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Powhatan Fair Association is a not-for-profit (501c3) organization.

Powhatan’s Premiere Food Festival

“Chow Down”

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 11 AM - 9 PM


Live Music ◊ Children’s Activities ◊ Car Show ◊ Motorcycle Show
Presented by Powhatan County Fair Association and Powhatan County Parks & Recreation

Lodging - Where to Stay

If you're looking for somewhere special to stay, Powhatan has it all. All of our bed and breakfast owners are waiting to greet you with southern hospitality. For outdoor lovers, Cozy Acres Campground is just the place… enjoy the relaxing atmosphere with camping and fishing.

Discover Powhatan

Discover Powhatan / Where to Stay Information

The Inn at Three Bridge

A bed and breakfast conveniently located in the heart of Powhatan, the Inn offers year-round accommodations with a swimming pool, hot tub, and on-site spa amenities. From the romantic getaway to a family gathering, The Inn at Three Bridge caters to specific requests for all occasions.

Erin Hill

Now a bed and breakfast inn, Erin Hill was established in 1770. With its elegant and antique furnishings, you will be transported back in time. Located in the historic Courthouse Village, Erin Hill offers a peaceful setting to get away from it all.

Mill Quarter

We welcome you to enjoy the tranquility and the romantic setting of the guest cottage at Mill Quarter Plantation. The guest cottage dates back to the early 1800's and consists of one bedroom, a full bath, modern kitchen, and a living room.

The Guest Cottage offers a fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast items, coffee, tea and other beverages will be stocked as you request. We also have an outdoor pool.

McSweeney Farm B & B

Situated on 21 acres on the historic James River, McSweeney Farm B&B is a colonial style three-story home with a unique English basement that becomes your breakfast area. You may choose to have your breakfast in the sunroom, the garden room, or, weather permitting, outside on the deck which wraps around the house and faces the James River. A short distance to the lowgrounds at river's edge would be a great morning hike.

The Cause:

Did you know that donations to the Chow Down in Powhatan Festival benefit the food bank and goes toward enhancing public spaces?

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Opportunities are available for the 2010 Festival. Introduce your products and services to thousands of interested attendees.

Email us for information, giving your company name, product, and website.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be involved in the exciting process of planning, publicizing, or helping on the day of the Festival, please Contact us! Many volunteers are needed for a wide variety of tasks.


Contact us for high resolution photos and interviews.


Read our schedule of bands and other activities.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

See the Who's Who of food suppliers See our Sponsor and Exhibitor list.


How do you find the Chow Down Food Festival? It's easy! Read our Directions and Lodging page.

Powhatan County Fairgrounds, 4042 Anderson Highway, Powhatan VA 23139
Design and Hosting by
Erik Weems.