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Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

The 8th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello was a huge success! We hope you can join next year on Friday and Saturday, September 11 & 12, 2015.

If you don't know what you missed, check out the Festival video:

The Revolving Bookstand: Historically Inspired Cookbooks

Early American history is rich with a delicious mixture of traditional dishes and newly discovered foods.

Revolving Bookstand: Jefferson and Wine

Thomas Jefferson claimed, in 1818, that “in nothing have the habits of the palate more decisive influence than in our relish of wines.” His own habits had been formed over thirty years before—at the tables of Parisian philosophes and in the vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux. 

Gabriele Rausse, Monticello’s Director of Gardens and Grounds and a Virginia vintner worked to restore Jefferson’s vineyard at Monticello. Here are his recommendations for Jefferson and wine books:

Things To Do in the Charlottesville Area

Frequently listed among the best places to live in the U.S., Charlottesville is also a great place to visit. Whether you love food, history, the arts, or the great outdoors, Charlottesville has it all. 

Charlottesville-Albemarle "Stay" Compilation Video from Charlottesville on Vimeo.

Heritage Harvest Festival on Monticello's West Lawn

Celebrate the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson during the 9th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson, America’s “First foodie,” championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture.

Taste a bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn about organic gardening and seed-saving during this fun, affordable, family-friendly festival—unlike any other—held on the breathtaking West Lawn of Jefferson’s Monticello.

Recommended: Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello


The Huffington Post and Southern Living both included the 8th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello to lists of upcoming "buzzworthy" events in the South this Fall.

Check out what they had to say about this lively and family-friendly festival: