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Field Day 2021

Field Day Race

Norfolk Academy Field Day, established in 1891, is the longest standing community event at the school. Students, faculty, parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, and members of the community gather on campus for a day of family fun on the first Saturday in May.  All proceeds from Field Day benefit need-based financial aid and student programs that directly enhance the educational experience for all students. This year we are excited to bring back some of our favorite events in a safe and virtual environment.  Stay tuned!

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Virtual Golf Tournament
April 15 - April 30, 2021

To celebrate Norfolk Academy and its long-standing Field Day tradition, our annual golf event will take place at courses throughout the community. In this year’s virtual format, each participating foursome will complete one round of golf at the Princess Anne Country Club or course of their choosing during the tournament dates noted above.



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Virtual Art Show
April 23 - May 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that Norfolk Academy will be holding the 36th Annual Art Show virtually this year. Our show will be entirely virtual, except for an artist curbside drop of sold art and a purchaser curbside pickup at the conclusion of the show.  You will be able to preview the art show beginning April 9 and enjoy works from more than 130 professional artists. The Art Show sale will begin Friday, April 23, promptly at 5:00 p.m. and continue through noon on Saturday, May 1. Curbside pickup of purchased items will be scheduled May 4 through May 7.

 preview begins april 9

 sales begin 
            april 23            

Participating Artists

We are excited to have more than 130 participating artists! 

sponsorship opportunities

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Please contact Nene Dougherty at or 757.452.6769 for more information.

Family Fun Run

On Saturday, May 1, dress in your NA gear and walk or run a mile with your family. Take a picture or video and share it with us on social media. 

Tag us on
Facebook @norfolkacademybulldogs
Instagram @norfolk_academy
or Twitter @NorfolkAcademy
and use the hashtag #nafieldday.

Thank you to our 2020 & 2021 Co-chairs:

Jennifer Holland and Holli Wachtmeister 


VIRTUAL Art Show and Golf Tournament Committee Chairs:

Art – Michelle Adams, Wizzie Broach, Jennie Ware, Katherine Wynne
Golf – John Gibson, Lee Shearin, Sam Steingold

Field Day Fun Through the Years


father and son on ferris wheel

Bulldog County Fair


children playing carnival game

Bulldogs On Board


knockerball game

Bulldog Tough


girl facepainting

125th Field Day


velcro wall game

Oh, the Places You'll Go!


girl on climbing wall



boy in tube game

World's Fair


child on carnival game

Wild West


boy playing guitar

Jamaican Jam