July 12, 2024

It’s O-F-F-I-C-I-A-L! The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Opens TONIGHT!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
April 16 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.


The Bee. That glorious time of year when words are spelled, hopes are dashed, weird, yet endearing awkwardness is on full display, and there’s a lot of growing up to do. For these young Putnam County Spelling Bee contenders, expectations and emotions are sky high as they spell their way to a coveted spot in the national finals in Washington, D.C., and to a greater understanding of themselves and the people who love them. A celebration of the differences in each of us, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is one great big hug of a show attesting to what we know so well—winning may not be everything, but it sure does feel good!

“Irresistible, riotously funny, and remarkably ingenious” —The New York Times

Standard $30 • Alumni/Senior/Student/Military $25 • UMW ID $10