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  • 09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017

    Heacock Classic Gold Cup Historic Races & Trans Am Racing Series

    Halifax

    The SportsCar Vintage Racing Association returns to VIR to close its east coast season, bringing with it cars and a passion for racing that have stood the test of time. Memories will return with every…

    1245 Pine Tree Road , Alton, Virginia 24520
    Halifax
  • 09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

    Farm Girls Vintage Faire

    Appomattox

    Come out to the country and shop many handcrafted, vintage, unique, repurposed, and upcycled items for you and your home from over 30 vendors at Evergreen Lavender Farm! Check us out on Facebook!Admis…

    7169 Old Evergreen Road , Appomattox, Virginia 24522
    Appomattox
  • 09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

    Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival

    Appomattox

    The 1st Annual Appomattox Oyster & Seafood Festival will be held at Clover Hill Village on Saturday, September 23, 2017. We will have Breweries & Wineries to help wash down the oysters & s…

    5747 River Ridge Rd , Appomattox, Virginia 24522
    Appomattox
  • 09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

    Chase City Shine & Wine Festival

    Mecklenburg

    Welcome to our 3nd Annual Shine & Wine Festival!  Enjoy tastings from wineries & distilleries from all over Virginia.  Art & Craft vendors will be on site too. This is a rain or…

    11633 Hwy 92 , Chase City, Virginia 23924
    Mecklenburg
  • 09/23/2017 - 09/23/2017

    Meade & Lee After Gettysburg Book Signing

    Dinwiddie

    Join author Jeffrey Hunt as he speaks about his recently published book: Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: The Forgotten Final Stage of the Gettysburg Campaign, from Falling Waters to Culpeper Court Hou…

    6125 Boyton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Dinwiddie
  • 09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017

    $1 Admission Weekend

    Dinwiddie

    Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is celebrating Museum Weekend on September 23-24, 2017 with $1.00 general admission. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Visitors can exper…

    6125 Boyton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Dinwiddie
  • 09/25/2017 - 09/25/2017

    Cooper's Landing Chef's Cooking Class - Topic:"Get Ready for FALL with ALL Things Pumpkin"

    Mecklenburg

    Cooper's Landing Chef's Cooking Class - Topic:" Get ready for FALL with ALL Things Pumpkin." Monday Night Evening Chef's Cooking Class & Small Bites! Cooper's Landing is the perfect getaway for th…

    801 Virginia Avenue , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Mecklenburg
  • 09/26/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Five County Fair

    Prince Edward

    The Five County Fair is host to Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, and Prince Edward Counties. Come enjoy  games, food, beauty pageants,professional wrestling, and more! Every year, …

    209 Fairgrounds Rd , Farmville, Virginia 23901
    Prince Edward
  • 09/28/2017 - 09/28/2017

    Civil War Conversation- To Be Free, a Citizen, and a Voter

    Appomattox

    The passage of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments forever changed American society. Join Museum CEO Christy Coleman as she explores the social and political implications of these amendments at the tim…

    159 Horseshoe Rd , Appomattox, Virginia 24522
    Appomattox
  • 09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Pallas Athena Ladies Aid Society

    Appomattox

    Costumed living history interpreters will demonstrate the equipment, comfort supplies, and services provided to soldiers and hospitals by aid societies during the Civil War, and the activities of a ty…

    159 Horseshoe Rd , Appomattox, Virginia 24522
    Appomattox
  • 09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Big Buggs Island Blues Bash

    Mecklenburg

    COME OUT for the Third Annual Big Bugg's Island Blues Bash for LIVE blues, A swing dance competition, Arts, Crafts, and Good Food in Clarksville by the Lake! WHEN: September 30, 2017 - 2:00PMWHE…

    104 Woodland Drive , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Mecklenburg
  • 09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    Parrish Pumpkin Patch

    Lunenburg

    Est. 2009 We are a family of 5 plus the cats, dogs, (our new Frenchie!) chickens, goats, pet jersey cows, mallards & pot belly pigs! When our children were little, we would look so forward to Oct…

    2571 Dundas Road , Kenbridge, Virginia 23944
    Lunenburg
  • 09/30/2017 - 09/30/2017

    South Boston Harvest Festival

    Halifax

    Bring the family and stay for the day. This festival has something for everyone, young and old alike. Crafters line the streets with handmade items from wreaths, to wooden chairs, to toys and more. Mu…

    432 Main Street , South Boston, Virginia 24592
    Halifax
  • 10/03/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Halifax County Fair

    Halifax

    The Halifax County Fair will open with days of fun for everyone; our Fair is an annual tradition that began over 105 years ago on lower Main Street in South Boston VA and has grown to be a c…

    1188 James D. Hagood Highway , South Boston, Virginia 24592
    Halifax
  • 10/06/2017 - 10/06/2017

    Grammy Nominated Guitarist Lenny Holmes

    Dinwiddie

    Grammy nominated guitarist, writer & producer Lenny Holmes will be coming to Dinwiddie for a special concert on Friday October 6th at Lake Chesdin Campground (713 Sutherland Rd. Church Road, VA) a…

    713 Sutherland Rd , Church Road, Virginia 23844
    Dinwiddie
  • 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm

    Dinwiddie

    Join us on the Farm this October!  Come on out to the country and celebrate the arrival of fall with fun, family activities. Admission:  Adults - $10, Children (3-12) - $5, Seniors (65…

    116 Cox Rd , Blackstone, Virginia 23824
    Dinwiddie
  • 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Midnight in America Book Signing

    Dinwiddie

    The Civil War brought many forms of upheaval to America, not only in waking hours but also in the dark of night. Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided throug…

    6125 Boyton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Dinwiddie
  • 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up Book Signing

    Dinwiddie

    In the summer of 1862, with the eastern Confederate army on its heels, and the Union army nearing the Southern nation’s capital city, a dramatic turn occurred with a series of battles. Come out …

    6125 Boyton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Dinwiddie
  • 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Powhatan State Park Fall Festival

    Powhatan

    Join us for the annual Fall Festival at Powhatan State Park. Our special guest this year is AWARE Wildlife Rehabilitation group. They will bring animals such as owls, reptiles and more. Activities inc…

    4616 Powhatan State Park Rd. , Powhatan, Virginia 23139
    Powhatan
  • 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Powhatan's Festival of the Grape

    Powhatan

    Experience the excellence of 30 Virginia wineries at the annual Festival of the Grape at Powhatan's Historic Courthouse Square. A festival for family fun, tastings of Virginia's finest wines, de…

    3880 Old Buckingham Road , Powhatan, Virginia 23139
    Powhatan
  • 10/07/2017 - 10/07/2017

    Harvest Festival South Hill

    Mecklenburg

     Games, contests, prizes, music, food, petting zoo and much more for the entire family. Arts and Craft, music, vendors and more.…

    203 East Danville Street , South Hill, Virginia 23970
    Mecklenburg
  • 10/10/2017 - 10/10/2017

    Buckingham County Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour

    Buckingham

    Here in the geographical center of Virginia forestry is alive and well. Bound on the north and south by the James and Appomattox Rivers, good forest management practices are essential for protecting w…

    16980 Oak Street , Dillwyn, Virginia 23936
    Buckingham
  • 10/14/2017 - 10/14/2017

    Taste of Brunswick Festival & Cook-Off

    Brunswick

    Arts and crafts, kids rides,Barrel train rides, corn crib, wagon rides,stage coach rides,huge car show,Antique tractor show, live Bluegrass bands all day, World Championship Brunswick Stew cook-off w/…

    100 Campus Drive , Alberta, Virginia 23821
    Brunswick
  • 10/20/2017 - 10/20/2017

    Harvest Winemaker's Dinner at Cooper's Landing

    Mecklenburg

    Cooper's Landing Inn & Traveler's Tavern presents their Harvest Winemaker's Dinner. Join us in the tavern for cocktails at 6:30 and dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. The evening will consist of 5 pai…

    801 Virginia Avenue , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Mecklenburg
  • 10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017

    A Haunting on the Lake

    Prince Edward

    The sun has gone down and the creatures and beasts of the mysterious Goodwin Lake Trail have awoken for a night of fright. Join a trail guide as their dim lanterns give you passage and help you to fac…

    788 Twin Lakes Rd , Green Bay, Virginia 23942
    Prince Edward
  • 10/20/2017 - 10/20/2017

    Grant's 5th Offensive Battlefield Tour

    Dinwiddie

    Join Park Historians Tim Talbott and Gary Helm as they hit the road for a one-day tour. The walking/driving tour is of the wartime fortifications southeast of Richmond and actions north of the James R…

    6125 Boyton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Dinwiddie
  • 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Movies at the Museum - "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter"

    Appomattox

    Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an outdoor movie on the lawn of the Museum. Come earlier for activities beginning at 5:30 pm, including historical kids’ games and tasty snacks from l…

    159 Horseshoe Rd , Appomattox, Virginia 24522
    Appomattox
  • 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Fall Harvest Festival and Night 5K Trail Run

    Buckingham

    Don't miss the park's biggest event. Enjoy pumpkin carving and painting (pumpkins will be for sale), candle dipping, apple pressing, face painting, 19th century children's games, an apple slingshot, a…

    104 Green Hill Drive , Gladstone, Virginia 24553
    Buckingham
  • 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Fall for Twin Lakes Festival

    Prince Edward

    As leaves begin to change and the weather cools, the park comes alive with this family-centered celebration. Activities include a pumpkin patch, hay rides, trick or treating in the campground, ranger-…

    788 Twin Lakes Rd , Green Bay, Virginia 23942
    Prince Edward
  • 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017

    Virginia State Karaoke Championship

    Halifax

    The Official Virginia Karaoke Championship is held in October each year in Virgilina, Va. Qualifiers for the state championship are selected at qualifying rounds on the 3rd ...Saturday in Feb, April,…

    8059 Florence Ave , Virgilina, Virginia 24598
    Halifax
  • 10/26/2017 - 10/26/2017

    Civil War Conversation- The Remarkable Dreams of Civil War Americans

    Appomattox

    The Civil War placed new and unique strains on 19th-century Americans, and their nightly visions reflected those hardships. Dreams sometimes vividly brought to life the horrors of the conflict and at …

    159 Horseshoe Rd , Appomattox, Virginia 24522
    Appomattox
  • 10/27/2017 - 10/27/2017

    Monster Mash

    Mecklenburg

    Free! Aliens have landed and transformed Three Lakes Park into a spooky site! Celebrate the hair-raising fun of fall with a creepy nature walk, costume contests and rockin' monster music. Concessions …

    2999 Darbytown Rd. , Henrico, Virginia 23231
    Mecklenburg
  • 10/27/2017 - 10/27/2017

    Voices from the Shadows

    Petersburg City

    Does the sound of Civil War cannon fire still echo in the night? Experience Pamplin Historical Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park's historical sites. Com…

    6125 Boydton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Petersburg City
  • 10/31/2017 - 10/31/2017

    Monster Mash/Affair on the Square

    Mecklenburg

    Halloween "Spooktacular" Party for children. Come enjoy food, scary music, games, free candy and the halloween costume contest for kids up to age 12.…

    West Danville Street , South Hill, Virginia 23970
    Mecklenburg
  • 11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

    Bluegrass, Barbecue, and Brew Festival

    Charlotte

    Join us Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our Seventh Annual Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival at Patrick Henry's Red Hill. The Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival is al…

    1250 Red Hill Road , Brookneal, Virginia 24528
    Charlotte
  • 11/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

    Oysters, Barbecue...Battersea!

    Petersburg City

     Oysters, barbecue...Battersea will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Historic Battersea Plantation in Petersburg. Enjoy the afternoon on this beautiful 37-acre property where you will be …

    1289 Upper Appomattox Street , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Petersburg City
  • 11/05/2017 - 11/05/2017

    Death of an Assassin Book Signing

    Petersburg City

    From the depths of German and American archives comes a story one soldier never wanted told. The first volunteer killed defending Robert E. Lee’s position in battle was really a German assassin.…

    6125 Boyton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Petersburg City
  • 11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017

    Healing Blue & Gray

    Dinwiddie

    Neither the Union nor the Confederacy was prepared for the huge numbers of sick and wounded soldiers produced by the Civil War armies. Come hear Park historian Gary Helm discuss the state of medical s…

    6125 Boyton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Dinwiddie
  • 11/13/2017 - 11/13/2017

    Cooper's Landing Inn Cooking School Class - Holiday Entertaining & Decadent Desserts

    Mecklenburg

    Cooper's Landing Inn & Traveler's Tavern Monday Night Evening Class & Small Bites. Topic: Holiday Entertaining & Decadent Desserts! Come join the Chefs for our two-hour Monday night sessio…

    801 Virginia Avenue , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Mecklenburg
  • 11/18/2017 - 11/18/2017

    Reflect & Respect: African-American History Weekend

    Petersburg City

    Come learn about the richness of African-American history and heritage at Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. There will be plenty of educational and entertaining…

    6125 Boyton Plank Road , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Petersburg City
  • 11/18/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Friends of The R. T. Arnold Library Holiday Bazaar

    Mecklenburg

    Friends of the R. T. Arnold Library Holiday Bazaar. Crafts, food, gift ideas, stew and more.  …

    Rocky Branch Road , South Hill, Virginia 23970
    Mecklenburg
  • 11/19/2017 - 11/19/2017

    "Christmas with the King" A Michael Carter Elvis Tribute

    Mecklenburg

    Local Michael Carter does a tribute to Elvis Presley…

    220 S Mecklenburg Ave , South Hill, Virginia 23970
    Mecklenburg
  • 11/23/2017 - 11/23/2017

    Decadent Thanksgiving Feast at Cooper's Landing Inn

    Mecklenburg

    Thanksgiving at Cooper's Landing. Let us take the work out of this year's Holiday season... Join us for a decadent Thanksgiving Feast. We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with gourmet f…

    801 Virginia Avenue , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Mecklenburg
  • 11/23/2017 - 11/23/2017

    Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

    Halifax

    Presenting our 2017 Thanksgiving Menu!  Don't feel like cooking this Thanksgiving? Join us for our beautiful Thanksgiving event hosted annually in the Berry Hill Ballroom. This year's menu featu…

    3105 River Road , South Boston, Virginia 24592
    Halifax
  • 11/24/2017 - 11/24/2017

    Blackstone Grand Illumination & Holiday Open House

    Nottoway

    Blackstone Virginia's Grand Illumination and Holiday Open House begins at 6 p.m. on November 24, 2017 at Seay Park at the intersection of Church Street and Main Street, and continues all along the Mai…

    121 N. Main Street , Blackstone, Virginia 23824
    Nottoway
  • 11/29/2017 - 11/29/2017

    Tell Santa at the Chamber Depot

    Mecklenburg

    Tell Santa Claus your holiday wish list at the South Hill Chamber of Commerce Depot Building in South Hill, VA. Free photos with Santa and small gifts for children ages 12 and under.…

    201 S. Mecklenburg Ave , South HIll, Virginia 23970
    Mecklenburg
  • 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Brunch with Santa at Cooper's Landing Inn

    Mecklenburg

    A wonderful family event . . . we have decked the halls.  Bring the family for the 12th  Annual Brunch with Santa. You can cozy up to our 1830's woodstove or dine next to one of our 14 beaut…

    801 Virginia Avenue , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Mecklenburg
  • 12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    Tea & Tidings

    Dinwiddie

    Did you know that to carry away fruit or bonbons from the table is a sign of low breeding? At Pamplin Historical Park's Tea & Tidings, ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th …

    6125 Boyton Plank Rod , Petersburg, Virginia 23803
    Dinwiddie
  • 12/04/2017 - 12/04/2017

    South Hill Chamber of Commerce/CCB Christmas Parade

    Mecklenburg

    A grand parade of floats, classic cars, bands, beauty pageant winners, sports champions and, of course, Santa arrives.…

    Danville Street , South Hill, Virginia 23970
    Mecklenburg
  • 12/06/2017 - 12/06/2017

    Shriner's Seafood Festival

    Mecklenburg

    Enjoy seafood, music and fun with the South Hill Shrine Club at this annual festival. Tickets are $25 and include fried and steamed shrimp, fried fish, baked beans, cole slaw, hushpuppies, iced tea a…

    101 Raines St , South Hill, Virginia 23970
    Mecklenburg
  • 12/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

    Blackstone Virginia Christmas Parade

    Nottoway

    The Blackstone Virginia Christmas Parade (Second Friday in December) December 8, 2017 at 6 p.m., is an annual family event, during our winter holiday season.  The Parade route begins near Blacks…

    121 N. Main Street , Blackstone, Virginia 23824
    Nottoway
  • 12/31/2017 - 12/31/2017

    New Year's Eve Celebration at Cooper's Landing Inn

    Mecklenburg

    Ring in the New Year with a special celebration at Cooper’s Landing Inn & Traveler’s Tavern. There will be two seatings: 5pm & 9pm. Each seating will consist of a passed hors d'oeu…

    801 Virginia Avenue , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Mecklenburg
  • 01/01/2018 - 01/01/2018

    New Year's Day Bloody Mary Brunch

    Mecklenburg

    Join us New Year's Day for our Special Bloody Mary Brunch.  We will be serving your favorite comfort foods and specialty Bloody Mary's from 10am-3pm    Specialty Bloody Mary’s . …

    801 Virginia Avenue , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Mecklenburg
  • 03/25/2018 - 03/30/2018

    Banjo & Mandolin Building Workshop

    Appomattox

    Build your own custom banjo or mandolin! Your Choice Banjo or Mandolin (Standard or Octave) Banjo Details Solid mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, peg head, overlay and heel cap.  Sealed…

    1267 4-H Camp Road , Appomattox, Virginia 24522
    Appomattox
  • 04/28/2018 - 04/28/2018

    Historic Garden Week -Clarksville

    Brunswick

    Clarksville, located on the banks of Buggs Island Lake, in Southside Virginia, is a peaceful, small town with rich Native American and Colonial history. Today, it is known as a growing center for tech…

    321 Virginia Avenue , Clarksville, Virginia 23927
    Brunswick