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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,

aDiscover Virginia - Town & Tasting Spring Festival (formerly- Food & Wine Festival)

Who needs a better reason than good food and wine to come to the breath-taking corner of the country that is Greene County? So spend a day in the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains with some of the finest Virginia wineries, gourmet food vendors, artisan crafters and local musicians. Our Annual Discover Virginia Town & Tasting Spring Festival attracts people from all over every year. We have great local music, a face painter for the little kids and the big kids, and a view you must see to truly appreciate. The event also features a barrel train for children and the young at heart. This year we will have a featured children's entertainment area, plann on spending the day. If you are interested in participating in our annual festival, contact our office at (434) 985-6663 or visit
Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:00am-5:00pm - Click here for 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 7, 2013, 6pm
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,

ChiliChili Cook Off

Greene County Tourism presents the 4th annual International Chili Society Chili Cook Off on Saturday, October 11th. The event will bring local wineries, breweries, local music and food. Cooks from around Virginia and our own community will come together to test their chili cooking skills.  As this is an International Chili Society event, all chili cooks must be ICS members and will have the opportunity to move ahead to the next Chili Cook Off level.
Event has been cancelled for 2014.
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