Mark Your Calendars September/October
Celebrate the start of the fall season along Lynchburg’s Main Street. Get Downtown provides great food from local eateries and unique attractions. In honor of their 10th year, they’ve expanded the hours from 6 to 10 p.m. Learn more: www.getdowntownlynchburg.com.
Virginia 10 Miler
September 28 – 29
One of Central Virginia’s premier events kicks off September 28 with the Amazing Mile Children’s Run. The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler on September 29 is celebrating its 45th year. Learn more: www.virginiatenmiler.com.
Bedford County Fair
September 27 – 30
Few childhood memories can top the nostalgia of a good old-fashioned fair, complete with fun rides, arcade games, and plenty of sugary treats. The whole family can enjoy free admission at the Glenwood Center, 2074 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway. Learn more: www.bedfordcofair.com.
Get Your Wine On
Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, Moneta
September 29 – 30
Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival, Amherst
October 13 – 14
Start the last weekend of September at Smith Mountain Lake for their 30th Annual Wine Festival and find out what drew 10,000 spectators last year! Then, on October 13 and 14, plan time to enjoy the food, drinks and 150+ arts and crafts vendors at the 27th annual Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival. Learn more: www.visitsmithmountainlake.com and www.virginiagarlicfestival.com.
Local Openings & Closings
Hello! to Golf Park Coffee on Bedford Avenue.
Goodbye to The Corner on Rivermont Avenue.
Hello! to a new location of Brauburgers in The Corner’s former spot.
Goodbye to Hippo’s in Wyndhurst (will continue as a catering service).
Hello! to Tahini’s Mediterranean Grill on Main Street.
Goodbye to comic book store Star Port in River Ridge Mall.
Hello! to T&E Catering’s new location in Poplar Forest Plaza.