Your Fredericksburg Region Events Calendar for September 2015

by | Sep 24, 2015 | Events

Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg Today and Your Community Calendar with Dee Daniels on B101.5 FM WBQB. Photo copyright Ted Schubel.

Here’s the pick of events in Central and Northern Virginia for September 2015, shared by Dee Daniels and me on Sunday Mornings with Dee / Your Community Calendar. In addition, listen to B101.5 every Friday at 7:35 a.m. for B Scene, our weekend calendar of even more local events.

3rd Annual Rt. 208 Sale Trail
Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Experience 24-miles of yard sales, antiquing and sidewalk sales along Route 208 in historic Spotsylvania County, Va.

Tour de Fall Line
Saturday, Sept. 12, beginning at 8 a.m.
A tour of the James River Basin by bike or boat, with 14, 28, and 50 mile mountain bike courses throughout Richmond and a ten-mile rafting trip on the James River.
$35 – $40. Register online.

Heart of Virginia Bike Festival
Saturday, Sept. 12, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Hanover County Administration Building, 7516 County Complex Rd., Hanover, Va.
Richmond Area Bicycling Association’s (RABA) 2015 Heart of Virginia Bike Festival presents 101 mile, 64 mile, 34 mile and 11 mile rides. Enjoy rest stops, lunch by Everyday Gourmet and entertainment.
Online registration through September 10 is $55. Onsite registration is $65.

Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, Va.
The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello celebrates the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson, America’s “first foodie,” with more than 100 educational programs, hands-on workshops, garden tours, a bounty of heirloom fruit and vegetable tastings, lessons on seed saving and gardening, an organic, local food marketplace, kids’ activities and more on the West Lawn of Monticello.
Tickets ($5 – $40) available online.

8th Annual Yankees in Falmouth
Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., nighttime canon firing at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Moncure Conway House, 305 Kings St., Falmouth, Va.
Stafford County’s annual commemoration of the 1862 arrival of the Union Army to Falmouth. Militia camp, living history displays, sharp shooters and more.

Seurat Sunday at Caledon State Park
Sunday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd. (Route 218), King George, Va.
Annual event for plein air artists, photographers, and nature-lovers of all ages to come out and paint, draw, photograph, relax and have fun on the beautiful grounds of Caledon State Park. The first “Seurat Sunday” was held in 1980 at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) and was named after a painting, Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of Grande-Jatte by Georges Seurat, French Impressionist (1859-1891). Free to participate. $4 parking fee for spectators. Registration requested by Sept.12. Call 540.663.3861 to pre-register or call Carrol Morgan at 540-760-6928 for more information or to volunteer. Rain Date: Sept. 20.

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships
September 19 – 27 in Richmond, Va.
The Road World Championships (Worlds) is cycling’s pinnacle event, held annually in an international city as chosen by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) through a competitive bidding process similar to the Olympic Games. The nine-day event features about 1,000 of the world’s top men and women cyclists from some 75 countries competing in 12 championship races. Beyond the racing, there will be festivals, concerts, expos and other entertainment for fans of all ages.

The same cyclists who race in the Tour de France will race in the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. The Tour de France is a stage race, with individual winners of each stage and one overall winner. Each race of the UCI Road World Championships is its own world championship. The Olympics and Worlds are the only times cyclists race for their country and not their trade teams.

Richmond is the first American city to host the event since 1986.

There will be several hospitality areas and fan zones that will have ticketed admission, but the majority of the courses will be open and free for all spectators.

Art Attack Fredericksburg
Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Throughout the Caroline Street corridor between Amelia and Charlotte Street (700 Block thru 1000 Block) and William Street between Sophia and Princess Anne (100 block thru 300 block).
Art Attack After Party 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St.
Art Attack Fredericksburg is a grassroots event organized by local artists to encourage the exposure, promotion and celebration of Fredericksburg’s vibrant art community. Participating artists take to the streets of the historic downtown with live art demonstrations ranging in a variety of media.

9th Annual Wine & Oyster Festival at Stratford Hall
Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday will feature an antique car show from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee, is located at 483 Great House Rd., Stratford, Va.
Purchase tickets online or at the gate.

Friends of the Rappahannock Riverfest 2015
Saturday, Sept. 19, 4 – 8 p.m.
12475 Farley Vale Drive, King George, Va.
Steamed Blue Crabs, live entertainment, open bar, silent and live auctions, boat rides. All proceeds support Friends of the Rappahannock.
Tickets online in advance only. This event usually sells out.

Virginia State Fair
September 25 – October 4, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, Va.
Purchase tickets online or on-site.

The Fredericksburg Dog Mart
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Rain date September 27)
Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter Park, 12400 Herndon Rd., Spotsylvania, Va.
Bring your dog for the 317th “Dogs Day Out.” Dog competitions, vendors, K-9 demos, rescue groups and fun for the entire family.
$5 per car.

Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Town of Occoquan, Va.
More than 300 contemporary and country crafters and artisans from all around the United States. Come to Occoquan for fun, food and shopping.
Free admission. Shuttle bus $5.

Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars
Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Dodd Auditorium, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, Va.
Community leaders prepared all summer to compete. Proceeds will endow performing arts scholarships for regional UMW students.
Tickets are $90 — which includes a $5 processing fee. Tax-deductible portion of your purchase is $75.


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