Centerfest 2017 will be held on September 23 from 10am – 6pm, sponsored by Centra Health and Acute Designs! It’s going to be a one day, huge festival in Bedford!

Centerfest 2017 is shaping up to be an event you don’t want to miss!  There will be something for EVERYONE at our annual street festival including a petting zoo, bouncy houses, pet adoption vendors, police car display, Humvee and weapons display, Blue Ridge Overland Gear vehicle display, hands on Sidewalk Chalk Mural, beer garden, music and facepainting!  We also have a wide variety of food vendors and artisan vendors. Bring your lawn chairs, kick back and listen to some good music! Come on out to Centertown and enjoy the day with the whole family!  Click on the links below for a list of vendors and the view the Centerfest Map.

Vendor Placement

Centerfest Map (2)

Band Schedule

10:00 – 11:00          John Sines Jr

11:00 – 12:45          Out of Spite

12:45 – 2:30             80’s Show

3:00 – 6:00               Wasted Acres

Beer Garden – $2.50

Devil’s Backbone Lager                        Bud Light

Bold Rock Cider                                 Michelob Ultra

 

Background

Bedford Main Street’s signature event, Centerfest, has been running annually for thirty-seven years! Spanning over 6 blocks and drawing crowds of over 10,000 it is an event for the entire family. CF pic

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 a variety of rides and games!

Past Centerfest Posters and Pictures