Appomattox Railroad Festival, Inc.

About Us

We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to continuing this historic celebration and encouraging members of the community to utilize their gifts and talents for the service of the community

History

Held the second full weekend in October, this family-friendly festival commemorates the Norfolk & Western Railroad's donation of the Appomattox Depot to the Town of Appomattox in 1973. The two-day festival is held on Main Street and the surrounding downtown area. Festival highlights include a parade, arts & craft vendors, live bands, train exhibits, a fine art show, fireworks, food, and lots of activities for the entire family.

Mission Statement

We will provide a family-friendly and collaborative festival to enhance the heritage and history of Appomattox County and its citizens. We will ensure the festival is a time for the community to come together, while giving back to the community through scholarships, community outreach and partnerships with local business owners and other non-profits.