Richmond Local Customs

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    Lakeside Farmer's Market
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    Capitol Square in Snow
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  • 1. History

    The Stars and bars flag of the Confederacy was similar to the Stars and Stripes flag of the Union. Thus, the commanders had problems to distinguish their troops from those of the enemy. That's why the...

  • 2. Festivals

    The last weekend every October, the Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival (or the Scottish Games, as they are more commonly called) takes place at the State Fairgrounds. Tickets run for $15 in...

  • 3. Natives

    I was always treated very well by natives in Richmond, Virginia and the South. I was surprised by very, very nice welcome wherever and whenever I came. Natives always wanted to speak with me and were...

  • 4. Outlying Areas

    There are a few suburban communities around Richmond which are in reality part of one large area (greater Richmond). But, for some historical reasons, they are unincorporated communities and belong to...

  • 5. Winter Storm Panic

    The Richmond kabuki is an interesting cultural exercise. It begins when Jim Duncan on channel 12 predicts snowfall of more than a dusting in the Richmond area. Folks then converge on Ukrop's like...

  • 6. Carytown Watermelon Festival

    They sure enough picked the right time of year for this festival. During the hottest days of August, nothing is quite like eating an ice cold watermelon. Some folks like the good buys from the vendors...

  • 7. Cheerwine

    Thanks to good ole Nat (B1Bob), I have now officially become addicted to one of the best soda pops in the country, Cheerwine. Cheerwine is a traditional cherry flavored soft drink, whose roots are...

  • 8. Monument Ave. Easter Parade

    This is a local custom in Richmond every year around easter. The city blocks off about 8 blocks on the heart of monument avenue. This year I got a chance to go to the parade with Nat, which was a very...

  • 9. Cuisine de Richmond

    Crust: Nonstick vegetable coating 40 Oreo cookies finely ground 6 tablespoons butter, melted Filling: 3 ounces coffee liqueur 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup butter 32 Oreo cookies ground 1 pound milk...

  • 10. Virginia Outdoor Sportsman's Show

    The Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show takes place every year at the Showplace (the former Zayre) department store in eastern Richmond, Virginia. This show not only features guns and hunting equipment,...

  • 11. Lakeside Farmer's Market

    From May through to November, the only real farmer's market in suburban Henrico County takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays takes place north of town in the Lakeside district. There is space for up...

  • 12. State Fair of Virginia

    Is it just me, or did anyone else notice the horrendous job those responsible for getting state fair goers in and out of the new location did? Did they not plan for the thousands that might show up?...

  • 13. Places of Worship

    As odd as it may sound, Richmond has a more international flavour than its stereotype might suggest. There are restaurants of just about every major nationality including a Filipino, a Brazilian, and...

  • 14. Limeade

    When it's warm outside and your throat is parched, order up a limeade. Sweet tea is the soft drink of the south, and you can get that here in Richmond. But something slightly more Richmond is limeade...

  • 15. Foliage

    The weather was godawful for the two days that I spent in the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, the dogwood, magnolia and cherry trees provided some much needed contrast to the dark and gloomy skies....

  • 16. Architectural Features

    Most houses along Monument Avenue have elevated (at least 1-2 ft; 0.5 m) ground floors like this one on my picture. Is it because of high risk of floods? Well, James river flows a little bit to south....

  • 17. Christmas in Richmond

    Richmond's skyline lights are turned on in the Grand Illumination which typically takes place the first Friday evening in December, then the reindeer and other decorations will be lit up around the...

  • 18. Health food in Carytown

    When you think of cities where health food is popular, the first places which might come to mind are San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and maybe even Denver, but not Richmond, Virginia with its fine...

  • 19. Political Stickers

    Virginia is definitely one of the most involved states in the US when it comes to politics. One thing that did intrigue me about Richmond in particular, was that there seemed to be expressions of...

  • 20. Richmond Free Press

    One of the best values in Richmond is obviously the Richmond Free Press. At the price of zero, zilch, nada, not one red cent, you can get all the news and information in and around the Richmond area....

  • 21. "Qué Pasa" Festival

    The "Qué Pasa" festival celebrates Latin-American heritage and is put on every year at the Virginia Science museum. This festival gives a chance for...

  • 22. Immigration and the South

    In Richmond area I saw various, often unknown for me flags put by homes of the natives. These flags showed usually the roots or maybe just sympathy of the...

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