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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
    Scott Miller & Friends
    Friday, April 23, 2021
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Scott Miller & FriendsSat., Sept. 19, 2020 at 7:30PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $30-$22, Boxes $45 Scott Miller was our headliner for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration in 2016, so he's like a member of the family. What better way to celebrate Heritage Day weekend than to have Scott back? This time, Scott is bringing along a few of his friends to join in the fun! Recently inducted to the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter SCOTT MILLER returned to his native Virginia to tend the family farm while continuing to release and perform new music informed by that rural area, history, and Appalachia. “Miller combines the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller… a gifted and eclectic solo artist.” (AllMusic.com) Recently on tour with Patty Griffin, Robbie Fulks, Paul Thorn, Robin & Linda Williams, and American Aquarium.

    Date:
    Friday, April 23, 2021(7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

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

  • Warm Springs
    So Fly Festival
    Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Sunday, May 9, 2021
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    118 Old Germantown Rd
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    So Fly Fest is a celebration of the world-class fly fishing in Bath County. The festival is centered in the charming village of Warm Springs with events happening all across the county. There are plenty of opportunities to fish the county's cool, clear waters, plus unique events like sreamside yoga, wine tastings and pairings, and much more. This three-day event offers visitors a chance to experience Bath County's legendary hospitality and dine around at some of the county's best restaurants. So Fly Fest was voted by the readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine as one of the top Fly Fishing Events in their Best of the Blue Ridge Contest.

    Date:
    Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Telephone:
    540-839-2231

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

  • Warm Springs
    Foodlore Fridays
    Friday, May 28, 2021
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    Oakley Farm Lane
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Foodlore Fridays is a celebration of food, farmers and community. Join us at Oakley Farm in Warm Springs, Virginia, each Friday from May 28 through September 24 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Shop a seasonal offering of local food from Foodlore Provisions vendors. Eat distinctive fare prepared by a rotation of food-makers. Sip local ciders and curated wines by Troddenvale at Oakley Farms. For complete details on food and entertainment visit our website at https://www.foodloreprovisions.com/fridays  

    Date:
    Friday, May 28, 2021(4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-968-0910

    Email:
    info@foodloreprovisions.com

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Scott Miller Trio
    Friday, June 4, 2021
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    513 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Scott Miller & TrioSaturday August 28, 2021 at 7:30PMIn the Historic AmphitheatreTickets: $25, Scott Miller was our headliner for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration in 2016, so he’s like a member of the family. Recently inducted to the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter SCOTT MILLER returned to his native Virginia to tend the family farm while continuing to release and perform new music informed by that rural area, history, and Appalachia. “Miller combines the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller… a gifted and eclectic solo artist.” (AllMusic.com) Recently on tour with Patty Griffin, Robbie Fulks, Paul Thorn, Robin & Linda Williams, and American Aquarium.

    Date:
    Friday, June 4, 2021(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    540-826-5455

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

  • Warm Springs
    Foodlore Fridays
    Friday, June 4, 2021
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    Oakley Farm Lane
    Warm Springs, VA 24484

    Foodlore Fridays is a celebration of food, farmers and community. Join us at Oakley Farm in Warm Springs, Virginia, each Friday from May 28 through September 24 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Shop a seasonal offering of local food from Foodlore Provisions vendors. Eat distinctive fare prepared by a rotation of food-makers. Sip local ciders and curated wines by Troddenvale at Oakley Farms. For complete details on food and entertainment visit our website at https://www.foodloreprovisions.com/fridays  

    Date:
    Friday, June 4, 2021(4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-968-0910

    Email:
    info@foodloreprovisions.com

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

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