Food Festival 2019


Every November, the British Virgin Islands comes alive with flavor with events celebrating the culinary richness and heritage of the islands. Beginning on the 7th of the month with a Gourmet Soiree and ending with the two-day Anegada Lobster Festival on the last day of the month, experience the Food Fete this year at any or all of the following events.


Nov. 7

The BVI Gourmet Soiree

Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

During this celebration of the 50th anniversary of the BVI Tourist Board, international chefs are brought on to this two-part event. First, guests will walk around tasting dinner samples and meals prepared by the chefs. Afterward, a beach-style party will ensue with live entertainment and dessert.

Tickets: $100/includes ferry ride from Trellis Bay


Nov. 9

Taste of Tortola

Queen Elizabeth II Park

5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

This street-style festival features local vendors, cooking demonstrations by local and international chefs, and a children’s area.  Experience dishes prepared by chefs Kevin Jones, Lamar Moore, Adrian Calvo, and the National Culinary team.

Tickets: $25 for adults, $10 for children


Nov. 17

Jost Pork and More

11 a.m. until

The different restaurants in White Bay, Great Harbour, and Little Harbour come together to offer samples of their signature dishes for small fees, and guests can choose to purchase a full dinner. It’s not just pork that’s on the menu: the event includes beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian options as well.


Nov. 23

Taste of Virgin Gorda

Toad Hall at the top of the Baths

6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cool out in cocktail attire and enjoy the jazzy atmosphere of this event, complete with live cooking demonstrations from participating restaurants and visiting chefs.

Tickets: $50 for adults, $25 for children


Nov. 30 to Dec. 1

Anegada Lobster Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


With an expectation of over 3,000 guests to attend this event, it is the largest and final event of the Food Festival. Beginning with a warm welcome at the dock in Anegada, guests are filled with music and food from local restaurants. Everyone is encouraged to visit the flamingo pond, the conch shell mounds, and the museum on island – all of which will be open during these days.


Other events:

Tortola Bar Crawl, Nov. 8 – location TBA

Virgin Gorda Bar Crawl, Nov 22 – location TBA

A Night in Paradise, Nov. 15 – Tropical Fusion Bar and Grill in Tortola

Cooper Island Rum Festival, Nov. 16 – Cooper Island Beach Club

Food Fete launch, Oct. 18 – Crafts Alive

Fish and Cocktails, Oc. 25 – Callwood Rum Distillery