Oktoberfest Halifax Tickets Now On Sale

     Tickets are now on sale for the "Oktoberfest Halifax." a fall celebration in Historic Downtown Halifax from 6 to 10 p.m. on October 10th at the Town of Halifax Farmer's Market.  According to Halifax Assistant Manager Denise Barksdale, the event and evening includes live music with Halifax's own "Burn the Batteaux" featuring David Martin, Adam Snow, Donnie Beadles, Mike Cole and Brad Thomasson specializing in blues and  soulful rock music.

     Tons of fun all including a variety of food, craft and domestic beers, wine, souvenir beer mugs, a German Theme adult Costume Contest, corn hole toss and more at "Oktoberfest Halifax".  An indoor kids' zone will feature a root beer garden, kids' crafts, pumpkin painting contest and more.

     Tickets to the Oktoberfest are $5 in advance, $7 at the gate and $1 off in German costume, kids 12 and under free.  Tickets can be purchased at The Packhouse, Hite Insurance, Peddlers Market, Benchmark Community Bank, Trent Law Practice, Foster Fuels-Blairs location and Halifax Town Hall.

     Anyone interested in volunteering for the event may contact Denise Barksdale at 434-476-2343 or Marsha Hite at 434-476-2164.  All volunteers working a two-hour shift will receive a meal and beverage ticket plus one free beer stein.  "Thanks in advance for your help," Barksdale said.  She also expressed appreciation to early Oktoberfest sponsors Reiter and Reiter, PLLC, Burnett and Sneed CPAs, LLC, Benchmark Community Bank, Sentara, Franklin's Garage, The Packhouse, Molasses Grill, Hite Insurance, Halifax Village Association, Town of Halifax and Town of Halifax Farmers Market.

Pictured front row (L to R ): Adam Snow, Mike Cole, Donnie Beadles Back row (L to R): David Martin, Brad Thomasson


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This article is from the September/October 2015 issue of Virginia Wildlife


Halifax Village Association Raffle


Wild Blue River Festival on September 19th

Wild Blue River Festival Saturday, September 19th


This article was printed in the Gazette Virginian on 9.1.15. 


"This year it's all about getting on the water."  That's the answer you'll hear from events coordinator Rebecca Ramey if asked about this year's Wild Blue River Festival on September 19th.  The event will be held from 8 am to 12 pm at the new King's Bridge Landing in the Town of Halifax (1041 Bethel Rd), and will feature races and a scenic float down the Banister River.

"We want people to enjoy the new boat landing and to experience the beauty that is the Banister River.  I know there are many people in our county who would like to paddle the Banister, but are unsure they could get their boats on and off the water, or do not have the means to be able to shuttle their boats back to town."  

So, this year the festival will have volunteers ready to help paddlers participate in the races and scenic paddle.  Volunteers will also be on hand to help boaters get on the water at King's Bridge Landing, and at Terry's Bridge to help paddlers exit the water and carry their boats up the hill.  Finally, Staunton River State Park and Tri River Outfitters will shuttle paddlers and their boats back to town. 

The race categories will be:  Men's Recreational Kayak, Women's Recreational Kayak, Men's Solo Canoe, Women's Solo Canoe, Tandem Kayak, and Tandem Canoe.  The Kayak racers will launch at 9 am, followed by canoes at 9:30.  The scenic paddle, a family friendly event, will run from 10 am-12 pm at the Landing.

People can come to the landing to climb the 26' climbing wall, enter the Halifax Village Association Kayak Raffle, try their hand at Gyotaku fish printing, enjoy children's activities, and visit with vendors.  Visitors will also enjoy stopping in town to visit local businesses, eat at restaurants open for lunch and dinner, and the shop at the Halifax Farmer's Market.

Anyone interested in participating in the Wild Blue River Festival can find more information at, or can contact Rebecca Ramey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 470-4230.


Town of Halifax Real Estate Tax Mailing

l Public Service Announcement:

The Town of Halifax would like to notify residents, businesses and property owners that 2015 tax bills for real estate are being mailed on August 28th, and, personal property and machine & tool tax notices will be mailed separately with an accompanying announcement which will outline the December 5, 2015 due date both on personal property and machine & tool taxes along with a reminder to taxpayers of the real estate payment for the same deadline.

Halifax is pleased to continue offering the payment option for Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills using Paymentus Corporation, a third party automated payment service that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Electronic Check. This payment plan can only be accessed online or by Phone using Paymentus. This system will not be set up for payments in person at the Halifax Town Hall, although cash and check payments will continue to be accepted in person. You may make your payment anytime, any day, 24/7. Paymentus Corporation will charge a convenience fee for each transaction (the fee covers payment handling and processing charges). Customers should be ready with the following information:

For Real Estate, the 5-digit Parcel ID number (located on your billing statement),

For Personal Property, the 4-digit Tax ID number (located on your billing statement),

•Your Credit Card number or your Checking Account and Routing Number

To pay your bill by phone dial: 1-877-489-1674 to call a secure automated telephone payment system, powered by Paymentus Corporation.

To pay your bill online go to the Town of Halifax website, click on the “Pay Online Taxes” bar at the top and go to a secure third party website at Paymentus Corporation.

Please be reminded that the deadline for payment of total real estate tax due is Saturday December 5, 2015. If a receipt is desired, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Payments made after the due date are subject to 10% Penalty and 10% Interest Per Annum. In addition to applicable penalties and interest, after the second notice has been mailed, late payments on personal property will be for 100 percent of tax due without regard to any former entitlement to state PPTRA relief. Also any real estate or personal property taxes not paid after the 2nd notice will have a $15.00 administration fee added to the bill due. If ownership of property has been transferred during the current tax year, the bill should be forwarded to the responsible party. For information about the tax assessment of property, please contact the County Commissioner of Revenue’s Office at 434-476-3314.

If you have any questions about phone or online payments, please call Halifax Town Hall at 434-476-2343.


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