Artist Call!

The Sedalia Center seeks African American and African Diaspora artists for an upcoming exhibit opening on Juneteenth, 2021 (Saturday, June 19, 2021) and lasting through the summer. This call is open to all visual artists age 18 or older located in Bedford, its surrounding counties including Amherst, Campbell, Pittsylvania, Franklin, Roanoke, Botetourt, and Rockbridge, and the city of Lynchburg. 

There is no entry fee. Please contact the exhibition’s curator Veronica Jackson at veronica@jacksondesigngroup.com, or call the Sedalia Center at (434) 299-5080 for more information. 

The exhibit will feature artists and artisans working in painting, drawing, textiles, photography, sculpture, mixed media (including audio and digital), performance art, interdisciplinary practices, and site specific installations. We look forward to hearing from you. ONWARD!

Sedalia Artist
Artwork by Veronica Jackson, In Memoriam: For Those Who Labored for His Happiness, 2018. Felt, cotton, embroidery thread, 3 in. x various lengths. Image courtesy of the artist.
Christina Davis, Make Waves, 2020.
Artwork by Christina Davis, Make Waves, 2020. Acrylic on metal, 162 x 120 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.
Artwork by Veronica DeLuz, Lovin Life, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 in. Image courtesy of the artist.

2020 Country Fair & Gathering

September 5, 2020

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

Country Fair Contests

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


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.


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Sponsors

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation
Sponsor - Destination Bedford
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Sponsor - Al Stroobants
Sponsor - NEA
Bank of the James

2020 Oktoberfest – Craft Beer & Arts Festival

October 3rd, 2020

Tickets:

Oktoberfest will be Held in Conjuntion with Mission in Motion: Pedal for a Purpose

A bicycle ride for the novice and serious cyclist. 10 – 100 mile paved road options and a gravel route 25, 58 or 80 miles. It will include a scenic tour through Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

All proceeds benefit LIVESTRONG at the YMCA


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Sponsors

Sponsor - Lynchburg Tickets
Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation
Sponsor - Destination Bedford
Bank of the James
Sponsor - NEA
Blue Ridge Beverage
Sponsor - Al Stroobants

2020 BBQ & Blues

BBQ & Blues Event

~Cancelled~

The health and safety of our friends, families, volunteers, fans, artists, vendors, athletes, and our community is our number one priority. The risk of exposure is great when you consider that many come from all over the country to attend this event.
If you purchased advance tickets, please contact the source of those tickets for your refund.

Starting Time: Noon

Admission: $10 per adult, in advance www.lynchburgtickets.com). $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 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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Sponsors

Blue Ridge Beverage
Al Stroobants
Doug Reid Co
Wendy Witt Realty
Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

2020 Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Sedalia Center Celtic Festival

This year’s Celtic Festival & Highland Games has been CANCELED!

The health and safety of our friends, families, volunteers, fans, artists, vendors, athletes, and our community is our number one priority. The risk of exposure is great when you consider that many come from all over the country to attend this event.
If you purchased advance tickets, please contact the source of those tickets for your refund. In the meantime, Celtic Fans, mark your calendar for March 27th, 2021. WE WILL RETURN BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER…STAY TUNED!!


Gates Open at: 11 am

Opening Ceremonies: 12 Noon

Tickets: $10 in Advance (lynchburgtickets.com), $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 – Second Wynde with Blue Ridge Irish Music School Dancers – Kinnfolk – Brian Coughlan – Thistlewood – Riddle on the Harp – Sheep Herding Demonstrations – Caber Toss – and MORE!!


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Sponsors

Al Stroobants
Blue Ridge Beverage
Goose Creek
McCabe-Sponsor

2019 Chili Cook-Off

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:

Rare Form, Pete Turpin, and Mountain Run Band

Chili Cook-Off 2019
Michael Roach of Rare Form, photo by Jean Wibbens
Chili Cook-Off 2019
Pete Turpin, photo by Jean Wibbens
Chili Cook-Off 2019
Mountain Run Band

Event Highlights:

Chili Cook-Off 2019

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 the future Chili Cook-Off would be named in honor of the late Buzzy Coleman; Buzzy Coleman Chili Cook-Off!

And the Winners Were:

Chili Cook-Off 2019
photo by Jean Wibbens

First Place: Beale’s

Chili Cook-Off 2019
photo by Jean Wibbens

Second Place: Red Roof Kune Kunes

Chili Cook-Off 2019
photo by Jean Wibbens

Third Place: Frontier Chili

Chili Cook-Off 2019
photo by Jean Wibbens

Peoples Choice & Best Presentation: Red Roof Kune Kunes

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The Sponsors:

Sponsor - Al Stroobants
Sponsor - Mountain Run Farm
Sponsor - NEA
Sponsor - Lynchburg Tickets
Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation
Sponsor - Coleman-Adams Construction
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Christmas in Sedalia 2019

Saturday, December 14th

10 am till 4 pm

FREE ADMISSION

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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Sponsors

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