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State Fair of Virginia, Festival of Grapes & Hops and more

Posted at 11:44 AM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 15:34:49-04


State Fair of Virginia Opens September 26th and runs through October 4th. Fair hours Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 10pm, Sundays 10am – 9pm and Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm. Concerts: Josh Thompson – September 25th, 8pm;  Jackass Flats September 26th, 7:30pm; Chris Janson (Buy me a boat) September 28th, 7pm – Little River Band – October 2th, 7:30pm; The Charlie Daniels Band – October 4th, 8pm. Attractions: Young McDonald’s Farm, Cow Milking, Sandscapes – artists create large-scale sand sculptures, giant pumpkins & watermelons, heritage village. Shows – The Birdman, Mutton Bustin’, Demolition Derby, Kachunga and the Alligator Show, Masters of the Chainsaw, Professional Rodeo, get more information at

Sisters Network Central Virginia Chapter’s 11th annual Gift for Life Block Walk, Saturday, September 26th 9am – 2pm at Church of Christ at Sandy Lane, 3201 Sandy Lane. Registration includes a t-shirt (while supplies last) walk, Continental breakfast and lunch.  Details visit, or call 804-447-4022.

7th annual Festival of Grapes & Hops, Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Saturday, September 26, 11am – 5pm, Petersburg Old Towne Historic District. Rain or shine event, entertainment until 5pm, live music, beer and wine tasting, over 50 vendors including handmade jewelry, artists and crafters, tickets $20 at the gate. For more information! or call 804-733-8131.

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, registration for adults and children ages six & up is $10, to register and more information visit

Richmond Symphony’s free concert now held at James River High School, 3700 James River Road, Midlothian, September 26 at 6pm.  Concert & parking are free. Details visit

14th annual ChesterFest presented by the Chester Community Association on the Chester Village Green, 11801 Chester Village Drive, Chester.,Saturday, September 26, 10am – 5pm.

International Food Festival, sample foods from around the world Saturday, September 26 from 8am – dark at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 South Cathedral Place., free admission, pay as you go for food & beverage.

Chickahominy Indian Tribe Fall Festival & Pow Wow, Saturday, 10am – 6pm, grand entry at noon, Sunday  11am – 6pm, grand entry at 1pm at the Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, 8200 Lott Cary Road, Charles City, details visit or call 804-829-2027 or 804-557-3775.

Future Events: 27th annual 2nd Street Festival featuring Con Funk Shun and James “Saxsmo” Gates, October 3 & 4, Saturday 11:30am & Sunday 1:30pm, details visit

Capital Diaper Bank  “Renewing Hope” Community Fair, Saturday, October 3rd 1 – 4pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, a free event for details call 804-359-8821.