Group Tour Itinerary – Winter in Abingdon
January Jams Showcases Grammy Winners at Barter Theatre
January Jams showcases intimate concerts with music legends on stage at the historic Barter Theatre. Named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast, January Jams has established Abingdon as a music destination – where you’ll see Grammy Award winning artists in a setting like no other.
Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
See new This annual festival celebrates the richness of the Appalachian tradition by showcasing the stories of the region, both past and present, and the inspiration it provides the writers who live here.
Since 1933, Barter Theatre has been developing new works and nurturing area talent. This festival has gained national attention by developing a process that has resulted in new plays being produced not only on Barter’s stages, but in regional theatres across the country.
Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway
Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway offers a taste of true Appalachian culture with exquisite traditional crafts, down-home music, and farm-to-table dining. In addition to the permanent galleries, stop by Thursday nights for Southern BBQ and Old Time Music Jam. It’s a true jam session – no mics, everyone just grabs a corner and shares songs and tunes.
Abingdon Farmers Market – Winter Market
Find a sweet treat and a souvenir at the Abingdon Farmers Market’s Winter Market, every first and third Saturday of the month, through March. Pick up a snuggly scarf from Dreamland Alpacas, as well as original art, jams and other delicious canned goods, and plenty of hot apple cider, coffee and cocoa to enjoy while you shop.
William King Museum of Art
Explore William King Museum of Art, an accredited art museum filled with colorful paintings, textiles, Appalachian crafts and photographs.
Visit the Cultural Heritage Gallery for a fascinating exhibit of Appalachian crafts. As immigrants traveled down the Great Road seeking a new life in America, artisans soon followed, meeting the market needs of a new frontier economy that supplied everything from furniture and pottery to guns and metalwork.