Calendar of Events

September 1-3
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Wolfbane Productions, Appomattox
Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday/Saturday at 8 p.m. Possible extension Sept. 8-10.

September 3
Labor Day edition of Sunset Saturday
Hickory Hill Winery, Moneta
Bring chairs/blanket/picnic. Music from local artists. $10 general admission. Kids/designated drivers are free.

September 9
Get Downtown Street Festival
Downtown Lynchburg
6-9 p.m.

September 10
Day in the Park
Miller Park, Lynchburg
10 a.m.
Free family event with rides, petting zoo,
bounce houses, food trucks and more.

Touch a Truck
Sims Farm and Lumber, Forest
10 a.m.
Hosted by the Home Builders Association. Benefits the Challenged Sports Exchange.
50+ vehicles including two monster trucks.
$5/person. 2 and under free.

23rd Annual Amherst Art Show & Sale
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Amherst
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the 7 Hills Art Club and the Amherst Art Society.

SML Antique and Classic Boat Festival and Show
Mariners Landing, Huddleston
Antique/classic boats, antique automobiles,
craft vendors.

September 11
Lynchburg 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb
Bank of the James, Downtown Lynchburg
9 a.m.
Fundraiser to support local and national
9/11 charities. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Tickets $25/person available at

James River Splash and Dash
Percival’s Island, Lynchburg
4-7 p.m.
A two-mile trail run that includes a tube ride
and ends with an after party.

September 14
Wyndhurst Wednesdays
The Summit, Lynchburg
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Summer fun with food trucks and more.

September 17
44th annual Lynchburg Art Festival
E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lynchburg Beer and Wine Festival
Lynchburg City Stadium
12-7 p.m.
$25 in advance, $30 at the gate.
$15/non-drinking. Children under 5 are free.

Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival
Avoca Museum, Altavista
12-6 p.m.
Tasting tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the gate.

Boones Mill Apple Festival
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Features food, crafts, entertainment and games.

The Gala: Lining Up the Stars
Academy Center of the Arts
6-9 p.m.
Dinner, dancing, open bar, live band,
live/silent auction.

September 18
Family Movie Night
Wolfbane Productions, Appomattox
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Showing Bubble Boy. Admission is free.

September 19
Lynchburg Night Out Against Crime
4-8 p.m.
Neighborhood Watch groups host fun events across the city.

September 22-24
Bubble Boy the Musical
(Opening Weekend)
Wolfbane Productions, Appomattox
Shows also September 29, October 1, 6-8, 13-15

September 23
Ellington Presents—CJ Chenier &
The Red Hot Louisiana Band
The Glass House, Lynchburg
8-11 p.m.
Tickets $20/advance, $25/door.

September 24
VA Ten Miler
Online pre-registration closes September 21.
The Glow Show
Riveredge Park, Amherst
7-10 p.m.
Enjoy the new greenway with a DJ and a ½ mile walk run that glows in the dark.

September 24-25
28th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival
Crazy Horse Campground, Moneta
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.;
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$25/tasting ticket; $15/non-tasting ticket

September 25
Central Virginia Bridal Showcase
The Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center
1 p.m.

September 30
Movies in the Park
Riverside Park, Lynchburg
7 p.m.
Featuring Finding Nemo.
Food trucks available at 5 p.m.

October 1
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Percival’s Island, Lynchburg
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Raise awareness about suicide/mental health. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Lynchburg Humane Society
12-6 p.m.
Live music, food trucks, breweries/wineries, games and vendors. Well-behaved dogs on leashes welcome. Tickets available at

October 1, 2
Haunted Harvest Cornfield
(Opening Weekend)
Layman Family Farms, Blue Ridge
Rides run 7:30-11 p.m. on weekends from
October 1-29.

October 2
First Presbyterian Church
Weekday School 70th Anniversary
11 a.m. service followed by lunch
and entertainment.

October 5
Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance/Partners in Education Golf Tournament
Poplar Grove Golf Club, Amherst
1-7 p.m. >>

October 7
Centerfest 2016
Downtown Bedford
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cruise-in, live music and dancing, pop-up movie in the Farmers Market Pavilion (7:30-9:30);
food provided by local restaurants.

October 7-9
The Festy Experience
1510 Diggs Mountain Rd., Arrington
Three days of music including The Infamous Stringdusters, Sam Bush Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more.

Smith Mountain Lake
Charity Home Tour
Visit eight beautiful waterfront homes reflecting a variety of architectural and decorating styles. Tour homes by car or boat.

October 8-9
Wine and Garlic Festival
Rebec Vineyards, Amherst
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 12
Fall Food and Crafts Bazaar
Westminster Canterbury, Lynchburg
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Food and crafts handmade by residents,
proceeds benefit Employee Education Fund.

OctOBER 13-15
Liberty University Scaremare (Opening Weekend)
Carroll Avenue, Lynchburg
Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Other dates include
October 20-22, 27-29
$10/person. Cash only.

October 13-16
Sweet Briar Theatre presents:
“The Trojan Women”
Murchison Lane Auditorium,
Babcock Fine Arts Center, Sweet Briar College
7:30 p.m. October 13-October 15
2:30 p.m. October 16

October 15
Fall Family Fun Festival
DeVault Family Vineyards
3-11 p.m.

Bridgewater Fall Festival
Bridgewater Marina, SML
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drive or boat to this festival to shop all your favorite stores as well as 50 local craft vendors, and dine at your favorite restaurants.

Night at the Races
W. E. Skelton 4-H Conference Center, Wirtz
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
SML Rotary Club annual charity fundraiser.
Win simulated horse races using “funny
money” – then use your winnings to compete
for local prizes worth thousands of dollars.
Ticket includes buffet dinner.

October 16
Family Movie Night
Wolfbane Productions, Appomattox
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Showing Hocus Pocus (with optional costume contest). Admission is free.

October 20-21
The Ghosts of Historic Lynchburg
6 p.m.
A tour through Federal Hill with stories of the haunts of days gone by. $10 for adults,
$5 for children 11 years old and younger.

October 20-22, 27-29
Crawford Farm Ghost Tour
Wolfbane Productions, Appomattox
October 22
James River Day School Yard Sale
JRDS Carrington Field House, Lynchburg
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Household items, books, clothing for all ages, furniture and more.

October 25
Stories & Serenades
Presented by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and
Opera on the James
E.C. Glass High School Auditorium
3 p.m.

October 29
I Am Woman 5k
Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center, Lynchburg
8 a.m.
Proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

Lazy Days Winery, Amherst
5 p.m.
Music, costume contest, bonfire, food/wine.

Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Craddock Terry Hotel Gallery, Lynchburg
7:30 p.m.
Admission is $45, includes buffet style dinner. Dance party after the showing. Costume contest and prizes. Hosted by Riverviews Artspace.

October 30
Ghost Stories of Sweet Briar
Museum, Sweet Briar College
2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Open to the public. Readings of ghostly tales and poems related to campus, written by SBC students in the early 1900s.

Amherst Habitat for Humanity 5K
Train Station, Sweet Briar College
2 p.m.