Centreville Day is Saturday, Oct. 16

Centreville Day is Saturday, Oct. 16

The Friends of Historic Centreville invite the community to the 29th annual Centreville Day on Saturday, Oct. 16. It runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Historic Centreville Park, 5714 Mount Gilead Road (off Braddock Road, across Route 29 from the IHOP). 

Opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m., when Supervisor Kathy Smith (D-Sully) will present Centreville Day’s Citizens of the Year Awards. Next will come the parade at 11 a.m., followed by the Cavalcade of Pets at 2 p.m. And attendees may dance and sing along with performers who’ll entertain on the main stage throughout the day.

The free festival also includes a marketplace where children may wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat while their parents shop. The children’s area will feature a climbing wall and double slides, and in the expanded Safety Expo will be first responders with their police and fire vehicles and equipment. And the history train within the park will visit historic Mount Gilead, the Old Stone Church and St. John’s Church. 

Some changes for this year: Masks are encouraged; free, remote parking and shuttle service (provided by Neighborhood and Community Services) will be at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 5805 Trinity Parkway; and the food court and children’s rides have been relocated. Vendor spaces are still available. For more event information and vendor forms, go to www.CentrevilleDay.org

--Bonnie Hobbs