Thank You for Entering Your Team in our BBQ & Blues Festival

We look forward to tasting your amazing BBQ!!

Please remember to submit your Temporary Food Establishment Application/Permit 2 weeks prior to the event. You will need to display this Application/Permit on the day of the event. If you have any questions about the Application/Permit please contact the Bedford Health Department at 540-586-7952 ext. 126 Teams DO NOT have to pay the application fee.

Important Information About the Event:

Your Health Department Temporary Event Permit MUST be sent to the Health Department 2 WEEKS Prior to the Event.

If you have any questions about the event please contact the office at 434-299-5080 or email

2020 BBQ & Blues

BBQ & Blues Event

April 25th, 2020

Starting Time: Noon

Admission: $10 per adult, in advance $15 per adult, at the gate. Children 12 and under admitted free.

Event Includes

Performances by: TBA

Prizes for People’s Choice, Judges’ Award, and Best Presentation! Prizes to include TBA.

Bring a chair, your dancing shoes, and be prepared to sample the areas’ best BBQ!!   NO Pets. NO Coolers.  Local food and cold brew are always available for purchase.

Enter Your Team

Before Entering Your Team in the competition be sure to read the Rules/Information, Health Department Guidelines, and the Health Department Temporary Event Permit Application. If you have any questions please call the office at 434-299-5080 or email

Your Health Department Temporary Event Permit MUST be sent to the Health Department 2 WEEKS Prior to the Event.

Including contact person, maximum of 4 members, NO exceptions. ***Additional members will have to purchase individual tickets**
You will need to print the Health Dept. Temporary Event Permit Application and mail/ email it to (2 weeks prior to the event). Please bring a hard copy of this permit application the day of the event.
By signing, I agree to abide by ALL the rules and regulations.

If you would like to submit a paper entry form you can do so by clicking HERE.

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Blue Ridge Beverage
Al Stroobants

2020 Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Sedalia Center Celtic Festival

Saturday, March 28th

Gates Open at: 11 am

Opening Ceremonies: 12 Noon

Tickets: $10 in Advance (, $15 at the gate. Children 12 and younger FREE!

2020 Celtic Festival & Highland Games

This Event Includes:

Music & Dance Demonstrations – Pipes & Drums by VMI, Virginia Highlands, Albermarle, St. Andrew’s Legion – Authentic Celtic Fare – Scottish Clans – Living History Displays – Whisky Seminar & Tasting – Vikings of the Valley – Tom Raisbeck Athlete of the Day Award – Headliner Second Wynde with Blue Ridge Irish Music School Dancers – Kinnfolk – Brian Coughlan – Jim Robertson – Jessie Shaw – Riddle on the Harp – Sheep Herding Demonstrations – Caber Toss – and MORE!!

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Al Stroobants
Blue Ridge Beverage
Goose Creek

Adopt a Shingle

For every $25 that you donate we will add a “shingle” to our ?? that will be displayed in the Cafeteria.

Adopt a Shingle

$ 25.00
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Donation Total: $25.00

Adopt a Shingle Thank You

Birthday Fundraiser via Facebook

Do you have a birthday coming up? Do you want to celebrate by supporting a good cause?

Set up a Birthday Fundraiser via Facebook!!!

To create a birthday fundraiser, follow the steps on FB’s Fundraisers page. Keep in mind that you’ll be asked to provide the following information when creating a birthday fundraiser:

  • The nonprofit you want to raise money for. Search The Sedalia Center Inc
  • The amount of money you want to raise.
  • The date you want your fundraiser to end.
  • A title and description for your fundraiser.

Note: This feature is only available in some areas. Only nonprofits that have been approved for fundraisers on Facebook can be selected to receive donations for these fundraisers.

**These directions were taken from Facebook on January 7th, 2019.

‘Tis the Season of Giving -2019

As we enter a season of gratitude and thanksgiving, The Sedalia Center is fortunate to count its many blessings.  We are deeply grateful for your continued support which has enabled us to provide cultural heritage festivals, art classes, a pollinator habitat, elementary school field trips, and much-needed infrastructure improvements.   

Projects literally sprouted from the ground this year at Sedalia!  The Pollinator Garden is open to the public to work and learn in.  A small teaching garden primarily focused on introducing children to working with the natural processes is planned for next year.  Education remains a vital foundation of the center’s mission, and these projects will need volunteer labor plus financial support in order to flourish.

Pollinator Garden

2020 Vision for Sedalia: Bring the Future into Focus

The Sedalia Center

As the gardens grow, and the children learn, the center will take on two major art and cultural projects. These projects will begin with historical research of the Sedalia area.  One branch of that research will grow into the Mural Project.  This mural will wrap around the walls of the cafeteria, depicting geology, flora and fauna, and inhabitants of the area and major historical events, including the Counter Ridge School and The Sedalia Center.  The second project, The Counter Ridge History Project, will establish a classroom as a repository of the history of regional African-American education.  We hope the history room will attract artifacts, records, pictures, and other memorabilia scattered throughout the community.  Special events showcasing local African-American artists will take place at the center during Black History Month (February 2020). 

Hovering above everything the center does, is the 1959 flat roof which must be replaced in the next five years.  We have a fundraising plan in place, led by the board of directors, which we will ask you to support as the new season develops. More information will be available in March.

In this season of giving, we give thanks for your continued support.  Your tax-deductible donation helps guarantee a bright future for this community landmark.  Please support The Sedalia Center as it strives to support you!

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With Gratitude,

Doris McCabe Board Chair

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2019 Chili Cook-Off Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Chili Cook-Off we had amazing weather and fun was had by all. The crowd was amazing, the vendors were happy, the music was great, the chili teams had a good time, and there were quite a few campers, too.  Our playground was full of happy children as well.

This year we had 11 teams compete. Prizes ranged from CASH, 2020 SEASON TICKETS, TROPHIES AND BRAGGING RIGHTS!!!!

Entertainment was provided by:

Rare Form, Pete Turpin, and Mountain Run Band

Pete Turpin
Michael Roach of Rare Form
Pavilion Dedication
Doris McCabe unveils the plaque dedicating the pavilion in memory of Buzzy Coleman as the family looks on.

At this year’s event, we announced that future Chili Cook-Off would be named in honor of the late Buzzy Coleman; Buzzy Coleman Chili Cook-Off!

The Winners Were:


First Place: Beale’s

Red Roof Kune Kunes

Second Place: Red Roof Kune Kunes

Fronteir Chili

Third Place: Frontier Chili

Red Roof Kune Kunes

Peoples Choice & Best Presentation: Red Roof Kune Kunes


Al Stroobants
Bedford Community Health Foundation
Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

Christmas in Sedalia 2019

Saturday, December 14th

10 am till 4 pm


Event Includes:

Unique gifts for everyone on your list. – Selfies with SANTA! – Music by Riddle on the Harp – Kids Crafts with the Claytor Nature Study Center – Christmas Caroling.

We are always looking for vendors. Please click the link below.

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Bank of the James
Al Stroobants
Bedford Community Health Foundation
Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation