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Last Updated: 2014-09-04

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Saturday & Sunday
8:30am to 4:00pm
April 26 to October 5th

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.

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.

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. Click here for more information.

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.

NEW! Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest

Sunday, October 19 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.

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.

Contact Information:

17th Street Farmers Market
City of Richmond
100 North 17th St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-0477
Fax: (804)646-0673

Located at the corner of 17th & Main Streets

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