Annual Events

Anne Dobie Peebles Forum

Saturday, October 21, 2023

9:00 am
McNeer Hall Atrium, Richard Bland College

The Richard Bland College Foundation established the Anne Dobie Peebles Forum in 2018 to recognize Anne Dobie Peebles, one of the founders of Richard Bland College. A distinguished graduate of The College of William and Mary, Anne Dobie Peebles became the first female rector elected to the W&M Board of Visitors and was instrumental in the establishment of Richard Bland College. She was a Virginian Cultural Laureate and received the “Virginia Women in History,” award from the Library of Virginia.

7th Annual Pecan Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2023

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Richard Bland College Pecan Grove

With more than 100 vendors, last year’s Pecan Festival drew a wide variety of food, craft, beverage and product vendors from throughout the region. An assortment of food trucks, beer & wine vendors, live music, and activities for kids made this a family fun day. The 7th Annual Pecan Festival will be held October 21, 2023. Details to be announced soon!

Jazz in the Grove

Saturday, April 20, 2024

4:00 – 7:00 pm
Richard Bland College Pecan Grove

The Richard Bland College is celebrating Founder’s Week, April 15 through April 20, 2024. With many activities planned, there will be plenty of fun for everyone. Mark your calendar now to attend the Week’s highlight event, the “Jazz in the Grove” concert, with an exciting national artist, on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

For Jazz in the Grove sponsorship opportunities and for additional information, please contact Katelinn Davis at or 804.862.6132

What is the Richard Bland College Foundation?

The mission of the Richard Bland College Foundation is to aid, strengthen, and extend in every proper and useful manner the work, service, and objectives of Richard Bland College.