As summer fades, autumn's beauty emanates from the changing hues of a tree's leaves and the gradual reddening of a football coach's face. Revel in the colors of the season with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for Heritage Harvest Festival admission for two (up to a $30 value)
- $30 for Heritage Harvest Festival admission for four (up to a $60 value)
The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello will take place on the West Lawn of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on September 7 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. General-admission passes grant participation in a variety of activities including heirloom-vegetable and fruit tastings, chef demonstrations, and family activities at the master gardeners' Roots and Shoots Tent. Along with a seed swap, dozens of workshops share a variety of gardening and cooking techniques from garden art to small farming. This Groupon is valid only for admission to the Heritage Harvest Festival, customers wishing to schedule a house tour will need to contact Monticello Reservations at (434) 984-9800.
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
In an annual event hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, community members gather to listen to lectures on gardening, view cooking demonstrations, swap seeds, and taste local heirloom produce.
Monticello's columns and two-story windows form the backdrop as vendors and gardening experts discuss sustainable farming and healthy-food preparation throughout the estate’s West Lawn, vegetable garden, and LEED-certified visitor center. The master gardeners and chefs share sustainable gardening tips with a full day of workshops, while patrons sample fresh produce at the tasting tent and munch on barbecue, crêpes, and donuts at vendor tents. Throughout the day, local musicians strum guitars, and kids' programs keep miniature gardeners occupied with old-fashioned hoop-rolling games and a garden scavenger hunt.