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Out in the Open - Sculpture Competition Exhibit and Reception

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 C…

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Abingdon Merchants' Holiday Open House

Kick off the holiday season with a town-wide open house, hosted by Abingdon’s merchants. Abingdon is charming all year long, but the town really shines at Christmas. On November 17th, Santa will be in town from 1pm to 5pm, and Abingdon’s businesses will compete for the most over-the-top window display. The extended shopping hours (1pm to 5pm) will help you get a jump start on your holiday shopping.  While you’re browsing Abingdon’s unique shops, enjoy the twinkling l…

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Annual Members Exhibition and Holiday Open House

The Depot Artists Association will present the 29th Annual Members Exhibition on display in all three galleries of The Arts Depot  from October 17th, 2018 through January 26th, 2019.  There will be an Open House on Thursday, December 6th from 6-8 pm. Music will fill the air and traditional holiday treats and refreshments will be served. The Exhibit features more than 100 original and newly create…

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Elves Workshop

DECEMBER 12, 2020 FROM 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMCalling all elves! Get creative this holiday season with Elves Workshop! Families work with WKMA staff to create unique holiday gifts and decorations just in time for gift-giving. This day of holiday family fun and creativity comes complete with light refreshments.Advanced Registration is Required! Due to Covid-19 guidelines numbers are limited.$5/PARTICIPANT, FREE FOR MEMBERSPurchase tickets or Register at:

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State Fair

Directed by E&H student Olivia Allen, This classic show centers on the adventures of a family at the Iowa state fair where they chase after the prizes of blue ribbons and new romance. As one of the few musicals to start out on screen before heading to broadway the movie version won an Academy Award for best song with “It Might as Well be Spring.” The success of the show’s score can be attribute to it being written by iconic broadway duo Rodger and Hammerstein.

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There 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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Holiday Farmers Market

New in 2020, the Abingdon Farmers Market offers an extended Holiday Market! November 27 to December 20, open Saturdays 10am until 4pm; shop for produce and fresh food stuffs 10am to noon; craft vendors on hand until 4pm. 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. The Abingdon Farmers Market is a place for local …

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128 Pecan

Small casual restaurant featuring simple, good food. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and daily specials.

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Rain Restaurant

Casual Dining Experience in Historic Abingdon.

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Foxglove Antiques

Specializing in Fine American and English Antiques, Oil Paintings and other Artwork.

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Sisters American Grill at The Martha

Located inside the Historic Martha Washington Inn. Come enjoy intimate, cozy atmosphere and snuggly bar.

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Camella's Remember When Tea Parlor & Niceties

Finest Loose Teas, Handmade Lovelys, Tea Pot Wax Melters, Victorian Art, Tea Music Books and more

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Nancy's Fancy's

We offer a wide range of food services, including full on and off premise catering services, specialty cakes, and pick-up or delivery food orders. On premise seasonal bakery and lunches with gift shop.

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Peppermill

Combines fine dining and fun with an atmosphere that is second to none.

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The Tavern

"A relaxed and casual dining experience"

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Zephyr Antiques

"Come dig up the past in this old movie theater"

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Forget Me Not

Voted Abingdon's Best Boutique. Featured in Southern Living Magzine. A treasure chest of unique, feminine fashions and scents.  Shoes, boots, jewelry, accessories and clothing for today's wonderful women await you!

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Persnickety-Uptown Ladies' Shoppe

Upscale Women's Boutique, Persnickety offers a fantastic selection of fine apparel, shoes and more

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The Glass Peacock

"For centuries man has used colored glass to adorn his dwellings and brighten his life."

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The Gallery @ Barr Photographics

Frames * Arts * Gifts * Photos * Photography Services

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Goodman Jewelers

Fine Jewelers Since 1959. 2012 and 2013-- Voted one of the Best Jewelers in SWVA by Virginia Living Magazine and 2013- Voted one of the Top Wedding Vendors in SWVA by Virginia Living Weddings Magazine.

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Greer Jewelers

"Oldest Business in Town"When quality and personal service matter, shop here!

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Blue Hills Natural Food Market

Blue Hills Market believes that healthy communities begin with healthy people.  As a small, local food store we value you not just as a customer, but as someone whose better health empowers you to enhance the lives of those around you.Through organic foods and natural, environmentally friendly products, we seek to join you in a commitment to a better life and a better community.We offer information to our customers that empowers them to make informed buying selections tai…

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Katbird's Wine and Gourmet Shoppe

Large wine and beer selection, gourmet food, Italian pottery, gifts and gift baskets.

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Mahoney's Outfitters

Everything you may need for your Outdoor Recreation Experience

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Virginia Creeper Fly Shop

A Full Service Full Line Shop for Southwest VA and Northeast TN.

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Alpine Motel

Motel of Unusual Quality, Cleanliness, and Comfort

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Clarion Inn

Whether traveling to the Abingdon area for business or pleasure, the Comfort Inn hotel offers warm hospitality in a quiet and friendly setting.

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Comfort Suites

Offering a convenient location, affordable rates and a friendly staff, the Comfort Suites hotel is the perfect place to stay on your next trip to Abingdon.

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Hampton Inn

"We Love Having You Here"

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Red Roof Inn

Red Roof Inn offers a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and microwave, mini fridge and coffeemaker in every room. Don't forget, at Red Roof Inn Abingdon, you stay happy, pets stay FREE!

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Country Inn & Suites

Located at Exit 19 on Interstate 81, our hotel welcomes you with free Internet access, and free coffee and cookies served around the clock.

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The Martha Washington Inn & Spa

Located in Abingdon's historic district, across from the Barter Theatre, The Martha is a classic hotel understanding the value of hospitality and personal service.

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Quality Inn & Suites

The all-new Quality Inn & Suites, located off of I-81, Exit 19, combines old-style southern hospitality with up-to-date amenities. Every room features refrigerator, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and data ports. Other amenities include heated outdoor pool, indoor fitness center, and complimentary hot breakfast every morning.

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Super 8 Hotel

This Abingdon Super 8 is nicely appointed with ALL NEW ROOMS featuring one King bed or two Queen beds. All rooms include Microwaves and Refrigerators, High Speed Wireless Internet, In-Room Coffee makers and much more. To make your travels a little more convenient, we are a Pet Friendly Hotel and offer a Free SuperStart Breakfast with additional Hot Items from 6am to 9am every morning.

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Black's Fort Inn

Historic Abingdon's Most Unique Bed and Breakfast

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Shavers of Abingdon

A late 19th century Victorian Home located within walking distance of the historic campsite of the Kings Mountain Men who defeated the British at King's Mountain, SC.

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Shepherd's Joy

You can escape to the Shepards Joy to rest, relax and enjoy the pleasures of an unhurried life.  Join our fellow guests on the wrap around porch or stroll the groomed grounds.

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A Tailor's Lodging

Make yourself at home in this charming 1840s lodging.

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Crooked Cabin Properties

Unique lodging experiences in Historic Abingdon

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Abingdon Vineyards

A farm winery located on a 50-acre farm along the South Holston River. Winery tours and tastings are available during open hours.

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Abingdon Cinemall

Your State of the Art Movie Theater

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Barter Theatre - Gilliam Stage

Barter Theatre- the official state theatre of Virginia.

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Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center

Whether you are visiting or a resident, the Coomes Recreation Center has something for you.

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Historical Society of Washington County, VA

The Historical Society of Washington County is committed to collecting, preserving and sharing the records of people, places and events of Washington County, VA.

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Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

A 200,000 acre mountain recreation wonderland within the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. The highest point in the state of Virginia as its centerpiece, Mount Rogers.

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Abingdon Historic District

Stroll the charming brick sidewalks of downtown Abingdon, named a Virginia Historic Landmark. Pick up a brochure at the Visitor's Center and take a self-guided walking tour.

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Damascus

Small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

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Old Mollie Steam Engine - Norfolk & Western Steam Engine 433

Located at the Virginia Creeper Trailhead on Green Springs Road, Abingdon's Old Mollie Steam Engine is the same type of engine that pulled the Virginia Creeper Railroad for many years.

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Sinking Spring Cemetery

This cemetery has tombstones dated back as far as 1776. Historic Cummings Cabin is located within the Cemetery. Pick up a brochure at the Visitor's Center for a self-guided walking tour.

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Veterans Memorial Park

Abingdon's way to pay Tribute to our Veterans...We Salute You!

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Washington County Courthouse

Come visit the Tiffany stain glass window in the center of Town

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White's Mill

White's Mill is a 150-year-old flour and grist mill located 3.5 miles from Abingdon. One of the only water-powered mills in existence in Southwest Virginia. The mill is a Virginia Historic Landmark.

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William King Museum of Art

The William King Museum of Art is the premier visual arts facility in the region, offering outstanding fine world art, contemporary regional art and cultural heritage exhibits that change frequently, giving visitors a new experience each time they walk through the doors.

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Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

The Conference Center of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center supports the agency's mission of regional economic development. Hosting over 1300 events each year, the SVHEC offers 89,000 square feet of meeting space facilities.

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Lakeshore Campground

Located on beautiful South Holston Lake.

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Washington County Park at South Holston Lake

Located on the scenic South Holston Lake

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Wolf Lair Campground

"South Holston Lakes Friendliest Campground"

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Beartree Recreation Area

Enjoy the Mount Rogers Area with us!

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Backbone Rock Recreation Area

One of the world's most interesting rock formations. Camping on-site.

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Grayson Highlands State Park

"You'll feel like you are on top of the world here"

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Fox Creek Horse Camp

Provides easy access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail.

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Clear Creek Golf Course

A spectacular golf course

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Hidden Valley Lake

A lazy roll through a section of Virginia's Highlands has been known to make visitors want to stay forever.

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South Holston Lake

Activites near and on the lake include; boating, jet skiing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, skiing, fishing, horseback riding, mountain climbing, caving and hiking

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The Virginia Creeper Trail

"The most scenic bike ride you will ever encounter"

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Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Shop

Just blocks from the trail head of the Virginia Creeper Trail, the shop offers bike rentals and a shuttle service, as well as bike sales and repairs.

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Front Row Music

A large variety of instruments for every skill level, music lessons, music events and much more...

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Tokyo Japanese Steak House

Authentic Japanese Cuisine

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A Likely Yarn

We are a specialty yarn shop..... serving knitters, crocheters, weavers, felters, and spinners.

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Holston Mountain Artisans

A member-owned handcraft cooperative offering the finest regional arts and crafts since 1971. Quilts, wood carving, wooden bowls and carving boards, jewelry, weaving, stitchery, toys, baskets, paintings, and so much more, all created in our mountains.

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Bella's Pizza

Specialty Pizza, Subs, Calzones and more

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Chick-N-Little

Casual Family Dining Featuring Country Cooking

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Los Arcos

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Callebs Cove Campground

For RVs and Campers, Callebs Cove Campground invites you to enjoy the great outdoors in one of Southwest Virginia's most attractive settings.

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Milano's

"Let our family take care of yours" Authentic Taste of Italy at your convenience.

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Summers Cottage

A vacation rental property on the eastern edge of the historic district of Abingdon, Virginia. A restored Queen Anne cottage with all the amenties. Short term or long term rental.

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Anthony's Desserts

Stop in and have a dessert or get one to go- All desserts are made from scratch and served fresh.

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The House of Stitches and Prints

Embroidered Personalized Items, Personalized Photo's and Gift's

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Overmountain Victory Trail

Visit the Abingdon Muster Grounds to see the beginning of the Overmountain Victory Trail, a National Historic Trail tracing the route used by patriot militia during the pivotal Kings Mountain campaign of 1780.

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The Crooked Road: Southwest Virginia's Heritage Music Trail

Explores Virginia's mountain regions and the rich heritage of the mountain people, focusing on their traditional music.

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Round the Mountain - Southwest VA's Artisan Network

Visit artisan studios, craft venues, wineries, farms, and creative points of interest along the Artisan Trails of Southwest Virginia.

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The Wilderness Road: Virginia's Heritage Migration Route

Primary route taken by early settlers to the Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalachia regions of Virginia.

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South Holston Loop - Birding and Wildlife Trail

Driving trail that links some of Virginia's best wildlife watching areas with walking and biking trails.

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Appalachian Trail

Virginia is home to 544 miles of the Appalachian Trail, more miles than any other state.

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Fish Virginia First

A major part of Washington County is in the Great Valley region of Virginia, where Abingdon, the County Seat, was established. Major fishing holes include Hidden Valley Lake, Bear Creek Lake and South Holston Reservoir.

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Wolf Hills Brewing Co.

Providing fresh handmade malt beverages to Southwest Virginia and nearby areas!

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Fairview Historic Homestead

Fairview is a living history museum in Abingdon, Virginia. Experience the story of the Hagy family, from their migration to America to the life they created in Washington County, Virginia.

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Abingdon Spirit Tours

Haint Mistress Donnamarie Emmert tells you where the skeletons are buried....literally!

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Sprout Consignment Shop

Consignment Clothes for Kids and Moms To Be.

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Abingdon Farmers Market

Open from April to November, get your fresh farmer produce here.

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Moon Dog Brick Oven

Brick Oven Pizza at its finest.

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Abingdon Olive Oil Company

Over 53 Varieties and Endless Combinations! Come into our Tasting Gallery and sample "The Taste of Good Health!"

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Siegners, Ltd Gift Shop

Located beside the Tavern. Carries fine accessories, jewelry, gifts and Eileen Fisher apparel.

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Creeper's End Lodging

Tucked away at the base of the Creeper Trail and in the heart of Abingdon's historic district, lies the charming colonial-style Creeper's End cottages.

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Bone Fire Smokehouse & Musictorium

BBQ at its finest, great atmosphere, all-around great experience.

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Countryside Artisan Trail

Artisan Trail featuring Abingdon, Bristol and Washington County, Virginia.

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JJ's Restaurant & Sports Bar

Serving a variety of foods: burgers, sandwiches, salads, seafood, steak and homemade pies.

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Abingdon Muster Grounds

The 9-acre Abingdon Muster Grounds is the premier center for Colonial Backcountry history from the American Revolutionary Period in Southwest Virginia

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Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace

Heartwood is your gateway to Southwest Virginia craft, music, food, and local culture. Shop crafts by local artisans, juried to be the best of the best, and the most complete collection of The Crooked Road traditional old-time, bluegrass, and gospel music. Meet artisans and musicians at live events and in interactive exhibits. Get a personal welcome to Southwest Virginia's heritage, craft, music, outdoor recreation, scenic beauty. Relax in our coffee and wine bar, featuring locally ro…

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Bristol Motor Speedway

In 2011, Bristol Motor Speedway celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Following the March 2012 Food City 500, Speedway Motorsports Chairman and CEO Bruton Smith responded to the increasing fan expression of opinions regarding they style of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. The main focus of the reaction concentrated specifically on the races since the track resurfacing project in 2007. After 10 days of listening to fan feeback, Mr. Smith announced changes would be made. April 25, j…

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Barter Theatre's Smith Stage

The Barter Theatre Stage II is right across the street from the Main Stage and brings the action up close. In this space a smaller, more intimate stage is ground level, while stadium-style seating allows for a unique viewing experience. Newer works and edgier plays are typically produced here, as well as most of the Barter Players’ shows. Barter Stage II also houses The Barter Lounge, offering concessions, wine and beer beginning one hour before curtain and during intermission.

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Shady Business Gifts & More

Shady Business is Southwest Virginia's premier source for custom designed lamps, chandeliers, high-quality lamp shades, boutique gifts and gorgeous home decor.

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Dreamland Alpacas

Nestled in the mountains of the outskirts of Abingdon, in Meadowview, is our little piece of heaven that we share with approximately sixty alpacas. We are open to visitors who are welcome to meet and greet these beautiful creatures.

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Laurel Creek RV Park

The Laurel Creek RV Park is a full-service, RV-based campground.

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Creek Side RV Park

Located in the middle of the town of Damascus. Across from the Bike Station. Full Facilities.

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El Bigotes

Authentic Mexican Grill

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New Life Thrift Shop

All proceeds for to Ecumenical Faith in Action's general fund to help the needy.

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Luke's Cafe

Eclectic Music and Art inspired Cafe.

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Riverside Campground

Riverside Campground is nestled over 15 beautiful acres with 2000 feet of scenic river frontage on the North Fork Holston River.

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Blue Ridge Townhouse

Your perfect vacation or corporate rental. The perfect "home-away-from-home" is located off highway I-81, Exit 14 in tranquil west Abingdon.

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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, explores the history of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and their lasting impact on our music heritage. From the Bristol Sessions and beyond, our region continues to influence music around the world.

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The Worx Rentals

The Worx offers party supplies and rentals for weddings, corporate events and more.

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Food City Floral Boutique

Choose from a wide assortment of ready-made floral arrangements or order a custom bouquet to your specifications.

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Misty's Florist Of Abingdon

Humphreys Flowers & Gifts proudly serves the Abingdon area. We are family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by friendly and prompt service. All of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one.

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Blue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trail

A web resource for fresh water fishing in Smyth, Wythe, Washington and Grayson Counties in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Virginia. 

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Steve Taylor Mobile DJs

We are here to play your favorite songs, and we carry a library of thousands of songs for you and your guests to choose from...anything from Bach to Rock....we have it all!

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Lynn Rutledge Mobile DJ Show

Professional DJ services. We can help you with reception planning and choosing your perfect music.  We have a large music library, and subscribe to two different music services, so no matter what song you want, we'll have it!

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Ken Heath's "Bow Tie" Pro Music and Sound

Providing quality music, lighting, and sound entertainment for over 25 years!

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Joy & Company Weddings and Events

Professional full service wedding planner and consultant, available by appointment.

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Glenrochie Country Club

A private clubhouse and golf course is located in the historic town of Abingdon, Virginia.

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White Birch Food and Juice

White Birch Juice is a locally sourced, raw juice and smoothie bar that offers a variety of healthy alternatives to your everyday meal. Now offering farm fresh breakfast and lunch.

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The Channels Natural Area Preserve

At the crest of the mountain, within the Natural Area Preserve, are the Great Channels of Virginia, impressive formations of 400-million-year-old sandstone outcroppings. Geologists conclude that the Channels were likely formed while the high-elevation sandstone cap was under the influence of permafrost and ice wedging during the last ice age. These forces shattered and enlarged joints in the sandstone caprock. Located on the southern slope of Clinch Mountain, elevations on the Ch…

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Historic Matrimonial Certificate

Create your own keepsake heirloom with this reproduction of a late 1800's "Matrimonial Certificate" which may be personalized with your marriage information.

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Dj Genie D Magic Wish Productions

Magic Wish Productions is the Tri-Cities Leader in Mobile DJ Entertainment. Weddings, Birthdays, Grand Openings, School Dances and MORE! Don’t settle for less when you can book with the best! Competitive Pricing and setups to accommodate all needs!

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Fairfield Inn & Suites

Attractive hotel in a stunning natural setting. Near shopping, restaurants and attractions like Barter Theatre and Bristol Motor Speedway. Fitness center, indoor pool and outdoor patio. Cozy lobby. Flexible meeting space. Brand New Hotel.

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Fuji Japanese Express

Japanese cuisine + frozen yogurt.

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The Virginia Ballroom at the Community Center of Abingdon

Custom buffet starts at $30 per person. Includes added experience such as music, storytelling or local history Ask about adding wine to your menu. Our signature space, The Virginia Ballroom, boasts 6,100 square-feet of open ballroom space and a dance floor. Your event will be comple…

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Wolf Hills Antiques

Abingdon's newest downtown antique attraction, Wolf Hills Antiques offers 5,000 square feet of antiques, primitives and vintage.

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Salt of the Earth

Abingdon’s new health spa! Offering salt therapy, infrared therapy and red-light therapy. We also have a store front gift shop with all things “salty” … from salt lamps to salt jewelry to sun-catchers to salt inhalers. Come get salty with us!

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Abingdon Antique Barn

The Antique Barn, Abingdon’s newest antique mall.

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Alfresco Lifestyles

Casual Outdoor Furniture

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Uncaged Bird Boutique

Upscale ladies consignment shop

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Black's Fort Trading Company

Used furniture, antiques, collectibles, Junque, etc.

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The Hobo Hostel

The Hobo Hostel offers dormitory style sleeping accommodations with shared bathroom and lounge areas. Hikers, Bicyclists, Event Attenders and World Travelers welcome.

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The Pakalachian

East meets Southwest (Virginia) Abingdon food truck The Pakalachian, which blends Pakistani cuisine with traditional Appalachian cooking. Offers dishes like chicken curry piled on creamy mashed potatoes, samosa pot pie, or spicy okra sautee. Visit the website for a schedule of events where you can find them.

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Abingdon Meditation Labyrinth

"All Shall Be Well...." Abingdon's Meditation Labyrinth is a labyrinth and meditation space on private property, open to all. The Labyrinth is open from dusk until dawn.  The Medieval design was inspired by the famous labyrinth at Chartes Cathedral.

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Farm and Fun Time

Radio Bristol presents another exciting Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, featuring a special Celebration of Appalachian Balladry, highlighting the release of “Big Bend Killing.” Amythyst Kiah, Elizabeth LaPrelle, John Lilly, ETSU Old Time Ramblers, and house band Bill and the Belles perform. Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Audience must be seated by 6:50 p.m.) Loca…

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Hiking to Mount Rogers: The Best Day Hike in Southwest Virginia

Reaching the tallest peak in each state is a goal for some people. Reaching all 50 provides impressive bragging rights—but there are a lot of “peaks” that wouldn’t be worth the trouble except for the fact that it happened to be the tallest in the state.

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An Overview of the Fly Fishing Scene in Southwest Virginia: Some of the Best in the State

Southwest Virginia has been a well-guarded secret among outdoorsmen in the know for decades. However, with so much of the region accessible from the I-81 corridor and the increased demand for outdoor recreation, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the secret is out.

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The 8 Best Biking Trails in Southwest Virginia

No matter how you like to ride, Southwest Virginia is filled with a wide variety of options to put a smile on your face.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Plan a Trip to Southwest Virginia If You’re a Climber

Southwest Virginia is loaded with adventure potential, drawing outdoor lovers of all kinds. But for climbers, the region is truly special. Blessed with some of the state’s premier climbing areas, southwest Virginia is also peppered with secret spaces and newly re-opened treasures. Options are abundant for climbers of all styles and skill sets.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Southwest Virginia

Local farmers, chefs, winemakers, and brewers are taking locally sourced products and regional traditions to new levels with stunning dishes and authentically Appalachian dining experiences to satisfy both your hunger and your sense of culinary adventure.

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Special Spots and Solitude: Learning to Fly Fish in Southwest Virginia

I fly fished for the first time in Southwest Virginia. I was guided by a local fisherwoman to a special spot that just a few fly fishers in the area have access to. When we pulled up to the remote spot just outside of Marion, Virginia, we opened the horse gate and were immediately greeted by a couple of chipper farm pups.

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The Historic Inns of Southwest Virginia that Make a Trip Special

The mountains and valleys of Southwest Virginia are the birthplace of Appalachian Mountain culture. One way to dig into the unique heritage and hospitality of Southwest Virginia is to stay in a historic inn. Here are three exceptional lodging options that will help make your trip unforgettable.

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Wolf Creek

Urban trout fishing? The idea is surprising, but that’s exactly what Abingdon offers, thanks to a multi-year restoration of Wolf Creek, a spring-fed creek that runs through the historic Abingdon Muster Grounds. Now that the restoration is complete, the stream will be stocked with trout, and visitors can cast a line while they take in the beauty and historic significance of the Muster Grounds. (Catch and release only,

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Is This the Most Scenic Section of the Appalachian Trail?

Southwest Virginia has become a tourist destination for many reasons—scenic mountains, heritage music, farm-to-table restaurants, and Appalachian culture, just to name a few. But many people are passing through on a much larger journey: Hiking the Appalachian Trail. Thousands of hikers each year set out on the 2,200-mile long trail.

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5 More Awesome Day Hikes in Southwest Virginia

Home to the state’s highest peaks and wildest spaces, Southwest Virginia is a wonderland for trail lovers, from hardened weekend warriors to casual day-hikers in search of a little fresh air. The region is overlaid with some of the country’s best-known trails.

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A Taste of Abingdon

Abingdon was recently named the Best Small Town Food Scene in the country by USA Today's 10Best, and it's not hard to understand why. This three-day itinerary highlights Abingdon's outstanding culinary scene that's truly rooted in Appalachian traditions.

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Barter Theatre

One of Abingdon's oldest attractions is the legendary Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia. The theatre began in 1933 with one man's idea to have patrons pay with produce. Now it has grown in to a year-round theatre with more than 160,000 visitors each year.

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The Virginia Creeper Trail

The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34.3-mile rail-to-recreation trail starting in Abingdon, traveling through Damascus, VA and ending just past Whitetop Station at the Virginia-North Carolina border.

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Historic Main Street

Visitors come to historic downtown Abingdon for unique shopping and dining. Walk the brick sidewalks of Abingdon's 20-block historic district and you'll find architecture spanning two centuries, from The Tavern, built in 1799, to classic small-town American storefronts.

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The Martha Washington Inn & Spa

Some historic hotels tell their story through the photos and antiques displayed around the property. At The Martha Washington Inn & Spa, when you walk through the front door you might actually believe you've stepped back in time to the 19th Century. The fine touches and tasteful decor make you feel as if you're entering a stately old home.

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The Arts Depot

The Arts Depot was established in 1990 as is a non-profit, community-based art gallery whose mission is to promote and support regional artists through working artist's studios and gallery exhibits and to provide educational opportunities for the community. There are three large galleries housed in a 19th century freight station. The main "Spotlight Gallery" features eight major juried exhibitions yearly, the "Members Gallery" features eight rotating exhibits of regional artists, and the "Fou…

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Abingdon Convention and Visitor Center

The Virginia Creeper Trail Welcome Center is located at the Abingdon trailhead of the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail.  Operated by the Town of Abingdon, the Welcome Center is staffed by Town employees and VA Creeper Trail volunteers.   Amenities include Free parking for the trailMaps, brochures and visitor guidesOfficial Virginia Creeper Trail merchandiseBottled waterPublic restroomsPicnic shelter

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Greeko's Grill & Cafe

Great authentic Greek food, friendly staff. Open for lunch and dinner. Try the Greek platter, pitas, wraps , soups, falafel , gyro, or spanakopita.

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College Playwrights Festival

Barter Theatre's College Playwrights Festival is a one-actt playwrighting festival dedicated to celebrating college undergraduate playwrights, giving them an opportunity to develop their work in a professional environment. The readings take place on Barter's Smith Stage. After each reading, a panel of professionals will give feedback on each play that playwright can use to further develop their piece. One play will be selected to be read the following weekend at Barter's Appalachian Festival …

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Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

This annual new play reading 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.  Each year, Barter chooses 7 new plays for public readings, featuring members of Barter's Resident Acting Company. After each reading there is a discussion with a panel of local and regional theatre professionals, and then the discussion is opened up to the audience for…

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Conversation with Thomas Jefferson

Bill Barker, who portrays Thomas Jefferson at Colonial Williamsburg and around the world, will be on the Barter Theatre Gilliam Stage Thursday, February 7 as a fundraiser for the Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia. The program begins at 7; the doors open at 6, and music by local fiddlers “Sons of Liberty” and …

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WKMA After Hours - First Thursday

The William King Museum of Art is having a costume party! On Thursday, February 7, from 6-8 PM, join us as we celebrate the opening of two exhibits: Earthsea Imagined by Charles Vess and Material World: Photographs from the 1980s from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture with an Earthsea/80s costume party! So throw on your finest wizard robe or pull those 80s shoulder pads out of the back of your closet (or create your own unique combination of both worlds!) and join …

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Spread the Love at WKMA

Bring a date and come prepared to create! Join us at WKMA for the annual Spread the Love art event Enjoy champagne and chocolates with a curator-led gallery tour at 6:00 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. join WKMA Education staff for an instructional 80s inspired Sip and Paint. Take your painting home as a memento or gift it to your Valentine! Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Call Lori Rouse to reserve your spot: (276) 628…

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Ballad Health Shamrock 4-Miler

Spring into warmer weather with the Shamrock 4-Miler, the best night race in the Tri-Cities! After you run or walk the route through beautiful downtown Abingdon, join us at the Abingdon Market Pavilion to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style.7:00 pm 4 Miler, 7:05 Leprechaun Walk. Race Me I'm Irish! Presented by Johnston Memorial Hospital, Blue Ridge Auto Group, and the Town of Abingdon. Very fun Friday evening St. Patty's Day race with DJ, music, and food by Fo…

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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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Appalachian Trail Days

Trail Days is a festival held each year in May in the Appalachian Mountain town of Damascus, VA. Trail Days celebrates the Appalachian Trail and the hikers, former hikers and aspiring hikers that converge there each year. Music, an auction, a fun parade, a hikers' talent show, workshops and presentations, movies, hikes, lots of food, and other family-friendly events make this one of the most popular small-town events in Virginia and all along the Trail!

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Garden Faire

The 22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire will be one of the most inclusive garden shows in the Southeast! The beautiful Garden Marketplace will feature thousands of plant varieties, an amazing array of garden accessories and nearly everything imaginable for gracious outdoor living. A wealth of inspiration and information can be obtained in the demonstrations and thru the special speakers.  When you are ready for a break, make your way to the Garden Cafe to enjoy delicious food and bever…

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Crooked Road Youth Music Festival

Youth musicians from throughout Southwest Virginia will be featured at the 8th Annual Crooked Road Youth Music Festival on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Heartwood in Abingdon. Fifteen bands and traditional music programs (ca. 200 youth musicians) will perform throughout the day. The festival will highlight regional traditional music programs including the Albert Hash Program, the Blue Devil String Band, Bristol Bearcat Bluegrass Band, Floyd JAMS, Galax …

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Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival

This Memorial Day weekend, a group of Nashville's leading songwriters will gather on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College, joined by up-and-coming talents from our region, for a three-day-long celebration of song. Grammy Award winner Richard Leigh (VHCC class of 1973) will headline this special event and will be accompanied by several of his friends from the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Together, they will take the stage on Saturday evening to perf…

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Plumb Alley Day

Some 6,000 - 8,000 residents and visitors are expected on Abingdon’s Plumb Alley on Saturday, May 28, 2022 when the Kiwanis Club holds its 37th Annual Plumb Alley Day.  The festival, rated one of the largest one-day events in this Southeast, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the heart of the town’s historic district, Plumb Alley is the shaded picturesque alley that runs between Main and Valley Streets.  The Day features food, music, a dance performance, children’s activitie…

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Abingdon's Town Wide Yard Sale

Abingdon’s Town Wide Yard Sale 8.2 miles of "trash to treasure" for you to discover The Town of Abingdon will host a Town-wide yard sale.   Residents are encouraged to sell their goods in a yard sale type setting only on private property, no commercial vendors allowed.

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CANCELED - Abingdon Christmas Parade

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Out of an abundance of caution, the Abingdon Christmas parade has been canceled for 2020.  Holiday Homecoming New in 2020, the traditional Abingdon Christmas Parade will shift to a "reverse parade." Decorated floats will be scattered along Abingdon's Main Street, allowing people to view them while safely social distancing. View the floats from 2pm to 5pm. Plan a whole day in Abingdon, with the Holiday Farmers Market Saturday mo…

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Mamma Mia Italian

Classic Italian dishes in a cozy, family-friendly setting. 

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Oktoberfest at Abingdon Vineyards

Grab your favorite glass of wine from Abingdon Vineyards and join the Mountain Top Polka Band for a fun German-themed party!

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Oktoberfest! at Wolf Hills Brewing

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest event with Mountain Top Polka Band, traditional food and our Oktoberfest lager. The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. The citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates. Come join in the revelry. Prost!

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The Howling Craft Beer and Music Festival

The event will include craft beer, two stages with live music, food trucks, craft and outdoor vendors, and live art. Saturday morning: The Howling 5k on the Virginia Creeper Trail with a portion of the proceeds to benefit United Way of Southwest Virginia.  Join us at Wye Park just past the Abingdon Trailhead.  Signup at 8, race at 9.  As a special treat, we will be open (free) on Sunday from 1-6 with special events.

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The Howling 5K

Join us on June 1 at 9 am for our annual 5k at Wye Park on the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit United Way of Southwest Virginia. Registration at 8 am and the Race begins at 9 am. Pre-signup is $15 and will increase to $20. T-shirt included.

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Abingdon's First Contemporary Art Bazaar

Abingdon's First Contemporary Art Bazaar will feature Original Art, Pottery, Jewelry, Sweets & Treats and so much more! First 20 shoppers receive a FREE goody bag! Door prizes, Celtic Harp with Sandra Parker. Free Admission!Interested vendors contact Teresa Tilley, 276-698-8818. 10x10 space = $100.00 each

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Living History Tour of Sinking Spring Cemetery

LIVING HISTORY TOUR of Sinking Spring Cemetery July 27, 2019 (Saturday)    5:00 – 7:15 pm$5 ticket, available at the gate, cash only Presented by The Historical Society of Washington County, VA. Join us for a walk through this picturesque burial ground as guides lead small groups through while interpreters in period costume tell the stories of various persons lying in rest. Each to…

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Thursday Jams Presents: Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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Thursday Jams Presents: Town Mountain

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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Thursday Jams Presents: Nora Jane Struthers

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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Thursday Jams Presents: Flow Tribe

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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The Virginia Knits Virginia is a self-guided tour of 12 fabulous yarn shops located in communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each yarn shop will feature a special indie hand-dyer with a special colorway for the event. Don't forget to have your passport stamped to win great prizes from your favorite yarn companies. Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, June 2Monday–Saturdays 10 am –5 pm Sundays 1 pm–5 pm******All participating shops will…

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Damascus Old Mill Music Fest

This new festival will include outside food trucks, a craft beer garden, and an indoor artisan marketplace. The music starts at 4:00 p.m. on Friday with a grand finale concert at 8:00 p.m. by the reigning IBMA “Entertainers of the Year” Balsam Range. Event extras include a youth program performance at 6:00 p.m. on Friday by Scott County JAMS. On Saturday, the music begins at 2:00 pm with a grand finale concert at 8:00 pm by 5-time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year Russell Moore &…

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Juan John at Abingdon Vineyards

A special appearance by two time Grammy nominated guitarist, Juan John Music~ $5 per adult added at register for musicians~ All ages welcome!

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Labor Day Blues & BBQ with Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen

Enjoy rockin' blues by Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen and delicious BBQ!~ Food, drinks and WINE SLUSHEES available for purchase~ Boat and kayak parking available~ All ages welcome!

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4th of July Blues & BBQ

Come celebrate with live music by Steele Cookin Band and delicious BBQ!~ Free admission, all ages welcome!~ Boat and kayak parking available~ Food, drinks and wine slushees for sale!

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Live Music: Justin Mychals

Enjoy authentic Appalachian tunes and storytelling with Justin Mychals Music~ $5 per adult added at register for musician~ All ages welcome!

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Live Music: Brother Oliver at Abingdon Vineyards

Come check out this dynamite duo from Greenville, South Carolina!~ $5 per adult added at register for musicians~ All ages welcome!

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Thursday Jams Presents: Devon Gilfillian w/ Carl Anderson

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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Thursday Jams Presents: The New Respects

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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Thursday Jams Presents: Love CANON

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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Thursday Jams Presents: The Happy Fits

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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Thursday Jams Presents: John Paul White

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning resta…

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Flag Day Ceremony at Veterans Park

The Town of Abingdon, the Veterans Association, and the VFW invite the public to participate in a flag raising ceremony in honor of Flag Day Saturday June 15, 2019 at 11:00am.   Flags will be displayed in the park June 8 through 15, culminating in a ceremony honoring local service members, followed by a picnic lunch.  

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Thursday Jams Presents: The Commonheart

Warm Night, Cool Grass, The Appalachian Mountains, Free Music… and You! Thursday Jams, in the heart of Downtown Abingdon, is the place for families and friends of all ages and backgrounds to experience 10 nights of free, diverse music every year at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. Our concert calendar includes artists from all around the country and right in our own backyard, from bluegrass to soul, home-grown country to Indie rock, and fun, southern rock. Visit award-winning restaurants…

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Living History at the Abingdon Muster Grounds

Overmountain Men and their families come to life at the Abingdon Muster Grounds during Living History Days 2019. These events highlight the importance of the Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780.  There will be demonstrations related to life in backcountry Virginia during colonial times.  This event has activities for the whole family!  Join the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Blacks Fort Chapter-DAR, and Gene…

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Abingdon Veterans Day Ceremony

The Town of Abingdon, the Veterans Association and the VFW invite the public to a special ceremony for Veterans Day on November 11, 2019 at 11:00am.    The event will include a flag raising ceremony, memorial tree dedications, music by the fife & drum corps and local marching bands, and a special guest speaker. 

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The Presence of Water ~ Watercolor Paintings by Thelma Blake

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the summer installment of the CornerGallery’s 2019 exhibition series with a collection of watercolor floral and still life works entitled "Presence of Water” by Abingdon, Virginia artist, Thelma Blake.          In her artist’s statement, Thelma reveals, “I am drawn to the media of watercolor for its fluidity on paper and the magical presence as it moves about on paper. Sometimes I…

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Damascus VA Independence Day Celebration

July 3rd from 6pm until 10pm at the Damascus Town Park, 202 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)

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Summer Market at the SWVA Cultural Center

‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network, in partnership with the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will host Inaugural Summer Market on Saturday, July 20th. Live music, children’s activities, food trucks and fun for the whole family!

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Spotlight on Jewelry Designer Jane Sparger

Jewelry Artist Jane Sparger is in residence at Holston Mountain Artisans Saturday June 22, 2019 from 11am to 4pm.  Stop by to meet the artist, and shop one of the oldest craft collectives in the country, located on Park Street in downtown Abingdon. 

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Sawdust Festival at Holston Mountain Artisans

FREE festival is fun for the whole family.  Over a dozen craftspeople from Holston Mountain Artisans will demonstrate their crafts, including woodworkers showing off their talents at turning, scrolling, and carving.  Enjoy food from a local vendor, and take home a souvenir from one of the country's oldest craft collectives. 

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Throwback Thursday with Russ Taff

FREE Part of the LOVE FM 97.3 Summer Concert Series However you choose to label it, Russ Taff’s music as won him a wide audience and critical acclaim, as well as a total of six GRAMMY awards and 18 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. He has been hailed by Billboard Magazine as ‘the single most electrifying voice in Christian Music,’ and cited as a musical influence by artists as diverse are Bart Millard of MercyMe, Jason Crabb, Michael Tait, and the Kings of …

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Holston Mountain Artisans Quilt Show

Local quilters display over 100 quilts, created in both traditional and contemporary designs. Visitors can vote for their favorite "Viewers' Choice."

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Grand Finale: Farm-to-Table Dinner

We’re bringing together premier culinary artists of the region to create an exquisite multi-course dinner made from locally-sourced ingredients and complete with wine and cocktail pairings. Chefs:*Hyacinth Barbara (Morgan’s)Steve Gilbert (Morgan’s)Bradley Griffin (Milton's Trailhead Grille)Joel Jerkins (JJ's Restaurant and Sports Bar/Papa Tom’s Cantina)Travis Milton (Taste) *Chefs subject to change. Space limited, adva…

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Square Dancing at the SWVA Cultural Center

Square dancing with Tyler Hughes is a fun filled experience for all ages! The calling consists of traditional square dance calls and is encouraging to beginners, as well as advanced dancers. The band always brings a strong repertoire of toe-tapping tunes and mesmerizing waltzes for every dance they play. The dance is FREE and open to the public! Get your dancing shoes on and spread the word!

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Mimosa Flow at the SWVA Cultural Center

Join Nicole Dyer, Founder & Owner of White Birch Food & Juice and RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), for Poses & Mimosas. Brighten your mood with an uplifting yoga flow followed by mimosas made with fresh, cold-pressed juice from White Birch. Nicole will guide you through an energizing flow ending with relaxing, restorative poses. She will also incorporate essential oils into the practice. BYOM! (Bring your own mat)

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Movie Screening - Paranormal Bigfoot at the SWVA Cultural Center

Join us at Southwest Virginia Cultural Center on Wednesday, July 31st for an evening of the mysterious "Paranormal Bigfoot"! This is one of the latest films written and directed by Bill & Amy Lancaster. Together, they are small business owners in SWVA who also enjoy following cryptozoology and other fringe subjects. "Paranormal Bigfoot" is an investigation into a segment of the Sasquatch Community that believe there is more to the mysterious creature than a simple animal. "Paranormal Bigf…

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival

The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul - a celebration of the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings. Headliners in 2019 include Wynonna & The Big Noise, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Patty Griffin, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Sam Bush, Mike Farris, Elizabeth Cook, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jim Lauderdale, CAAMP, Ruston Kelly, M…

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Art Sale: Can't Take it With You

Art sale from the collection of Jan Hurt & Sam Hurt, Jr.  Priced to sell! Framed work by regional, national and international artists. Collection includes antique maps, prints, charcoals, oils, acrylics, watercolors, wood block prints, photography, wood burnings.  Proceeds benefit Barter Theatre & Washington County Business Challenge.  September 1 - 30, Rain Restaurant

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Virginia Highlands Festival Opening Ceremony

For the first time in its 71-year history, the Virginia Highlands Festival is kicking off with an opening ceremony.Bring the whole family, your favorite lawn chair or blanket, and your sense of adventure to see the opening of our immersive story, "The Wolf Crystal."  We've taken the legendary story of Abingdon's wolves, added a touch of magic with the all-powerful Wolf Crystal, and created a performance filled with music, dance, puppets, and good old-fashioned storytelling. …

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Abingdon Historic Homes Tour

From its founding in the 1770s to the present, Abingdon has been the cultural, political, and sometimes economic center of the entire region and its homes reflect that position. It has some of the best-preserved Colonial, Federalist, and Victorian structures in Virginia. The Abingdon Historic Homes Tour allows visitors to tour some of Abingdon's most historic homes, all within easy walking distance of each other downtown.Visitors who have pre-registered must pick up their tickets and …

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Book Club at the SWVA Cultural Center

Join us at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center for our monthly book club, every first Monday of the month! This club features books by Southwest Virginia authors or books about Southwest Virginia. We hope you will join us to discover the culture and amazing authors SWVA has to offer. 

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Abingdon's Small Business Saturday

Skip the Black Friday madness, and head to downtown Abingdon for Small Business Saturday.  This national campaign was originally created by American Express to encourage shoppers to support small businesses.  Stroll along the adorable brick sidewalks and enjoy the window displays: this year Abingdon’s merchants will compete for the most over-the-top window display, inspired by Barter Theatre’s “White Christmas.”   From antiques to specialty sweets, ladies apparel, …

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Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns Trunk Show

A Likely Yarn's annual Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns Trunk Show will be here the last weekend in August! Friday, August 23rd from Noon-8pm and Saturday, August 24th from 10am-5pm. Come shop this huge selection of Miss Babs yarns and see the array of samples to inspire you. The trunk show will have yarn bases not normally carried in our shop along with favorites.

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American Pride Country: Music of the Statler Brothers

Enjoy an evening with American Pride, the group that has brought back the songs, the memories, and the authentic sounds of the most award winning act in Country Music history - the legendary Statler Brothers.Relive the musical memories of The Statler Brothers through American Pride with favorites such as "Bed of Roses", "Class of '57", and "I'll Go to My Grave Loving You", as well as patriotic and gospel song like "I'll Fly Away" and "Heaven's Jubilee." American Pride captures…

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White Birch Sunday Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

["WHITE BIRCH","EVERY SUNDAY\nWhite Birch Kitchen & Juice Bar will be taking over Sunday brunch here at the Cultural Center every Sunday in September! Come relax and enjoy cold-pressed juice and delicious food from 10 AM - 2 PM!"]

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The Abingdon Arts Depot Fall Workshop; Dramatic Paintings in Acrylics

Fall Workshop with Instructor Vera Dickerson: "Dramatic Paintings in Acrylics" Use acrylics over a black background to bring beautiful value contrast and impact to your art. Vera will show you how to quickly set up a wide value range and yet make your color choices harmonize on this black canvas surface. Contact The Arts Depot to register and get your supply list by August 31. 

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Baking Class for Parents/Kids

September 26 is Johnny Appleseed Day! This baking class for parents and children is the perfect way to celebrate apple season, a fun story, and baking skills!    Each parent/child pairing will be making mini cupcakes from scratch, and a small batch of buttercream frosting. While the cupcakes bake and cool, we will also be making honey based fruit dip to enjoy with fresh apple slices while listening to a Johnny Appleseed story and craft. So much fun, you don't want to m…

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Four Seasons Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

We are partnering with local caterers and restaurants to showcase local businesses and product in SWVA for our Sunday brunches. For the upcoming months, Four Seasons Catering & Bakery/Deli from Marion, VA is taking over the kitchen with a Fall Brunch Buffet! Enjoy:Prime Rib Carving StationHoney Bourbon Glazed SalmonLocally Sourced Smoked Bacon and Seasoned SausageMaple Pecan SaladQuiche LoraineHomemade Buttermilk Biscuits with Local Honey …

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Jazz Lunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Jazz lunch is back! Join us for intriguing jazz numbers presented by the Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Ensemble! Enjoy live music and our Tuesday special, the 2 cheese grilled cheese and tomato soup!

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Big Daddy's Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

We are partnering with local caterers and restaurants to showcase local businesses and products in SWVA for our Sunday brunches. Big Daddy's To Go from Meadowview, VA will be taking over the kitchen on October 20th! *Menu is to be announced*

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Your Grate Escape Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

We are partnering with local caterers and restaurants to showcase local businesses and products in SWVA for our Sunday brunches. Your Grate Escape from Tazewell, VA is taking over the kitchen on November 3rd! *Menu is to be announced*

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Brunch by Chef Charles at the SWVA Cultural Center

Our very own Chef Charles Parker will be providing brunch made with local products from around the region. *Menu is to be announced*

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Autumn Market at the SWVA Cultural Center

With the success of our Spring and Summer Markets, we will host our 'Round the Mountain Autumn Market on November 2nd! We are looking to have artisans inside the Cultural Center with live demonstrations, children’s events, and more!

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Waterworks ~ Plein Aire oil or acrylic paintings by Brett LaGue

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the fall installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2019 exhibition series with a collection of plein aire oil or acrylic works entitled "Waterworks” by Fincastle, Virginia, artist, Bret LaGue. In his artist’s statement, Bret reveals, “Each of my paintings I desire to be a combination, of its creative record, the story of its visual content and an interaction between both of these elements and the viewer. Understanding that in…

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An Evening With The Spirits of Sinking Spring Cemetery

Come hear the stories of some of Abingdon's most interesting spirits! For the first time, an October version of our popular Spirit Walk, but this time the Cummings cabin comes alive with the stories of the past! Seating will be on the grass lawn in front of the cemetery cabin, so bring your lawn chair or blanket. Two shows, 6 pm and 7 pm, $5 per person. The show is appropriate for famlies; however, very small children may become tired or bored. There is nothing scary about the presenta…

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Brunch with Santa at the SWVA Cultural Center

HO! HO! HO! Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us on Sunday, December 8th for delicious brunch from Four Seasons Catering & Bakery/Deli, and snag a picture of Santa with your little ones! Menu: Sausage and BaconPancakesPB&J SandwichFruitPastriesCupcakes   Call 276.492.2400 and make your reservation ASAP. Space is limited. We hope to see you there!

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Live Music Wednesdays at Harvest Table Restaurant

Every Wednesday night, find live music at The Harvest Table in nearby Meadowview, VA.   "At The Harvest Table, we work with seasonal produce and meats from local and regional sources, offering the best of each season. Our creative recipes are designed to highlight freshness and quality. We favor real foods prepared in a healthy way." 

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Live Music Wednesdays at Harvest Table Restaurant

Every Wednesday night, find live music at The Harvest Table in nearby Meadowview, VA.   "At The Harvest Table, we work with seasonal produce and meats from local and regional sources, offering the best of each season. Our creative recipes are designed to highlight freshness and quality. We favor real foods prepared in a healthy way." 

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Live Music Wednesdays at Harvest Table Restaurant

Every Wednesday night, find live music at The Harvest Table in nearby Meadowview, VA.   "At The Harvest Table, we work with seasonal produce and meats from local and regional sources, offering the best of each season. Our creative recipes are designed to highlight freshness and quality. We favor real foods prepared in a healthy way." 

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Live Music Wednesdays at Harvest Table Restaurant

Every Wednesday night, find live music at The Harvest Table in nearby Meadowview, VA.   "At The Harvest Table, we work with seasonal produce and meats from local and regional sources, offering the best of each season. Our creative recipes are designed to highlight freshness and quality. We favor real foods prepared in a healthy way." 

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Live Music Wednesdays at Harvest Table Restaurant

Every Wednesday night, find live music at The Harvest Table in nearby Meadowview, VA.   "At The Harvest Table, we work with seasonal produce and meats from local and regional sources, offering the best of each season. Our creative recipes are designed to highlight freshness and quality. We favor real foods prepared in a healthy way." 

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Live Music: Ragged Sally

Come enjoy the soulful sounds of these local favorites!$5/adult for music, all ages welcome

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Sip & Paint w/Lindsey Huff

Learn how to paint a seasonal truck with art teacher, Lindsey HuffChoose to fill your truck with pumpkins or a Christmas tree!$40 per person, drinks additional​Seats limited, advanced registration required

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Wine Club Dinner w/Napa Chef Nic Jones

Enjoy a culinary feast by Nic Jones of Goose & Gander in Napa Valley​Members only, join the family...

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Harvest Party w/The Boys Bluegrass

Come celebrate the harvest & another vintage of fine wine!Friendsgiving potluck - bring a dish to shareLive bluegrass by The BoysFree admission, beer & wine for sale

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Live Music: Bicycle

Start your holidays with this high energy 3 piece acoustic rock/R& B band $5/adult for music, all ages welcome

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Sip & Wreath w/Marsha Self

Learn how to make your own seasonal wreath with Marsha Self$50 per person, drinks additional​Seats limited, advanced registration required

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Flights & Bites w/Chefs Shy & Parker

Come taste an incredible collaboration! Chefs Matt Shy & Charles Parker are making 4 courses to pair with 4 of our wines$55 per person, advanced tickets required

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Live Music: Dimestore Cowboys

Enjoy some good 'ol Honky Tonk & Outlaw Country$5/adult for music, all ages welcome

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Women's Choir Concert, Virginia Highlands CC

Holiday fun begins at 1:00 with the beautiful sounds of the Women's Choir of VHCC led by Mary Munsey. Enjoy music, refreshments, and our holiday art exhibit! A nice, relaxing way to spend some holiday social time, and get some Holiday shopping done while you are here. Hope to see you Saturday November 30 at 1:00 pm.

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Holiday Members Exhibit 30th year Celebration

Celebrate with us to mark our 30th Annual Holiday Members Exhibit, featuring pieces of art by many of our 225 members! Come to our Open House and enjoy appetizers and wine with friends while browsing this wonderful exhibit. Let's have some fun together and celebrate 30 years of Arts Depot success! 

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Learning Families - Elves Workshop

ELVES WORKSHOPSaturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  $5 for non-member, Free for WKMA members Calling all elves! Get creative this holiday season with Elves Workshop! Families work with WKMA staff to create unique holiday gifts and decorations just in time for gift-giving. This day of holiday family fun and creativity comes complete with light refreshments. For information call (276) 628-5005 ext. 112.  

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Learning Families- Elves Sensory Workshop

ELVES SENSORY WORKSHOPWHERE: William King Museum of Art - 415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA WHEN: Saturday, December 14 from 1:30 – 2:30p.m.COST: $5 for non-member, Free for WKMA members This holiday season, WKMA is excited to offer a sensory-friendly museum experience for families with loved ones who experience sensitivities, communication differences, and those on the autism spectrum. We welcome you to join us as we dim the lights, lower the sounds, and ge…

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Native American Film Screening: Defending the Fire

Native American Film Series - Defending the FireLOCATION: Southwest Virginia Higher Ed CenterCOST: FREE and open to the publicWHEN: Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare. The lessons of the Warrior are universal; the spirit of the Warrior survives, even in the face of conflict. Defending the Fir…

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History of Chair Caning

The History of Chair Caning with Brandy Clements & Dave Klinger of Silver River Center for Chair CaningLOCATION: William King Museum of Art - 415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VAWHEN: Saturday, January 18 from 2:00 - 4:00pmCOST: FREE and open to the public WARNING: You might become a chair nerd. A Brief History of Chair Caning is a timeline of woven chairs that spans the globe and 4000 years. From Middle Kingdom Egypt to Mid-Century Sc…

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Native American Film Series - What Was Ours

Native American Film Series - What Was OursLOCATION: Southwest Virginia Higher Ed CenterWHEN: January 23, 2020 at 7 PMCOST: FREE and open to the public Like millions of indigenous people, many Native American tribes do not control their own material history and culture. For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new contact with lost artifacts risks opening old wounds …

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Native American Film Series - Blood Memory

Native American Film Series - Blood MemoryLOCATION: Southwest Virginia Higher Ed CenterWHEN: January, 30 at 7 PMCOST: FREE and open to the public Battles over blood quantum and ‘best interests’ resurface in the untold history if America’s Indian Adoption Era – a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivo…

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Lunch like a local: 10 Savory Sandwiches You Won't Want to Miss

We’ve compiled a list of favorite savory sandwiches to warm you up and satisfy those wintery cravings. Remember your fork, because these sandwiches are delectable. In other words, they are going to be dripping with deliciousness.

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Exhibition: In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and Now

In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and NowAfter Hours Reception: November 7, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m.August 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and Now explores the legacy of furniture making in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. This exhibition features work by contemporary furniture makers in tandem with historical pieces from the region. Placing …

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Exhibition: By Native Hands

In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and NowAfter Hours Reception: November 7, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m.August 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries In Conversation: Inspired Furniture Then and Now explores the legacy of furniture making in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. This exhibition features work by contemporary furniture makers in tandem with historical pieces from the region. Placing …

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Exhibit: In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-16

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-2016November 7, 2019 – February 23, 2019WKMA After Hours: November 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-16, on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, highlights the lives of Native Americans today. This series of prints, produced by Daniel Heyman and Lucy Ganje under the guidance of master printer Kim Fink, was inspired by conversations with members of North Dakota’s four r…

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Exhibit: From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands at WKM

From These HillsOpening Reception: October 3, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m.October 3, 2019 – February 9, 2020 William King Museum of Art continues to celebrate the diversity of regional artistic talent with its biennial exhibition, From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, a major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media in Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southern West Vir…

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'Round the Mountain Holiday Market

Join Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace for our Holiday Market on December 14th! • Over a dozen artisans• Children's activities• Local food• Live music from Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet…

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A Conversation with Henry and Jefferson

For one night only at Barter Theatre, meet Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson for an interactive evening of history.  Acclaimed reenactors Bill Barker and Richard Schumann will take the Barter Theatre stage in Abingdon on Thursday February 13, 2020 for "Conversation with Henry and Jefferson," a one-night interactive dialogue you won't want to miss. The program begins at 7:00pm and the doors open at 6:00pm. Guests will enjoy colonial era music from local brothers "Sons…

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New Year's Eve Dinner at The Martha

Special prix fixe menu at Sisters American Grill, served until 9pm.  Reservations required.  The bar will stay open until midnight. Come celebrate the new year with The Martha!

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Overnight accommodations, venue for events & activities, spa services, community empowerment, local business support.

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WINE DINNER with Thomas Jefferson & Patrick Henry

Come dine with history! Enjoy a 4 course meal of colonial favorites by Chef Charles ParkerIn between courses, historical actors, Bill Barker (Thomas Jefferson) and Richard Schumann (Patrick Henry) will speak about their life and times, with an emphasis on viticulture in Virginia$100 per person, seats limited, advanced tickets requiredFundraiser for the Historical Society of Washington County *Al…

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MEMORIAL DAY BLUES & BBQ: Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen

Celebrate the start of summer with good tunes by the river!BBQ, beer & wine slushees availableFree & family friendly

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LIVE MUSIC: James VanDueson

Jimmy V is a recording artist from Cortland, NY - come check out his mix of folk, blues and old country!$5 per adult, all ages welcome

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Burns Night

Appalachian Highlanders Pipes and Drums is once again hosting this year's Burns Night to celebrate the life of Scotland's national bard. Robert Burns was the 18th century Scottish poet - song writer - story teller who helped birth a Scottish renaissance that changed the world. As a Jacobite at heart, Burns was an avid proponent of the American Revolution and an ardent fan of George Washington, even writing an ode to celebrate George's birthday! We are thrilled to be hosting this evening's cel…

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"Art from the Heart" 6 X 6 SALE

On February 6, 2020, The Arts Depot will be holding our annual favorite event: The 6 X 6 Sale! This well-attended fundraiser features artwork from local and regional artists. Each piece will be available for purchase for $36. More than 100 pieces of art will be unveiled at exactly 6:36 pm. Come early and enjoy a glass of wine with friends and then collect a piece or two of unique art at a reasonable price. Choose from more than 100 pieces of art. This is one of the region's favorite events!&n…

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Abingdon Vineyards Mardi Gras Party!

Come celebrate New Orleans style with live music by Ron Short & The Possum Playboys​!Bowls of gumbo available for purchase!  

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The Crooked Road Youth Music Series

The Crooked Road's Youth Music Series:  Time: 6:30 PM - 8 PM - February 13th - The Bearcat Bluegrass Band - March 12th - Nick Fallon Weitzenfeld - April 9th - VHCC Old Time String Band  *The cafe will be open from 5-8 serving delicious soups and sandwiches.

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Summer Art Market in Southwest Virginia

The Southwest Virginia 'Round the Mountain artisans, in partnership with the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace will host their Summer Market on Saturday, July 25th. Live music, children’s activities, food trucks and fun for the whole family!

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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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Jazz Lunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Join us for intriguing jazz numbers presented by the Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Ensemble! Stop by for live music and tasty lunch from our Cafe, serving 85% locally sourced product. You can see our full lunch menu here » https://swvaculturalcenter.com/cafe/

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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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William King Museum Celebration of the Arts

William King Museum of Art will celebrate the grand opening of its new Art Lab with a weekend of festivities beginning Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The celebration continues on Saturday, May 16 from 11-7 p.m. with a day of food, music, activities, and art for the whole community! At this free community day, visitors will have the opportunity to: ● Be among the first to walk through the Art Lab to see the spaces available and ready to foster the creativ…

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D.R. Mullins: One Man Group Show

D.R. Mullins: One Man Group Show February 27 - June 21, 2020 United Company Contemporary Regional Art Gallery D.R. Mullins is truly a man of infinite variety. A pillar of the arts community of Southwest Virginia, his long career as an artist has touched many aspects of the creative culture of the region, from his murals adorning prominent buildings to his mentorship of a new generation of Abingdon artists. Heavily influenced by his own mentor, Southwest Virginia phil…

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Abingdon Restaurant Week

Discover why Abingdon is the best small town food scene! We've gathered some of our favorite restaurants to create prix fixe menus showcasing the best of what they offer. Explore your small town food scene during Abingdon's Restaurant Week! Participating restaurants include:128 PecanGreeko'sJJ'sLuke'sMorgan'sPapa Tom’s Cajun PersuasionThe PeppermillRainSister's…

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DAM YETI 50 MILER, 50K

This is a great first timers course and a great course to chase down a PR !!!This is a cupless race ! if you don't have a cup we recommend the Ultraspire Cup.A hydration pack/bottle is mandatory.Crew can access runners at all locations except for the Green Cove.The race will start from Whitetop the beginning of the Virginia Creeper Trail with 9.8 miles of downhill to the first aid station Taylors Valley. These miles are effortless and offer some of the best views of the na…

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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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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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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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Resources for travelers during COVID-19

Regularly updated information on business openings, as well as regulations for shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation.

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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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Temporary shutdown of access points on the Virginia Creeper Trail

The Virginia Creeper Trail is open effective Tuesday, May 12 at 5:00 pm; however, facilities and services along the trail will remain closed.

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FAQ: Using the Virginia Creeper Trail during COVID-19

The Virginia Creeper Trail is open effective Tuesday, May 12 at 5:00 pm; however, facilities and services along the trail will remain closed.

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The Great American Road Trip: Southwest Virginia Style

We’ve put together a classic road trip through Southwest Virginia: a 5-night trip that takes you along winding mountain roads, discovering the adorable and unique small towns that make up this Southern Appalachian region.

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Etcetera! Watercolor and Oil paintings by Carol Thomason

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the summer installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2020 exhibition series with a collection of oil or watercolor paintings entitled “Etcetera” by award winning, Rogersville, Tennessee artist, Carol Thomason.              “Etcetera” will be celebrated with a reception, gallery talk and demonstration of technique by Carol Thomason, to which the public is cordia…

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Abingdon Vineyards Saturday Music Series

Live music at Abingdon Vineyards every Saturday from 3-6pm! $5 per adult, all ages welcome, kids and. Bring a picnic! Rain or Shine. LIVE MUSIC: Natalie Grace Sat, Jan. 9 from 3-6 pm LIVE MUSIC: Makenzie Phipps & Shane Begley Sat, Jan. 16 from 3-6 pm LIVE MUSIC: Monica …

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Appalachian Stitches & Quilting Bee Classes for Youth

Two weeks of Quilting Bee Classes for ages 11 - 15. Each student will learn modern and traditional techniques for quilting and take home a quilting kit for future projects. Holston Mountain Artisans is partnering with The Arts Depot to teach boys and girls how to use sewing machines and traditional quilting looms. They will create a community quilt to be auctioned at the end of the project. In addition to classes, there will be an open invitation to the community to join in the quilting proce…

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Let's Jam! Blueberry Jam

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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Quilting Bee Classes for Youth

The Arts Depot and Holston Mountain Artisans invite the public to participate in a special living history project made possible by Dominion Energy's ARTSTARS program. We will offer Appalachian Stitches and Quilting Bee Classes for Youth August 3 - 7. There will be two sessions Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00. Ages 10 -16 are welcome to register at 276-628-9091. Masks will be required and hand sanitizer and regular cleaning will be a priority. Througho…

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Abingdon Vineyards Free Friday Music Series

Every Friday, from 5-8pm! Free, kids & dogs welcome, bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs. Rain or shine. FREE FRIDAYS: Zak Saltz LIVE!Fri, Nov. 20 from 5-8 pmFREE FRIDAYS: Logan Fritz LIVE! Fri, Nov. 27 from 5-8 pmFREE FRIDAYS: Lily Comer LIVE! Fri, Dec. 4 from 5-8 pmFREE FRIDAYS: TJ Darnell LIVE!

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Outdoor Dining

Abingdon's award-winning food scene offers plenty of options for outdoor dining.

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Held Over!! Etcetera! Watercolor and Oil paintings by Carol Thomason

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics summer installment of the Corner Gallery's 2020 exhibition series entitled "Etcetera" ~ Watercolor  and Oil Paintings by Carol Thomason is being HELD OVER until Sept 30, 2020. VIsit the website: http://barrphotographics.com/to view and purchase these paintings.

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Ron Short and the Possum Playboys Live!

Ron Short and The Possum Playboys celebrate all the vibrant American folk music forms that have created a landscape of musical culture in America making this country unlike any other place on the planet!"The Playboys" are keeping alive and vibrant the tradition of bands that once traveled the back-roads of America, playing music that pleases and satisfies the eternal human longing for dance and community celebration! Featuring fiddle and “Cajun” accordion, "The Playbo…

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Justin Townes Earle Tribute Show at Wolf Hills Brewing

We were so saddened to hear about the passing of one of our favorites, Justin Townes Earle. A group of local musicians headed by Logan Fritz will get together on September 11 to play his songs in tribute. If you'd like to play, email cbell@wolfhillsbrewing.com

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Joshua Eadie & The Common Wealth at Wolf Hills Brewing Co

Come on out for a free show at Wolf Hills Brewing from Joshua Eadie and the Common Wealth!Joshua Eadie and the Common Wealth are a folk trio from the greater Richmond area. Growing up in Montpelier on classic country and folk music, Joshua performed solo and in several bands around the River City until he met banjo player and future …

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Folk Soul Revival Returns to Wolf Hills Brewing

Join us for the return of local Americana legends Folk Soul Revival.Tickets: wolf-hills-brewing-co.ticketleap.com/folk-soul-revival-wolf-hills-2020

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Finding Presence in Mindfulness Day Retreat

Art of Mindfulness and Finding Presence. What is Mindfulness?What is Presence? How you define these questions will be the foundation for a balanced and healthy life.We are challenged in more ways than ever today. Take a walk into a deep solitude as you discover how to incorporate basic practices and tools to walk with you in the busyness of your life. You will come away with a greater appreciation for solitude, rather than constantly searching for your needs outside …

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Candlelight Labyrinth Meditation Walk

The Labyrinth; a meditative walking prayer. Come in silence, walk your own pace and let this beautiful traditional meditation bring peace to you. Offered by AnamNostosHouse.com Donation only to cover candles. *Socially Distanced *Check Calendar Event or Social Media. This event changes due to weather.

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Friday Night Music at Wolf Hills

Live Music at Wolf Hills Brewing Co, every Friday night through November!  Come see us in our new tasting room location. Kentucky Ruckus w/Fritz & Co. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 2020  6:00 PM — 11:00 PM Join us for a Halloween's Eve party with rockers Kentucky Ruckus and special guests Fritz & Co. If Birds Could Fly FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 2020 &…

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Bandana Rhythm

Yes they’re back. We would LOVE for you to come out and enjoy the sounds of Bandana Rhythm. Bandana Rhythm is a family band. We play a wide variety of music including bluegrass, Americana, gospel, and old time music.

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Haunted Hill Trick or Treat

Join WKMA and Blue Mountain Therapy for Haunted Hill Drive Thru Trick or Treat at William King Museum of Art on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Bring Your Family to William King Museum of Art and Drive the Loop for Socially Distant Trick or Treating. Candy Stations will be set up around Academy Drive. For information call Nikki Hicks at (276) 628-5005 ext. 113 Enter and exit Academy Drive off of Main Street. Academy Drive at Russell Road w…

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DIY Halloween (Make your own mask or hat)

Come with a plan – some pictures, a drawing, and notes for your mask or hat. Work with other attendees and staff to create using cardboard, paper, plastic bags, paints, and other everyday materials provided. Stay the whole time or drop in for a quick creation. DIY Halloween (Make your own mask or hat) When: Saturday, October 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $5 non-members, free for members Where: Art Lab at WKMA (415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA) Must r…

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Photos with Santa

Visit William King Museum of Art for socially distant photos with Santa on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring your own camera. Appointments are required. Appointments are made in intervals of 30 minutes. Please note that children will not be sitting on Santa’s lap and Covid 19 guidelines will be in place. Sponsored by: Powell Valley National Bank

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Reimagined ~ Watercolor paintings by Shauna Henard Slaughter

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the fall installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2020 exhibition series with a debut exhibit of watercolor paintings entitled “Reimagined” by a Rogersville, Tennessee, emerging artist, Shauna Henard Slaughter. Shauna reveals in her artist’s statement, “Inspiration arises from seeing the beauty in all the landscapes of my East Tennessee home as well as throughout the world. The majestic animals of the west, vibrant col…

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The Farmer & the Chef Bloody Mary Brunch

Chef Charles Parker and Farmer Tracy McGlothlin offer a Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch Series this fall at Abingdon Vineyards in Abingdon, Virginia. Gather with us and enjoy fine dining and fine conversation! All you can eat buffet (masks and gloves required). The Brunch will also include a Mimosa Bar and a Bloody Mary Bar where you will enjoy Bloody Marys featuring Highlands Farms Organic Heirloom Tomatoes. Dining will be held inside at Abingdon Vineyards and outside, weather…

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The Farmer & the Chef Bloody Mary Brunch

Chef Charles Parker and Farmer Tracy McGlothlin offer a Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch Series this fall at Abingdon Vineyards in Abingdon, Virginia. Gather with us and enjoy fine dining and fine conversation! All you can eat buffet (masks and gloves required). The Brunch will also include a Mimosa Bar and a Bloody Mary Bar where you will enjoy Bloody Marys featuring Highlands Farms Organic Heirloom Tomatoes. Dining will be held inside at Abingdon Vineyards and outside, weather…

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Zach McNabb and the Tennessee Esquires

Zach McNabb and the Tennessee Esquires Live at the Old Mill Oct. 31, 7-10pm Zach McNabb and the Tennessee Esquires are one of the Tri-cities few, if not only, 1950's Rockabilly bands. Based out of Johnson City Tennessee, they are made up of Zach McNabb (vocals and rhythm guitar), Willie Vance (lead guitar) and Caleb McNabb (double bass and fiddle), creating a great 1950's style trio. This group has a great vintage look and an exciting toe-tapping sound. Inspired by the musi…

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HALLOWEEN PARTY: Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen

HALLOWEEN PARTY: Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen Sat, Oct. 31 from 3-6 pm Celebrate Halloween & Ava's 3rd birthday with good tunes by the river!Food by Diesel DogsPop-up art show by Pele's Song Jewelry$5 per adult, kids & dogs welcome, rain or shineCostumes encouraged - kid's costume parade at 4 pm!

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Jarekus Singleton Band for Halloween

Jackson, Mississippi’s award-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Jarekus Singleton, is one of the brightest, most exciting young stars on the blues scene today. His cutting-edge, streetwise music — melding contemporary and traditional blues with rock energy and hip-hop wordplay — turns audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his blazing guitar licks and strong, soulful voice, Singleton brings his up-to-the-minute take on the blues to every song he writes and performs. From feroc…

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Abingdon Main Street Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Join Abingdon Main Street in a Halloween Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues around town to complete a spooky mission and earn your reward!The AMS Scavenger Hunt is a way that families in our community can enjoy Halloween in a safe and socially distanced way. Participants are tasked with getting their pumpkin to the Halloween Tree and have to figure out clues to get them to each location. There are two paths to choose from. You'll get a map and paper pumpkin at both starting locations. Th…

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Family Campfire Night & Spooky Story Time

Advanced registration is required. Space is limited to ensure proper physical distancing. While we won’t be hosting our annual Pumpkin Walk this year, you are invited to join us for this seasonal celebration with a campfire and spooky story time at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center! Come gather ‘round our campfire on Halloween Eve and enjoy a spooky story (while suitable for children, please note these are “scary” and include themes such as death, disappearance…

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Ron Short and the Killer Possums

Band members from "Possum Playboys" and "Kudzu Killers" come together to create a one of a kind new band, "Killer Possums" . Playing "killer" blues and rock they bring an energy to music like adding bacon to a tomato sandwich, more chocolate to hot fudge cake, bigger bananas to a banana split !! You get the idea!!Just in time for Halloween, when times can't get much stranger!

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ZOOM Book Group: Pema Chodron "When Things Fall Apart"

Anam Nostos House Presents: PEMA CHODRON   "We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves." ~Pema Chodron   We will walk through a classic book for the times we are in today! Pema Chodron 'When Things Fall Apart" Each week on ZOOM we will take 4-5 chapters for discussion. Come to one, come to all! Jump into the conversation with us and add to your journey in 2021. Each step you walk is in your h…

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Frosty at the Moonlite

A young orphan named Billy discovers magic in a stolen hat when he places it on a snowman’s head and that snowman comes to life! But can Frosty the snowman help Billy find his real family in time for Christmas? Join Billy and Frosty as they embark on a New York City adventure filled with thrills and chills and the discovery that the real magic of Christmas is Love. Barter at the Moonlite productions are completed in one act to avoid the potential of large gatherings during intermi…

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A Christmas Carol at the Moonlite

The joy of the Christmas season returns with this sparkling production! Come and relive the sheer exhilaration of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghost-guided journey into his past, present and future, where Despair gives way to Hope, and Reclamation awaits all who seek it. A memorable gift to treasure with family and friends that will leave you wrapped in the warmth of holiday spirit. Barter at the Moonlite productions are completed in one act to avoid the potential of large gatherings during…

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Justin Crider and the Usual Suspects

Join Justin Crider & The Usual Suspects for a LIVE music extravaganza on Saturday November 7th, 2020 from 7-10pm at Damascus Old Mill Inn in Damascus, VA!! It’s going to be a great time- you won’t want to miss it! We’ll see you there!

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Monica Woodard Live at Damascus Old Mill

Join singer/songwriter Monica Woodard for a celebration of Americana at Damascus Old Mill!

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Seth and Sara Live at the Old Mill

Side project of Seth Brand Music, "Seth and Sara" have been trekking across the country performing as their American Duo since 2018. Seth has been recognized and praised through the states for his mesmerizing vocals, heartfelt tunes, and raw talent on the strings. His passionate performance, aided by his wife Sara, on percussion, is bringing the sound to Damascus Old Mill. If you enjoy a night filled with love, humor, heartbreak, dancing, and a rootsy kind of edge, then "Seth and Sara" is a s…

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Colin Cutler with Momma Molasses

Colin Cutler and Momma Molasses are back at Damascus Old Mill on Dec 5!

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Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along

We will broadcast live music/singing via an FM signal tunable on your car radio. You will remain in your car and can sing along. A link to a downloadable song sheet will be provided. Location is the old K-Mart parking lot.Sponsored by Abingdon Baptist Church

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Holiday Craft Market at The Martha

The Virginia Highlands Festival comes home to The Martha for the holidays New in 2020, The Virginia Highlands Festival has partnered with The Martha Washington Inn & Spa for a special holiday craft market. The market runs for five weekends November 20 – December 20, 2020, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Vendors from ‘Round the Mountain and Holston Mountain Artisans will be represented, as well as a curated selection from the summer Virginia Hig…

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Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County VA

From a waterfall tumbling down Toole’s Creek to a misty morning on an early Abingdon Main Street to the dormered cottage that was the original Johnston Memorial Hospital, Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County, Virginia, takes us through a storyline of history that includes the places, people, and events that made up the culture of local life a century ago.  During the 1880s, the art of photography expanded to use emulsion or wet plates, which were easier to work with…

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Holiday Open House at Necessities with Abingdon Vineyards

A holiday shopping open house with Abingdon Vineyards. Create a custom gift basket with delicious wine & treats!Stock up on wine for the holidaysFind gifts you won't see anywhere else

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Holiday Open House at Necessities

A holiday shopping open house with Becky & Dale Carson of Bluemoonistic Images.  Find unique gift items and meet the artists! 

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Holiday Artist Show at Necessities

A holiday artist show with Becca Irvin of Pisgah Pottery.  Find unique gift items and meet the artists! 

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21st Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Barter Theatre will be holding their 21st annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights online. The event is scheduled to start January 26th, 2021 and will occur over the span of two weeks. The festival will feature readings of several new Appalachian plays as well as offer playwriting workshops and panel discussions. Barter will also premiere its Black in Appalachia initiative during the festival with a reading of a new play written by a Black Appalachian playwright.…

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Abingdon Window Decorating Contest

Abingdon's small businesses are filled with holiday cheer, during the annual holiday window decorating contest.  The theme for 2020 is Home for the Holidays. Merchants will use items on hand or make homemade decorations to make their shops feel festive and uniquely theirs. Judging will start November 28th and winners will be announced December 7th. 

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Backbone Rock

An insider's guide to Backbone Rock Recreation Area, and the "World's Shortest Highway Tunnel"

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Simple Rhythms: Gathering at "The Barn"

Simple Rhythms meets at THE BARNS AT CHIP RIDGE in Abingdon, VA at 6pm! Gather in person with us for some refreshments, great music (led by Daniel Davis of Folk Soul Revival) and conversation! If you're new to Simple Rhythms, please note that there is no cost to attend. Just come hang out and have a good time with us! This will be a weekly gathering Sundays at 6pm at "the barn." These gatherings are family-friendly are all are welcome!

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Maytag Virgin

By Audrey Cefaly THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT When Jack moves in to a house next door to Lizzy, they find that they have as many things in common as they do differences, and a relationship that begins as a coincidental, neighborly friendship becomes an unexpected journey of self-discovery and healing. Join us for a special reading of this beautifully written romance that has been described as, “A radiant gem of light into the ordinary struggles of love, loss, and life.”

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LIVE MUSIC: Luke Morris & Madison Elmore

Luke Morris & Madison Elmore bring their Carolina sound to our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm. - $5 per adult, all ages welcome - Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather - Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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FOOD POP UP with Chef Nic Jones

Chef Nic Jones of Goose and Gander will be doing a 4 day pop up food event! Meals will be served to-go for enjoyment at home or anywhere on our grounds!  

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LIVE MUSIC: The Soulamanders

The Soulamanders bring their Jam/Reggae sound to us for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm! - $5 per adult, all ages welcome - Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather  - Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: Emory Reid

Damascus, VA native, Emery Reid, joins us for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: My New Favorites

My New Favorites will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like.My New Favorites combine Appalachian and honky-tonk sounds into a high energy free-for-all. They’re rootsy enough for Americana and country purists and progressive enough for folks who are ready to hear Michael Jackson or the Allman Bros. p…

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Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “American Dirt”

Join us in discussing “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins, everyone welcome!

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Reading Between the Vines Book Club “The Dutch House”

- Discuss “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett - Everyone welcome

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Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “The Nickel Boys”

- Discuss “The Nickel Boys” by Coleson Whitehead- Everyone welcome!

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Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “Red Queen”

- Discuss “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard- Everyone welcome!

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Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “The Lost Girls of Paris”

- Discuss “The Lost Girls of Paris” by Pam Jenoff- Everyone welcome!

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Reading Between the Vines Book Club: “Killers of the Flower Moon”

- Discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann- Everyone welcome!

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Virginia Highlands Community College Golf Tournmament

VHCC Educational Foundation 2021 Scholarship Golf Tournament At Glenrochie Country Club Register at www.vhcc.edu/golf Join us for the 13th Annual Golf Tournament to raise money for student scholarships at Virginia Highlands Community College. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, putting contest, hole-in-one ch…

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WILLIAM KING MUSEUM OF ART'S EASTER EGG HUNT

William King Museum of Art’s Easter Egg Hunt Monday, March 29 at 12:00 p.m. – Saturday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m. Children and adults alike are encouraged to join us Monday, March 29 – Saturday, April 3 for the William King Museum of Art’s Campus Easter Egg Hunt! Eggs will be hidden on the campus of William King Museum of Art and will be filled with prizes for all ages. Prizes include • Museum Membership

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LIVE MUSIC: Midnight Gypsys

The Midnight Gypsys will be performing for our Saturday Concert Series on March 6, 2021 from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like"The Midnight Gypsys are a little bit of soul, rock and roll, and country! Kendra Nickles and Tanya Kestner combine harmony vocals that electrify! Roll in the eccentric guitar playing of James Stiltner and the experienced hands…

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LIVE MUSIC: Morrison & Perkins

Morrison & Perkins hails from Marion, VA and will be performing for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like"Morrison & Perkins is a female power duo that performs badass cover songs ranging from country to 80's rock and more!"

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LIVE MUSIC: Basement Days Album Release

Basement Days will be joining us to release their new album as part of our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like"Basement Days is a local Indie Rock band consisting of four members, Dylan Smith on drums, Zane Cardinale on guitar and vocals, Juan Lopez on guitar and vocals, and Lillie Hayes on bass and vocals. Basement Days pla…

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LIVE MUSIC: Honey Badgers

The Honey Badgers will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on March 27, 2021!! ~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like"Hailing from the musical hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, the Honey Badgers deliver a fresh “Bluegrass with a Twist!” sound to current and classics, crossing genres to recount music of decades past from th…

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The Tempest at the Moonlite

Barter Theatre continues its tradition of incredible spring Shakespeare, this time at the Moonlite Drive-In. The Tempest will take you on an adventure far away from everything you’ve ever known. As Prospero conjures a meeting with his enemy Antonio, he struggles between his desire for revenge and the power of forgiveness. Join us for an evening of magic and mischief on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Moonlite

Fantasy, adventure, and mystery await four siblings when they step through the wardrobe and into the magical land of Narnia—where the icy White Witch rules, and her curse ensures that the land is always crusted with snow. As they travel, the children encounter dwarves, fauns, and the great lion king, Aslan. Together they seek to fulfill the ancient prophecy and release Narnia from the Witch's enchantment and her spell of eternal winter.

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6x6 Art From the Heart Fundraiser 2021

The online 6x6 auction begins March 2, 2021 and ends March 10, 2021 at noon. https://artsdepot.betterworld.org/  All art begins at $36 and bids increase in increments of $2. This online option is a great way to participate if you are not comfortable coming to an in-person event. The in-person event is March 11, 2021 5:30 to 8:00 pm. at The SWVA Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA. The entire fundraising event is sponsored by The Abingdon Olive Oil Company, 152 E. Main St,…

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LIVE MUSIC: Monica Woodard & Scott Pickett

Monica Woodard and Scott Pickett will be joining us from Banner Elk, NC for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: Ragged Sally

Join us for live music by Ragged Sally for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like"Ragged Sally is an East Tennessee based Country Duo consisting of singer/songwriters Seth Broyles and Alli Epperson Music Page. You will not want to miss this show!!"

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LIVE MUSIC: Tray Wellington Trio

We are VERY excited to have the Tray Wellington Trio performing as part of our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like."Growing up on Flint Hill Rd., musician Trajan “Tray” Wellington was destined to be attracted to the 5-string banjo. Before reaching the age of 21, he has received a number of awards and accolades, …

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LIVE MUSIC: James Meadows Band

James Meadows Band will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on April 24, 2021 at 3pm! ~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like."James Meadows is an ASCAP affiliated Singer/Songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist who currently resides in Abingdon, VA. He originally grew up an hours drive north of Abingdon in the small town of Mavisdale, VA (Garden Creek…

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LIVE MUSIC: Donnie & the Dry Heavers

Donnie and the Dry Heavers will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on May 1, 2021 from 3-6pm!!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like."Donnie and the Dry Heavers is a 4-piece Indie-Rock/Jam Band from Kingsport, TN. The group consists of Chancellor Lawson (Guitar/Vocals), Andrew Kramer (Guitar/Vocals), Magus Vaughn (Bass/Vocals), and Cameron Hite (Drums…

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LIVE MUSIC: The Billy Crawford Band

Join us for our Saturday Concert Series with live music by The Billy Crawford Band from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like"Blues guitar might be associated with Mississippi, Texas and Chicago, but a man of the mid-South has something to say about that. The city of Bristol, smack on the Tennessee/Virginia border, claims itself as the birthplace of count…

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LIVE MUSIC: Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies

Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on May 22, 2021 from 3-6pm!!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like"Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cruz Contreras has roots in Tennessee and Michigan, but has impacted Americana music worldwide.The frontman, founder, and driving force behind The…

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LIVE MUSIC: If Birds Could Fly Memorial Day Party

Join us for live music by If Birds Could Fly from 3-6pm for our Memorial Day Party!!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: Kasey Williams Band

Kasey Williams Band will be performing for our Saturday Concert Series on May 8, 2021 from 3-6pm!.~ $5 per adult at the door, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: The Blue Ridge Girls

The Blue Ridge Girls will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on June 19, 2021 from 3-6pm!!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: Tuatha Dea

Celtic - Tribal - Indie - Rock, Tuatha Dea will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on June 26, 2021 from 3-6pm!!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: Fritz & Co

Fritz & Co. will be performing for our Saturday Concert Series on July 3, 2021 from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: Tan & Sober Gentlemen

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series on July 10, 2021 from 3-6pm!!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC: Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen

Abingdon Vineyards welcomes back Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, kids & dogs welcome~ Bring a picnic blanket or chairs for the lawn~ Covered patio in case of rain

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LIVE MUSIC: Phantom

Phantom will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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LIVE MUSIC with My New Favorites

My New Favorites will be joining us for our Saturday Concert Series from 3-6pm!~ $5 per adult, all ages welcome~ Covered/Heated patio in case of inclement weather~ Bring blankets and chairs for the lawn if you like

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Abingdon's Independence Day Fireworks

Abingdon Independence Day Fireworks will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022, at 9:45 pm. The fireworks will be set off from Latture Field in downtown Abingdon. Come check out one of the area's best fireworks displays. 

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"There Will Come A Time" mixed media paintings by Michelle O'Patick-Ollis

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics announces the spring installment of the Corner Gallery’s 2021 exhibition series with a collection of mixed media paintings entitled “There Will Come A Time” by award winning, Unicoi, Tennessee artist, Michelle O’Patic-Ollis. “My body of work is a collection of realistic portraits.  Through a variety of media including coffee painting/mixed media drawings, writing, and story quilts, my work depicts the challenges of the…

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Tours at Two: Artist Demo & Tour of Tangible

Explore the art of “Tanigble: Where Art and Technology Converge” with artist Jordan Fowler. “Artifacts of a different time” is one of the phrases that artist Jordan Fowler uses to describe his sculptures. Fowler combines traditional welding techniques with contemporary computer science to create interactive and conceptual works of art that echo the ruins of a science fiction world gone awry. This event is FREE and will encompass an artist demo and gallery…

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Annual Summer Show

Old Glade Antique Tractor Association 14th Annual Summer Show, June 17-18-19, 2021  Events:  Antique Tractors, Equipment, Cars, Trucks, Small Engines, Threshing Machine, Sawmill, Blacksmith Shop, and Fariview Cabin will be open.  Free spaces available for Swap Meet and Vendors (no tables or tents furnished).  Please comply with Covid-19 outdoor events guidelines 908 Hillman Highway Abingdon, VA 

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1864 Base Ball Game

Join us for some 1864 Base Ball game.  The Bereans vs. The Deacons held July 11, 2021.  All games start at 4:00 pm at Fairview Farm & Homestead 908 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210.  Bring a chair or blanket.  Free Admissions - Donations Welcome.  Please comply with Covid-19 outdoor events guidelines.  50/50 cash drawing.  Food truck will be on site.  

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EAT. DRINK. LOVE. in Abingdon

Across Virginia, you’ll find inspired culinary delights, especially in the small, historic town of Abingdon. With more restaurants per capita than New York City, you’ll find a vast and varied selection of diverse cuisine ranging from unconventional to Southern comfort food. There’s something here for every type of foodie.

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The Meadows Sports Complex

The Meadows Sports Complex is approximately 34 acres and is a state-of-the-art sports facility and community park, located in downtown Abingdon, Virginia.

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40th Annual Plumb Alley Day

Some 6,000 - 8,000 residents and visitors are expected on Abingdon’s Plumb Alley on Saturday, MAY 28, 2022 when the Kiwanis Club holds its 40th Annual Plumb Alley Day. The festival rated one of the largest one-day events in this Southeast, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the heart of the town’s historic district, Plumb Alley is the shaded picturesque alley that runs between Main and Valley Streets. The Day features food, music, a dance performance, children’s activities, and a massive y…

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