Richard Bland College hosts first Pecan Festival

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PRINCE GEORGE, Va. --  With nearly 1,000 pecan trees situated on its 825 beautiful acres, Richard Bland College of William & Mary is home to the oldest and largest pecan groves in Virginia. To celebrate the pecan’s rich history on campus, one that dates back more than 100 years, the College will host the first annual Pecan Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the Pecan Festival is free, and the event will take place rain or shine.

The Pecan festival will feature live bands, a pecan pageant, a kids’ zone with petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin carving and painting,  a pecan pie bake-off contest and food. Saucy’s BBQ will unveil their new food truck.

Beer, wine and cider will be available and Petersburg’s Trapezium Brewery will be unveiling its special Pecan Brew, developed especially for Richard Bland College using pecans from the groves.

The Pecan Festival entertainment schedule includes:

10:10 am – 11:15 am:   First Class Jazz of the 392nd Army Band
11:15 am – 11:45 am:   RBC Music Ensemble
11:45 am – 12:15 pm:   Tiny Miss Pageant
12:15 pm – 12:25 pm: Little Miss Pageant
12:45pm  – 2:45pm:      Smoke and Wine Band (Americana)
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm:        Pecan Pie Bake Off Contest winner presentation

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