A LIST: Check out Antoinette’s weekend event picks
State Fair of Virginia At The Meadow, September 28 – October 7, Meadow Event Park, Caroline County, www.StateFairVa.org, 804-994-2800.
Festival Of India, Saturday, September 29, 11am-9pm, Sunday, September 30, 11am-8pm, Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, wwwthefestivalofindia.org or 804-346-9955
8th Annual Original Italian Street Festival, Saturday, September 29, 11am-8pm, Sunday September 30, 11am-6pm, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Shockoe Bottom, www.italianfestival.org or 804-739-6492.
4th Annual Festival of Grapes & Hops, Saturday, September 29, 11am -5pm, Old Towne Petersburg, Farmer’s Market, www.festivalofgrapesandhops.com, advance tickets $15, $20 at the gate.
Bark in the Park, Saturday, September 29, 10am-1pm, Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, 2K Dog Walk, pet costumes, children’s activities, vendors, www.henricohumane.org, 804-262-6634.
First Baptist Church of Petersburg, honors “First Responders” Sunday, September 30, 10am, 236 Harrison Street, Petersburg, www.firstbaptistpetersburg.org or 804-732-2841.
American Legion Post 186 1st Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 29, doors open 3pm, 901 Otterdale Road, Midlothian, Tickets are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. Other fundraisers, annual breakfast and bingo Saturday, October 13, Breakfast from 7-9am and Bingo at 1pm and The Harvest Festival Saturday, October 27, www.americanlegionpost186.org or 804-794-9785.
Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt 2012, September 28-October 28, September 28, Zombie Invasion 6pm-midnight, Halloween Howl-O-Fest Saturday & Sunday October 6-28, 12-5pm, www.kingsdominion.com.
10,000 Warriors compete in world’s largest running series, Warrior Dash 5K Race, Saturday, September 29, 8am, Berkley Plantation, Charles City, www.warriordash.com.
CARITAS Monthly Yard Sale, Friday, September 28, 10am-4pm, Saturday, September 29, 9am-1pm, other dates October 19-20, November 16-17, December 14-15, 1125 East Commerce Road, www.caritasva.org or 804-343-5008.
3rd Annual Cadillac Cup Polo Match, Sunday, September 30th, gates open noon, The Virginia Polo Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, www.CadillacCupPolo.com.
Busch Garden Williamsburg, Howl-O-Scream, through October 28, www.buschgardens.com.
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson “Thick As A Brick” 1 & 2, Sunday, September 30, Carpenter Theatre, Richmond Center stage, 800-514-3849.
Richmond Symphony Designer House, Pinifer Park, 3312 Robious Crossing Drive, www.rsol.org, tickets $20, hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10am-3pm, Thursday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm.
Free Give-A-Way at First African Baptist Church, Saturday, September 29, 10am-2pm, clothing, food, games, toys, books, & prayers, 2700 Hanes Avenue, www.firstafricanbaptist.org or 804-329-7279.
Future A list Events:
Gallery at UNOS “Memories Past & Future”, 4th Annual Soirée, Friday, October 5, 7-10pm, exhibit runs through October 27, 8a-5pm, 700 North Fourth Street. www.unitedforunos.org or 804-782-4800.
2nd Street Festival, featuring “The Ohio Player” Saturday, October 6, noon-7pm, Sunday, October 7, noon-6pm, 2nd Street in Jackson Ward, www.venturerichmond.com or 804-788-6566. Richmond Folk Festival, October 12-14, www.richmondfolkfestival.org.
9th Annual Massing of the Colors Ceremony, Saturday, October 6, 2-3pm at The Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street, www.vawarmemorial.org or 804-786-2060.
Million Veteran March presents in concert Ginuwine, Silk & Bryan Mills with Secret Society, Friday, October 5, 8pm, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, www.ETIX.com or 800-514-ETIX (3849). www.millionveteranmarch.org.
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Oystoberfest – Oyster Roast, Chesapeak Bay Foundation, Saturday, October 6, 12-6pm, 3602 Hawthorne Avenue, www.oystoberfest.com, suggested donation $2.
9th Annual Carytown Wine & Food Festival, “A Taste of Carytown”, Sunday, October 7, 12-6pm, advance tickets $15, $20 at the gate, www.carytownrva.com.
American Cancer Society “Stilettoes Stomping Cancer” Shop Night, Sunday, October 7, Stein Mart, Short Pump 6:30pm – 9pm, tickets $20 804-323-9464: Cure By Design Fashion Show, Auction & Reception Fundraiser, Sunday October 27, John Marshall Ballroom, www.curebydesign.org.
Holy Rosary Catholic Church Bishops Golf Tournament, Monday, October 8, at Independence Golf Course, Midlothian, www.hrccrichmond.org.
Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape, Saturday, October 20, 11am-6pm, Historic Powhatan Courthouse Square, 3880 Old Buckingham Road, advance tickets $20, non-tasting $15, 804-794-6700 or 866-707-2289.