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A Richmond Tradition: Field Day of the Past

A Richmond area tradition since 1992, Field Day of the Past is a three day event that takes place just outside of Short Pump in Goochland, VA every year during the third weekend in September.

download-1Sponsored by the Rockville-Centerville Steam and Gas Historical Association, it began as a simple steam and gas engine show and has grown through the years to a full blown old time county fair. Many Richmonders look forward to this event each year because it takes them back to simpler times. As a city rich in history, we cherish our roots and soak up any opportunity to learn more about them and be part of the experience. Field Day allows us to do just that. It offers historic displays, beautifully preserved buildings, demonstrations and re-enactments, and the tractor pull is always a favorite. In addition, you can also find carnival rides for the kids, delicious food, arts and crafts vendors, a flea market, heritage crafting, animal exhibits, and much more. It’s no wonder some 40,000 people make it out each year to be part of the festivities.


Field Day of the Past is a not-for-profit organization and contributes to many local charities, organizations, and non-profits, including the Massey Cancer Center, Boy Scouts of America, American Heart Association, several hospices, the Goochland Christmas Mother, area rescue squads and fire departments, Habitat for Humanity, area churches, Goochland Fellowship and Family Services and many others. What a wonderful event to be a part of and support!

This year’s event takes place this coming weekend, September 21-23. Gates open at 8 am. Ticket prices for Friday and Sunday are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free admission for ages 12 and under. The Saturday price only changes for adults, which is $15. Discounts are given for multi-day passes. Tickets can be purchased in advance through this link. If you plan to purchase at the door, they accept cash and checks. There will be ATMs available as well. Ticket prices do not include carnival rides, pony rides, etc. so be sure to bring extra cash.


Because this event does so much to support our community and our neighbors in need, The Susan Morris Team wants to do our part by encouraging our clients and friends to head out to Field Day of the Past this weekend and be part of the tradition! For more information visit

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