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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/01/2021 - 05/02/2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
MEADOW PAVILION (Gate 2) - The Meadow Event Park

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Contact:
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Contact Phone:
804-994-2800

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MUST PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE, prior to arrival:

$5 all ages + fee. Tickets are not needed for infants in arms.

**Festival attendees are encouraged to have a mask and wear the mask when social distancing isn’t possible. Festival layouts will provide ample room for distancing.

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VENDOR APPLICATION — Adobe PDF 2021VFFVENDORAPP

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NEW! LOVE SIGN DEDICATION Drive Smart Virginia is creating a Virginia LOVE sculpture to bring to life their LOVE Clicks campaign for road safety. The sculpture will be unveiled at the Meadow Event Park during its first Virginia Farm Festival on May 1 at 10:30am. The sculpture includes elements from vehicles and farm machinery collected from Virginia Farm Bureau members, and is being constructed at a workshop on the grounds of the former Field Days of the Past location near Richmond. The sign is intended to remind Virginians to buckle up, drive safely and watch out for farm equipment on Virginia roadways.

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FOOD & COMMERCIAL VENDORS

Two Kings – https://www.facebook.com/Two-Kings-Concessions-Inc… Turkey legs, Fries, BBQ Brisket, Butt Nuggets, Crab Cakes Shrimp Crab, Shrimp Basket, Oyster Basket, Clam Basket, Italian Sausage, Corn Dogs, Jambalaya, Soft Drinks, Lemonade, Sweet Tea, Fried Twinkies, Fried Oreos
Frost Gelato – https://www.frostgelato.com/ A variety of flavors of delicious gelato!
LB Concessions – https://lbconcessions.com/
Kona Ice – https://www.facebook.com/Kona-Ice-Richmond-1357823…
Aunt Betty’s & Uncle Bubba’s Chocolate Chips – https://www.facebook.com/abubccc/ Fresh Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lyssa’s Flamin Kitchen – https://www.facebook.com/lyssa.love15/
Fun Time Foods – TBD
Horn’s Homemade Icecream – TBD
Stargell’s Apiaries – Local honey! https://stargellsapiaries.com/

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BARNYARD GAMES & AGTIVITIES

  • Saturday May 1st = special appearance with Ruben and Samantha Whysong, 4-H Horse Ambassador to learn how to “Jump Over Bullies” 
  • Pedal Tractor Track — PRESENTED BY HOOBER… Little ones can take a ride around the track… feeling like they are out in the fields as they race around on a mini-version of their favorite tractor.
  • Display of antique tractors
  • Tire mountain
  • Corn milling demonstrations
  • Free Grab and Go Horse crafts — and more fun agtivities for all to enjoy!

**SPECIAL THANKS to Ag In The Classroom (AITC) for supporting the agricultural education at the Virginia Farm Festival this year!**

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BRIGHT MORNING HORSEBACK PONY RIDES

“We are an educational horse and pony themed ride, teaching our children, horse and pony colors, breed, conformation, feeding and grooming.  Children, are engaged in fun, while learning basic exercises for future riding.  We rescue most of our horses and pony’s, offering them a full and rewarding life working with children.  Our horses and ponies develop a bond, with children, and love what they do.  Bright Morning Horse and Pony rides, wants to develop future horseman, with kindness, and a lot of love, thru a relationship with our horses and ponies.  We offer many adventures, Unicorn parties, lessons, pony themed Birthday parties, and private events.  Come join us at this wonderful agricultural event!”

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JONATHAN AUSTIN — JUGGLER, MAGICIAN & ENTERTAINER

Jonathan and his 24 Hour Emergency Juggling and Magic Service is an essential crowd-drawing and crowd-pleasing element for any festival, event or private party for any age or occasion; and his environmental shows for schools and motivational performances are unique. Jonathan will also make your meeting or corporate event something completely different and sure to leave employees and attendees with a smile on their face and a boost in morale that, as good as he is, not even Jonathan can make disappear.   https://jonathanaustin.com/

Saturday, May 1st               Sunday, May 2nd
10:30am                                10:30am
12:00pm                                12:00pm
2:00pm                                   2:00pm
4:00pm                                   3:30pm

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THE GROWING GARDEN AT MEADOW EVENT PARK

Features Farmer Lynwood sharing information about planting and vegetables that are growing in the garden!

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THE GROWING GARDEN AT MEADOW EVENT PARK

Enjoy a day in the countryside with the family visiting your favorite farm animals, exploring large pieces of farm equipment, and interacting with the farmers from SouthLand Dairy in the Dairy Parlor, where they will give daily demonstrations on how to milk a cow and share the importance of milk and dairy in your daily diet.  Barn Animals– alpacas, goats, hatching chicks incubator, sow & litter of pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, cow and her calf, poultry dispay and sliding ducks (among other barnyard favorites) will be housed in a covered tent for festival goers to enjoy.

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SHEEP DOG DEMOS

Daily Shows @ 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

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LIVE MUSIC from DAVIS BRADLEY!

Kathy Davis & Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo has drawn from their individual bluegrass, old time, and swing influences, to create something magical, while remaining true to the roots of the music they love. Fans can expect to hear fresh renditions of the classics as well as several original compositions. This dynamic song mix has helped to extend their combined reach, holding the door wide open to welcome those in search of something new and unique!

Kathy Davis performs on mandolin, guitar, and bass while lending smooth lead and harmony vocals to the duo. Kathy grew up in the small town of Short Gap, WV and currently resides in Linden, VA with her family. Music has always been a part her life. Her father was the first to influence her music when she was very young. Kathy got her start performing with her family’s band for several years. During this time she embraced every opportunity to connect to the audience through sharing the love of music from deep within her. She is passionate about her music which stands out in her smooth singing and innovative mandolin playing.

Brad Bishop entertains audiences on the banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, clawhammer banjo, and adds lead and harmony vocals to the duo. He makes his home in Bowling Green, VA. Music has always been a passion in his life. Brad has performed with many popular bands through the years and has become a much sought after solo performer as well. Brad has been recognized for his creative songwriting, while building a reputation as a smooth lead and harmony vocalist, as well as a talented multi-instrumentalist. He enjoys variety of musical styles and genres which have helped to influence and expand the reach of this unique duo.

Together they are excited to combine their talents and do what they love. It’s a life-tradition which is as much of who they are as what they do!

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PET CHICKENS OF VIRGINIA (PCOV)

Whether you are brand new or have a lifetime of experience in the art of chicken keeping, Pet Chickens of Virginia (PCOV) is here for you. The desire for food security and interest in self-sufficiency has created a surge in individuals and families to take on the joy of owning chickens and livestock. From a simple egg flock up all the way to breeding and exhibition, there is always more to learn. Sharing how-to info, recommending techniques, providing guidance on standard keeping and breeding, many upcoming educational video series, and simply making friends, the amazing community of PCOV comes together online and through in-person events right here in Virginia. Come by and chat with about the breeds on exhibit, ask questions about how to get started, learn what the National Poultry Improvement Program is, and find out what is coming up for PCOV (and you) in 2021.

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