Living in Chester puts you conveniently near a wide variety of festivals! These all-inclusive events are a great chance to connect with the community, find the perfect gift, enjoy delicious food, and listen to live music. Local festivals also allow you to discover new favorite treats, original art, and crafts that are completely new to you. Expand your horizons at some of our favorite festivals in Chester:
Pocahontas Premieres Bluegrass Festival
Bring the whole family to hear some of the best Bluegrass music around. Spend an evening listening to foot-tapping tunes played by local favorites The Hot Seats, Into the Fog, Josh Grigsby and County Linee, and The Slack Family. The event takes place at the Heritage Amphitheater in Pocahontas State Park where you can enjoy the beauty of Chester as the summer fades into fall.
Chesterfield County Fair
There’s nothing like the county fair to make everyone feel like a kid again! This year, the fair celebrates its 111th annual event with a mixture of nostalgia for the past and hope for the future! Enjoy the usual rides and exhibits as you enjoy new and old vendors with delicious offerings. Labeled as one of Virginia’s best fair experiences, you won’t want to miss this very special tradition.
This annual event celebrates local food, artisans, and artists while offering great food, live music, and fun activities. Enter the pie-eating championship or try your strength at tug-o-war! Sample from more than 12 food booths and shop more than 150 vendors. This is the largest one-day festival in Chesterfield County, drawing a wonderful mix of families to enjoy this creative, one-of-a-kind festival.
Labor Day Festival
River City Roll is hosting a Labor Day party complete with live music, grilling, yard games, and more. The event is dog friendly and includes a kids’ play area. Celebrate the end of summer at this laid-back family festival River City Roll Labor Day Festival promises to be a party like no other!
Festival of Kites & Inflatables
If you are looking for something that’s a little different, grab the kids and head out to Brown’s Island! Lots of craft vendors, live music, moon bounces, and, of course, KITES! Buy a kite there or bring your own and fill the sky with joy! Shop fine art, jewelry, ceramics, crafts, and more, and don’t forget to look up to see the real show.
Donut Fest Richmond
For a real change of pace, check out this festival devoted to donuts and beer! Sample a curated collection of local favorite donuts to enjoy with beer or coffee and help name the city’s Favorite Donut. Enter the Donut Eating Contest to find out how many donuts really is too many, and don’t forget to bring the kids!
Visit one of these events or search out your own – Rivington puts you near a wealth of fabulous festivals!