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Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts Kick Off Party

The 2023 Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts Kick Off Party is Saturday, February 4, 6-8:30 p.m. This cocktail party is your first chance to purchase tickets to exclusive events that will be held throughout 2023 as fundraisers for Belle Grove.  Some of these events will sell out that night, so don't miss out! The evening includes full bar, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. Kick Off Party Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Kick Off Party Tickets are on sale now!

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Thanks to our generous sponsors, proceeds from tickets will support Belle Grove’s preservation and education mission. We appreciate your ticket purchases! 

After the Kick Off Party, all remaining tickets to the Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts events will go on sale online. 

2023 Calendar of Sumptuous Feasts & Events

March 8: Laughter on the 23rd Floor at the Winchester Little Theatre  
Inspired by Neil Simon’s experience writing for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, this comedy will have you rolling in the aisles. Champagne and dessert will be served at intermission.  

April 22: Birdsong Breakfast
Start Earth Day breakfasting with Dr. David E. Carr, Director of Blandy Experimental Farm who will teach us how to identify spring birdsongs on the Belle Grove grounds.

May 6: Mount Jackson Evening by the Mediterranean
Enjoy an exotic evening of delicious food from The Levant—the Middle Eastern area of the Mediterranean—at Mount Jackson’s oldest house on Main.

May 20: Line Dancing Fun
For a foot-stomping good time, come out to Belle Grove to learn line dancing and then show off your new skills.

June 11: Belle Grove Paint Party
Spend a Sunday afternoon on the front lawn of Belle Grove painting the view with artist Kelly Walker. It will be fun, easy, and there will be wine and cheese too.

June 24: Rock and Roll Sock Hop
Dust off your poodle skirt and step back in time with the Movin’ On Band, burgers, root beer floats, and more. 

July 15: Bluegrass in the Barn with Five of A Kind
A Belle Grove summertime tradition! Tap your toes to one of our favorite local bands and enjoy the sunset view from the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center.

September 9: Ramshead Private Vineyard Tour
Take a tour of a private Valley vineyard and learn about small batch wine making then sit around the fire for a not-your-average s’mores bar and warm drinks. 

September 23: Seafood Feast at Shaffer’s BBQ
On their picnic pavilion overlooking Cedar Creek Battlefield, savor the end of summer with shrimp and crabs and great sides.  

October 14: Oktoberfest at La Grange Barn
Celebrate October Bavarian style with bratwurst and sauerkraut, pretzels and mustard, beer and live music, and togetherness in the historic La Grange Barn.

October 28: Tea at Hogwarts
Afternoon Tea at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will include an array of sumptuous savories and tasty treats enjoyed by all Hogwarts students—and maybe a bit of mischief and magic is in the air?

December 3: Festive Christmas Tea at Belle Grove Plantation 
A holiday classic—afternoon tea in the Manor House, which will be all decorated for the season.

December 10: Cocktails at Christmas 
Our favorite way to end the year is with a spirited party featuring a signature cocktail and music in the Parlor!