Polyface Farm's Intensive Discovery Seminar FAQs
What happens if it rains?
The event proceeds rain or shine. If rain seems likely, bring appropriate rainwear.
What should I wear?
It can be dry, hot and sunny in the Shenendoah Valley in July, so bring a sunhat and wear comfortable shoes. We'll be hiking around a good bit of Polyface's acreage.
Can I bring my child?
No. Children may disrupt attendees who have traveled far to learn at this event. Also, as the entire farm staff is focused on teaching, having your children or family members wander the farm isn't safe or allowed. There are many things to do in the region, however.
Can I camp on the property?
No, there are several very nice campgrounds in the area for those who want to camp. See the Lodging link on this website for camping and accommodation details. Polyface Farm is not set up to handle camping.
What is the closest local airport? What is the nearest big airport? How far away are they?
The closest airport is Shenandoah Valley; with Charlottesville the next closest. Roanoke and Dulles are the larger airports within a reasonable (two- to three-hour or so) drive. Charlottesville Virginia Airport is big enough to accommodate almost every major airline. It is only one hour away. Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport is only 40 minutes away, but only has United Airlines service three times a day from Dulles Airport. Richmond Virginia Airport is two hours away. Roanoke Airport is 90 minutes away and Dulles Airport 2.5 to 3 hours away (depending on traffic).
What if I have to cancel? (Please do not call Polyface Farm)
SEMINAR CANCELLATIONS: If you need to cancel your Intensive Discovery Seminar registration, and are unable to switch dates, we encourage substitution. Changing, or transferring your registration can be done by contacting our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-355-5313.
For a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee, please contact us by June 1, 2019. Sorry, no refunds will be made after that date. Cancellations received after June 1, 2019, through Friday, June 28, 2019, are entitled to an 80% credit to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books, DVDs, audio CDs or future conference fees. Because there is limited space at the Polyface Farm's Intensive Discovery Seminars, your cancellation prevents others from attending. Accordingly, no credit is given for cancellations made after June 29, 2019.
Reservations cannot be held and must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Can I transfer my registration if I can't make it?
If it is more than a week before, call the Acres U.S.A. office. If it is closer, have that person claim your registration and we'll make a new badge on-site.
I have other questions. Who do I call?
Please call Acres U.S.A. at 1-800-355-5313 or email email@example.com. Do not call Polyface Farm. They're too busy farming and preparing for your arrival to sit by the phone. We've worked with Joel for many years and either know the answer to your question or will find out for you.
For more information or questions, please call 1-800-355-5313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.