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 and Door Prizes – Merchandise contributed by local merchants will be raffled and door prizes will be presented.