A Full Day Planned for Pearisburg, Virginia | Come to Town

A Full Day Planned for Pearisburg, Virginia | Come to Town


Giles County, VAWe often talk about ways to welcome visitors to our communities. In our county seat of Pearisburg one day will host a variety of events and activities that comes about as close as possible to ringing true for ‘there’s something for everyone.’ On October 14 beginning in the early hours the entire town, from the Pearisburg Community Center through downtown, will transform into a perfect combination of things to do, experiences to have, and people to see.


The final 2017 season installment of the Pearisburg Community Market begins at 9am with their Touch-a-Truck and Children’s Agriculture Day celebration, sponsored by the Giles County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. The field will be transformed into an interactive agricultural learning experience and fun for all ages with giveaways. The Ag Day event brought to you by the Giles County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. In addition to being able to shop famer’s market vendors and enjoy food in the cafeteria provided by the Pearisburg Women’s Club, families can enjoy youth activities and the farm animals from The Farm Experience. At 11am at the Community Center Katherine’s Royalty Pageants presents the 1st Annual Miss & Mr. Scarecrow Festival.

Join them at the Pearisburg Community Market for activities, Fellowship, & fun all summer long!

Downtown between 9am and 5pm the 3rd Annual Scarecrow Festival features live entertainment, a parade, vendors, a car and motorcycle cruise-in, and the very popular Scarecrow Stroll. Enjoy custom scarecrows throughout town designed by local businesses or individuals. There is still time to submit your entry for the competition. A youth parade, sponsored by the Pearisburg Junior Woman’s Club that begins at 11am is planned with plenty of children’s games as well, throughout the day. These festivities coordinated by the Pearisburg Merchants Association encourage residents and guests to patronize local eateries, retail, and service based businesses. GearHead Junction will lead the motorcycle cruise-in beginning at 8:30am with registration at 113 Tazewell St. Pre-registration is available by visiting or calling their shop in Pearisburg. Enjoy the bikes, cars, vendors, entertainment and more on Wenonah Avenue in downtown Pearisburg.

A scarecrow entry from the 2015 event.


As if that isn’t a full, awesome day to experience the beautiful town of Pearisburg, you can enjoy the Downtown Social + Live Music, featuring Ride ‘N Shotgun, a Festival in the Park favorite, in the parking lot of GearHead Junction. The Rotary Club of Giles County will be offering a beer garden for their Pints for Polio fundraising efforts. A full day of fun is an understatement for the October 14th festivities in Pearisburg, Virginia.


Other important details about the upcoming events:

  • If you wish to create a scarecrow for the stroll, find the form ONLINE. The scarecrows will remain in place through November 1. Judging and awards will happen at the Scarecrow Festival
  • If you wish to participate in the Pearisburg Community Market, contact 540-921-0340
  • Vendors are still being accepted for the Scarecrow Festival and that information can be found ONLINE
  • There will be a joint Youth Scavenger Hunt | Kids need a passport and will have them stamped at each location. When the card is filled they will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. Each stop will have a small prize for each kid.
  • If there are additional questions about the following, please contact:
    • Scarecrow Festival- Hope at 540-921-1222
    • Community Center Activities- Lynne at 540-921-0340
    • GearHead + Rotary Activities- Terry at 540-787-5050




Giles County, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia approximately 40 minutes south of Roanoke and just west of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. With easy access to the New River, world class dining and lodging properties, and historical attractions for the entire family, Giles offers adventure in Virginia’s Mountain Playground™. Come find your playground at our Visitors Center located at 203 N Main Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134 or find us online at gilescounty.org or by calling 540-921-2079. For interviews or onsite visits, please contact Cora Gnegy, Tourism Marketing Director. We can arrange and assist with any media needs. For more information about planning your visit to Giles County or about activities and events, please visit www.gilescounty.org or contact us at tourism@gilescounty.org.

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