1. Will the event still be held if it rains?
The Heritage Harvest Festival will be held rain or shine.
2. Will food and beverages be available?
Fresh, local, and organic snacks and meals will be available for purchase, including vegetarian and vegan options. Please see Food at the Festival to learn about festival vendors and the new Harvest Picnic Lunch option.
3. Where can I park? How will I get from the parking to the festival?
Please see Directions & Parking to learn about festival parking. Regular shuttle service will run to and from the free festival parking areas throughout the day. For premium parking at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, please purchase a Combination Ticket ($24).
4. How much time do I need to allow for travel between workshops?
The festival will be held at Monticello, on the West Lawn and in the Visitor Center. You should allow for 15 minutes for travel time between the Visitor Center and the West Lawn; shuttles run continuously between the two locations. Workshops located at the Visitor Center are marked on the Schedule.
5. Why should I purchase tickets in advance?
Purchasing tickets in advance gives you a discount and will save you time on the day of the Festival. Additionally, many of our premium workshops sell out, so it’s important to reserve your spot early. See Get Tickets to make your reservation.
6. Why should I purchase a Combination Ticket?
The Combination Ticket is a great deal for festival attendess who want to tour the Monticello house. You’ll receive admission to the Heritage Harvest Festival and a tour of Jefferson’s home—a $34 value—for $24. You will also be able to park at the Visitor Center.
7. Can I tour the Monticello house on the same day as the Festival?
Yes. We strongly recommend that you purchase a Combination Ticket in advance if you wish to tour the Monticello house the same day. House tours will be available for Festival attendees on the day of the event for $9.
9. How can I participate in the Festival?
Visit our Exhibitor, Vendor, and Volunteer pages for information on how you can get involved. Please contact us early, as we have limited space for vendors and exhibitors.