Something special happens in Lynchburg during the fall. Students come back for the year, the leaves along the Blue Ridge Mountains turn vibrant shades of red, gold and orange, and the cool weather creates the perfect environment for fall festivals and outdoor events. We’ve rounded up a few of Lynchburg’s legacy events that you must check out, as well as a few that are new to the scene this year.
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Get Downtown – Sept. 7
Lynchburg’s Main Street will shut down for the night on September 7 for the 10th Annual Get Downtown. Multiple stages with entertainment, a beer garden, craft vendors and thousands of people will be in attendance. You should be one of them!
Attendance is free. Find parking and other information here.
Lynchburg Beer, Wine and Cider Festival – Sept. 15
The 9th Annual Lynchburg Beer, Wine and Cider Festival will take place at the Lynchburg City Stadium on September 15. Sample from over 75 different beer, cider and wine options, and hear from local live music and shop from local artisans. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Purchase tickets here.
Virginia Garlic and Wine Festival – Oct. 13 & 14
Rebec Vineyards hosts the 27th Annual Virginia Garlic and Wine Festival this year on October 13 and 14. This two day festival offers Virginia wine, live entertainment, arts, crafts and, of course, garlic! Sample tastings from the countless guest wineries in attendance, check out the artists performing at one of the many stages and get a healthy dose of delicious, garlicky foods.
Purchase tickets or get more festival information here.
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Lynchstock Music Festival – Oct. 20
Celebrating its 6th year of music, Lynchstock Music Festival will take place at the Riverfront Park in Downtown Lynchburg on October 20. Headliners for this year include Dr. Dog and COIN, with other Lynchburg favorites such as Vacation Manor, Devon Gilfillian and Joel Robert Kaiser.
Purchase tickets here.
Central Virginia Fashion Week – Oct. 25, 26 & 27
Central Virginia Fashion Week kicks off in Lynchburg on October 25 with a social mixer, followed by two days of avant garde, runway and make-up fashion shows that display the incredible regional fashion talent.
Find event information or purchase tickets here.
Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival – Nov. 3
History meets music meets barbecue meets beer at the Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival on November 3. With the backdrop of Patrick Henry’s Red Hill Estate, the festival will include live music, barbecue and craft beer.
Purchase tickets or find more event information here.