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You can also find a complete list of events in our Richmond events calendar on WTVR.com. [Click here to add an event to our calendar]

100th Anniversary of the Chesterfield County Fair, August 23rd – August 31st, at the County Fairgrounds across from L. C. Bird High School, at Krause and Courthouse Roads. The fair features Tigers, bears and Ligers (half Lion half Tiger) GXW pro wrestling, A SEBRA sanctioned championship Extreme Bull Riding competition, and returning an Elvis Tribute by Keith Henderson, and many other attractions. Fair hours are 4-11pm weekdays, Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 1-11pm, for more details,  www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

10th Annual Movin’ and Groovin’ 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk to benefit help Pancreatic Cancer Research, Saturday, August 24, at Dorey Park in Eastern Henrico. Kids Fun Run kicks off at 8am followed by the 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk at 8:15am or you can be a Virtual Runner/Walker. Registration is $25 and $30 for Virtual entry and registration will be accepted on day of the event. Packet Pick up is Friday, August 23, from 5-7pm  at Dorey Park Recreation Center and 7am on Saturday. For more information visit http://www.movinandgroovin5k.org/

Running of the Bulls, Saturday, August 24, Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, gates open at 9:30am, runs at 11am, noon & 1 & 3:30pm, Tomato Royale food fight, and festival with bands, games, food trucks,  at Virginia MotorSports Park, $10 spectator, $75 bull runner, $40 tomato fight, www.thegreatbullrun.com or http://www.facebook.com/thegreatbullrun.

“WARHORSE” Tony Award winner premieres October 29 – November 3, at the Landmark Theater, tickets on sale, 10am, www.BroadwayInRichmond.com or 800-514-3849.

Annual Seafood Splash & Gospel Crabfest, all you can eat crabs, fish, shrimp, chicken and more, Saturday, August 24, noon-8pm, at Hadad’s Lake, 7900 Osborne Turnpike, featuring 2 stages of music, Quiet Storm Band, DJ Lonnie B, DJ Drake, and DJ Mister Gee, tickets www.seafoodsplash2013.eventbrite.com or 804-640-6103 or 804-822-9892

Squirrels Summer Stars Dwight “Doc” Godden, Skipper Bivins Hillbilly Handfishin’, Friday, August 23, gates open 6:05pm, game time 7:03, www.squirrelsbaseball.com or 804-359-FUNN.

Purple Martin Festival, join Birdwatchers at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market to watch hundreds of Purple Martins, 6-9pm.

The Stage Play, “Turning Over A New Leaf” by A Better Look Visions Enterprises, LLC, Written and Directed by Mark Pettaway, Saturday, August 24, 7pm, Hopewell High School Auditorium, 103 North 12th Avenue, 804-296-2107 or 804-475-6080.

Virginia College in Richmond is hosting a Friends & Family Fall Festival, for the community and former, current & prospective students, Saturday, August 24, 10am-2pm, 7200 Midlothian Turnpike, for more details visit www.vc.edu/Richmond or 804-977-5100.

FUTURE EVENTS:

C.L. Bryant and his award-winning Documentary Film “Runaway Slave” at The Movieland Cinema, 1301 North Boulevard at West Leigh Street, Thursday, September 5th, 7pm.

The Richmond Partnership Of Churches annual New Shoes For Back to School Ministry for K-12, Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) at Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard, 8am – 4pm. Show donations are needed for K-12, for more information email Rita Willis at rita.willis@vahcc.com or cal her at 804-221-7394.

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