October 9-10, 2021

A family-friendly festival to celebrate the heritage and history of Appomattox County and its citizens.

A Two-Day Festival in Downtown Appomattox on Main Street

We are dedicated to continuing this historic celebration and encouraging members of the community to utilize their gifts and talents for the service of the community

Event Schedule & Details

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We are at risk of losing the firework show!

We need another $3,000 to be sponsored.

GOAL: $6,000



Next Board Meeting:


Appomattox County Administration Office
Conference Room
153A Morton Lane

Unable to attend but still interested in the success of the festival?

COVID-19 Update

Pending any additional writs from the governor, the 2021 festival will move forward! All regulations will be followed, including social distancing and face masks, if required by mandate.


A 501(c)(3) Organization

Held the second full weekend in October, this festival commemorates the Norfolk & Western Railroad’s donation of the Appomattox Depot to the Town of Appomattox in 1973. 

Mission Statement

To 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.


Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community?

Let’s be the ambassadors to continue the annual festival’s success because of our passion for this community and generations to come. It is a rewarding opportunity to be a member of an extended family, the Railroad Festival committee.

The only qualification required is your committed interest in Appomattox and desire to be a participate in the planning of the Historic Railroad Festival that is held annually during the second weekend in October.

Share your knowledge and talents by serving on one of the planning committees:


If you are a local business, crafts person, or artist, we'd love to have you!

Applications are due August 31, 2021