The Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale is an annual, all volunteer event that raises money for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). The sale began in 1967 at Paul Wenger’s farm in August County. The event is currently held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds the first weekend in October. An estimated 1,000 volunteers make the event a success for 10,000 attendees each fall.
The sale offers a little bit of everything—quilts, artwork, homemade food, antiques, crafts, music and activities for the whole family.
Be sure to stop by the Friends of MCC event Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. for storytelling and fellowship. Please join us in the big barn just outside the entry to the breakfast venue. We hope you’ll join us!
Friday, Oct. 2, 4-9 pm
4-8:30 pm – Baked goods and booths open
4:30-6:30 pm – BBQ Beef Dinner (by donation) or numerous other food options; Music from local groups
6:30 pm – Relief Sale dedication service and special music
7-9 pm – Live auction begins; silent auction opens
Saturday, Oct. 3, 7am-3pm
7-10:30 am – Breakfast (by donation)
7 am – Marketplace, crafts, food booths open
8:30 am – 5k Race for Relief Run/Walk
9:15 am – Welcome: MCC Story (auction stage)
9:30 am – Live auction
10 am – Children’s auction
11 am-1:30 pm – Lunch – Chicken BBQ plated dinners and numerous other food options
12 pm & 1 pm – Silent auctions close
3 pm – Relief Sale ends