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The Performing Arts Foundation of Powhatan is working to create a state-of-the-art cultural arts organization to present prominent talent and showcase local gifted artists. Through musical and fine art presentations, they hope to become a focal point of community energy and pride. Powhatan is fortunate to be the host of quality presentations of events, such as Powhatan’s Got Talent, Jazz ‘n July, Red Hot and Blue and Summer Serenade as well as showcase exceptional student art throughout the County. For more information please refer to their website: www.artsofpowhatan.org.

The annual Powhatan County Fair – one of Virginia’s longest-running fairs – is a family tradition. It features concerts from rising entertainers, community displays, fabulous foods, the thrill of midway rides and plenty of interesting exhibits. The fairgrounds are a perfect venue for many family events throughout the year, including Chow Down and Trunk or Treat.

On the last Saturday in October, Powhatan’s historic Courthouse Square overflows with wine, food, shopping and live entertainment at the annual Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape. The Powhatan Chamber of Commerce is proud to host one of the premier wine events in the Southeast. Nearly 6,000 attendees taste samples of wine from more than 25 Virginia wineries and have the opportunity to shop among some of the finest craftsmen anywhere. A variety of gourmet food is offered during the festival, as well.

Other family-friendly community events include a Labor Day Parade and Christmas Parade through the Courthouse, a special Bateau Festival on the James River, a Memorial Day show to honor Powhatan’s veterans and many more events that make Powhatan a place to be proud to live and visit.

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