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 the Boar's Head Resort in scenic and historic Charlottesville, Virginia. All proceeds benefit the UVA Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.
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!
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. 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 the Boar's Head Resort on Sunday, followed by a band and a large fireworks display later that evening.
3 days of special events with something for everyone
Dennis Gage joins us as our special guest this year
Display of fine cars and special awards
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.
The Virginia Festival of the Wheel consists of three days of activities and special events.
CARS & CONVERSATION
A casual social gathering held in the Boar's Head Resort 1834 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.
HAGERTY CARS & COFFEE
A cruise-in type car show for all local owners held at the Boar's Head Office Parking Lot.
Cars must pre-register and submit a $25 donation which will include spectator admission to the Concours on Sunday as well as promotional items from the event sponsor. Cars should arrive by 8:00 a.m. and coffee and doughnuts will be served.
JEFFERSON TRAIL ROAD TOUR
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.
AN EVENING AT THE BOAR'S HEAD RESORT
A dinner at the 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. Dinner and wine are included and a cash bar will be available.
OUTDOOR VIEWING OF THE FILM: "FORD v. FERRARI"
An outdoor presentation of “Ford v. Ferrari” with comments by a special guest on the lawn of the Boar's Head Resort.
The lawn is a short walk from the 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.
OF THE WHEEL CONCOURS
A display of some of the finest vehicles in the Commonwealth and beyond, on the field in front of the 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. The 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.
BOAR'S HEAD RESORT
An ending celebration of a fantastic weekend.
The 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 and registration is not required.
We are pleased to offer seven exciting events at the Boar's Head Resort over Labor Day Weekend. 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 the 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.
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
Benefitting the UVA Cancer Center Patient Care Fund
First Responders, Active Military, Children 12 and Under, and Cancer Survivors receive
At the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from downtown but in a world all its own, the 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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