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Registration for the fall Tesla Road Trip event at DuCard Vineyards
and the Family Drive-In Theatre is now open!

Please register to help us provide the vineyard and theatre with the best attendance estimates.
The link to the registration form is at the bottom of this page:

Saturday, November 5th:

We will start the day at DuCard Vineyards at 11:00 am in Etlan, VA, which is 50 miles south of the Strasburg Supercharger. Upon arrival we will celebrate with a glass of wine, and then split up into smaller groups for a 30-minute tour of the vineyard. Lunch and additional wine tastings will be available, and are pay-as-you-go to the vineyard and/or food vendors. This will be a great time to relax and be social with our extended Tesla family. The vineyard has one 80Amp HPWC and one 30Amp J1772 that can be used if needed (Roadster owners will get priority).

We will then split up into two groups: Group 1 will leave at 1:30 pm, and take a slower, but amazing drive via Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park heading North. Early November is a fantastic time to make this drive with the leaves changing colors. Group 2 will stay a bit longer at the vineyard, departing around 3:00 pm via a faster route to the theatre.

We have arranged to have early access (before the public) to the The Family Drive-In Theatre in Stephens City, VA, so that we can park together and snag the best spots! We plan to arrive at the theater between 4pm-5:15pm. The theater opens to the public at 5:30pm. This will give us additional time to socialize, make s’mores over the fire pit (bring sticks if you have ‘em!), grab food (and popcorn) before we settle in to watch Doctor Strange (PG-13) at 7pm on screen 2, followed by The Light Between Oceans (PG13) at 9pm. For those bringing younger children, there is a second option of viewing Trolls (PG) on screen 1 at 6:30pm. However, you must select this before the movies begin, and switching between screens during the evening is not permitted.

If you haven’t taken your Tesla to a drive-in theater before, you’re in for a treat! You can leave your car on: no emissions, no noise, just your stereo, seat warmers, and a great view! Many people also bring camping chairs, pillows, and blankets to watch the movie sitting near their cars.

We have arranged for a package discount price at the theater:

Adults ($16), includes:

  • Movie admission for one on a single screen (includes 2 films)
  • Your choice of hot dog, chicken strips, fish, BBQ, shrimp, or corn dog
  • Your choice of French fries or onion rings
  • Medium (20 oz) drink and small popcorn.

Kids ($10) ages 3-11, includes:

  • Movie admission for one on a single screen (includes 2 films)
  • Your choice of hot dog, chicken strips, or corn dog
  • French fries, fruit snack, small popcorn, and a glow stick

Additional concession items and upgrades will be available at normal prices.

After the movie(s), we’ll say farewell to some as they head back home.

Sunday, November 6th:

For those that are traveling from afar, or just don’t want to make the trek during the late hours, we have arranged for a discounted rate of $79/night at the Fairfield Inn in Strasburg, located 8.2 miles south of the theater. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (540) 465-1600 and mentioning “Tesla Road Trip.” In the morning, we’ll meet for breakfast at Denny’s before saying our goodbyes.

The Strasburg Supercharger is located at the Denny’s parking lot and it is also walking distance from the Fairfield Inn.

Everyone is welcome to come to any or all of the individual events. All we ask is that you register and keep us up to date on your plans so we can provide the vineyard and the drive-in with accurate headcount estimates for planning purposes. If you have any questions, please contact us via email:  info (at)  or you can call Andrew at (703) 673-8006, or Aaron at (914) 837-8373.

Schedule of events:


11:00am Arrive at Ducard Vineyards, 40 Gibson Hollow Ln, Etlan, VA (540) 923-4206
12:00pm Lunch, additional wine tastings
01:45pm Group 1 leaves for scenic drive via skyline drive
03:00pm Group 2 leaves via faster route
04:00pm Admission to drive-in theater opens, 5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA (540) 665-6982
05:00pm s’mores at the fire pit (must be done by 5:30pm)
05:30pm Theater opens to the public (space is no longer guaranteed)
06:30pm Trolls on screen 1
07:00pm Doctor Strange on screen 2
09:00pm The Light Between Oceans on screen 2
11:00pm People heading home use Strasburg SuC
11:00pm Others stay overnight at the Fairfield Inn, 33760 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg, VA (540) 465-1600


08:30am Denny’s for breakfast and supercharging

Our official sign-up form is LIVE – Please Register!


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