Inn and Area Event Calendar
**VIP Taste of Freedom Wine Festival Pass**
For Holladay House Bed and Breakfast guests only! September 20th is Constitution Day at Montpelier. The festivities includes the Taste of Freedom Wine Festival. We have arranged a special VIP Pass for our guests, which includes:
- Exclusive and FREE VIP Parking to the festival
- Discounted admission to the Taste of Freedom Wine Festival
- FREE admission to the self-guided Montpelier mansion tour
Price per person: only $12! Ask your innkeeper to set up this VIP Pass for you.
Complimentary Wine Tasting Passes
The Holladay House has arranged for complimentary winery tasting passes for our guests. The following wineries are included:
Barboursville, Early Mountain Vineyards (complimentary local meat and cheese plate with flight purchase), Horton Vineyards, Chateau MerrillAnne (1/2 off tasting), Prince Michel, DuCard, Gray Ghost, Old House, Pearmund Cellars, Winery at La Grange, and Barrel Oak.
Ghost Tours at the Civil War Exchange Hotel
Visit one of the History Channel's “TOP 100 Most Haunted Places in the Country”. Tour the Civil War Exchange Museum after dark to find out if you are sensitive to your surroundings and if your skepticism can be maintained after a night visit. Take a candlelight tour of the museum, relive the history, hear some of the stories of its dark past, including its proposed paranormal activity. For reservations call 540-656-8848.
Historic Downtown Orange Tours
Enjoy a complimentary tour of the Historic Downtown Commercial District. Develop your sense of place - this area is steeped in history from all eras! To take a tour, just ask the innkeepers - they will set up the appointment for you with a certified tour guide.
James Madison Museum Discount Tickets
The James Madison Museum hosts a large collection of James and Dolley Madison memorabilia, along with other Presidents' memorabilia and Virginia Constitutional documents. Staying at the Holladay House entitles you to a special admission price of $4 for one/$8 for two and a complimentary copy of Patriots of the Upcountry Orange County, Virginia in the Revolution by William H.B. Thomas. Ask the innkeepers for the special admission coupon!
Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series
From 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, directly in front of Depot on Commerce Street in downtown Culpeper, a 2012 Great American Main Street winner, for great music and an enjoyable evening for the entire family! Bring friends, family & a lawn chair! Please remember no pets and no coolers, but picnic baskets are welcome!
Orange Street Festival
Right outside the doors of the inn, experience a popular event for visitors and residents. Food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and information kiosks line Main Street and Short Street for 8 hours of entertainment, live music and beverage garden. From 10am - 6pm. Stay after 6pm for Dancing till Dusk, where the food and beverage vendors will stay behind as folks dance to more live music in Taylor Park.
Sep 12 - 14
Steam and Gas Pasture Party
The Pasture Party displays exhibits of steam boilers and engines, gas engines, tractors, antique and classic cars, demonstrations of threshing and baling and any other displays or demonstrations that are in keeping with the theme of the event. The Pasture Party is open to the general public. $7 for the day!
Bull Riding Rodeo
Oakland Heights Farm is host to BLM Bull Riding events the second Saturday of the month May thru September. Offering a family-friendly atmosphere, including live music, mutton busting and ladies barrel racing. Make an evening of it with live music and food concessions benefiting the Gordonsville Fire Dept. Go early and pick a great seat to watch the excitement. Gates Open - 5:30pm; Live Music - 6pm; Bull Riding - 7:15pm; Admission $15.00. For more information visit the Oakland Heights Farm website.
Sep 14 - Nov 2
Liberty Mills Corn Maze Open
Relive your childhood! Liberty Mills operates the largest corn maze in Virginia! The maze is divided into separate trails so you can pick your challenge. 2014 maze theme is yet to be revealed!
Annual Liberty Ride, Constitution Day and Taste of Freedom Wine Festival
The Liberty Ride is a horseback trail ride as part of Montpelier's Constitution Day Celebrations. The Ride is named after James Madison's beloved horse, Liberty. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Constitution with a visit to Montpelier, the lifelong home of James Madison: Father of the Constitution, architect of the Bill of Rights, and president of the United States. Enjoy mansion tours, visits with "James" and "Dolley," special games for kids, a wine festival, and an evening of fireworks and music on the mansion lawn. For more information, visit the Montpelier website.
Sep 26 - 27
Pickers Paradise Annual Sale
The ultimate sale for those who love upcycled treasures and handmade furniture! Highly recommended for ideas on how to reuse Grandma's old furniture and Grandpa's old collections! More information may be found on Shabby Love's website.
Oct 4 - 5
27th Annual Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trails
Love wool? Join us for the Fall Fiber Festival, held opposite the main entrance of Montpelier and the Montpelier Train Depot on VA-Route 20. This family-fun event showcases fiber animals, sheep shearing demos, hands-on crafts demos and workshops for children and adults, sheep dog trials, craft vendors, food, and music. For more information, please visit their website.
Downtown Trick or Treating
Every year the businesses throw open their doors and rip open bags of candy for the area youngsters. 2000 kids trick or treat their way up and down Main Street. Our inn participates and would love to have you help hand out candy - or simply watch some of the creative costumes stroll by. A sight to been seen!
Montpelier Hunt Races
A fantastic day at the races complete with terrier races and 8 horse races. Dress casually or "to the nines" - you'll always fit in. Join the excitement for the day! Ask your innkeeper to purchase discount tickets for you in advance. Located 3 miles from the inn.
Annual Holladay House Thanksgiving Feast
Visit our Holiday and Season Packages page for more information.
Annual Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting
Get into the Holiday Spirit with small town holiday celebrations! Holiday parades, Santa, Christmas tree lighting and store specials!