The James Madison Belle Grove Foundation would like to thank you for volunteering at our previous festivals/events and for your interest in volunteering. By volunteering you are helping our prime mission of Preservation, Restoration, Improvement, Maintenance, and Educating the public about Belle Grove and its amazing American History. Through this foundation, we continue the research and discover of our history.
Great news!! Not only will you be helping a wonderful organization but there are a few incentives to volunteering at Belle Grove. When you volunteer, log your hours and cash in on some great experiences by submitting your volunteer hours upon completion.
Afternoon Tea for one.
Historic House Tour for two.
Ghost Tour for one
Overnight stay for two.
Two Tickets to an upcoming event.
A Day of Enchantment
Come experience our weekend of magic, beauty and enchantment as faeries, trolls, wizards and humans come together to celebrate the wonders of nature. Enjoy activities, special performers, story tellers, specialty vendors, music and food trucks at Belle Grove Plantation. This event is family friendly, and we encourage you to bring along our little “sprites” for a day of creating lifelong memories.
Belle Grove Plantation is a beautiful river front property full of wooded areas, open fields, main mansion, and river views. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a picnic with a view of the river. Enjoy our food trucks, but please no outside food or beverages.
Make your reservations for crafty activities in our Sprites Activities Tent. Grab a ride on our barrel train. Or set down for a lovely Faerie Afternoon Tea inside the mansion. Practice your May Pole dance and join us as we have a dance around the May Pole each day. Each day we will have a special “Favorite Faerie Contest” and name our “Favorite Faeries” for the Festival.
Each afternoon, Belle Grove is witness to some pretty amazing sunsets over the Rappahnnock River. From the oranges, golds and reds to the blue and pink cotton candy skies, there is always a new wonder to behold each afternoon.
Now we would like to share them with you!
Each Saturday afternoon, the James Madison Belle Grove Foundation will be hosting the Sunset Club. This beer garden style evening will take place on our river view grounds so we can enjoy the sunset over the river. Each Saturday will feature different Live Music, Food Truck and Cash Bar. Sing, dance and have a great time under the stars.
Saturday, July 8th – “Southern Rock and Seafood” with Josh Lief Band / Boondocks Seafood
Saturday, July 15 – “Downhome Country Time” with Leroy Burks Band / Kristen’s Kitchen
Saturday, July 22nd – “Cigars, Bourbon and BBQ” with The Sugar Hollows / Daddy’s Baby BBQ
Saturday, July 29th – “A Night with the King” with John Monforto as Elvis / Ruby’s Cajun Cuisine
Our Spirits Festival draws people from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. In 2021, we had over 1,000 attending guests. We are looking for Specialty Vendors that are local, small businesses that make their own product or local artist. We are sorry, but we do not accept direct sales for the Spirits Festival. We are looking for Food Truck Vendors that can touch any culinary taste. We are looking for Local Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries. If you have a great product and you want to get it in front a new clientele, email us at email@example.com for more information!
The Rappahannock Tribe PowWow is now accepting Vendor Applications.
Specialty Vendors MUST be members of a Native American Tribe and should be selling handmade Native American products. We will not accept Specialty Vendors outside these guidelines.
Food Trucks Vendor will be open to all.
10′ x 10′ Single Day (General Vendor $50) (Food and Beverage $100)
10′ x 20′ Single Day (General Vendor $100) (Food and Beverage $150)
10′ x 10′ Saturday and Sunday (General Vendor $100) (Food and Beverage $125)
10′ x 20′ Saturday and Sunday (General Vendor $150) (Food and Beverage $175)
GENERAL VENDORS MUST BE A MEMBER OF A NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE AND SELLING NATIVE AMERICAN HANDMADE PRODUCTS.
YOU MUST COMPLETE OUR RAPPAHANNOCK TRIBE POWWOW ONLINE APPLICATION ALONG WITH MAKING A VENDOR PAYMENT.