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Weekend Events

Weekend Events

Oct. 20-23

Fine Arts & Flowers – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday – Sunday – with unique floral interpretations of works from the museum’s permanent collection. This is the 13th presentation of this biennial exhibition, which is sponsored by The Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Floral designs are contributed by members of The Garden Club of Virginia, Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia. Admission to view floral displays in the galleries is free. Tickets to the gala, lunches, lectures, classes, and other special events are available for purchase at www.VMFAmuseum/FAF or at 804-340-1405.

Oct. 21 & 22

48th Annual Richmond Oktoberfest at Richmond Raceway Complex

Friday 6 pm – Midnight and  Saturday 3 pm – Midnight. Traditional German foods and beverages, dancing, music and entertainment. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Discounts for seniors and active Military. Children 15 and under admitted free.  Call 804-342-0310 for more information or visit http://www.richmondoktoberfestinc.com/ricoktober.shtml.

Oct. 22

14th Annual Powhatan Festival of the Grape

Saturday 11  – 6 pm, at the Historic Courthouse Square, 3800 Old Buckingham, Powhatan. Sample wines from 30 different Virginia Wineries and craft beers, listen to live music, purchase foods and shop from the 100 vendors. Advance tickets $25; $30 at the gate. Get more details at http://www.powhatanfestivalofthegrape.com/#festival.

Beauty-N-Motion 5K Walk 4 Life

Saturday, October 22, at the Bon Secours Redskins Training Center. Registration opens at 8 am, and the walk/Run is at 9:30 am.  The project serves as a Prevention Walk and Fundraising Opportunity for African-American Women Organizations. For more information visit http://bit.ly/BlackBeautyNMotion. The Mission is to provide health education, access to care, connect women to local resources and provide funds to develop and maintain current health outreach initiatives for women organizations.

Fabergé Galleries reopening at VMFA

Saturday – VMFA Fabergé and Russian Decorative Arts At-A-Glance, it is the largest public collection of Fabergé objects outside of Russia; it  Includes 5 of the 14 Imperial Easter Eggs in the United States by the Fabergé firm and in five new galleries measuring a total of 1,963 sq. ft. and featuring 280 objects. For more information visit https://vmfa.museum/.

Walk to Defeat ALS

Saturday, check in 10 am, walk starts  11 am, on Brown’s Island. More than just a walk, an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise awareness and funds for a cure. get more details at http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/DCMDVA?pg=entry&fr_id=11980#.WAftqcldBv0.

National Kidney Foundation Central Virginia Kidney Walk

from Innsbrook North Shore Commons Saturday

Registration begins at 9:00 am and the noncompetitive 5K and 1 mile walk begins at 10:00 am.  To register for the Kidney Walk, visit www.kidneywalk.org or call 804.288.8342 ext 722 for more information.

Apraxia of Speech, a Neurology type of speech disorder.

Saturday, The Sports Center of Richmond, 1385 Overbrook Road, walk registration at 9 am, walk starts at 10 am. Details at http://www.apraxiawalk.org/walk-locations/#state-va-5807eef46c56b.

Pork-A-Palooza

Saturday 12 pm  – 6 pm, smoked whole Berkshire Pig & wood fired pizza, live music by Red Light Rodeo,  at 1213 Summit Avenue, Details at http://lunchorsupper.com/.’

Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival
The pumpkin festival for the city, and beyond. Expect heaps of pumpkin food, kegs of craft beer and live music, but there is also an emphasis on family events. There is an expanded kid’s zone, according to organizers.

Noon to 6 p.m.
Free to enter, food and drink prices vary.
On the Boulevard between Leigh and Broad Street

Check out our Pumpkin Patch guidehttp://wtvr.com/2016/09/29/2016-pumpkin-patch-guide-1/

Oct. 22 & 23

The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highlands Games at Richmond Raceway Complex

Saturday 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm. features Scottish & Irish Dancing, Pumpkin Painting, Whisky Tasting, live Celtic Bands, Heavy Athletics, Fiddle Competition and more. Details at http://vacelticfestival.com/.

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Saturday, Oct. 29

Innsbrook’s Great Pumpkin Palooza

Festival staples like pony rides, petting zoos, and bouncy houses with fun live entertainment. Also, enjoy some seasonal festivities, including costume contests and a straw bale maze. Assortment of food from BBQ and kettle corn to gyros and souvlaki. Beer on-site.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
4951 Lake Brook Drive

3rd annual Lewis Ginter Oktoberfest

Local and German food will be available for purchase as well as beer from Center of the Universe Brewery. Festivities will be held in the gardens adjacent to historic Bloemendaal House, rain or shine.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Adults $13/Seniors (55+) $11/Military (with ID) $10/Children (3-12) $8/Children (under 3) Free