Special Events

There are lots of fun events our Park hosts throughout the year. Here are a few we have this year.

Friends of Chippokes Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 17th, 2022, 2pm to 4 pm. Rain or shine. The Hunt begins promptly at 2 pm! Meet at the Jones-Stewart Mansion Parking Lot. Children aged 10 and underare invited to participate in the hunt. Over 1,000 eggs are hidden in two sections, one for younger children, one for older. Bring your own basket! Along with the hunt, there will be light refreshments and activities for the family.

Cost is the $7 vehicle park entrance fee.

The Friends of Chippokes are sponsoring a Garden Tea on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 between 1 pm and 3 pm on the mansion grounds. Park visitors can enjoy savory and sweet treats, along with several types of tea, served on the side porch of the Jones-Stewart Mansion.

Come enjoy the spring blossoms at Chippokes gardens and take a guided tour of the Jones-Stewart Mansion. Be sure and visit the Friends of Chippokes Gift Shop for a unique selection of spring-themed items.

There is no fee other than the vehicle entrance fee.

Cost is the $7 vehicle park entrance fee.

Celebrate Earth Day! & Butterflies on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 between 1 pm and 1:45 pm. Join a Master Naturalist to learn what plants draw what type of butterflies. Plant your own milkweed plant to take home so you can attract Monarch butterflies in your own backyard.

There is no fee other than the vehicle entrance fee.

Cost is the $7 vehicle park entrance fee.

Clean the Bay Day! Beach Cleanup on Saturday, June 4, 2022 1 pm to 3 pm. Celebrate Clean the Bay Day! Join a park ranger for a beach cleanup. Meet at the Visitor Center for instructions and supplies.

Cost is the $7 vehicle park entrance fee.

Virginia State Parks History and Culture - Quarter Lane Tram Ride on Monday, June 18th, 2022 1 pm to 2 pm. Celebrate Virginia State Parks History and Culture day by taking a tram ride down the historical Quarter Lane. Join a ranger to learn about the history from the mid-1820s through the 1920s, and discover what the existing buildings tell us about the people who lived and worked on the farm. Farm owners, enslaved peoples, sharecroppers, and tenant farmers all occupied the many buildings between the River House and the Historic Jones-Stewart Mansion.

Cost is the $7 vehicle park entrance fee.

Chippokes Harvest Festival. Celebrate the harvest at one of the oldest continually-farmed plantations in the nation on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 10 am to 5 pm. Chippokes' Harvest Festival features music and family activities such an antique tractor pull, building a scarecrow, painting a pumpkin, creating a corn cob doll, playing corn hole, and going on a hay ride. Shop the craft and food vendors for a wide variety of selections. See antique harvest equipment in operation and watch costumed interpreters cook on the hearth in the 1850s Brick Kitchen. Tours of the antebellum Jones-Stewart Mansion and the Farm and Forestry Museum included. Rain or shine.

Cost is the $7 vehicle park entrance fee.

Holiday Open House - December 2022 (check back for date). Experience the festivities of the season in a special way with our annual Holiday Open House event. There will be mansion tours, hearth cooking, holiday craft workshops, and seasonal refreshments.

Admission is free with your $7 park entrance fee.




For a current list of Chippokes State Park Events, please visit the Virginia State Parks Web Site All Events Subject to Change. Please check with the Park Office: (757) 294-3728.