Pie champs!


Congratulations to the winners of our pie-eating contest!
Round 1 Youth: Trinity Y.
Round 2 Youth: Quinn Z.
Round 3 Teen: Braeden W.
Round 4 Adult (plus teens): Keagan L.
Round 5 Celebrity: Todd Hartley of Hartley Home Exteriors
Todd out-ate his nearest competitor by almost 200 grams!
Thank you to Hartley Home Exteriors and Savoir Fare Catering for sponsoring the contest again this year!

Are you hungry?

There will be LOTS of food options at the Hometown Festival on Saturday including:
– Pulled pork barbecue sandwiches from the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department’s annual pig roast
– Sausages, hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream from Tammy’s Diner
– Pizza and calzones from Anthony’s
– Pastichio, sandwiches and subs, spanakopita, tiropita and tzatziki from My Greek Deli
– Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, pork tacos, and tomato basil pie from the Homegrown Foodie Truck. Kids’ classic grilled cheese sandwiches will also be available, along with a gluten-free s’mores pie.
– Freshly fried fish sandwiches from Mt. Zion Baptist Church (dinner hours only)
Snacks, drinks and baked goods will be available from the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Woodgrove High School Color Guard and Round Hill United Methodist Church.

Rain Plans

While we are hoping we dodge the wet bullet yet again this year, it looks like Mother Nature may have other plans. The good news is that it looks like the skies *should* be clear for the 5k, parade, and Memorial Ceremony, and hopefully through at least the pie-eating contest.  Things get a little dicey in the mid-afternoon. We will be watching the forecast VERY closely in the next 24 hours.

Consequently, we feel it’s prudent to let everyone know what happens in case we have to seek drier ground, especially in the mid- to late-afternoon/evening:
* 5k — run rain or shine
* Parade — run rain or shine
* Any impacted stage entertainment, including Memorial Ceremony — moved to the Round Hill Elementary School gym/cafeteria
* Pie contest — held at RHES
* Downhill derby — cancelled if the road is wet
* Food — we hope vendors will be able to set up either inside the RHES cafeteria or in tents just outside the door
* Beer/wine — is NOT allowed at the school so must be cancelled


It is our strong desire to keep everything going at the park **if at all possible** — even if we have to shut the stage down for an hour or two mid-day to let a scattered storm pass.

However, if the storms move in and appear to be here to stay though the evening, we may need to shut down at the park and relocate to Round Hill Elementary School. If this has to happen, we hope to make the move between 3-5 p.m. so that we can set up dinner and the evening entertainment inside. The Immortals and Blue Country Revival would then play in the school gym/auditorium. We hope we will still have a large crowd join us for the fun!


The skinny on road closures and parking

We’ve seen a lot of questions this afternoon about ROAD CLOSURES and PARKING for Saturday’s Hometown Festival. Here’s the scoop:

ROAD CLOSURES: Roads along the 5k and parade routes WILL be closed on and off through the morning on Saturday, as the 5k and parade progress through the north part of Round Hill. Traffic will be halted while runners and parade participants are in transit, and alternate routes during these times are highly encouraged.
North Locust Street will be closed for the duration of the Downhill Derby.

TIMING: The 5k begins at Round Hill Elementary School at 8 a.m. and typically takes approximately an hour from start to the last runner finishes. Roads will be reopened fully as the last runner passes.
The parade begins in the Greenwood Commons neighborhood at 9:30 a.m. and progresses through Hillwood Estates to Main Street and then to the Town Park. Again, roads will be closed along the route for the duration of the parade; They should be fully open between 10:30-10:45 a.m.
The downhill derby begins test runs at 2 p.m.; the official heats are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and the race should conclude by 5:30 p.m.

PARKING: We encourage most residents to walk or ride bikes to and from the Festival whenever possible. For anyone for whom this is not practical, official Festival parking is available at the Round Hill Baptist and Round Hill Methodist Churches. Both lots are located on West Loudoun Street, less than a block from the center of town. If these lots are full, alternative parking may be found at the Round Hill Center on High Street.

We ask that residents who live along the parade route or on North Locust Street please refrain from allowing roadside parking during the day on Saturday in order to allow safe access for the parade and for the drivers of the derby cars.

Thank you!