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 Saturday, March 30th, 2024, 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 under are invited to participate in the hunt. Over 2,000 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 27th, 2024 between 1 pm and 3 pm on the mansion grounds - In the event of rain, the Tea will be moved to the Conference Shelter. 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.

Prelude to Yorktown - Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd, 2024Chippokes will host the 7th Virginia Regiment who will be re-creating a small skirmish of the Revolutionary War. Guests will be able to wander through living history camps, tour the Jones-Stewart Mansion, and view hearth cooking demonstrations in the Brick Kitchen. Food vendors will be present on park grounds. Nearer the event date, check the VA State Parks events database for details: https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/events

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 19th, 2024, from 10 am to 5 pm. Chippokes' Harvest Festival features music and family activities such an antique tractor pull, 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.

If you or someone you know is interested in being a craft vendor, contact the park office at 757-294-3625 or email kathryn.lane@dcr.virginia.gov.

Cost is the $7 vehicle park entrance fee.

Holiday Celebration - Saturday, November 30th, 2024 (time to be announced later). Experience the festivities of the season in a special way with our annual Holiday Open House event. There will be mansion tours, hearth cooking, seasonal refreshments, holiday crafts and wreath making. The Wreath Workshop will be at the Conference Shelter.

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.