Fairfield Gets Ready For Heritage Day

Heritage Day returns to Fairfield Saturday, Aug. 31, the weekend before Labor Day. This annual celebration in the northern Rockbridge County village offers a full morning into the afternoon of food, history, shopping and entertainment.

Breakfast will be served at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church from 8 until 10 a.m. Early risers for breakfast will be entertained by a ukulele band.

Lunch can be had at the Fairfield United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. BLTs and hotdogs are on the menu. Coffey’s Market will be serving barbeque chicken and fixings. There will also be a chuckwagon serving pit-cooked snack food from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Festival attendees can get homemade cobblers and ice cream from the post office side window from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

The Pioneer Village will have crafters and exhibitors, some new from last year, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Also from 9 until 2, attendees can see vintage tractors, truck and cars. The Rock-bridge Regional Library bookmobile will be in Fairfield during this time as well.

Living history exhibits will be set up throughout the village, particularly at the Computer Doctor and Fairfield Presbyterian Church, with reenactors also walking around Fairfield. Also strolling through the village will be traveling musicians.

There will be bake sales and yard sales throughout the village.

Three Seasons Antiques and The Quiltery will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with special displays.

Owners of vintage vehicles are asked to bring them in for exhibition between 8 and 9 on Saturday morning, or are encouraged to drive through the village any time between 9 and 2.

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