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Events Calendar

Superabundance Art Exhibit
Feb
13
Sep
13
History/Heritage | Arts & Crafts

Superabundance Art Exhibit

A new exhibit exploring the legacy of Laura Lu Copenhaver and Rosemont Industries is coming to William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, VA. Superabundance opens in WKMA’s Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Gallery on February 13, 2020. This exhibition celebrates the life of Laura Lu Copenhaver, dedicated educator, entrepreneur, and regional humanitarian of Marion, Virginia. By establishing Rosemont Industries, a craft cooperative that bolstered the local economy for almost 100 yea…

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Abingdon Vineyards Picnic Music Series
Jun
13
Oct
31
Music | Family Fun | Performances | Wine/Beer

Abingdon Vineyards Picnic Music Series

Live music at Abingdon Vineyards every Saturday from 3-6pm! $5 per adult, all ages welcome. Bring a picnic blanket!  6/13 - James Meadows 6/20 - Steel Cookin' Band 6/27 - The Dimestore Cowboys 7/4 - Fourth of July Party: Ron Short & the Possum Playboys 7/11- The Blue Ridge Girls 7/18 - Wolf Hills Jazz 7/25 - Billy Crawford Band 8/1 - Ragged Sally 8/8 - Ron Addison & The Tomcats 8/15 - Pointer Brothers 8/…

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William King Museum of Art Front Facade Spring
Jul
09
Jan
23
History/Heritage | Arts & Crafts

Political Women

This exhibition will explore how women in our region have engaged with the political sphere through the act of making. The focus will be on the current work of a selected group of contemporary women artists working in Appalachia. Their work brings a variety of political issues in to focus from environmental concerns, women’s rights, labor, and activism in general. The contemporary work will be supported by historical artifacts from the Women’s Suffrage movement in Virginia and will also mark …

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Barter Theatre at the Moonlite Drive-In
Jul
14
Aug
29
Music | Performances

Barter Theatre at the Moonlite Drive-In

Barter together, six feet apart. We know you are looking for things to do with your family this summer so we have put together a season of family friendly entertainment performed by the Barter Players. Enjoy a live performance from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. Get the sound through your car’s radio, watch the actors live on stage and simulcast on the big screen. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!Performanc…

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Exhibition: Transforming Politics: Art Made by Women
Aug
20
Dec
27
Family Fun | History/Heritage | Arts & Crafts | LGBT Friendly

Exhibition: Transforming Politics: Art Made by Women

Transforming Politics: Art Made by WomenAugust 20, December 27, 2020As we celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage, we celebrate a women-led movement that sparked a transformation of politics around the world. The suffragettes used their artistic skills, creativity and resourcefulness in order to make history and, although some political affairs have changed, the passionate interests of women have not. Women continue to make their voices h…

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Let's Jam! Preserving Tomatoes
Aug
22
History/Heritage | Culinary | LGBT Friendly | Workshops/Classes

Let's Jam! Preserving Tomatoes

The practice of canning, or preserving foods, has been around for millenia. Our ancestors were quick to realize that they had to come up with ways to extend the life of their foods, especially through the harsh winters. In the past 200-300 years, canning became increasingly popular (and needed) in “the South”. People were blessed with bountiful harvests throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, and due to poverty and poor living conditions, they would preserve their extra me…

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Washington County Fair
Sep
14-19
Music | Family Fun | Arts & Crafts | Fairs

Washington County Fair

Washington County Fair in Abingdon, VA Presents “Let The Good Times Grow,” the 70th Annual Fair. 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, lo…

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39Steps
Sep
15
Nov
15
Performances

The 39 Steps

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

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Abingdon Harvest Festival
Oct
03
Family Fun | Culinary | Festivals | Fall

Abingdon Harvest Festival

Bring your whole family to enjoy our annual Harvest Festival, featuring apple butter stirring and apple cider pressing, and take home some goodies! Artisans will be demonstrating their crafts as well.  Members will stir off delicious apple butter the traditional way in a copper kettle over a wood fire while sweet and tangy apple cider pours out of the apple press. Bring your own apples and our volunteers will press them for homemade apple cider that you can take home and enjoy.&n…

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Plein Air Abingdon | Opening Night
Oct
08
Arts & Crafts | Wine/Beer | Spring | Festivals

Plein Air Abingdon | Opening Night

Plein air is defined as a “19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air.” 2020 marks the fifth year of Plein Air Abingdon–a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery that offers a place to create new work, sell work, and network with fellow artists and creators. Throughout the event, a juried plein air competition will take place around Abingdon, Virginia and the surrounding region. Celebrate the opening night of Plein Air Abingdon! Join …

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Plein Air Abingdon - annual festival of outdoor fine art
Oct
08-10
Family Fun | Arts & Crafts | Workshops/Classes | Festivals

Plein Air Abingdon - annual festival of outdoor fine art

"Plein Air Abingdon" is a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery that offers artists a place to Create new work Sell their work Network with fellow artists and collectors Artists, please click the link to register your participation in this year's "Plein Air Abingdon."  Art lovers and enthusiasts, mark your calendars to come see artists at work on Saturday of the festival. Watch a plei…

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Abingdon Aerial Courthouse Jb0101Square
Oct
10
History/Heritage | Culinary | LGBT Friendly | Workshops/Classes | Fall

Let's Jam! Apple Butter

The practice of canning, or preserving foods, has been around for millenia. Our ancestors were quick to realize that they had to come up with ways to extend the life of their foods, especially through the harsh winters. In the past 200-300 years, canning became increasingly popular (and needed) in “the South”. People were blessed with bountiful harvests throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, and due to poverty and poor living conditions, they would preserve their extra me…

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Abingdon Farmers Market dried apples credit Jason Barnette
Nov
07
Dec
19
Family Fun | Holidays | Winter | Arts & Crafts | Culinary

Holiday Farmers Market

The Holiday Farmers Market runs the first Saturday in November through the Saturday before Christmas, this year November 7 - December 19, 2020.  Hours are 10am to 12pm. Help support your LOCAL neighbors this holiday season by shopping at Abingdon Farmers Markets’ Holiday Market. Some of the available items will be: produce, meats, baked goods, wreaths, hats, scarves, jewelry, paintings, soaps, coffee, cards, herbs, wine, eggs, fudge, jams and jellies, and canned goods.

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VA Creeper Fest
Nov
07
Music | Family Fun | Workshops/Classes | Festivals

VA Creeper Fest

Rescheduled for Saturday November 7, 2020Join us for the 4th Annual VA Creeper Fest, celebrating the jewel of SWVA's Outdoor Recreation's crown, The Virginia Creeper Trail. This festival is family and pet friendly, featuring outdoor recreation organizations, outfitters, guides and activities based in SWVA and NETN. Several on-site activities immerse you in experience, including guided bike rides, yoga for runners, kayak & paddle board demos in our on-site pool, obstacle courses, histor…

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Southwest Virginia Holiday Market
Nov
28
Family Fun | Holidays | Winter | Arts & Crafts | LGBT Friendly | Fall

Southwest Virginia Holiday Market

Join 'Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace on Small Business Saturday for our Annual Holiday Market! Children's activities, local food, live artisan demonstrations, and fun for the whole family!

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Abingdon Aerial Courthouse Jb0101Square
Dec
12
History/Heritage | Holidays | Winter | Culinary | LGBT Friendly | Workshops/Classes

Let's Jam! Sauerkraut

The practice of canning, or preserving foods, has been around for millenia. Our ancestors were quick to realize that they had to come up with ways to extend the life of their foods, especially through the harsh winters. In the past 200-300 years, canning became increasingly popular (and needed) in “the South”. People were blessed with bountiful harvests throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, and due to poverty and poor living conditions, they would preserve their extra me…

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Abingdon Aerial Courthouse Jb0101Square
Apr
17
Workshops/Classes

Highlands Writers Fair

Area writers will participate in the second annual Highlands Writers Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Washington County Public Library and the Virginia Highlands Festival. The day celebrating local stories and books will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Washington County Public Library in Abingdon. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a book fair and a series of workshops that focus on reading, writing and publishing. The fair is free and ope…

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20120728 Virginia Highlands Festival Jb378
Jul
30
Aug
08
Family Fun | History/Heritage | Arts & Crafts | Festivals | Antique Shows/Flea Markets

The Virginia Highlands Festival

10 Days of Arts, Music, Food & Fun!  Come celebrate the Virginia Highlands Festival in historic Abingdon, VA. Named "Best Art Event" in the region by readers of Virginia Living magazine, the Festival offers activities and entertainment for the whole family. Anchored by an antiques market and an award-winning juried arts and crafts show, the Festival includes live music, historical re-enactments, fine art and photography competitions, performances, creati…

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The Martha Bedroom Jb0357

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