COLONIAL HEIGHTS – A museum that you’ve probably driven billions of times and didn’t know existed is hosting a big community event dubbed “Colonial Heights Day”.
On Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be over 25 craft and merchandise vendors, a bake sale, a Chris Brockman tarot card reader, dance groups and more.
Freckles & Friends Animal Sanctuary will have furry friends for your enjoyment. Which animals will be presented in the petting zoo?
“It’s simple … the one that loads the easiest,” said Karen Dye, owner of Freckles & Friends.
Food trucks on site will be Kabamm [tasty tex-mex, tenders, wings], Paul’s Dogs and Rock-a-Billy BBQ. King of Pop’s will have his cart filled with a variety of popsicles.
Colonial Heights middle school and elementary schools will be in the house, uh I mean the museum.
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Entertainment includes Genia Johnson Dance Company at 11 am, Richmond-based alternative rock band “Send A Raven” at noon and Making Moves Dance Company at 1 pm.
“We are thrilled to come together and host this community event to help residents of Colonial Heights discover what Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum has to offer, ”said Amanda N. Perez, Community / Economic Development Specialist for the City of Colonial Heights. “Many residents have lived here for years and still don’t realize the treasure in their backyard.
FYI … Perez is a member of the “Send A Raven” group.
“Even though it’s Colonial Heights Day, anyone from any location can attend the event. It will be a great family day full of activities,” said Martha burton, director of tourism, regional tourism of the Petersburg region. “This is an opportunity to raise the profile of an attraction in our region that is extremely appealing within and outside the state.”
The $ 5 fee to attend the event includes entry to the museum. Now is the perfect time for adults to visit the museum for half the price. Children under five are admitted free.
The Keystone Truck and Tractor Museum is conveniently located across from the Southpark Mall at 880 West Roslyn Road on I-95 at Exit 53. The festival will be held in the back parking lot.
To learn more about the museum filled with a huge range of tractors, classic cars, motorcycles, old fire trucks, tools, bottles and more, click here.
Visitors to the museum can also take a photo with the unique “LOVE” sign on the front. The “L” is made from steel engine parts; the “O” is a large tractor tire; the “V” stands for exhaust mufflers and the “E” is created from barrels of oil.
For more information call 804-525-9005 or email [email protected]
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