It’s a tradition in central Virginia that as the fall colors begin to appear, so do the fall festivals. If you love arts and crafts, live music, fried Oreos and other specialty foods, you will have many festivals from which to choose. There are so many upcoming events that this listing is only for the first two weekends in October. Additional listings will be posted on knotmove.com.
Saturday, October 1
Clifford Ruritan Annual Sorghum Festival, 755 Fletcher Level Road, Clifford, 9am-5pm, sorghum and apple butter making, children’s activities, craft and food vendors, jousting, music. Also Sunday, October 2
Friends of New London Fall Festival and Fundraiser, 10am-4pm, Turkeyfoot and Alum Springs Roads, New London Village, antique car show, live period musicians, Brunswick stew, vendors and crafters. (434) 384-8208
Fall Farm Fest, Trestle Park, 264 Trestle Park Road, Rustburg, 10am-7pm, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkins, children’s activities. Also Sunday, October 2 and Friday-Sunday through October 30. www.fiveblessingsfarm.com
Day at the Point, Point of Honor, 112 Cabell Street, Lynchburg, 10am-4pm, period music, Brunswick stew, craft vendors, bake sale, living history, Civil War encampment, tours, and children’s activities. (434) 455-6226
Altavista Fall Fest, English Park, Altavista, 10am-dusk, music, children’s activities, Brunswick stew, food and craft vendors.
Apple Butter Festival, Flippin-Seaman, 5529 Crabtree Falls Highway, Tyro, 10am-4pm, pony rides, pumpkin and gourd patch, corn maze, live music, children’s activities. (434) 277-5824
Vettes on the Point, Parkway Marina, Smith Mountain Lake, 10am-4pm, Corvette car show, wineries, barbecue, vendors, shag music and dancing, auction.
October 1 church and school festivals
Central Elementary School, 575 Union Hill Road, Amherst, 10am-2pm, children’s activities, cake walk, craft and food vendors.
Amherst Middle School, 10am-2pm, yard sale, carnival games, silent auction, bake sale, Brunswick stew, punt pass and kick contest.
Marsh Memorial United Methodist Church, Greenview and Leesville Roads, 8am-2pm, food and craft vendors.
St. Paul’s Mission and Monacan Indian Nation Bazaar, 11am-3pm, lunch, auction, apple butter, baked goods, crafts. www.monacannation.com
Wesleybury United Methodist Church, Gladys Community Building, Long Island Road, Gladys, 8am-2pm, craft and food vendors, bake sale, white elephant sale. (434) 376-5566
Appomattox Railroad Festival, Main Street, Appomattox, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday noon-5pm, parade, food and craft vendors, live music, trains. www.appomattoxrailroadfestival.com
Amherst Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival, Rebec Vineyards, 10am-5pm, 2229 N. Amherst Highway, Amherst, wine and garlic, live music and entertainment, craft and food vendors. Also Sunday, October 9. www.rebecwinery.com
Charlie Parker Festival at Big Otter Mill, Big Island Highway north of Bedford, 10am-4pm, craft demonstrations, music, tours, vendors, silent auction, Brunswick stew.
October 8 church festivals
Timberlake United Methodist Church, 8:30am-2pm, baked goods, vegetable soup, craft vendors.
Salem United Methodist Church, Colonial Highway, Evington, 8am-2pm, yard sale, hot dogs, ham and chicken supper 4:30-7pm. (434) 821-0618
Some information contained in this article is from www.virginia.org/events and www.newsadvance.com
There’s so much to choose from all month long so stay tuned for more information soon.