Kid and Family Zone
The Heritage Harvest Festival offers a host of fun and educational activities for young explorers and their families. Pick up a Harvest Explorers Passport and collect stamps from Kid and Family Zone activity centers. Collect all stamps and be entered for a chance to win a prize pack full of games and souvenirs.
Stop by the Kid and Family Zone Info Tent to pick up your passport and color a Travelin’ TJ. Take photos of your Travelin’ TJ around the festival grounds and in the Monticello gardens. And don’t forget to have fun!
Meet the Farm Animals
Admire a broad variety of heritage breed livestock on Monticello’s West Lawn. From cows to chickens, and friendly farm goats to honeybees, learn about the role of our animal friends, yesterday and today.
The Discovery Tent
Fun and educational activities all day for the young and young at heart. Enjoy arts and craft projects, face painting, and demonstrations that enliven our agricultural heritage. A variety of local and regional nonprofit organizations will provide interactive opportunities.
Backyard Revolution is a familial celebration of our country’s cultural and agricultural heritage. Connecting those devoted to the historic preservation of practical traditions with those curious to learn, Backyard Revolution bridges past to present, fostering recollection, reskilling and respect for the invaluable wisdom and self-sufficient ingenuity of our forebears.
Monticello Historic Children’s Games
Roll hoops and run foot races on Monticello’s West Lawn, just like Thomas Jefferson’s grandchildren.
Discover the genius of Jefferson as you try your hand at writing with a quill pen, crack a code with a wheel cipher, and peer through a camera obscura.
Your taste buds will tingle with all the fun foods to try. Don’t miss the tomatoes and melons at the Tasting Tent as well as the historic chocolate demonstrations and tastings.