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Chesterfield is located in Chesterfield County, of which it is the county seat, and in the Central Region of the state. A number of the earliest land grants to English colonists lay along the south side of the James River and were recorded in Chesterfield's courthouse. Nearby off Hwy 10 (Ironbridge Road) is Henricus Historical Park, the site of the second permanent English settlement in the New World. Built along the James River, Henricus was established by Sir Thomas Dale in 1611; visitors to the site can view re-enactments of Colonial tasks and a hiking trail with historical markers runs along the river. Chesterfield is located just south of Richmond and just off Hwy 288; Pocahontas State Park & Forest and Pocahontas State Forest are nearby. Chesterfield is part of the Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia metro area.


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Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Maryland Crab and Seafood Festival National Harbor MD August17 A celebration of the bounty of Chesapeake Bay complete with thousands of crabs, delicious beers and wines and other mouth-watering seafood.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood