Mark your calendars. Bring your family and friends to the fun fall festivals and craft shows planned in churches in Metro Richmond. From Blessing of the Animals at Messiah Lutheran to Oystoberfest at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, there’s something for everyone! Come out and support these vibrant ministries.
Saturday, September 29
Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 West Salisbury Road, Midlothian
Annual Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Annual “SPC Fall Fest” will have a fabulous array of fun kids games (bouncy houses, face painting, carnival games, and more), a special appearance by Jonathan the Juggler, and your favorite music playing all day. Foods include hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, homemade fries, and lots of other goodies. Another highlight of the day will be 2 opportunities to do some hands on mission. (Assembling birthing kits for Haiti project and a Stop Hunger Now food packaging event ) Help raise funds to support Salisbury Presbyterian’s local and international mission, and their Youth and Music mission programs. All proceeds will go to support these important Outreach Ministries of SPC. For more information, contact Rev. Elizabeth McGuire at 794-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 6
Christ United Methodist Church, 6818 West Grace Street
Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
There will be crafts, games for the kids, a pumpkin patch, food, and a blood drive. (near Monument and Horsepen) For more information call 804-282-3906.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Avenue
Handmade Harvest Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A near West End craft show featuring 35 vendors with handmade crafts and unique gifts. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit Trinity United Methodist Church’s youth programs.
Messiah Lutheran Church and School, 8154 Atlee Rd.
CreationFest, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
CreationFest is Messiah’s fall festival where we celebrate God’s creation and love in our lives through arts and crafts vendors, a bake sale, Brunswick stew sale, music, family fun, and a special pet blessing service. The arts and crafts vendors open to the public at 9 am. The Pet Blessing Service is held by our outside cross at 12:30 p.m. and lasts about thirty minutes. All pets and their human family members are welcome, for God created them all! The Hanover Humane Society, Lutheran Family Services, and Hanover Habitat for Humanity are invited as our special guests to share about their work. This event also helps support local and global food programs as well as Messiah Lutheran’s social outreach.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Ave
Oystoberfest, 12-6 p.m.
Richmond Virginia’s famous oyster roast, held in historic Ginter Park at St. Thomas’ Church is back and better than ever this October. There will be an awesome lineup of musical acts, activities for kids, beverages, eats, plenty of parking, and most of all . . . Oysters! All proceeds benefit the outreach ministries of St. Thomas’ Church. More details at http://www.oystoberfest.com/.
Seventh Street Christian Church , 4101 Grove Avenue
5th Annual Arts on the Grove – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This is the 5th Annual Arts on the Grove event! Art vendors and demonstrations, dance, live music and classical concerts, juried art, raffle and prizes,food, face painting and moon bounce. Main prize this year is a week time share at Myrtle Beach. 804-358-4194.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Harvest Community Fair
William Byrd Community House, 224 S. Cherry St.,
noon – 5 p.m.
Local artists, recycled “green” art, petting zoo.
Patterson Avenue Baptist Fall Festival, 4301 Patterson Ave
Fall Festival, 2-5 p.m.
Moon bounce, Games, Prizes, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Patch, Cake Walk, BBQ & Hot Dogs, Photos, Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, Music, Lots of Candy, Trunk or Treat, Crafts, Corn Hole Tournament, Local Fire Department, Live Music, Storytelling!
October 19 & 20
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 503 Stuart Circle
Richmond’s first German Church, St. John’s U.C.C., offers traditional German foods, music and shopping at its holiday bazaar. Come Friday night October 19 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 from Noon – 2 p.m. Enjoy a stein of beer along with bratwurst and the fixings outside in the Courtyard BierGarten. Live music. (oompah band). Saturday night October 20th features a ‘sitdown’ meal of sauerbraten, spaetzel, red cabbage and apfel kuchen (applecake) accompanied by Die Dorfmusikanten (oompah band). Seatings are at 5 and 7 p.m. Beer and wine are also available.Plenty of parking behind the church. For reservations, call 804.358.9291, Extension 14.
Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Road
Harvest Festival, 3-5:30 p.m.
Food, Games, Trunk or Treat, Cake Walk, Vendors & More Bountiful harvest: Bring non-perishable food items & basic home necessities to donate to our Food Pantry to help those less fortunate within our community.
Gayton Baptist Church, 13501 North Gayton Road
Fall Festival, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Make plans to attend this fun event with your family and friends. Experience a walk through the 10 Plagues to carnival games and bounce houses.
Battery Park Christian Church – 4201 Brook Rd
Holiday Bazaar, Craft Show and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Unique hand crafted items and delicious treats for sale. Finish your holiday buying in one convenient location. Jams & jellies, homemade soups, baked goods. Handcrafted home and fashion accessories including jewelry, knits, handbags, baby items. Pincushions, pressed flowers, pottery, decorations and more!
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