Enjoy a variety of outdoor events this weekend

RICHMOND, Virginia – There are a variety of outdoor events taking place across Central Virginia this weekend!

The Richmond VegFest is back in Byrd Park, a decision made by the festival in 2019 for more space and more parking.

“The only thing we really do differently with music is that instead of having live bands, we’ll have one. But the rest will be just music all over the park, ”said Brenda Morris, a Richmond VegFest volunteer.

“One thing a lot of people ask is that rather than winning a big entry they would like to try different foods. So this year, we gave vendors the option to have small plates available so people could try different foods. rather than committing to one dish, ”Morris said.

And there will be plenty of vendors to choose from, all meatless.

“The mission is to encourage people to seek out plant-based options or vegan options. So when we started in 2003, there weren’t a lot of options in Richmond, but over the years, there are now a lot of them. In almost any restaurant you go you can get a veggie burger, a vegan burger, “Morris said.

The 18e annual Richmond Vegetable Festival is October 2, from noon to 6 p.m. near the Carillon in Byrd Park and it’s free. CBS 6 Mike Goldberg will continue his reign as the festival host, as he has from the start.

The Green Top Outdoor Expo, the largest open-air exhibit in the mid-Atlantic, is also taking place this weekend, showcasing all things the outdoors and more.

Entrance and parking are free with a free shuttle service.

The exhibit features sporting goods, demonstrations, children’s activities, music and benefits a number of charities including Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.

Green Top is located in Ashland and the event will take place on October 2-3.

Scotchtown celebrates its 300th anniversary and fall festival at the Scotchtown grounds in Beaverdam.

Families can enjoy music, food, a petting zoo, craft beers, and listen to author Michael Twitty, as well as visit Scotchtown, the home of Patrick Henry. The celebration is October 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For tickets, click here.

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