The first weekend in November brings cool temperatures to Lynchburg, just right for a nice bowl of chili. You can get that chili and enjoy a great fall festival today at Holy Cross Regional School on Langhorne Road in Lynchburg from noon-4 p.m.
This is the first year for this event at Holy Cross and it should be great. Top area chefs including those from Magnolia Foods, The Farm Basket, Depot Grille and more will be competing. There will be live music and activities for the kids. Tickets are available at the gate.
Some other fall festivals today include the Forest Volunteer Fire Department’s Fall Festival and Brunswick Stew from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and the Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Fall Festival from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Keep your eyes open as you roam Lynchburg because there are other church festivals today too. If you want to find some bargains for your home, head downtown to Amazement Square.
The Junior League of Lynchburg is holding their annual Bargain Mart in the warehouse behind Amazement Square from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today. You’ll find plenty of bargains on high quality items, according to one of my Facebook friends who’s there helping today.
If you want to get a jump on Christmas shopping and buy locally, today’s a great day to attend a craft show. There are two big ones in our area today. Heritage United Methodist Church is hosting the Circle 7 Craft Show from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today. This show always has a lot of great hand-crafted items for sale.
With a short trip to Bedford, you can attend the 42nd Annual Bedford Woman’s Club Arts, Crafts and More Extravaganza from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bedford Elementary School. You’ll find fall items and many gifts for Christmas as well as outdoor and indoor decor items to dress up your home.
Drive a little further and you can pick up some Christmas gifts for the younger set at the Roanoke Valley Comicon at Salem Civic Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Comicon features comic books, toys, action figures, collectibles and more.
Action lovers will want to take time to attend the Big Air contest at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre today from noon-2 p.m. This even will feature many of the area’s top snowboarders and skiers. If you’ve never watched these guys and girls compete, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Families who have a member with a disability may want to attend the Transition Conference and Expo at CVCC from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Registration begins at 8 a.m. for this free event.
Tonight’s entertainment pick is Disney’s Mulan, Jr. on stage at Dunbar Middle School at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $5, available at Lynchburg Tickets.com. This play is suitable for all ages and will repeat on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Head south to Altavista today for First Saturday at the Trade Lot. The Trade Lot holds this event all year long, although the biggest event is Uncle Billy’s Day on the first Saturday in June.
Yard sales, farmers markets, flea markets and more await on a cool, crisp fall Saturday in Lynchburg. What are you waiting for? Get up and get going to enjoy all that Lynchburg has to offer on the first Saturday in November.
And, by the way, don’t forget to fall back tonight. Set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed as Daylight Savings Time ends.