King George Fall Festivals

Dec 30, 2022 | Uncategorized

The fall of 2022 has been remarkably busy in King George with festivals. Starting with the Jazz in the Country Festival located at Mount Bethel Retreat in August. The music was outstanding, featuring local and regional jazz bands. Food vendors and crafters had a wonderful variety of offerings.
The Spirits Festival at Belle Grove Plantation was in September; a beautiful day with dozens of crafters and vendors. The Spirits Festival had plenty of “spirits”, good music, tasty food, a visit from Captain Jack Sparrow, and the King himself, Elvis. Belle Grove was also the venue for the Rappahannock Powwow the following month, a truly informational and inspiring event.
The Northern Neck Conservancy had their “Boots & Barbeque” in King George for the very first time. They provided education on the preservation of rural areas. There  were seventeen vendors, and fried oysters. It was a particularly good day!
The King George Fall Festival was excellent this year, our community has celebrated this festival for 63 years. This year “Peace and Liberty for All” was the theme and Mary’s Cakery won two first-place prizes, best commercial float and best in theme, a rarity for anyone to win both. There were twice the runners for the 5K and 1 mile as last year. Great vendors inside and out, and some vendors reported selling out. The KGHS band has its own fan base, according to Dee Strauss, Fall Festival Planning Committee member.
St. Paul’s had their first Oktoberfest event this year. Beer, brats, and oompah band! They are delighted with the turnout and community support and are looking forward to next year.
Then came the Caledon Art & Wine Festival in November. They set a record for attendance on Saturday; new this year were Haley’s Honey Meadery and the Gateway Beekeepers. This year’s glass is a pollinator, a bee, the first in a series.
King George has offered a little bit of everything this year. Looking forward to all the wonderful opportunities next year will bring.