42nd Annual Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival October 11-12, 2014 Held the second full weekend in October, this family-friendly  festival commemorates the Norfolk & Western Railroad's donation  of the Appomattox Depot to the Town of Appomattox in 1973.  The  two-day festival is held on Main Street and the surrounding  downtown area.  Festival highlights include a parade, arts & craft  vendors, live bands, train exhibits, fireworks, food, and lots of  activities for the entire family.