Constitution Day Celebration
& Taste of Freedom Wine Festival

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Bring your family and friends to Montpelier on Saturday, September 19 for a community celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution!

Learn, feast, and play at the 2015 Constitution Day Celebration with mansion tours, live music, children's games, and the third annual Taste of Freedom Wine Festival, co-hosted by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. 

Featuring:

Open House Mansion Tours

Taste of Freedom Wine Festival

Children's Activities

The Liberty Ride Horse Parade

Live music

Local Food, Beer, Wine & Cider

Fireworks

Held rain or shine on the historic grounds of James Madison's Montpelier. Main gate opens at 9:00 AM. Festivities will begin with mansion tours at 9:30 AM. Wine festival begins at 12:00 PM. Live music at 3 PM. Concluding with fireworks at dark.

General admission tickets are $5/person in advance or at the gate. Wine festival tickets include general admission are $25/advance or $30/gate. Advance tickets will be available for online purchase July 1, 2015.

Picnic blankets and camping chairs are welcome. Dogs are not permitted. 

Music: Anne and Her Checkered Past, The Folsom Prisoners, River Bank Gospel Choir, Big Talk

Children's Activities: Colonial Games, Face Painting, Dancing Dragon, Jugglers, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Living History Demonstrations (Cooking Tent and Gilmore Cabin)

Wineries & Vineyards: Barboursville, Jefferson, Democracy, Potomac Point, Cooper, Gabrielle Rausse, Reynard Florence, Weston Farm, Cross Keys, Early Mountain

Beer & Cider: (purchase per glass) Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Bold Rock Cider, Budweiser

Food: Blue Ridge Pizza, Gregory's Grill, Mouth Wide Open, PJ's Food, Poppa Bear's Kettle Korn, Spiked Foods, The Pie Guy, South Fork Food Truck, Bavarian Chef, Carpe Donut, BBQ Exchange, Purple Cow

Shopping: Blue Moon Under, Hot Jelly Pot, and much more!

Detailed Schedule of Activities (subject to change)
9:30 AM-6:00 PM Mansion Open House 
10:00 AM Liberty Ride Horse Parade (departs from mansion front lawn)
12:00 PM-7:00 PM Taste of Freedom Wine Festival (wine tastings, beer & cider for purchase)
3:00 PM-8:00 PM Constitution Day Celebration (music, children's activities, archaeology tours, cooking demonstrations, tethered balloon rides, shopping)
Fireworks at Dark

 

Constitution Day Celebration