From Farm to Film: An Evening with the Filmmakers

LDR Creative LLC, in partnership with Thorndale Farm LLC, presents From Farm to Film, an evening with the filmmakers on historic Thorndale Farm. Come learn about the VA Film industry and see the VA premiere of the award winning short Free, by Director Ben Hartley. (

Inspired by true events and filmed entirely on location at Thorndale Farm, Free tells the story of how a young Frederick Douglass is secretly taught to read and write by his master’s wife. Using only the air as their blackboard, this random act of kindness provided an education that paved the way from slavery to freedom.

Meet the filmmakers and enjoy music, history, and local barbecue, beer and wine. Mark your calendars and check back here regularly for additional program details as they develop for this exciting event!

Dog Agility Trials

The Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club hosts these agility trials. New this year, the dogs will be competing in dock jumping.