Fall Festivals Near Lynchburg, VA 2018

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September

Bedford County Fair

Thursday-Sunday, September 27-30
2074 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy, Huddleston, VA 24104

This year's Bedford County Fair will feature a variety of events to attract all ages and interests including a pageant Sunday prior to the fair, a talent competition on Thursday,  school tours on Friday, a youth livestock show on Saturday, and an antique car show, antique farm equipment show, and a community worship service by Liberty University on Sunday. The event will feature a series of educational demonstrations and live bands throughout the days of the fair. In addition, Dreamland Amusements will provide a new variety of mid-way rides and attractions for families and children to enjoy. Entrance and parking are free; ride tickets will be available for purchase.

Apple Festival at Drumheller's Orchard

Saturday & Sunday, September 29-30, 9am-5pm
1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949

This annual Apple Festival has a wide range of activities for all ages including hayrides to the pumpkin patch and corn maze (weather permitting), an apple sling shot, a kids zone, food, and country music. There will be an assortment of delicious seasonal food and treats available for purchase, as well as Drumheller Orchards' own locally-produced food such as apple cider, apple butter, and much more.


October

Apple Butter Makin' Festival

Saturdays, October 6 & 20, 10am-4:30pm
5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA 22976

This annual festival has been going on for over 30 years! You will still find members of the Flippin and Seaman family working at the festival and making apple butter with their families' secret spice recipe the old fashioned way—in large copper kettles being constantly stirred. At this festival you can pick your own pumpkins, eat delicious food, walk through a corn maze, visit with Mingo the Clown, see a cider pressing demo, and buy all kinds of apples, apple butter, jellies, ciders, and more.

Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 6, 12-7pm
Frontier Culture Museum - 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24401

Celebrate German culture at the annual Oktoberfest at the Frontier Culture Museum. There will be traditional food, dancing, beer brewed using traditional Old World methods, music, and family-friendly fun. Your ticket gives you admission to the entire museum, so come early and tour the German Farm relocated from Hordt, Germany.  Adults: $12; Children (ages 6+): $7; Children (ages 0-5): free

Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival

Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14
Main Street, Appomattox, VA

This family-friendly festival commemorates the Norfolk & Western Railroad's donation of the Appomattox Depot to the Town of Appomattox in 1973. The two-day festival is held on Main Street and the surrounding downtown area. Festival highlights include a parade, arts & craft vendors, live bands, train exhibits, a fine art show, fireworks, food, and lots of activities for the entire family.

Fall Harvest Festival at the Virginia Distillery Company

Saturday, October 20, 11am-6pm
299 Eades Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949

Enjoy a Great Ginger Pumpkin Cocktail while listening to live music by Sharif and eating Poke-E-Joes BBQ.

Apple Festival at Drumheller's Orchard

Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21, 9am-5pm
1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949

This annual Apple Festival has a wide range of activities for all ages including hayrides to the pumpkin patch and corn maze (weather permitting), an apple sling shot, a kids zone, food, and country music. There will be an assortment of delicious seasonal food and treats available for purchase, as well as Drumheller Orchards' own locally-produced food such as apple cider, apple butter, and much more.


November

Hill City Handmade

Saturday, November 3
Urban Arts Garage: 1001 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24502
Early Bird ($10): 9-11am
Public ($3): 11am-3pm

Make your way downtown for a day of shopping, dining, and fun featuring handmade vendors and food trucks.