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8:00 PM 

The Judy Chops



Baja Bean Co, W. Beverley Street

$5 Cover Charge

Baja Pride T-Shirts For Sale

(Benefiting the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center)

Redbeard Brewing

120 S. Lewis Street

Live music by Appropriately Offensive from 9 pm - 11pm!

They will be donating their tips to the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center!


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Festival Performers and Artists
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9:00 AM Intersection of Beverley and New Streets

Original chalk drawing by Robert Mott

10:00 AM S. New Street in front of Cranberry’s

Fire in the Belly belly dancers 

11:00 AM - Main Stage

The Crowles 

12:00 PM - Main Stage

Welcome from Staunton Mayor Carolyn Dull

Performances by:

Jaxon Cox

Jak Daniels

Karma DVille and Diamond DVille

Jay Love

Zora Monnaè

Original dance performance by:

Cece Bernard and Erin Trost

1:00 PM - Main Stage

Sarah Lynna

2:00 PM - Main Stage

The Johnny Clark Set

3:00 PM - Main Stage


4:00 PM - Main Stage

Drägön Wägön

5:00 PM - Main Stage

The Sugar Jackets


6:00 PM - Main Stage

Catey Shaw

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Vendors and Restaurant Booths

Airyfaery Creations

Baja Bean

BB&T Bank

Cana Barn

Cara Walton Photography and Crafts

Chibi Dragon

Converge Local

F&M Bank (providing an ATM in the beer garden)

Frisky Feet Compression


Hecht Insurance Advisors

Heneberry Chiropractic

LipSense - Kristine Lyman

Q Virginia Magazine

Shenandoah Pizza

Wall Residences

Whole Woman's Health


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Boy Scouts of America, Stonewall Jackson Area Council

Camp Quest

Citizens' Voter Registration Drive

Cville Pride

Episcopal Churches - Trinity Staunton, Emmanuel Staunton, St. John's Waynesboro, and Stuart Hall School

Equality Virginia

First Presbyterian Church

LGBT Democrats of Virginia

New Directions Center

Raw Learning 

SAW Joint Democratic Committees

Side by Side VA

SOULS (Mary Baldwin University GSA)

Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA

Strength in Peers (in cooperation with the Staunton-Augusta and Waynesboro-Augusta Health Dept.)

Transfiguring Adoption

Valley Libraries Connection Consortium

Virginia Organizing

Wayne Theater

Young Democrats of Staunton Augusta Waynesboro

Beer Garden
Open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Serving up pints of:
Bold Rock Cider
Shock Top
Brothers Hoptimization
Brothers Festbier
Blue Mountain Full Nelson
Starr Hill Front Row
Bud Light
Food Trucks

Big Red Barbecue

Chubbee Monkee

Creative Concessions

Pachamama Peru

Paella Perfecta

Kids' Area

Raw Learning is hosting a kids' area on Beverley Street from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. They will offer arts & crafts, face painting, and even a makeup artist. Be sure to stop by with your little (or not so little) ones! 

Festival Warm Room

Hosted by The ARROW Project, the Warm Room will be an identified as a safe space, located at the LGBT Tech offices in the Staunton Innovation Hub at 32 N. Augusta Street, for all festival attendees throughout the day.  In this space individuals are invited to come in for a rest from the excitement and experience positive, healing, and supportive energy. Individuals will also have the opportunity to sit and talk with a mental health professional as needed. While direct counseling services will not be provided this day, Warm Room volunteers will  be able to provide referral information for LGBT affirming outpatient providers in our community. 

The Warm Room will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Drag Show

Downtown 27 at the Clocktower, 27 W. Beverley Street

Other Local Saturday Happenings

Reading Event

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Saturday, October 6

2 - 3 PM

Poets and best friends Gregory Kimbrell and Emilia Phillips read from their wildly different approaches to LGBTQIA+ literature at Black Swan Books and Music. A signing will follow.

1 E. Beverley Street

Redbeard Brewing


Saturday, October 6

Beginning at 3 PM

The Missing Link will be having a pop up set up out in Redbeard Brewing's beer garden starting at 3 pm. Brats, kielbasa, and Polish sausage smoked on site! The Polish sausage will be getting released at 6 pm. The Missing Link will be donating 10% of the sales to Shenandoah LQBTQ Center!

At 9 PM the Whiskey Jackets will perform and will donate their tips to the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center!

Redbeard Brewing will also donate 10% of the day's sales to the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center!

120 S. Lewis Street

Pride Eucharist

Saturday, October 6

7 PM

Join us for a special Pride Eucharist worship service, hosted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church in collaboration with clergy from Grace Episcopal Church, Massie's Mill, Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton, and Stuart Hall School. All are welcomed to this affirming and celebratory service, with preaching by the Reverend Marion Kanour.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 300 W. Frederick Street


Karaoke with Pride

Sunday, October 7

7 PM

Redbeard Brewing, 120 S. Lewis Street

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