Virginia Festival of the Wheel is a 501(c)(3) Registered Virginia Charity

We will be presenting some of the finest automobiles in the Commonwealth and beyond to raise funds to support the UVA Cancer Center Patient Care Fund. We are blessed to have one of the top 3% of Cancer Centers in the nation which treats thousands of patients each year.  Our donations assist the UVA Cancer Center in helping those cancer patients and their families who are facing financial hardship as well as coping with the emotional and physical trauma of fighting this disease. LEARN MORE


We are very excited to present our 2021 Virginia Festival of the Wheel, slated for Labor Day Weekend, September 3, 4, and 5, 2021 at Boar's Head Resort in scenic and historic Charlottesville, Virginia. All proceeds benefit the UVA Cancer Center Patient Care Fund. The theme for this year's event is "Ford v Ferrari", but all marques are welcome.

After taking a COVID-19 break in 2020, we expect our 2021 VA Festival of the Wheel to be better than ever. Our 2021 event will be held in accordance with all health and safety guidelines and protocols issued by the Governor of Virginia, CDC, and Virginia Department of Health.

3 Days featuring our Virginia Festival of the Wheel Concours and our Jefferson Road Tour!

We hope you're as excited as we are about this year's event! Cheers!

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Festival of the Wheel

The Virginia Festival of the Wheel is a three-day automotive event held over Labor Day Weekend at the exquisite Boar's Head Resort to benefit the UVA Cancer Center Patient Care Fund. It begins on Friday with an evening cocktail reception.  This year's theme will be "Ford v Ferrari", but all other marques are welcome. Saturday events start in the morning with "Cars and Coffee", followed by the Jefferson Trail Tour, a spectacular dinner and concluding with a showing of the critically acclaimed "Ford V Ferrari" movie.  

The Concours is held on the field that is located in front of Boar's Head Resort on Sunday, followed by a band and a large fireworks display later that evening.

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3 days of special events with something for everyone (Field Map)

special guest

Dennis Gage joins us as our special guest this year

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Display of fine cars and special awards
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Dennis Gage

We are very pleased that Dennis Gage, host of My Classic Car, will be the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Wheel Guest of Honor.

Dennis will be attending all of the Virginia Festival of the Wheel Events and will be our guest speaker at the Evening at Boar's Head dinner on Saturday night.  Don’t miss this chance to meet and greet one of the great “Car Guys” of our time.

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Our Events

The Virginia Festival of the Wheel consists of three days of activities and special events.
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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CARS & CONVERSATION ($25 per person)

A casual social gathering held in Boar's Head Resort Pavilion Board Room.

Early arrival out of town participants, local participants, advisory board members, class hosts, and the event sponsor will gather for lively conversation that almost certainly will involve cars.  Pre-registration is required and a cash bar and light refreshments will be provided.

8:00 AM - 10:00 am

CARS & COFFEE ($25 per car)

A cruise-in type car show for local owners held at Boar's Head Office Parking Lot.

Cars must be pre-registered and submit a $25 donation which will include spectator admission to the Concours on Sunday as well as promotional items from the event sponsor. A registration site will be available closer to the date. Cars should arrive by 8:00 a.m. and coffee and doughnuts will be served. This is an event for cars NOT entered in the Concours on Sunday. Spectator admission is FREE for this event and is open to the public.

12 Noon - 3:00 pM

JEFFERSON TRAIL ROAD TOUR ($35 for Car and Driver)

A scenic  drive through the beautiful countryside outside of Charlottesville ending at the Pollak Winery for a casual lunch.

A police escort will accompany the tour of participants through beautiful Albemarle County. All participants must pre-register and box lunches and water are included. Wine will be available for purchase. Participants will line up as directed by event personnel beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday. This event is limited to participants entered in the Concours.

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


A dinner at Boar's Head Resort for all Participants, Sponsors, Advisory Board members, Judges, and invited guests.

This event will feature a talk by Dennis Gage and a brief talk by a member of the UVA Cancer Center Advisory Board. The dinner will conclude with an auction of automotive and leisure items.  Pre-registration is required and seating will be limited. A cash bar will be available.

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


An outdoor presentation of “Ford v. Ferrari” on the lawn of Boar's Head Resort.

The lawn is a short walk from Boar's Head Resort ballroom.  This will be a great way to end the day and no fee or pre-registration is required. Popcorn will be served. This event is open to the public at no charge. Please NO PETS, but service dogs are allowed.

10:00 AM - 3:00 pm


A display of some of the finest vehicles in the Commonwealth and beyond, on the field in front of  Boar's Head Resort

Pre-registration is required and all participants will receive written instructions beforehand. Participant staging will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. under the supervision of event management and class hosts. The Concours will be open to the public at 10:00 a.m. Judging will begin at 11:00am, and participants are asked to remain by their car until it has been judged. Boar's Head Smokehouse will again be with us serving Virginia barbecue and brisket and Virginia Festival of the Wheel apparel will be on sale. Winning class Participants will be notified by class hosts and will be recognized at the event’s conclusion on stage. Dennis Gage will give a brief talk.

The Concours will conclude with the presentation of the prestigious Virginia National Bank “Best in Show” trophy to the winning car owner.

Public spectator tickets are available at our TICKET SALES site. Please NO PETS, but service dogs are allowed.

10:00 AM - 3:00 pm


A VIP lounge open to concours entrants and their guests, sponsors, VIP ticket holders, volunteers, and staff

The Chase Investment Counsel Hospitality lounge will provide light snacks, soft drinks, and water at no charge to those listed above during the concours. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. It will be located in the building across the street from the main building of the resort and may be accessed using your event name tag or VIP ticket.

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An ending celebration of a fantastic weekend.

Boar's Head Resort will host a band and put on a fabulous fireworks display for all guests beginning at dusk on Sunday, Sept 6. This will be a great way to end a great weekend!  This is a free event, open to the public, and registration is not required. Please NO PETS, but service dogs are allowed.

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We are pleased to offer seven exciting events at Boar's Head Resort over Labor Day Weekend. This year's theme will be "Ford v Ferrari", but all other marques are welcomed. On Friday evening there will be a cocktail reception for entrants and guests.  Saturday morning will feature an informal "Cars and Coffee" event open to local automotive enthusiasts. The Jefferson Trail Tour for Concours Entrants and guests will be a road tour in beautiful Albemarle County including a bag lunch at Pollak Vineyards. Saturday will end with a spectacular meal at Boar's Head Resort, followed by a showing of the "Ford v Ferrari" movie. The weekend concludes with the Concours on Sunday on the field in front of the Resort and a band with a big fireworks display Sunday evening.

Cars & conversation

A cocktail reception for entrants and guests


Informal show of cars for local participants


A tour through Albemarle County with lunch at Pollak Vineyards


A spectacular meal


Dennis Gage is our Guest of Honor this year


A display of some of the finest vehicles in the Commonwealth and beyond

spectactor tickets


Benefitting the UVA Cancer Center Patient Care Fund

First Responders, Active Military, Children 12 and Under, and Cancer Survivors receive
FREE Admission


Boar's Head Resort

At the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from downtown but in a world all its own, Boar’s Head Resort invites guests to experience a chapter of its storied legacy. With a unique focus on wellness, athletics and outdoor activities — alongside exceptional food and beverage — guests are perfectly positioned to have it all.


Boar's Head Resort: 200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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