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Fall foliage in Virginia's Western HighlandsSmall towns have the best festivals. All across Virginia’s Western Highlands, you’ll find fairs, festivals and special events that celebrate everything from maple syrup season to railroad heritage to our spectacular fall foliage. And you’re invited to them all.

  • Hot Springs
    Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
    Friday, May 26, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

     Start your summer off right as we celebrate Memorial Day Weekend.  We will have a wonderful cookout on the Casino Lawn with entertainment and a fantastic fireworks display.  Activities will be abundant for the whole family to enjoy over the long weekend.  Please check The Omni Homestead website for additional activities.        

    Date:
    Friday, May 26, 2017 - Monday, May 29, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-839-1766

    Email:
    stay@thehomestead.com

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

  • Warm Springs
    Teen Group
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    96 Courthouse Hill Rd
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Teens in grades 5 – 12 are invited to the library each Tuesday after school. Games, books, and activities are a part of each week’s events. Volunteer opportunities are also available.  A snack is provided. For information about bus transportation to the library, contact the Bath branch.

    Date:
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017(4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-839-7286

    Email:
    slindsay@rrlib.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & C&O Heritage Festival
    Saturday, June 3, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Join the fun at Alleghany Highlands sixth anniversary Heritage Day on June 3 from 10:00 to 5:00. Heritage Day is partnering with C&O Historical Society for the Heritage Festival that celebrates train history. The event will take place at the Masonic Amphitheatre, the Historic Masonic Theatre, C&O Heritage Center, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, Clifton Forge Public Library and Clifton Forge School of the Arts and The Jungle. Over eighty artisans will be demonstrating arts & crafts of the heritage of the Alleghany Highlands in addition to a dozen food vendors, Celtic, English, Gospel and Bluegrass music, experiential activities for kids and adults, Scottish games, a quilt lecture & bed turning by Pepper Cory, & WW1 and WW2 presentations. Irish, Scottish, English, African American, Native American, German and Alleghany Mountain cultures will be celebrated. The train show will include story telling and vendors selling all things related to the railroad. Explore all the delights of the C&O Heritage Center, view a large exhibit of quilts and embroidery at the AH Arts & Crafts Center.

    Date:
    Saturday, June 3, 2017(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

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

  • Monterey
    Valley AeroSpace Team Rocket Launch
    Saturday, June 3, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    3003 Jackson River Road
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Valley AeroSpace Team (VAST) will be holding Rocket Launches at its Jack Mountain Village Launch Site off of Route 220, approximately 3 miles south of Monterey, Virginia.  Rockets of all sizes will be flown but is subject to participation and the weather (visit our website www.valleyaerospace.com for launch status).  Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area.  Come to watch or bring your own rockets to fly with us!  Kids get to fly and take home their very own rocket.  Please contact vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com for more information.

    Date:
    Saturday, June 3, 2017(11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Contact Cell Phone: 540-280-8908

    Email:
    vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    Sip & Paint at Hot Springs Gallery
    Thursday, June 8, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    2809 Main Street
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Paint in a fun group for 2 hours and take home a masterpiece! No experience is needed.  Apron, canvas, paint and brushes are provided.  BYOB. $45 per person. Perfect for private parties, weddings and ladies night! Reservations are required. Get your art buzz on!

    Date:
    Thursday, June 8, 2017(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-520-4684

    Email:
    neversart@yahoo.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    The Homecoming Festival
    Friday, June 9, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    4301 Longdale Furnace Rd.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Homecoming Festival, is a homegrown, 3-day camping optional celebration of Virginia, filled with intimate musical & art filled experiences- complete with fireworks! Limited to 3,000 people, you can relax, sprawl out, and start a new Virginia tradition with friends year after year. Honoring 19 Virginia bands & various musicians and artisans, this year we spotlight on Glass Blowers, Blacksmiths, Potters & Painters! We will also celebrate members of the Virginia Craft Brewery Guild. What unifies this festival is the love for our beautiful state, and all of its colorful magic makers! Come for the music, the art, or the beer- but get your tickets in advance, they WILL SELL OUT!

    Date:
    Friday, June 9, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017(12:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Info: 434-962-5822

    Email:
    info@greenhopsproductions.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Flag Day Celebration
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Flag Day Celebration @ the Masonic Amphitheatre begins at 5:30pm. The Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is excited to announce this year’s 241st Nation’s Birthday events! We will kick off our patriotic celebration with a Flag Day Ceremony, June 14th, at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Included in the ceremony will be flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troops #730 and #1281, and Clifton Forge VFW post 4299. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Alan Dale Craft and a benefit picnic supper with birthday cake. Everyone is invited to this very special occasion. We urge you to bring children to this event. It's a great opportunity for them to be reminded of the importance of our nation's flag. This event kicks off The Town of Clifton Forge's Stars and Strips Celebration culminating on July 4th.

    Date:
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017(5:30 PM

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Hot Springs
    Sip & Paint at Hot Springs Gallery
    Thursday, June 22, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    2809 Main Street
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Paint in a fun group for 2 hours and take home a masterpiece! No experience is needed.  Apron, canvas, paint and brushes are provided.  BYOB. $45 per person. Perfect for private parties, weddings and ladies night! Reservations are required. Get your art buzz on!

    Date:
    Thursday, June 22, 2017(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-520-4684

    Email:
    neversart@yahoo.com

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

  • Covington
    Covington Cork and Pork Festival
    Friday, June 23, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017
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    Locality:
    Covington City County
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival features a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque competition. Come see dozens of professional and amateur barbeque cooks put their knowledge to the test. The festival will also feature wine tastings from some of the best wineries in the State of Virginia as well as juried arts/crafts vendors, lots of food, music, and entertainment. For the kids, there will be plenty of bounce houses and other activities to keep them having fun for hours. This festival offers the public the opportunity to sample of the best barbeque this side of Virginia in the People's Choice Competition where you get to vote on your tastiest.

    Date:
    Friday, June 23, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-960-1532

    Email:
    corkandpork@gmail.com

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

  • Covington
    JRST Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 mile Family Fun Run
    Saturday, June 24, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is held on one of the most scenic trails in the country.  The Jackson River Scenic Trail follows its namesake river, winding its way between Intervale, just north of Covington, to Smith Bridge Trail Head following an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (Hot Springs Branch) and passes through small communities, cultivated fields, and small patches of woodland along the way. It's common to see wildlife from the trail (birds, turtles, raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, and deer).  Our course is on the smooth crushed gravel surface of The Jackson River Scenic Trail. The trail is mostly flat with some light hills. All finishers will receive a medal.  Strollers will be allowed in the 1 mile and 5k events and will start in the back at the start line. Coinciding with the fourth annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ everyone is encouraged to stay following the race and visit this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.  While the barbeque will stand front and center as the centerpiece of this festival, there will be entertainment, a wine tasting event, and children activities.      

    Date:
    Saturday, June 24, 2017(7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JRSTHalfMarathon10k5kand1mileFamilyFunRun

  • Warm Springs
    Bath County Triathlon: Moomaw Madness
    Saturday, June 24, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    8446 Bolars Draft Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Join us June 24, 2017 for our 14th Annual Bath County Triathlon held at the Marina at Lake Moomaw nestled in the Allegheny Highlands of the Virginia's Western Highlands. The Tri begins at 8 a.m. sharp and includes a 750 meter open water swim, 20k bike loop on closed roads, and a 5k run.  At the end of the event, prizes and awards will be given along with a free post race meal.  Pre-registration is recommended but you can also sign up the day of event. For lodging information and things to do during your stay, visit www.DiscoverBath.com and follow us on Facebook at Bath County Triathlon-Moomaw Madness. To register for the event, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/WarmSprings/MoomawMadness.

    Date:
    Saturday, June 24, 2017(8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-839-5409

    Email:
    executivedirector@countyofbathchamber.org

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

  • Hot Springs
    4th of July Cookout, Concert & Fireworks
    Friday, June 30, 2017 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us for special 4th of July activities from June 30 through July 5. We’ll have traditional favorites like the Red, White & Blue Fun Run, fireworks and BBQ snacks, as well as resort specialties like a twilight shooting tournament, mixology seminars and golf clinics. Kids will love stargazing, family fitness classes, our petting zoo and special Kids' Night Out activities. The celebration continues with the Red, White and You Celebration with delicious summer favorites and live music. Book your celebration today and rest assured knowing our Experience Planners will help you reserve activities and ensure you experience all The Omni Homestead has to offer. 

    Date:
    Friday, June 30, 2017 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Telephone:
    800-838-1766

    Email:
    stay@thehomestead.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/4thofJulyCookoutConcertFireworks

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    • On July 4th, we will begin the day-long celebration with a Down Town parade at 11 am. At the conclusion of the parade everyone is invited to gather at the Town Hall steps for a special ceremony honoring our Veterans.• Following a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence at the Town Hall steps we encourage you to follow our bagpipers on a short walk to the Masonic Amphitheatre for an afternoon concert and a picnic lunch. Children can enjoy painting cardboard houses and getting their faces painted.• At 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public, free of charge, for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. Back by popular demand are the Ladies for Liberty singing trio followed by the 50 member Celebration Chorale presenting a Patriotic Cantata. This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. The miniature train at the Heritage Center will also be available to ride, for a small fee. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration.

    Date:
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017(11:00 AM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/2017StarsandStripesCelebration

  • Monterey
    Valley AeroSpace Team Rocket Launch
    Saturday, July 8, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    3003 Jackson River Road
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Valley AeroSpace Team (VAST) will be holding Rocket Launches at its Jack Mountain Village Launch Site off of Route 220, approximately 3 miles south of Monterey, Virginia.  Rockets of all sizes will be flown but is subject to participation and the weather (visit our website www.valleyaerospace.com for launch status).  Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area.  Come to watch or bring your own rockets to fly with us!  Kids get to fly and take home their very own rocket.  Please contact vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com for more information.

    Date:
    Saturday, July 8, 2017(11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Contact Cell Phone: 540-280-8908

    Email:
    vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com

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

  • Monterey
    Old Time Fiddler's Convention
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    240 Myers Moon Road
    Monterey, VA 24465

    New at the Old Fashioned Fiddler's Convention in 2017 is an old-fashioned Square Dance on Friday and Saturday night which features the famous dance band, "The New Ballard Branch Boggtrotters." There will be a mini-concert before each dance and a workshop on Saturday by the band. Food will be available on the grounds and admission is $10 per person with children under 12 free. Come and enjoy this exciting old-fashioned experience with your family and friends! 

    Date:
    Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550

    Email:
    highcc@cfw.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    Wings and Wheels, Bath County
    Saturday, July 15, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    6240 Airport Road
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us for Wings and Wheels! A Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Show and Air Show at Ingalls Field Airport in Hot Springs, VA in the Virginia's Western Highlands. Enjoy good food, family fun and activities for all ages! Activities include an acrobatic air show, car show featuring antique and muscle cars, tractors and motorcycles, helicopter and plane rides and carnival rides provided by Big Country amusements. All car, truck, tractor and motorcycle classes welcome! Show Registration Fee: $15 Earlybird before July 8, $20 after July 8 & Day of Event Fly-In participants, please contact the airport for landing and parking instructions. Bring your chair or blanket to sit and enjoy the show. Sorry, no pets allowed. Service animals only. No coolers allowed. There is no ATM at the airport, so please bring cash. Admission $5 Adults $3 Children 4-12 FREE: 3 & Under http://wingsandwheelsbathcountyva.com/

    Date:
    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-839-5326
    540-839-7202

    Email:
    tourbath2@bathcountyva.org

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

  • Hot Springs
    Sip & Paint at Hot Springs Gallery
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    2809 Main Street
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Paint in a fun group for 2 hours and take home a masterpiece! No experience is needed.  Apron, canvas, paint and brushes are provided.  BYOB. $45 per person. Perfect for private parties, weddings and ladies night! Reservations are required. Get your art buzz on!

    Date:
    Thursday, July 20, 2017(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-520-4684

    Email:
    neversart@yahoo.com

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

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 22, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Gran Fondo Alleghany celebrates its eighth edition this July and our commitment to providing riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. Riders may choose from four courses:  the Gran Fondo is a 116-mile mountainous course, the Medio Fondo is a 69-mile hilly course, the Medio Mountain is a 69-mile mountainous course or the Piccolo Fondo which is  29-mile hilly course. All of our rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops and food and beverage at the finish served with our renowned Alleghany Highlands hospitality!  

    Date:
    Saturday, July 22, 2017(7:30 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178
    Matt Butterman, Director: 434-594-3268
    Susan Knick Coordinator: 540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    Bath County Art Show
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Saturday, July 29, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    98 Panther Drive
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to the Virginia's Western Highlands of Bath County and join us for the Bath County Art Show featuring artwork from over 250 Virginia artists (and beyond!)  Proceeds from the Bath County Art Show assist the Bath County Arts Association in awarding scholarships to local students, sponsoring visual and performing arts programs and supplementing art education in the Bath County Public School.  Enjoy stunning works of art in a variety of mediums--acrylic, charcoal, graphics, oil pastel, photography, sculpture, watercolor and more. Artwork will be received July 15 & 16 between 1:00-5:00pmEntry form will be available on the website in May.

    Date:
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Saturday, July 29, 2017(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-839-2139

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

  • Hot Springs
    Sip & Paint at Hot Springs Gallery
    Thursday, July 27, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    2809 Main Street
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Paint in a fun group for 2 hours and take home a masterpiece! No experience is needed.  Apron, canvas, paint and brushes are provided.  BYOB. $45 per person. Perfect for private parties, weddings and ladies night! Reservations are required. Get your art buzz on!

    Date:
    Thursday, July 27, 2017(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-520-4684

    Email:
    neversart@yahoo.com

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

  • Warm Springs
    Poor Farm Bluegrass Festival
    Friday, July 28, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    54 Poor Farm Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Join us at the Poor Farm Bluegrass Festival in Warm Springs, VA.  More information TBA.

    Date:
    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-679-0385

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

  • Hot Springs
    WannaGOFAST 1/2 Mile Shootout
    Saturday, July 29, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    6240 Airport Road
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    This incredible 2-DAY event will be held on at the stunning Ingalls Field Airport (www.ingallsfield.com) in Hot Springs, VA, only 90 minutes north of Roanoke! Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains this airport provides one of the most incredible backdrops we've ever seen for High Speed Fun!! Come join us for 2 FULL DAYS of, side-by-side, HALF MILE racing at this rare and exclusive location. All of our participants will be given a chance to take their vehicle’s Top Speed down Ingalls Field’s private 5600ft runway and race door-to-door against the competitor of their choice!! See what it’s finally like to race without the restrictions of speed limits, on what is basically your own private raceway in the mountains!! This event is limited to only 135 cars per day and is sure to sell out quick!! So register today and we promise to make your automotive DREAMS come true!! Visit www.wannagofast.com/hotsprings for more.  

    Date:
    Saturday, July 29, 2017 - Sunday, July 30, 2017(8:30 AM - 6:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    Ingalls Airport: 540-839-5326

    Email:
    ingallsfield@tds.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/WannaGOFAST12MileShootout

  • Warm Springs
    Poor Farm Bluegrass Festival
    Saturday, July 29, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    54 Poor Farm Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Join us at the Poor Farm Bluegrass Festival in Warm Springs, VA.  More information TBA.

    Date:
    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-679-0385

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

  • Hot Springs
    Bath County Art Show
    Sunday, July 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    98 Panther Drive
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to the Virginia's Western Highlands of Bath County and join us for the Bath County Art Show featuring artwork from over 250 Virginia artists (and beyond!)  Proceeds from the Bath County Art Show assist the Bath County Arts Association in awarding scholarships to local students, sponsoring visual and performing arts programs and supplementing art education in the Bath County Public School.  Enjoy stunning works of art in a variety of mediums--acrylic, charcoal, graphics, oil pastel, photography, sculpture, watercolor and more. Artwork will be received July 15 & 16 between 1:00-5:00pmEntry form will be available on the website in May.

    Date:
    Sunday, July 30, 2017(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-839-2139

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

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 5, 2017
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim will take place on August 6, 2016 amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands. The Alleghany Highland Chamber will co-host the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair.  

    Date:
    Saturday, August 5, 2017(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/LakeMoomaw1MileOpenWaterSwim

  • Monterey
    Valley AeroSpace Team Rocket Launch
    Saturday, August 12, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    3003 Jackson River Road
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Valley AeroSpace Team (VAST) will be holding Rocket Launches at its Jack Mountain Village Launch Site off of Route 220, approximately 3 miles south of Monterey, Virginia.  Rockets of all sizes will be flown but is subject to participation and the weather (visit our website www.valleyaerospace.com for launch status).  Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area.  Come to watch or bring your own rockets to fly with us!  Kids get to fly and take home their very own rocket.  Please contact vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com for more information.

    Date:
    Saturday, August 12, 2017(11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Contact Cell Phone: 540-280-8908

    Email:
    vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com

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

  • Monterey
    Highland County, VA Country Fair
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Saturday, September 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    386 Myers Moon Rd.
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Highland County Fair is Virginia’s longest continually running county fair. Focusing on fun for the entire family, this event 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, music and much more. This exciting family-fun event ends on Saturday with a beautiful fireworks display. 

    Date:
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-468-2179
    540-468-2225
    During Fair Week: 540-468-2639

    Email:
    highlandfairinfo@yahoo.com

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

  • Monterey
    Highland County Fair VA
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Saturday, September 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    386 Myers-Moon Rd
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Highland County Fair celebrates its 66th continuous year in 2017 on August 30 through September 2.  Known for it's "homecoming" atmosphere for family and friends around the country.  Includes amusement rides, displays of arts and crafts, horticulture, canned and baked goods, quilts, taxidermy, photography, fresh vegetables, livestock, and much more.  Local non-profit food vendors.  Monster Truck Freestyle Show, Timber Show, Demolition Derby, Truck and Tractor Pull, Lawnmower Pull, Cornhole Tournament, Parade, Bluegrass Music and more!  Not only a fun family event, but an educational one too!

    Date:
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Saturday, September 2, 2017(1:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    5404682225: 540-468-2225
    540-280-2090

    Email:
    highlandcountyfairva@gmail.com

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

  • Monterey
    Valley AeroSpace Team Rocket Launch
    Saturday, September 16, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    3003 Jackson River Road
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Valley AeroSpace Team (VAST) will be holding Rocket Launches at its Jack Mountain Village Launch Site off of Route 220, approximately 3 miles south of Monterey, Virginia.  Rockets of all sizes will be flown but is subject to participation and the weather (visit our website www.valleyaerospace.com for launch status).  Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area.  Come to watch or bring your own rockets to fly with us!  Kids get to fly and take home their very own rocket.  Please contact vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com for more information.

    Date:
    Saturday, September 16, 2017(11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Contact Cell Phone: 540-280-8908

    Email:
    vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com

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

  • Warm Springs
    Bath County Plein Air Festival
    Monday, October 2, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    12 Katydid Trail
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    The Warm Springs Gallery is delighted to announce the Fifth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival October 2-8, 2017, celebrating the tradition of outdoor painting with some of the finest painters from Virginia and across the country. Thirty nationally acclaimed artists will set up their easels, pull out their paintbrushes and document the landscape and culture of Bath County, Virginia. For four days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location. Listen and learn from daily artist demonstrations. Discover the talent and techniques behind this painting tradition and become a part of our flourishing arts scene. At the end of the week, join us for a Gala Celebration and cast your vote for the best painting at the Reception and Awards Ceremony. Explore one of the most beautiful small towns in Virginia while interacting with some of the nation’s top plein air painters.

    Date:
    Monday, October 2, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-839-2985

    Email:
    barbara@warmspringsgallery.com

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

  • Monterey
    Hands & Harvest Festival
    Friday, October 6, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    165 W. Main Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The annual Hands & Harvest Festival is a celebration of the spectacular display of autumn colors in this rural community. The event features an arts & crafts show and farmers' market. Highland County’s public library sponsors its annual used book sale, while the S.P.C.A. holds its fund-raising sweater sale. The Little Switzerland Cloggers perform Saturday afternoon. Southernmost Maple Products, Fair Lawn Farm and Laurel Fork Sap Suckers invites visitors to their sugar camp for apple butter, cider making, hay rides and pick-your-own pumpkins. Word of Faith Outreach Ministry hosts a BBQ Chicken Dinner to benefit those in need. Ginseng Mountain Store holds an "Open House" with door prize & discounts throughout the store, along with lamb, beef & marinade tasting on the front porch.  

    Date:
    Friday, October 6, 2017 - Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550
    Fax: 540-468-2551

    Email:
    findyourescape@highlandcounty.org

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

  • Monterey
    Valley AeroSpace Team Rocket Launch
    Saturday, October 7, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    3003 Jackson River Road
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Valley AeroSpace Team (VAST) will be holding Rocket Launches at its Jack Mountain Village Launch Site off of Route 220, approximately 3 miles south of Monterey, Virginia.  Rockets of all sizes will be flown but is subject to participation and the weather (visit our website www.valleyaerospace.com for launch status).  Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area.  Come to watch or bring your own rockets to fly with us!  Kids get to fly and take home their very own rocket.  Please contact vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com for more information.

    Date:
    Saturday, October 7, 2017(11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Contact Cell Phone: 540-280-8908

    Email:
    vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com

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

  • Millboro
    Apple Day - A Celebration of Applachian Heritage and Arts and Crafts Fair
    Saturday, October 14, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    14239 Douthat State Park Road
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Enjoy crisp mountain air and beautiful fall foliage. Celebrate the fruits of fall. Enjoy games, hay rides, bluegrass music and great food. See apple butter making, pelt displays, campfire cooking, clogging, and traditional Appalachian artisan and craft demonstrations. The Arts and Crafts Fair features artisans and crafters from throughout the region. See quilts, birdhouses, ceramics, candles, wood crafts, jewelry, photography, baskets and more. Except for parking, it's free. Vendors must register ahead of time by calling the park.

    Date:
    Saturday, October 14, 2017(8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Park office: 540-862-8100
    Customer Serive Center: 800-933-7275
    Fax: 540-862-8104

    Email:
    douthat@dcr.virginia.gov

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

  • New Castle
    Craig County Fall Festival
    Saturday, October 14, 2017
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    141 Court Street
    New Castle, VA 24127

    The 35th Annual Craig County Fall Festival on Main Street in New Castle features six blocks of street fair and the Marshall Reynolds Memorial Antique Car show. Music by local groups, crafts, book sales, food and more.  Demonstrations and exhibits will showcase the history of Craig County at the Old Brick Hotel museum and two restored cabins. Visit Craig County where your Next Adventure is Just around the Bend!  

    Date:
    Saturday, October 14, 2017(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-580-3745
    Mary Page Cosby: 540-864-6646
    Jackie Taylor: 540-520-5555

    Email:
    dgivens29@aol.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    Run For Your Life 5K Run/Walk
    Saturday, October 28, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us for the 1st Annual Run For Your Life 5K Run/Walk.  Wear your scariest and best costume for some Halloween fun! This event starts at The Omni Homestead Resort Ski Lodge. Participants can park in The Homestead parking lot behind the hospital. Shuttles will be running from the parking lot to the lodge. 8-9am Registration/check-in 9am 5K Begins 9:15/9:30am Family Fun Run/Walk Begins Awards and refreshments to follow.  Food will be available to purchase after the race from The Omni Homestead Resort Ski Lodge.   Visit BathHospital.org to register online or pick up a registraiton form at the Bath County Wellness and Rehab center located at 9247 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, VA 24445.

    Date:
    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-839-7330

    Email:
    erin.roberts@bcchospital.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RunForYourLife5KRunWalk

  • Monterey
    Valley AeroSpace Team Rocket Launch
    Saturday, November 4, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    3003 Jackson River Road
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Valley AeroSpace Team (VAST) will be holding Rocket Launches at its Jack Mountain Village Launch Site off of Route 220, approximately 3 miles south of Monterey, Virginia.  Rockets of all sizes will be flown but is subject to participation and the weather (visit our website www.valleyaerospace.com for launch status).  Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area.  Come to watch or bring your own rockets to fly with us!  Kids get to fly and take home their very own rocket.  Please contact vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com for more information.

    Date:
    Saturday, November 4, 2017(11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Contact Cell Phone: 540-280-8908

    Email:
    vastinfo@valleyaerospace.com

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

  • Monterey
    Wintertide
    Friday, December 1, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    165 W. Main Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    Wintertide Weekend offers visitors a family-friendly Christmas experience in a rural, mountain setting. Gift shops and antique stores extend their shopping hours to include evenings and Sunday. A variety of handcrafted gift items, baked goods and maple products are available at the Holiday Treasures Market & Open House in The Highland Center. A tree-lighting service on the Courthouse lawn is followed by the Highland Community Choir in concert.  

    Date:
    Friday, December 1, 2017 - Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550
    Fax: 540-468-2551

    Email:
    highcc@cfw.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    Hot Springs Christmas Parade
    Saturday, December 16, 2017
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    Downtown
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us at the Hot Springs Christmas Parade in Hot Springs! Line up starts at 12 Noon, parade begins at 1pm.

    Date:
    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    Telephone:
    540-839-2100
    540-679-9176

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

  • Monterey
    The Highland Maple Festival
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Sunday, March 11, 2018
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    Spruce Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Highland Maple Festival celebrates the Highland County tradition of maple syrup-making. Designated a "Local Legacy” by The Library of Congress, this festival of 60 years, attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors from across the states. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational glimpse of a rapidly vanishing way of rural American life. Highlights of the festival include buckwheat and pancake breakfasts, maple donuts, locally harvested trout dinners, antiques, arts and crafts, bluegrass music and clogging demonstrations. Last year we celebrated the Senate's decision of designating the Highland County Maple Festival as the "official" maple festival of the Commonwealth!

    Date:
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Sunday, March 11, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550
    Fax: 540-468-2551

    Email:
    findyourescape@highlandcounty.org

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

  • Monterey
    The Highland Maple Festival
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    Spruce Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The Highland Maple Festival celebrates the Highland County tradition of maple syrup-making. Designated a "Local Legacy” by The Library of Congress, this festival of 60 years, attracts upwards of 50,000 visitors from across the states. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational glimpse of a rapidly vanishing way of rural American life. Highlights of the festival include buckwheat and pancake breakfasts, maple donuts, locally harvested trout dinners, antiques, arts and crafts, bluegrass music and clogging demonstrations. Last year we celebrated the Senate's decision of designating the Highland County Maple Festival as the "official" maple festival of the Commonwealth!

    Date:
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-468-2550
    Fax: 540-468-2551

    Email:
    findyourescape@highlandcounty.org

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

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