Weekend Event Picks: Richmond Folk Festival, Cambodian Food Festival, Pickled & Fermented, and more

Weekend Event Picks: Richmond Folk Festival, Cambodian Food Festival, Pickled & Fermented, and more

The Richmond Folk Festival kicks off on seven stages downtown, the area’s first Cambodian Food Festival takes place, the Home Show returns, and more this weekend.

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Richmond Folk Festival on the Downtown Riverfront – The 14th Richmond Folk Festival begins tomorrow, October 12th and features three days full of music, food, and fun on seven stages. There are a ton of amazing performers, but the legendary Mavis Staples is a must-see. With styles ranging from jazz to gospel to Irish and rockabilly, there’s something for everyone to love or learn about. Free to attend; $10 suggested donation. See the festival guide here.

First ever Cambodian Food Festival – The first of its kind in Richmond, the first ever Cambodian Food Festival kicks off Saturday at 8801 Battlefield Park Road at Khmer Samacky Monastery in the East End. Enjoy kebabs, spring rolls, and other delicacies along with activities and demonstrations throughout the day. Admission is free; pay as you go for food and drinks. The festival runs from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. More here.

Pickled & Fermented Festival at Center of the Universe Brewing – Pickle Lovers and Fermented fiends unite – The Artisan Pickles club is hosting their 3rd annual Pickled & Fermented festival, a celebration of pickles and craft beer. The pickling goes beyond cucumbers, too. Enjoy pickled fruit, veggies, hot sauce, kimchi, beer, Kombucha, and more. Tickets are $10; pay as you go for beer. Event info here.

Richmond Home Show at the Richmond Raceway Complex – The Richmond Home Show returns to the Richmond Raceway complex this Friday through Sunday. Featuring over 150 vendors and a special presentation by “The House Counselor” Laurie March of HGTV and DIY Network, there’s something for everyone. Adult admission is $8 all weekend ($6 in advance online) and attendees 12 and younger get in free. Details here.

Fall Festival at West Broad Village – West Broad Village is hosting a family-friendly Fall Festival this Sunday, October 14th on The Pad, their outdoor venue, featuring food and drink vendors, face painting, a pet costume contest, and more. It all takes place from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and is free, but donations are being accepted for Feed More. Get the scoop here.



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