Organizers are pleased to announce the 54th Annual Broadway-Timberville Autumn Festival & Antique Car Show, to be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 along North Main Street and Heritage Park, Broadway. The Broadway Hometown Partnership and Broadway-Timberville Business Council have combined efforts this year to create the best seasonal festival in the area with many family-friendly activities, quality artisans and crafters, and entertainment to create the perfect atmosphere to kick-off the fall season in the beloved Shenandoah Valley.
“This festival is historically the first of the season, kicking off a month-long shopping spree for local crafts, food, artisan wares and holiday gift ideas,” says CeCe Dodd, Executive Director of the Broadway Hometown Partnership. “The Broadway Autumn Days Festival was created to highlight what our local businesses have to offer, and to bring in shoppers from out of the area. The October Fall Festival and Car Show had been organized as a fundraiser to raise scholarship money for local students. The organizers of both events agreed that a merger of the two would facilitate both goals and allow a bigger event for everyone involved. We have additional craft and artisan vendors, the inclusion of the antique car show, and the addition of the agricultural showcase and kid’s activities in Heritage Park – a great fall festival season kickoff!” says Dodd.
Although the full day’s schedule will not be released until a time closer to the festival, the following festival activities have been announced:
- Broadway Business with specials, sidewalk sales and open house events
- Artisans and crafters – many with fall décor items for sale
- Antique Car Show on Main Street
- Fun and educational kids activities
- Local Non-Profit Organizations and Broadway Farmer’s Market vendors participating in Heritage Park
- Local artists and art supply sale at The Village Arts Center
- Stage performances by local talent
- Demonstrations by local Boy Scout Troops, Schultz Theatre, North Mountain Gymnastics and more at the stage in Heritage Park
- Local food trucks and other delicious meals or food to-go both in the park and on Main Street
This festival has always been very community-focused with profits going directly back to the community through scholarships to local Broadway High School seniors. “Providing scholarships to local students has been a top priority for our Council and the newly combined festival will allow us to continue the strong tradition of helping students further their education and also give us future opportunities to expand the scholarship program. We look forward to kicking off the festival season with a premier event that will continue to create opportunities for our local businesses, vendors and BHS students”, says Sharon Krantz, Chairman of the Broadway-Timberville Business Council.
Event Specifics: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | free to attend
Location: North Main Street, Broadway, VA 22815 | Heritage Park, Turner Ave, Broadway, VA 22815
To register as a volunteer, vendor or demonstration group in the park, fill out the form from the website linked above.
(No more direct sales vendors are being accepted at this time)
About the Broadway Hometown Partnership: The Broadway Hometown Partnership is committed to making significant changes in the community where we work, play and live. BHP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit association focused on the three primary components to create a better community for both residents and businesses: Beautification, Economic Development, Promotion/Events.
About the Broadway-Timberville Business Council: The Broadway-Timberville Business Council, an operating committee of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, exists to promote the economic vitality and quality of life in the Broadway-Timberville area. It does so by, among other things, providing businesses, organizations, governments and consumers opportunities to connect with each other; and providing informational and educational events for its members and the community.