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Field Day of the Past moves to Amelia County

The popular Field Day of the Past program is moving from Goochland to Redfield Farm in Amelia County.

The 29th annual event will be held Sept. 17-19. The move comes following a search which lasted more than a year to find a new site for the show. In 2019, Rockville-Centerville Steam & Gas Historical Association, host of the annual Field Day of the Past, lost its lease on the property where the event took place for almost three decades, a release stated.

The loss left organizers scrambling to find a new home for its myriad collections of artifacts, antique buildings and equipment, and varied attractions. Last year, COVID-19 all but halted the search, which resumed early this year. The Amelia site was located in the spring and negotiations have been ongoing since that time, with an agreement reached only recently.

Field Day of the Past grew from a one-day community event in 1992 to a three-day extravaganza which drew more than 40,000 people in its last years in Goochlan...

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