Famous Fried Chicken Festival

Top 5 October 2022 Events near Lake Anna

Here are our top five events happening near Lake Anna during October.

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Mark Your Calendar for these October Events near Lake Anna

The month of October is full of fun and exciting events near Lake Anna. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up the Lake Anna Guide for even more events throughout the year.

Top 5 October 2022 Events near Lake Anna

Here are our top five events happening near Lake Anna during October.

Oct. 1: Famous Fried Chicken Festival

Gordonsville is famous for its fried chicken. To celebrate this special heritage, the Town of Gordonsville will hold its Famous Fried Chicken Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 11 am –  5 pm at the Gordonsville Fire Company Fair Grounds. The event will feature a fried chicken and pie contest, wine garden, and numerous craft and artisan vendors.  This is a rain or shine event!

Oct. 4: Charlottesville Bike Night

C-Ville Bike Night is a free, monthly event where riders of all makes and models as well as non-riders gather to show off their bikes, eat food, and meet friends. Stop by after work, hang out, and grab a bite to eat on your way home.

Oct. 14-15: Whiskey and Wood Artisan Festival

Visit A. Smith Bowman Distillery for a family-friendly event that combines woodwork with the distillery’s renowned spirits during the Whiskey and Wood Artisan Festival. The Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild has partnered to bring woodworks to the distillery to share their stories and sell their works of art. Shop wood, glass, metal, pottery, furniture and more all made by local artisans. Admission to this event is free.

Oct. 23: Boos & Brews

Make plans to head out to Southern Revere Cellars for Boos & Brews; a thrilling day of Halloween themed fun! A haunted trail, boos, brews, fall & Halloween arts and crafts, smoked pork, desserts and more!

Select Nights Until Oct 30: Halloween Haunt

For some terrifying fun, visit nearby amusement park Kings Dominion. Throughout the month of October, the park will celebrate Halloween with the Halloween Haunt. Experience haunted mazes scare zones or themed shows. After dark, hundreds of monsters will roam around Kings Dominion, lurking in dark corners, waiting to scare you.

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