Events

10:30 - 11:30 amFriday

Food is My Flag: A Garden Walkabout with Michael Twitty

Michael Twitty, Pat Brodowski

Savor the familiar and unusual plants that fused into Southern cuisine as Michael Twitty, James Beard Award-winning author of...

Garden Pavilion, Mountaintop
10:30 - 11:30 amFriday

Landscape Archeology of Monticello

Fraser Neiman

Join Fraser Neiman, Monticello’s director of archaeology, on a behind-the-scenes walking tour exploring the physical traces of Jefferson’s ornamental...

Fish Pond
11 am - 1 pmFriday

Cooking with Fire – and History: The Franco-Virginia Cuisine of Monticello

Ian Redshaw, Bill Scatena

IMPORTANT CHANGE! INTRODUCING NEW COOKING WITH FIRE PRESENTER CHEFS! Let your inner cook work — and dine — with...

Woodland Pavilion
chef joy crump
11 am - 1 pmFriday

Brunch at Montalto

Joy Crump

The arrival of fall brings a blend of emotions. We say goodbye to summer’s long, toasty days and make...

Montalto
1 - 2:30 pmFriday

Flower Power: Monticello Garden Walk & Workshop

Peggy Cornett, Debbie Donley

Join Monticello’s Debbie Donley and Peggy Cornett for an enjoyable and enlightening stroll through the winding flower borders. Learn...

Fish Pond
1 - 3 pmFriday

The “Workhouse of Nature”: Jefferson’s Virginia and the View from Montalto

Peter J. Hatch

Thomas Jefferson – as well as his enslaved and free workers, family, and neighbors – shaped the land. And...

David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center
1:30 - 3:30 pmFriday

Botanical Drawing Class

Tim O’Kane

Is there a budding artist hiding deep within your soul? Are you looking for a new way to relax...

Classroom 5/6
1:30 - 3 pmFriday

In Defense of Okra

Chris Smith

Chris Smith takes his love of okra very seriously. Just ask him about the T-shirt he wears proudly that...

Woodland Pavilion
1:30 - 3 pmFriday

Secrets to Successful Beekeeping: Celebrating 10-Years of the Monticello Russian Honeybee

Leslie Bouterie, Paul Legrand

Although apiaries throughout the state of Virginia have suffered significant losses — often averaging close to 40% for the...

Classroom 7
3:30 - 5 pmFriday

Fall into the Perfect Winter Garden

Ken Bezilla

Gardens don’t have to end when the frost arrives! SESE Seed Inventory Manager Ken Bezilla shares how to expand...

Classroom 7
3:30 - 5 pmFriday

Fundamentals of Floral Design

Lou Hatch

Addicted to Pinterest but just can’t make your arrangement look like the one in the photo? Frustrated that the...

Woodland Pavilion
10 am - 5 pmSaturday

Seed Swap & Photo Booth

HERITAGE HARVEST FESTIVAL SEED SWAP Like other similar events held around the country, our festival seed swap is a...

Tasting Tent
Included with Admission
10 am - 5 pmSaturday

Tasting Tent

If there’s one spot that absolutely everyone visits on festival day, the Tasting Tent is it. Sample heirloom produce...

Tasting Tent
Included with Admission
10:30 - 11:30 amSaturday

Winter Gardening: No Tech to High Tech

Pam Dawling, Ira Wallace

Learn tips on growing cold-hardy vegetables (and not just kale!) out in the open and with varying degrees of...

Harvest Tent
Included with Admission
10:30 - 11:30 amSaturday

How Does Food Justice Show Up in Your Community?

Karen Washington, Jovan Sage, Richard Morris

It is often said that food is the common denominator that brings people together. Yet we are finding that food...

Heritage Tent
Included with Admission
10:30 - 11:30 amSaturday

Festival Special Event – The Sporkful

Dan Pashman, Gayle Jessup White

The Sporkful isn’t for foodies – it’s for eaters. The number 1 food podcast in America is taping live...

Festival Tent
Included with Admission
10:30 - 11:30 amSaturday

Chef Demo – Jeremiah Langhorne

Jeremiah Langhorne

2018 James Beard Award Winner: Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic; Chef/Owner, The Dabney, Washington, D.C. Charred Eggplant Dip Barbecued cornmeal crackers,...

Chef Demo Tent
Included with Admission
11:45 am - 4:30 pmSaturday

Book Signings

A unique opportunity to meet some of your favorite authors and take home signed copies of their works. 11:45am...

Monticello Shop Tent (West Lawn)
Included with Admission
12 - 1 pmSaturday

HHF Keynote Presentation: Food Glorious Food!

Alice Waters, Corby Kummer

The Heritage Harvest Festival is delighted to welcome 2019 co-chairs — and longtime friends — Corby Kummer and Alice...

Festival Tent
Included with Admission
1:30 - 2:30 pmSaturday

Preserving Our Roots: Saving Seeds and Farm Heritage

John Coykendall

Back in the days when John Coykendall should have been paying attention in school, he was instead looking out...

Festival Tent
Included with Admission
1:30 - 2:30 pmSaturday

Think Different: Fresh Voices. New Perspectives.

Haile Thomas, Niya Bates

This year, we’re excited to introduce a new feature presentation at the festival. Think Different will recognize a carefully...

Harvest Tent
Included with Admission
1:30 - 2:30 pmSaturday

From James Hemings to James Beard: A Culinary Conversation

Michael Twitty, Jeremiah Langhorne, Kevin West

James Hemings (1765-1801) was a chef de cuisine, trained in Paris. Yet he was born into slavery and lived...

Heritage Tent
Included with Admission
1:30 - 2:30 pmSaturday

Chef Demo – Ian Redshaw

Ian Redshaw

2019 James Beard Award Semifinalist: Rising Star Chef; Chef/Co-owner, Lampo and Prime 109, Charlottesville, VA Monticello Farm Soil-Baked Potato...

Chef Demo Tent
Included with Admission
3 - 4 pmSaturday

Growing Outside the Box: Bountiful and Beautiful Foodscapes for All

Brie Arthur

Author and horticulturist Brie Arthur is on a mission to share practical advice about growing your favorite plants. Now...

Festival Tent
Included with Admission
3 - 4 pmSaturday

From Farm to Farm Table: What’s Growing On at Monticello

Keith Nevison, Wilson Richey, Alice Waters, Corby Kummer

Important things are happening at Jefferson’s Monticello. At Monticello’s Farm, dedicated growers are hard at work restoring farming to...

Heritage Tent
Included with Admission
3 - 4 pmSaturday

Diggin’ It: Fundamentals of Foraging

Jonathan Till, Joy Crump

All who wander are not lost! Jonathan Till, executive chef of the wildly popular Evening Star restaurant in Alexandria,...

Harvest Tent
Included with Admission
3 - 4 pmSaturday

Chef Demo – Evin Dogu

Evin Dogu

2019 James Beard Award Semifinalist: Best Bakery; Baker/ Co-owner, Sub Rosa Bakery, Richmond, VA Beef and Lamb Börek A...

Chef Demo Tent
Included with Admission