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Special Events

Where can you eat prime rib, order a milkshake, learn to make chocolate truffles, build your own sundae, decorate a gingerbread house, have an omelet made-to-order, survive the Chili Challenge, and win fantastic prizes? Look no further than your closest Virginia Tech dining center.

In addition to the best food in Blacksburg, there is always something fun and exciting happening. Our staff members provide first-rate special events throughout the semester. Watch for information posted in the residence halls or view the special events calendar.

Tuesday, September 15

  • Taco Tuesday
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    • $4.90 flex

Friday, September 18

  • International Cafe Hour: China
    • In partnership with Cranwell International Center
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00 to 5:30 pm
    • Free to all dining plan holders

Tuesday, September 22

  • Sustainable Eats Bike Tour
    • In partnership with Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation Center and Roam Bikes
    • Dietrick Hall to Turner Place at Lavery Hall
    • 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Free to all dining plan holders
  • Homefield Farm Farm Stand
    • In partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • Turner Place Patio at Lavery Hall
    • 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    • Accepting Hokie Passport and credit/debit cards

Saturday, September 26

  • Pancake Day
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
    • $5.40 flex

Tuesday, September 29

  • Dumplings presented by Chef James
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
    • $4.90 flex

Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9

  • Chili Challenge
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Door Pricing

Thursday, October 22

  • Oyster Day
    • West End Market at Cochrane Hall
    • All Day
    • Price TBD

Friday, October 23

  • Chef Series: Turner Place at D2
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • 5:00 to 7:00 pm
    • Price TBD

Tuesday, October 27

  • Table Talk
    • All Units/Online
    • All Day
    • We want to hear your feedback!
  • Homefield Farm Farm Stand
    • In partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • Turner Place Patio at Lavery Hall
    • 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    • Accepting Hokie Passport and credit/debit cards

Friday, November 6

  • International Cafe Hour: Iran
    • In partnership with Cranwell International Center
    • Deet's Place at Dietrick Hall
    • 4:00 to 5:30 pm
    • Free to all dining plan holders

Tuesday, November 17

  • Thanksgiving Meals
    • D2 at Dietrick Hall
    • Owens Food Court
  • Homefield Farm Farm Stand
    • In partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • Turner Place Patio at Lavery Hall
    • 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    • Accepting Hokie Passport and credit/debit cards

Wednesday, November 18

  • Thanksgiving Meals
    • West End Market
    • Turner Place at Lavery Hall
Photo of tacos in paper baskets on a table
Tacos from Taco Tuesday, 2019
Photo of Bike Tour participants with their bicycles
Sustainable Eats Bike Tour, 2020
Alex Hessler in front of the farm stand, speaking to group about Homefield Farm
Homefield Farm Farm Stand, 2020
Photo of four students eating chili at the 2019 Chili Challenge
Chili Challenge, 2019
Photo of a smiling Chef Moritz wiping down a flat top grill
Chef Mark Moritz during a Chef Series event, 2019
Photo of a student worker at the Homefield Farm Farm Stand in 2019
Homefield Farm Farm Stand, 2019
Photo of a student pouring tea during International Cafe Hour
International Cafe Hour: China, 2017
A photo of traditional Thanksgiving style foods on a serving line at D2
D2 Thanksgiving Meal, 2018