visitorcenter@gatewaytocharlottesville.comEconomic DevelopmentFestivalsFind us on FacebookTwitter
Businesses & Attractions: Annual Events

Fourth of July Parade

Enjoy an authentic small-town-America 4th of July parade in historic downtown Stanardsville. Celebrate Independence Day surrounded by buildings that were standing during our nation's beginnings. The festive parade down Main Street will be followed by a patriotic program on the Court House Square, with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and musical performances. Food, ice-cream, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Friday, July 4, 2014 Parade starts @ 10:00a.m.
Main Street, Stanardsville
Organizers: *STAR*, Roy Dye, Executive Director, 434-985-6663, or Joann Powell, Chairman of Committee, 434-985-2382

Greene County Fair

Experience the fun and back-home warmth of a real, rural county fair and its people. Music, carnival rides, home made food and craft exhibits, farm animal auctions, great fair food and much more can be enjoyed in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday, August 2, 2014
Greene County Fairgrounds, Route 230 (Madison Road) off of Route 33 Business, Stanardsville
Organizers: Marie Durrer 434-985-5208

Mid-Atlantic Power Festival

An exciting week of MX MotoCross, Demolition Derby, Rock Crawling Demonstrations, Sand Drag Racing, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Barrel Racing, Mutton Busting and Bull Riding -- And all in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! All this is accompanied by a unique Carnival Midway.
Tuesday, June 10 - Saturday June 14, 2014
Event Field, US Route 33 (1 mile west of US 29), Ruckersville
Organizer: Chip Morris, 434-989-0294,

aMountain Heritage & Antique Festival

Come spend a weekend in the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains with some of the finest antique dealers, great food, and local musicians. Our 1st Annual Mountain Heritage & Antique Festival will feature demonstrations on mountain heritage living, antique's, storytelling and childrens games. If you are interested in participating in our annual festival, contact our office at (434) 985-6663 or visit
Saturday, April 11th 9-5pm & Sunday April 12 10-4pm -Click here for additional details
Click here to email organizer

Parade of Lights

Sponsored by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, this unique parade brings the local community out in droves to create a festive spirit both in and around Greene that other events carry through the season. This parade proceeds down Main Street of historic Stanardsville and wouldn’t be complete without lively local music, warm refreshments and a final appearance by the Big Man in Red himself. VIP seats are available on the balcony of Lafayette Inn where one can watch the parade in style with adult beverages, finger foods and most importantly a heater.
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4:30pm Pre-Parade Activities, 5:30 Parade Starts
Main Street, Stanardsville
Organizers: Greene County Chamber of Commerce


Strawberry Festival

Do you like strawberries? Then be sure to come to Greene County for the 25th anniversary of their Annual Strawberry Festival in the heart of historic Stanardsville. The event features the famous Strawberry Breakfast, as well as strawberry cakes, pies, slushies, and desserts. Lunch will be served as well. Enjoy your strawberries while listening to great gospel music, having your face painted, browsing craft booths, or watching local cloggers and square dancers. For the car enthusiast there is an antique car show. Sign up to participate in the 5k run/ walk. All proceeds are donated to local missions.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:00am - 3:00pm
Stanardsville United Methodist Church, Court Square, Stanardsville
Organizer: Marian W. Durrer, 434-985-2683,

ChiliVirginia Clay Festival

Greene County Tourism presents the 1st Annual Virginia Clay Festival on Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th 2015.. The event will feature local and state artisans displaying their talents and selling their remarkable wares. Additional details coming soon.
Contact: E-mail
Located in Historic Downtown Stanardsville 7.5 miles West of the Rt. 29 & 33 intersection (turn left onto 33W, follow for 7 miles, right onto Celt Road, .5 miles on left).
Organizers: Greene County Tourism & Noon Whistle Pottery