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  • Clifton Forge
    Art of Chocolate Festival 2020 Rescheduled
    Saturday, September 26, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    This event has been rescheduled to September 26th from 11am to 3pm.   The same great festival just moved to September.  More info soon!  

    Date:
    Saturday, September 26, 2020(11:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ArtofChocolateFestival2020

  • Clifton Forge
    American Craft Week in Clifton Forge VA
    Friday, October 2, 2020 - Saturday, October 3, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come Celebrate with us! Join us for demonstrations that show the creativity and the vibrancy of American handmade crafts!Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center schedule of demonstrations will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Basket making / Saturday, October 3rd - TBA / Sunday, October 4th - Wreath making / Monday, October 5th - Ornament making / Tuesday, October 6th - TBA / Wednesday, October 7th - Felting / Thursday, October 8th - Jeweled Christmas Tree / Friday, October 9th - Quilting. (October 10th & 11th the Shop will be open, however no demonstrations due to preparations for Annual Fall Festival) *Please bring a donation of pet food for area humane agencies. Country Garden Florist schedule of demonstrations will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Bow making / Monday, October 5th - Silk Fall Centerpiece / Tuesday, October 6th - Silk Fall Swag / Wednesday, October 7th - Silk Christmas Wreath / Thursday, October 8th - Silk Christmas Garland / Friday, October 9th - Silk Christmas Centerpiece Livy's Closet schedule of demonstrations will be held from 10 am to 2 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Wreath making / Wednesday, October 7th - Fall Crafts 

    Date:
    Friday, October 2, 2020 - Saturday, October 3, 2020(10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    ahartcraft@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    American Craft Week in Clifton Forge VA
    Sunday, October 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come Celebrate with us! Join us for demonstrations that show the creativity and the vibrancy of American handmade crafts!Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center schedule of demonstrations will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Basket making / Saturday, October 3rd - TBA / Sunday, October 4th - Wreath making / Monday, October 5th - Ornament making / Tuesday, October 6th - TBA / Wednesday, October 7th - Felting / Thursday, October 8th - Jeweled Christmas Tree / Friday, October 9th - Quilting. (October 10th & 11th the Shop will be open, however no demonstrations due to preparations for Annual Fall Festival) *Please bring a donation of pet food for area humane agencies. Country Garden Florist schedule of demonstrations will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Bow making / Monday, October 5th - Silk Fall Centerpiece / Tuesday, October 6th - Silk Fall Swag / Wednesday, October 7th - Silk Christmas Wreath / Thursday, October 8th - Silk Christmas Garland / Friday, October 9th - Silk Christmas Centerpiece Livy's Closet schedule of demonstrations will be held from 10 am to 2 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Wreath making / Wednesday, October 7th - Fall Crafts 

    Date:
    Sunday, October 4, 2020(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    ahartcraft@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    American Craft Week in Clifton Forge VA
    Monday, October 5, 2020 - Saturday, October 10, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come Celebrate with us! Join us for demonstrations that show the creativity and the vibrancy of American handmade crafts!Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center schedule of demonstrations will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Basket making / Saturday, October 3rd - TBA / Sunday, October 4th - Wreath making / Monday, October 5th - Ornament making / Tuesday, October 6th - TBA / Wednesday, October 7th - Felting / Thursday, October 8th - Jeweled Christmas Tree / Friday, October 9th - Quilting. (October 10th & 11th the Shop will be open, however no demonstrations due to preparations for Annual Fall Festival) *Please bring a donation of pet food for area humane agencies. Country Garden Florist schedule of demonstrations will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Bow making / Monday, October 5th - Silk Fall Centerpiece / Tuesday, October 6th - Silk Fall Swag / Wednesday, October 7th - Silk Christmas Wreath / Thursday, October 8th - Silk Christmas Garland / Friday, October 9th - Silk Christmas Centerpiece Livy's Closet schedule of demonstrations will be held from 10 am to 2 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Wreath making / Wednesday, October 7th - Fall Crafts 

    Date:
    Monday, October 5, 2020 - Saturday, October 10, 2020(10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    ahartcraft@ntelos.net

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

  • Monterey
    Hands & Harvest Festival
    Thursday, October 8, 2020
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    165 W. Main Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The annual Hands & Harvest Festival is a celebration of fall in this rural, mountain community. This year, there will be a twist!  On Thursday, October 8th from 6 to 8 pm, Highland County has teamed up with online event platform BoothCentral to introduce the first ever Virtual Hands & Harvest Festival. No matter where you are located in the world, you can log in to discover, browse and shop with participating festival organizations and businesses.  There is no need to preregister, although you can click the “Guest Registration” button beforehand if you would like to receive an email reminder on the day of the event. Go to https://tinyurl.com/2020handsandharvest to watch the video stream and check out the online "booths."  From Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th, there will be in-person offerings around the county, including live entertainment from Lynda Smith and 7th Street, maple syrup sugar camps tours on the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail, apple butter and cider pressing, arts and crafts, rocket launches, fire tower, Barn Quilt Trail and much more! Stay up to date on these activities and more at https://highlandcounty.org/events/hands-harvest-festival/. Come celebrate autumn in Highland County!  Please observe current CDC and VDH guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Date:
    Thursday, October 8, 2020(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

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

    Email:
    director@highlandcounty.org

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

  • Monterey
    Hands & Harvest Festival
    Friday, October 9, 2020
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    165 W. Main Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The annual Hands & Harvest Festival is a celebration of fall in this rural, mountain community. This year, there will be a twist!  On Thursday, October 8th from 6 to 8 pm, Highland County has teamed up with online event platform BoothCentral to introduce the first ever Virtual Hands & Harvest Festival. No matter where you are located in the world, you can log in to discover, browse and shop with participating festival organizations and businesses.  There is no need to preregister, although you can click the “Guest Registration” button beforehand if you would like to receive an email reminder on the day of the event. Go to https://tinyurl.com/2020handsandharvest to watch the video stream and check out the online "booths."  From Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th, there will be in-person offerings around the county, including live entertainment from Lynda Smith and 7th Street, maple syrup sugar camps tours on the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail, apple butter and cider pressing, arts and crafts, rocket launches, fire tower, Barn Quilt Trail and much more! Stay up to date on these activities and more at https://highlandcounty.org/events/hands-harvest-festival/. Come celebrate autumn in Highland County!  Please observe current CDC and VDH guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Date:
    Friday, October 9, 2020

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

    Email:
    director@highlandcounty.org

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

  • Millboro
    Campsite Cook-Off Oktoberfest
    Saturday, October 10, 2020
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    14239 Douthat State Park Rd.
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Be a part of our 5th Annual Campsite Cook-off Oktoberfest. This is no ordinary cook-off and it will put your creativity to the test. What makes this such a unique event? The meat for the cook-off will be provided by the park but participants will not know the type of meat until it is time to cook. Cooks must supply their own secret seasonings to make their dish a standout. Teams will be given the meat Friday evening to prepare overnight. Tastings will follow on Saturday. Live music will be available for both participants and spectators to enjoy. There is limited space so teams must pre-register. Registration will open at 9 a.m. on March 2. To register or for the rules and regulations, please call the park at 540-862-8114. For spectators, entry into the event will be $10 per person. Craft artisans and food vendors will also be onsite.

    Date:
    Saturday, October 10, 2020(10:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

    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/CampsiteCookOffOktoberfest

  • Monterey
    Hands & Harvest Festival
    Saturday, October 10, 2020
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    165 W. Main Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The annual Hands & Harvest Festival is a celebration of fall in this rural, mountain community. This year, there will be a twist!  On Thursday, October 8th from 6 to 8 pm, Highland County has teamed up with online event platform BoothCentral to introduce the first ever Virtual Hands & Harvest Festival. No matter where you are located in the world, you can log in to discover, browse and shop with participating festival organizations and businesses.  There is no need to preregister, although you can click the “Guest Registration” button beforehand if you would like to receive an email reminder on the day of the event. Go to https://tinyurl.com/2020handsandharvest to watch the video stream and check out the online "booths."  From Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th, there will be in-person offerings around the county, including live entertainment from Lynda Smith and 7th Street, maple syrup sugar camps tours on the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail, apple butter and cider pressing, arts and crafts, rocket launches, fire tower, Barn Quilt Trail and much more! Stay up to date on these activities and more at https://highlandcounty.org/events/hands-harvest-festival/. Come celebrate autumn in Highland County!  Please observe current CDC and VDH guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Date:
    Saturday, October 10, 2020

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

    Email:
    director@highlandcounty.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    American Craft Week in Clifton Forge VA
    Sunday, October 11, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    439 E. Ridgeway St.
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Come Celebrate with us! Join us for demonstrations that show the creativity and the vibrancy of American handmade crafts!Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center schedule of demonstrations will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Basket making / Saturday, October 3rd - TBA / Sunday, October 4th - Wreath making / Monday, October 5th - Ornament making / Tuesday, October 6th - TBA / Wednesday, October 7th - Felting / Thursday, October 8th - Jeweled Christmas Tree / Friday, October 9th - Quilting. (October 10th & 11th the Shop will be open, however no demonstrations due to preparations for Annual Fall Festival) *Please bring a donation of pet food for area humane agencies. Country Garden Florist schedule of demonstrations will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Bow making / Monday, October 5th - Silk Fall Centerpiece / Tuesday, October 6th - Silk Fall Swag / Wednesday, October 7th - Silk Christmas Wreath / Thursday, October 8th - Silk Christmas Garland / Friday, October 9th - Silk Christmas Centerpiece Livy's Closet schedule of demonstrations will be held from 10 am to 2 pm daily as follows:Friday, October 2nd - Wreath making / Wednesday, October 7th - Fall Crafts 

    Date:
    Sunday, October 11, 2020(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    ahartcraft@ntelos.net

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

  • Monterey
    Hands & Harvest Festival
    Sunday, October 11, 2020
    Show details

    Locality:
    Highland County
    165 W. Main Street
    Monterey, VA 24465

    The annual Hands & Harvest Festival is a celebration of fall in this rural, mountain community. This year, there will be a twist!  On Thursday, October 8th from 6 to 8 pm, Highland County has teamed up with online event platform BoothCentral to introduce the first ever Virtual Hands & Harvest Festival. No matter where you are located in the world, you can log in to discover, browse and shop with participating festival organizations and businesses.  There is no need to preregister, although you can click the “Guest Registration” button beforehand if you would like to receive an email reminder on the day of the event. Go to https://tinyurl.com/2020handsandharvest to watch the video stream and check out the online "booths."  From Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th, there will be in-person offerings around the county, including live entertainment from Lynda Smith and 7th Street, maple syrup sugar camps tours on the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail, apple butter and cider pressing, arts and crafts, rocket launches, fire tower, Barn Quilt Trail and much more! Stay up to date on these activities and more at https://highlandcounty.org/events/hands-harvest-festival/. Come celebrate autumn in Highland County!  Please observe current CDC and VDH guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Date:
    Sunday, October 11, 2020

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

    Email:
    director@highlandcounty.org

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Saturday, October 31, 2020
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

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

    Date:
    Saturday, October 31, 2020(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 20, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Friday, November 20 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Enjoy performances by Garlynda's Fancy Feet Dancers and Patsy's Ultimate Dance Explosion Cloggers! Then sing along to Jingle Bells and enjoy some refreshments. In the event of rain the ceremony will be held at 6pm on the 21st.

    Date:
    Friday, November 20, 2020(6:00 PM - 6:30 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-Merry and Bright
    Friday, December 4, 2020
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city) County
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening December 4th at the new time of 6:30PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2020 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen , "Merry and Bright"' 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 entry, best overall float, Starz award, and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter.

    Date:
    Friday, December 4, 2020(6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Ricky Tims Master Class Quilt Retreat
    Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Saturday, February 20, 2021
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Ricky Tims Master Class Quilt Retreat offers a comprehensive quilt curriculum for all quilters. This customized event will teach, encourage, inspire, and will most certainly keep you entertained. Ricky demystifies seemingly complex concepts, and teaches mastery of unique techniques. The sessions cover improvisational patchwork, no-pins precision curved piecing, design guidelines, color theory, dyeing basics, and machine quilting tips that work for both domestic and long arm. You will learn beautiful outline appliqué and innovative piecing techniques—most of which don’t require a quarter-inch seam! Ricky’s goal is to change how you think when it comes to quilting. He will help you to reevaluate your quilting experience and give you the ability to define who you are as a quilter. The seminar will benefit all quilters—beginners or experienced—traditional or art. In addition to the methods and techniques being taught, there will be plenty of fun projects/patterns for you to consider. Thursday, February 18, 3:00pm to 7:00pm Includes a meet and greet and dinner. Friday, February 19, 8:30am to 8:00pm Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and evening session. Saturday, February 20, 8:30am to 3:00pm Lectures with Ricky, Breakfast & Lunch. 3:30 to 6:30, Demos and Dinner, 7:00 to 9:00 Ricky Tims in Concert

    Date:
    Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Saturday, February 20, 2021(3:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • Clifton Forge
    Ricky Tims in Concert
    Saturday, February 20, 2021
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    Locality:
    Alleghany County
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Spend a fun and entertaining evening of music and story-telling with award-winning musician and quilter, Ricky Tims. Ricky's hilarious and inspirational stories are punctuated with performances of his original piano compositions and arraignments accompanied by elaborate visual display. Ricky is known as a skilled entertainer, and his concerts are a must-see event. He always has a few surprises up his sleeves, so even if you’ve been to one of his concerts before, you can be sure you will hear something new each time you spend an evening with Ricky.

    Date:
    Saturday, February 20, 2021(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

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

  • 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

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