Berry Good Farms Weekend Festival

Berry Good Farms Weekend Festival

April 8-11, 2021
NFSSE Campus

Join event chairs, Maren and Paul Bertozzi for the Reimagined Berry Good Farms Weekend Festival. Guest chefs will dish up a culinary weekend filled with live music, delicious food, entertainment, and a celebration of the NFSSE community. Equally fun and innovative, the four day fundraising event will allow guests to safely enjoy the NFSSE campus highlighting the exquisite Delores Barr Weaver Therapeutic Equestrian Center.

Attire is casual with closed toe shoes…or cowboy boots! CDC Guidelines will be enforced with masks being worn unless eating or able to socially distance.

Farm to Family

MOO-vie on the Farm

Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, 2021
5 to 8 p.m.
These family-friendly evenings for our lower and upper school families feature a movie on the farm, photo ops, yummy food, and  a special pre-movie presentation of a Pie or a Peck Crowdfunding Celebration. Don’t forget your stadium chairs or blanket to sit on!

Lower school students will move on over on Thursday, April 8 for Toy Story and upper school students and postgraduates will saddle up on Friday, April 9 for Dreamer.

Menu – General admission dinner options are Chick-Fil-A, Firehouse Subs, or a hot dog. The VIP box includes a pulled pork sandwich, zesty rainbow slaw, house made pickles, cookie and water, with a specialty cocktail drink coupon.


Concert on the Farm

Saturday, April 10, 2021
2 to 6 p.m.
This rocking new event will be located in the spacious riding arena at the school’s new Delores Barr Weaver Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Guests will listen to the music of The Band Be Easy while enjoying beer, specialty cocktails, and wine. Don’t forget your stadium chairs or blanket to sit on!

General admission includes two drink coupons and box with pulled pork sliders (3), butternut squash mac ‘n cheese, house made pickles, zesty, rainbow slaw, and dessert
(Vegetarian option includes shredded jack fruit slider.) Additional drink coupons will be available for purchase.

Sponsors and VIP ticket holders will enjoy exclusive bites by Matthew Medure and three drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase. VIP Tickets SOLD OUT. Join the VIP waiting list by emailing


Dinner on the Farm

Dinner on the Farm is still happening! We will be dining under the covered Riding Arena at the Delores Barr Weaver Therapeutic Equestrian Center. We can’t wait to see you soon! 

Sunday, April 11, 2021
5 to 8 p.m.
This signature event will feature local restaurateurs Black Sheep Group, Restaurant Orsay, and Bellwether, together with Berry Good Farm’s culinary team. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner, paired with fine wine. Berry Good Farms culinary team will present appetizers prepared by transition and postgraduate students. Entertainment by Tom and Natalie.

Complimentary valet parking. Self-parking available along any side street.

Dinner on the Farm is sold out. Please contact Jessica Waugaman to be placed on the waiting list.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on reservations, sponsorships or volunteer opportunities please contact Jessica Waugaman, Director of Advancement at 904-724-8323 ext. 1080.

Festival Sponsors

Title Sponsor

J. Wayne Weaver in honor of Delores Barr Weaver

Community Partner

Festival Partner

Matching Gift Partner

Christy and R. Lee Smith

Farm Partners

Jill and Charlie Arnold
Sarah and Bert Brown
Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Life, Bethene and Todd Middleton
Tucker Sadler Architects and Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons
The Players
Ring Power
Publix Charities

Barnyard Sponsors

Auld and White Constructors, LLC
Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Bargas
Matthew Clark & Mac Bracewell
Insurance of America
J.E. Abercrombie, Inc. 
Sally and Chris Hazelip

Horseshoe Sponsors

Edwards and Cavendish Dentistry 
Karen and Mark Darr
Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
Jim and Tabitha Furyk Foundation
General Truck Equipment and Trailer Supplies, Inc.
Ann and John Macdonald
Anne Marie Maige
Ann Sory and Lee Meadows
Beth and Dale Mueller
Murphy Anderson Law
Namey Financial Group
Kit and Corky Thomas

Harvest Sponsors

PQH Group Design, Inc.

Saddle Up Sponsors

Blaszkiewicz Family

Farm Friend Sponsors

Harvey Family

In-Kind Sponsors

Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Manifest Distilling
Sight & Sound Production & Mugwump Productions
Medure Brothers
Blacksheep Restaurant, Restaurant Orsay and Bellwether
North Florida Sales
Breathru Beverage 
Florida Dairy Farmers