American Chestnut Celebration

Tasting chestnut beer and snacks at Celebration
Glenn C. Price Research Farm
29010 Hawthorne Drive
Meadowview, VA 24361
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Washington
Saturday, October 17, 2015 (2:00 PM-6:00 PM)
Phone: (276) 944-4631
Dick Olson: (276) 466-3130

6th Annual Chestnut Restoration Celebration in Meadowview, VA

Learn about the restoration of the American chestnut and enjoy an afternoon of food, live music, and family fun.  The Southwest Virginia Branch of the American Chestnut Foundation© (TACF) will hold the 6th Annual Restoration Celebration on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Glenn C. Price Research Laboratory, in Meadowview, VA.

Events include:

Farm Tour –Tours of the Glenn C. Price Research Farm starting at 2:30 p.m.  After the orchard tours, visitors can also tour the lab where advanced genetic research is being conducted and learn about volunteer opportunities.  A variety of activities for kids will also be included. 

Chestnut Drop – Numbered chestnuts will be dropped from the Farm’s cherry picker and the person’s number matching the number on the nut closest to the center of the target will win a pair of Restoration 1.0 Chestnut seedlings.

Chestnut Roast and Beer – The event will feature roasted chestnuts, light snacks with a chestnut theme, and locally brewed chestnut beer provided by The Damascus Brewery.

Raffle – A highlight of the event will be the raffling of pairs of potentially blight-resistant Restoration Chestnut 1.0 seedlings and other merchandise contributed by local merchants.

Last Updated: 6/30/2015 3:01 PM
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