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State Fair of Virginia Opens September 26th and runs through October 4th. Fair hours Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 10pm, Sundays 10am – 9pm and Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm. Concerts: Josh Thompson – September 25th, 8pm;  Jackass Flats September 26th, 7:30pm; Chris Janson (Buy me a boat) September 28th, 7pm – Little River Band – October 2th, 7:30pm; The Charlie Daniels Band – October 4th, 8pm. Attractions: Young McDonald’s Farm, Cow Milking, Sandscapes – artists create large-scale sand sculptures, giant pumpkins & watermelons, heritage village. Shows – The Birdman, Mutton Bustin’, Demolition Derby, Kachunga and the Alligator Show, Masters of the Chainsaw, Professional Rodeo, get more information at http://www.statefairva.org.

Sisters Network Central Virginia Chapter’s 11th annual Gift for Life Block Walk, Saturday, September 26th 9am – 2pm at Church of Christ at Sandy Lane, 3201 Sandy Lane. Registration includes a t-shirt (while supplies last) walk, Continental breakfast and lunch.  Details visit http://www.sistersnetworkcentralva.org, https://www.facebook.com/SistersNetworkCentralVirginia or call 804-447-4022.

7th annual Festival of Grapes & Hops, Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Saturday, September 26, 11am – 5pm, Petersburg Old Towne Historic District. Rain or shine event, entertainment until 5pm, live music, beer and wine tasting, over 50 vendors including handmade jewelry, artists and crafters, tickets $20 at the gate. For more information http://www.festivalofgrapesandhops.com/#! or call 804-733-8131.

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, registration for adults and children ages six & up is $10, to register and more information visit stjude.org/walkrun.

Richmond Symphony’s free concert now held at James River High School, 3700 James River Road, Midlothian, September 26 at 6pm.  Concert & parking are free. Details visit http://www.richmondsymphony.com.

14th annual ChesterFest presented by the Chester Community Association on the Chester Village Green, 11801 Chester Village Drive, Chester.,Saturday, September 26, 10am – 5pm.  www.chesterfest.org.

International Food Festival, sample foods from around the world Saturday, September 26 from 8am – dark at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 South Cathedral Place., free admission, pay as you go for food & beverage.

Chickahominy Indian Tribe Fall Festival & Pow Wow, Saturday, 10am – 6pm, grand entry at noon, Sunday  11am – 6pm, grand entry at 1pm at the Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, 8200 Lott Cary Road, Charles City, details visit http://chickahominytribe.org/Events/2015PowwowFlyer.pdf or call 804-829-2027 or 804-557-3775.

Future Events: 27th annual 2nd Street Festival featuring Con Funk Shun and James “Saxsmo” Gates, October 3 & 4, Saturday 11:30am & Sunday 1:30pm, details visit http://www.venturerichmond.com.

Capital Diaper Bank  “Renewing Hope” Community Fair, Saturday, October 3rd 1 – 4pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, a free event for details call 804-359-8821.

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