2019 Chili Cook-Off

October 19th, 2019

Starting Time: Noon

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

Get your tickets by visiting Lynchburg Tickets.

The Event Includes:

Performances by: Rare Form, Pete Turpin, and Mountain Run Band.

Dedication of the Pavilion to Buzzy Coleman. For those of you that don’t know Buzzy passed earlier this year. One of his favorite events at the center was the Chili Cook-Off.

Prizes for People’s Choice, Judges’ Award, and Best Presentation! Prizes to include CASH, 2020 SEASON TICKETS, TROPHIES AND BRAGGING RIGHTS!!!!

Bring a chair, your dancing shoes, and be prepared to sample the areas’ best Chili.   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 office@sedaliacenter.org.

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 office@sedaliacenter.org (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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Bedford Community Health Foundation
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Bank of the James

Al Stroobants Foundation

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation
Blue Ridge Beverage

2019 Country Fair & Gathering

September 7, 2019

Starting Time: 10:00 am (Gates open at 8:00 am)

Admission: $5 per adult. Children 12 and under admitted free.

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show

Entry Fee: $10.00 per class

Awards: Ribbons 1st – 6th

All proceeds benefit Astride with Pride therapeutic riding program (a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization for children and adults with disabilities)

Things You Need to Know

  1. Entry Fee checks should be made to Astride with Pride. A $40.00 service fee will be charged for all returned checks. 
  2. Sedalia Country Fair, Triple F Farm, Astride with Pride, show management, any members, families, organizers, property owners, volunteers and employees assume no responsibility in case of loss, injury or damage to persons, horses or personal property for any cause and admittance and entries are accepted only on this basis. 
  3. VA Dept. of Agriculture requires all equines on the show grounds to have a current (12 months or less) negative coggins.

Country Fair Contests

Ribbons and small cash prizes for first place in major categories will be awarded.

Poultry Show: Categories will be determined by entries. Poultry must be confined with food and water inappropriately sized cages.

Canning: Canned goods will not be opened, but will be juried according to the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture Guidelines. Categories: Fruit Preserves and Jellies; Pickles (sweet or sour); Vegetables; Fruit;
Specialty Pickling (ex: canned meat, watermelon rind, etc).

Baking: Categories will be determined by entries. Baked goods will be tasted. Judges will consider appearance, texture, and taste.

Fresh Eggs: Eggs may be brown, white, or blue/green. They will be judged on cleanliness, uniformity of size, shape, and texture of shell. No internal inspection will be performed.

Fresh Produce: Garden produce of good quality, or unusual size, or type.

Flower Arranging: Cut flower arrangements combine artistic discipline with natural beauty, and enliven the contest room. The Fair encourages home gardeners to participate.

Photography Contest: Categories are Animals, Rural Life, and Signs of the Times. Please let your imagination guide your photographic eye. Photographs should be framed or mounted on stiff backing that will allow them to be displayed. Adult and Youth Divisions (youth 12 years and under).

You can also mail in your application by printing it here and sending it to: The Sedalia Center, 1108 Sedalia School Rd, Big Island, VA 24526

Counter Ridge / Sedalia Primary School Reunion

Before it was the Sedalia center, the counter ridge school and later the Sedalia primary school sheltered and educated many Bedford County residents. Alumni, family, friends, and neighbors are invited to come out, get together, and celebrate this Bedford county institution that has always been a gathering place and center for the area.

The Sedalia center has collected some historical background on Counter Ridge. We invite anyone with artifacts, memorabilia, information, and memories to bring them to the center so they can help reconstruct and reinvigorate the school’s history.

Please contact Doris Mccabe through the office email office@sedealicenter.org or call the office and leave your contact information.

Become a Vendor at The Sedalia Center

We cordially invite you to be part of the Country Fair & Gathering and other events at The Sedalia Center. Your booth will be a welcome addition and we hope you’ll choose to join us. To find out more information or apply, please visit our Vendor Page.

This Year’s Sponsors

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation
Bank of the James

Al Stroobants Foundation

Bedford Community Health Foundation
Virginia Commission for the Arts

Lone Pine Farm