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October 31-November 3, 2019


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Celebrate living links to the past and future. 

October 31-November 3, 2019, in and around Richmond, Virginia

Named one of the top 3 food festivals in the nation by USAToday in March 2019 and garnering April 2019 press coverage in Bon Appetit, Fire, Flour and Fork comes back for a sixth year in Richmond, Va., with more than 25 dinners, events, behind-the-scenes tours and talks, between Oct. 31 and Nov. 3, 2019.

With the theme “Celebrating the Living Links Between the Past and Future,” FFF’s signature events will highlight Virginia’s food firsts along with the creators of those firsts throughout the long weekend.  

With sponsors including American Evolution, Hamilton Beach (since 1910), Sauer’s (since 1887), Duke’s Mayonnaise (since 1929), Virginia Wine and others, FFF’s emphasis on the story of Virginia and its longtime food purveyors and makers is a natural fit this year.





Signature Events

Thursday through Sunday, along with our guest chef lunches and dinners, talks and tours, signature dine-around events with multiple chefs are held. 


Hallow-versary at The Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson opened on Halloween, Oct. 31, 1895, so it's fitting that FFF start here with a ticketed 60-seat dinner at Lemaire with Chef Patrick Willis, which will be followed by a separate late-night ticketed costume parade down the famous staircase with an over-the-top dessert and dance party.  


Pie a la Mode: Slices of Life from Bakers, Baristas and Ice Cream Makers, 5 to 8 p.m.

We raise a glass and a plate to savory and sweet pie makers, our coffee culture and craft ice cream makers. Come sample the best of the state’s hand pie and pie makers, watch baristas compete, enjoy coffee-infused cocktails, and don’t forget the ice cream. There will be pie walks, kid and adult culinary spelling bees and more inside and out VMHC.


Sampling the Centuries: Celebrating Virginia’s Food Firsts at VMFA, 6 to 7, 7 to 10 p.m.

Presented by TowneBank with American Evolution, Sampling the Centuries will take you and other guests on a bountiful journey from the 1700s into the future, all in one night. In a ticketed pre-event at 6 p.m., get inspiration from our guest speaker and author. At 7 p.m., meet chefs and drink makers from all over Virginia,  

Drag Brunch on the Boulevard, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Richmond’s drag community pays homage to its mothers and talented children with a brunch dine-around and revue for the ages on Saturday, Nov. 2.


Food U at VMHC, 11 to 4 p.m.

Get fueled with coffee and wood-fired pastries before spending a Sunday mingling with headlining chefs/authors and author/food journalist Toni Tipton-Martin and then hitting talks and tastes of cocktails, wine and other food favorites as well as sampling in the Tasting Hall.

Smoke on the Water at Tredegar, 4 to 7 p.m.

Our annual global barbecue dine-around event returns to city center, high on the hill above Tredegar Iron Works, overlooking the James River.  We’ll also host our first side dish culinary competition featuring Duke’s Mayonnaise. Get your best coleslaw or potato salad ready.


More than a meal; multi-sensory and meaningful – each signature event dives deep into a compelling culinary story and provides many layers of experience. We've saved a seat for you, so you don't have to worry that the tickets will sell out in three minutes!


Here’s one food festival I won’t be missing. Neither should you!
— Lorraine Eaton, The Virginian-Pilot



Start planning your Fire, Flour & Fork weekend!