Celebrating a milestone at festival

Published 11:33 am Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Heart of Virginia Festival turned 40 this year, having first been officially celebrated in 1978. The festival on Saturday swept in with a bang, celebrating its milestone by packing vendors selling food and handmade items along Main Street and High Street. The daylong event included the Outdoor Arts Festival along High Street, where painters and ceramic artists among others showcased their work on High Street; a 10K run and 5K walk that began near Hampden-Sydney College and ended at the field on First Avenue and live music performances throughout the day, including bands in front of the Prince Edward County Courthouse and on Crute Stage. The day ended on a more leisurely note, with live music, food vendors and wide-open spaces at Riverside Park.

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