Events Calendar
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*If you have a local, public event you would like to add to the Charlotte County Events Calendar,
please contact the County Administrator's Office at (434) 542-5117.

Information may change. Please call and check.
 WEEKLY EVENTS
 
Charlotte County Farmer's Market at Drakes Branch
2018 Season opens May 4th!
10am to 4pm every Friday in season (Open to 6pm on 1st Fridays)
Drakes Branch Town Pavilion
4900 Drakes Main Street (Route 47)
Drakes Branch, VA
The local farmer's market offers a variety of fresh, locally grown produce and meats, handmade soaps, baked goods and other items in a great community atmosphere.  For more information contact the Charlotte County Extension Office at 434-542-5884 or visit the market's Facebook page.
 
Drakes Branch Music Hall
Thursday  7 to 10 pm
Drakes Main Street
Drakes Branch, VA
Join us for live music, dancing, & refreshments.  Sponsored by the Drakes Branch Ladies Club.  Admission. (Proceeds benefit the Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department.)
Philbeck’s Music House
Friday, 7 pm to 11 pm
6300 George Washington Hwy.
Keysville, VA
Each Friday evening the “pickers” and listeners join for fellowship and bluegrass music. Everyone welcome, to listen or to play. Free, although you might bring a snack to add to the table.  (No phone calls please.)
 
ANNUAL EVENTS
Central High School Annual  African American History Celebration
Saturday, February 17
1:00 pm
Randolph-Henry High School Auditorium
755 David Bruce Avenue
Charlotte Court House, VA
Join us for our annual Celebration of African American History, sponsored by the Central High Museum.  This year's them is "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." The guest speaker is Reverend Dr. Kitty Smith and special music will be provided by The Blessed Few.  All are encouraged to wear African attire.  The program is free to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served. 
 
Florafest
Saturday, April 28th
8:30 am - 1 pm
Charlotte County Extension Office
133 LeGrande Avenue
Charlotte Court House, VA

Rain or Shine

This annual event sponsored by the Charlotte County Master Gardeners offers something for every gardener.  A wide variety of plants are available to purchase, plus there will be guest speakers, vendors selling gardening items, and refreshments for sale.  Florafest is a major fundraiser that supports grants and scholarships in our county. For more information contact the Extension Office at 542-5884.
 
Celebrate Patrick Henry's Birthday at Red Hill
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA  
Come out to Red Hill to celebrate Patrick Henry's 282nd birthday.  Enjoy a piece of complimentary birthday cake while you tour the property. Interpreters will demonstrate blacksmithing, spinning and weaving. There will also be a Naturalization Ceremony beginning at 11:00am (see below). Admission is complimentary.
 
Naturalization Ceremony at Red Hill
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Ceremony begins at 11:00 am
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA 
Come out and welcome our newest citizens at Red Hill's annual naturalization ceremony. Red Hill is open to visitors and events begin with living history demonstrations at 9:00 am. Seating begins at 10:15.  For more information, call 800-514-7463 or visit www.RedHill.org.
Charlotte County Relay for Life
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Events begin at Noon
Southside Virginia Community College 
200 Daniel Road
Keysville, VA
Join in the fight against cancer. This event benefits the American Cancer Society. For more information call (434) 845-0974 or visit the American Cancer Society Relay website.
 
Central High Museum's "Grand Ole Setting"
Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Central High Museum
515 Thomas Jefferson Hwy.
Charlotte Court House, VA
Join The Central High Museum's celebration of heritage and culture at "The Grand Ole Setting." This annual event includes special guest speakers, a DJ, vendors, a bounce house and other children's games, the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, a car show and more.  Food and drink will be available for purchase. All are welcome to attend.

If you should be interested in having a booth, please contact Dr. Hezteine Foster at 434-248-5513 or 434-665-8492
 
 
SUMMER EVENTS
Red Hill 4th of July
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA
3:00 pm until
(Gates close at 9:00 pm)
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the day on the beautiful grounds overlooking the Staunton River valley. Events begin at 3 pm & fireworks start around 9:15 pm. Admission fee.  For more information call (434) 376-2044 or (800) 514-7463. www.redhill.org
 
"National Night Out"
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Charlotte Court House Dixie Youth Ballpark
Dixie Youth Drive
Charlotte Court House, VA
Join local law enforcement and emergency services personnel for this special event aimed to strengthen the relationship between citizens and law enforcement, making our community a safer place for everyone. The event will include a variety of kid friendly activities, food and demonstrations.  Event sponsors include Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Charlotte County Victim Witness Program, Strikeforce Tires & Charlotte Collision Center.
 
 
FALL EVENTS
POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony
Friday, September 21, 2018
Charlotte County Administration Office
250 LeGrande Avenue
Charlotte Court House, VA
11:00 am
VFW Post 8902 will hold a ceremony to honor our nation’s Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action on National POW/MIA Recognition Day.  This ceremony will be held on the lawn of the County Administration Office. The public is cordially invited to attend.
 
Randolph-Henry High School Homecoming
Friday, September 28, 2018
Homecoming Parade - Starts at 5:00 pm
Homecoming Game - Starts at 7:00 pm
Come out and support the home team!  The homecoming parade will take place on LeGrande Avenue in Charlotte Court House at 5:00.  The game starts at 7:00.
 
Living History Days for Homeschool Students at Red Hill
Thursday, October 4, 2018
All Day
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA
Red Hill's Annual Days of Living History for Homeschooled Students are geared for ages 8 to 10, although children younger and older benefit from the hands-on experience of 18th century life.  Programs rotate among spinning and weaving, basket making, blacksmithing, rope making, tin punching, pottery, and Colonial medicine. Pre-registraton required.  Admission Fee.  For registration & more information, call 800-514-7463 or visit www.RedHill.org.
 
Miss Janie's Sit & Sip Wine Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018
12:00 Noon - 6:00 pm
The Gil-Har House
6447 Patrick Henry Hwy. (Route 40)
Phenix, VA
 Miss Janie's Sit & Sip Wine Festival, to benefit the Barksdale Cancer Foundation, will feature wineries, local vendors, and music by The Stoney Ridge Band & JB & The Get Down Browns.  Food will be available for purchase from the local Lion's Club.  Advance tickets are $20 for tasting tickets & $15 for non-tasting.  This is a 21 years & over only event.  For more information or to purchase advanced tickets visit the Barksdale Cancer Foundation's website.
 
Truckers' Parade Against Cancer
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Parade Begins at 3:30 in Charlotte Court House at Randolph-Henry High School/CMS

Please check the Trucker's Parade website for parade route details!
Truckers parade through the county in this fund raiser for the American Cancer Society, memorializing and honoring friends, family and neighbors.  Check the parade route and come see the parade and show your support!  For more information please visit the Truckers Parade website.

 
Drakes Branch Halloween Festival
Saturday, October
10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Drakes Main Street
Drakes Branch, VA


Join the Town of Drakes Branch and the Drakes Branch Museum for the second annual Drakes Branch Halloween Festival.  Special music, kids game, a hayride, farmer's market, and food & craft vendors. Bring the whole family for a day of fun.

 For more information please see the event flyer or contact the Town Office at 434-568-3091.
 
Bluegrass, Barbeque and Brew Festival at Red Hill
Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA
Stroll the beautiful grounds of Red Hill while enjoying terrific bluegrass bands, local barbecue and Virginia craft beer. Tours of Patrick Henry’s home, law office and other historical buildings will be offered at designated times throughout the day and local artisans will have items available for purchase.  For more information visit the event website or call (434) 376-2044 or (800) 514-7463.
 
WINTER EVENTS
   
Keysville Christmas Parade
Friday, December
7:00 PM
King Street in Keysville
Join the Town of Keysville for their annual Christmas parade.  To register an entry in the parade, please contact the Keysville Town Office at 736-9551.
 
Phenix Christmas Parade
Saturday, December
2:00 PM
Main Street in Phenix
Come celebrate the season with the Town of Phenix at their annual Christmas Parade.  After the parade, stop by the Phenix Municipal Hall for a visit with Santa! For more information  or to participate in the parade, contact the Town Office at 542-4123.
 
Drakes Branch Christmas Open House
Sunday, December
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Drakes Municipal Building
4800 Drakes Main Street
Celebrate the season with your friends and neighbors at the Drakes Branch municipal building. Light refreshments will be provided.  Door prizes will be awarded and children will receive a stocking while supplies last.   For more information contact the Town Office at 568-3091 or see the event flyer.
 
Charlotte Court House Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December
5:00 PM
Charlotte Court House Town Square
145 David Bruce Avenue
Charlotte Court House, VA
Join us on the Courthouse Square for the annual lighting of the town tree, holiday songs and refreshments.
 
Red Hill Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 2, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1250 Red Hill Rd.
Brookneal, VA
Complimentary admission. Costumed docents will give guided tours of the house and plantation buildings decorated in traditional Christmas greenery by the Red Hill Garden Club.  Enjoy Christmas music & sweets and mulled cider from the plantation kitchen. For more information contact (434) 376-2044 or visit www.redhill.org.