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Central VA Attractions

MonticelloCentral Virginia has numerous attractions that will spark the interest of all kinds of travelers.

Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsThe Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the largest of its kind in Virginia with more than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Monroe Estate

James Monroe's HighlandTour the official home of James Monroe, the country's fifth President, among the rolling hills of Charlottesville.
Things to Do in Central Virginia

Central VA Attractions

MonticelloCentral Virginia has numerous attractions that will spark the interest of all kinds of travelers.
> Central Virginia > Summary

Madison’s Montpelier

James Madison's MontpelierJames Madison, father of the U.S. Constitution, maintained a lifelong home at Montpelier that is open to the public.

Deep Run Park in Henrico

Deep Run ParkWhen cars line up for Deep Run Park, it says something about the park’s popularity.
> Henrico > Central Virginia > City & County Parks > Natural

Occoneechee State Park

Occoneechee State Park, located on Buggs Island Lake, is named for Native Americans who lived in the area for hundreds of years.
> Clarksville > Central Virginia > State Parks

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Located in Franklin County, Virginia the National Monument of Booker T. Washington honors an exceptional man come from humble beginnings.

Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a wonderful place to visit, especially for a summer getaway.
> Bedford County > Central Virginia > State Parks
Central Virginia Events

Hanover Tomato Festival

The Annual Hanover Tomato Festival showcases more than 200 art, craft and food vendors, as well as plenty of tomato tasting.
Date: Saturday, Jul. 09
> Mechanicsville > Central Virginia > Festivals > July

Carytown Watermelon Festival

The Carytown Watermelon Festival is held every year in August. This fruit celebration involves more than 3,000 watermelons and 115,000 people, making it the largest one-day festival in the state of Virginia.
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 16
> Richmond > Central Virginia > Festivals > August

Dinwiddie Christmas Parade

Visit downtown Dinwiddie from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the annual Dinwiddie Christmas Parade.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23
> Dinwiddie > Central Virginia > Festivals > December

Greene County Fair

Come to Greene County, Virginia to experience the fun and back-home warmth of a real, rural county fair and its people.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 09
> Stanardsville > Central Virginia > Fairs > August

Mineral Bluegrass Festival

The Mineral Bluegrass Festival presents three days of bluegrass music bands at Walton Park in the town of Mineral.
Date: Thursday, Jul. 21
> Mineral > Central Virginia > Festivals > July

Orange County Fair

During the Orange County Fair in the fourth week of July, the community celebrates its role in American history, its agricultural heritage, and the traditional values that created and help it sustain its way of life.
Date: Wednesday, Jul. 20
> Orange > Central Virginia > Fairs > July

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