For small-town fun, you can’t miss this Saturday’s Virgilina Summerfest, just a couple of miles from Oak Grove. Here’s what the South Boston paper has to say about it:
This year’s celebration starts with a parade at 11 a.m., complete with an appearance by Gomer Pyle and Ernest T. Bass in the Mayberry police car. Nine-year-old Heather Jaloway will sing the National Anthem.
The lunch menu includes barbeque sandwiches and stew by the bowl, as well as hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries and other foods, while barbeque pork and chicken plates will be available starting at 2 p.m.
A number of arts and crafts vendors will set up shop during the day, and games and rides for the kids will help keep them occupied.
Look for an appearance by the Central Health and Life Flight helicopter during the afternoon.
Live entertainment starts at 1 p.m. with a performance by the Brown Brothers.
Roger and Josh Rice will perform from 2 to 3 p.m., the Lighthouse Quartet from 3 to 4 p.m. and Hi’ Grass from 4 to 5 p.m.
Mike Brooks and the Konnection Band take the stage from 6 to 9 p.m. for the annual street dance to end the day’s festivities.