Donktoberfest 2017

Please join us for Virginia Donkey Rescue’s second annual Donktoberfest at the beautiful Bold Rock Cidery meadow along the Rockfish River in Nellysford, Virginia. Admission is free, and a portion of Bold Rock Hard Cider sales that day will benefit Virginia Donkey ResLeo - DF 2016.jpgcue. Donkeys will be there manning the photo and kissing corral, mingling with the crowd, and several more will be on hand for donkey hugs.

What is Donktoberfest?

Donktoberfest is a new twist on the traditional fall festival with a uniquely Virginia feel. Instead of beer as the focus, Bold Rock Hard Cider takes center stage. Donkeys provide the fun. And, live donkeytonk music is the new norm. Food trucks supply dining options, and craft vendors and activities are available throughout the day.

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New this year:  Donktoberfest Donkey Dash Fun Run

This fun, 1 mile course is entirely on the grounds of Bold Rock Hard Cider, and will be held during Donktoberfest 2017.   Run or walk, with or without your donkey.  Race proceeds benefit Virginia Donkey Rescue.

Donktoberfest Donkey Dash graphic w hatThe Donkey Dash start time is 1:30 p.m., and the course is around 1 mile.

Human only runners will start at 1:30, then Human/Donkey pairs at 1:35, followed by the walkers – with and with out a donkey at 1:40.

The Donkey Dash ends as soon as the last person/donkey is over the finish line.  Learn more and register here.

Virginia is for Lovers and Donkey Lovers

and Donkey Lovers!