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Jan 26

Virginia Living Museum 14th Annual Bacchus Wine & Food Festival returns February 2

Posted on January 26, 2018 at 8:13 AM by Communications Department

Come and be greeted by gods and goddesses including Bacchus the god of food and vine at The Virginia Living Museum’s 14th Annual  Bacchus Wine & Food Festival on Friday, February 2.  From 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. enjoy fine wines from around the world, fabulous food selections by area restaurants, and an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment during the main event. Guests can mingle with friends and colleagues among the beautiful museum galleries and exhibits including the museum’s current traveling exhibit The Art & Science of Arachnids.Bacchus-Bob-color
Enjoy music throughout the evening from event headliner Brother Lucy as well as Louis Vangieri, Matt Lockhart, Paul Urban & Friends, PC Duo, and Zen Mojo. Get a one-on-one card reading by Magickal Attic’s Melissa Kepley and relish in a trick or two by local magician Hugh Koontz. A silent auction, mystery wine tasting, and games round out the night’s entertainment.
For guests looking for even more, attend the VIP Divine Reception an hour earlier at 6:00 p.m. For a full hour, guests have access to exclusive samplings, a full pour with highly rated wines (90 points or more) in a VIP glass, and priority access to all restaurants in a relaxing atmosphere. VIP status also includes exclusive music by Matt Lockhart and VIP parking.

This year’s participating restaurants include Circa 1918, Cookie Text, Dock of the Bay, Fort Magruder Hotel, The Grey Goose, James River Country Club, Nawab Indian VLM_BACCHUS AND GODDESSCuisine, The Neighborhood Harvest, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Schlesinger’s Steakhouse, Sinful Treats, Smoke BBQ Restaurant & Bar, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Travinia, Whitley’s Peanut Bar, Whole Foods Market and the Museum’s very own Wild Side Café. 

All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s science education and animal care needs. Tickets for the Divine Reception are $125 and Main Event $60. Main event tickets increase in price to $70 on January 29.  For more information visit or call 757-595-1900.