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Appomattox Railroad Festival near Richmond, VA

210 Linden St Appomattox, VA 24522

The Appomattox Railroad Festival is a historic festival that is in its 45th year. It is taking place in Appomattox, Virginia. It takes place on Main Street and surrounding downtown area. It is free to attend but there is a small charge for carnival rides, food and drink vendors, and the Rodeo.

Great music is one of the highlights of this annual festival. This year, the Bellamy Brothers and Confederate Railroad will be performing for festival goers. Another highlight for this year is a family-friendly magic show with Illusionist Joseph Young.

There will also be a 5K, a parade, an art show, train exhibits, and a classic car show.

Appomattox, Virginia is a historic site place because it is where the Civil War ended. General Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Confederate Army to General Ulysses S. Grant took place at the Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1965.. The festival itself celebrates the donation of the Appomattox Depot by the Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1973.

Nearby attractions include boutiques, bookstores, and coffee shops. For instance, Baine's Books and Coffee on Main Street is a great place to grab some coffee and buy new books while you are at the festival. You should bring your family to this festival because it will be a fun time. There are plenty of activities for kids and adults alike. For more information on the festival, please go to www.appomattoxrrfest.org.

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