Whispering Pines strives to give you the best equestrian experience possible.
Owner and horsewoman Tara began her equestrian career at the young age of 3 years old on an old pony named Pete and went on to competitively show (and win several championships) in the Jumper and Hunter show rings in addition to competing in several regional, state and national FFA competitions.
Tara and her team of diverse and beautiful 4-legged friends look forward to providing an unforgettable experience!
*Pony rides will be an additional charge and require waiver*
Enjoy a day in the countryside with the family visiting your favorite farm animals, exploring large pieces of farm equipment, and interacting with the farmers from SouthLand Dairy in the Dairy Parlor, where they will give daily demonstrations on how to milk a cow and share the importance of milk and dairy in your daily diet.
Barn Animals– alpacas, goats, hatching chicks incubator, sow & litter of pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, cow and her calf, poultry display and sliding ducks (among other barnyard favorites) will be housed in a covered tent for festival goers to enjoy.
Take the Agriculture Challenge with Virginia State University! This interactive display for all ages offers 72 opportunities to test your knowledge of food, nutrition, agriculture and natural resources. Then visit Virginia’s first Mobile Agricultural Education Trailer, a dynamic, interactive teaching tool for promoting the importance of agriculture and natural resources in the Commonwealth.
Jonathan and his 24 Hour Emergency Juggling and Magic Service is an essential crowd-drawing and crowd-pleasing element for any festival, event or private party for any age or occasion; and his environmental shows for schools and motivational performances are unique. Jonathan will also make your meeting or corporate event something completely different and sure to leave employees and attendees with a smile on their face and a boost in morale that, as good as he is, not even Jonathan can make disappear.
Friday 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm
Saturday 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
You could say “Gone Country” was formed in December of 2022, and technically, you’d be right. However, if you want to learn the true origin story of this Richmond, VA based, “Neotraditional Country” band, you’ll have to go back in time to the early-2000’s.
Now, you may not be aware of this, but that’s when the Mainstream tried to kill Country Music. You see, they thought no one would notice if they started replacing steel guitars and fiddles with snap beats and auto tuned vocals... But they were wrong. It just so happened that two boys from Virginia took notice, and vowed they would fight against mainstream Nashville to honor their hero’s who were kicked out of Country Music.
They didn’t know it at the time, but nearly two decades later, their paths would cross. Who were they, you ask? None other than the founders of “Gone Country”, Trace Nixon and John Holden. So, call it fate... call it destiny, if you will - But make no mistake, this has been a “band in the making” for nearly 20 years. And now, they’re goin’ to kick out the footlights.
The Demolition Derby will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 6:00pm. Please make sure that you purchase the ticket that lists that includes entry into the Virginia Farm Festival and the Demolition Derby. Tickets are $11.50 in advance and $16 at the gate.
Saturday, May 6th at 6:00pm
The Demolition Derby will have flat space for wheelchair accessible seating. Patrons are encouraged to contact us directly to secure seating at email@example.com.
The Virginia Farm Festival is hosting it's first Cornhole Tournament on May 5th from 6pm-10pm in the Farm Bureau Center. If you are interested in participating please click the link below! *You must purchase an entry ticket for admission.
**Cash prize for winners!
Check out our bounce houses that are located inside the Farm Bureau Center!
*Included in admission.
Join us for some friendly competition as you compete with your child in some Ag Olympics. A different contest will be held every hour on the hour from 12-5pm on Saturday, May 6th hosted by the Fatherhood Foundation.
Take a ride around the track on an old-fashioned pedal tractor. Little ones can feel like they are out in the fields as they race around on a mini-version of their favorite tractor. Presented by Hoober!