Guide to Freedom Fest 2023 at New Freedom Farm
The Fifth Annual “Freedom Fest”, hosted by New Freedom Farm and set in beautiful Buchanan, VA in Botetourt County, will provide family fun in April. The event, a fundraiser for New Freedom Farm, promises 70+ craft and goods vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, activities for children, and over 80 raffle baskets.
New Freedom Farm, a registered nonprofit, is a safe haven for veterans and first responders, and their families. Founded in 2016 by US Navy veteran and forensic nurse investigator Lois Dawn Magill, the farm uses the therapeutic benefits of wild mustangs to help veterans and first responders process their trauma.
Come learn about wild mustangs and the healing power of horses while enjoying delicious food, amazing music, and shopping! There will be something for everyone!
2023 Freedom Fest
Date: April 22 and 23, 2023
Location: New Freedom Farm
6118 Lithia Road
Buchanan, VA 24066
Tickets are $8/day for ages 14 and up (13 and under are free).
There are no refunds for the event.
Only leashed service dogs with a distinguished vest or card
Please be respectful of the property owners and only visit the
farm during designated event hours. If you go past the
gates/roped-off areas during non-events hours, you are trespassing.
More than 70 arts, crafts, and food vendors bring their wares to the farm each year, including many from all over Virginia and some from out of state! You’ll find artisan wares, fresh-baked treats, and home goods available for purchase, from jewelry and paintings to handmade items of all types.
The self-guided Wild Mustang tour will tell the stories of
New Freedom Farm’s mustangs from round-up until the
Limited edition YETI cups, t-shirts, and Barnyard Bucky Coffee for sale to benefit New Freedom Farm!
Over 85 chance raffle baskets!
Tickets for the raffle are 1 for $1.00, 5 for $5.00, and 15 for $10.00.
You'll also love the options provided by the food vendors in attendance. Delicious hotdogs and burgers, BBQ and fixings,
kettle corn, shaved ice, will be available to purchase*! *Vendors will vary daily
Also, don’t forget to take a photo with the military-themed #LOVE sign and share it via your preferred social media platform. Tagging @newfreedomfarmva, @visitvbr, @visitvirginia, and #LOVEVA is always encouraged!
Tickets are required to enter and are sold online in advance and at the gate. Purchase tickets online now.
Leashed service dogs are permitted; all others are not.
The farm is forced to close if there are storms. It will remain open with light showers.
This is a working farm. There is no natural shade and the paths are gravel, dirt, or grass. There will be bugs so insect repellent is strongly recommended.
Parking is free; a limited number of handicap spaces are available so let the attendant know if one is needed.
Disabled visitors: Shuttle pick-up and drop-off provided at parking, vendor, and barnyard areas
Port-a-johns are available around the event.
Alcohol and illegal substances are not allowed on the property.
Smoking is allowed in designated smoking areas only; proper disposal of extinguished butts in appropriate receptacles is required.
Feeding and touching animals on farm property is PROHIBITED.
ATM available on-site.
Located in the nearby Town of Buchanan is an adorable main street, with a classic soda fountain (Buchanan Fountain & Grille), amazing sweet treats at The James River Drip, charming Buchanan Theatre, Twin River Outfitters to help you get on the Upper James River Water Trail, great local shops, and its iconic Swinging Bridge.