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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
    Young Frankenstein, from the mind of Mel Brooks
    Thursday, October 19, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Frederick Frankenstein detests his family history but ultimately can't resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather's footsteps.  Made with obvious affection for the original, Young Frankenstein is a riotously silly spoof featuring a fantastic performance by Gene Wilder. From the mind of Mel Brooks, it's a night of "Abby Normal" fun!

    Date:
    Thursday, October 19, 2017(7:00 PM

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Fall Foliage Festival Theatre Tours
    Friday, October 20, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Enjoy our fast and interactive 45-minute tours while learning about our lovingly renovated Theatre, then enjoy the Fall Foliage Festival!  We welcome you to scenic, busy and friendly Clifton Forge, Virginia to view the splendor of Autumn foliage and browse through the many exhibits and shows.  Many types of crafts can be purchased such as handmade jewelry, wooden toys, quilts, Christmas ornaments, wood carvings, and leather goods.  Typical tables at the flea market will contain a variety of antiques and collectibles; glassware, furniture, books, silverware, pottery, china, and other items too numerous to mention.  The flea market, which lines the main streets of the town, is one of the biggest drawing cards of the festival.

    Date:
    Friday, October 20, 2017(1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Guthrie Brothers: A Tribute to the Everly Brothers
    Friday, October 20, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Back after a memorable performance on our stage last spring, The Guthrie Brothers bring their extraordinary talent and playful stage presence back to The Historic Masonic Theatre for a night of Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel tunes and more. After a busy day enjoying Clifton Forge Fall Festival, take a load off and join us for this unforgettable evening of music and story. Tickets: Main Orch: $20; Rear Orch/Front Balc: $18; Rear Balc: $15; Boxes: $30    

    Date:
    Friday, October 20, 2017(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    Sound Czech
    Friday, October 20, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    403 Garth Newel Lane
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    As we begin week two of our fall season, please join us for a concert featuring Czech composers Josef Suk and Antonin Dvorak, in a evening that begins with cocktails at 6:30, concert at 7:00, followed by an optional dinner. Selected for this evening's performances by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet are Josef Suk's (Quartet in A Minor, Op 1) and Dvorak's (Quartet No. 2 om E Flat Major, Ops 87).

    Date:
    Friday, October 20, 2017(6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Business Phone: 540-839-5018

    Email:
    tama@garthnewel.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Announcers: Gospel Fundraiser
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Announcers return for their annual Clifton Forge Fall Fesival concert to benefit The Shriners (who make the Fall Festival possible).  Known for their tight harmonies and meangingful performances, this local group has been lifting hearts and serving the community for over 40 years.  Seeing The Announcers show is like coming home, all are welcome.  Please join us!

    Date:
    Saturday, October 21, 2017(7:00 PM

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

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