Special Events

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The following Special Events will be happening soon in and around Appomattox.  Hope you take the time to enjoy what these events have to offer.

Appomattox 2018 Friday Cheerz

Bring your lawn chair & enjoy live music & food from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Abbitt Park located next to the Library.  Cheerz events will start in April 2018 & run through the summer.  Visit www.appomattoxchamber.org for more information & a list of the bands that will perform. 

Virginia State Parks

Visit one of our three states parks in the area.  Holliday Lake, James River or the new High Bridge Trail State Park.  All three of the parks offer unique programs for families every month such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoe trips, bluegrass music festivals & much more.  For a complete listing of programs visit www.dcr.virginia.gov.

Wolfbane Theatrical Productions

Wolfbane Productions is a company of passionate professional artist dedicated to providing live entertainment experiences, cultural events & theatrical productions bridging the greater Appomattox area to New York City artist.  Experience outdoor theatrical productions throughout the summer at their location at 524 Country Club Rd., Appomattox, Va.  24522.  For a complete list of events for the summer visit www.wolfbane.org or for more information contact Dustin Williams at dustin@wolfbane.org   

Joel Sweeney Summer concert Series

The Appomattox 1865 Foundation will be offering a series of free summer concerts on the lawn in front of The McLean House at the  Appomattox Court House National Historical Park on June 26, July 24 & August 28, 2018.  For more information & a complete list of music visit www.appomattox1865foundation.org

Clover Hill Village Wine Festival

The sixth annual wine festival will be held at Clover Hill Village on August 18, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy local wineries, food, craft vendors & live music.  Admission is $15.00 in advance & $20.00 at the gate.  For more information visit www.appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org

Holliday Lake State Park Kayak Tour

Join us for a paddling tour along the scenic Holliday Creek to learn information about the park.  The program will start at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018.  Cost is $6.00 per person.  For more information call 434-248-6308.

Artifacts In Your Attic

Bring your artifacts from or related to the Civil War to the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox, Virginia to be examined by a panel of local experts. (Please note: evaluators will not offer formal appraisals) Starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018.  Find out what you can do at home to take car of your photos, documents & artifacts.  Limit three items per person.  Members: 1 item - $8; 2 items - $14; 3 items - $18.  General Public: 1 item - $10; 2 items - $16; 3 items $20.  For more information call 434-352-5791.

Joel Sweeney & The Banjo Festival

Enjoy performances of Early Banjo Music on September 7 & 8, 2018 at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.  For more information call 434-352-8987.

Ralph Hamlett 5K Race

Join us in Pamplin for the Ralph Hamlett 5-K Race on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  The fun run & walk race will begin at 9:00 a.m.  For more information call 434-248-6514.

Farm Girls Vintage Faire

Farm Girls Vintage Faire will be September 22, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Lavender Farm.  Come out & shop many handcrafted, vintage unique, repurposed & upcycled items for you & your home.  For more information please visit http://www.evergreenlavender.com.

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Lantern Tours

 Join the Appomattox 1865 Foundation at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for the Annual Lantern Tours on September 28 & 29, 2018.  The lantern tours allow visitors to experience the park in the evening, as the village would have looked back in the mid-nineteenth century.  True stories of real people associated with the Civil War are portrayed by actors.  For more information visit www.appomattox1865foundation.org.

Living History Encampment: Pallas Athena Ladies Aid Society

Join the PALAS living history reenactors at the Museum's cabin as they demonstrate activities that many women of the era did during the Civil War, including hearth cooking, sewing & supply preparation for soldiers.  Saturday, September 29 & Sunday & Sunday, September 30, 2018 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the American Civil War Museum, Appomattox, Va. 

Joel Sweeney 5K Race

The race will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. with the youth mile to follow.  All proceeds will benefit the Appomattox Railroad Festival Scholarship Fund.  Registration is $25.00 for the 5K & $15 for the Youth Mile.  For more information contact Jonathan Watson at jawatson@liberty.edu. 

Historic Railroad Festival

Make plans for the 46th annual Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival, featuring Confederate Railroad.  Also, enjoy the parade, crafts, food & much more at the Historic Railroad Festival October 13 & 14, 2018 in downtown Appomattox.  For more information visit www.appomattoxrrfestival.org.

James River State Park Fall Harvest Festival & Night 5K Trail Run

Enjoy pumpkin carving & painting (pumpkins will be for sale), candle dipping, apple pressing, face painting, 19th century children's games, an apple slingshot, a candy maze & more on October 20, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Wagon rides for $3.00 per person or $8.00 per family, run every hour from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy the sunset & sip hot cider by the bonfire at 6:30 p.m. when darkness falls, take a spooky trail at the amphitheater. 

Merry Main Street Christmas

Join in all the holiday festivities in downtown Appomattox on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  The day will start with an Artisan Festival at 10:00 a.m. followed by a full day of events for the entire family.  The Christmas Parade will be at 3:00 p.m.  Mr & Mrs. Santa will also be in town to greet & take pictures with the children.  If you would like to put an entry in the Christmas Parade, please contact the Appomattox Recreation Department at 434-352-5996.