Stage Show Schedule:
11 a.m. – Captain Jack’s Crab Shack Live Blue Crab Demo – Main Stage
Noon – Celebrity Chef Virginia Food Cook - Off
Chef Jim Coleman, Chef John Maxwell and Chef Alex Reyes come together for an
entertaining and education show that features the preparation of Virginia beef,
Virginia-made goat cheese, Virginia greens and much more.
1:30 p.m. – Holiday Décor Show featuring Virginia’s own Andre Viette
2:30 p.m. – Captain Jack’s Crab Shack Live Blue Crab Demo – Main Stage
3:30 p.m. – Celebrity Chef Virginia Food Cook - Off
Chef Jim Coleman, Chef John Maxwell and Chef Alex Reyes come together for a second
entertaining and educational featuring Virginia meats, produce and more
- Plus, more than 50 food, wine, beverage and specialty gift vendors who will offer free samples of their products and sell their items on site, allowing guests to take home wonderfully unique and local food gifts for the holiday season. Full list of vendors below
- A hands-on children’s area produced by the Children’s Museum of Richmond
Where: Farm Bureau Center at the Kings Dominion exit (Farm Bureau Center is located at the new state fairgrounds, only 20 minutes north of Richmond, about a mile from I-95, Exit 98, on state Route 30. Ample signage will direct visitors to the festival.
Why: The Save Our Food Holiday Festival is a unique event proudly created by Virginia Farm Bureau to emphasize the importance of enjoying safe, fresh and locally grown foods.
With its live, interactive cooking demonstrations, hands-on booth spaces, tasting stations and children’s activity area, the Save Our Food Holiday Festival will quickly become one of the area’s hottest holiday events.
The event is expected to attract a great many consumers who are looking for unique holiday gift and cooking ideas, just in time to enjoy them with family.
2009 Sponsors: Virginia Farm Bureau
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Children’s Museum of Richmond
2009 Save Our Food Holiday Festival Exhibitors
Atlantis - Cooking Supplies
Bambusa Inc. - Home goods
Biscotti Goddess - Handmade gourmet biscotti
C.F. Sauer - Duke's Mayonnaise - Spreads/Spices
Cabot Cheese - Cheese
Capsaicin Solutions - Delicious blends of herbs & spices-seasonings
Captain Jack's Crab Shack - Seafood/Crabs
Carriage House Products - Cheese straws, pecan biscuits, cookies
Castle Gruen Vineyards & Winery - Intense, full-bodied wine from the heart of Va.
Culinary Institute of Virginia - Cooking School
Cutco - Cookware
Farm to Family - Fresh produce
Flying Fox Vineyards - Winery from Afton, Va.
Goats R Us - Gourmet Goat Cheese
Grayhaven Winery - Winery from Gum Spring, Va.
Greenway Beef - Grass-Fed beef
Gunther's Gourmet Groceries - Salsa, marinades & salad dressings
Heaven's Gate Catering Co. - Baked goods, specialty pound cakes
Hilldale Farm - Beef & lamb
Ingleside Winery - Winery
James River Wine Cellars - Local Richmond winery
Kluge Estates - Winery
Linda's Garden - Dips, jellies, vinegars & gift baskets
Monastery Bakery - Fruitcakes, honeys, truffles & "fraters" - made by monks of the Holy Cross Abbey
Mountain Rose Vineyards - Winery from Wise, Va.
Mountain View Farms - Cheeses & Beef
Peaks of Otter Winery - Winery from Bedford, Va.
Pecan Jacks - Rum pralines
Pigeon Creek Alpacas - Handmade alpaca fiber products
Rawhide Collection - Unique handmade gifts using animal hide
Red Rocker Candy - Candy
Richmond Magazine - Sponsor
Richmond Mom.com - Sponsor
Sabrosa Foods - Salsa
The Pink Rock - Fun, unique wine & entertaining gifts
Virginia Wine Club - Virginia Wine Club
Wakefield Peanut Company - Nuts/Snacks/Gift Baskets
Wine Shop At Home - At-Home Wine Tastings
Wintergreen Winery - Winery
New Location: Farm Bureau Center at the Kings Dominion Exit