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Weekend Radar: East End Music Festival, Oktoberfest, Virginia State Fair, Kickers

So many events going on so little weekend.

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RVA East End Music Festival at Henry L Marsh III Elementary School
September 24th

A wonderful opportunity to support Richmond students and hear some great music.

Since 2016, the RVA East End Festival has raised over $400,000 to support music, visual arts and performing arts programs at eight elementary, middle and high schools in the East End communities of the Richmond Public Schools system. The free family event will feature performances by local professionals including members of the Richmond Symphony, as well as some of RVA’s most talented youth musicians.

Oktoberfest at Maymont
September 23-24th

Drinking in the shadow of a Victorian mansion.

FRIDAY
The Maymont grounds will close at 4pm and reopen for Bier-Garden at 6pm. Join us for brats, beer and live music from Pay Rent Brass Band until 10pm!

SATURDAY
The Magnolia Gates will open for Bier-Garden at 11am. We’ll be back again with German-style food and beer pouring until 10pm! The Kinderzone will be open from 11am–6:30pm with games and crafts for kids. Enjoy live music from The Original Elbe Musikanten German Band, Dalton Dash and performances by Hirschjäger Bavarian Dancers.

Free parking is available in the Hampton Street parking lot (1700 Hampton St), The Robins Nature Center parking lot (2201 Shields Lake Dr) and street parking where available. The Maymont Farm parking lot (1001 Spottswood Rd) will be closed on Saturday.

Still need tickets? It’s not too late! Visit https://bit.ly/3AfhoIb, or purchase at the gates when you arrive.


Virginia State Fair
September 23rd – October 2nd

It’s the big grandaddy of fairs. Why isn’t it called the Virginia Commonwealth Fair? Regardless it’s a big deal. I expect with this weather it’ll also be a really big crowd. I usually save my fair time for weekdays to avoid the crowds but you do you.

You’ve waited all year and now you can finally enter our gates! We know the event only lasts a short while, but the memories will last a lifetime!
Buy your tickets here: https://1l.ink/8F4MFW2

Kickers vs Fuego at City Stadium
September 23rd

The Flying Squirrels playoff run is over but the Kickers are knocking on the door of the post season. With only two home games left you can help them kick that door in and into the playoffs.

The Richmond Kickers host Central Valley Fuego FC and are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Night. Visit our presenting sponsor at VAHCC.com

Happy Hour Special: From 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. enjoy the $5 special on 16 oz Heineken!

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to save $5 on matchday pricing and to ensure quick entrance into the stadium upon arrival. GET TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/3Aca6F3

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Crime

Richmond Police identify 83-year-old victim struck and killed by vehicle outside Libbie Market

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

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From Richmond Police:

The Richmond Police Crash Team has identified the individual who died after being injured in a collision in a parking lot on Libbie Avenue as John Busch, 83, of Richmond.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Libbie Avenue, in the parking lot of Libbie Market, for the report of a person struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found a male, Busch, down and injured in the parking lot of a business after having been struck by a vehicle in the lot. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene and interviewed the driver and witnesses. The investigation is ongoing. Investigators have not placed charges at this time.

Anyone with further information about this collision is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Sergeant D. Cuffley at (804) 646-3135.

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Road Closures for Richmond Folk Festival

Quick summary, all the roads around Brown’s Island

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Road Closures/No Parking 4 p.m., Friday, Oct 7 – 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Oct 9 Starting Friday afternoon, several roads near Brown’s Island will close through the weekend for the Richmond Folk Festival. Parking will be prohibited.

Road specifics.

  • North 6th Street between East Broad and East Grace streets
  • Tredegar Street between South 7th Street and Belle Isle lot
  • South 10th Street between Haxall Point and Federal Reserve Bank
  • Spring Street between South 2nd and Belvidere streets
  • East Byrd Street between South 2nd and South 7th streets
  • South 2nd Street between Lee Bridge off ramp and East Byrd Street
  • South 3rd Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets
  • South 4th Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets
  • South 5th Street between East Canal and Tredegar streets

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Critters of the Week

A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by the Richmond SPCA.

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Where Spotted: Wetlands
Common Name: American Redstart
Scientific Name: Setophaga ruticilla
Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz (6-9 g)
Wingspan: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)

Quick Facts Courtesy of Cornell Labs

  • Like the Painted Redstart and other “redstarts” of the Neotropics, the American Redstart flashes the bright patches in its tail and wings. This seems to startle insect prey and give the birds an opportunity to catch them. Though these birds share a common name, they are not closely related to each other. In fact, there are other unrelated birds around the world—such as the fantails of Australia and southeastern Asia, and other redstarts of Europe—that share the same foraging tricks.
  • Young male American Redstarts have gray-and-yellow plumage, like females, until their second fall. Yearling males sing vigorously in the attempt to hold territories and attract mates. Some succeed, but most do not breed successfully until the following year when they develop black-and-orange breeding plumage.
  • The male American Redstart sometimes has two mates at the same time. While many other polygamous bird species involve two females nesting in the same territory, the redstart holds two separate territories that can be separated by a quarter-mile. The male begins attracting a second female after the first has completed her clutch and is incubating the eggs.
  • The oldest American Redstart was at least 10 years and one month old, when he was recaptured and rereleased during a banding operation in Ontario.

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Funny Face at Richmond SPCA

Age: 4 years,
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Grey / Apricot
ID: 51197499

Are you searching for a fun, friendly and adorable family member? My name is Funny Face and I’m the girl for you! I am pretty lonely here by myself, just waiting for my special someone to come along. Won’t you please take me home today?

Adopt Funny Face at Richmond SPCA

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