About The Sedalia Center
The Sedalia Center is home to some of the most anticipated annual food and music festivals in southwest Virginia, drawing thousands of loyal attendees year-after-year from the local communities of Big Island and Sedalia, as well as from the cities of Lynchburg, Amherst, Roanoke and Bedford. Founded in 1991 by local beloved medical Doctor, Bill McCabe and his artist wife, Annis McCabe, the Sedalia Center has enjoyed its many years operating as a non-profit, with its mission of inspiring all to explore the living arts and the art of living … and along the way discover the creativity and imagination in each of us. We are located in beautiful Bedford County, Virginia; conveniently.situated between Roanoke, Lynchburg, Smith Mountain Lake and Lexington. Sheltered beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains, the campus spreads across 17 acres of sunny green lawns and wildflower meadows.
The Sedalia Center can accommodate a quaint meeting, large gathering, or corporate function. Whether you are planning a wedding beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains, a family reunion, or corporate event, The Sedalia Center has abundant space, large bathrooms, two commercial kitchens, a huge outdoor covered pavilion with a permanent large stage, indoor meeting space and many convenient options to serve your needs.
Our facility also features the beautiful Walk of Poems and Discovery Trail, along with a recreational ball field, riding arena and playground. Additionally, in 2018, thanks to a generous grant from The Al Stroobants Foundation, the center installed a solar array which has helped reduce the overall energy bills and provides the community a sheltering place in times of extended power outages. In 2020, in conjunction with the Bedford Area Master Gardeners, we have created a pollinator habitat and we will
soon hold a design conference to plan a permaculture teaching garden that will be installed on the grounds.
The Art of Living truly comes alive through all of these endeavors.