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Cancelled: 2018 Stratford Hall Wine & Oyster Festival

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

In consideration of the approach of Hurricane Florence and the safety of all participants, Stratford Hall has cancelled this weekend’s Wine and Oyster Festival.  This decision is not made lightly as the festival is Stratford’s largest public event of the year and many people have already devoted time and resources to its success.  However, the anticipated impact of Florence makes the responsible course of action clear. Individuals who have pre-purchased a ticket to the festival will receive an email with information on how to request a refund.

Additionally, Stratford Hall will be closed to the public beginning this Friday and through Sunday, with re-opening anticipated on Monday next week, subject to conditions post-Florence.

We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage visits to our web site, www.StratfordHall.org/events, to view a list of future Stratford Hall events that may be of interest.

We hope that everyone is safe throughout the storm and its aftermath.



September 15 & 16, 2018—10am to 6pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA

If you love the combination of great wines, delicious local seafood and fine crafts and artisans, mark your calendar for September 15 and 16! This popular event features wines from Virginia wineries and oysters from Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater oyster growers. Online ticket sales end at 5 pm on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.

This year’s festival will have it all – fun and history! There will be FREE admission to the Great House, Treakle’s train barrel rides, and Westmoreland County Miniature Farm Animals! There will be car shows on both Saturday (Mustang Car Clubs) and Sunday (Memory Lane Car Club). Live music will be provided each day by a line-up of local bands and solo musicians. Transportation will be provided from the parking lots by Bay Transit and Trolley.

Not a fan of wine? This year’s festival will also feature breweries from Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck! There will also be tastings offered of a variety of Castle Brands liquors.

“Ingleside Vineyards attends many wine festivals throughout the year, but none better than the Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival. The site, the crowd, and the vendors are great for enjoying the best of food, wine and oysters.  Thanks for including us in this fun and well organized festival.”

—Doug Flemer, Ingleside Vineyards


Discount pre-sale tickets to end
September 6, 2018 at 5 p.m.

  • $25.00 tasting
  • $15.00 Non-tasting
  • $5.00 children 6-12
  • Free children <5

Week prior online sales and day of pricing
(Online sales end September, 13, 2018 at 5 p.m.)

  • $30.00 tasting
  • $15.00 Non-tasting
  • $5.00 children 6 -12
  • Free children <5

Please note, Taster Tickets are for wine tasting only. They do not include oysters or beer tasting.
If you would like to book lodging at Stratford Hall call 804-493-1966 or e-mail reservations@stratfordhall.org.

This event is held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

No coolers allowed inside the festival grounds.

No outside food or alcohol.

No ATM machine available on site.

Dogs are allowed but must be leashed at all times.

Please feel free to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.

“The Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival is one of my favorite events of the year. A truly perfect venue with a breathtaking back drop of the Big House. Two days of absolute fun featuring some of the best oysters and wine around…..Doesn’t get much better on a fall day.”

—Bernie Murphy Rappahannock Oyster Co.

OYSTER_GROWERS_HEADER Rappahannock Oyster Company | Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch | Great Wicomico Oyster Company | Bay Pearl Seafood and Catering LLCWINERY_HEADERLake Anna Winery | Potomac Point Winery | Generals’ Ridge Vineyard | Glass House Winery | The Williamsburg Winery, Ltd. | Horton Vineyards | Mattaponi Winery | Good Luck Cellars | Chateau Morrisette Winery | Rogers Ford Farm Winery | Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery | Ingleside Plantation Winery | Monroe Bay Vineyard
Montross Brewery | Copper Fox Distillery | Beer Hound Brewery |
Adventure BrewingFOODVENDOR_HEADERSara Festival Inc. | Sherri’s Crab Cakes | Sweet Lews Kettle Korn | Sho-Nuff BBQ | The Great Wicomico Oyster Company | 2 Fish Bistro and Tackle | Catering Cargo LLC | Dogs and Hogs Gone Wild | George’s Soft Serve and Milkshake Madness | Wright’s Delights Catering | Rita’s Italian Ice | Sweet N Sassy BBQ | Sarin Grill
VENDOR_HEADERKing George Family Chiropractic | Life in The Northern Neck | Signs by Donald | Origami Owl | Hal’s River Gallery | Jewelry Designs by Jim and Linda Harrison | Beautifully Beaded | King William Alpacas | Plantation Peanuts of Wakefield | The Studio | Paniers by Legault | Virginia Wine of the Month Club | Java Bags | Not Just Jars | Mija’s Designs | Shots on Silver Photography | Passion Sky Creations | Lotus Soapworks | American Oak Barrel | Designs by Gerry | Reedville Fishermen’s Museum | The Menokin Foundation | US Oyster Festival in St. Mary’s County MD | Potomac Breeze Pottery | Reclaimed Creations & Beautifully Reclaimed | Color Street | BathFitter | Mckiblerbees: Gems, Fossils, Minerals, and more | Gourmet Gifts | Artfully Yours | Color Your Kiss by Corbin | The Traveling Winery | Usborne Books and More | Stratford Paleo Patrol | Peace Frogs | LuLaroe – Valerie and Kristian | Vacation Village Resorts | Thirty-One Gifts | Compulsive Cravings | Anne Britt Beaded Jewelry | Kimary Kreations | Pam’s Personalized Gifts | Richmond Window Corporation | Shenandoah Artesian | Northern Neck Bee Keepers | Turtle Island Animal Haven | Daisy Douglass and co. | Tidewater Oyster Gardener’s Association | Elf Works | Jeffrey Lohr – Master Wood Turner | Richmond Window Corp | The County Weaver | Daniel Christie Pottery | Point to Point Home Services | NTouchTel | Jenin’s Eclairs | Art by Cynthia

music_HEADERSouthern Bred Band | Jon Brown | Cameron Ashton | Hard to Tell Band | Wyatt Sobieranski | Darcy Dawn



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September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am
September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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