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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
    QUEBE SISTERS
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away! It's partly because the trio's vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. And whether the Quebes (rhymes with "maybe") are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts and heels, the fresh-faced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound. Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. It's been that way since 2000, when they started fiddling together as pre-teens. The sisters' past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright. Growing up in Burleson, TX, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia and Grace were 7, 10 and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition in nearby Denton, and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do. The girls earned solo and group accolades early on, winning state and national championships in their respective age groups in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.   

    Date:
    Thursday, April 26, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Greenbrier Valley Chorale
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Greenbrier Valley Chorale has developed a reputation throughout the region for the high caliber of its performances. The group has been performing more than 25 years with a repertoire that includes classical, Broadway, jazz, spirituals and folk songs. In 2003, the Chorale was one of four community choirs in West Virginia invited to premiere a new work composed by Paul Halley celebrating the opening of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston. In the spring of 2005, the Chorale was honored to host the world-renowned choral director, composer and arranger Alice Parker as guest conductor for a program of her work. In 2016, the choir presented a special performance of the Fauré Requiem in honor of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and in memory of the West Virginians, many from Greenbrier County, who lost their lives in the June 2016 flood. The Chorale is composed of more than 50 singers who range in age from advanced high school students to retirees. Members come from all over Greenbrier County as well as Monroe, and Raleigh Counties in West Virginia and Alleghany County, Virginia.  

    Date:
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The MayFaire
    Saturday, May 5, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Brought to you by the people who offer Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts is transforming its fabulous Mill, garden, and creekbank for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the arts. Come for plants of all kinds, garden-related workshops, and handmade gifts for the home, garden, and Mother’s Day by 30+ artisans. Raffle and Silent Auctions including a Silent Auction of Gourmet Picnics made by area chefs to benefit Lisa’s Kitchen, a local community service program.  Picnic bidding begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday at 12:30, when picnicking will commence. Delicious catered spring menu throughout the weekend including boxed lunches Saturday and hot entrees on Sunday.  Other food vendors include fresh roasted/candied nuts, cinnamon rolls, and delicious desserts like strawberry shortcake.  See area artists painting in our garden and throughout the region and purchase their work at the ‘Wet Paint Sale’ at 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy performances by groups affiliated with the School of the Arts. $2 Cash Admission, children free. A list of vendors, the entertainment schedule, and registration process for workshops can be found at www.cfsota.org/MayFaire.Saturday evening stay on for Bill Staines performing in the School’s Gallery at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, beverages and snacks will be sold.

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

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    "Angel Choir" Gospel Concert
    Saturday, May 5, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Angel Choir, comprised of more than twenty-five of our area's talented gospel singers, held its first concert last year in support of the program, Fishing with Angels.  Come enjoy an evening of uplifting music and learn more about the fishing event designed to give a day of recreation to our area's children living with disabilities as well as our first responders.

    Date:
    Saturday, May 5, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The MayFaire
    Sunday, May 6, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Brought to you by the people who offer Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts is transforming its fabulous Mill, garden, and creekbank for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the arts. Come for plants of all kinds, garden-related workshops, and handmade gifts for the home, garden, and Mother’s Day by 30+ artisans. Raffle and Silent Auctions including a Silent Auction of Gourmet Picnics made by area chefs to benefit Lisa’s Kitchen, a local community service program.  Picnic bidding begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday at 12:30, when picnicking will commence. Delicious catered spring menu throughout the weekend including boxed lunches Saturday and hot entrees on Sunday.  Other food vendors include fresh roasted/candied nuts, cinnamon rolls, and delicious desserts like strawberry shortcake.  See area artists painting in our garden and throughout the region and purchase their work at the ‘Wet Paint Sale’ at 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy performances by groups affiliated with the School of the Arts. $2 Cash Admission, children free. A list of vendors, the entertainment schedule, and registration process for workshops can be found at www.cfsota.org/MayFaire.Saturday evening stay on for Bill Staines performing in the School’s Gallery at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine, beverages and snacks will be sold.

    Date:
    Sunday, May 6, 2018(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

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

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