Calendar of Events

September/October 2015 Calendar of Events

September 3
6th Annual Wing Fling Phase 2
4009 Murray Place, Lynchburg
5 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of wings from multiple vendors, live music, exhibitors, the Nuclear Hot Wing Eating contest
and more! Information at (434) 845-5966.

104th Annual Exhibition: Breath/Breadth Opening Reception
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
5 to 7 p.m.
On view through Dec. 11. Information at
www.maiermuseum.org.

September 4
First Fridays
Downtown and Rivermont, Lynchburg
5 to 8 p.m.
Local arts organizations and galleries stay open late to debut performances, hold openings and exhibit new works. A free trolley runs from Downtown to Rivermont Avenue.

First Friday at the Lynchburg Museum
901 Court Street, Lynchburg
5 to 8 p.m.
Free to the general public.

First Friday at Riverviews Artspace
901 Jefferson Street G3, Lynchburg
5:30 p.m. to Midnight
Free and open to the public.

First Friday at the Academy of Fine Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg
5 to 8 p.m.
Free to the public. Information on current exhibits at
www.academyfinearts.com.

September 4-7
Labor Day Weekend Activities
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
1235 State Park Rd., Huddleston
Information at www.visitBedford.com.

September 4-5
The 24th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
Information at www.maiermuseum.org.

September 5
County Fair and Gathering
The Sedalia Center
1108 Sedalia School Road, Big Island
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Agriculture, animal husbandry, energy conservation
and the domestic arts. Sustainable skills, local livestock
and poultry show plus home canning. Information at
(434) 299-5080.

Annual Baking Contest at Saunders Brothers Farm Market
2717 Tye Brook Hwy, Pine River
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information at www.saundersbrothers.com.

Sunset Saturday: Labor Day Edition
Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery
1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta
7 to 10 p.m.
$10 per person. Information at (540) 296-1393 and
www.smlwine.com/home

September 7
Annual Buena Vista Labor Day
Glen Maury Park
101 Maury River Road, Buena Vista
8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Information at www.glenmaurypark.com.

September 10-13
Lockn’ Music Festival
Oak Ridge Farm
2300 Oak Ridge Rd., Arrington
Lockn’ is a four day music festival, with an emphasis on music, camping, outdoor activities, regional food, beverages and artisans. Information at www.locknfestical.com.

September 11
Get! Downtown Street Festival
Downtown Main/Church Streets, Lynchburg
6 to 9 p.m.
Free to the public.

25th Annual Mountain Music and Dance Festival
Glen Maury Park
101 Maury River Drive, Buena Vista
Admission Fee: $14/person/day; $25/person/weekend;
$10 Saturday after 5 p.m.; Kids under 15 free.
Camping Fee: $13/site/day.

Second Fridays in Centertown Bedford
5 to 8 p.m.
Art Galleries, museums and shops will be open.

September 12
43rd Annual Lynchburg Art Festival
E.C. Glass High School Grounds
2111 Memorial Avenue, Lynchburg
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Features original artwork for display and sale by
150 local and regional artists.

WarriorFest 2015
Harley Davidson of Lynchburg
20452 Timberlake Dr., Lynchburg
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Includes stops at Apocalypse Ale Works and Loose Shoe Brewery; all proceeds to benefit the Virginia Warrior Program, Region 3. Information from Jeremy (434)237-2381.

Day in the Park
Miller Park
2100 Park Ave., Lynchburg
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Antique and Classic Boat Show
Mariner’s Landing Resort
1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
25th Anniversary celebration; public boat show. Information at (540) 488-2536 and
www.woodenboats.net/index.php.

The Sound of Music Sing-Along
Academy Warehouse Theatre
Corner of 5th and Commerce, Lynchburg
7 p.m.
Featuring guest star Daniel Truhitte (Rolf) from the original film. Ticket information at www.academyfinearts.com.

Bedford County Hunt Dog Days Festival
Top of the Hill Farm
9920 Dickerson Mill Rd., Moneta
1 to 8 p.m.
Live bands, artisans, vendors, races, craft beers,
wine, auctions, face painting and more! Information
at (862) 266-2081.

September 12-13
Skiing/Snowboarding–Subway Commonwealth Games
Snowflex
4000 Candlers Mountain Rd., Lynchburg
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$5 registration fee required.

September 13
2nd Annual Bedford’s Finest Fare—A Local Gastronomic Event
Wharton Memorial Garden
309 North Bridge Str., Bedford
4 to 8 p.m.
Celebrating Bedford’s vibrant local food and beverage scene and featuring local chefs. Tickets available at the Bedford Welcome Center and online at www.lynchburgtickets.com.

September 17
Opening Reception for “Butch Hartman: Cartoon Creator” Exhibit
Liberty University Art Gallery
6 to 8:30 p.m.
On display through October 17; free to the public. Information at (434) 592-7629.

September 18
“Humbly I Serve” Golf Tournament
Ivy Hill Golf Club
12 p.m.
All proceeds go to vision care of children domestically
and internationally. Information at (434) 239-0081.
National D-Day Memorial–
Air Force Birthday
3 Overlord Circle, Bedford
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 19
Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival
Lynchburg City Stadium
3176 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Information at www.lynchburgbeerandwinefestival.com.

16th Annual Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival
Avoca Museum
1514 Main Street, Altavista
Noon to 6 p.m.
Wines from seven area wineries will be
featured; live music, vendors and bounce houses
for kids. Information at (434) 369-1076 or
avocaevents@embarqmail.com.

National D-Day Memorial – POW/MIA Awareness Day
3 Overlord Circle, Bedford
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Piney River Gold Apple Day at Saunders Brothers Farm Market
2717 Tye Brook Hwy., Piney River
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pick Your Own Apples at Seamans’ Orchard
415 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 24-26
15th Annual Nothin’ Fancy
Bluegrass Festival
Glen Maury Park
10th Street, Buena Vista
1 to 11:30 p.m.
Information at www.nothinfancybluegrass.com.

September 26
4th Annual Pierce Street Harlem Renaissance Festival
Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum
1313 Pierce Street, Lynchburg
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Honoring the Harlem Renaissance and featuring Harlem impersonators, musical performances,
poetry readings, food, children’s activities, local artisans and vendors. Information at
www.annespencermuseum.com.

Dinner & Film featuring Casablanca
Academy Warehouse Theatre
Corner of 5th and Commerce, Lynchburg
6 p.m.
Enjoy a Moroccan-inspired catered meal by Chef Scott Cardwell, formerly of Bull Branch. Tickets $65; information at www.academyfinearts.com.

Farm Animal Displays
Saunders Brothers Orchard and Farm Market
2717 Tye Brook Hwy., Piney River
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 27
Lynchburg Historical Foundation Tour
Featuring Federal Hill Historic District
Corner of 12th and Harrison
1 to 5:30 p.m. tour; 6 to 8:30 p.m. dinner
Reservations required; tickets $20; information at
www.lynchburgtickets.com and (434) 528-5353.

October 1
6th Annual Golf Classic for Miller Home
London Downs Golf Course
1614 New London Rd., Forest
Information at (434) 845-0241.

October 2
Movie in the Park “The Princess Bride”
Riverside Park
7 p.m.
First of its kind and presented by Lynchburg Parks
and Recreation; free to the public; information at
www.lynchburgva.gov/parks-and-recreation.

Peak Foliage Open Houses
Peaks of Otter Winery
2122 Sheep Creek Rd., Bedford
Through November 9
Enjoy breathtaking views, sample apples and cider
and visit the many farm animals.

First Friday at Downtown and Rivermont
5 to 8 p.m.
Local arts organizations and galleries stay open late to debut performances, hold openings and exhibit new works. A free trolley runs from Downtown to Rivermont Avenue.

First Friday at the Lynchburg Museum
901 Court Street, Lynchburg
5 to 8 p.m.
Free to the general public.

First Friday at Riverviews Artspace
901 Jefferson Street G3, Lynchburg
5:30 p.m. to Midnight
Free and open to the public.

First Friday at the Academy of Fine Arts
600 Main Street, Lynchburg
5 to 8 p.m.
Free to the public. Information on current exhibits at www.academyfinearts.com.

October 3
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Percival’s Island
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Information at (434) 436-3751 or
joanpalmer5678@gmail.com.

Annual Day at the Point
Point of Honor
112 Cabell Street, Lynchburg
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Featuring living history, food, kid’s games, crafts,
music, and much more.

Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Rd., Forest
11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
Guided house tour and self-guided grounds exhibits. Ticket information at www.poplarforest.org.

October 4
Blessing of the Animals
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg
3 to 4 p.m.
Episcopal clergy of Lynchburg invite all creatures great and small to join them on the grounds next to the chapel. Animals will be blessed in the spirit of the patron saint St. Francis.

October 9
Second Fridays in Centertown Bedford
5 to 8 p.m.
Art Galleries, museums and shops will be open.

October 9-10
34th Annual Centerfest
Centertown Bedford
Intersection of Bridge and Main Streets
Cruise-in on Friday evening; crafts, arts, vendors from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Information at centertownbedford.com/events.

October 9-11
57th Shenandoah Antiques Expo
Augusta Expo
277 Expo Rd., Fishersville (I-64, Exit 91)
Various times.
Featuring more than 300 national dealers with quality merchandise at fair prices. Ticket and time information at www.heritagepromotions.net or (434) 846-7452.

October 10-11
25th Annual Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival
Rebec Vineyards
2229 North Amherst Hwy., Amherst
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Embracing food, wine, live entertainment, arts, crafts and GARLIC! Five stages with music and entertainment including the Garlic Cookoff, Garlic Queen and Jr. Queen Contests—all with cash prizes.
Information at www.virginiagarlicfestival.com.

Annual Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival
Main Street, Appomattox
10th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the 11th from
Noon to 5 p.m.
Festival highlights include a parade, arts, crafts, live bands, train exhibits, food, fireworks and lots of activities for the entire family.  >>

October 11
“Through a Lens Darkly”
Documentary Screening
Maier Museum of Art
Randolph College, Lynchburg
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Event is free and open to the public.

October 14
Jefferson’s Assembly
The Bedford Columns
812 East Main Street, Bedford
5 to 8 p.m.
Presented by Boxley, Jefferson’s Assembly brings legislators and candidates for public office together with area executives and business professionals. Information at (434) 845-5066.

Fall Food and Crafts Bazaar
Westminster Canterbury
501 VES Road
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Food and handmade crafts by residents; information at (434) 386-3454 or jdavis0503@aol.com.

October 15-17  
Candlelight Tours of Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg
Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance and go quickly. For tour times and tickets visit www.gravegarden.org.

October 17
25th Annual Dr. John A. Stephenson Memorial Youth Run
“Let’s Read and Run” at Riverside Park
9 a.m. start time
For ages 13 and under; each runner receives a book, trophy and t-shirt. Proceeds for “Reach out and Read” program. Online registration $10 before Sept. 30;
$15 after; all paper applications $20. Information at
www.riversiderunners.com or (434) 942-2196.

James River State Park Fall Harvest Festival
James River State Park Visitor’s Center
104 Green Hill Drive, Gladstone
2 p.m.
Featuring wagon rides, spooky candy trail, pumpkin carving, crafts, candy maze, bonfire and an outdoor family movie. Information at (434) 933-4355 or jamesriver@dcr.virginia.gov.

Apple Harvest Festival
Gross’ Orchard
6817 Wheats Valley Rd., Bedford
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Music, food, apples and much more. Information at www.grossorchards.com.

Apple Butter Making at Saunders Brothers
Saunders Brothers Orchard and Farm Market
2717 Tye Brook Hwy., Piney River
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information at www.saundersbrothers.com.

Hokie BugFest
Inn at Virginia Tech / Latham Ballroom
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free festival with a live Bug Zoo, a haunted Bug House, luminescent bugs, games, crafts and exhibits. View a giant bird-eater tarantula, try on a beekeeper’s suit, observe a live silkworm exhibit and learn all about bed bugs. Fun and educational for the entire family. Information at www.hokiebugfest.org.

October 18-19
37th Annual Amherst County Apple Harvest Festival
Amherst County High School
139 Lancer Lane, Amherst
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the 19th from Noon to 5 p.m.
Featuring anything and everything apples!
Information at (434) 845-5606.

October 20-21
Velveteen Rabbit presented by Alluvion
Academy Warehouse Theatre
Corner of 5th and Commerce, Lynchburg
On the 20th at 7 p.m.; on the 21st at 3 p.m.
Enjoy a live stage performance of a beloved stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real. Tickets $10; information at www.academyfinearts.com.

October 22
Opening of Senior Graphic Design Exhibition
Liberty University Art Gallery
On display through November 7; free to the public. Information at (434) 592-7629.

October 22-24
Candlelight Tours of Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg
Professional actors in period costume bring Cemetery residents to life with true stories from local history. Tickets must be purchased in advance and go quickly. For tour times and tickets visit www.gravegarden.org.

The Ghosts of Historic Lynchburg Tours
Seeing the Garland Hill Historic District
300 Harrison Street
6 p.m.
Tickets sold on site; first come, first served. $10 for adults; $5 for 11 years and younger. Information at
(434) 528-5353.

October 24
5th Annual Zombie Walk
Lynchburg Community Market
5 to 7:30 p.m.
Information at (434) 665-2204.

Phenomenal Women’s Heart Walk
Percival’s Island
8:30 a.m.
1 mile and 5k distances; walkers should wear red t-shirts. Donations: $15 per walker and benefitting
the American Heart Association. Information at
(434) 525-1805.

Street Art Festival – Featuring DJ ED and Mural Artist Clinton Jones
Academy Lot & Warehouse Theatre
Corner of 5th and Commerce, Lynchburg
6 p.m.
Free to the public; unveiling of the latest public art mural. Information at www.academyfinearts.com.

Legends of the Land
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Rd., Forest
6 to 9 p.m.
$20, reservations required. Information at
www.poplarforest.org.

October 25
‘That’s Me! Portraits’ Family Program
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College
1 to 5 p.m.
$4 for Maier Members; $5 for all others.

October 30
Indie Music Series
Academy Warehouse Theatre
Corner of 5th and Commerce, Lynchburg
8 p.m.
Live music featuring a series of local and touring groups; tickets $10 in advance; information at
www.academyfinearts.com.

October 31
Halloween Film Screening
Academy Warehouse Theatre
Corner of 5th and Commerce, Lynchburg
8 p.m.
Dress in costume and enjoy a classic film; tickets $10; information at www.academyfinearts.com.

All Hallows Eve Services
Old City Cemetery
401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Fun family service at the Chapel before heading
out to Trick-or-Treat. Costumes welcome.
Free but reservations required. Information at
www.gravegarden.org.

 


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