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Downtown Blackstone Inc.
P.O. Box 417
Blackstone, VA 23824
434-292-3041

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HOMETOWN JAMS 2014 SEASON

Welcome to our 4th season for this quality of life event! Our first concert of the season will feature Second Nature Band and it is set to kick off on Saturday, June 14th! Two concerts will take place on the Saturdays and two will take place on Thursdays as follows:

 

Location:  The Town Square (Downtown at corner of Broad and Main)

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10p.m. Saturday, June 14th, Featuring the Second Nature Band (MOTOWN)

                                                   Thursday, July 10th with DJ Doctor Smooth

                                                   Thursday, August 7th with DJ Shep Moss

Time: 6:00p.m. -9p.m., Saturday, September 13th, Featuring Paladin

Admission: Still only $5 Adults, $3 children 5-12 and military, Children under 5 free

                         Note: This is a cash only event, lawn chairs welcome, coolers not allowed

2014 EVENT SPONSORS: Call 292-3041 for more information

THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 GOLD SPONSORS ($1,000 contributors)

    

                                    

                                                                    

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 SILVER SPONSORS ($500 contributors)

ACCESS REALTY     BURKEVILLE BODY SHOP

DUGGER LOGGING    HERITAGE HALL

                        TENNEK REALTY 

               S. WALKER CONSTRUCTION

              

THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 BRONZE SPONSORS ($250 contributors)

GREEN AUTOMOTIVE     

LEE'S EXCAVATING & GRADING

MONCURE INSURANCE AGENCY

S.B. COX READY MIX

WATKINS JEWELERS

GILMORE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING

BLACKSTONE EMPORIUM

GREY SWAN BED & BREAKFAST

KENBRIDGE OIL COMPANY

NOTTOWAY YOUTH RECREATION GATORS

S.B. COX READY MIX

WATKINS JEWELERS

RICK'S AUTO SERVICE

COLONY CONSTRUCTION

WRIGHT AUTO SUPPLY

BEVELLS HARDWARE

B&B CONSULTANTS

SPENCERS DRUGS

LEE'S EXCAVATING & GRADING

PHILLIPS EXCAVATING

SIGNS, DESIGNS & MORE

TOWN SQUARE EVENTS CALENDAR

If you would like to apply for a time slot for your next function, consider the Town Square as your venue. It's the best deal in town and it's free to the public! Applications are available at 107 W. Broad Street, the DBi office. You can also pick them up at the Town offices at 100 W. Elm Street.

                   

 

Blackstone CRUISE-INS   

The 7th annual Blackstone Cruise-ins is a low key monthly gathering of car lovers and their pride and joy. Just hop in your classic or antique vehicle, shine it up and drive it on down to the intersection of Tavern and Main near the Classic Grill and we will meet you there. Bring a lawn chair and park. Enjoy tunes from the classic car era and tour the museums and grab a bite at your favorite restaurant. Mark your calendar for the following dates.

Time: 4-7 p.m.

All types, years and makes of vehicles are welcome! Contact Walter Mac Osborne for details, mac@circlesales.com.

Current Cruise-in Flyer

Cruise-ins (Pictures courtesy of Walter Mac Osborne)

 

Arts & Crafts Festival 2nd Weekend in September

Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 13th & 14th
Location: Downtown
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sponsored by the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce, this arts and crafts festival in its 44th year attracts vendors from up and down the east coast. Look for the Historymobile on Friday and Saturday. Special features include a huge antique tractor and engine display, live entertainment, and kiddie corner. The two day event also brings thousands of visitors to downtown Blackstone.

OKTOBERFEST 2014

                

             Noon to 5pm on Saturday, October 11th. Main Street will feature vendors from Irvin Street  
             to Tavern Street. There will be German libations, an authentic German band, face painting
             fun and games for kids and adults.  Admission is free!

  Holiday Events

                                                                                                                 

              Annual Downtown HoliDAY OPEN HOUSE

Date: Friday, November 29th
Location: Downtown Blackstone
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, Blackstone, Virginia, will hold its 5th Annual Downtown Holiday Open House following the community’s traditional Grand Illumination in the town park.  Attractions included Old Fashion Hay rides, musical entertainment, the famous Bevell’s Hardware Holiday Train Display, and both of the town’s museums, Scwhartz Tavern,  c.1790, and the Robert Thomas Carriage Museum welcomed visitors. 

The idea behind the Holiday Open House is to recreate, as closely as possible, an  atmosphere of the Christmases of yesteryear when life was slower and Christmas shopping was a memorable event rather than a race to find a parking spot and “while they last” bargains.  

Photos from the Holiday Open House

Grand Illumination in Seay Park

Date: Friday November 29th
Location: Seay Park, Main Street
New Time: 6p.m.

The Annual lighting of the park delights children of all ages. Seay Park is transformed into a twinkling wonderland during the holiday season. Thousands of lights illuminate numerous decorated houses. Santa makes a special appearance, and there are miniature train rides for the children. Hot chocolate and cookies are even served free of charge. This event is truly a family tradition in Blackstone.

THE ANNUAL RUNNING OF THE TRAINS

              

               The Bevells Hardware Store Train Display gets bigger and better every year and continues 

               to attract visitors to Blackstone.  Click here for photos of the layout.

Blackstone Christmas Parade     

Date: 2nd Friday in December (12/13/2013)
Location: Church and Main Street

Theme: To Be Determined
Time: 6 p.m.

 

Annual Events

HOMETOWN JAMS JULY - SEPTEMBER LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Arts & Crafts Festival 2nd Weekend in September

EVENT ARCHIVE

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE/GRAND ILLUMINATION-BLACK FRIDAY

ANNUAL BLACKSTONE CHRISTMAS PARADE-2ND FRIDAY IN DECEMBER

 
 

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