Event Details

Please join us for an agricultural evening of a locally produced dinner by Botetourt Farmer's Market and our local producers. Enjoy keynote speaker, the distinguished Matthew Lohr, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, who will speak to issues concerning Botetourt County.

The Preserve at Crooked Run will be the beautiful setting for this wonderful evening of local celebration. Our farmers and producers will have tables setup, displaying their products and educating the public about what they offer locally for food and goods to the Community. In honor of Labor Day, they will share the fruits of their labor. It will be a night to remember, celebrating our rich agricultural roots.

Virginia Mountain Vineyards will be serving the wine at this event. We will also have a beer table. The ticket price for dinner includes one drink and guests may purchase additional beer and wine at the event.


  • Matthew Lohr (Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry at Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

    Matthew Lohr

    Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry at Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


    Matthew Lohr serves as the 5th Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was raised on a Century family farm in the Shenandoah Valley and has spent his entire life working for the betterment of agriculture.

    Matthew developed his passion for public service while serving as both a state and national FFA officer before graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Education. He has more than 30 years of experience as a professional leader and communicator.

    Matthew served as Chief of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency with more than 10,000 employees across 3,000 offices. He also previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates, as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as Director of the Farm Credit Knowledge Center and as a middle school agriscience teacher.

    In addition to serving as Secretary, Matthew along with his two children own and operate Valley Pike Farm, Inc., his family’s farming operation.

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Member Ticket
Member Price $25
Future Member
Standard Price $30
Farmers Market and Local Growers

One table + one dinner ticket. Please purchase additional tickets for dinner if you are arriving with more than one person. Arrival time for set-up is 5 pm. Please email Jennifer (jennifer@botetourtchamber.com) an image to use to promote your business being at the event.

Standard Price $35
Table Display Sponsor

Corporate sponsor that would like a table to display their product at this event. Does not include a ticket for dinner. Please purchase a ticket for dinner if you are interested in joining the dinner. We would love to have you!

Standard Price $100
Event Sponsor

Title Sponsors for the event. Includes a table and two tickets.

Standard Price $500