2019 Richmond Fall Festival Guide

2019 Richmond Fall Festival Guide With Labor Day officially past and kids finally back to school, all the signs are here – fall is on its way! And here in the Greater Richmond area, fall doesn’t just mean cooler weather and changing foliage, it also means the start of one of the best seasons of all: the Fall Festival Season.

From local harvest festivals and celebrations of history and culture to pumpkins and parades, there’s no shortage of amazing family-friendly fall festivals to choose from in 2019. In fact, this year, our Fall Festival Guide is more packed than ever with both local fall festivals and fall festivals near the Greater Richmond area. Take our word for it. You’re going to want to go ahead and clear your calendars now, because once you get a look at what’s coming up, they’ll be full again in no time!

Take a look at our fall festival list below, then if you know of a great fall festival that we might have overlooked, be sure to let us know! Drop us a line anytime at cs@richmondmom.com.

In the meantime, happy fall, y’all!

September Fall Festivals

61st Annual Armenian Food Festival

September 6-8 2019

Now in it’s 61st year, the St. James Armenian Church’s Armenian Food Festival is back for another amazing weekend of traditional Armenian food, wine and beer, music, dancing, and much more. As Richmond’s oldest food festival, this family-friendly event guarantees fun for the whole family!

Time: Friday and Saturday, 11:30am – 9pm; Sunday, 12pm – 5pm

Address: St. James Armenian Church, 834 Pepper Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226

Cost: Free


Mathews Market Days Festival 

September 6-7, 2018

Mathews Market Days is a two-day, family-friendly showcasing local and regional artists, craftsman, food vendors and community informational booths. This year’s festival will include a Show ‘N Shine Car Show hosted by the Classic Cruiser Car Club, a Run/Walk sponsored by Mathews YMCA, a dedicated Youth Corner, local and regional music through out the day on Saturday on the outdoor Center Stage, and local Gospel indoors on Saturday hosted by Westville Church. The festival wraps up on Saturday night with a street dance.

Time: Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm; Saturday Street Dance, 6pm – 9pm

Address: Mathews Historic Courthouse, 27 Court Street, Mathews, VA 23109

Cost: Free


World Heritage Festival & Festival of Kites

September 7, 2019 

The World Heritage Festival is bigger and better in 2019 and coming for the first time to Brown’s Island in Richmond! Also new this year is the Festival of Kites! You are more than welcome to bring your own kite to fly, but there will also be a limited number of kites for sale at the event. During the event, you’ll enjoy food vendors showcasing ethnic food, fresh smoothies, and traditional beverages. Enjoy a cultural performance show with folk dances from Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, India, Japan, Lebanon, Romania, Turkey and much more! Plus, you will have an array of vendors to choose from with more than 60 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between. Other vendors include area nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, and local businesses. Last but not least, kids will love the Kids Zone featuring activities and games throughout the day.

Time: 11am – 6pm

Address: Brown’s Island, Downtown Richmond at the bottom of 12th Street. Find directions here.

Cost: Free


Down on the Farm Crab Feast

September 7, 2019

If you love crab pickin’, live music, and fun, then don’t miss the Down on the Farm Crab Feast. Enjoy all-you-can-eat crabs served from 2pm – 5pm, and all-you-can-eat BBQ, hot dogs and corn until 7 pm or while supplies last. Don’t love crabs? Don’t worry. There will also be BBQ, hot dogs, local corn on the cob, lemonade and water included in the ticket price. And of course, the whole family will have fun with live music, door prizes, cornhole, and more.

Time: 2pm – 7pm

Address: 13580 Ashland Rd., Ashland VA. 23005

Cost: $36/person; children 5 and under are free. Private tent packages are also available. Click here to purchase advance tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.


Spirits Festival at Belle Grove

September 7, 2019

Spend a day at the birthplace of James Madison on the banks of the Rappahannock River and celebrate Virginia with some of the area’s favorite wineries and distilleries, live music, food trucks, artisans, crafters, and vendors. Explore the grounds, taste delicious wines, eat incredible food, and have fun with your family all day long. Tickets include access to the festival, free sample wine glass, wines and distilled spirits samples, great live music and delicious food options. Parking is free. Lawn chairs are welcome, but no outside food or pets, please!

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Address: 9221 Belle Grove Dr, King George, VA 22485

Cost: Advance Tasting Tickets (Purchased on or before September 1st)- 21 years or over – $25; Advance General Admission Tickets (Purchased before September 1st) – 20 or younger or Designed Drivers – $10; Advance Historic Mansion Tour Tickets (Purchased before September 1st) – $10; Tasting Tickets (purchased after September 1st or at the door) – 21 years or over – $35. Purchase advance tickets here. 

General Admission Tickets (Purchased after September 1st or at the door) – 20 or younger or Designed Drivers – $10; Historic Mansion Tour Tickets (Purchased after September 1st or at the door) – $10


Electrify Your Ride VA: ElectricCarPalooza

On September 14 from 9am – 1pm at Dorey Park Farmer’s Market you have the chance to meet with electric car owners and enjoy FREE refreshments, food vendors, and fun activities for the kids during National Drive Electric Week!  Before you visit the market, check out different models of electric cars and talk to local community members about their own electric cars on display.

*To learn more about driving electric—or bring your electric car to the event—register for free here. 

Time: 9am – 1pm

Address: Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, HenricoVA 23231

Cost: Free


B’Dam Brew Jam Craft Beer Festival

September 14, 2019

Soak in the last of summer at the annual B’Dam Brew Jam and Craft Beer Festivalc. Hosted at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club, the B’Dam Brew Jam features some of the finest local and regional beers, as well as ginger beer and ciders. Bring the whole family for a day of fun with live music, local vendors, food trucks, and much, much more.

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Address: 18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Cost: $10 admission. Children 12 and under are free. Beer tastings are $1 each and a full pour is $5. Advance tickets on sale here.


Richmond VegFest 

September 14, 2019 

The annual Richmond VegFest brings the people of all walks together with the goal of educating the public on the vegan lifestyle, as well as highlighting the resources that exist in our community that make veganism a positive and easy choice. Plus, it’s tons of fun for the whole family! This year’s event will be held at Byrd Park and will include cooking demos, music, food, speakers, local businesses, and more.

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Address: Byrd Park, 600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Cost: Free


Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Shrimp Feast 

September 14, 2019

For family fun AND all-you-can-eat shrimp, head out to the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg’s annual Shrimp Feast! In addition to shrimp, enjoy hot dogs, hush puppies, baked beans, and cole slaw – all included in the ticket price. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Plus, there will be live music from The Billy Joe Trio, games, and more. 100% of net proceeds benefit local youth organizations. VIP tables and tents available.

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Address: Jamestown 4-H Center, 3751 4-H Club Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Cost: Advance tickets – $30/adults; $15/kids (6-12); children under 6 are free; tickets at the door – $35


Allison’s Reach Kite Festival

September 14, 2019

Give your family a “mental health day” at what is sure to become one of Central Virginia’s favorite family fun event. This family-friendly festival aims to raise awareness for Maternal Mental Health and support Allison’s Reach Foundation in their efforts to combat this serious mental illness. Activities will include professional kite demonstrations, children’s kite making workshops, coloring and design competitions, face painting, inflatable bounce houses and slides, a petting zoo, horse drawn carriage rides and much, much more. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite.


Time: 10am – 4pm

Address: Westchester Commons, 15786 WC Main St, Midlothian, Virginia 23113

Cost: Free


43rd Street Festival of the Arts

September 14, 2019

The 43rd Street Festival of the Arts is a Richmond tradition with live music, delicious food, and art for all. Dozens of local and regional artists come together to showcase arts and crafts in nearly every medium. Plus, a full music line-up promises a day filled with foot-tapping fun. Hosted by the 43rd Street Gallery, this family-friendly festival has something for everyone.

Time: 10am – 5pm

Address: Forest Hill Avenue and 43rd Street, Richmond, VA 23225

Cost: Free


Heart of Virginia Bike Festival

September 14, 2019

Head to the Historic Hanover Courthouse for the Richmond Area Bicycle Association’s (RABA) annual Heart of Virginia Ride! This fully supported event follows the paths of Patrick Henry and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary route and showcases some of Virginia’s most beautiful historic countryside. There will be rest stops, SAG support and four routes beginning with a Family Friendly ride (11 Miles), a Half Metric Century (34 Miles), a Metric Century (65.5 Miles), and challenging English Century (102 Miles). Food and fun will follow the ride! Proceeds benefit the Brain Injury Association of Virginia and the RABA Foundation’s Bikes for Kids program.

Time*: Century Ride (102 miles): 7:30am; Metric Century (65.5 miles): 8:30am; Half Metric Century (34 miles): 9:30am; Family Ride (10 miles): 10:30am

*Friday Race Packet Pick-up will be held at Sports Performance & Wellness Institute Building at OrthoVirginia (7900 Shrader Road, Richmond, VA 23294) from 5pm -7pm

Address: Hanover County Courthouse, 7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069

Cost: Click here for a list of registration fees including day-of registration.


Three Chopt Festival

September 14, 2019 

The Three Chopt Festival is an inclusive community celebration highlighting the diverse neighborhoods and unique quality of Richmond’s West End. Proceeds from the festival will be used to support and enhance music education in Richmond Public Schools: West End and Community High School. Performances by the Richmond Symphony and many more will take place during this weekend neighborhood festival devoted to the arts. Other activities include a variety of performances by local artists and schools, kids zone, food trucks, beer garden and vendor booths. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music! Festival admittance is FREE and open to the public!

Time: 1pm – 7:30pm

Address: Bandy Field Nature Park, 6800 Block of Three Chopt Rd., Richmond, VA 23226

Cost: Free


South African Food & Wine Festival

September 14-15, 2019

Head to Grayhaven Winery for a taste of South Africa with the South African Food and Wine Festival. This annual event celebrate the tastes and sounds of South Africa with traditional favorites like boerewors sausage, peri-peri chicken, fish and chips, bobotie burgers, and more. Listen to live South African music and taste award-winning wines while talking to South African wine experts from some of the world’s top vineyards. There will be fun activities for every age, so bring the whole family and celebrate the flavors and beauty of South Africa.

Time: 11am – 6pm both days

Address: Grayhaven Winery, 4675 East Grey Fox Rd, Gum Spring, Virginia 23065

Cost: Advance purchase (until September 12), $20 general admission and $25 wine taster admission; At the gate, $30 general admission and $35 wine taster admission; children 17 and under free.


Field Day of the Past

September 20-22, 2019

What started as a steam and gas engine show in Goochland County in 1992 has now become one of the area’s most popular annual festivals. Field Day of the Past is a three-day festival that offers a celebration of local history with truck and tractor pulls, small engine displays, historic exhibits and re-enactments, living history exhibits, arts and crafts, carnival rides, heritage crafts, animal displays, equestrian shows, and much, much more. Bring the whole family and enjoy a taste of the past. This is a pet-friendly event!

Time: Gates open at 8am daily. Click here for a full schedule of events.

Address: 1741 Ashland Rd., Rockville, VA 23146

Cost: Friday and Sunday – $10/adult; $8/seniors; Saturday – $15/adult; $8/seniors; kids under 12 are free both days


St. Benedict Oktoberfest

September 20-22, 2019

Nothing says fall quite like an Oktoberfest celebration and for years, St. Benedict’s annual festival has been one of the largest Oktoberfest events in Virginia with more than 50 craft and German beers, traditional German cuisine, desserts, and wines. Enjoy German music and dance, as well as the wildly popular “steinholding” contests, a children’s area, the “Christkindlmarkt” German street market, and activities for ALL ages!

Time: Friday, 4pm – 11pm; Saturday, 11am – 11pm; Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

Address: St. Benedict Catholic Church, 300 N. Sheppard St, Richmond, VA 23221

Cost: Free


Richmond Dog Festival 

September 21, 2019

Join Enrichmond for a celebration of dogs, dog owners, and dog lovers. This event brings together a network of vendors who serve the dog community in Richmond, such as trainers, dog sitters, rescue leagues, dog treat makers, etc. There will be craft beer, live music, demonstration seminars, and food trucks!

PLUS: This year’s event will include a special storytelling event! Click here to learn more.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Address: Chimborazo Park, 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223

Cost: Suggested $1 donation to Friends of Chimborazo Park to help clean up and maintain the Chimborazo Dog Park.


Richmond Bluegrass Festival

September 21, 2019 

Join your family and friends for an afternoon of bluegrass at Hardywood! This year’s event features Nobody’s Business, Ragged Mountain String Band, Gallatin Canyon, Slack Family Bluegrass Band, Hogweed, and The Hot Seats!

Time: 1pm – 10pm

Address: 2408-2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, Virginia 23220

Cost: Free


Stone’s Throwdown in RVA

September 21, 2019

For their third anniversary in Richmond, Stone Brewing Co. is celebrating with their third annual music and craft beer festival! Held on Brown’s Island, the festival features independent craft beer alongside a full day of music. This year’s headliners will be RVA-based J Roddy Walston and The Business. All proceeds benefit the following: James River Association, Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton, Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, and Venture Richmond.

Time: 3pm – 10pm

Address: 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Cost: $15/person: August 1 – September 1; $20/person: September 13 – day-of event. Purchase advance tickets here. 



September 21, 2019

The Friends of the Rappahannock are heading back to downtown Fredericksburg for their 29th Annual Riverfest! This yearly festival features all-you-can-eat Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, catfish, BBQ, and an open bar. Plus, join in for boat rides, bands, and a live auction and raffle of local arts, vacations, and experiences. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Rappahannock, a non-profit with offices in Fredericksburg and Tappahannock.

Time: 4pm – 8pm

Address: 125 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, VA

Cost: Regular tickets – $125. Click here to purchase online or for more information.


Stratford Hall Annual Wine and Oyster Festival

September 21-22, 2019

For great wines, delicious local seafood, and fine crafts and artisans, don’t miss the Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival! There will be wine tastings available from Virginia wineries, as well as local oysters. Bring the whole family for a day or for the weekend and enjoy food trucks and breweries as you explore local artisan booths. Plus, there will be entertainment both days with live music and activities for all ages. While you’re there be sure to take tours of the Great House, wander the 18th-century gardens, explore the road to the cliff overlook, see the gristmill, and try beachfront fossil hunting. Overnight accommodations will be available in Guest Houses. To make your reservation, email reservations@stratfordhall.org or call 804-493-1967.

Time: 10am – 6pm both days

Address: Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, StratfordVirginia 22558

Cost: Through September 11, 2019, Advance Adult Tasting Ticket – $25 (includes wine glass); Adult Non-Tasting Ticket – $17; Kids Ticket (ages 7-12) – $5; Kids 6 and under are free.  Starting September 12, 2019, General Event & Day-Of Tickets – Adult Tasting Ticket – $30 (includes wine glass); Adult Non-Tasting Ticket – $20; Kids Ticket (ages 7-12) – $5; Kids 6 and under are free. Online ticket sales end September 19, 2019.

Festival of India

September 21-22, 2019 

The Festival of India brings people from all over Virginia to the Greater Richmond Convention Center for two fun-filled days of music, dance, food, and culture. The Festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and explore India’s diverse culture and traditions, including authentic regional food, arts, crafts, and entertainment. Enjoy a renowned cultural program, consisting of classical and modern Indian live performances, as well as East-West fusion dance and music.  This year the theme for the Festival Of India is “Villages of India.”

Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 9pm

Address: Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St, Richmond, VA 23219

Cost: Free


The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion

Saturdays and Sundays, September 21-November 2, 2019

This much-anticipated annual event is one of the area’s favorite fall festivals. Every weekend from September 21 until November families can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities designed just for kids. Your favorite PEANUTS characters will host special events like treat bags, pumpkin decorating and so much more. The festival is included with park admission.

Time: Click here for park hours.

Address: 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047

Cost: Click here for admission prices.


Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, September 21-November 2, 2019

Only the brave of heart dare to stay at Kings Dominion after dark during the months of September and October as the park is invaded by hundreds of monsters every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening. Experience thrilling rides and frightful attractions, venture through haunted mazes, head to terrifying scare zones, or sit in the fright zone during thrilling shows. Tickets are available for as little as $39.99.

Time: Click here for park hours.

Address: 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047

Cost: Click here for admission prices.


Alexander Paley Music Festival

September 27-29, 2019

Alexander Paley is a world-renowned pianist who has garnered acclaim for his expansive repertoire of concerti and solo piano works, his incredible technical prowess, and his convincing personal interpretations. This year’s Festival will celebrate French chamber music with two incredible Blüthner pianos and a beautiful 1690 Goffredo Cappa violin! As in past year, Paley will be joined by Pei-Wen Chen on piano and for 2019, Amiram Ganz, violinist, will be appearing as a guest performer. See a full schedule of events here.

Time: Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 7:30pm; Sunday, 3pm

Address: St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway Richmond, VA 23225

Cost: Free, but contributions can be made here.


State Fair of Virginia

September 27-October 6, 2019

Get ready for one of Virginia’s favorite fall events – The State Fair! This yearly celebration includes fabulous fair food, fun games, thrilling rides, exciting shows, and events of all kinds. Visit livestock, see arts and crafts vendors from around the state, and have an all-around good time with the family.

Time: Fridays and Saturdays – 10am to 10pm; Sundays – 10am to 9pm;
Monday through Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Address: The Meadows Event Park, 13191 Dawn Boulevard, Doswell, VA 23047

Cost: General Adult Admission (at the gate) – $15; Kids (5-12) – $12; Seniors (60+) – $12; Military with ID – $12; Season Passes – $35; Unlimited ride wristbands – $25; Individual ride tickets – $1 each or $20 for a sheet of 25. To get discount advance tickets, click here.


Hanover/Henrico Re-Entry Council Annual  Fall Family Fun Fest 

September 28, 2019

Now in it’s second year, the Fall Family Fun Fest is more than just a festival – it’s a cookout, resource and job fair, and community event all in one, designed specially for those re-entering society after incarceration or those with a criminal record. The event strives to promote community awareness and develop partnerships to address barriers to the effective reentry of these persons and to gather the community in their support.

Time: 10am – 2pm

Address: St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23227

Cost: Free, but registration is encouraged. Register here. 


Train Day 2019 

September 28, 2019 

The annual Train Day at the Richmond Railroad Museum is a free event on September 28th that is perfect for the whole family! Features a kids train, bounce house, live entertainment, giant model layout, Lego railroad, food vendors, and more.

Time: 10am – 3pm

Address: Richmond Railroad Museum, 102 Hull Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224

Cost: Free


Petersburg Festival of Grapes and Hops

September 28, 2019

The Festival of Grapes and Hops brings Old Towne Petersburg alive with a fun-filled day of live music, food, and tastings of some of the region’s finest wine and craft beer. There will be wine and beer vendors from around Virginia, as well as dozens of arts and crafts vendors offering handmade jewelry, hand-painted wine glasses, hand-crafted musical instruments, pottery, ceramics, clothing, paintings and more. Plus, you’ll enjoy music, a family/kids area at Petersbugr Area Art League (PAAL), and a souvenir glass and goody bag.

Time: 11am – 5pm

Address: Historic Old Towne Farmer’s Market, 9 East Old Street, Petersburg, VA  23805

Cost: Advance online tickets, $20 for tasting tickets and $15 for non-tasting tickets 


IMAGINE Multicultural Festival 2019

September 28, 2019 

Hosted by the City of Richmond’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the IMAGINE Multicultural Festival bring families together for a cultural exchange of the many ethnic groups that make up the Richmond community. The whole family will enjoy artistic performances, music, and cultural entertainment as well as food, a children’s zone, local service providers, and vendors. Plus, this year’s event includes a soccer tournament.

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Address: Broad Rock Sports Complex, 4801 Old Warwick Rd, Richmond, VA 23224

Cost: Free


VA Pride Fest 

September 28, 2019 

VA PrideFest is the largest annual celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trangender (LGBTQ+) community in the Commonwealth. Planned and implemented by Virginia Pride, this FREE, family-friendly day of festivities feature a variety of vendors, local eats, activities, and entertainment for a day of fun in the sun!

Time: 12pm – 8pm

Location: Brown’s Island, Downtown Richmond at the bottom of 12th Street. Find directions here.

Cost: Free


Gallmeyer Farms’ Fall Festival at the Pumpkin Patch

September 28-29, 2019

It’s that time of year again – time for the Gallmeyer Farms Fall Festival at the Pumpkin Patch! This much-anticipated two-day event includes live music, free activities for kids, free parking, admission, hayrides, a haybale maze, and arts and crafts from all over the great state of Virginia. No pets are allowed, but coolers, chairs, and picnics are welcome!

Time: 10am – 5pm both days

Address: The Pumpkin Patch, 4506 Millers Lane, Richmond, VA 23231

Cost: Free


Party on the Avenues

September 29, 2019

For a festival that offers fun for the whole family, head to Party on the Avenues. This annual festival celebrates the Westhampton neighborhood with live music, a kids’ zone,  food, craft beverages, local vendors, and fun, family-friendly entertainment all day long. Last year’s event brought nearly 10,000 visitors to Libbie Avenue and this year’s event promises to be just as amazing! Party on the Avenues is FREE and open to the public.

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Address: Libbie Avenue (from Patterson to Guthrie), Richmond, VA

Cost: Free


October Fall Festivals

51st Annual Richmond Oktoberfest

October 4-5, 2019

Every year thousands gather to celebrate the vibrant food, drinks, and culture of Germany at Richmond Oktoberfest. Heralded as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the state, the Richmond Oktoberfest is headed into its 51st year and just getting better with age! This family-friendly festival has become a Richmond classic, featuring authentic German foods, traditional music, dancing, folk-life, and souvenirs.

Time: Friday, 6pm – 11pm; Saturday, 3pm – 11pm

Address: Old Dominion Building, Richmond International Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222

Cost: $15 at the door; $12 for advance purchase; $12 for Seniors 65+; $12 for active Military, National Guard, and Reservists. Children 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Food tickets are $1 each (and have $1 value) and are sold in strips of 10.


37th Annual West Point Crab Carnival 

October 4-5, 2019

As one of Tidewater’s favorite festivals, the Crab Carnival celebrates the Town of West Point’s history with fun for the whole family. Find crabs of all kinds, including Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs, Dungeness Crabs, Soft-Shell Crabs, and Fiddler Crabs. Plus, enjoy live music on multiple stages, parades, the Tour De Crab kids’ bike race, and activities for all ages. In addition to crabs, there will be hamburgers, seafood, festival fare, beer, and soda, as well as local craft vendors offering handmade items for sale. Friday night activities include the children’s bike race, food vendors, band performance, and fireworks. Saturday events include arts/crafts vendors, Crab Carnival Parade, band performances, food vendors, and more.

Time: See a schedule of events here.

Cost: Free admission with food and drinks available for purchase.

Address: Get directions to West Point here.


Breakthrough Beer and Wine Fest 

October 5, 2019

Head to Pamplin Historical Park for a festival of beer and wine with live music, food, and local craft vendors – all set in the picturesque setting of the Park’s Freedom Garden. Plus, enjoy live music provided by mid-Atlantic bands Joe’s Day Off and the Rhythm Kings which will perform a mix of country, folk and top 40 selections. Beer and wine tastings will be available, along with food and craft vendors. Each ticket includes five beer tastings and five wine tastings, along with a collectible beer cup and special event wine glass to take home. Additional tastings can be purchased for $5. Chairs and blankets are welcome but, no coolers or tents are allowed.

Time: 11am – 5pm

Address: Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Rd., PetersburgVA 23803

Cost: Tasting Tickets – $25 in advance or $30 at the gate; Non-Tasting Tickets – Regular Park Admission Price. All tickets include admission to the park and festival.


Powhatan State Park Fall Festival

October 5, 2019

Get in the spirit of fall with the 5th annual Powhatan State Park Fall Festival. AWARE Wildlife Rehabilitation group will be bringing animals including owls, reptiles, and more. Plus, there will be family-friendly activities for everyone. Decorate pumpkins, take wagon rides, find your way through a field maze, get your face painted, and play games all day long. There will even be a special appearance from AWARE Wildlife Rehabilitation group from 3-5pm!

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Cost: Festival admission is free, but parking fees apply ($5, up to 8 passengers) and some activities have costs.

Address: Powhatan State Park, 4616 Powhatan State Park Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139 (meet at the playground area)


13th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival

October 5, 2019

The Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Festival features a 5K run followed by a family festival that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome in Greater Richmond and Central Virginia. Hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond, 100% of the registration fees and donations benefitting families in Greater Richmond service area.

The morning run is followed by the free family festival, with live music, tons of family entertainment, and fun for all ages and abilities. This year, the Team Village is back again along with live music, games, pumpkin patch, lunch in Cafe 21, exhibitors, stage performances, and much more!

Time: 5k race registration, 7:30am; 5k race, 8:30am; Festival, 9am – 1pm

Address: The ACCA Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227

Cost: Free admission to the festival.

Cost For the 5k:
Ages 2 & Under: $5 from 6/1-day of event; includes t-shirt until 9/20 at midnight
Ages 3 & Up: $10 until 9/20, $15 from 9/21-10/4, $20 day of event; includes t-shirt until 9/20 at midnight
Virtual Participant: $40; includes mailed t-shirt if registered before midnight on 9/21
Register online here. 



October 5, 2019

Oysters, Brats, Beers, and Bands – this is the winning recipe that has made Oystoberfest one of the Richmond area’s favorite annual festivals. Bring the whole family for a day of delicious food (featuring an oyster roast, of course!), live music, and family-friendly activities for all ages. Oystoberfest is held in historic Ginter Park at St. Thomas’ Church. Plus, back by popular demand, for 2019 they’ll offer a safe and secure BIKE VALET for those who want to cycle to the event as part of their Virginia Green commitment. Best of all, each bike will earn you $2 worth of free tickets!

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Address: St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222

Cost: Free (but with a suggested donation of $2); food and beverages available for purchase


Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape

October 5, 2019

Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape is celebrating their 17th annual event – and they’re celebrating in style for 2019! Festival of the Grape features more than two dozen Virginia wineries, live music, 100 vendors, food trucks, and more. Bring the whole family and party in the streets of Powhatan with 8,000 of your closest friends while tasting the best Virginia has to offer.

Time: 11am – 6pm

Address: 3887 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139

Cost: Adults (21+), $25; Youth (13-20), $15; Children 12 and under, free. Purchase tickets online here. 


Jackson Ward 2nd Street Festival

October 5-6, 2019

Over the years, the Jackson Ward 2nd Street Festival has become one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest street festivals. Every year, nearly 40,000 people visit historic Jackson Ward to celebrate this historic Richmond gem that was once known as “the Harlem of the South.” Hosted by Venture Richmond Events LLC, the 2nd Street Festival features The 2nd Street Festival features four stages of live musical entertainment along with a Kidz Zone, popular food vendors, a marketplace and Artists Row to shop, the Richmond Metropolitan Antique Car Club, and walking tours given by Historic Jackson Ward Association.

Time: Saturday 11:30am – 7pm, and Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Address: N. 2nd Street in the Jackson Ward neighborhood, downtown Richmond, Virginia

Cost: Free


RVA Street Eats Fall Festival

October 6, 2019 

Join some of the city’s favorite food trucks for this fun-filled festival! You’ll find great food, fantastic beverages, live music, craft vendors and activities for the whole family. Participating food trucks include Bikini Panini, Happy Empanada, Hungry Arrow, Lowco Eatery, Mr. Softee, Bend BBQ & Go Go Vegan Go. Plus, you’ll enjoy live music by The Usual Suspects and The Royal We, along with Virginia craft beers and wines. With plenty of family fun, this is a festival you won’t want to miss.

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Address: Acca Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227

Cost: $10 General Admission; kids 12 and under free; $35 VIP Ticket (includes premier parking, two $5 Food Tokens, two Beverage Tokens, and access to the VIP Lounge)

Richmond Folk Festival

October 11-13, 2019

As one of Richmond’s largest and most anticipated events, The Richmond Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling, a marketplace, a kids’ area, food, and more. The Richmond Folk Festival has been voted “best musical festival in Richmond” for several years running and in 2019, there will be seven stages hosting dozens of artists representing a diverse array of musical traditions, styles, and genres. Best of all? This festival is free and fun for the whole family.

Time: Friday: 6pm – 10pm; Saturday, 12pm – 9:30pm; Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

Address: Downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront, from 2nd to 7th streets and from Byrd Street to the river – including Brown’s Island, the American Civil War Center at Tredegar, portions of Federal Reserve parking lots, and Tredegar Street. Please note, the festival is no longer on the property of NewMarket. Free shuttles are available from City Stadium (3201 Maplewood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221). Click here for more information.

Cost: Free


16th Louisa County Fall Harvest Festival

October 12, 2019

This festival has become a local tradition over the last 16 years. The whole family will have fun with crafts, face painting, hayrides, bounce house, and lots of fun children’s activities. Plus, get fresh produce from the Mineral Farmers Market while you’re there. Admission and activities are free!

Time:  10am – 3pm

Address: Walton Park in Mineral, 628 Louisa Avenue, Mineral, VA 23117

Cost: Free


Taste of Brunswick Festival and Cook-Off

October 12, 2019

If you’re a native Virginian, then you know we take our Brunswick Stew seriously. So what better place to celebrate this fall tradition than at the Taste of Brunswick Festival? Every year more than 10,000 attendees take part in this family-friendly event featuring train rides, a petting zoo, Civil War re-enactments, a car show, local vendors, and, of course, the World Championship Brunswick Stew Cook-off.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Address: Lawrenceville/Brunswick Municipal Airport, 77 Airport Dr., Lawrenceville, VA 23868

Cost: Free admission and parking


Richard Bland Pecan Festival

October 12, 2019

Now in its fourth year, the Pecan Festival at Richard Bland College of William and Mary features live music, food, crafts, brews, wine, and more. Richard Bland College is home to the oldest and largest pecan groves in Virginia with nearly 1,000 pecan trees. Each year the pecans are harvested and proceeds used to advance student success and maintain the groves. Bring the whole family out for a day of fun in the Grove that includes craft activities, face painting, games, and activities for all.

Time: 11am – 5pm

Address: Richard Bland College of W&M, 11301 Johnson Rd, Prince George, VA 23805

Cost: Free


Fall Festival at Massanutten Resort 

October 12, 2019 

Get outside with the family and enjoy Virginia’s stunning foliage at one of the world’s most scenic mountain resorts. For more than 20 years, Massanutten’s annual fall festival has welcomed more than 5,000 visitors for a celebration of all things fall, including live music, a beer garden, wine and cider sampling, food trucks, and scenic chairlift rides. Plus, this year’s Fall Festival is serving up tons of activities to keep the little ones busy. Bring the whole family and discover (or re-discover) the Massanutten Fall Festival!

Time: 11:30am – 5:30pm

Address: Massanutten Resort, 4616 Massanutten Drive, Massanutten, VA 22840

Cost: $5 General Admission at the gate or online; $5 chairlift rides; children under 7 are free


Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival

October 12, 2019 

Grab your family and friends for the 31st Annual Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival – Presented by Wegmans and hosted by The Rotary Club of Huguenot Trail. The whole family will enjoy live entertainment and music all day, along with small plates from local restaurants. Wine, beer and cocktails will be available for purchase, and soft drinks will be available for free.

Time: 12pm – 7pm

Address: Westchester Commons, Westchester Commons Way, Midlothian, VA 23113

Cost: $30 per person in advance and includes 5 food/beverage tickets. Additional food/beverage tickets can be purchased on-site for $5 each. Children 12 and under free with a paid adult ticket. Purchase tickets online here. 


Richmond Mac and Cheese Festival 

October 12, 2019 

Top chefs, food trucks and food vendors come together to celebrate one of America’s favorite dishes – Mac and Cheese! There will be over 30 Kinds of Mac and Cheese to sample from top chefs and food vendors, craft beers, wines and ciders, live music and entertainment, and a chance to vote for Richmond’s Best Mac and Cheese!

Time: Session 1 – 12:30pm – 3:30pm; Session 2- 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Address: Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222

Cost: Entry only- $20 in advance; General Admission – $40 in advance; VIP Admission – $55 in advance; children 12 and under are FREE. Click here to learn more about what each ticket level includes and to purchase tickets online.


2nd Annual Cambodian Food Festival

October 12-13, 2019 

Last year, the first Richmond-area Cambodian Food Festival wowed the community with an amazing array of traditional Cambodian foods and culture. Thanks to its incredible popularity, it’s back for a second year with even more amazing food and an extra day to celebrate! The 2019 festival will be held over two days and will feature traditional Cambodian dishes, such as fresh spring rolls, papaya salad, chicken curry, and more, as well as Cambodian desserts, traditional Cambodian music, wedding costumes and clothing, and cooking demonstrations. Bring the family out for this beautiful celebration of Cambodian culture and enjoy some amazing food along the way!

Time: 10am – 6pm both days

Address: Battlefield Park, 8801 Battlefield Park Rd, Henrico, VA 23231

Cost: Free admission; food available for purchase


Gourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival

October 12-13, 2019

Join Boney for another Gourds, Goblets, and Ghouls Festival this year at Hanover Vegetable Farm. This beloved festival includes live music, wineries, a beer garden, vendors, hay rides, pumpkin picking, a corn maze, and tons of fun for the whole family. After the festival, if you have the courage, stick around for the RedVein Haunted House!

Time: 11am – 6pm both days

Address: Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, VA 23005

Cost: Tickets will be available soon. Click here for updates on pricing and to purchase tickets online as they become available.


SpookieFUN Fest

October 18, 2019 

SpookieFUN Fest is back for another year of “spooky” family fun! Families with children 12 and under, join Taylor, the Hanover Parks and Recreation’s lovable mascot, and some of his famous friends at Pole Green Park – and don’t forget to come in your best Halloween costume and have your trick or treat bags ready. DJ Luke will host music and dancing in the Monster Mash Dance area with a special performance by the Richmond Urban Dance Group, plus, you’ll enjoy rides and inflatables, SpookieFUN games, The Game Patrol, Casper’s FUN Area (ages 5 and under), and a Flashlight Candy Hunt (ages 6-12)! Plus, kids can trickor treat in the Hanover Treats area and do crafts and activities in Taylor’s Tricks area with participating local businesses and organizations.

Time: 5pm – 8:30pm

Address: Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Ln, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

Cost: Free; please note, some activities may have a small fee


Hanover Autumnfest

October 19, 2019  

Bring the family to historic Hanover Tavern for a celebration of all things fall. The historic Hanover Tavern is one of the country’s oldest taverns, and on Saturday, October 19, they will be celebrating their supporters, guests, and friends with great food, craft beer, local wine, live music, fall foliage, and family fun. For the little ones, there will also be pumpkin picking, face painting, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, hay slide, and more!

Time: 10am – 3pm

Address: 1511 – 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Hanover, VA 23069

Cost: Free


Midlothian Village Day Festival

October 19, 2019 

Join your Midlothian community for a day filled with fun activities for the whole family. There will be crafters, community booths, games, inflatables, entertainment, food vendors, a raffle and more! This event is free and open to the public.

Time: 10am – 3pm

Address: Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113

Cost: Free


2nd Annual RVA Booklovers’ Festival

October 19, 2019 

The 2nd Annual RVA Booklovers’ Festival will be a fun-filled, literary weekend featuring some of the the East Coast’s most beloved authors, artisans, local cuisine, and more! Meet over 40 published authors and poets, and catch them performing readings and book talks throughout the day. Other events will include a used book drive benefiting the local community, interactive children’s activities, literary-inspired artisans, delicious local cuisine, official festival merchandise, and more. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to local RVA literacy organizations.​

Time: 10am – 4pm

Address: Jefferson Park, 1921 Princess Anne Ave, Richmond, VA 23223

Cost: Free


Virginia Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival

October 19, 2019 

The Virginia Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the many Czech and Slovak families who settled in the Prince George region following the Civil War and who continue to be an important part of today’s community. Come out for a day of traditional food, dancing, music, arts and crafts and much more. Hosted by the Prince George Regional Heritage Center, this is a family friendly event and offers activities for all ages, including genealogical exhibits and farm exhibits.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Address: Prince George Regional Heritage Center, 6406 Courthouse Rd, Prince George, VA 23875

Cost: Free


Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival

October 19, 2019

Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival on the Boulevard is back for another year of fabulous fall fun! This family-friendly festival features live music, festive beverages, delicious seasonally-inspired food, a kids’ area and more. Plus, be sure to start planning your costumes now for the main event – the Costume Contest!

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Address: Intersection of North Boulevard and West Leigh Street, Richmond, VA

Cost: Free


Goblins and Gourds Harvest Celebration

October 20, 2019

Lewis Ginter’s Goblins and Gourds Harvest Celebration returns for another year featuring music, storytelling, pumpkin-painting, and “green” fun in the Children’s Garden. In addition to enjoying live music from the Sweet Potatoes and Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, kids can choose from more than 500 pumpkins and paint one to take home. There will also be demonstrations in gourd carving, pumpkin carving, and this year, a special food menu!

Time: 10am – 3pm

Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228

Cost: Activities are included with regular garden admission


Innsbrook’s Pumpkin Palooza

October 26, 2019

Get ready for one of Richmond’s favorite fall events – Pumpkin Palooza! This family-friendly festival features the famous “Punkin Dunkin” pumpkin toss via old-fashioned trebuchets and cross-bows, a children’s costume contest and parade, a doggie costume contest, a battle of the bands, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, food trucks, a kids’ zone, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more. Plus, you’ll find plenty of food and beverages for the whole family, including craft beverages for adults! Fun for all ages. Proceeds benefit Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.

Time: 10am – 3pm

Address: Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Cost: Free


Oktoberfest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

October 26, 2019

Celebrate the beauty of fall at Lewis Ginter with a special day of family fun. There will be games, including lawn game like cornhole, ladder golf, and life-size Jenga, as well as local food and beer from Center of the Universe Brewing. Bring canned goods to donate in support of the FeedMore food bank, where over 3,200 meals are served daily to Richmond’s senior citizens and children in need.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228

Cost: Activities are included with regular garden admission; food and drinks will be available for an additional fee


Fall Harvest Festival at Castle Glen Estates Winery 

October 26, 2019 

Join Castle Glen Estates Winery for their first ever Fall Harvest Festival! The event will feature incredible wines from both the estate and other local Virginia wineries, as well as live music, food trucks, vendors, and outdoor family fun for everyone. Be sure to to enter their 50/50 raffles in support of C.A.R.E. Rescue (local dog rescue) and Tearing Down the Walls Ministry. Admission tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. This event is pet friendly!

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Address: Castle Glen Estates Winery, 18185 Narrow Path Trail, Doswell, VA 23047

Cost: Designated Driver – $15; General Admission (21+) – $25 or 2/$40; children and youth under 18 get in free. Purchase tickets online here. 


Harvest Stew and Stout Festival

October 27, 2019

This one-of-a-kind Richmond festival features stews made on site by some of the area’s greatest Stew Masters. And for 2019, the event will include all types of stews – Vegetarian, Brunswick, Gumbo, and more! Stews are available for purchase as tastings or by the quart, so sample your favorites then take some home to enjoy all fall! Bring chairs to enjoy live music, great food, and family fun all day long. All proceeds benefit the Enrichmond Foundation.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Address: TBD. Click here for updates.

Cost: Suggested $1 donation for entrance; food and beverages are available for purchase


Central VA Celtic Festival & Highland Games

October 26-27, 2019

The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games is one of the most authentic celebrations of Celtic and Highland culture you’ll find. Every year, this fun-filled festival showcases traditional highland dancing, hurling, rugby, harp and fiddle competitions, and SO much more. Held at the Richmond International Raceway, there will be activities for all ages, including a special “wee ones area.” Plus, in the Vendor Village, you’ll find jewelry, traditional Celtic food, pottery, and, of course, kilts.

Time: Saturday, 9am – 6pm; Sunday 9am – 5pm

Address: Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222

Cost:  Advance one-day admission: $15/day; Advance two-day admission: $25; Day-of admission: $20 for one and $30 for two days. Kids 12 and under are free. Dogs are permitted with a $5 donation, ticketed adult, and proof of rabies vaccination. Advance online tickets can be purchased at www.RichmondRaceway.com.


Fall Festival at The Robinson Theater

October 28, 2019 

This annual event is a great time to bring family and friends together to experience art and culture in Richmond’s historic Church Hill. The event features local artist, live performances, local restaurants, and much more! This event is FREE and open to the community.

Time: 3pm – 6pm

Address: Robinson Theater Community Arts Center, 2903 Q St, Richmond, VA 23223

Cost: Free


November Fall Festivals

Urbanna Oyster Festival 

November 1-2, 2019

This two-day festival celebrates one of Virginia’s favorite local delicacies – the oyster. Bring the whole family to the beautiful town of Urbanna for two days filled with vendors, crafts, food, beer and wine, and fun for all ages. There will be parades, children’s activities and rides, waterfront demonstrations, history exhibits, and so much more. Click here for a full schedule of events.

Time: Friday, 10am – 7pm; Saturday, 9am – 5pm

Address: Click here for directions to Urbanna.

Cost: Admission is free, food and events are pay-as-you-go; parking is $10 on Friday and $20 on Saturday


Craftsman Classic Art and Craft Festival

November 1-3, 2019

Named one of the “Best Arts & Crafts Show” in Virginia year after year, this three-day event is back for another year. Discover original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across the nation and see live demonstrations of their work all weekend long. Get your Christmas shopping done early with arts and crafts displayed through three large exhibition halls and rest assured, you’ll find something for every taste, style, and budget!

Time: Friday, 10am – 9pm; Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Address: Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222

Cost: Adult, $8; Child (6-12), $1; Children under 6, free. Admission is good for all three days with a Free Return Pass. Save $2 off each Adult Ticket when you buy online (print-at-home) tickets. Click here for updates on advance ticket availability.


Virginia Thanksgiving Festival 

November 3, 2019

Berkeley Plantation was the site of the nation’s first official Thanksgiving celebration in 1619. Every year, Berkeley Plantation celebrates this historic event with a re-enactment of the First English Thanksgiving, the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers, a parade with horse drawn carriages, fife and drum performances, live entertainment, musicians and magicians, colonial period games, dancing and choral groups, arts and crafts, jewelry and food vendors, a corn maze, storytelling, cornhusk doll making, candle dipping, and a silent auction. Brock’s Barbeque will be offering their famous “Thanksgiving Dinner in a Glass” along with smoked turkey legs, Brunswick Stew, BBQ, and Virginia Ham biscuits. Concession stands with hot dogs, kettle corn and funnel cakes are also available throughout the day. Bring chairs and blankets and come prepared for a day filled with history, food, and fun!

Time: 11am – 4pm

Address: Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Rd., Charles City, VA 23030

Cost: (includes admission and parking – cash only) $5 motorcycle/bike; $10 car/van
$20.00 bus; food available for purchase; tours of Berkeley’s Manor House – $12.50/person. Discounted rates for seniors, military, and children ages 6-16.


Great American Indian Exposition Pow Wow  

November 7-10, 2019

The Great American Indian Exposition Pow Wow and Show features the best in American Indian dancing, singing, drumming, arts, crafts, foods, and entertainment (flute music, bow and arrow shooting, and more). Meet and interact with more than 100 American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists, and craftspersons. This beautiful annual event helps to educate the public about American Indians, both past and present, through the arts. Dancers and drummers will attend from all over the US and Canada. Find one-of-a-kind turquoise jewelry, moccasins, beadwork, rugs, books, and paintings. For kids, there will be face painting and other family fun activities. To learn about special school field trip programs, click here.

Time: Final information has not been confirmed, call Barry Richardson at 252-532-0821 or email powwow@vance.net

Address: 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222

Cost: Final information has not been confirmed, call Barry Richardson at 252-532-0821 or email powwow@vance.net


Richmond Cider Celebration

November 9, 2019

Kick off Virginia’s official “Cider Week” right with the Richmond Cider Celebration, hosted by Enrichmond. As the first event of this state-wide celebration, the Richmond Cider Celebration draws cideries and attendees from across Virginia. At this fun-filled festival, you’ll find Virginia cideries and their representatives offering tastings and full pours, as well as local food and artisan vendors, live music and more.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Address: TBD. Click here for updates closer to the event.

Cost: Free; food and drinks available for purchase


Inlight Richmond Festival and Lantern Parade 

November 15-16, 2019

Hosted and organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond celebrates light-based art and performance with sculptures, videos, and interactive projects that light up pathways, walls, and sidewalks. The event kicks off with a Community Lantern Parade featuring lanterns made by community members of all ages in a variety of places, including workshops, schools, and at home. 1708 Gallery hosts workshops prior to the event and all are welcome to join. You can also bring your own handmade lanterns from home and walk in the parade. Find instructions on how to make DIY lanterns or get more details about the event here.

NOTE: InLight 2019 will take place at Chimborazo Park. Artists are invited to propose projects that critically engage with the social and geographic history of this site. Two key moments in the park’s history include being the location of the largest Confederate military hospital during the Civil War and following Emancipation, hosting a Freedmen’s community for formerly enslaved African-Americans. 1708 seeks artists and projects that respond to, elaborate on, and propose new ways of understanding these complex histories.

Time: Friday, 7pm – 12am; Saturday, 7pm – 10pm

Address: Chimborazo Park, 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223

Cost: Free