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.
 WEEKLY EVENTS
 
Charlotte County Farmer's Market at Drakes Branch
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 Julie Hamlett at 434-568-6451 or visit the market's Facebook page.
 
ANNUAL EVENTS
Central High School Annual  African American History Celebration
Saturday, February
1:00 pm
St. Michael Baptist Church
4525 Main Street
Drakes Branch, Virginia
Join us for our annual Celebration of African American History, sponsored by the Central High Museum.   Rev. Willie Tisdale of South Hill, Virginia will be the guest speaker.  Music will be provided by the SMG Combined Gospel Ensemble Choir. Come dressed in your African attire or come as you are. The program is free to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.  Dinner will be served following the program.
 
Home Educator's Day at Red Hill
Friday, April 22, 2022
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA   
Red Hill's Annual Home Educators’ Living History Day is geared for children ages 8 to 10 years old, although children younger and older benefit and can participate in the hands-on experience of 18th-century life. Programs can rotate among spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, pottery, a walking tour, Colonial medicine, basket making, tin punching, and rope making. Families will be able to visit each station available at their leisure. Living History ends at 12:30 and families can eat their packed lunches on the grounds. After lunch, please feel free to walk the trails, visit the historic buildings again, or head home.   Advance registration is required. Adults/Chaperones are $6/each, Children 4 and up are $5/each, and Children 3 and under are free, but tickets must still be reserved for them.  Tickets are non-refundable. This is a rain or shine event. After purchasing tickets, a confirmation email will be sent to you.  Please email info@redhill.org with any questions.
 
Community Day and Fish Fry at Central High Museum
Sunday, April 24, 2022
3:00 p.m.
The Central High Musuem
515 Thomas Jefferson Hwy.
Charlotte Court House, VA
Central High Museum will hold a Community Day and Fish Fry sponsored by The Buffalo Soldiers on April 24th.  A fish sandwich with chips and a drink can be purchased for $7.00 Children under 12 will get free hot dogs  **For more information call Calvin Harrell at (229) 630-0435, Dearrion Snead at (804) 665-8860, or Dr. Hezteine Foster at (434) 665-8492 
 
Florafest
Saturday, May
8:30 am to 12:30 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.
 
Celebrate Patrick Henry's Birthday at Red Hill
Wednesday, May 29, 2022
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA  
Come out to Red Hill to celebrate Patrick Henry's 286th birthday.  Enjoy a piece of complimentary birthday cake while you tour beautiful Red Hill. Admission is complimentary.
 
Charlotte County Relay for Life - Survivor Celebration & Luminaria Display
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Events begin at 6:00 pm
Southside Virginia Community College 
200 Daniel Road
Keysville, VA
Relay for Life Survivor Celebration and Luminaria Display at SVCC in Keysville.  The event includes dinner, bingo and a luminaria display.  The deadline to RSVP is June 10th.  For more information, please see the event flyer.
 
Central High Museum Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 18th, 2022
10:45 am - 4:00 pm

Central High Museum
515 Thomas Jefferson Hwy.
Charlotte Court House, VA
Celebrate Juneteenth "Freedom Day" at the Central High Museum.  Guests include Dr. Yemaja Jubilee, "The Soulful Poet", Prof. L Roi Boyd, III, Director, Actor, Singer, Pastor Derek "The Change Man" Smith, Professional Recording Artist, Khi Felder and Aheem Rah, African Drums, DJ "Al-B"(Al Brogdon) and Others.

There will be hot dogs, burgers, fish, cole slaw, baked beans, soda, and water for sale.

The Museum will be open for tours and vendors will be on site.  Wear Your African Attire.

For more information contact Dr. Hezteine Foster at          434-665-8492 or jfoster1@hughes.net 
 
 
SUMMER EVENTS
 
Southside Virginia 100 Mile Yardsale
July 2, 2022
Advertised route includes Drakes Branch and Keysville.
See www.va100mileyardsale.com/ for full route map and additional information.
A great opportunity to buy or sell!  In conjunction with the 100 mile yardsale, the Town of Drakes Branch will be hosting vendor sites on Main Street thru town.  If you are interested in being a vendor call Phil Jackson at 434-208-0558.
 
Red Hill 4th of July  
July 4th
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 of Patrick Henry's Red Hill, 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.
 
Sheriff's Night Out Community Event
August 9th, 2022
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
222 Law Lane
Charlotte Court House, VA
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office & Victim Witness Assistance Program for an evening of fun!  Event is free for the community and features games & activities, hot dogs, a bounce houses, & more.

Voter Registrar will also be present to assist with voter registration and provide information.

Bring a canned item to help stock the local Dept. of Social Service's food pantry!   Event Flyer
 
 
FALL EVENTS
 
Randolph-Henry High School Homecoming
Friday, September 16, 2022 Come out to enjoy the parade and support the home team!   The game starts at 7:00 pm.
Fall Market Fest - Drakes Branch Farmer's Market
Saturday, September 17, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Drakes Branch - Main Street Pavillion
Fall is in the air!  The Fall market fest will feature a variety of vendors, products and activities.  Local produce will be available for purchase, along with homemade baked goods, jewelry, and handmade crafts and decor. For more information visit the Market's Facebook page.
 
Miss Janie's Sit & Sip Wine Festival  
Saturday, October
Noon to 6:00 pm
At the Gil-Har House
6447 Patrick Henry Hwy.
Phenix, VA  23959


*This is a 21 Years Old & Over Event
Come out & support a good cause.  The Barksdale Cancer Foundation which provides assistance to local citizens battling cancer.  Wineries & local vendors will be on site & food will also be available for purchase from the local Lion's Club.  Music will be provided througout the day by the Tobacco Road Band. More information available here.
 
Living History Days for Homeschool Students at Red Hill
Thursday & Friday, October 6 & 7
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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 can rotate among spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, pottery, a walking tour, Colonial medicine, basket making, tin punching, and rope making. Each day will have the same schedule.    Advance Registration Required for this Event. Adults/Chaperones are $6/each, Children 4 and up are $5/each, and Children 3 and under are free, but tickets must still be reserved for them.  Tickets are non-refundable. This is a rain or shine event.    For registration & more information, call 800-514-7463 or visit www.RedHill.org.
 
Truckers' Parade Against Cancer
Saturday, October 8, 2022
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.

 
Harvest Festival at the Market - Drakes Branch Farmer's Market
Saturday, October 15, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Drakes Branch - Main Street Pavillion
Celebrate Fall at the Drakes Branch Farmer's Market!  The Harvest Festival will feature a variety of vendors, products and activities.  Local produce will be available for purchase, along with homemade baked goods, jewelry, and handmade crafts and decor. For more information visit the Market's Facebook page.
 
Veteran's Day Parade - Town of Drakes Branch
Saturday, November 12, 2022
10:30 am
Drakes Branch
4900 Drakes Main Street (Route 47)
Drakes Branch, VA
Come out and show your support for our Veterans! If you are interested in participating in the parade, please contact Julie Hamlett or Butch Hamlett at 434-568--6451 (Home), 434-391-4965 (Julie's cell), or 434-315-3227 (Butch's cell). Please decorate cars, ATV's, emergency vehicles, etc. participating in the parade with American flags.
 
Holiday Market Festival at the Farmer’s Market in Drakes Branch
Saturday, November 12, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Drakes Branch Town Pavilion
4900 Drakes Main Street (Route 47)
Drakes Branch, VA
Come and shop with our local artisans and crafters! For a list of vendors please visit the Market's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Charlottecountyfarmersmarket/
 
 
WINTER EVENTS
   
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
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.
 
Red Hill Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 4, 2022
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.  Complimentary hot mulled cider, Brunswick stew prepared by the Charlotte Lions Club, and homemade cookies will be available throughout the afternoon. The gift shop will also be offering a 10% discount on its regular shop merchandise on this special day.   For more information contact (434) 376-2044 or visit www.redhill.org.
 
Charlotte Court House Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December
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.
 
Christmas Bazaar at the Drakes Branch Farmers Market
Saturday, December 10, 2022
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Drakes Branch Town Pavilion
4900 Drakes Main Street (Route 47)
Drakes Branch, VA
Come and shop with our local artisans and crafters! For a list of vendors please visit the Market's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Charlottecountyfarmersmarket/