Virginia in November is a whirlwind of excitement that’ll leave you spellbound  Share

Virginia in November is a whirlwind of excitement that’ll leave you spellbound. From delectable feasts and fine wines to historical wonders and mysterious haunts, there’s a cornucopia of events throughout the state that’ll make your November unforgettable.

1. Savor the Season – Wine Club Dinner

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Location: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Reston, VA

Address: 12130 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA 20190

Description: Immerse yourself in the vibrant hues of autumn at the Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Reston. Indulge in chef-curated seasonal dishes like Braised Short Rib and Barley Soup, Mushroom-crusted Pork with Butternut Squash Risotto, and Maple Pecan Pie. Each course is paired with exquisite wines to elevate your dining experience. This unforgettable autumn evening is priced at $69 per person and includes tax and gratuity.

2. Christmas Tea at The Martha

Date and Time: Saturday, November 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Location: The Martha Washington Inn, Abingdon, VA

Address: 150 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210

Description: Get into the holiday spirit at The Martha Washington Inn with a Christmas Tea on November 18th. Enjoy a selection of delicious handmade pastries in a festive atmosphere. Tickets are $45 per person plus tax. If you can’t make it, there’s another Christmas Tea on December 16th. You can also enhance your experience with a spa visit before or after the tea.

3. Best of 29 South: Sunset Tasting

Date and Time: Friday, November 24, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Location: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, North Garden, VA

Address: 5022 Plank Road, North Garden, VA 22959

Description: Experience an exclusive sunset tasting event at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, featuring cider and wine from your favorite 29 South wineries and cideries. Enjoy passed canapés while watching the sun set over the Blue Ridge hills. It’s a rare opportunity that promises an unforgettable autumn evening.

4. Watercolor Class in the Greenhouse

Date and Time: Thursday, November 16, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Location: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, North Garden, VA

Address: 5022 Plank Road, North Garden, VA 22959

Description: Explore the art of watercolor painting with artist Amy Woods in the beautiful setting of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Learn watercolor mixing and brush techniques to create a holiday wreath. All supplies are provided, and you’ll leave with a completed painting. The ticket price is $100 per person, including a 20% service charge. Extend your stay at The Crossroads Inn for a relaxing getaway with 15% off your weekday stay.

5. Paint Your Pet

Date and Time: Sunday, November 12, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Location: Twisted Track Brewpub, Roanoke, VA

Address: 523 Shenandoah Avenue Northwest, Roanoke, VA 24016

Description: Unleash your inner artist by painting your beloved pet at Twisted Track Brewpub in Roanoke. No prior painting skills are needed; they provide everything you need. Choose between a regular Paint Party or a Fundraiser for TNR SWVA (cat rescue). Enjoy craft beers, seltzers, wine, and more at the brewpub during their happy hour.

Shelf Sitter Wood Pumpkin Resin Class

Date and Time: Thursday, November 9, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Location: Happy Hour Glass Works, Suffolk, VA

Address: 3049 Kings Highway, Suffolk, VA 23435

Description: Get creative with a Shelf Sitter Wood Pumpkin Resin Class at Happy Hour Glass Works in Suffolk. You’ll paint an unfinished wood pumpkin, fill it with crushed glass, sea glass, and shells, and seal it with resin. All materials are provided, and you can even bring your own embellishments. This beginner-friendly project costs $50.

November in Virginia is brimming with delightful activities for everyone. Whether you want to savor the flavors of the season, create beautiful art, or simply enjoy the beauty of Virginia’s countryside, there’s something for every taste and interest. Don’t miss out on these fantastic November events in the Old Dominion State!

But wait. That’s not it…

7. Game Designer Night at Snakes & Lattes Virginia

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Location: Roll with It by Snakes & Lattes – Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

Address: 869 Lynnhaven Pkwy #118, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Description: Dive into the world of game design at Snakes & Lattes Virginia’s Game Designer Night on November 8th. Whether you’re a game designer, a budding creator, or just someone who enjoys board games, this event is for you. Playtest board game prototypes, access an extensive board game library and savor delicious food and drinks. For game designers, it’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded creators, showcase your creations, and get valuable feedback.


Date and Time: Friday, November 10, 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM EST

Location: Berkeley Plantation, Charles City, VA

Address: 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, VA 23030

Description: Step back in time to the 18th century at Berkeley Plantation, where history comes alive. This Georgian mansion is not only the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the Declaration of Independence but also the ancestral home of two U.S. Presidents. The estate holds a rich history, including its role as a Union Hospital during the Civil War. Many believe it’s haunted by spirits from the past, making it an intriguing destination for paranormal enthusiasts. This special evening includes investigations of various areas on the property. Remember, no alcohol is allowed, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

9. Fundamentals of Photography by Elody Crimi

Date and Time: Saturday, November 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Location: 112 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Description: If photography is your passion or you’re just getting started, Elody Crimi’s workshop is the place to be. In this 3-hour session, you’ll master the fundamentals of digital photography, gaining control over your picture-taking process. Topics include camera controls, modes, metering, ISO sensitivity, exposure, resolution, and composition. It’s a hands-on workshop, so bring your digital SLR camera or advanced point-shoot with manual exposure mode. Elody is an award-winning photographer and an expert in the field, making this workshop a must for photography enthusiasts.

Virginia in November is a playground for all. Whether you’re a foodie, an art enthusiast, a history buff, or an adventurer seeking the paranormal, these events offer an incredible palette of experiences. Don’t miss out on the fantastic November events in the Old Dominion state! Be sure to click the links to learn more about each event. 

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