Constitution Day Celebration
& Taste of Freedom Wine Festival




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

Stay tuned to vendor information and event details on Facebook and social media using the hashtag #freedomfest.

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


Taste of Freedom Wine Festival

The Liberty Ride Horse Parade

Mansion Open House

Children's Activities

Live music

Local Food, Beer, Wine & Cider


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. Buy advance tickets online today!

Picnic blankets and camping chairs are welcome. Dogs are not permitted. Free general admission parking is available in the in-field. 

Music: Anne and Her Checkered Past, Kris Dove and the Lonesomes, River Bank Gospel Choir

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

Wineries & Vineyards: AmRhein Wine Cellars, Barboursville, Jefferson, Democracy, Potomac Point, Cooper, Gabrielle Rausse, Reynard Florence, Weston Farm, Cross Keys, Early Mountain, Horton Vineyards, Kilaurwren Winery

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, Australian Pie Guy, Wise Guys

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) [SIGN UP TO RIDE!]
11:00 AM-5:00 PM Gilmore Cabin Open House (located across from Montpelier's entrance on Rt. 20)
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, wagon rides, shopping)

Fireworks at Dark


Constitution Day Celebration

Constitution Day Celebration