Fredericksburg Region Weekend Events Calendar

by | Oct 15, 2015 | Events

Compiled by Carter Nordike and Susan Larson for Fredericksburg.Today and “The B Scene” with Dee Daniels on B101.5 FM WBQB.

Special events in the Fredericksburg region for October 16 – 18, 2015. Click the hyperlinks for more information. Add your event in the comments section.

Belvedere Plantation Fall Festival
Weekends through October 31, 2015.
Fridays, 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Closes at 5 p.m. on October 31)
Sundays, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Belvedere Plantation, 1410 Belvedere Dr., Fredericksburg
Pumpkin picking, bonfires, evening hayrides, cornfield maze — more than 25 attractions and activities. The Pumpkin Patch is lighted for night picking Friday and Saturday nights.
See the website for admission packages.

Braehead Farm Fall Festival Weekends
Every Saturday and Sunday in October, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Braehead Farm, 1130 Tyler St., Fredericksburg
Hayrides through the decorated forest and around the farm. Corn maze and sunflower walk. Pumpkin decorating. A visit with, “”The Great Pumpkin” will be in the patch from 10-1 and 2-5 for you to visit! Play in the Family Play-Grounds: Hay barn, sand piles, corn pit, swings, farm animals and much more
Admission $9. 2 and under free.

Culpeper Renaissance’s 7th Annual Restaurant Week
October 12 – 18
Specially priced menu options — $25 per person includes a 3-course dinner of appetizer, entree, and dessert – at downtown Culpeper restaurants.

Fright Night Carnival and Costume Contest
Friday, Oct. 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg
A costume contest for all the younger members of the community. Ages 3-5 will compete for the most original and cutest costume, while ages 6-8 and 9-11 will compete for the most original and funniest costume. There will also be a family costume contest. Judging begins at 6:15 p.m.
$6 per child, one adult free with each paying child, $2 per additional adult

47th Annual Richmond Oktoberfest
Friday, Oct. 16, 6 – midnight
Saturday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m. – midnight
Old Dominion Building, Richmond International Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond
The oldest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Tourism. Patterned after Munich’s world famous Oktoberfest, the Richmond Oktoberfest combines a great party with the preservation of our German heritage. Eat authentic German food and drink a variety of German & domestic beers. Dance to polkas, waltzes, American standards and more. Kids activities. $12 admission. 15 & under Free

Stafford County Agricultural and Homemaking Fair
Friday – Sunday, Oct. 16 – 18
Mountain View High School, 2135 Mountain View Rd., Stafford
The county fair is back, sporting a demolition derby, amusement rides, demonstrations, farm animals and more. Admission to fair, demonstrations, agricultural area and Motorsports is free. Unlimited ride armbands available for purchase at the fair.

SPCA Fall Yard Sale
Saturday – Sunday, October 17-18, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1171 Central Park Blvd., Fredericksburg
All proceeds from the sale go back to the SPCA to continue financing their efforts to help animals and pet owners in the area.

Insane Inflatable 5K
Saturday, Oct. 17, 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Blvd., Doswell
A 5k run filled with inflatable obstacles and tracks. Tickets are available before the event and at the gate.
Tickets: $64 before the day of, $75 at the event

“Above the Darkness” Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk and Concert
Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Courthouse Village, 9010 Old Battlefield Blvd., Spotsylvania
The “Above the Darkness” walk takes place to raise awareness about suicide and encourages suicide prevention. All proceeds go towards the Mental Health Association to provide suicide prevention education in schools and within the community. In addition, live bands and dance teams will be at the event, along with other activities for the family.

Gordonsville Street Festival
Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Main St., Orange, Va.
Benefit to support the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company. Vendors and street performers will be present throughout the day.

Touch-A-Truck at Riverbend High School
Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Riverbend High School, 12301 Spotswood Furnace Rd., Fredericksburg
The Riverbend High School girls soccer team is hosting a Touch-a-Truck event with more than 30 trucks, inflatables, and a barrel train. Food will be available for an additional charge.
$10 for kids over age 2. Adults are free.

Plein Air Day at Chatham Manor
Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Participating artists will create a work of art in their selected medium that relates in some way to Chatham Manor, its grounds and gardens. The Georgian mansion, its various outbuildings and dependencies, and the historic ground which surrounds it represent a small preserve of Virginia heritage from Colonial times to the 20th Century.
Chatham Manor is located at 120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405

45th Annual Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival
Saturdays Oct. 17 – 18, 24 – 25, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Graves’ Mountain Lodge, 205 Graves Mountain Lane, Syria, VA 22743
Enjoy fun-filled days complete with Graves famous Food, live Bluegrass Music, cloggers, arts & crafts, hay Maze & Hay Mountain, Hayrides, Horseback Rides, apple picking, and more.
Free admission and free parking.

Stafford Fall Family Festival
Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
John Lee Pratt Memorial Park, 120 River Road, Fredericksburg
Plenty of family activities will be present at the Stafford Fall Family Festival. Artisans will be practicing their crafts, hay rides will take families around the park, plus live music and a pumpkin derby.

Meow and Woof Fest
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2 – 9 p.m.
Hosted by FredFotoArts and OddBox Studios at 526 Wolfe St, Fredericksburg. The street will be closed for the festival.
A celebration of cats and dogs, is bringing a who’s who of pet celebrities to Fredericksburg on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, to benefit the cat rescue group Meow Stories.
Coco, the Couture Cat and her feline friends will present the latest designs on the runway.
Arden Moore, host of “Oh Behave” on Pet Life Radio and nationally recognized Certified Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor and cat and dog behavior expert, will teach pet parents what to do — and what NOT to do — in a pet emergency when minutes count.
Funny cat and dog videos.
Authors including Kate Benjamin, author of “Catification”
Ingrid King, “The Conscious Cat”
Free admission.

Virginia Vignettes, Rick Britton Book Event
Saturday, Oct. 17, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution HWY, Montpelier Station
Virginia Vignettes features stories of Virginian heroes from colonial times to the modern day. A reception will be held at the visitor’s center, followed by a book talk at the Potter Theatre.

José Carreras with the UMW Philarmonic
Saturday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
University of Mary Washington, Anderson Center, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
The concert at UMW will be his first and only U.S. performance in nearly a decade. Carreras is best-known for his record-breaking appearances with Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo in the Three Tenors.
Tickets: $55 – $400


Fright Night Carnival and Costume Contest

UMW Cultural and Community Events Fall 2015

Your Community Calendar October 2015

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