Friday, September 11, 6 p.m., at the Paramount
Admission to the Friday Festival Opening Night is included in the Festival VIP Pass.
Join Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, known best as “The Fabulous Beekman Boys,” for the 9th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival Opening Night, co-hosted with the Paramount Theater. Their talk, entitled “10 Things We Learned about Life by becoming Goat Farmers: How Two Manhattan City Slickers Learned a Thing…or Two!,” will be followed by a reception featuring samplings of local fare from producers featured at the festival. $55
Headlining this Year’s Festival: The Fabulous Beekman Boys
When Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge bought the “Beekman Farm” in upstate New York in 2008, they didn’t just start a farm—they started a movement. Five years later, their following now includes a hit TV show, a handful of books including the national bestseller “The Bucolic Plague,” product lines in major retailers such as Henri Bendel, Anthropologie and Williams-Sonoma and a James Beard nominated lifestyle website. Their farm and surrounding community serve as the inspiration for their popular lifestyle brand “Beekman 1802.”
This program is made possible through the partnership with co-hosts and sponsors, the Paramount Theater.
Time and Schedule: The Friday Opening Night begins with the keynote presentation by the Beekman Boys, followed by a reception with samplings of local fare from producers featured at the festival. The presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to check-in and find your seats.
Location: The Friday Opening Night will be held at the Paramount Theater. The Paramount Theater is located on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall at 215 East Main Street, approximately two miles north of the Fifth Street/Route 631 Exit (exit 120) off of I-64, or one and a half miles east of U.S. Highway 29.
Parking: Please plan extra time to find a parking space as parking is not immediately available next to the Paramount Theater. Parking is available at the Water Street garage, located at 200 E Water St., Charlottesville, VA, 22902, and in the Market Street parking garage, 504 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Limited street parking is available in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall area.
Check-in: Check-in will begin at 5:15pm at the Paramount Theater. For the most expedient service, please bring your receipt.
Patrons with disabilities: The Paramount offers accessible seating arrangements, an elevator serving all levels of the complex, accessible public restroom facilities, infra-red audio enhancement systems, and sign language interpretation (when requested at least one month in advance). Please contact the Box Office at 434.979.1333 for more information. This event will be held rain or shine event and all ticket sales are final. No cancellations or refunds.