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Central Virginia Events

Nellysford holds an annual kite-flying festival. Credit: Wikimedia
The Central Virginia region is filled with attractions, events and activities for those of all ages.

Countless events in Central Virginia will draw crowds from all around the U.S. These events showcase wine, food, arts and crafts plus music, heritage, culture and history.

Some of these popular events include:

Annual Virginia Wine Expo - Richmond host this wine expo in February. It showcases the wines of the state plus the culinary treasures of the area. This popular event has been consistently ranked one of the best events in state.

Rockfish Valley Foundation Kite Flying Festival - This annual event at Spruce Creek Park in Nellysford gives everyone the chance to escape back to their childhood and kite flying days. This spring event is held each April.

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival - This annual event takes place each June at Richmond Raceway. Just as the name implies, it offers plenty of BBQ, beer and bourbon for attendees to enjoy.

Sedalia Blues Festival - Enjoy some of the finest blues around at Sedalia Center. For live entertainment provided by some of the best known blues artists, visitors can count on this festival to provide top notch entertainment.

Hanover Tomato Festival - Folks all around gather at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville to celebrate this locally grown fruit. The festival offers a variety of tomato related products plus food, entertainment, vendors and activities for all ages.

Mineral Bluegrass Festival - Waltons Park in Mineral is the site for this July bluegrass festival that features a variety of music and performers. For music, food, fun and heritage, visitors may want to stop by and hear some of the songs that played a role in the cultural heritage.

Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival - For food, entertainment and heritage, a visit to the Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival in Madison may be a good option. Held in late August, this is a popular Virginia event.

Apple Harvest & Apple Butter Festival - Held annually at Drumheller's Orchard in Lovingston, it gives apple lovers the chance to unite. Held for two weekends in September and October, event goers get to choose from a great selection of apples plus homemade apple butter.

Powhatan's Festival of the Grape - Vineyards line the landscape of Virginia. Powhatan has decided to celebrate the grape each October with a festival at the courthouse. Join for entertainment, fun and grapes that will provide a fun-filled day.

Watermelon Wine Festival - Cool off from the July heat with the Watermelon Wine Festival at DeVault Vineyards. Folks from all around the country come to enjoy wine and food at the Concord winery.

Regardless of which events spark your interest, people are bound to have a fun-filled visit to Central Virginia when they participate in some of the events from this list.

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