The annual Bushels and Barrels Local Food Wine and Beer Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in June.
The J.E.B. Stuart Art Show is the largest invitational judged show in the area and is on exhibition each year in September and October.
The College for Older Adults gives folks ages 50 and up an opportunity to take a variety of classes that encourage fitness, health, art and lifelong learning.
The Annual Book Sale and Silent Art Auction Fundraiser is held the first full week in June and helps to provide funds for programming needs.

Programs & Events

Weather Closings:  Please stay tuned to our Facebook page, WHEO 1270 radio, and e-mail blasts to determine if the Reynolds Homestead is closed due to inclement weather. In the summer we often have power outages due to those pesky summer thunderstorms, so be on the lookout.

Join us on WHEO 1270 AM at 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to find out more about what’s happening at the Homestead.

Upcoming Events

September 2017

1 – Friday – Demonstration at the Stuart Farmers’ Market. Come try out Lisa’s homemade apple butter with biscuits and pick up the recipe to try some yourself. Patrick County is full of great apples starting to come in. 8:00-12:00 noon

4 – Monday – Labor Day Holiday – Reynolds Homestead Closed.

6 – Wednesday – Volunteer Meeting – martinlm@vt.edu.  Join us for our monthly volunteer meeting to see how you can help the staff fulfill the mission of the Reynolds Homestead. RSVP to and we’ll have lunch for you. 1:00 p.m.

7 – Thursday – JEB Stuart Art Show Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony.  The show is another excellent one, featuring outstanding work of artists in Patrick and surrounding counties. Come out and support our local artists and see who won the awards. Refreshments served.  6:00 p.m.

9 – Saturday – La Nota House of Dance Presents:  Shall We Dance? Come out and enjoy lovely dances from around the world with the La Nota Dance Company. $10 admission. 6:00-8:00 p.m.

10 – Sunday – Music On the Lawn:  Johnny and Jeannette Williams. Johnny and Jeanette Williams are regional musicians and quite celebrated on the bluegrass circuit. The concert will be held on the lawn of the historic home. Bring a picnic and blanket or your favorite chair. Tickets will be sold at the door, $8 for adults, 15 and under are free…or to reserve tickets, call 276-694-7181.

This concert will be held inside the Continuing Education Center.

10 – Sunday – Homestead Hikers Annual Meeting.  See the Homestead Hikers’ Facebook page for more information. 2:00 p.m.

11 – Monday – Patrick Henry Photography Club.  Open to anyone interested in photography. Meets the first Monday of each month, except on holidays. 6:30 p.m.

18 – Monday – College for Older Adults Begins. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in one of the best programs for over 50s around. Classes range from fitness and health to art and leisure, plus trips and lectures.

18 – Monday – Homestead Decorative Painters Exchange.  Bring your usual painting supplies and a bag lunch. 9:30

21 – Thursday – Dinner and A Movie Night featuring “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.” Yes, our Homestead favorite is back and we look forward to hosting you for dinner and a great movie on the third Thursday of each month. This month’s feature is a highly-acclaimed film starring Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson. Dinner will celebrate the last day of summer with gazpacho, barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato salad, and fruit cobblers with ice cream. Reservations are required. $14 per person.

24 – Sunday – Stained Glass Workshop.  This short workshop is designed to give those new to stained glass a chance to learn the basics and see if you are interested in a more in-depth class. Instructor Aleen Wilson will lead the group in creating a 4-piece sun catcher, focusing on the skills of foiling and soldering.  $30 per person. Space is limited.  Class is held at the Creative Arts Center. 2:00-5:00 p.m.

26 & 28 – Tuesday and Thursday – The Art of Collage, Part 1.  Enjoy this journey with mixed media artist Ursula Allen as you explore collage as an art form. You’ll learn the secrets behind creating a
compelling composition and how to use diverse materials to create a powerful statement.

Learn more about visual balance, the importance of color, the relationship between sizes and shapes, and bringing the whole work together in a visually coherent and interesting way. The first day will explore these concepts as you choose your materials and begin drafting a layout. On the second day, you’ll work to assemble it into a unique and interesting work of art. Ursula will have materials on hand for you to use, but if you have any interesting papers, photos, or images you would like to use, please bring them.

$25 per person. Preregistration and payment required. Class is held at the Creative Arts Center. 9:00-1:00 p.m.

29 – Friday – Make & Take with Lora Mahaffey.  This month’s project is a Tombstone Triptych. At the Creative Arts Center.  $5, payable to Lora at class time.  Noon – 3:00 p.m.