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Maple Syrup Festival in Highland County, VASmall 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.

  • Monterey
    2020 Wintertide
    Saturday, December 5, 2020
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    Locality:
    Highland County
    Courthouse Lawn
    Monterey, VA 24465

    It's been a tough year, so let's spread some cheer! The 2020 Wintertide will take place on Saturday, December 5th and will consist of a drive-through visit with Santa and Winter Vendor Market at The Highland Center, opportunities for you to support our community businesses by shopping local, and holiday lights and displays! Stay updated with the full schedule, details and latest developments at:https://members.highlandcounty.org/event-calendar/details/wintertide-244289.  

    Date:
    Saturday, December 5, 2020

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

    Email:
    director@highlandcounty.org

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

  • 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

  • Millboro
    Campsite Cook-Off Oktoberfest
    Sunday, March 21, 2021
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    Locality:
    Bath County
    14239 Douthat State Park Rd.
    Millboro, VA 24460

    Postponed until March 21, 2021 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.  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:
    Sunday, March 21, 2021

    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

  • 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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