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Volunteer Photographers Needed

Are you great at capturing the moment?  Do all your friends tell you that you should become a pro-photographer?  Are you just starting an event photography business and need to build your portfolio?  If so, then we need you!

Come join the fun at Donktoberfest, and bring your camera!  We need help documenting this event and to help promote it for future years to come.  We also always love to get great shots of the donkeys interacting with people.

We’d ideally like 3-4 people:

  • One for the donkey kissing/hugging/photo booth
  • One or two to just roam and take random shots
  • One or two videographers

Just show up with your camera and let us know you want to help.  After, simply post your favorite photos and/or video clips (with your watermark of course) to our Facebook Page at

We can’t wait to see your work and we might even have a contest for best shot?!

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Donktoberfest 2016 Just Got HUGE!

WOWZA! The countdown to Donktoberfest 2016 is on! With only 3 months to go, it’s shaping up to be an epic day … and that weekend just got REALLY exciting.

Check out what is happening at Devils Backbone Brewing Company only 2 minutes from Bold Rock …  HOOPLA 2016.   What’s really cool!? Most of their activities end just in time for people to head over to Bold Rock Hard Cider, to enjoy for FREE.

Nelson County, Virginia is so beautiful that time of year. Better make your overnight reservations sooner rather than later, as I suspect everything will be full that weekend. Our official lodging sponsor for Donktoberfest is The Mark Addy Inn – which will be just outside of all the “hoopla” for a good nights sleep.


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Calling all Sponsors

Would your business like a unique opportunity for exposure to a hip audience?  Would you like to help support the efforts of Virginia Donkey Rescue?  If you can answer yes to both of those questions, then do we have an opportunity for you!

Donktoberfest 2016 is actively seeking sponsors of all shapes and sizes!  Read all about the sponsorship opportunities here and follow along on our event page and event website for updates.


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Donktoberfest Updates

Be sure to follow the updates as Donktoberfest approaches.  Updates can be seen on our Donktoberfest website at and on our Donktoberfest Facebook Event Page.

We are actively seeking Donktoberfest Sponsors – click to learn more about this unique promotional and exposure opportunity for your business, and help support Virginia Donkey Rescue in bringing this event to the public free of charge.

Interested in volunteering?  Join our Virginia Donkey Rescue volunteer group. Volunteer opportunities will start to be posted soon.

Our food truck and craft vendor spaces are all ready filled for 2016, but we  hope to expand in 2017, so feel free to contact us to get your name on the announcement list for next year.