Friday – SundayRichmond Folk Festival – The Richmond Folk Festival is the Big Thing in Richmond. And it’s happening this weekend! More than 40 performers from all over the world will be at the riverfront, and typically more than 200,000 people, which is basically the entire population of the city, will turn out to hear them. A few performers worth checking out that we haven’t mentioned yet: Belen Escobedo, a Tejano conjunto fiddler player from Texas who has been described as a “force”; Conjunto Guantanamo, a lively Afro-Cuban band from New York; and balafon masters Balla Kouyaté and Famoro Dioubaté. Plus, the theme for the Family Area is “Out of This World” with space-themed crafts and even a rocket launch. 6-10 p.m. Friday, noon-9:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday along Richmond’s riverfront. Free to attend; suggested $10 donation per day; free shuttles from City Stadium.

FridayRichmond Zine Festival: Two-day festival where zine-makers, indie publishers and distributors gather to buy, sell, trade and socialize. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St.

SaturdayRichmond Mac & Cheese Fest

Dig in to 30 kinds of mac ‘n’ cheese from Fatty Smokes, Billy Jack’s Shack, Stump’s Pigs & Pints, Metro Bar & Grill, Momma’s BBQ, Mosaic and more restaurants at this first-time fest. General admission tickets are $40 and include 10 mac and cheese tickets and one beer ticket. Admission is free for children 12 and younger; VIP available. Noon-8 p.m. at Richmond Raceway Complex, Old Dominion Building, 600 E. Laburnum Ave.

SaturdayGourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival: Do your pumpkin picking with wine, vendors, live music and hayrides. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland. $8-$25. (804) 752-2334. Repeats Sunday

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