African American Heritage Festival this Saturday

Louisa County's second annual African American Heritage Festival is expected to draw hundreds of people this Saturday, Aug. 24.

The festival will be at Moss-Nuckols Elementary School from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event is organized by the Louisa NAACP.

“We’re more alike than we are different,” said Greg Jones, Louisa NAACP President. “The festival is going to celebrate that—and it’s going to be an awesome time.”

More than 1,400 people attended last year’s festival. Jones said this year’s event will feature historical interpreters, motorcycle groups, spoken word poets, church choirs, educational exhibits, community resource providers, vendors and others.

The elementary school, at 2055 Courthouse Road, is just over a mile off Interstate 64. The school is named for two African American educators—Henry Spurgeon Moss and Harry L. Nuckols—who guided the county through the era of desegregation.

For more information, contact Greg Jones, Louisa NAACP, at (434) 960-3554.