Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

If you love the combination of great wines, delicious local seafood, and fine crafts and artisans, mark your calendar for September 20-21. Stratford Hall is presenting the 8th Annual Wine and Oyster Festival.

Enjoy fall tasting of the finest in Virginia wines, sampling delicious Chesapeake Bay seafood recipes, exceptional artisans and craftsmen, or a beer from Fredericksburg’s Blue & Gray Brewery. This year’s festival will have a little for all—fun and history!  Bay Transit Trolleys will provide shuttle service during the festival hours.   There will be free Great house tours, colonial chocolate making, alpacas, kids’ rides, a working gristmill, and much, much more.  Tickets are available at the gate and online. No pets are allowed in the festival area.  Don’t miss this one!!



Deborah PrattDeborah Pratt, Oyster Shucking Champion

Deborah Pratt, Oyster Shucking Champion, will be demonstrating to festival attendees the art of shucking oysters. Deborah has won the Virginia State Oyster Shucking Championship and can shuck 24 oysters in less than three minutes.

Chocolate Demonstration with Robert BrantleyRobert Brantley

Celebrating Stratford’s history of chocolate making during the Lee’s time, Robert Brantley, cook with The Department of Historic Foodways at Colonial Williamsburg, will demonstrate 18th century chocolate production.



Memory Lane Car Club

The Memory Lane Car Club will be showing over 75 classic cars at the Second Annual Stratford Hall Festival Car Show on Sunday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Check out the Memory Lane Car Club website for contact information and background of this unique group.


Be sure to enjoy your visit to the festival and the area by staying at Stratford Hall or at one of the following participating B&Bs:



  • Tickets may be purchased here.
  • Wine  Taster Advanced Tickets (1-day) $25, Regular Wine Taster Ticket (1-day) $30.
  • Non-Taster Advanced Ticket (1-Day) $10, Regular Non-Taster Ticket (1-day) $15.
  • Children Ages 6-12 Advance Ticket (1-Day) $5, Regular Ages 6-12 Ticket (1-day)$10.
  • Child Ticket (6 and Under) Free.
  • Advance Ticket sales end on September 12 at 5:00 PM EST.
  • All online ticket sales end on September 19 at 5:00 PM EST. Regular Tickets may be purchased at the Gate.
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your purchased tickets, please print your receipt and present a valid I.D. at gate. If you have bought multiple taster tickets, everyone in the party must present valid I.D. at gate.
  • For those interested in eating oysters only, please purchase a non-taster ticket.
  • The purchase of the Wine Taster ticket will includes wine tasting from the 14 wineries and breweries.
  • Tickets purchased online are good for either day, but not for both.
  • No Friends of Stratford (FOS) Discounts for this event.
  • Rain or Shine! No Refunds on Tickets.
  • Tasters must be 21 or over.

Festival Vendors

  • All American Harley-Davidson – motorcycles and more
  • All About the Beverage – wine accessories and barware gifts
  • American Collectibles – Lolita Glassware Collection
  • Beautifully Beaded – crystals, gemstones, pearls, metals, and glass and wood jewelry
  • Betty King Handmade Jewelry
  • Blue Heron Arts and Crafts-paleo wreaths, decorative gourds and drifts wood art
  • Burke’s Fine Jewelers – nautical jewelry, Bay Bangles, crab and oyster-themed creations
  • Creighton’s Creations – hand-painted wine glasses, glassware and window art.
  • Dave Miller Productions - independent filmmaker
  • Edie Paints – Hand painted glassware, glasses and much more
  • Elk Run Minerals – Virginia gemstones and mineral specimens in unique jewelry selections
  • Garry Blanks Nautical Art – hand-painted window art
  • Diane Salzwedel – handcrafted sea-themed decorative items, driftwood and sea shell art and more
  • Eastham Farms Organics- handcrafted organic bath and body products
  • Everyday Organics – handcrafted organic bath and body products
  • Horizons Blue Jewelry – sterling silver jewelry made with fossils, sea glass & semi-precious stones and much more
  • King William Alpacas – alpaca products including socks, gloves, sweaters and rugs
  • King George Family Chiropractic – chiropractic screenings and sample massages
  • King George Animal Welfare League
  • Maranatha Alpaca Farm – alpaca clothing, yarn, roving and more
  • Miller Productions of Virginia – documentary film company
  • Potomac Breeze Pottery – stoneware pottery, nautical wreaths and wind chimes
  • Roxette Sklavos Gnawlers – dog snacks, treats, bones, chews and toys, all dog related
  • Shelia Ford and Jewel Hudson- hand-crafted pottery
  • Silpada Designs – fine sterling silver jewelry
  • Virginia Wine of the Month – monthly wine shipments, outstanding gifts
  • Kristen Tuttle – origami art and custom lockets
  • Upper Glass – “Upcycled” glass treasures
  • Usborne books and more – educationally-themed books, children’s items, toys & activity books
  • Westmoreland Berry Farm – Jams, syrups, pies, loaf cakes, fresh produce, vinaigrettes, t-shirts

Food Vendors

  • Amazin’ Grazin’ – Grass-fed beef sandwiches and more!
  • Annie Mac’s Kitchen
  • Great Wicomico Oyster Company
  • Monique’s Crepes
  • Plan B BBQ of Montross
  • Sara Festival Foods
  • Stratford Hall Dining
  • Sweet ‘n Sassy BBQ
  • Sweets by Greeks
  • Virginia Popcorn Concessions

Event Sponsors

  • Bay Transit
  • Boru Vodka
  • Castle Brands
  • House and Home Magazine
  • Jefferson’s Small Batch Bourbon
  • Pallini Limoncello
  • Peoples Community Bank
  • Virginia is for Lovers
  • Virginia Living Magazine

Click here for a vendor application 2014 WO APPLCATION and vendor regulations 2014 WO REGULATIONS.

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September 20
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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