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The Heart of Virginia Festival, proclaimed as “the best small town festival in the world”, is held the first Saturday in May each year in Farmville. Founded in 1979, the festival celebrates the arts, music and culture of Southside Virginia. It is a daylong event beginning in downtown Farmville and ending with one of the best fireworks displays in Virginia at the Farmville Regional Airport.

First Fridays is a concert series held the first Friday of each month, May through October. Riverfront Park in Farmville is the venue for this community gathering of good music, food and friends. Children’s activities are also available to entertain the little ones. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Downtown Stage Productions brings classic movies to Farmville each summer at the Historic Crute Stage (corner of Fourth and Main Streets). One Friday evening each month, you can enjoy watching a movie under the stars. Bring your chair, blanket and your friends. Popcorn and other refreshments are available.

The Farmville Christmas Show is a showcase of over 50 crafters and artisans from all over the region. It is a wonderful way to begin the holiday shopping season. The show is held in November each year. For more information, click here or contact STEPS, Inc. at 434-315-5909.

The Farmville Jaycees Christmas Parade is held on the first Sunday afternoon in December in downtown Farmville. Marching bands, floats, beauty queens, classic cars and Santa Claus all gather to parade down Main Street in honor of the holiday season. For more information or entry registration form, please contact Billie Jo Chernault at 434-392-9528 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Five County Fair hosts the best of our area’s agriculture and entertainment in September of each year. Rides, games, animals, music and a demolition derby are just a few of the activities awaiting you. The event is held at the Five County Fairgrounds, just west of Farmville on Fairgrounds Road.

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