Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts Kick Off Party

The 2019 Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts Kick Off Party is Saturday, February 9 at 6 p.m. This cocktail party is your first chance to purchase tickets to exclusive events that will be held throughout 2019.  Some of these events will sell out that night, so don't miss this opportunity! The evening includes valet parking, full bar, delectable h'ors oeuvres, and a silent auction. Kick Off Party Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Advanced ticket sales have concluded but they may be purchased at the door by cash, check, or credit card.

After the Kick Off Party, all remaining tickets to the Hite of Excellence Series of Sumptuous Feasts events will go on sale online.

2019 Calendar of Sumptuous Feasts & Events

March 7  Figaro at the Winchester Little Theatre  Join us for an hilarious adaptation of Beaumarchais’ comic Masterpiece “Figaro.” The evening will include a reception before the play and dessert at intermission. Tickets for this event have already been released and may be purchased here.

April 27  Spring Harvest Feast at Leith Hall  Gracious hosts Richard and Lyne Leith invite you to Leith Hall near Strasburg to celebrate the arrival of spring with a delicious seasonal menu.   

May 19  Parlor Concert Featuring Violinist Lois Sabo-Skelton  Enjoy a glass of bubbly, light refreshments, and an intimate Parlor concert featuring pieces from Hite family music manuscripts.

June 22  18th Century Fashions Tea  Our talented friends from Sycamore Spring Clothier are so much fun, we invited them to tea again! After tea, they will present a fashion show about Hite era clothing.

July 13  Bluegrass in the Barn with Five of A Kind  Come out for a good ole’ fashioned barn dance in the new event space of the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center.

July 27  International Wine Tasting Dinner at Woodstock Café  Don’t miss one of Woodstock Café’s renowned dinners hosted especially for Belle Grove’s guests. A multi-course meal will be paired with the Café’s favorite wine selections.

September 7  Celebration of Local Food & Drink at Shaffers BBQ  On their pavilion overlooking the spectacular view of Cedar Creek Battlefield, Shaffer’s BBQ will host an authentic dinner featuring local produce and libations.

September 29  James and Dolley Madison Wedding Anniversary Party  On September 15, 1794, the Hites’ famous in-laws, James and Dolley Madison, married and traveled to Belle Grove as one of the stops on their honeymoon. They will return again to celebrate their 225th anniversary with the select few who have tickets to this dinner.

October 26  Belle Grove Rocks  Dance the night away with classic rock band “Movin’ On.” Beer and wine will be provided and Shaffer’s BBQ Palace food truck will be on hand if you wish to purchase dinner.

November 11  Musical Comedy at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema  It will be an evening of pure fun with a classic film, food, and drink at the Alamo.

November 23  Beaujolais and Bouillabaisse Dinner  Toast the release of the new Beaujolais Nouveau and savor Suzanne Conrad’s tres magnifique bouillabaisse.

December 7  Festive Christmas Tea at Belle Grove Plantation  A favorite holiday tradition—afternoon tea in the Manor House all decorated for Christmas. 

December 15  Cocktails at Christmas  End a year of great events at this spirited party featuring elegant hor d’oeuvres, a signature cocktail, and holiday music.