Events Calendar
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*If you have a local, public event you would like to add to the Charlotte County Events Calendar,
please contact the County Administrator's Office at (434) 542-5117.

Information may change. Please call and check.
Charlotte County Farmer's Market at Drakes Branch
2018 Season opens in May
10am to 4pm every Friday in season
Drakes Branch Town Pavilion
4900 Drakes Main Street (Route 47)
Drakes Branch, VA
The local farmer's market offers a variety of fresh, locally grown produce and meats, handmade soaps, baked goods and other items in a great community atmosphere.  For more information contact the Charlotte County Extension Office at 434-542-5884 or visit the market's Facebook page.
Drakes Branch Music Hall
Thursday  7 to 10 pm
Drakes Main Street
Drakes Branch, VA
Join us for live music, dancing, & refreshments.  Sponsored by the Drakes Branch Ladies Club.  Admission. (Proceeds benefit the Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department.)
Philbeck’s Music House
Friday, 7 pm to 11 pm
6300 George Washington Hwy.
Keysville, VA
Each Friday evening the “pickers” and listeners join for fellowship and bluegrass music. Everyone welcome, to listen or to play. Free, although you might bring a snack to add to the table.  (No phone calls please.)
Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of African American History
Saturday, February
2:00 pm
Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC)
Workforce Development Center
200 Daniel Road
Keysville, VA
Join us for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of African American History, sponsored by the Central High Museum.  Program includes "The Old Fashion", a four-part dramatization depicting the lives of African Americans from slavery to modern times.  Our special guests will be The Blackstone Community Chorus.  All are encouraged to wear African attire.  The program is free to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served. 
Valentine Workshop - Drakes Branch Museum
Saturday, February
10:00 am - Noon
Drakes Branch Museum
4849 Main Street
Drakes Branch, VA
Come out to make a Valentine card or craft, visit the African-American history display, and enjoy some coffee and a museum visit.  This event is free to the public.  All ages are welcome.  Event Flyer
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April
Beginning at 2:00 pm
Wayland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
730 Lunenburg Highway
Keysville, VA
Children ages 0-12 years are invited to participate in a free community Easter egg hunt at the Wayland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Keysville.  For more information contact 434-736-8406.
Saturday, April
8:30 am - 1 pm
Charlotte County Extension Office
133 LeGrande Avenue
Charlotte Court House, VA

Rain or Shine

This annual event sponsored by the Charlotte County Master Gardeners offers something for every gardener.  A wide variety of plants are available to purchase, plus there will be guest speakers, vendors selling gardening items, and refreshments for sale.  Florafest is a major fundraiser that supports grants and scholarships in our county. For more information contact the Extension Office at 542-5884.
Naturalization Ceremony at Red Hill
Tuesday, May
Ceremony begins at 11:00 am
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA 
Come out and welcome our newest citizens at Red Hill's annual naturalization ceremony. Red Hill is open to visitors and events begin with living history demonstrations at 9:00 am. Seating for the ceremony will begin at 10:30. For more information, call 800-514-7463 or visit
Charlotte County Relay for Life
Saturday, June
Events begin at 1:00 pm
Southside Virginia Community College 
200 Daniel Road
Keysville, VA
Join in the fight against cancer. This event benefits the American Cancer Society. For more information call (434) 845-0974 or visit the American Cancer Society Relay website.
Central High Museum's "Grand Ole Setting"
Saturday, June
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Central High Museum
515 Thomas Jefferson Hwy.
Charlotte Court House, VA
Join The Central High Museum's celebration of heritage and culture at "The Grand Ole Setting." Event includes special guest speakers and musicians, vendors, and more.  Food and drink will be available for purchase.  All are welcome to attend.
Red Hill 4th of July
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA
3:00 pm until
(Gates close at 9:00 pm)
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the day on the beautiful grounds overlooking the Staunton River valley. Events begin at 3 pm & fireworks start around 9:15 pm. Admission fee.  For more information call (434) 376-2044 or (800) 514-7463.
POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony
Friday, September
Charlotte County Administration Office
250 LeGrande Avenue
Charlotte Court House, VA
11:00 am
VFW Post 8902 will hold a ceremony to honor our nation’s Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action on National POW/MIA Recognition Day.  This ceremony will be held on the lawn of the County Administration Office. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Randolph-Henry High School Homecoming
Friday, September
Homecoming Parade - Starts at 5:00 pm
Homecoming Game - Starts at 7:00 pm
Come out and support the home team!  The homecoming parade will take place on LeGrande Avenue in Charlotte Court House at 5:00.  The game starts at 7:00.
Living History Days for Homeschool Students at Red Hill
Thursday, October 4, 2018
All Day
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA
Red Hill's Annual Days of Living History for Homeschooled Students are geared for ages 8 to 10, although children younger and older benefit from the hands-on experience of 18th century life.  Programs rotate among spinning and weaving, basket making, blacksmithing, rope making, tin punching, pottery, and Colonial medicine. Pre-registraton required.  Admission Fee.  For registration & more information, call 800-514-7463 or visit
Fall Festival at the Charlotte Adult Learning Center
Saturday, October
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
395 Thomas Jefferson Hwy.
Charlotte Court House

(located cross the road from the Social Services Building in the back part of the old Central Middle School)
Come celebrate fall with live music, vendors, children's activities and more!  The festival is sponsored by the Charlotte Adult Learning Center & ends just in time for you to find a good spot along the route for the Trucker's Parade.  For more information see the event flyer.  To learn more about the Learning Center, please visit
Truckers' Parade Against Cancer
Saturday, October
Parade Begins at 3:30 in Charlotte Court House at Randolph-Henry High School/CMS

Please check the Trucker's Parade website for parade route details!
Truckers parade through the county in this fund raiser for the American Cancer Society, memorializing and honoring friends, family and neighbors.  Check the parade route and come see the parade and show your support!  For more information please visit the Truckers Parade website.

Drakes Branch Halloween Festival
Saturday, October
10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Drakes Main Street
Drakes Branch, VA

Join the Town of Drakes Branch and the Drakes Branch Museum for the second annual Drakes Branch Halloween Festival.  Special music, kids game, a hayride, farmer's market, and food & craft vendors. Bring the whole family for a day of fun.

 For more information please see the event flyer or contact the Town Office at 434-568-3091.
Bluegrass, Barbeque and Brew Festival at Red Hill
Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA
Stroll the beautiful grounds of Red Hill while enjoying terrific bluegrass bands, local barbecue and Virginia craft beer. Tours of Patrick Henry’s home, law office and other historical buildings will be offered at designated times throughout the day and local artisans will have items available for purchase.  For more information visit the event website or call (434) 376-2044 or (800) 514-7463.
Keysville Christmas Parade
Friday, December
7:00 PM
King Street in Keysville
Join the Town of Keysville for their annual Christmas parade.  To register an entry in the parade, please contact the Keysville Town Office at 736-9551.
Phenix Christmas Parade
Saturday, December
2:00 PM
Main Street in Phenix
Come celebrate the season with the Town of Phenix at their annual Christmas Parade.  After the parade, stop by the Phenix Municipal Hall for a visit with Santa! For more information  or to participate in the parade, contact the Town Office at 542-4123.
Drakes Branch Christmas Open House
Sunday, December
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Drakes Municipal Building
4800 Drakes Main Street
Celebrate the season with your friends and neighbors at the Drakes Branch municipal building. Light refreshments will be provided.  Door prizes will be awarded and children will receive a stocking while supplies last.   For more information contact the Town Office at 568-3091 or see the event flyer.
Charlotte Court House Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December
5:00 PM
Charlotte Court House Town Square
145 David Bruce Avenue
Charlotte Court House, VA
Join us on the Courthouse Square for the annual lighting of the town tree, holiday songs and refreshments.
Red Hill Christmas Open House
Sunday, December
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1250 Red Hill Rd.
Brookneal, VA
Complimentary admission. Costumed docents will give guided tours of the house and plantation buildings decorated in traditional Christmas greenery by the Red Hill Garden Club.  Enjoy Christmas music & sweets and mulled cider from the plantation kitchen. For more information contact (434) 376-2044 or visit