Published on Monday, July 09 2012 15:31
Written by NRVNews
Come to the Cambria Depot Day Festival on July 14th - 10 AM - 4 PM. The Christiansburg Community Band will be performing. Folks from the Christiansburg Alumni Reunion will be there so stop and get latest news on the reunion in August. Lucie Monroe's, Buffalo-and-More and Due South will have food and beverage carts. There will be kids activities, demonstrations, music, historic display, storytelling and much more.
This festival is sponsored by Cambria's "SATURADAY MERCHANTS" and put together by volunteers from the Cambria community.
History of Depot Day.
Depot Day started in the 1980s by Jim and Helen Dorsett, with help from friends and neighbors, as a way to draw attention to the revitalization efforts in Cambria and to celebrate the community and its railroad history. Because the initial revitalization centered on the Cambria Depot, the festival was called Depot Day. While the purpose and the breadth of the festival expanded, the name stuck. Depot Day was held, annually, between 1985 and 1988. In 2011, the Christiansburg Civic League resurrected the community celebration and coupled it with Nation Train Day. This year, the celebration of Cambria is being sponsored by the "Saturday" merchants in Cambria and has moved to July so that it doesn't coincide with graduation exercises.
The Depot Day Celebration
As with the original festival, the focus is on community. There is no entrance fee or gate fee. The festival is free to the public. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying an afternoon.
The local shops will be open for business. If past experience is any indication, there will be plenty of opportunities to pick up baked goods from one of the local churches, enjoy lunch from one of the local restaurants (either up the street or from their catering carts), check out works from local artist, learn something about local history and the Cambria community, visit with old friends and meet new friends, and enjoy entertaining exhibits and performers. http://www.historiccambria.com/