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2017 Rassawek Spring Jubilee
Saturday, June 3, 10AM - 6PM
Sunday, June 4, 11AM - 5PM (NOTE THE DIFFERENT TIMES FOR SUNDAY)
Please wear comfortable shoes. Bring the entire family but please leave the well-behaved dog at home. This is an open, rustic environment with limited cover so please come prepared for all weather (sunscreen, umbrella, bug spray, etc.) No dogs, coolers, outside food or alcohol.
Celebrate Wine! 11 wineries onsite for tasting or purchase a bottle to enjoy with friends. Valet wine check will also be available for those special purchases.
Celebrate Art! Over 25 Artisans including plein air painters, pottery, handmade instruments, basket-making, wood turners, glass blowing and black smithing demonstrations.
Celebrate Our Heritage! Walk back in time and experience Battaeu Boats, Steamboats, Spinning, Hearth Cooking, small engine displays and so much more!
Celebrate Kids! Kids of all ages can enjoy animals, fishing, tree house, storytelling and steam engine rides.
Celebrate Food! Anything from homemade ice cream, crepes to burgers, wood fired pizza, bbq and fresh cheeses.
Celebrate Music! Two stages, two days of entertainment.
Celebrate Community ! Through collaboration with the community of Goochland, we've come together to assist in our passion to keep trade skills alive by onsite build demonstrations, educate the public on local programs and contribute to our active duty and veterans who we feel deserve our support.
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When & Where
Rassawek is a property steeped in local lore where old buildings and materials from the region–otherwise slated for demolition– are salvaged from the wrecking ball and are relocated, repurposed and rebuilt.
In 2000, the land- a “blank slate” and stunning in its natural beauty- was acquired by a family passionate about preserving the past and motivated to create a retreat unlike any other. They named the property “Rassawek,” in honor of the namesake village of the Monacan Indians, believed to be a series of camps that stretched out along the James River from the main hub at Point of Fork where the Rivanna and James Rivers converged nearby, and set to work planting a vineyard and reclaiming structures for the enjoyment of future generations.
The vineyard was planted in contour rows following the lay of the land. Ponds and roads were added to the property. It’s hard to say what came first- the serendipitous acquisition of materials or a master plan.
The property bears the signatures of the craftsmen, who contributed their skills to various projects, in the details. An arched stone bridge, crafted by a master mason, flanked by redbuds and dogwoods, invites visitors to follow the road which winds through rows of grapevines.