Calendar of Events
Belle Grove Garden Fest
Saturday June 1, 8am - 3pm
Join Belle Grove and the Master Gardeners of the Northern Shenandoah Valley for the 10th-annual GardenFest, Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Stop by for classes on such topics as canning and preserving, composting, firewise landscaping and espalier, and demonstrations of plants such as daylillies, orchids and cacti. Great garden and craft vendors will also be on hand to discuss their products and wares.
Belle Grove Wine Festival
Saturday September 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Join us for Belle Grove’s Wine Festival. Sample a fine variety of Virginia wines and watch local chefs as they demonstrate their culinary and wine-pairing skills. House tours, food, music, and more! For more information, call 540.869.2028.
National Finals - Sheepdog Trials:
Tuesday, October 8 - Sunday, October 13: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join Belle Grove as we host the 2013 National Sheep Dog Finals from October 8-13th. Watch as over 150 handlers and their sheep dogs from around the country and North Americagather to compete for the title of the best working sheepdog and handler team in the USA and handler.
Civil War Living History & Cedar Creek / Belle Grove Battle Re-enactment Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20
Belle Grove Plantation is interpreted to the 1860s as we commemorate the 1864 Battle of Belle Grove or Cedar Creek. The house is occupied by costumed interpreters, who demonstrate life on the homefront during the Civil War. Meanwhile, the historic grounds are inhabited by an encampment of Confederate soldiers who discuss camp life and drilling technique. The Manor House also hosts several collections of museum-quality artifacts displayed by a group of private collectors. A memorial wreath placement ceremony will be conducted on Sunday to honor those that fought and died.
Antiques Appraisal and Traditional Crafts Festival
Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring an antique or collectible for appraisal by a team of experts, who provide verbal appraisals on furniture, paintings, quilts and textiles, books, documents, Civil War items, china, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts of all kinds. It's Belle Grove's own version of PBS's Antique Road Show! Antiques appraisals will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour the historic 1797 Manor House and historic landscape including an 18th century Shenandoah Longrifles encampment, visit the Museum Shop, and purchase lunch and handcrafted items from our hand-selected vendors and craftspeople. For more information, please call 540.869.2028.
“The Spirit of Christmas Past” Belle Grove Daytime and Candlelight Tours
December 6 - 29
Belle Grove's 1797 Historic Manor House is beautifully decorated by nine regional garden clubs, and our own spiced tea is served by the Winter Kitchen hearth. The Museum Shop is stocked with unique and wonderful gift ideas. Bring your family and friends for a truly old fashioned holiday celebration!
Candlelight Tours, with live music, Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Daytime Tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Belle Grove is closed December 24 & 25 for Christmas.
Museum Shop is open during all touring hours.
Belle Grove is closed for daily tours from January - March. Group tours are available by appointment in advance throughout the year.
Thank you for leaving your pets at home.