On the first Wednesday of May, the VCCW opens to the community for The Elizabeth Kates Foundation as one source to fund the programs and also to showcase the offenders’ achievements. Activities include sales of crafts and baked goods prepared by the offenders and runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Guided tours of the facility are also offered at this time.
The annual plant sale runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Grown by the offenders on site, these plants are beautiful and reasonable in cost. The Foundation does provide the funds for the seeds for the plants that sold. A shuttle is available to transport plants from the greenhouse area to your vehicle.
Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m., following the annual meeting of The Foundation at 4:45. The dinner cost is $8.00 per person paid at the door, but reservations are encouraged. The dinner event also includes a program with performances, speakers, and a raffle for gifts drawn from tickets purchased at the entrance.
Specifics available late January under the Fundraising Events Tab.
A picture ID is required at the security station sign in. Lock valuables in your car. No cell phones allowed. Clear plastic bags will be provided to hold your keys, cash, and checkbook.
2841 River Road
Goochland, VA 23063
Directions From Richmond: Take State Route 6 West for approximately 25 miles to the Town of Goochland. The facility is on the left, and there is a sign.