Glen Allen Local Customs

  • Lebanese Festival
    Lebanese Festival
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  • Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
    Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
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    Old fashioned Fourth of July

    by b1bob Updated Jul 10, 2006

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    Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
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    My friend Drew and I enjoyed a wide range of festive entertainment and activities at the 2006 event which include musical entertainment, patriotic arts and crafts, a petting zoo for children, contests and games for all ages, the new Little Patriot's Play Pavilion, and much more! This event featured tethered hot air balloon rides, a watermelon feast, Uncle Sam on stilts, a patriotic performance featuring a historic colour guard, drum and fife music, and a period musket salute by Living History Associates, Ltd.

    Live entertainment included Code Blue Bluegrass Band, playing everything from the standard traditional bluegrass music and four-part gospel music, to performing their own music. They let you bring your dog to this event as long as it was on a leash.

    There was the standard fun fair cuisine, but there was a tent of Asian food. I had me some chicken satay without the spicy sauce and some dumplings. Drew slathered his chicken with the spicy red sauce as he is rather keen on spicy food.

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    Lebanese Food Festival

    by b1bob Updated Jul 4, 2006

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    Lebanese Festival

    The weekend after every Mother's Day (mid-May in the USA and most countries, but some countries celebrate it other points of the year) the Maronite Catholic Church has hosted the Lebanese Food Festival since 1985. On the Friday and Saturday, it is on from 10am-10pm; on the Sunday, they have it from 10am-8pm. They offer shish kebab over rice, tabouli, stuffed cabbage rolls, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, cucumber salad and yogurt among other entrees not to mention all manner of Lebanese desserts to be washed down by Lebanese beer or soft drinks. The food is sold under a tent where people pay at each kiosk. For example, I bought tabouli at one tent and shish kebab at another. For your dancing and dining pleasure, they show traditional Lebanese dances to toe-tapping Arabic tunes in a gazebo.

    DIRECTIONS from I-295: Take the NUCKOLS RD SOUTH exit- EXIT 51B. 0.3 mi (0.5 km.) Merge onto NUCKOLS RD. 0.4 mi (0.6 km.). Turn RIGHT onto SADLER RD. 0.7 mi (1.1 km).

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