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Virgilina Octoberfest returns Oct. 19

SoVaNow.com / September 30, 2013
The Virgilina Oktoberfest returns for the second year on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 a.m., with proceeds going to the Clarksville Community Players.

As an added attraction, Alan Gatrell’s Cowboy-Up Café will hold the first Virginia State Karaoke Championship at 8:30 p.m., with a $100 cash prize for the winner.

Also planned:

Southern Pulled BBQ Plates - Eat in (All You Can Eat) or Take Out - Donation from noon until the food is gone.

Bikers’ rally from noon-5 p.m.

Corn hole tourney starting at 1 p.m., hosted by the Sue & Perry Bagbey Family of Bagbey’s Auto Service Center, Nelson.

50/50 tickets, with half the proceeds going to the Clarksville players and half to the winner.

Arts & crafts as well as flea market spots are available for a donation. Spots can include a swap meet, yard sale and bake sale.

Antique tractor and car owners welcome to ask to display their vehicles.

Bands and individuals to perform for the event on an outside stage.

An evening bonfire.

For details: Alan Gatrell 434-585-3446.

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