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October 11-13, 2024

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

A Three-Day Festival in Downtown Appomattox

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

Friday August 9
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Bike Night
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The Festival Committee mourns the loss of a long-time festival leader, Charles Garrett, who passed away April 27th. We will always remember Charles’ tenacious attitude to ensure that everyone carried forward the festival activities “just like he would and had done for over 50 years”. His passion and dedication for the Railroad Festival is sincerely appreciated and will not be forgotten.

Next Board Meeting:

The next meeting is scheduled for June 11, 2024 at 6pm. Location is at the Appomattox Inn & Suites

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


Be an ambassador and continue the festival's success with your passion for community.

If you have a committed interest in Appomattox and want to participate, you can share your knowledge and talents by serving on one of the planning committees:

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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.