Join us for Carriage Day, a free community and family event featuring carriages of all shapes, sizes, and eras.
Carriage Day will host historic and refurbished carriages from the Piedmont Driving Club(PDC) and Colonial Williamsburg displayed across the grounds of the NSLM from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
All Day: enjoy a full day of carriage fun! Including carriages on the grounds,
10:00 a.m. Gates open
11:00 a.m. Gallery Tour #1
1:00 p.m. Gallery Tour #2
2:00 p.m. Lecture from Paul Bennett, Director of Coach and Livestock at Colonial Williamsburg
5:00 p.m. Gates close
Looking for a sneak peek? On July 22, members of the NSLM and PDC are invited to stroll the grounds while enjoying fare from Fields of Athenry Farm.
Fields of Athenry Farm is providing a carriage drive themed spread of delicious treats, and a special lantern-lit drive by will visit the front circle. The reception runs 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
RSVP to 540-687-6542 ext. 26.
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EVENT PARTNERS: Piedmont Driving Club, Colonial Williamsburg, Middleburg Agricultural Research & Extension (M.A.R.E.) Center, and Middleburg Long & Foster Realtors
About the Piedmont Driving Club: Founded in 1972, the Piedmont Driving Club is believed to be the oldest continuously active carriage driving club in Virginia. The Club is affiliated with the Carriage Association of America (CAA) and typically organizes and attends 40-50 drives per year. Most of these are “picnic drives,” occurring on the many beautiful roads and private estates in Northern Virginia. The Club also traverses to “offsite” venues such as Fair Hill, Maryland; the Green River Trail in West Virginia; and Acadia National Park in Maine. For more information about the Piedmont Driving Club, visit PiedmontDrivingClubVA.com
About Paul Bennett: From delivering two metric tons of beer with Shire horses for Newcastle Breweries, to driving Mrs. Barbara Stockton’s magnificent hackney horses to an 1860 Marsden Park drag out of Windsor Castle, Paul Bennett has done it all. Bennett, now Director of Coach and Livestock at Colonial Williamsburg, has driven traditional carriages through some of the most amazing cities across Europe, London, Berlin, Vienna, Sienna, Como, to name but a few. He also drove a 19th century hansom cab in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie.
For more information contact Anne Marie Barnes, Educational Programs Manager & Fellowship Advisor, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x25.
Pictured Above: The Wythe Chariot was purchased in 1940 and was originally known as the Lafayette Coach. It was constructed circa 1825-1850 and later refurbished as an 18th century chariot. Photo courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 10:00 - 5:00 pm
102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg, VA