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4th Annual Pecan Festival Happening Soon at Richard Bland College

Richard Bland College of William & Mary invites all to attend the College’s 4th Annual Pecan Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 11am to 5pm. Bring your family and friends to the Grove on RBC’s beautiful campus to celebrate the pecan with a day of entertainment, fine food, drink and over 150 merchants. Steam Bell Beer Works will premier its latest special brew, Orange Peel Pale Ale, along with other specialty beers and wines.

Festival-goers will be able to take part in craft activities, face painting, games, bounce houses, and the Prince George Animal Control Department will be offering on-site adoptions.

Merchants will be on-site with products ranging from homemade pecan foods, fine soaps, jewelry, baked goods, specialty foods and clothing. Food offerings range from Hawaiian shaved ice to barbeque, crab cakes and other traditional food favorites. This is a great opportunity for festival goers to start their holiday shopping early.

Main stage bands include Groove Potion from 11:00am to 1:00pm, and Sweet Justice from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

There is no charge for admission or parking. For a full list of merchants and musical performances, visit

“The Pecan Festival proudly supports RBC students and the community, while helping to grow tourism in Virginia,” said Jamie Camp, Festival Director.

Richard Bland College is home to the oldest & largest pecan groves in Virginia. There are nearly 1,000 pecan trees on the grounds. Each year the pecans are harvested and proceeds used to advance student success and maintain the groves.



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