Preservation Virginia cares about your health and safety. We are doing all we can to ensure that Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown’s 300th Anniversary and Fall Festival happens safely by implementing health and safety protocols designed to create a low-risk environment for our audience and participants. We will continue to adhere to the recommendations from CDC and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) regarding large gatherings at outdoor events, and we are continuously reviewing our plans and monitoring guidance from public health and government officials. We are closely monitoring the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and will communicate more specific public guidelines for visitors in advance of the festival.

Please join us if you are comfortable doing so, but please stay home if you’re not feeling well or are showing COVID symptoms the day of the event. We ask everyone to be a “good neighbor” and show kindness to one another by following our health and safety guidelines so we can all enjoy a fun and safe Fall Festival:

  • Before you arrive, monitor your health. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, you should stay home and seek medical support and follow guidance from medical providers. 
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please be a good neighbor. Get tested and stay home until you know you are not contagious.
  • Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive at the festival with full COVID-19 vaccination status. If unvaccinated, we strongly encourage getting a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of attending the festival to ensure your personal health and the safety of your fellow festival-goers. 
  • Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks and maintain 6′ distancing protocols while attending the festival. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at key locations around Scotchtown (beverage sales booth, information tables, and at portable restrooms).
  • Staff, vendors and volunteers are required to wear masks. 
  • If you feel unwell: upon the first sign of COVID symptoms, audience members and participants are asked to immediately leave Scotchtown, self-isolate and follow the guidance of their medical providers.

We are committed to holding a safe and memorable event for everyone and will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation and health guidelines. Thank you for helping create a safe environment at Scotchtown, and we look forward to seeing you October 2nd!