September 27, 2019
Only 3 weeks to go! Be sure to follow the Dragon Festival 2019 event page for updates!
Science, history and myth collide during the Dragon Festival on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.! Explore the lore of dragons, the impact these creatures have had on societies across the globe, and the science behind the growth and dissemination of their myth! All of the sights and sounds that make the myth of dragons so alluring will be in full-force throughout the day!
A Life-Size Dragon Sculpture
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors
Beer/Meade Garden (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | $5 per beer/meade ticket)
Ren Faire Marketplace
Games, Crafts and Activities
ADMISSION IS ONLY...
$10 for ages 19-59
FREE for children under 3
FREE for museum members
FREE for members of ASTC participating institutions
Groupons are accepted!
(Admission is available at the door.)
DRAGON FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE AT...
Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112
DRAGON FESTIVAL IS MADE POSSIBLE BY...
The Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr., Charitable Foundation Trust
Martinsville-Henry County Tourism
Charity League of Martinsville & Henry County
Special thanks to Roanoke College and the Dragon Research Collaborative for helping make this event possible!
PAINT YOUR OWN DRAGON ADD-ON ACTIVITY
This year's Dragon Festival features a brand-new, artistic opportunity for festival attendees! "Paint Your Own Dragon" is an optional add-on activity in which you will be painting a 8"-9" ceramic dragon! All supplies are included and you will take home your creation. This add-on activity is $25/person and requires pre-registration by contacting Robin Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.