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Historic Railroad Festival

October 10 – 11, 2020 – Appomattox, VA

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Saturday, October 10

Events Schedule

Parade: 10 AM – 12 PM

N-scalers model trains
Appomattox School Board Building

Good Ole Days
Courthouse Square

Amherst Academy of Dance
Courthouse Parking Lot

Street Dance
Rare Form band
Main Street

Fireworks Display
Appomattox County High School Parking Lot

Music Schedule

Main Street Stage
McKinley Cardwell: 12:00-1:30pm
New Beginnings Gospel Group: 2:00-3:30

Courtland Festival Park
Shana Canada: 11:00am-12:30pm
Southland Band: 1:00-2:30pm
Uptown: 3:00-4:30pm

Abbitt Park
Horns and Halos: 11:00am-12:30pm
Roy Martin: 1:00-2:30pm
Mountain Highway: 3:00-4:30pm

Street Dance
Rare Form: 8:00-11:00pm. Beer availiable for purchase.

Sunday, October 11

Events Schedule

N-scalers model trains
Appomattox School Board Building

Good Ole Days
Courthouse Square

Music Schedule

Abbott Stage
Hill City Cloggers — 2 PM 

Courtland Festival Park
Sonic Bloom–1:00-2:30pm
Uptown Fuzzy Worx–3:00-4:30pm

A free shuttle service will be provided by Bible Baptist Church from the Thomasville plant parking lot right off the exit into Appomattox.  

Forms and Vendor Information

Vendor application forms (.pdf files) for participation in the 2019 Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival can be downloaded below. Spaces are assigned once an application and any applicable fees are received and approved. Specific spaces may be requested, but are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please read the application in its entirety. Fill out and return the completed application along with all required documents and fees by the deadline stated in the application to the address below.

Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival
P.O. Box 513
Appomattox, VA 24522

Incomplete or missing information can cause a delay in processing and possible loss of the desired space. If you need to pay your fee in person, drop by the Visitor Center in downtown Appomattox any Thursday between 9 am and 5 pm.

Vendor Payment


Vendor Type

Concessions Payment


Concession Type

Note: The Arts & Crafts application is for anyone who is not preparing food.
It includes information booths and give-aways.
If it is necessary to pay in person, drop by the Visitor Center downtown on Thurdays between 9 am and 5 pm.

Appomattox Railroad Festival, Inc.

About Us

We are a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to continuing this historic celebration and encouraging members of the community to utilize their gifts and talents for the service of the community


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, a fine art show, fireworks, food, and lots of activities for the entire family.

Mission Statement

We will provide a family-friendly and collaborative festival to enhance the heritage and history of Appomattox County and its citizens. We will ensure the festival is a time for the community to come together, while giving back to the community through scholarships, community outreach and partnerships with local business owners and other non-profits.

PO Box 513
Appomattox, VA 24522