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Poplar Forest Folk Festival

October 20, 2018 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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“Music…furnishes a delightful recreation for the hours of respite from the cares of the day, and lasts us through life.” Jefferson to Nathaniel Burwell, March 14, 1818

Listen to some of Virginia’s best folk music and Americana bands in the backyard of Mr. Jefferson’s retreat house. Pair the music with local foods, shop for works by local artisans and explore Jefferson’s octagonal villa—considered his most perfect work of architecture. Bands include the Sons of Liberty, the Crooked Road Ramblers, The Wildmans and Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers. Tickets for the Poplar Forest Folk Festival are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All advanced ticket sales end at 5 p.m. Oct. 19th.

Important: ALL admission on October 21st will be $20 in advance, $25 at the door. All admission tickets INCLUDE a house tour. Tours leave every 30 minutes are are first come, first served. Check in at the Museum Shop to get your house tour ticket. *House tour availability not guaranteed*

Featured Bands

Food & Craft Vendors

  • Grapevine Restaurant
  • Dog On It Hot Dogs
  • Sophie Adams art
  • Kitch’n Stich’n
  • Veronica DeLuze’s quilted fabric bags, wallets and fine art
  • Michael Trail’s glass terrariums and jewelry
  • Jewel Tumas’ woven goods and weaving demonstrations
  • HB’s Painted Pallets & Windows
  • Novalis Collections’ wreaths and gifts
  • Forest Splinters and Threads’ woodworking and woven materials

"...do not neglect your music, it will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of life for you." Thomas Jefferson to Martha Jefferson Randolph, April 4, 1790


October 20, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States