Awareness Festival

Awareness Festival Flyer

Autistic individuals of all ages and their families will have the opportunity to make connections with local businesses and nonprofits that provide services to the Autism community while enjoying food, music, games, and performances in an inclusive environment.

As of 2023, the CDC estimates 1 in 36 children are diagnosed with Autism. So, our annual Festival not only helps raise awareness about and acceptance of Autism.

About our fest.

Our Annual LCSO Project First Responder Special Needs and Autism Festival is an opportunity to meet new friends, network, connect with all the resources available in the Louisa County area, and also have a fun-filled family day! Most of all, it is a time to celebrate the individuality, and many gifts and contributions, our friends and family with special needs and autism bring to our community. So come on out and celebrate with us and join in creating a world where everyone in the special needs community is connected to the support they need and when they need it.

Some of what our festival will feature this year include:

  • Information Booths
  • Bounce Houses
  • Animals
  • Face Painting
  • Resource Agencies
  • Craft Vendors
  • Magicians
  • Merchandise Vendors
  • Food, Drinks, Music, and more!!!

Become a Sponsor or Donate

If you would like to help to make this event and future events awesome, please take the time to donate to the Louisa County Sheriff's Office Foundation as they are helping finance this event and other future community events.

If your company would like to become a volunteer or a sponsor, please send an email or call the Louisa County Sheriff's Office Foundation

Become a Vendor

We are seeking vendors and support agencies to participate in our event. Indoor spaces are in limited supply and will be filled, by request only, on a first come – first serve basis. Please indicate on the application that you would prefer an inside space and we will do our best to accommodate. 

Non-profit and Special Needs Resource organizations are welcome to present at the festival free of charge. Please provide proof of your non-profit status. For-profit organizations and craft vendors will be charged $25 for a space.  Food Vendors $50.00.  Please be aware no refunds will be issued for vendor cancellations. The deadline for Vendor Applications is May 22, 2023.

Please fill out the online application linked below after reviewing the information provided in the first section of the form.  You will be notified of your application acceptance or denial within three business days of your submission.  You can submit your payment via mail with a check payable to the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, 218 Tara Woods Dr., Bumpass, VA 23024, or by paying online with the link below.  Please note: Online Payments will be subject to a 2.2% convenience fee.  There will be a $35.00 Returned check fee on all checks returned unpaid by your financial institution. 

Online Vendor Application

For Vendor Information - (540)938-0277 or email