Education & Engagement

ChesterFest 2016

15th Annual ChesterFest
Saturday, Sept. 17 | 10am
Chester Village Green
11800 Centre Street, Chester, VA


The Richmond Symphony’s Big Tent is moving to Chester Village Green for the 15th Annual ChesterFest! This FREE event is the largest one day festival in Chesterfield, drawing thousands of patrons each year. Festivities begin at 10am and will feature the Richmond Symphony, arts and craft vendors, food, contests, additional live music, family activities and more!

In addition to ChesterFest’s 15th anniversary year, this year’s festival also celebrates the official groundbreaking for the future Chesterfield Center for the Arts.  All net proceeds from this event will support the Center. Check out the official ChesterFest website.

Read the full press release.

Support this event by making a donation!


Cary Street Ramblers

Dog Show

Southland Band

Pie Eating Contest

Johnnie & Ronnie Band


Gypsy Roots

Richmond Symphony Performance (under the Symphony’s Big Tent)
See the full Richmond Symphony performance program here.

Rain Date: Sunday, September 18 at 5pm

Organizations, merchants, and vendors who wish to participate in ChesterFest should go to to complete an interest form.


An event favorite, the Kids Zone offers education games as well as fun competitions and inflatable moon bounces and slides. Other kid friendly activities include:

Petting Zoo
Face Painting
Art Station
Carnival Games
and so much more!


Jems Catering
Naders Bistro
Simple Street
Thai Top Ten
Hau Lani Shaved Ice Cream
Bruster’s Ice Cream
Macbrand Foods


Round Up Bags
A Thing For Towels
Elegant Jewelry Pouches By Susie
Tee’s Garden Stones, Llc
Als Woodshop
Kwm Fine Art And Pottery
Do The Jerk-Ey!
Crafty Sweets
Soy Candles And Things
My Therapy, Too
Handmade By Tera
Tastefully Simple
What Dolls Dream Of
Designs By Deja Vaughan
Bow Fairy
Haleys Honey
Quilts By Agnes
Hang With Jackies Door Décor
Furniture Flippers
J & M Design
Nancy Fitts
Focusing On U Photography
Southern Spun
Like Mother Like Daughter
Becky’s Blooms And Baskets
Bella’s Sterling Silver Jewelry
Lisa’s Cornhole Bags
Sew Much Fun
Annie Stephens
Absolutely Adorned
Handmade By Kate
Riner Guitars
Tonya Baker
Redwing Antiques And Gourds
Kreations By Kam


First Choice Realty
Centralia Animal Hospital
Eshield / Bath Planet
Solar Tyme By Aapco
Drs Davis & Nyczepir
Striking Silver Jewelry Parties
Thirty-One Gifts
Younique Independent Presenter
Lula Roe
Mid-Atlantic Bath Solutions
Dongs Karate Of Chesterfield
Sports Clips
Dominion Chiropractic Clinic
Omega Learning Center
Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union
Lula Roe
Thirty-One Gifts
Ingram & Associates Real Estate
Chester Family Chiropractic Center
Virginia Wood Processing
Old Dominion Animal Clinic
Nationwide Insurance – Mequell Green


Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
Chester Lions Club
Cornerstone Assembly Of God
Chester Family Ymca
Cub Scout Pack #2886
Michelle’s Xplosive Boosters
Elliott Grays Chapter #1877 – Udc
Kiwanis Club Of Chester
Housing Opportunities Made Equal
American Goldstar Mothers
Friends Of The Chester Library
Chester Recreation Association


Ingram For Delegate
Chesterfield County Republican Committee


The Big Tent at ChesterFest is sponsored by:




Village Bank
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Carter Myers Auto Group
Dixon Hughes Goodman
Midlothian Rotary
Networking Technologies + Support

ChesterFest is sponsored by:
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation
Village News
Argent Credit Union
Christian Life
Edward Jones
Heritage Chevrolet
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Virginia
Shamin Hotels
Virginia Family Dentistry
Virginia Waste Services
C&J Auto & Truck Service Centers
Chester Pediatrics
First Community Bank
VCU Health
Chester Christian Church
J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Homes
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
Express Auto Center, Inc.