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A big crowd flocked to the courthouse square this weekend with the 41st annual Boydton Days celebration. The three-day event began Friday night and ended with the Sunday Vespers service, with Saturday’s parade and street fair drawing the largest audience. Top, Tinker Gill drove an antique fire truck in the Boydton day parade, which was led by the Garnett family, this year’s grand marshals. Above, members of the Dance It Out school in La Crosse man a table while crowds roamed the street fair. For more on the Boydton Days weekend, see our article and photos, page A3. (Susan Kyte photos) / November 01, 2017
The 41st annual Boydton Days celebration drew large crowds and rave reviews among attendees.

The three-day event, which took place Oct. 27-29, began Friday night with a Vesper service at the Historic Presbyterian Church on Hull St. Saturday morning fun began with the traditional parade with marching bands from Bluestone and Park View High schools, miniature cars, fire engines and more. Members of one of Boydton’s founding families, the Garnetts served as Grand Marshals.

Courthouse Square was filled with a sea of people following the parade, many of whom came to sample the wide range of foods, including Brunswick Stew prepared by members of the Boydton Volunteer Fire Department. Guests sampled homemade cakes and breads, and shopped with vendors selling jewelry and unique crafts.

Boyd Tavern was open to visitors who stopped in to view a showing by local artists and quilters.

Entertainment throughout the day was provided by B.E.Z. Band, New Project and Dance It Out. For the children there was a petting zoo, and games.

The celebration ended Sunday with a community worship service.

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