Festival Details - "Mendota Heritage & Hawk Festival"...
Start: Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:00AM
End: Saturday, September 24, 2022 4:00PM
Mendota Heritage & Hawk Festival
Date: Saturday, September 24, 10 am – 4 pm.
Location: Mendota Community Center, 2465 Mendota Rd., Mendota, VA
On Saturday, September 24, Mendota celebrates the rich mountain heritage of this small, rural community and the hawk migration that takes place this time of year. The hawk migration county began in Mendota at the fire tower in 1958 and continues each September.
Both live music and DJ-provided entertainment will be provided. Food items include street tacos, nachos and cheese, hotdogs and soft drinks. Kids games throughout the day. Guests may try their luck at our 50/50 raffle—proceeds benefit the Mendota Community Association.
Local vendors include the Feisty Bee selling honey and bee-related items and the popular JC Leathercraft with an assortment of leather items for purchase. Other local vendors are expected. Artisan demonstrations include basket weaving (by Dorothy Dye) and wool spinning.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Friends of the Library used book sale.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Car Show. $10 Entry Fee. Prizes awarded. Judging at 1:00 pm
10:00 am – 12 pm Hawk Migration Patterns with “The Hawk Guy” Ron Harrington
10:00 am thru the day Sheet Cake Bake Off. Bring your 13 x 9 size, unsliced sheet cake. We’ll sell it at $1 per piece. First empty pan wins a prize.
11:00 am – 11:45 am “Mammals of Southwest VA” by local historian Randy Smith (includes fur samples)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Chili Cookoff
3:00 pm GKFD Field of Bubbles (Great photo opportunity)
For more information, please contact:
Dorothy Dye by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone at 276.644.1248.
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