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12 Fredericksburg photo galleries you shouldn’t have missed in 2013

Bocephus rocks the ‘Burg

Love him or loathe him. Either way, the man draws a crowd – in this case, a sold-out crowd, which packed Celebrate Virginia Live to see Bocephus in the ‘Burg. Here’s what it looks like when Hank Williams Jr. comes to town.

A smashing good time at the Fredericksburg Fair

The Demolition Derby is always a fantastic time, and this year’s was no different. Here’s what it looks like when grown-ups deliberately smash cars into other cars for fun – and a little bit of cash.

A Fredericksburg – and Spotsylvania – Fourth

Thousands turn out every Independence Day to take in the activities in Fredericksburg and – not to be outdone – in Spotsylvania. Here’s what it looks like when the masses celebrate the Fourth.

Fredericksburg

Spotsylvania

Angry Rappahannock goes rogue

We captured these awe-inspiring pictures from the ground and the air during the minor flooding in June. Here’s what it looks like when our community’s most powerful treasure goes rogue.

Fredericksburg in the fall: From the air

Think our little city looks fantastic from the ground? Here’s what it looks like from above.

Oktoberfest: Fredericksburg taps into tradition

Crowds packed the streets of downtown Fredericksburg again this September (yes, Oktoberfest is held in September.) Here’s what it looks like when the mayor taps a keg on Caroline Street.

For the love of … the beard

Competition and out-right fun community event held at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre in August helped raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Rappahannock Area YMCA. Here’s what it looks like when a bunch of guys take an enormous amount of pride in their facial hair.

Everyone loves a parade. Really, everyone does.

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania once again held their Christmas Parades on the same day, just hours apart.

Fredericksburg

Spotsylvania

A Fair Time in Stafford County

Stafford held another fantastic community event this year. Here are the pictures to prove it.

We see dead people

The annual Fredericksburg Zombie Walk through downtown raises money for local charities. Here’s what it looks like when hundreds of dead people parade through city streets.

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