Northern Neck Land Conservancy Boots and Barbecue 2022

Hello! Boots and Barbecue (and oysters!) is Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s celebration of community conservation in our region. Tickets are going fast. I hope you can join us!

Saturday, September 17
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Waterloo Farm
15689 Owens Drive
King George, VA 22485

After a 3-year hiatus, “Boots” is back! We’ll have all of the things people have come to love about Boots and Barbecue: delicious barbecue and fried oysters, engaging exhibitors and demonstrations, live music, and especially wonderful company.  

Each year the event is held on land that is permanently protected by a conservation easement. The 2022 hosts are Stu and Mindy Ashton of Waterloo Farm, which lies at the confluence of Chotank Creek and the Potomac River. Its wide sand beach has views across the river to Maryland on a clear day. Patented in 1653, it became the childhood home of George Washington’s father Augustine when he was orphaned in 1701. George Washington visited, fished, and dined there as a young man. Waterloo was established as a home of the Ashton family in the 1800s. Because it is protected by a conservation easement, this working farm will ensure open green space, improved flood resilience, scenic views, and historic preservation for future generations.

Use the links below to secure your tickets or learn moreThis is an excellent opportunity to lend your support and advance land conservation in King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland, and Essex counties.

I hope you’ll join us to celebrate all of the things that make our region so worthy of conservation!

Lisa Biever
Executive Director

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Retrieving dogs, Fritz Wildt, Blue Moon Kennels
Precision agriculture drone, Joseph Oakes, Eastern VA Agricultural Research and Extension
Native dance Exhibitors, Patawomack Tribe

Awesome Possumz
Copper Fox Distillery
Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail Friends
Friends of Caledon State Park
Friends of the Rappahannock
Gateway Beekeepers
Jim Hall Antique Parker Shotgun Collection
King George Economic Development & Tourism
King George Farm Bureau
Northern Neck Beekeepers
Northern Neck Master Naturalists
Office of Farmland Preservation, VDACS
Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia
Preston Thompson Duck Decoys
Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends
Rappahannock Tribe
Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association
U.S. Oyster Festival

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Stuart and Mindy Ashton

Signature Bar Sponsor
Chesapeake Wealth Management

Bartlett Tree Experts

Bevans Oyster Company
Cowart Seafood Corporation
James River Equipment
Kathryne and Johnny Mitchell
Micki and Ron Pugh
Tri-River Investment Group of Davenport & Co

Bays Best Feeds
Mason Brent
Barbara and Tal Day
Susan and Jack Moore
Bridget and Patrick Neill
Virginia Conservation Credit Exchange
Kate and Brad Vogt

Allison’s Ace Hardware
B. H. Baird Insurance Agency
Carroll’s Automotive
Dug In Farms
King George Economic Development & Tourism
Martha and Jim Lynch
Magic Tree Service
Noblett Appliance
Rappahannock Restoration
Rivah Lawn and Landscaping
Margie and Frank Stevens
United Bank
Stevenson Walker
Susan and Robert Wayland