Join our Valued Volunteer Team!

Volunteering for a Better Bedford! We are grateful for all the amazing volunteers we have at Bedford Main Street.  We currently have two new social media volunteers who are essential in keeping the community informed on events and promoting businesses.  We would love to welcome YOU to join our team!  Contact me at bedfordmainstreet@gmail.com to…

Spring Cruise In

Downtown Bedford’s Spring Cruise In is set for April 28th from 4pm – 7pm.  Come out and enjoy a large gathering of classic cars, muscle cars and unique vehicles!  Feel lucky?  We will have a 50/50 raffle!  Bring your appetite because we will have food trucks set up behind the Wells Fargo building and many…

Beautifying Bedford

By Jim Messier It is often said the heartbeat or character of any community is it’s downtown district. Centertown Bedford has been the heart and soul of Bedford County Virginia for centuries. We live up to our designation as the Christmas Capital of Virginia every year with our incredible Christmas decorations, horse and buggy rides and hot…

Lowes Heroes

Lowe’s Heroes visited the Centertown Pavilion Farmers Market and spruced up the area and donated time, plants and commitment to our community. They are also donating an additional 4 picnic benches to support the new Food Truck Friday Program. They will be at the market on May 7th helping to celebrate the Mother’s Day Market. Click…

Committee News

Economic Vitality Committee by Mary Grace Franchi The Economic Vitality Committee would like to thank Union Bank & Trust for supporting Bedford Main Street by sponsoring the Bedford Business Boot Camp. We are excited to have over 15 students attend our first class and we are looking forward to hearing more about their ideas and…

A New Season

You can’t help thinking about new life in Spring. It is the essence of the season, as nature literally buds around us. Whether it’s the flowers getting ready to bloom, or brown pastures that have seemingly all of a sudden turned green again. It’s all around us, and as a community, Bedford is no different….

Zero Interest Loan

Bedford Main Street and partners are beginning the process to establish a Zero Interest Loan Program to assist entrepreneurs. The goal is to accelerate the economic revitalization of the Bedford Main Street district by helping implement innovative strategies, plans and programs that create an environment for increased, accelerated private investment. The No Interest Loan program will…

Centertown Plaza

The construction is almost finished at Centertown Plaza! They anticipate it should be completely done by the end of April, so let’s hope there aren’t any rain delays. The final result will include picnic-type tables/chairs, a pergola, trees, and of course, the Overlord Arch as a mosaic in the brick work. Can you see it?…

Farmer’s Market

The purpose of the Bedford Farmers’ Market, is to provide our community with the freshest, locally grown and produced goods from farmers, producers and craft vendors. We support local agriculture and producers by providing a direct market for their products to our community. The Bedford Farmers Market 2016 season will begin May 3 – October 1,…

Fisher’s Irish Soda Bread

By Lisa Saunders Don’t forget March 17 – wear your green and eat Corn Beef & Cabbage.   Below is the recipe for Irish Soda Bread which is the perfect compliment to your Irish Meal. Irish Soda Bread 1/2 Cup Wheat Flour 1 Cup Bread Flour 1 1/2 cups Flour 2/3 cup Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt…

Live Music

Bedford Community Orchestra Spring Concert April 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Suggested Donation at the door $10.00 adult, $5.00 under 12 Join the BCO for an evening of live orchestra music! Selections to include music from The Odyssey, Medea’s Dance of Vengeance by Samuel Barber, Triumph of the Argonauts, 76 Trombones and much…