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Vintage Route 1 Tour & Downtown Community Day

By Susan Larson

Vintage Route 1 Tour & Downtown Community Day will be held 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in downtown Fredericksburg.

The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. (HFFI) event is an annual celebration of Fredericksburg’s 20th century history.  There will be ticketed walking tours of Princess Anne Street  — part of the original Route 1 — as well as free events at various venues in downtown Fredericksburg.  Guests are invited to dress from their favorite decade.

SCHEDULE OF FREE EVENTS:

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Riverfront Park, 600 Sophia St.

Historic Fredericksburg Region Antique Automobile Club of America Classic Car Display
Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Archaeology Lab
Hula Hoop Headquarters
20th Century History Exhibits
Kids craft’s by  Fredericksburg Parent Magazine
Kids art projects and games by Toddlin’ Time
Car Hops courtesy of the Five 40 Roller Girls
11:30 a.m. Stafford Standard Time music group performance
1 p.m. Vintage Fashion Show
1:30 p.m. Kids Yoga Demonstration by Pitaiyo
2:30 p.m. MoJoJaM blues and rock performance

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Raven Hi-Fi, 214 William St.

1940s – 50s home videos

12, 2 and 4 p.m.
Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
Demonstrations at Emporio, 703 Caroline St.

SCHEDULE OF TOURS, EXHIBIT

“Sophia Street: The Road Route 1 Forgot”
One hour walking tours at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The tour leaves from the HFFI tent in Riverfront Park, 600 Sophia St.
Cost is $12 – $15 per person

“Railways and Roadways” Exhibit
Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St.
$1 – $7 per person.
Admission is free with purchase of a Sophia Street Walking Tour ticket.

BUSINESS SPECIALS (While Supplies Last)

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – $10 lunch and milkshake special at Vivify, 314 William St.  (The lunch special includes your choice of an All American Bacon Cheeseburger, Veggie Falafel Burger or all natural hot dog with fries, a drink and your choice of milkshake.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Half-price wood-fired brick over pizza special at Bistro Bethem, 309 William St.

Free sample of Virginia peanuts and beer tastings at the Made in Virginia Store, 920 Caroline St.

Free studio time at Pots & Palettes Family Pottery Studio, 1104 Sophia St.

Root beer float special. Pop a balloon to find your price at Fizzlebottom’s Cafe, 920 Caroline St.

20 percent off all antiques at The Card Cellar, 915 Caroline St.

20 percent off purchase with the ad in the free Vintage Route 1 Guidebook (thru September 30, 2014) at The Griffin Bookstore, 723 Caroline St.

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