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9/28/2022

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Fleas No More!
By Gert Slabach

Freshwater Shrimp Harvest
(Local "Seafood" in Southside)

Oh, Christmas Tree
(Make getting a Christmas tree an event)

Daylight Foolish Time
(End the Madness)

 

Columns

Editor's Page
(Scary Bridges)

Southside Gardener
(Monthly Tips & "To Do List")
By William H. McCaleb

South Winds
(Bats in My Belfry)
By FCOIT

Ask Bubba - Advice
(Parody)

 

Departments

Festivals & Events

Nov - Dec Events

Christmas Parades

Farm & Ag Info

Farmers Markets Listing (FMs in or near SSVA)

Oh, Christmas Tree
(Tree Sales & Farms)

Press Releases

Southside Master Gardeners
(Class of 2010)

 

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Festivals and Events in Southside Virginia


Nov - Dec 2010

 

 

 If you looking for Festivals and Events in Southern or Southside Virginia, and have reached this page through a search engine or link, this may not be the most current listing.
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Festivals and Events listed are in Southside or Southern Virginia unless otherwise noted.

 

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November 6th, 11AM-6PM
Chase City

Southern VA Chili Cook Off -
Music, Chili Tasting, vendors and lots of fun for all! MacCallum More Gardens Museum and Gardens Office: (434) 372-0502 Email: mmmg@verizon.net Website: www.mmmg.org

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November 6th, 10am-5pm
Danville

AAF Tank Museum - Indoor Car & Bike Show and Tank Battles -

Telephone: (434) 836-5323
Email: aaftank@gamewood.net
Website: www.aaftankmuseum.com

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November 11th
South Hill

Veterans Day Service -
11am at Veterans Memorial Park, South Hill.

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November, 12 4:00-8:30 PM
Halifax

Toots Creek Antiques Mall - Christmas Candlelight Open House -

Experience the magic of Christmas

Toots Creek Antiques Mall
5293 Halifax Rd. (Hwy 501)
Halifax, VA 24558

For more info:
Call: (434) 476-6799
Or www.tootscreekantiquesmall.com/events.html

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November 13th, 2PM-8PM
Danville

The Crossing - Bright Leaf Brew Fest -

Telephone: Danville Welcome Center (434) 793-4636
Email: specialevents@visitdanville.com
Website: brightleafbrewfest.com

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Nov 13-14
South Boston

2010 Holiday Living Show -
http://www.halifaxbusinesswomen.org/

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November 17th
South Hill

Shriner�s Seafood Festival -
at Golden Leaf Warehouse, corner of Country Lane & Raines Street, South Hill, 4:30-7:30 pm.
447-7171 or 447-3200

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Martinsville - Sat, 11/20 @ 5pm
Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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November 20-21 -
South Hill

�Holiday Bazaar� -

Two Big Days of Arts, Crafts & Gifts for the Holidays. Sponsored by Friends of the R T Arnold Library at the Golden Leaf Warehouse Complex, Country Lane in South Hill.
434-447-8320.

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November 26 - Jan 9th
Blackstone

Bevell's Hardware Christmas Train Display -

Come out and enjoy one of the largest model train displays in Southside Virginia. For over 30 years the Bevell's Hardware Christmas Train Display has been a joy to visitors. Featured in a National Toy Train Magazine, the Bevell's display is one of a kind. This year's display is over 50 feet long featuring over 10 "O Gage" Model Railroad Trains with dozens of cars. The display also includes many Authentic Replicas of Blackstone buildings, Fort Pickett like it was in the 1940's, your favorite holiday and cartoon characters and more.

This display is open to the public,
M-F 10AM-7:00PM
Sat 10-4
Sun 12-4
Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day
Admission is free.

Don't forget to sign the guest book and tell them you enjoyed the show!

For directions or more information Contact:
Bevell's Hardware
109 North High St.
Blackstone, VA 23824
434-292-7208

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November 28 � 2:00pm - 4:00pm
South Boston

�A New England Christmas.� -

The South Boston-Hailfax County Museum of Fine Arts and History
1540 Wilborn Ave.
South Boston, VA

Join the museum for the tastes, sounds, and sights of �A New England Christmas.� Activities will be available for the kids as well as pictures with Santa and refreshments for all. Join us as we celebrate our 5th Annual Christmas Open House.

Admission: $4/Adults $2/Children
More Info
http://www.sbhcmuseum.org/

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Nov. 29th
La Crosse

Holiday Happenings -
Nov. 29th � �Christmas Tree Illumination in La Crosse, VA 7:00 PM at the Firehouse with refreshments & Visit from Santa

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December 1st 4-7 pm
South Hill

�Tell Santa at the Chamber Depot� -
Free museum tours of the Doll & Train Museums with a free photo with Santa on Wednesday, Dec. 1st.

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Brookneal - Thurs, 12/02 @ 7pm
Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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Crewe - Thurs, 12/02 @7pm
Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 2nd - January 5th
South Hill

�Toyland at the Depot� -
December 2nd - January 5th - Enjoy the Magic of Christmas in South Hill with �Toyland at the Depot� in downtown South Hill.

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Dec 3 - Jan 1st
Blackstone

Seay Park Holiday wonderland -
Seay Park is transformed into a twinkling wonderland during the holiday season. Thousands of lights illuminate numerous decorated houses. Including a Nativity, Santa's Workshop, Grandma's Kitchen and more.
On the following Fridays and Saturdays - Dec, 3 & 4, 11, 17 & 18 (Not Dec 10th due to Parade) Santa will make a special appearance, and there will be miniature train rides for the children. Hot chocolate and cookies are even served free of charge. This event is truly a family tradition in Blackstone.

For more information contact:
Downtown Blackstone Inc
434-292-3041
http://www.downtownblackstone.org

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Fri., Dec. 3rd 6:30 PM
Clarksville Christmas Parade -

6:30 pm call 434-374-2436

After the parade Santa will be VA Ave Mall until 9:00 for free photos.
See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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Dec 3rd - 7pm
Keysville - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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Friday, December 3 & Sat Dec, 4
Martinsville

The Southern Virginia Artisan Center Presents... Uptown Holiday Open House -
Friday, December 3 - 2 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, December 4 - 10 am - 3 pm

*Handcrafted items for purchase
*Entertainment
*Refreshments
*Prizes
and
*SANTA CLAUS

276-632-0066
http://www.southernvirginiaartisancenter.org/

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December 3 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rocky Mount

Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas -

Franklin County's 7th Annual Christmas Celebration features extended hours and activities in retail shops and businesses, free carriage rides, ice sculpting contest, lighting of the downtown Christmas tree, performances by the Ferrum College Collegiates, the Jack Tale Players, Francesca's Dance Studio, Downtown Music students, the Wright Kids and others.
Children's activities include 'build a animal' and visit with Santa. Street activities and food vendors.
Admission Free. 6pm-9pm. Friday. Downtown Rocky Mount.

540-489-3825

http://historicrockymount.com/events/franklin-county-christmas.php

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December 4th - 3pm
Chatham - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 4th - 1-3PM
Clarksville

Photos with Santa -
Santa Will be VA Ave Mall for free photos from 1-3PM

Virginia Avenue Mall
317 Virginia Ave
Clarksville, VA 23927
434-374-5949
www.virginiaavenuemall.com

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December 4th - 6:30 PM
Fieldale - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 4th - 5pm
South Boston - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 4th-5th
Randolph

A Very Mulberry Christmas -

Come and enjoy an Antebellum period Christmas at Mulberry Hill Plantation, the ancestral home of the Carrington family. Enjoy touring the historic home and grounds, joining in with Confederate re-enactors in the historic boxwood gardens in campfire cooking & living history demonstrations. Light refreshments are served.

Staunton River Battlefield State Park
Telephone: (434) 454-4312
Email: srbattle@dcr.virginia.gov
Website: www.stauntonriverbattlefield.org

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December 4th - 2pm
Stuart - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 5th - 4pm
Appomattox - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 5th, 2PM-4PM
Brookneal

Christmas Open House at Red Hill -

Patrick Henry National Memorial
Brookneal
Telephone: (800) 514-7463 or (434) 376-2044
Email: information@redhill.org
Website: www.redhill.org

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December 5th - 6pm
Chase City - Christmas Parade -


call 434-372-0379 See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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Sun., Dec. 5th �
South Hill

South Hill Chamber - Peebles Department Stores - Christmas Parade -
call 434-447-4547
See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 9th - 6:30pm
Altavisa - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 10th - 6pm
Blackstone - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 10th & 11th
Clarksville

Photos with Santa -
Santa Will be VA Ave Mall for free photos
Friday Dec 10th 6-8 PM
Saturday 11th 1-3PM

Virginia Avenue Mall
317 Virginia Ave
Clarksville, VA 23927
434-374-5949
www.virginiaavenuemall.com

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December 11th - 6pm
Danville - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 11th - 10:30am
Farmville - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 12th - 3pm
Gretna - Christmas Parade -

See complete list of parades on Southside Virginia Christmas Parades Page

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December 17th & 18th
Clarksville

Photos with Santa -
Santa Will be VA Ave Mall for free photos
Friday Dec 17th 6-8 PM
Saturday Dec 18th 1-3PM

Virginia Avenue Mall
317 Virginia Ave
Clarksville, VA 23927
434-374-5949
www.virginiaavenuemall.com

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December 25 - Christmas Day

All Day Everywhere

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