Many of our vendors also have wonderful activities for childen and youth. Stop by Ivy Publications to make your own bird feeder, Vintage Virginia Apples for Virginia cider tastings, and Ted’s Last Stand to see a demonstration bee hive.
The Master Gardeners Roots & Shoots Tent
Fun and educational activities all day for the young and young at heart. The Central Virginia (Louisa) Master Gardeners will be back with Frames from Nature and Wiggly Squiggly Worms. Come test your garden knowledge with the Piedmont Master Gardeners kids’ horticultural quiz.
Monticello Garden Explorers Family Activities
Create your own field journal, make leaf prints, sift and save seeds, and discover the origins of vegetables in Jefferson’s garden. Enjoy storytime on the hour from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Monticello Historic Children’s Games
Roll hoops and run foot races on Monticello’s West Lawn, just like Thomas Jefferson’s grandchildren.
Backyard Revolution’s Young Pioneers Area
A different children’s activity beginning every half hour.
Rhythms ’Round Virginia
Kim and Jimbo Cary perform traditional acoustic music with songs about Virginia history and the natural world. Children and adults can play along on gourds, bones, bamboo, and seed rattles.