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Weekend Event Picks

Weekend Radar: Kickers, Fair, Crabs, One Love

Summer is coming to a close as kids go back to school. Making the most of your weekend is even more important so we’ve picked some winners for y’all.

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Kickers – The boys are home again and need the win to stay in the playoff hunt. They won last Sunday on the road and are hungry to get a second.

  • City Stadium | 3201 Maplewood Ave | Gates Open 5 PM –  KO 6:30 PM, Saturday, Aug. 28th | $9 – $18 | Tickets

Chesterfield County Fair – The 108th Annual Chesterfield County Fair kicks off on Friday with all the usual fair fun. Pig races, fried foods, rides, chainsaw carvings and live entertainment. Added bonus this year of three-ring circus, an illusionist and escape artist.

  • Chesterfield County Fairgrounds | 10300 Courthouse Road | Aug. 27th – Sept. 9th | $5-$10 | Website

Crabs & Beer by the James – All YOU CAN EAT Crabs & Beer Festival on Brown’s Island. Food vendors all day . Music will performed LIVE by TESTIPHY and 6 DJS playing all day. RAIN OR SHINE! National and craft beer. (Heineken, Coors light, etc plus craft beer selections) CASH ONLY. I do give this recommendation with a caveat, I haven’t been and it sounds a little too good to be true. Attend at your own risk. Also about the pricing: $10 kids under 10, $45 gets you all you can eat crabs from 1-5 PM, General Admission $20 gets you on the island but no crabs.

  • Brown’s Island | Brown’s Island | 1-6 PM Aug. 28th | $10-$45 | Tickets

Under the Radar

One Love Community Block Party – Southside doesn’t get the love it should. There are many folks working to make Manchester and other parts of Southside a great place to be. This is another example. Ajay Brewer of Brewer’s Cafe is helping to organize an evening for businesses, artists, entrepreneurs, musical artists, community leaders, & members of the greater Richmond area community to market themselves and have a wonderful time doing it. Live music, DJ, vendors, beer and food.

  • In front of Brewer’s Cafe | 1125 Bainbridge Street | 4-10 PM, Saturday, Aug. 28th | Pay as you go | Event Page

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.