Things to Do - Festivals & Events

The historic Barter Theatre is just one of the many reasons why Garden and Gun Magazine named Abingdon Best Performing Arts Town.

a crowd watches a concert at the Virginia Highlands Festival Street and Dance partyThere are festivals, concerts and special events all year long in Abingdon. One of the best known is the Virginia Highlands Festival, which takes place each summer. The Abingdon Music Experience hosts performances and jams throughout the year, so check the calendar of events often.

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  • Abingdon

    Out in the Open - Sculpture Competition Exhibit and Reception

    Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Monday, December 31, 2018
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    Locality:
    Washington
    415 Academy Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Join the William King Museum of Art in celebrating regional sculpture with Out in the Open: Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. After an open call for submissions from sculptors throughout the Appalachian region, the selected works will be unveiled in WKMA's sculpture garden as part of Abingdon's monthly First Thursday event on August 4, 2016. The final pieces were chosen by guest juror Lauren Ross, Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University and will be on view in WKMA's sculpture garden through 2018.

    Date:
    Thursday, August 4, 2016 - Monday, December 31, 2018(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    william King Museum: 276-628-5005

    Email:
    snobles@wkmuseum.org

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

  • Abingdon

    Gibian & Nobles Exhibit Opening "Through their Eyes"

    Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    314 Depot Square
    Abingdon, VA 24212

      "First Thursday" January 5th 6-8pm. Opening Reception for Artists Kathy Gibian and Sarah Nobles-"Through their Eyes" Working in acrylic & oil, two artists explore their landscapes through a lense of clarification. Gibian uses geometric forms to build dreamy landscapes while Nobles uses soft shapes and tecture to produce romanticized and recognizable rural settings. Visit the 7 Resident Artists working in their studios. -Refreshments will be served.  Admission is always free and everyone is always welcome!

    Date:
    Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-9091

    Email:
    abingdonartsdepot@eva.org

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

  • Abingdon

    The Crooked Road Open Jam at Heartwood

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Thursday, December 28, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Heartwood Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The Crooked Road Open Jam at Heartwood is an informal musical gathering on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Thursday of each month. You don't have to play an instrument to partake, though it's always open to those who do. Either way, just come prepared to have fun and be blown away by the level of talent Southwest Virginia has to offer. Entertainment is free; special a la carte BBQ menu also available.

    Date:
    Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Thursday, December 28, 2017(5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-492-2400

    Email:
    heartwoodevents@guestservices.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Barter Theater's Million Dollar Quartet

    Friday, August 18, 2017 - Saturday, September 9, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    127 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    “Million Dollar Quartet” is inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. “Million Dollar Quartet” brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," “Hound Dog" and more.

    Date:
    Friday, August 18, 2017 - Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Telephone:
    Box Office: 276-628-3991

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

  • Abingdon

    Solar Eclipse Party

    Monday, August 21, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Heartwood Circle
    Abingdon , VA 24210

    Have you heard about the Total Solar Eclipse that's coming to the U.S.? Well, we are excited to announce that we will be having an Eclipse Party on August 21st! We have a limited quantity of glasses that will be available for purchase. So make your plans to hangout with us for this exciting, once in a lifetime event.  Our Solar Eclipse Party will be held on the Heartwood Front Lawn, weather permitting. Please make sure to bring a lawn chair, as seating will not be provided.  We will have a "Solar Eclipse Meatloaf & Macaroni" lunch special with a pair of solar eclipse glasses. So drop by to see us for this yummy solar eclipse treat! This will be our house meatloaf cut in a round, with mac n' cheese. Glasses will also be available for individual sale. For Ticket Purchase: solareclipseparty.bpt.me  

    Date:
    Monday, August 21, 2017(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-492-2400
    276-492-2423

    Email:
    heartwoodevents@guestservices.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Thats One Saucy Tomato with Matt Shy

    Monday, August 21, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Partnership Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The beautiful versatile tomato is at its peak during late summer months and Matt Shy from Mellow Mushroom will introduce you to all of the many ways to highlight those fresh bursts of flavor before chilly weather sets in. From spicy gazpacho and a favorite hot soup to delicious appetizers, salads and a special pasta dish, students will not only collect fabulous recipes, but will take away lots of tips on using those fresh garden tomatoes. The class will learn how to peel and roast tomatoes in large batches for making salsas and sauces which can be canned later

    Date:
    Monday, August 21, 2017(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    front desk: 276-619-4300

    Email:
    swebb@swcenter.edu

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Community Contra Dance

    Saturday, August 26, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon , VA 24210

    Contradance is a folk dance made up of long lines of couples. It has mixed origins from English country dance, Scottish, French dance styles in the 17th century, with strong African influence from Appalachia. There is a "Caller" (who gives dancers instruction) and a live band.  If you can walk, you can contra.  Live music, live caller! Come as you are; wear soft flexible shoes for dancing. Come to dance or just to listen and watch. No partner is necessary. All dances are taught. This dance is smoke and alcohol free. Admission to the dance is $7. Students: $5. For further information call The Community Center of Abingdon at 276-628-3911 or visit thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com. Directions: From Valley Street, turn onto Whites Mill. Take the first right onto Summers, then the first right on Senior Drive. The Center is on your left.

    Date:
    Saturday, August 26, 2017(7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    bwillis@bvu.net

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

  • Abingdon

    Living History: Life in the Backcountry and the Battle of Kings Mountain

    Saturday, August 26, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    1780 Muster Place
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Overmountain Men and their families will come to life!   This event will highlight the importance of Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780.   Certified by the National Park Service as the northern trailhead of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, the Abingdon Muster Grounds is a picturesque 9-acre park with significant history.  When a call was issued for militia to respond to British Major Patrick Ferguson’s threat that, “he would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword,” men from all over the region moved into action.  Under the leadership of Colonel William Campbell, 400 Virginians set out to join patriot militia from Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  After a two week campaign, the Overmountain Men fought the Battle of Kings Mountain with overwhelming success.  Thomas Jefferson said it was “the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence”.  The Keller Interpretive Center, located at the park, houses southwest Virginia’s premier Revolutionary War exhibits.  Artifacts associated with backcountry Virginia and the Battle of Kings Mountain are on display.

    Date:
    Saturday, August 26, 2017(1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-525-1050

    Email:
    lhunter@abingdon-va.gov

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Heartwood's First Friday Fish Fry

    Friday, September 1, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Heartwood Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The new Heartwood Friday Tradition! Join us every First Friday from March-November from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm for First Friday Fish Fry! Entrees starting at $6.00, including All-You-Can-Eat Catfish for $15.00. Reservations available by calling (276) 492-2400. We hope to see you there!

    Date:
    Friday, September 1, 2017(5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-492-2400

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

  • Abingdon

    Main Street Busker Fest

    Saturday, September 2, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    133 Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24212

    Weird and wonderful street performers will fill downtown Abingdon for the Main Street Busker Fest  We’ve lined up acts from all over the region & country to thrill your senses. From fire-eaters to magicians, human statues, one-man bands and everything in between, there won’t be a corner of the Main Street that will disappoint. There is something for all ages! The Imagination Station, presented by Paper Moon Studio & Barter Youth Academy is all for kids & kids at heart from 11-3pm on the Barter Green. Join them for FREE puppet making, improv & performance. The antics of the day keep going into the night for guests 21+ . Buskers After Dark is a night of up-close and untamed performances, including a stage show and chance to mingle with the best buskers of the festival. Attendees are welcome to attend in costume, adding to the magic of the night. In keeping with the spirit of the festival, attendees are encouraged to bring a “tip” for Abingdon Main Street, a donation at the door.  The evening event will entertain guests 21 and older with unedited amusement including fire jugglers, magicians, acrobats, beverages and a DJ spinning beats from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Abingdon Market Pavilion.

    Date:
    Saturday, September 2, 2017(11:00 AM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Abingdon Visitor Info: 800-435-3440

    Email:
    acvb@abingdon-va.gov

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

  • Damascus

    Damascus VA Independence Day Celebration

    Monday, September 4, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    Beaver Dam Avenue
    Damascus, VA 24236

    July 3rd from 6pm until 10pm at the Damascus Town Park, 104 South Beaver Dam Avenue, Damascus, VA 24236 United States Live Music, Food, and Fireworks!   (Rain date will be set for Labor Day in September, if necessary)

    Date:
    Monday, September 4, 2017(6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-475-3831

    Email:
    damascusclerk@embarqmail.com

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight

    Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    110 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    “A Barter Theatre original world premiere murder mystery thriller.” By Catherine Bush Ian and Liz Crowell purchased several acres of remote woodlands, where they plan to build their dream house. They take best friends, Bruce and Claire Hollingsworth, on a tour followed by celebratory beers around a campfire. Ian reveals the woods are supposedly haunted by a pitchfork-wielding ghost bent on revenge. When a childhood game leads to the discovery of a grisly murder, the couples investigate. Is the ghost responsible – or are other forces at work? Relationships shatter as friends try to solve the mystery before it’s too late.

    Date:
    Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Telephone:
    276-628-3991

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

  • Abingdon

    Washington County Fair

    Monday, September 11, 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    17046 Fairground Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The Fair hosts a variety of family events and fun activities. Music Concerts, Livestock Shows, Horse Shows, Lawn Mower Race, School Days, Senior Day, Carnival Rides, Food, Commercial Exhibits, Educational Exhibits, Arts, Crafts, and Old McDonald's Petting Zoo plus other special events. Join us for the Washington County Fair! The Fair is held on the Washington County Fairgrounds, located off of I-81, Exit 14.

    Date:
    Monday, September 11, 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Telephone:
    276-628-6222
    276-628-6233
    Fax: 276-628-1010

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Meredith Willson's The Music Man

    Friday, September 15, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    127 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    “Bring the Entire Family” Book, Music and Lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON Story by MEREDITH WILLSON and FRANKLIN LACEY Never seen before on Barter Theatre’s stage, there is truly nothing more American than Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway musical, “The Music Man.” The fast-talking “Professor” Harold Hill convinces the parents of River City, Iowa, to buy band instruments and uniforms for their youngsters to save them from the corrupting influence of the local pool hall. In the process, he falls for the local librarian, Marian Paroo. Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned, and the town is divided in their belief in this charismatic man. This story features some of musical theatre’s great characters including Mrs. Paroo, Winthrop, Hill’s sidekick Marcellus, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, and a host of others performed by Barter’s Resident Acting Company, who you know and love. Featuring songs from Willson’s timeless score including “Goodnight, My Someone,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” “(Ya Got) Trouble,” and “Till There Was You.”

    Date:
    Friday, September 15, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Telephone:
    Box Office: 276-628-3991

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    App(uhg)lachian Race Series

    Friday, September 22, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    350 Park St SE
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Benefiting non-profit Appalachian Sustainable Development, this is a race series like no other. One sick and twisted and full of tough love. Born in the beautiful mountains of App(ugh)lachia, this weekend long race series will consist of a run and bike portion, and will provide a full participant experience in App(ugh)lachia. Doing so one painful step/pedal at a time. It’s half part heaven and half part hell. Fitting, given the Bible Belt location of the series, and appropriate given the fact that many of you will believe you’re in hell before you get to heaven in it. More than anything though, it is a race series that will allow you to see a place, this place, through all of your senses. Are you ready to be conquered, OR are you App(ugh)lachian? Registration includes: - Race swag bag and t-shirt (if you earn it) - Entry into both the 12 mile run and 4 mile bike - Catered lunch by New York Times and Wall St Journal acclaimed Harvest Table Restaurant - Private party at Wolf Hills Brewery - Pair of socks from Thorlo - And lots more surprises Find out more at www.appughlachian.com. Registration is limited so act soon!

    Date:
    Friday, September 22, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Telephone:
    Race Contact Number: 276-356-5119

    Email:
    general.parks1@gmail.com

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

  • Emory

    Karen Slack, soprano

    Friday, September 22, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    30481 Garnand Dr.
    Emory, VA 24327

    Join us for an evening of high drama and amazing vocal virtuosity as soprano Karen Slack and pianist Scott Gendel take us on a musical journey that will engage our senses and touch our hearts! Hailed for possessing a voice of extraordinary beauty, a seamless legato and great dramatic depth, young American soprano Karen Slack was most recently heard as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with Nashville Opera, Serena in Porgy and Bess with the National Chorale and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with both Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Vancouver Opera, and Anna in Le villi in her debut with the Scottish Opera.  Additionally, Ms. Slack portrayed a featured role in Tyler Perry’s movie and soundtrack “For Colored Girls” as the Opera Diva. Future engagements include Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with Kentucky Opera and Minnesota Opera as well as joining the Toruń Symphony Orchestra at the Toruń Music Festival (Poland). Karen’s Emory & Henry performance will reflect her interest in social justice and include songs of diverse cultural flavor, including spirituals and works which feature texts by Langston Hughes, including one composed by Scott Gendel (pianist for Madison Opera and recent area composer) who will serve as collaborative pianist for the performance.    

    Date:
    Friday, September 22, 2017(7:30 PM

    Telephone:
    Box Office: 276-944-6333
    Fax: 274-944-6529

    Email:
    Arts@ehc.edu

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

  • Abingdon

    Living History: Life in the Backcountry and the Battle of Kings Mountain

    Saturday, September 23, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    1780 Muster Place
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Overmountain Men and their families will come to life!   This event will highlight the importance of Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780.   Certified by the National Park Service as the northern trailhead of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, the Abingdon Muster Grounds is a picturesque 9-acre park with significant history.  When a call was issued for militia to respond to British Major Patrick Ferguson’s threat that, “he would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword,” men from all over the region moved into action.  Under the leadership of Colonel William Campbell, 400 Virginians set out to join patriot militia from Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.  After a two week campaign, the Overmountain Men fought the Battle of Kings Mountain with overwhelming success.  Thomas Jefferson said it was “the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence”.  The Keller Interpretive Center, located at the park, houses southwest Virginia’s premier Revolutionary War exhibits.  Artifacts associated with backcountry Virginia and the Battle of Kings Mountain are on display.

    Date:
    Saturday, September 23, 2017(9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-525-1050

    Email:
    lhunter@abingdon-va.gov

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Sherlock Holmes and The American Problem

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    127 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Inspired by the Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle By R. Hamilton Wright Sherlock Holmes is back on the Barter Theatre stage with a new adventure. It’s Queen Victoria’s 50th year on the British Throne and Annie Oakley is the toast of London with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Extravaganza. Join the chase full of mystery, suspense, deceit and brilliant deductions as Victorian England is smashed together with the Wild West in a case that only Sherlock Holmes can unravel.

    Date:
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Telephone:
    Box Office: 276-628-3991

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Friendly's Fire

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    110 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    “Winner of Barter’s 2015 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights.” Recommended for mature audiences due to language and subject matter. By John Patrick Bray An homage to Western movies, He-Man action figures, and the playwright’s belief as a child that the Sesame Street Muppet Guy Smiley was in fact God, “Friendly’s Fire” shows us what lengths a man will go to preserve his friend’s sanity, and what lengths another will go to allow himself to remember his brother, who died in service to our country. In a cabin in Alaska, Guy Friendly, a Gulf War veteran and bee-herder, has just brought the wrong woman home for a one-night stand. His best friend Todd, a pawnshop owner dressed as an astronaut, finds Friendly in a fevered state. Trapped by the snow, Todd has little choice but enter Friendly’s fevered dream, to unravel the events of the night before – and the events of the Gulf War that led Friendly to becoming a shut-in.

    Date:
    Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Telephone:
    276-628-3991

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

  • Abingdon

    Heartwood's First Friday Fish Fry

    Friday, October 6, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Heartwood Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The new Heartwood Friday Tradition! Join us every First Friday from March-November from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm for First Friday Fish Fry! Entrees starting at $6.00, including All-You-Can-Eat Catfish for $15.00. Reservations available by calling (276) 492-2400. We hope to see you there!

    Date:
    Friday, October 6, 2017(5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-492-2400

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Meadowview

    8th Annual American Chestnut Restoration Celebration

    Saturday, October 14, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    29010 Hawthorne Drive
    Meadowview, VA 24361

    The 8th Annual Chestnut Restoration Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM at the Glenn C. Price Research Laboratory in Meadowview, Virginia.  “The Celebration provides a rare opportunity to see the expansion of resources at the Research Farm where blight resistant trees are being developed in order to restore the American chestnut to our forests” said Stan Tucker, president of SWVA Restoration Branch.  Learn about restoration efforts while taking a hayride through the orchard or listening to talks on genomics selection methods.  Sample fresh roasted chestnuts and foods made with chestnuts, taste freshly pressed apple cider, and try locally brewed chestnut beer.  Enjoy live music with a variety of activities for kids.  Restoration Chestnuts 1.0 seedlings will be raffled and handcrafted chestnut walking sticks will be available.   Free admission, rain or shine, come see us grow!

    Date:
    Saturday, October 14, 2017(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    TACF Office: 276-944-4631
    Dick Olson: 276-466-3130

    Email:
    SWVABranch@acf.org

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

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    A Taste of Southwest Virginia: Showcasing Local Craft, Food & Beer

    Saturday, October 21, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    ONE HEARTWOOD CIRCLE
    ABINGDON, VA 24210

    On October 21, 2017 `Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network proudly presents: A Taste of Southwest Virginia – Showcasing Local Craft, Food, and Craft Beer! This tasty, creative event will take place at Heartwood in Abingdon, VA.   The evening will begin with interactive craft demonstrations by artisan members of `Round the Mountain, a silent raffle with handmade work from our members and cocktail hour. Musical entertainment by: The Yates Family Band from Konnarock, VA. Next a skillfully crafted meal will be prepared by Heartwood’s Chef Charles Parker with guest Chef Morgan Lowe of Painted Peak Brewing Co. located in Tazewell, VA. Each course will feature locally sourced food artfully pared with Wolf Hills Brewing craft beer.  Proceeds from this event will help us continue to provide marketing, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities to the over 300 members of `Round the Mountain.

    Date:
    Saturday, October 21, 2017(6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Main Number: 276-492-2410
    Heartwood Main Number: 276-492-2400

    Email:
    info@roundthemountain.org

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Haunted Hill

    Saturday, October 28, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    415 Academy Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    On Saturday, October 28th from 5 to 8 join the William King Museum of Art for our inaugural Haunted Hill Halloween extravaganza, family-fun activities will include a hay ride, a costume contest, pumpkin carving and painting, a pumpkin roll, ghost stories, a horror movie screening, a "Spook Booth" where you can take a selfie or have us take a ghoolish portrait of your friends and family, a bonfire with s'mores, sweets and treats, and more! The ghosts of artists past will roam the Museum grounds, and the ghost of William King himself will even make an apprearance.

    Date:
    Saturday, October 28, 2017(5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    William King Museum: 276-628-5005

    Email:
    snobles@wkmuseum.org

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Heartwood's First Friday Fish Fry

    Friday, November 3, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    One Heartwood Circle
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    The new Heartwood Friday Tradition! Join us every First Friday from March-November from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm for First Friday Fish Fry! Entrees starting at $6.00, including All-You-Can-Eat Catfish for $15.00. Reservations available by calling (276) 492-2400. We hope to see you there!

    Date:
    Friday, November 3, 2017(5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-492-2400

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    White Christmas

    Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    127 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Based upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written for the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN Book by DAVID IVES and PAUL BLAKE Original Stage Production by WALTER BOBBIE Orchestrations by Larry Blank Vocal and Dance Arrangement by Bruce Pomahac A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences! Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

    Date:
    Friday, November 17, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017

    Telephone:
    Box Office: 276-628-3991

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

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    A Tuna Christmas

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    110 West Main Street
    A, VA 24210

    “This show is so funny it could make a raccoon laugh affectionately at Davy Crockett.”~ NY POST By Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jason Williams Radio station OKKK personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual big event, which is the Christmas lawn display competition. The entire Christmas activities are in jeopardy because the Christmas Phantom is on the loose! Audiences will delight in the fact that all 22 characters are played by two quick-changing actors and Barter Theatre favorites, Michael Poisson and Mary Lucy Bivins.

    Date:
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017

    Telephone:
    276-628-3991

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    Barter Theatre's The Santaland Diaries

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    110 West Main Street
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    By David Sedaris Recommended for mature audiences due to language and subject matter This outrageous holiday comedy stars Crumpet, a rebel without a Claus, who recounts his true-life tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint as a Macy’s department store elf. A delightfully absurd look at the commercial Christmas season, Sedaris’ sharp and hilarious observations have rapidly becoming one of the nation’s most popular holiday shows. Barter’s production will feature one of Barter’s favorite actors, Nicholas Piper, as Crumpet.

    Date:
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017

    Telephone:
    276-628-3991

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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

  • Abingdon

    BINGO

    Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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    Locality:
    Washington
    300 Senior Drive
    Abingdon, VA 24210

    Doors Open at 5:30 Over $1000 in payout.  For every 5 people over 35 paying customers, Jackpot will be raised $50.

    Date:
    Wednesday, December 27, 2017(5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    276-628-3911

    Email:
    info@thecommunitycenterofabingdon.com

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