Great 8 Happenings: French meals, BBQ, wine, NASCAR and fashion – WRIC

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Whitney Harris tells you what’s happening this weekend in Central Virginia.


The ninth annual RVA French Meals Pageant is going on Saturday. A number of native cooks can be making scrumptious French delicacies — and there can even be dwell leisure, distributors, and kids’s video games. Proceeds go to the “little sisters of the poor” a non-revenue serving the aged poor inhabitants right here in Virginia. It’s from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Michaels Highway in Richmond.

The Smokin’ Barbecue Pageant is Saturday as effectively, in historic Outdated Towne Petersburg. They’ll have ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweets, plus leisure and artisans. New this 12 months there’s even a BBQ competitors! It’s from 11 a.m. to five p.m. on the historic farmer’s market on East Outdated Road in Petersburg.

And you may chill out at a neighborhood vineyard for an excellent trigger with the third Annual Kickin’ Again for Down Syndrome. They’ll have on line casino video games, dwell music, wine and native craft beer and meals. Plus silent and dwell auctions. It’s all from 6 to 10 p.m. at James River Cellars Vineyard on Washington Freeway in Glen Allen.


Sunday is the final day of RVA Fashion Week. It would all conclude with the annual trunk present at Hardywood Craft Brewery. Take a look at clothes, jewellery, artwork, magnificence merchandise and equipment from RVA distributors, plus get pleasure from dwell music and meals vehicles. It’s from midday to five p.m. Hardywood is on Ownby lane in Richmond.

After greater than 6 months, NASCAR is lastly returning to the river metropolis. The Toyota Homeowners 400 is Sunday afternoon at RIR. The inexperienced flag waves at 2 p.m. The Richmond Worldwide Raceway is on East Laburnum Avenue in Richmond.

On Sunday, you can even be part of the James River Hikers for a Sunday hike alongside the James River. It could embody Pipeline, Brown’s Island, and Belle Isle — and you possibly can count on to see some wildlife, so be ready to take photos! Head over to Legends Brewery in Richmond at 5 p.m. to hitch.

For extra on all of the occasions the place you reside in the present day, together with music at a neighborhood vineyard and a meditation occasion, verify the community calendar on

Have an amazing day!

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Great 8 Happenings: French meals, BBQ, wine, NASCAR and fashion - WRIC