Festival reviving interest in Ridgeway cantaloupes

“It’s been a nice little country fair that is growing and more people enjoy it. People from urban areas come and get a feel for a more rural fair. Ernie Fleming said the Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival gets bigger every year. Fleming and others from the Ridgeway Historical Society founded the event — now in its ninth year — to preserve the area’s agricultural history. Fleming said the organizers decided it would be a fun opportunity for people who don’t ordinarily attend the fair. The festival, sponsored by the Ridgeway Historical Society and the fire department, begins at 10 a. m. Saturday and lasts until about 4 p. m. There is no admission charge, including for the number of entertainment groups on two stages.

Brunswick Stew Festival This Saturday

  1. 15th annual Brunswick Stew Festival, Saturday, November 1, 11am – 4pm, 17th Street Farmer's Market, Shockoe Bottom, over 12 Stewmasters and 15 stews, $1 per sample, after 1pm pints, bowl and quarts on sale $6-$8, food vendors, artisans, crafters also 
  2. Yes, the 15th annual Brunswick Stew Festival will be bringing over a dozen different kinds of stew to the 17th Street Farmer's Market this Saturday, Nov. 1 where you can slurp, sample and spend a few bucks on your favorite stews to take home. Last year
  3. The Enon Volunteer Fire Department is having their annual stew and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or when they sell out. Orders may be reserved by calling ahead. And must be picked up by 11 a.m. The volunteers at the fire