On Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Prince William Forest Park Heritage Festival will celebrate the park's history as colonial-era farmland, a Civilian Conservation Corps work camp, and a World War II era spy training camp. The festival will take place in historic Cabin Camp 4, which is one of 5 historic cabin camps in the park. These historic camps led to the park being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. There will be a food vendor on site with refreshments for sale, live music for all to enjoy and fun for all ages.
Planning continues for this special event. Please continue to check this page as we get more activities and demonstrations for everyone to enjoy.
Mess Hall Main Stage:
Early Grove String Band - A crowd favorite for 2015 will be returning to pick some more songs. With their rustic Appalachian fiddle tunes and Bluegrass songs, these dynamic entertainers provide just the festive atmosphere you're looking for. Early Grove String Band
Grassland Bluegrass Band - Performing for the first time at Heritage Festival. Grassland has something for everyone while keeping to the bluegrass traditions of Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, and Bill Monroe. Grassland Bluegrass Band
Main Stage Times: coming soon!
Civilian Conservation Corps Crafts:
World War Two Memories:
Children's Crafts & Games:
More Adventures to explore:
Local museums will be talking about their connection to the community.
More to come!!
The Company Store:
Entering the park for any other use requires an entrance fee of $7.00 or a valid Annual Pass. Active Duty Military can pick up their FREE annual entrance pass to all National Parks.
Food: There will be a food vendor available for the day.
Directions: Event will be hosted at historic cabin camp 4 located on Pleasant Rd. and VA-234 in Dumfries, VA. Exit 152 on I-95 travel west on VA-234 for 2 miles. Make a left onto Pleasant Rd. follow the signs for parking. Parking will be in the ball field at cabin camp 1 and you will take a quick shuttle bus to the event site. Handicapped visitors may drive directily to the event site to be dropped off.
Where is parking? Parking will be near the event. A short hay ride will get you from parking to the event.
Handicap parking? Parking will be near cabin camp 4 theater.
Can I walk? Once you have parked your car, you can hike a short, .5 mile gravel road to the event site. There will be park rangers and maps on hand to provide directions.
Can I bring my dog? Leashed pets are certainly welcome and must remain under control at all times.
Can I bring my own picnic lunch? There will be picnic tables at the event site so you are more than welcome to bring your own lunch.
Mary Kerr, Quilts
Jay Cole, Sound for Bands
Rent a Historic Cabin:
There are only 12 cabins available, and will be assigned first come first served. Each cabin will sleep up to 12 people on beds (single bed with a matress). Rental cost is $40.00 per cabin per night. To reserve a cabin please contact our cabin camp office at 703-221-5847 or email.
Last updated: May 18, 2017