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Historic Railroad Festival

Appomattox, VA

Volunteers Needed for 2021!

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

Railroad Festival Board Meeting:
Wednesday, February 25, 2021
6:00 pm
Appomattox County Administration Office Conference room
153A Morton Lane

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: Art Show, Exhibits & Displays, Street Dance, Sponsorship, Logistics, Car Show, Music, Recreation, Parade, Concessions, Vendors, Advertising, Media , etc.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but are interested in the success of the festival, please contact one of the following Board members:

Susan Adams

Charles Garrett

Noel Henderson

Stacey Purcell

Joe Litchford

Bobby Jean Mullins

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

2020 Festival CANCELED

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of the Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival Board of Directors has decided to cancel the October 2020 Festival.  We deeply regret the need for this choice, but the safety of our attendees, vendors, concessioners, exhibitors, and staff is our highest priority.

We thank all of you for your continued support of the festival and assure you; the Board is planning and coordinating the October 9-10, 2021 festival. Please check the website for updates regarding 2021.  If you have paid any fees for the festival, refunds will be issued.

Please plan to join us for the 2021 Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival.  We look forward to seeing you.

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


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.

PO Box 513
Appomattox, VA 24522