The Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival is a way for the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation to raise awareness about Patrick Henry, Virginia’s first elected governor and America’s Patriot. The festival is held on the grounds of Patrick Henry’s last home and burial site, Red Hill. The festival allows us to educate the public about Patrick Henry and 18th century life.
Red Hill decided to craft a festival that would celebrate Patrick Henry’s life and the Virginia that he loved; so the Bluegrass, Barbecue and Brew Festival was born. The festival highlights Virginia craft beer and cider, traditional bluegrass music and delicious smoked barbecue.
The Bluegrass, Barbecue and Brew Festival at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill offers visitors a laid back day on the picturesque grounds of Henry’s last home and burial site. Guests enjoy the historic grounds with docents giving them wonderful bits of information inside of the buildings. They listen and dance to the timeless sounds of fiddles, guitars and banjos. Visitors decide on which mouth-watering barbecue they want to tantalize their taste buds with from local South Central Virginia vendors. They are also able to sample and purchase the finest beer and cider that Virginia craft brewers have to offer (along with our very own Red Hill wine collection).
Walk through historic site and grounds, visit the plantation buildings. Docents will be available to answer questions.
Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating to watch the Bluegrass performances.