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
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.
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.
Rainbow of Ribbons Pageant - Barksdale Cancer Foundation
Sunday, February
3:30 pm
Randolph-Henry High School Auditorium
755 David Bruce Avenue
Charlotte Court House, Virginia
Sponsored by the Barksdale Cancer Foundation, the Rainbow of Ribbons Pageant includes Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, L'il  MIss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss & Miss categories.   The entry fee is $35 per participant and proceeds will benefit local cancer patients.  For more information see the event flyer.
Handbag Bingo - Barksdale Cancer Foundation
Sunday, March
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Doors Open at 1:00 pm
Bacon District Volunteer Fire Department
2000 Barnesville Hwy.
Wylliesburg, VA
Bingo!  Come out & play for a good cause.  This event benefits the Barksdale Cancer Foundation which provides assistance to citizens battling cancer.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  For more information see the event flyer.
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
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA  
Come out to Red Hill to celebrate Patrick Henry's 283rd birthday.  Enjoy a piece of complimentary birthday cake while you tour the property. Interpreters will demonstrate blacksmithing, spinning and weaving. There will also be a Naturalization Ceremony beginning at 11:00am (see below). Admission is complimentary.
Naturalization Ceremony at Red Hill
Wednesday, 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 begins at 10:15.  For more information, call 800-514-7463 or visit
Charlotte County Relay for Life
Saturday, June
Events begin at Noon
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
Car Show begins at 9:00 AM
Other events begin at 10:00 AM

Central High Museum
515 Thomas Jefferson Hwy.
Charlotte Court House, VA
Join The Central High Museum's celebration of heritage and culture at the 4th Annual "Ole Grand Setting." The theme is "Uplifting Our History". The guest speaker will be Minister Daniel Smith from Springhill Baptist Church in Blackstone, VA.  There will be a guest choir. Afternoon activities include music by DJ Al Brogden and Big G "Southern Soul" recording artist and games; Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club will also be attending. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy some family and community fun!   Food and drink will be available for purchase. All are welcome to attend.
100 Mile Yardsale
July 3, 2021
Advertised route includes Drakes Branch and Keysville.
See for full route map and additional information.
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 3, 2021
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.
Miss Janie's Sit & Sip Wine Festival  
Saturday, October 2, 2021
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 or on the event flyer.
Living History Days for Homeschool Students at Red Hill
Thursday & Friday, October 7 & 8, 2021
8:30 am - 2:00 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
Truckers' Parade Against Cancer
Saturday, October 9, 2021
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 or see the event flyer.

Randolph-Henry High School Homecoming
Friday, October 15, 2021 Come out and support the home team!   The game starts at 7:00 pm.
Harvest Festival - Drakes Branch Farmer's Market
Saturday, October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Drakes Branch - Main Street Pavillion
Fall is in the air!  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 see the event flyer or visit the Market's Facebook page.
Bluegrass, Barbeque and Brew Festival at Red Hill
Saturday, November 6, 2021
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.
Holiday Market at the Farmer’s Market in Drakes Branch
Saturday, November 13, 2021
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 see the event flyer or visit the Market's Facebook page at
Keysville Christmas Parade
Friday, December 3, 2021
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 5, 2021
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
Charlotte Court House Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 5, 2021
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 11, 2021
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 see the event flyer or visit the Market's Facebook page at