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Welcome to Virginia’s Western Highlands, where mountain views and old-fashioned charm can be found around every bend in the road.

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This four-county region is a land of contrasts. It’s home to unspoiled vistas that have barely changed in centuries as well as a world-class resort frequented by celebrities and presidents. Old-fashioned Americana lives on in charming small towns that offer a sophisticated artistic and cultural scene enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

Take your time and wander the many back roads and scenic byways. Discover a favorite picnic spot or a secluded fishing hole. The more you explore, the more you’ll fall in love with Virginia’s Western Highlands.

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Upcoming Events
  • Clifton Forge
    Barbecue and Bluegrass in the Underground
    Saturday, August 25, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    BBQ & BLUEGRASS Featuring Cane Mill Road, with Crossing County Lines  Underground Lounge and Cafe Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Date:
    Saturday, August 25, 2018(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/BarbecueandBluegrassintheUnderground

  • Hot Springs
    Journey Through Space
    Saturday, August 25, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    403 Garth Newel Lane
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, Va presents Journey Through Space, a concert featuring the Garth Newel Piano Quartet. They will be performing the works of George Crumb and Gustav Holst. 4 pm Musical Icebreaker followed by 5 pm concert and an optional dinner. For more information or to make reservations call 540.839.5018 or visit www.garthnewel.org

    Date:
    Saturday, August 25, 2018(5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Business Phone: 540-839-5018

    Email:
    tama@garthnewel.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JourneyThroughSpace

  • Millboro
    Hi Neighbor
    Saturday, August 25, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    252 Church Street
    Millboro, VA 24484

      Join us for the 5th Annual Family Fun Day "Hi Neighbor" hosted by the Millboro Preservation & Cultural Association. 10-5pm Bring your entire family and a lawn chair to spend the day reminiscing with your neighbors, enjoying live music, great food, and games for everyone. There will be hand crafted vendors and activities for the day. Free admission. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Not responsible for accidents.

    Date:
    Saturday, August 25, 2018(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-997-5318

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/HiNeighbor

  • Millboro
    Hi Neighbor Day
    Saturday, August 25, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    411 Church St
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Join us for the 5th Annual Family Fun Day "Hi Neighbor" hosted by the Millboro Preservation & Cultural Association. Bring your entire family and a lawn chair to spend the day reminiscing with your neighbors, great food, and games for everyone. There will be hand crafted vendors and activities for the day. Free admission. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Not responsible for accidents.

    Date:
    Saturday, August 25, 2018(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-839-7202

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/HiNeighborDay

  • Monterey
    Highland County Fair
    Saturday, August 25, 2018
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    386 Myers Moon Rd.
    Monterey, VA 24465

    Focusing on fun for the entire family, the Highland County Fair features a carnival and midway with games and rides for all ages, a demolition derby, and a truck and tractor-pulling contest. Additional activities include livestock shows, a dog show, a horse show, clogging and musical performances, and much more. 

    Date:
    Saturday, August 25, 2018(10:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-468-2225
    540-468-2225
    During Fair Week: 540-468-2639

    Email:
    highlandcountyfairva@gmail.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/HighlandCountyVACountryFair

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