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Spring in the Grove

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On Saturday, April 12, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., we invite you to the first annual Spring in the Grove at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. This community event celebrating the greening of the campus’s historic and highly picturesque pecan grove—Virginia’s largest. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free.


Grab your camera, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, pack a picnic lunch, or plan to purchase a delicious treat from one of our participating vendors. Come and enjoy all the fabulous festivities!


Special activities and times are listed below. We look forward to seeing you on April 12 at RBC’s Spring in the Grove.


In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside Statesman Hall.


Timeline of Activities

11:00 a.m. National Anthem performed by the 392nd Army Band – Battlefield Brass Band from Fort Lee, Virginia

11:15 a.m. Welcome the Easter Bunny and the Statesman Eagle

11:20 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy games, walk the Grove, or have your family photo with the Easter Bunny and Statesman Eagle

12:30 p.m. Egg Hunt (bring your own basket!)



Face painting

Photos with the Easter Bunny and Statesmen Eagle

Egg hunt

Music by the Battlefield Brass Band from Fort Lee, Virginia

Corn hole games

Water balloon toss

Egg games

Fire Truck from Prince George County



11301 Johnson Road

Petersburg, VA 23805

Please plan to park in the parking lot between the pecan groves located in front of Maze Hall.


For questions, please email




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