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EVENTS: 2nd Street Festival, Hogtober, Bark in the Park and more

Posted at 3:15 PM, Oct 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-04 14:00:22-04

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25th annual 2nd Street Festival. Saturday & Sunday October 5 & 6. Historic Jackson Ward, the Festival features headliners Morris Day and the Time and Be’la Dona on Saturday, and on Sunday premier Virginia gospel artists Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes will close out the festival. 2nd Street is free. The public is invited to bring photographs of the neighborhood and Festival from years past which will be scanned on site. music starts 11:30am Saturday and 1pm Sunday, for more information visit

OystoberFest in Historic Ginter Park, Richmond’s Favorite Oyster Roast Saturday, October 5th, 12-6 p.m., at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorn Avenue, featuring Rappahannock River Oysters, fried, steamed, and grilled oysters, brats and hotdogs, beer, music, and a kids Zone, $2 donation for admission, food and oysters cost a few bucks. For details visit

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one way to support the cause is to attend A 12 hour Dance-A-Thon, D & G Dance Your Pink Off Party, the organization’s annual breast cancer fundraiser event. The 12 hour Dance your pink off Party is Saturday, October 5th, from noon to midnight at the Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road of Mechanicsville Turnpike. A Meet and Greet is Friday, October 4th, 10pm to 1am at Lucille’s Southern Cuisine at Laburnum and Creighton Road. DJ’s For more information visit and at Trinity Family Life Center or call 804-321-6761. Pink is suggested.

Hogtober, Style Weekly’s BBQ, brew and music festival, Saturday, October 5, Libby Hill Park, Church Hill, noon – 7 p.m. Free.

3rd annual Fall BRAzaar, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian, live music, children’s activities, vendors, Free, for more details

The Virginia Hops & Harvest Fest, Saturday, October 5th, gates open at noon, music begins at 1:30 p.m., at Pocahontas State Park, features Blues Traveler, Donna the Buffalo, Paul Plumeri Band and other, tickets $20.

State Fair of Virginia, Meadow Event Park, Doswell, ends Sunday, October 6. Friday, October 4: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, October 5: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, October 6: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. These are the box office and building hours only; rides will continue to operate for a minimum of one hour after the box office closes, or longer at the discretion of fair management. [BONUS: Complete State Fair of Virginia 2013 Guide]

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat Day, also World Habitat Day, Saturday, October 5,  11am- 3pm at Historic Tredegar, 500 Tredegar Street, open to volunteers and people interested in learning more about Richmond Habitat for Humanity, fun activities for children and adults, face painting, pumpkin painting, a corn pit, and bouncy houses, and games like volley ball, tug-of-war, obstacle course challenge, and egg toss. Habitat Day is free but games cost $15 per person and $60 per team, more details visit or call 804-232-7991.

Cathedral Of the Sacred Heart hosts The 2nd annual International Food Festival, Saturday, October 5th, 11 a.m. – 7pm, 800 South Cathedral Place, sample foods from Middle Eastern to Latin Caribbean to Western Europe and Asian Pacific, sample are $2 full portions $5, beer & wine.

Virginia War Memorial 10th annual Massing of the Colors Ceremony in Association with the Richmond chapter of the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) inviting all color guards to participate, Saturday, October 5, 2pm, at the Memorial’s E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater, for more information visit or call 804-786-2060.

Carytown Merchants Association’s 9th annual Food & Wine Festival “A Taste of Carytown”, Sunday, October 6, 12 p/m. – 6 p.m., advance tickets $20, at the gate $30 includes a souvenir wine glass, designated driver $15, children  6 & under get in free with paid adult, for details

Shop The Block Sale, Saturday, October 5th, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., at Boaz & Ruth, Sunny Days Clothing Thrift Store, Harvest Thrift Furniture Store and Firehouse 15 Restaurant, for details visit or call 804-329-4900.

Gallmeyer Farms Fall Festival, Saturday, October 5th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free hayride shuttle free parking, free entry, 3622 Darbytown Court, or 804-795-9979.

Elite Training Academy’s Free Women’s Self Defense Class, Saturday, October 5, 11am, at River City Dance Theatre, 1002 Robious Road, register at or call 804-323-4042. for details,

Keep Virginia Beautiful 60th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, October 5 at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, for details

Henrico Humane Society & Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks Bark in the Park, Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Deep Run Park, a day of fun for you and your dog. For details

Experience Colonial history at Eppington Heritage Day, Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Eppington is a Circa 1765 Plantation, there will be tours of the house, children’s games, , period music, storytelling, craft demonstrations, carriage rides and living history, free and open to the public, for details or call 804-751-4946.


Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educators Series ” Bitches Brew-Tribute to Miles & Jazz Fusion, features Robert Jospe’ & Inner Rhythm with John D’earth, Tuesday, October 8, doors open at 6pm, Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 East Main Street, or call 804-643-1972.

Walton Gallery in “UPTOWNE” Petersburg presents “Ladies First” (The Pink Ribbon Show), in support of Breast Cancer Awareness for all women. “Ladies First” opens Saturday, October 12 and runs through November 28, Gallery hours are Thursdays & Fridays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.. Saturdays 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and also by appointments, for more details visit or call 804-732-2475.

Hanover Hawk Marching Invitational, Saturday, October 12, 10am-5pmAt Hanover High School, 10307 Chamberlayne Rd., Mechanicsville, 20+ high school marching bands from across the state performing at one event!  The 9th annual HHMI will be presented at the HHS Stadium, rain or shine. Hosted by the Hanover High Band Boosters, this event will feature Class A-Class AAAAA marching bands performing in competition and including brass, woodwinds, percussion and color guard.  A full day of family friendly entertainment.  Concessions will be available. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for children (age 3-12) and seniors (55+) and free for children 2 and under.  Concessions will be available. Facebook:

Richmond Folk Festival, Friday – Sunday, October 11, -13, Downtown Richmond Riverfront, details

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