The Weekend Planner
A selection of special events for the weekend of October 7 – 9, 2016. Click on the hyperlinks for more details.
Fall Opening of St. James’ House
This is a week-long event — Monday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 8, 1 – 4 p.m.
St. James House, 1300 Charles St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Enjoy a rare chance to tour this 18th century gentleman’s cottage and stroll through its lovely gardens
Washington Heritage Museums Members Free, Non-Members $3
Richmond Folk Festival
Friday, Oct. 7, 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 12 – 10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 12 – 6 p.m.
Free parking and free shuttles from City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave. All shuttles will stop at two festival locations: one at 2nd Street and one at 7th Street. Buses will leave regularly throughout the day.
The Richmond Folk Festival features over 30 live performances spread onto seven different stages during the weekend that pays tribute to traditional folk music. There are live dance demonstrations, nonstop musical acts, a folk arts marketplace where you can purchase handmade wares, and a wide array of food trucks that serve up delicious menus filled with regional, local, and ethnic dishes. Admission is free.
First Friday Fredericksburg Art Walk
Join the art galleries and studios of Fredericksburg for the First Friday Art Walk on October 7, 2016. Featured artists and studio hours are listed at the link. Opening receptions are from 6 – 9 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
First Friday History Trivia 2016
Friday, Oct. 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
A history trivia contest in the museum garden, hosted by local celebrity judges. Cash bar, prizes, 50/50 raffle.
Everything but the Garage Sale
Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Indoor garage/yard sale.
$3 admission. Children 12 and under are free.
Fredericksburg Area Parade of Homes
Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Includes preview tours of 31 homes and one design showroom.
Virtual tours, maps, photos and floor plans of all the homes are located on the parade website, www.FredParade.com You can also download the free mobile app ParadeCraze
Via Colori Fredericksburg
Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The intersection of Sophia and Charlotte Streets in downtown Fredericksburg.
Chalk artists create on the street.
26th Annual Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival
Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 12 – 5 p.m.
The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre, 137 Spotsylvania Towne Centre, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407
Across from Arhaus Furniture and adjacent to Books-A-Million, on The Lawn
Adults $15 online, $25 at the gate.
Star Party at Stratford Hall
October 8, 6 – 11 p.m.
Parking offered at administrative building parking lot.
The Rappahannock Astronomy Club (RAC) will offer an informal discussion on the various types of telescopes and the basics of astronomy, then provide star and planet gazing from a number of telescopes on the Oval. Bring your snacks and flashlights.
The public is advised to call Stratford Hall (804-493-1972) beforehand, if the weather forecast is uncertain and there is a cloud cover that would impede viewing.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 7 – 11 p.m.
A. Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Rd., Fredericksburg
disAbility Resource Center’s 2016 Masquerade Gala features dinner, a silent auction, door prizes, and music.
$50 per person
Fredericksburg Fire Department Open House
Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 – 4 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, Oct. 16)
Fredericksburg Fire Department, 601 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Demonstrations, activities and refreshments.
Fredericksburg Live Music Calendar October 5 – 11