$15 for Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello Visit for Two on September 15 ($30 Value)

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Harvest festival gathers local chefs and master gardeners for exhibition of sustainable gardening and food preparation

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Promotional value expires Sep 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. No pets allowed on the shuttle buses. Event will be held rain or shine and all purchases are final. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The harvest season conjures countless memories—the crunch of fallen leaves, the smell of pumpkin pie, and the melodious sound of a scarecrow belting out the blues. Summon seasonal feelings with this Groupon.

$15 for Two Heritage Harvest Festival Admissions ($30 Value)

The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello will take place on the west lawn of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 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 growing garlic and onions to baking bread. 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 loom in the distance 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.

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, evolved with him as he followed his storied career path, from author of the Declaration of Independence to third president of the United States. The home's evolution was quite literal: Jefferson had it constantly redesigned and rebuilt over the course of more than four decades. Today, the neoclassical mansion and its lush gardens, situated on 2,500 acres of Jefferson's plantation, remain perfectly preserved and open to the public. As they tour the premises, visitors learn about Jefferson's role in history, from his early days in Virginia's government to his key role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Along the way, they pick up fun historical factoids, too, such as Jefferson's preferred dinnertime—3 p.m.

Customer Reviews

18 Ratings

Wonderful time was had!! I bought 4 tickets and treated 3 of my friends. A great deal!
Sandra B. · October 3, 2013
It was a great event. They did a really good job and definitely worth the value.
Bryan L. · September 25, 2013
Very nice, well originzed. We enjoyed every vendor and event. You are never too old to learn and we did while having a good time.
Betty C. · September 25, 2013
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