33RD ANNUAL MAGNIFICENT MIDLOTHIAN FOOD FESTIVAL (CANCELED)
The Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival has been canceled for 2021. This decision was not made lightly and as a community-oriented event with a focus on family and children, the rising COVID case counts played a large factor in this decision. All online ticket purchases will be refunded within 10 business days. If you do not receive a refund for you online ticket purchase within the allotted time-frame, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We and our partners at Bon Secours Richmond Health System encourage you to get vaccinated, wear your masks (COVID is predominantly spread via aerosol or breathing the droplets from someone infected with COVID), and practice social distancing. We cannot thank you enough for your support and we look forward to seeing you on October 8, 2022.
MMFF at Westchester Commons is the host location for Central Virginia's biggest block party. This All-The-Fun-You-Can-Handle fundraiser for some of the area's best charities, is put proudly presented by three Rotary Clubs- Midlothian, Brandermill, River City.
Unfortunately we were unable to have this event last Fall due to the COVID-19 issues. We are currently underway with our plans for this year. The 32nd Annual Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 outside at “Westchester Commons”. 4500-5000 people gather each year for a day of mouth-watering food and live entertainment including performances by South of the James and The Party Fins.
Enjoy small plates from more than 20 area restaurants, wine, beer (including Craft Beer), mixed drinks, complimentary soft drinks/water, and more. Well over $1.7 Million has been raised since its inception. This event draws strong support from local businesses.
We will also have a large TV tent venue so you can catch up on the Saturday football games.
The festival hours are noon – 7:00 P.M. Tickets may be obtained from members of the 4 sponsoring Rotary Clubs online, or at the gate ($10.00 more than advance tickets). Refillable souvenir glasses are available for an additional $10.00 at the gate.
Through the joint efforts of these four clubs, people in the community from all walks of life become aware of the charitable efforts of Rotary. Each club brings to the event various groups of people that are willing to sponsor the event. Once a person attends, they always seem to come back. This affair successfully publicizes the work of Rotary in the Community and is designed to attract people who would make good Rotary members.
In 1988, four Rotarians went to a seafood festival in Gloucester, VA. On the way back, they thought, why can’t we do this in Midlothian? Thus the idea for the Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival was born. The 1st event was held at Moorefield Office Park in Chesterfield County and remained there until 1999 when it was moved to The Boulders. It has since been moved to Westchester Commons. Despite being an outdoor event, no Food Festival has ever had to be canceled on account of weather.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians who are members of more than 30,000 Rotary clubs in 162 countries.