'Round Town: Festivals galore, and 20th annual Fall Home Show

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Friday is the popular Hollins Fall Festival. This year's free event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hollins Branch Library, 6624 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke. This is the sixth year for this family-fun event, which includes music, food, and activities for children, teens, and adults. Roanoke County Police and Fire and Rescue personnel will be at the event with some of their fascinating public safety vehicles, such as police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks.

The 20th Annual Fall Home Show is this weekend. It's put on by the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association. There will be 80 exhibitors displaying and selling the latest in home-related products and services.  The Home Show Art Gallery is back!  This year, there are nearly 20 regional, juried artists displaying their masterpieces. The Home Show University - also showcases 35 minute informational sessions taught by local, industry professionals covering everything from air sealing to generators.  It's Saturday and Sunday at the Salem Civic Center. $6/adult, under 18 FREE

The 2nd Annual Virginia Science Festival, featuring hundreds of science exhibits and events kickoffs in downtown Roanoke on Saturday. You can see what it's like inside an operating room, watch a helicopter land at the Virginia Museum of Transportation and visit with animals from Mill Mountain Zoon. The event is from 10 am - 4 pm. There are also events happening in Blacksburg.

The BraveHeart 5K kicks off Highlanders Festival at Bisset Park in Radford at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Heart Association. Prizes will be awarded for first male/female runner wearing a kilt, also best dressed male/female runner. The cost is $25 and runners can register on-line or day of starting at 7 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Renee Gerow at 540-731-2925.

The Highlanders Festival celebrates 'all things Celtic' will be held in Bisset Park this year. Scheduled activities include heavyweight games, live music, sheep herding, children's activities, clans, vendors and more! Details are available at www.VisitRadford.com or by calling the Radford Visitor's Center at 540-267-3153.

The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is Saturday and Sunday.  This year, 29 Virginia wineries will be participating as well as 85 juried craft and food vendors along with live music. You can get tickets for $25 through Friday. Tickets are $25 for tasters, $30 at the gate.  Proceeds from the festival make it possible for the SML Regional Chamber to support many new and growing programs designed to promote business in the lake region.  For more information about the 2015 Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, visit the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber's website at: www.visitsmithmountainlake.com.