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  • 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

  • Clifton Forge
    Fishing with Angels
    Saturday, May 12, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The 3rd Annual Fishing with Angels will take place at Smith Creek, near the Masonic Amphitheatre Pedestrian Bridge.  The event is for physically challenged or intellectually disabled youth ages five through eighteen.  Hundreds of trout will be stocked in the creek prior to the event, and all fishing poles will be provided for the event in addition to cornhole and a free concert by The Announcers.  Lunch will be provided for those attending the event.  Local firefighters and rescue workers will be in attendance to assist and enjoy a little fishing themselves.

    Date:
    Saturday, May 12, 2018(10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    STARS: Spring with the STARS, Presented by Appalfolks of America
    Saturday, May 19, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) is in its 22nd performance season, and the troupe of performers, who face mental and/or physical challenges, will perform the type of variety show that STARS has become noted for over the past two decades. Paula Crance and Sonya Kimberlin will co-direct the performance, and Chris Fisher will return as Master of Ceremonies.  WestRock continues to sponsor STARS, with support from the Town of Clifton Forge.  

    Date:
    Saturday, May 19, 2018(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
    Saturday, May 19, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    4017 Nicelytown Road
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Join us on Saturday, May 19, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia! Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 18th at Jack Mason's Tavern and Brewery and 7:30am at The Sharon Community Center on May 19. The Top male and female finisher overall will each receive an Omni Homestead gift certificate for a 2 person one night stay! Medals will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for first time participants. 

    Date:
    Saturday, May 19, 2018(9:00 AM

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000
    Fax: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Millboro
    Douthat Lake Run Car Show
    Sunday, May 20, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    14239 Douthat State Park Road
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Get in gear and drive to one of Virginia's most beautiful parks for a weekend of fun, sun and classic automobiles. Hundreds of vehicles are displayed near the beach. It starts at noon on Sunday (with registration starting at 8 a.m.). Show off your car and bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax on the beach while listening to great music. Enjoy fun games and activities. Shuttles to and from the show area are provided. The fee to show a vehicle is $13 in advance before May 20 or $15 on the day of the show. It's free for spectators, except for a parking fee. Location detail: Beach Complex

    Date:
    Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

    Email:
    douthat@dcr.virginia.gov

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained; The Ultimate Johnny Cash
    Friday, June 1, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Have you ever imagined experiencing ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them? From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE for one night only! Johnny Cash may not have been the greatest singer or musical technician, but his sound was unforgettable. Steady like a train, sharp like a razor, with the perfect blend of country, rock 'n' roll, and folk music, Cash paved the way for artists of all genres for years to come. Without Johnny Cash, we wouldn't have some of the music we've all enjoyed over the past 6 decades. Performed by some of the finest musicians in the state of Virginia, James Tamelcoff captures Cash's trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the Tennessee Three. The group has sold-out theatres across the southeast, including the legendary House of Blues. They will entertain you with Cash’s greatest hits including “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Ring of Fire”, “Walk the Line”, and many more. You will also hear songs from the end of Cash’s career including his final hit “Hurt” written by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails).

    Date:
    Friday, June 1, 2018(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival
    Saturday, June 2, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival is a celebration of the heritage of the Alleghany Highlands, our Railway History, and a chance to honor our Veterans this year. Continuous entertainment in story and song, food from around the globe and our own backyard, a quilt bed-turning, 100 demonstrations, vendors and displays that entertain, educate and enchant. The Festival takes place in downtown Clifton Forge, at the beautifully restored Historic Masonic Theatre, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, the Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge Public Library, The Jungle/Smith Creek Entrance Point, Clifton Forge School of the Arts, and don't miss our quilt pew display at Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church. Travel down the road a block and find more music, food, demonstrations, vendors and displays at the C&O Heritage Center. A day full of fun, food, and history--Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival, Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. A rain or shine event. Free admission. Entrance tent is located on 513 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA

    Date:
    Saturday, June 2, 2018(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Flag Day Celebration
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
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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 242nd 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 Troup # 699, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. Jim "Neighbor" Smith with also take part in the flag ceremony. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Dale Meuterspaugh 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 events kicks off The Town of Clifton Forge's Stars and Strips Celebration culminating on July 4th.

    Date:
    Thursday, June 14, 2018(5:30 PM

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Kids Art Camp
    Monday, June 18, 2018 - Thursday, June 21, 2018
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Summer Art Camp I Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center (AHACC) youth art program is designed to foster an appreciation of art for students ages 8 – 12.  The Camp introduces students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity.  Students will explore self-expression through various mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture as they delve into the elements and vocabulary of art. The class is taught by Clifton Middle School Art Teacher Kaarn Thomas.  Cost is $75 per child and will cover all materials. Contact the AHACC at  (540) 862-4447.  

    Date:
    Monday, June 18, 2018 - Thursday, June 21, 2018(9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    highlandsartsandcraft.org@gmail.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    AbbaFab: The Premier Abba Experience
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    ABBAFAB - THE PREMIER ABBA EXPERIENCE Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:30pmIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumSponsored by: Jack Mason's Tavern Having played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and abroad, ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational talents of some of TAD’s most talented and loved artists and musicians! This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From ABBA’s earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on a technicolor journey that is unmatched. Our vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute being performed today! ABBA’s record-breaking string of hits has stood the test of time and continues to thrill audiences of all ages. With vocals and musicianship that are second to none, the ABBAFAB vibe is infectious! ABBA fans love it and new ABBA fans are created at every show. There’s no generation gap here, so let’s ALL party like it’s 1979!

    Date:
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018(7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

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

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 23, 2018
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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 5k event and will start in the back of the group at the start line.  The course is certified by USATF as a Boston Marathon qualifying marathon race. Coinciding with the fifth annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ in Covington, VA 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 23, 2018(7:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • Warm Springs
    Bath County Triathlon: Moomaw Madness
    Saturday, June 23, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    8446 Bolars Draft Road
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Join us June 23, 2018 for our 15th 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 23, 2018(8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-839-5409

    Email:
    executivedirector@countyofbathchamber.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Kids Art Camp
    Monday, June 25, 2018 - Thursday, June 28, 2018
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Summer Art Camp I Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center (AHACC) youth art program is designed to foster an appreciation of art for students ages 8 – 12.  The Camp introduces students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity.  Students will explore self-expression through various mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture as they delve into the elements and vocabulary of art. The class is taught by Clifton Middle School Art Teacher Kaarn Thomas.  Cost is $75 per child and will cover all materials. Contact the AHACC at  (540) 862-4447.  

    Date:
    Monday, June 25, 2018 - Thursday, June 28, 2018(9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    highlandsartsandcraft.org@gmail.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    4th of July Cookout, Concert & Fireworks
    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Thursday, July 5, 2018
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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:
    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Telephone:
    800-838-1766

    Email:
    stay@thehomestead.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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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. We urge you to come out and enjoy the parade or even be in it! As this is a small town celebration in the best sense of the word, we are hoping that many of our young people will hop on the bikes, carry a flag or wear something red, white and blue and march or ride in the parade. 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 Henry Downing Band and the 50 member Celebration Chorale presenting a Patriotic Cantata. This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration.

    Date:
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018(11:00 AM - 10:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Hot Springs
    Wings and Wheels, Bath County
    Saturday, July 14, 2018
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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 6, $20 after July 6 & 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. No canopies for the car show are to be set up.  Admission (cash only) $5 Adults $3 Children 4-12 FREE: 3 & Under http://wingsandwheelsbathcountyva.com/

    Date:
    Saturday, July 14, 2018(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

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

    Email:
    tourbath2@bathcountyva.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Kids Art Camp
    Monday, July 16, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Summer Art Camp I Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center (AHACC) youth art program is designed to foster an appreciation of art for students ages 8 – 12.  The Camp introduces students to a variety of materials and artistic concepts to evoke their curiosity and to hone their natural creativity.  Students will explore self-expression through various mediums including painting, drawing, and sculpture as they delve into the elements and vocabulary of art. The class is taught by Clifton Middle School Art Teacher Kaarn Thomas.  Cost is $75 per child and will cover all materials. Contact the AHACC at  (540) 862-4447.  

    Date:
    Monday, July 16, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018(9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    highlandsartsandcraft.org@gmail.com

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

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 21, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Gran Fondo Alleghany celebrates its ninth edition in July 2018 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 21, 2018(7:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 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 21, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018
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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 14 & 15 between 1:00-5:00pmEntry form will be available on the website in May.

    Date:
    Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-839-2139

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

  • Warm Springs
    Poor Farm Bluegrass Festival
    Saturday, July 28, 2018
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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 28, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-679-0385

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

  • Hot Springs
    Bath County Art Show
    Sunday, July 29, 2018
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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 14 & 15 between 1:00-5:00pmEntry form will be available on the website in May.

    Date:
    Sunday, July 29, 2018(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 4, 2018
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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 4, 2018 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 4, 2018(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Monterey
    Highland County Fair
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Saturday, September 1, 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:
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Saturday, September 1, 2018(8:00 AM - 11:59 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

  • Hot Springs
    Labor Day Celebration
    Friday, August 31, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Retreat to a mountainside oasis for this Labor Day weekend! Join us as we celebrate with the finest food and family fun. Special events include the Labor Day fun run, craft classes, food events and our traditional summer send off lawn party topped off with a fantastic firework show. Enjoy resort activities from our Red Tail Racer zip line to archery and horseback riding. Don't miss out on summer's last hurrah!   

    Date:
    Friday, August 31, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018

    Telephone:
    800-838-1766

    Email:
    stay@thehomestead.com

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

  • Millboro
    Campsite Cook Off
    Saturday, September 15, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    14239 Douthat State Park Road
    Millboro, VA 24460

    The 3rd Annual Campsite Cook Off at Douthat State Park is hosted by Douthat SPEED Group on Saturday September 15. Contestants will be competing for $1,000 over all winner. Contestants will be given meats the night before, unknown to them what they will be cooking, provided by SPEED. Spectators are encouraged to come sample all the meats that are being cooked, enjoy some great wine and beer, and also enjoy live music entertainment and dancing for an admission fee of $10...Kids 10 and under get in free. More details to come later. -Thanks to our sponsors Douthat S.P.E.ED Group and Devils Backbone Brewing Company

    Date:
    Saturday, September 15, 2018(11:00 AM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-8114

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

  • Millboro
    Bath County Fair
    Saturday, September 15, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    411 Church Street
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Enjoy food, music, entertainment, vendors and games. Enter contest exhibits and participate in the dog show! Fair booklets and raffle tickets will be available at the County of Bath Office of Tourism, Bath County Chamber of Commerce, Millboro Elementary School and VCE-Bath County closer to the event date. For more information, call Kari at 540.839.7261.

    Date:
    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-839-7261

    Email:
    karis@vt.edu

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

  • Hot Springs
    National D-Day Memorial Golf Classic at the Omni Homestead
    Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Monday, September 17, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Hwy.
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA will host the Memorial’s 4th annual golf fundraising event at the famous Cascades Course. The Cascades Course is regarded as the finest mountain course in the country, and offers challenging links set against the backdrop of Virginia's breathtaking Allegheny Mountains. The course is ranked among "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses" by Golf Digest and it frequently tops the list of best Southern Courses including Golfweek magazine's #1 Virginia course of 2015. Those who register can also enjoy a special discounted practice round on Sunday and special overnight accommodations at The Omni Homestead. Sponsorships are available. Call (540) 586-3329 or visit www.dday.org for more information.

    Date:
    Sunday, September 16, 2018 - Monday, September 17, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-586-3329

    Email:
    dday@dday.org

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

  • Warm Springs
    Bath County Plein Air Festival
    Monday, October 1, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    12 Katydid Trail
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Warm Springs Gallery is delighted to announce the Sixth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival October 1-7, 2018, 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 seven 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. The Warm Springs Gallery will be open Monday, October 1 through Saturday, October 6, from 9 am to 5 pm.

    Date:
    Monday, October 1, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-839-2985

    Email:
    barbara@warmspringsgallery.com

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

  • Hot Springs
    "Cascades Classic" Golf Tournament
    Sunday, October 7, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    Route 220
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    The County of Bath Chamber of Commerce and The Omni Homestead Resort are hosting the 2018 Bath County Chamber “Cascades Classic” Golf Tournament as a fundraiser for the County of Bath Chamber of Commerce. Come join us rain or shine for a friendly competition on the beautiful course of The Cascades at The Omni Homestead.  This is a Captain’s Choice tournament with a rate of $400 per four-man team.  This rate includes green fees, cart fees, entry, and dinner.  We are accepting the first 30 teams to register and pay in full.  Registration deadline is September 21st.  Any team that registers after September 21st will pay $440.  All payment is non-refundable. Visit http://countyofbathchamber.org/page/golf_tournament for more information or contact Emily Plecker at 540.839.5409

    Date:
    Sunday, October 7, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-839-5409

    Email:
    executivedirector@countyofbathchamber.org

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

  • Millboro
    Apple Day: A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage and Arts and Crafts Fair
    Saturday, October 13, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    14239 Douthat State Park Road
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Come enjoy the fruits of fall!  Join us for hay rides, bluegrass and great food. Featuring traditional Appalachian arts and crafts such as campfire cooking, wood working, quilt making and more, our Apple Day celebration is sure to be fun for the whole family.  While there is a parking fee, entry is free! Vendors: please register in advance at 540-862-8114

    Date:
    Saturday, October 13, 2018(8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Park office: 540-862-8100

    Email:
    douthat@dcr.virginia.gov

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

  • New Castle
    Craig County Fall Festival
    Saturday, October 13, 2018
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    Locality:
    Craig County
    141 Court Street
    New Castle, VA 24127

    The 36th 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 13, 2018(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 27, 2018
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    7696 Sam Snead Highway
    Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us for the 3rd 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. 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 27, 2018

    Telephone:
    540-839-7330

    Email:
    erin.roberts@bcchospital.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge from 1PM to 5PM!  Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying murals hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

    Date:
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting
    Friday, November 16, 2018
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      November 16, 2018 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands.  Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony. 

    Date:
    Friday, November 16, 2018(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Christmas Parade-Santa's Workshop
    Friday, November 30, 2018
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening November 30th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2018 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen SANTA'S WORKSHOP for our theme. As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal float, best overall float and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter!

    Date:
    Friday, November 30, 2018(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Hot Springs
    Hot Springs Christmas Parade
    Saturday, December 15, 2018
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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 2pm.

    Date:
    Saturday, December 15, 2018

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

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

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