FAQ

What time does it start?

The 10K Run/5K Walk starts at 8:30 am. Festival vendors open for business at 9:00 am. Riverside Park begins at 4:30 pm.

What is the cost of admission?

The Festival is a free event!

Where can we park?

There are several municipal parking lots located around the area of the Festival.

Is there handicapped parking?

There are handicapped parking spaces in the municipal lots.

Are pets allowed?

Sorry, due to health and safety issues, no pets are permitted at the Heart of Virginia Festival.

Is the Festival stroller & wheelchair friendly?

Most areas of the Festival should be accessible with a stroller or wheelchair. Most events occur on the street. The children’s area is accessible via a few steps. There is a slight incline from Main Street to High Street.

How many people attend?

There are no official numbers on record and the attendance varies depending on the weather. It has been estimated that the Festival welcomes more than 30,000 visitors.

What happens if it rains?

The Festival goes ahead rain or shine and is canceled only in severe weather conditions.

Where are the restrooms?

Porta-Johns, including handicapped-accessible  units, will be placed throughout the Festival.