Blacksburg Fork & Cork Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Blacksburg Fork & Cork Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Blacksburg Fork & Cork Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 1pm – 6pm

1600 Innovation Drive, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

Platinum Sponsor Cumulus Broadcasting



Blacksburg, Virginia, January 30, 2018 – The Blacksburg Partnership, a non-profit economic development organization serving the Blacksburg area, announces plans for the 10th annual Fork and Cork festival for wine lovers, art enthusiasts and foodies. Save the date for April 21 and make plans to purchase Premium level tickets for early admission and other perks.


“We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our festival,” said President of the Blacksburg Partnership, Diane Akers. “We’ve seen this event grow from a small wine tasting event in the parking lot of the First and Main shopping center to a true celebration of food, wine, art, and the great outdoors. Our attendees look forward to coming out to the festival grounds every year and it’s always our goal to give them an unforgettable experience. Our 10th anniversary will once again deliver on that promise.”


Tickets will go on sale in early March at both Blacksburg Kroger stores and online at:


  • Premium wine tasting tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate, allowing ticket holders to enjoy food and wine one hour early from Noon – 1pm, along with other exclusive perks during this time and throughout the day. 


  • Regular wine tasting tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the gate.


  • Admission-only tickets are $5 in advance; $10 at the gate.


Attendees must have a wine tasting ticket to purchase wine by the bottle or glass.


Hundreds of volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks before and during the festival.  All volunteers will receive a Blacksburg Fork and Cork volunteer t-shirt, a souvenir wine glass and full access to the festival before or after their shift. To become a volunteer or learn more, visit:   


Save the date for Saturday, April 21, 2018, and be sure to follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter for exciting updates. For complete details, visit, email, or call 540.443.2008.


Current Sponsors:







Title                                   Moss Arts Center


Host Winery                     Beliveau Estate


Exclusive Brewery          Bull and Bones Brewhaus and Grill


Main Gate Sponsor        Duncan Mazda


Hydration Station           Carilion Clinic



Photo Booth                    Hethwood Apartment Homes



Gold                                   Dunmar Moving Systems, Food Fanatics, The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, The Reserve at Knollwood, US Foods, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center


Silver                                 Draper Aden Associates, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Mountain Valley Transportation, Smith’s Landing, Vacation Village Resorts, VPT, Inc., Wordsprint


Bronze                               BCR Property Management, Eggleston & Associates, JES Foundation Repair, MOOG, Old Town Printing, Skyline National Bank


Contributing                    A Cleaner World, Brown Insurance, Faceless Creative Co.,, RMC Events, Semper Fi Society, Tidy Services, Town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport, Virginia Tech Rugby, VTCC Alpha Company


Media                                Bella Magazine, Next Three Days, NRV Magazine, Out & About Advertising, Valley Business Front

The Blacksburg Partnership is a non-profit, independent economic development organization focused on projects that attract visitors and retail prospects. Partnership projects include the development of property, revitalization of retail districts, special events and community arts endeavors such as Gobble de Art, Humans of Blacksburg and the Collaborative for the Arts. The Partnership is also known for three signature events that take place every year: Blacksburg Fork & CorkBlacksburg Brew Do and the Virginia Cheese Fest.


Did You Know?

Attimo Winery, located in Christiansburg, Virginia, won a "Double Gold and Best in Class" for their Sonnet 98, a 2010 Vidal Blanc, in the 2011 International Eastern Wine Competition.