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Donate now to create the 2020 Festival!

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You Belong Here

A lot of organizations are talking now about inclusion and diversity--as if you were ever excluded to begin with. Not us.

We know you belong here at the annual summer Festival. You've always belonged, ever since that first funnel cake, or face painting. Ever since your first concert, dancing on the grass. Ever since your grandma couldn't wait to walk you around the antiques market and show you the kitchen tools that her grandma used. You've been coming to it ever since you were little, and now it's time to bring your own kids.

Help us create a Festival where everyone belongs. Our 72nd annual Festival will be July 24-August 2, 2020, and we can't wait to see you and your family there!

Booking musicians and other performers, setting up tent rentals, and making sure we have the best food vendors are just a few of the things that we are already working on.

We can't do any of this without your support, and that's why we are reaching out to our audience now.

Any donations made between now and May 31, 2020 will accumulate towards your Patron benefits during next year's Festival. We are also offering special benefits to donors who choose a monthly gift rather than a one-time donation.

However you'd like to support your Festival, we appreciate your generosity and can't wait to share our plans for 2020!

Be sure to watch our Facebook page on Tuesday, December 3 (#GivingTuesday) for several special announcements throughout the day. We'll be giving away Festival swag, announcing some of our events, and opening ticket sales for a special event in March.

Special note about Sean Brock event: Your VIP ticket ($125 donation) includes the following

  • Seating in one of the first 2 rows of the Barter Theatre Gilliam Stage
  • Signed copy of SOUTH (pick up at the event or at the VHF office in Abingdon)
  • Photo with Sean

Monthly Donors are our Early Adopters with the new "Adopt an Artist" program!

For a monthly contribution starting at only $7.00 you can adopt your own Festival artist in the genre of your choice – art, music, dance, and more! In return, you will receive quarterly updates on your artist's work and monthly updates on the Festival as we prepare for another blockbuster season in 2019!

As an Early Adopter, you will receive:

  • Exclusive invitations to a "Meet Your Artist" mixer during the Festival
  • A quarterly newsletter recognizing you as an Early Adopter
  • Creative social media recognition, befitting the artist you've adopted
  • Recognition on the Adopt-an-Artist "Wall of Fame" on VHF's website
  • The satisfaction of knowing your generous contribution is directly supporting an artist and genre of your choice.
Ticket sales and booth fees only cover 2/3 of the costs of producing the Festival. With your help, we can ensure that the Festival continues to enrich our area for generations to come!