Centerfest is September 27th!
Bedford Main Street’s signature event, Centerfest, has been running annually for over thirty years. Spanning over four blocks and drawing crowds of over 10,000 it is an event for the entire family.
Attractions at Centerfest include over a hundred vendors and organizations providing various crafts, art, and information. Local merchants have sidewalk sales to attract customers and for the last few years the Bedford Police Department has been holding a “Safety Day” at the festival. Part of this exhibit includes police vehicles and fire and rescue trucks along with safety displays and car-seat safety checks. Over twenty vehicles were on display last year!
Centerfest is one of the largest community festivals in the Mid-Atlantic featuring handmade items from across the country, live music, churches, charities, political organizations and tons of great food. Past festivals have included Polish and Italian sausage, blooming onions, turkey legs, and of course funnel cakes provided by family owned businesses and restaurants such as the Texas Tavern and Fat Daddy’s BBQ.
What family festival would be complete without fun for the kids? Activities include pony rides, face painting, a giant slide, and carnival rides. Last year featured four stages with music from all genres with performances occurring the entire duration of the festival. For the adults, there was also a beer garden with a selection of brews provided by Blue Ridge Beverage and wine tastings and sells offered by Rex Goliath.
Centerfest really offers something for everyone and is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. It takes place the last Saturday of September each year. We hope to see you there!