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Uncle Billys Day Festival
 
Uncle Billys Day Festival
Altavista, Virginia, USA
Early June
Description
Uncle Billy’s Day started in 1949 as a one-day event to commemorate the founding of the Trade Lot where local residents brought their vegetables and livestock to sell. Uncle Billy Lane, member of the Lane family, founders of the town of Altavista, was steadfast in bringing his goods in a wagon to sell at the Trade Lot and it was named after him for his dedication. Mr. Lane also served as master auctioneer and provided entertainment. The Trade Lot continues to operate the first Saturday of each month as a giant flea market. The first weekend in June was established to celebrate the Trade Lot and over the years it has grown into a two-day festival including the Trade Lot and also: Craft Show Food Vendors Flea Market Live Music Performances Car Show Children’s Activities Amazing Fire Works on Saturday In 2014, we will celebrate 65 years of the Uncle Billy’s Festival which will be sponsored by the Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Altavista. We are expecting this year’s celebration to be outstanding…come and enjoy it with us! The Trade Lot (flea market) will be located in the War Memorial Park on 7th Street and the rest of the festival will be held in English Park located along the Staunton River. Both parks are located in downtown Altavista. Please see schedule of events page for details.
Performers
TBA
Venue
English Park
Directions
From Charlottesville/Lynchburg area: Follow Rt 29 S toward Danville Take the 1st Altavista exit and follow Bus 29S into town At the 6th stop light, turn LEFT onto Pittsylvania Ave After crossing the railroad tracks (<1/4 mile), take the2nd right At Boat Landing sign into English Park. From Danville area: Follow Rt 29 N toward Lynchburg Take the 1st Altavista/Leesville exit. At end of ramp, turn right. Follow Bedford Ave into town. Turn LEFT at McDonald’s. At 2nd Stoplight, turn RIGHT onto Pittsylvania Ave Cross railroad tracks(< 1/4 mile), take 2nd RIGHT At Boat Landing sign into English Park. From Roanoke area: Follow 460E toward Lynchburg Once in Lynchburg, take 29S/Airport exit and follow toward Danville Take the 1st Altavista exit and follow Bus 29S into town At 6th stop light, turn LEFT onto Pittsylvania Ave After crossing railroad tracks (< 1/4 mile), take 2nd RIGHT At Boat Landing sign into English Park
Times
Fri, 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sat, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Admission & Parking
FREE
Website
http://www.unclebillysdayfestival.com
Infophone
434--369-6665
Email
altavistachamber@altavistachamber.com
 


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