The 21st Annual Nickelsville Days festival will kick off the morning of May 24 with a hearty 7 a.m. breakfast prepared by Eastern Star and culminates with a performance by one of Virginia's most popular bands - Folk Soul Revival - at 8 p.m.
The entire day will be filled with fun for all ages, including bungee jump, bike rodeo and a 3K run. Young and old alike will enjoy milling around the various craft and food vendors. There'll be a "Living History" exhibit presented by the 60th Tennessee Infantry Confederate Regiment at 11 a.m. and again at 3 p.m.
No festival is complete without a parade, and the Nickelsville Days Parade steps off at 1 p.m. It will start at the BB&T bank and end at Keith Memorial Park. Immediately following the parade, there will be a Memorial Service honoring all veterans and a special Gold Star mother will help lay a wreath in memory of the fallen. A special invitation is extended to all veterans to walk in the parade and attend the Memorial Service.
The historic Bush Mill will also be open, and visitors can take a look at all the completed renovations. A shuttle will be provided for part of the day.
The Marsh Regional Blood Center will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. for those wishing to donate blood. There will be a special MedVac Landing, also at 3 p.m., and the helicopter will be available for tours.
Children will enjoy the Joseph Young Magic Show at 5 p.m. Local musicians Copper Ridge will take the main stage at 6:30 p.m., followed by Folk Soul Revival at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $8.50 in advance and $10 at the gate. Concert tickets are available at Teddy's Restaurant, Pizza Plus in Nickelsville, and the Nickelsville Town Hall.
On Sunday morning, visitors are invited to participate in a 10 a.m. Community Church Service at Keith Memorial Park, followed at noon by Dinner on the Ground, with gospel music at 1 p.m.
All events take place either at Keith Memorial Park or Nickelsville Elementary School. Come out and enjoy the fun and meet the delightful folks in Nickelsville, Va. For details, visit www.nickelsvilledays.com.