The Sedalia Center

For the Art of Living and the Living Arts

For the Art of Living and The Living Arts

Founded in 1991 by artist Annis McCabe and her husband, local beloved medical doctor Bill McCabe, The Sedalia Center has enjoyed its years operating as a non-profit, with its mission of inspiring all to explore the art of living and the living arts… and along the way discover the creativity and imagination in each of us.

Celebrating Over 30 Years Of Life & Culture in Bedford, VA

Our Events

9+ events each year

2022 BBQ & Blues
Terrapin Mtn

Come join us

Live Music
Artisan Vendors
Fun for the Whole Family


Organized events a year


Visitors Of Our Festivals

Our Events

The Sedalia Center is home to some of the most anticipated annual food and music festivals in southwest Virginia, drawing 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.

  • Celtic Festival & Highland Games
  • Terrapin Mountain Earth Festival
  • Juneteenth
  • Doc McCabe Bluegrass Festival
  • SedaliaFEST
  • Country Gathering
  • Buzzy Coleman Chili Cook-Off
  • Christmas in Sedalia

Rich History

The Counter Ridge History Project is being undertaken to reclaim the story of the Counter Ridge School and to establish its place in local history.  Bedford County hired the preeminent architect of the area, Stanhope Johnson, to design it, and built it to meet standards of quality for public schools at the time. After it closed, it eventually became the Sedalia Center, established “for the Art of Living and the Living Arts.”

What They Say About Us

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It was a great time! We plan to come again.

Scott Walker

Bedford, VA

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Thank you so much for the just right sized festival. It was big enough to keep everyone’s interest and small enough to enjoy almost everything before the wee one got too tired. I think this was my grandson’s first Celtic Fest and he LOVED it. Thanks again

Mary Boyles

Richmond, VA

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1108 Sedalia School Road

Big Island, VA 24526

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