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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




For Immediate Release - March 16, 2010

Chowdown Powhatan

LaTika Lee, (804) 640-7378
Kevin Myers, (804) 598-1304


“2011 Chow Down” Food Festival Powhatan on April 9

Powhatan County Fairgrounds Hosts
2nd annual Event Celebrating Local Food

Powhatan, VA –The second annual Chow Down in Powhatan Food Festival, Saturday, April 9, 2011 continues
to entertain visitors. The Chow Down in Powhatan will be on Saturday, April 9th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the
Powhatan County Fairgrounds, located at 4042 Anderson Highway. General admission is free and so is
parking. The festival will also serve as the kick-off event for Restaurant Week beginning April 10-16. During
this week, local restaurant will offer discounts and specials to customers.

This year’s festival will mark a special day of Food and music to battle against hunger through our “Hungry
to Help” food bank drive for the Central VA Food Bank. The event will offer something for the entire family,
including a kid’s zone with inflatables, face painting, over 10 bands performing on 2 stages and a tailgating
area so the guys can relax and enjoy the car, truck and motorcycles show.

“It's a perfect way to blend a good cause with a good time,” says Festival Director, Runda Harris. “We know
what a great service the Central Virginia Food Bank provides for our community, but we really want to help
increase awareness of what they do and give the community a chance to get involved.” In 2010 the Chow
Down festival goers provided over 2,000 meals to hungry families. The 2011 goal is to provide 5,000 meals to

The outdoor festival will serve up a variety of cuisine from to 20 culinary establishments and numerous
crafters, artisans and exhibitors, transforming the fairgrounds into bustling marketplace where vendors will
be displaying a wide assortment of jewelry, clothing, kitchen, food & wine accessories, and home décor. The
event will highlight a variety of the region’s diverse restaurants, caterers, and street vendors, with diverse
offerings such as BBQ, gourmet, soul food, seafood, and vegetarian.

Event attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a food drive campaign to help alleviate hunger.
Festival goers who bring non-perishable items for the “Hungry to Help” campaign will be entered in a raffle
for a chance to win a prize. The food donation will benefit the Central VA Food Bank and local pantry.
“If you’re looking for something to do to enjoy the spring season, then you’re invited to be a part of this
festival. There is something for everyone” says Harris. “Bring your family and a lawn blanket to enjoy the
good music and food. It’s all for a good cause …helping the hungry.”

For more information about the Chow Down in Powhatan Food Festival and vendor spaces, please contact
Kevin Myers, Director of Parks and Recreation at (804) 598-1304, via email at kmyers[at] or
visit the website at

2011 “Chow Down” in Powhatan Food Festival


WHO: Powhatan County Fair Association in partnership with Powhatan County Parks & Recreation

WHAT: Chow Down in Powhatan Food Festival

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

WHERE: Powhatan County Fairgrounds
4042 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, VA 23139

CONTACT: Kevin Myers, Parks and Recreation Director, (804) 598-1304
LaTika Lee, (804) 640-7378

COST: FREE admission and FREE parking

WHY: The “Chow Down” A special day of Food and music to battle against hunger through our
“Hungry to Help” food bank drive for the Central VA Food Bank. It serves as the kick off event for
Restaurant Week (April 10-16) in Powhatan. Is a full day of food and fun and shopping for unique
gifts. It is designed to showcase a diverse array of culinary delights and bring awareness to the
battle against hunger through the "Hungry to Help" food donation drive for the Central Virginia Food
Bank. The festivities will include live music, children's activities, a car & bike show, demos &
workshops, art displays and more!


About the PCFA

The Powhatan County Fair Association (PCFA), a non-profit 501(c)3, volunteer-run organization
seeks to be a community gathering place in Powhatan by providing a safe and secure year-round,
multi-purpose venue for all residents. The organization is dedicated to producing events including
the annual Powhatan County Fair, Harvest Fest Trunk or Treat, traveling circus and a host of other
events that showcase and celebrate the wide variety of cultural, educational, recreational activities
which are available in our community.


March 2011

News Release

Chowdown Powhatan - Saturday April 9, 2011 - 11 AM to 9 PM

Live Music on Two Stages - Car Show - Motorcycle Show
Kid Activities - Face Painting - Inflatable Fun Stations

Sponsored by EZ 100.5 Radio and the Powhatan Parks and Recreation

Chowdown Poster

Archived information: 2010 Powhatan Chowdown event information


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.