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Montpelier Hunt Races
9:30 AM09:30

Montpelier Hunt Races

Hosted by: James Madison Montpelier

In 1901, William duPont purchased the Montpelier estate, located four miles west of the Town of Orange, in Virginia’s Piedmont Region. It was the lifelong home of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States,and his wife Dolley. William and his wife Annie, made substantial changes to the house, enlarging it, renovating the formal garden, and adding many outbuildings and stables.  Mr. duPont’s daughter, Marion duPont Scott, an accomplished horsewoman, inherited the property from her parents and resided at Montpelier until her death in 1983, at which time the duPont family transferred the property to the National Trust For Historic Preservation.

Mrs. Scott with the help of  her brother, William duPont, Jr., transformed Montpelier into a first class Thoroughbred breeding and racing facility, building a state of the art steeplechase course and a flat training track.  In 1929, Marion inaugurated the Montpelier Races and opened them to the public.  As an owner, Mrs. Scott bred a series of winners from excellent Thoroughbred bloodlines. In 1932, her horse Trouble Maker won the Maryland Hunt Cup, regarded as America’s most challenging timber race, and in 1938, her horse Battleship, a son of Man o’ War, became the first American bred and owned horse to win the British Grand National Steeplechase. Other winners campaigned under her French blue, old rose and silver colors were Mongo, Accra and Annapolis, another son of Man o’ War.

Regarded by many as America’s First Lady of Racing, Marion duPont Scott generously supported the equine industry throughout her life. She donated funds to construct Virginia’s leading equine medical center in Leesburg, which is named in her honor. Her legacy continues with the running of the Montpelier Races, a premier event on the National Steeplechase Association’s circuit, which is always held on the first Saturday in November.

Call 540-672-0014 or email for further information.


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Orange Street Festival
9:00 AM09:00

Orange Street Festival

  • 122 East Main Street Orange, VA, 22960 United States (map)
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Hosted by: Orange County Chamber of Commerce

The 43rd Annual Orange Street Festival will be held along Main Street in historic downtown Orange, Virginia.

This eclectic festival is free and open to the public. Vendors will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm offering a wide range of items including local artwork, handmade crafts, jewelry, specialty food and drinks and children's activities.

You are invited to walk through the festival, grab a bite to eat and bring a chair to sit in Taylor Park for the music!

There are park benches near the fountain however, the benches fill up very quickly.

"Dancing Til Dusk" - Live Music in Taylor Park, details to be announced

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Social Meeting with the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce & the Fredericksburg Black Chamber of Commerce
7:00 PM19:00

Social Meeting with the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce & the Fredericksburg Black Chamber of Commerce

Hosted by: The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce

Social Event with the Greater Fredericksburg Black Chamber of Commerce

This will be a great event to meet people and make productive business relationships that could benefit the operations of your practice.  Don't miss out on an opportunity to connect with others of like mind!

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Community Day
11:00 AM11:00

Community Day

Hosted by: Emmanuel Baptist Church

Come join Black Roses Financial as we invite our community to break bread!  As servants to our God and following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ we want to spend time with our neighbors and open the lines of communication.  There will be food, moon bounce, cotton candy, pop corn, crochet, Yoo's martial arts, Fort Hunt sports, Bucknell Sports, Adult / Family Counselling, financial advise, local Police, and a guest speaker.  The Food is free and so are the activities!  Come on out!

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Montpelier Wine Festival
to May 6

Montpelier Wine Festival

Hosted by: The Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Our 28th Annual award-winning wine festival has a NEW name this year!!  For the last 27 years, wine lovers have come out to spend the day on the historic grounds of Montpelier to enjoy unique wines from all over Virginia. This year is an historic year for our wine festival, as it will be the last year it is held at Montpelier. We are excited to announce that our wine festival will now be called “Orange Uncorked Wine Festival”!!  While we will still have ALL of the things you love about our wine festival, we will have an exciting new venue in 2019, along with exciting new wineries and entertainment!! Join us for this year’s historic festival, and be part of the excitement of Orange Uncorked!!

Over 20 wineries, craft vendors, local artisans, food trucks, plus a great lineup of music to include Scuffletown, Billy and the Backbeats, Midlife Crisis and 2 Wishes!!  

Sample wines and ciders from Virginia wineries at the 28th Annual Award-Winning Orange Uncorked Wine Festival on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier, located along Route 20 just south of the Town of Orange.

The Orange Uncorked Wine Festival is a great place to bring the whole family.  Spend the day tasting wine and enjoying distinctive arts and crafts, enjoying live music, specialty food vendors, participate in the Most Marvelous Hat contest and challenge your friends to a corn hole game!  Children will enjoy the barrel train rides.  Mansion tours are available and begin at the Visitor's Center.   

Bring a blanket and a picnic - bring your love of Virginia wines and celebrate spring at the Orange Uncorked Wine Festival,

Please note, the festival takes place in a field on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier.  

No outside alcohol permitted. No pets permitted

Your $2 cash parking donation will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. 

We look forward to seeing you there, rain or shine as we celebrate our 28th Anniversary!

Advance Tickets! Only $20!!

Tasting Tickets at the Gate $25

Designated Driver Tickets at the Gate $5

Youth Ticket (age 13-20) at the Gate $5

Children age 12 and under receive free admission.  At the gate, we will accept cash and credit cards. No personal checks please.  Photo ID is required.

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