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Hometown Heroes to be honored at Fall Festival

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

At long last, October is here, and with it, comes the Montross Fall Festival! Montross Town Manager Patricia Lewis and the Fall Festival Committee are still hard at work making sure that the celebration will be memorable for all the right reasons. In an update to the Town Council at its September meeting, Montross Town Manager, Patricia Lewis, revealed that she and the Fall Festival Committee were still hard at work, and would be making signage on October 3.

“Wow. That is cutting it close,” Montross Vice Mayor Terry Cosgrove commented after noting the scheduled work session. The Fall Festival Committee had already had another meeting a few nights before the Town Council meeting.

“It’s going to be a work session,” explained Lewis. “We’re going to be making signs; it’s going to be a grand event. There are over 175 invitations, and phone calls every day,” she continued. According to Lewis, she has been getting quite a lot of phone calls and feedback about inviting veterans. This year’s Fall Festival aims to deliver a giant “thank you” to the county’s military veterans, both active and retired, by having them be the Grand Marshals in the Fall Festival Parade.

The festivities start on Thursday with Skate Night at Stan’s Skateland. The party continues on Friday night with the final First Friday of the year. While the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department has a chili cook off, the Hard To Tell Band will provide the music in the Green Space.

Saturday’s festival events begin at 10 a.m., while the parade itself kicks off at 2 that afternoon, going all the way through Montross up to the Seven-Eleven. In the time between those two, there will be all manner of activities, ranging from carrot cake baking contests to scavenger hunts, exhibits at the Historic Courthouse, and the display of a quilt by Pam Walsh at the County Museum. For those that are not too keen on the idea of walking from one end of Montross to the other, shuttle buses are going to be rolling to and fro.



Thursday, Oct. 3

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Family Skate Night

by Peoples Community Bank

@ Stan’s Skateland

Friday, Oct. 4

11 a.m. TRIAD hotdog, chips, drink

@ Atlantic Union Bank

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Chili Cook Off

by Westmoreland Volunteer

Fire Department

5:45 p.m. Montross First Friday

Hard To Tell Band

Between Carrot Cottage

& Bridget’s Bouquets

6 p.m. Little Mr. & Miss

Fall Festival Pageant

W & L High School Cafetorium

Saturday, Oct. 5

8 a.m. Chandler 3 Miler and 1 Miler

Montross Volunteer Rescue Squad

10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

@ the Courtyard

Welcome by Mayor Joseph P. King

National Anthem by W&LHS Choir

Flag Raising by Boy Scout Troop 252

9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Carrot Cake

Baking Contest (Entries)

@ Historic Courthouse/Visitor Center

10 a.m. Carrot Cake

Baking Contest (Judging)

Historic Courthouse/Visitor Center

10 a.m. Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest Check-In The Art of Coffee

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Peoples Community Bank Classic Car & Truck Show Bank Lot

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Great Pumpkin Hunt Start at Information Booth Located Next to Carrot Cottage

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Photography Scavenger Hunt Start at Information Booth Located Next to Carrot Cottage

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WWl/WWll Exhibit Historic Courthouse/Visitor Center

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “I Fought the Law and the Law Won” Police Officer Exhibit Westmoreland Co. Museum

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Blast from the Past Courtyard

11 a.m. PAWS Pet Show

Virginia Commonwealth Bank Lot

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Quilt Display

by Pam Walsh

Westmoreland Co. Museum

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Historian James Bud Robertson presentation

Historic Courthouse/Visitor Center

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Warriors for Christ Courtyard

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Josh Grigsby and County Line Courtyard

2 p.m. Parade

3:30 p.m. Parade and Festival Awards Courtyard

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. All American Band at Westmoreland Vol Fire Department


Photo from Visit Montross’ Facebook page