Upfront September/October 2022

Mark Your Calendars For a full list of events, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events page. Also, if you have an event you would

Mark Your Calendars

For a full list of events, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events page. Also, if you have an event you would like to submit, you can do that too!

September 17
Lynchburg Beer, Wine, and Cider Festival

The 13th Annual Lynchburg Beer, Wine, & Cider Festival will be held on Saturday, September 17,
at the Riverfront Festival Park from 12 to 7 p.m.

Enjoy over 50 different options of craft beer, ciders, and wine all hand-picked and selected from right here in the state of Virginia. Over 50 local artisans, delicious food, and live music round out this event. Visit lynchburgbeerandwinefestival.com for info.

September 17
Lynchburg Art Festival

Join the Lynchburg Art Club for the 49th Annual Lynchburg Art Festival on September 17th (rain date: September 18th) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the big oak trees on E.C. Glass High School’s grounds. For nearly 50 years, the Lynchburg Art Festival has served as a significant cultural touchstone for our region, bringing together a diverse range of artists, small businesses, and community members. Professional and student artists will show and sell their work, forging meaningful connections within our community. More info at lynchburgartclub.org.

September 30 – October 2
Masterworx Community Theater Presents: Beauty and the Beast

Based on the 1991 Disney animated feature and the late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty
and the Beast tells the story of Belle and her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. Audience members will be entranced in this classic tale. Visit academycenter.org for ticket information.

October 1
Get Downtown

Get Downtown returns after a two-year hiatus! Covering eight blocks on Main Street in downtown Lynchburg, Get Downtown is Lynchburg’s biggest street festival. The best part? It’s completely FREE to attend. Enjoy the sights and sounds of street performers and musicians, and shop from local makers, artisans, and food vendors. Visit getdowntownlynchburg.com for more details.

October 8-9
Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival

The 30th Annual Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival takes place on the grounds of Rebec Vineyards. Enjoy a variety of garlic and garlic foods, four stages featuring live bands, and unique vendors. Plus, sample delicious Virginia wine from over ten wineries. It’ll be a fun-filled day for everyone. Visit rebecwinery.com for tickets and event details.

Local Openings & Closings

Hello! to 221 Tap & Table
Hello! to Mission House Coffee in Cornerstone
Hello! to Insomnia Cookies
Hello! to Market at Main on Wards Road
Goodbye to Ebb & Flow
Hello! to Berglund Toyota’s new location on Forest Road
Hello! to Apocalypse Cidery & Winery in Forest
Hello! to Amazing Lash Studio in Forest
Hello! to Hill City Donuts in Downtown Lynchburg

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