Annual Events

2017 schedule of Kinsale community events, co-hosted by Kinsale Foundation & Cople VFD Everyone is cordially invited to attend!  Vendors welcome (contact info in events below).  $10/booth. 

Please come and bring your family and friends to visit. The Museum is YOUR Museum, and we value your insights, as well as the way you share your treasures with others.  We promise to entertain you and welcome you. Visit the Museum gift shop for a great variety of books and for other items that are just perfect as hostess gifts or to brighten your own home.


Easter is a very special time for my family. I always bring my grandchildren to participate in the fun and ride on the fire-truck. The next day we attend the Sunrise Service at the Great House. Lois Spencer, Chairman

Easter Saturday Easter Egg Hunt: April 15, 2017, 2 p.m.:  Parents, grandparents and friends: please bring plastic Easter Eggs stuffed w/ candy (no peanuts or peanut butter in candy PLEASE!) to Firehouse on Saturday morning so there will be plenty for all the kids to find!  Egg hunters and escorts -- please be prompt – arrive by 1:45 as kids burst out of the Firehouse at 2 p.m. SHARP in search of Easter bounty!

Mother's Day - Strawberry Festival

Mothers and Strawberries, a perfect combination of fun, food, and love!  Lynn Norris, Museum Director

Kinsale’s 5th-annual Strawberry Festival, May 13, 2017.  Mother's Day Saturday, 10-3.  Vendors, food, fun for all. Music. Call Ann Lewis, 472-2344, if you’ll bake one or more of 30 Kinsale pound cakes to be served with strawberries & whipped cream.  (Need the recipe? Vendors needed, $10/spot, contact Lynn King (804-214-0955, 



Kinsale Fireworks Show Moved To  Mon., July 3, 2017, 9p.m.   Please let everyone know!

Summer Dance & Auction Fundraiser

A special message to all patrons...

This 2018 Event TBA

Kinsale Day

 Kinsale Day's Rubber Duckie Derby provides fun and entertainment for the whole family!  Walter Norris, Secretary

Kinsale Day. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.  Neighbors and friends from all over are invited to savor the Kinsale experience.  Masons will host a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. at the Lodge ($5 per person). From 10 a.m. on: enjoy artists, crafters, great food in the Park, and an exhibit in the old Ice Cream. All are welcome to the annual meeting of Kinsale Foundation at 11. Noon: lunch by Cople District VFD and live music by Sharon Mann.  Rubber Duckie Derby may start as early as 1 p.m. Info 804-450-7651. Vendors needed!  Charlie & Anne Speeckaert, 472-9563, 

Christmas in Kinsale

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, and i can think of nowhere i'd rather be than right here in Kinsale during the Christmas Holiday Celebration". Turner Waughtel, Landscaping.

Christmas in Kinsale.  Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017: noon to 4 p.m.  This event is geared to help raise money for needy neighbors during the holiday season.    Starting at noon: Christmas Bazaar in Firehouse and Park, live music from the 11-21 Club, great food, silent auction in Museum, cookies galore for sale in the old Ice Cream Parlor.  Contact Ann Lewis at 472-2344 to promise your 3-dozen plus cookies for this fund-raiser.  Free horsedrawn carriages rides 1:15-3:15. Santa at the Grey Barn 1:30-3:15.  Parade at 3:30.  Memorial Tree lighting at 4:00.  Bring gifts of food, towels, blankets, toiletries,  new warm clothing, pretty things, for less-fortunate area seniors.  Event details: Lynn Norris, 804-450-7651,

Vendors, artists, crafters: contact Charlie & Anne Speeckaert, 472-9563, Vendor fee $10 plus silent auction item(s).