Nokesville Day is Saturday, May 20

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Provided by Nokesville-Bristow Ruritans

We are continuing with the tradition of sponsoring the spring and fall events, and working hard to improve both events to make it enjoyable for everyone involved.

This year, we’re continuing to announce the information for both Nokesville Day and the Fall Festival/Brunswick Stew events, and will allow vendors to sign up for one or both events early enough in the year to make plans for the events.

As you may have remembered, we had to relocate our festivities to the Brentsville District High School (BDHS) and The Nokesville School locations since the closure of Fitzwater Drive was not possible (Aden Road bridge closed for repairs).  We had a LOT of favorable feedback the last couple of years about how we pulled it off, and we are planning to have the event at the same locations this year. We will have country Breakfast at BDHS, Band boosters sponsor, cooking by the Ruritans. Time from 7:00 a. m.  till 10:00 a. m. -ish… pancakes, sausage, eggs, potatoes and grits. All the fixin’s. Vendors from 9:00 a. m.  till 3:00 p. m..

COWPIE BINGO! Returning 2017!  You may buy tickets at Jacob’s Realty Office on Fitzwater Drive. Also available from Blue Dog BBQ at the Manassas Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, and by contacting us by email at or

PARADE: The parade will march from The Nokesville School down the access road to the front of BDHS and go to the end of the bus loop.  We will continue doing the parade staging at the parking lot of The Nokesville School (signs will be posted for parade participants only) and then will be directed to march down the road to the school.   Parade starts at 11:00 a. m. at The Nokesville School.  Please email us at and let us know if you want to participate in the parade.  Last minute participants will be welcomed, and likely added to the end of the parade line-up so be sure to get your application in as soon as possible.

VENDORS: The vendors had continuing great success last year on the parking lot in front of BDHS placing them in the midst of all of the activities, and we will continue with that plan for this year.  We’re going to use TWO parking spaces per vendor.  This way we can use the entire half of the lot to be used solely for vendors.  As of right now, we are planning to accommodate 100 vendors, so we are getting the word out now, so that everyone can sign up and reserve a spot.

The Staff parking lot at BDHS (the football field side) will be used solely for general parking.

The parking lot in front of the school at BDHS will be for the vendors and parking for the vendors.  Handicapped parking is available for those who need to park in that area.

We would love to have 100 vendors at the event.  The charge is ONLY $50 per (non-food) vendor at Nokesville Day.  Food vendors will remain at $150 as we have done so in the past.   Blue Dog BBQ and Dave’s Dogs are our two main food vendors so they will be at the event.  We would like to have a variety of food, so please send an email for consideration to and explain what you’re planning to offer, and we will let you know if you can participate in our event.  We will be selective in who can come out, so if you have something different and would like to be considered, please send us an email.




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