Our mission is focused on the heart of our historic community — Downtown Blackstone — and Blackstone's heart is full of beauty, historic architecture, and lots of ways to be entertained. When you walk through Downtown Blackstone, you instantly feel the history it exudes and the care that the community has taken in preserving and rejoicing in it.
If you know this German festival, then you know it's done right if it begins in September. And that is just what Blackstone delivers - a fun time with great German food, great German ale, and a whole lot of fun for the family, too. Come join in on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Town Square for music and festivities!
Here is your personal invite to Blackstone's Oktoberfest! The Volksmarch begins at the corner of Tavern and N. Main streets at 11:30 a.m. with a two-and-a-half mile historic walk through the Town of Blackstone. After the walk, enjoy the afternoon in the Town Square from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. with free admission!
Events such as Oktoberfest and Holiday Open House (Nov. 25), DBI First Friday concerts, Movies on Main, and upcoming local events are made possible through the generosity of our sponsors:
AND...We THANK YOU for your support! Here are other ways to help DBI promote the historic business district: Shop at our local merchants! Find unique items to buy, professional services to use, and fill up your belly with awesome food. Check out our downtown merchants here!
Sale of Christmas ornaments support DBI's mission:
$20 each (Checks payable to Downtown Blackstone Inc., and mail to 217 N. High St., Blackstone, VA 23824 or purchase online: ( 2015 VUMAC Ornament, 2014 Schwartz Tavern Ornament, 2013 Town of Blackstone 125th Anniversary Ornament, 2012 Bevells Trains Ornament, 2016 Fort Pickett (Oct. 2016)
The Main Street program directly benefits a locality in a variety of ways. As businesses are successful and grow, downtown thrives and the community-at-large in turn benefits with more goods and services available to them, job creation, as well as with enhanced opportunities for community programming that a healthy downtown area naturally promotes, such as concerts and festivals and a better quality of life. View our Main Street Enhancement Plan.