendly earth-conscious vendors, interactive children’s area, local food, Richmond craft beer, and live music
from the Richmond Youth Jazz Guild, My Darling Fury, and Goldrush. This is one of the biggest and best events on the RVA spring calendar! Come
join the Richmond community in Shockoe Bottom as we learn about and celebrate the local resources that make our world a more sustainable place
2nd Richmond Bacon Fest
Sunday, June 8 11am-5pm
Everything is better with bacon, including RVA! Last year, record-breaking crowds came out to the 17th Street Farmers’ Market to taste, sample,
sell, smell and flat out enjoy all things bacon. Local Richmond restaurants and food trucks bring their creative minds to this event, offering
everything from bacon-infused sliders, ribs, clam cakes and Mac- n-cheese to chocolate bacon ice pops. The festival layout has been expanded for
2014, with more event space, more food vendors, more beverage stations, just more, more and more of a great thing. The festival is fully prepared
for a mass influx of bacon-lovers. Richmond Bacon Festival will also feature live music and shopping. The event is free to attend. Food and
beverage are available for purchase.
3rd RVA Brew B Q
Sunday, August 17 12-5pm
RVA Brew B Q features some of the region’s most loved barbeque producers, from the well-known, to the hole-in-the-wall weekend barbeque warriors;
you’ll be able to taste it all. After enjoying choices pulled, minced, smoked, saucy, vinegar-based, sweet, sandwiches, plates and more, wash
down your favorite bites with cold suds from more than 15 local craft breweries, including Legend, Hardywood, Center of the Universe and more!
The event is free to attend. Food and beverage are available for purchase.
NEW! Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest
Sunday, September 7 12-5pm
Prepare yourself and your taste buds for Richmond’s hottest new festival – the Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest, a celebration of chicken wings.
They’ll come flavored hot, mild, sweet, spicy, teriyaki, buffalo, Asian, Thai and … more ways than we have space to share.
Plus live, local music, shopping, cold beverages and much more! The event is free to attend. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
6th Shockoe-on-the-Half Shell
Sunday, September 14 12-5pm
Whether you like them raw, steamed, fried, with sauce or just good and plain, Shockoe On-the-Half-Shell is a celebration of oysters.
Join some of Richmond’s most loved seafood chefs for an amazing array of delicious oyster foods and other local dishes.
The festival also features cold beverages brought to you by Anheuser-Busch and live, local music.
The event is free to attend. Food and beverage are available for purchase.
10th Original Italian Street Festival
Sat. Sept. 27th & Sun. Sept. 28th
Richmond's 17th Street Market will be magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year's 10th Annual Italian Festival.
Get ready for the sights, sounds and aromas of the Italian countryside - and a chance to experience what Italian's call "la dolce vita",
the sweet life. The festival charity of choice is The Faison School, a non-profit autism center dedicated to providing resources for
families of children with autism. It also supports the VCU Italian Studies Program by providing financial assistance to students who
are studying our Italian culture and heritage and the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.
3rd Day of the Dead Festival
Thursday, October 30 5pm-9pm
The 17th Street Farmers’ Market welcomes the La Plaza Farmers Market to Shockoe Bottom for an authentic celebration of this beloved Mexican holiday.
Enjoy traditional Mexican dishes like tamales, empanadas and tacos along with dazzling live performances from traditional Aztec musicians and
dancers. Learn about the traditions connected with this holiday including Ofrendas, beautiful private altars built to honor deceased family
and friends. The event is free to attend. Food and beverage are available for purchase.
14th Brunswick Stew Festival
Saturday, November 1 11am-4pm
Stew masters from across the mid-Atlantic region come together at the 17th Farmers’ Market for this annual event. Stew is available by the sample
and you can purchase quarts to take home. Try them all and then vote for your favorite in the “Best Stew master” competition. In addition to
delicious stew, festival attendees can enjoy great live music, ice-cold brew, children’s area with petting zoo, and an expanded craft marketplace
featuring dozens of vendors with locally-made goods from across the state. Make sure you get there early before the quarts run out! The event is
free to attend. Food and beverage are available for purchase.
4th Autumn Bottom Brews
Sunday, November 2 12:00-5pm
Autumn is a beautiful time in Richmond and in early November, the 17th Street Farmers’ Market brings together 15 of Virginia’s hottest craft breweries,
local restaurants and live music for an amazing afternoon of outdoor fun. Free to attend. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
2nd Richmond Cider Celebration
Saturday, November 15 11am-4pm
The 17th Street Farmers’ Market celebrates Cider Week Virginia with the Richmond Cider Celebration.
This event brings together all eight of Virginia’s cideries for tastings, apple- and cider-based dishes, and all around apple-oriented fun.
The event also features live music, sampling of different varieties of apples, and hands on activities for children – such as apple juice tasting
and making apple prints. Tickets are just $15 and include: 5 cider tastings, 2 food samples, access to live music and kids activities.
Guests can also purchase full servings of cider, apple juice and food a la carte in addition to ticketed samples. Under 21 may enter at no
charge and purchase a la carte food and drinks.
Performing Arts Series at the Market
This summer, the 17th Street Farmers’ Market is proud to partner with the 57-year tradition of the Festival of Arts and some of RVA’s most loved
performing arts organizations to bring three unique outdoor experiences to Shockoe Bottom. The Performing Arts Series at the Market will feature
live performances, food, adult beverages and a great way to enjoy an evening in downtown Richmond.
June – TheaterLab
August – Henley Street Theatre
September – Virginia Opera
Each of the events listed on the 17th Street Farmers’ Market 2014 Festival Season benefit the Enrichmond Foundation. Established in 1990,
the Enrichmond Foundation is an umbrella non-profit organization that serves over 100 volunteer, community-based special projects and
initiatives in the City of Richmond. Our mission is to serve and support Richmond’s people, parks, and public spaces.
Partners of Enrichmond include community and civic associations, outdoor enthusiast groups, trails and parks, garden and history groups,
and other citizen-based groups whose primary interest is to maintain, restore, preserve, and improve Richmond’s most valued community assets.
Contact Enrichmond Foundation or call 804.646.0954 for more information.