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After a long hike you might want to just call it a day.

But don’t go doing it in front of a TV. You can do that at home. Out here you can experience live performances of real bluegrass and old-time music, or come out to one of the local jam sessions.  There is always traditional music being picked in the Heart of Appalachia.  Unique experiences will enhance your visit like going to the drive-in, watching an outdoor drama, or seeing exotic animals from across the globe, up close and personal.  The possibilities are virtually endless.
  • Encore If Birds Could Fly - Live!
    Mar 23, 2017 St. Paul
    Back by popular demand! If Birds Could Fly electrified the audience with their last performance. The response was so great we had to invite them back! $5 cover charge. You don't want to miss this live concert at Sugar Hill Brewing Company in St. Paul, VA!  Eat, drink and...
  • A Whale of a Tale - Dinner Theatre Production at Karlan Mansion
    Mar 23, 2017 Ewing
    A Whale of a Tale - Pirates Of The Salty Dog An Original Dinner Theatre Production with a Twist! Prepare for a night of fun, mischief and mystery in this unique tongue-in-cheek dinner theatre presentation with colorful characters offering a unique twist on Virginia's rich...
  • Friday Night Bluegrass- Backwoods Boys
    Mar 24, 2017 Coeburn
    On stage this Friday night Backwoods boys Come join us for bluegrass and gospel music every Friday night in downtown Coeburn, the home of Jim and Jessee McReynolds. Each week offers a different group with fun activities for the entire family. On Friday nights the Crooked...
  • A Whale of a Tale - Dinner Theatre Production at Karlan Mansion
    Mar 24, 2017 Ewing
    A Whale of a Tale - Pirates Of The Salty Dog An Original Dinner Theatre Production with a Twist! Prepare for a night of fun, mischief and mystery in this unique tongue-in-cheek dinner theatre presentation with colorful characters offering a unique twist on Virginia's rich...
  • Carter Family Fold - Carson Peters and Iron Mountain Band
    Mar 25, 2017 Hiltons

    Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Carson Peters and Iron Mountain Band headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who...
  • A Whale of a Tale - Dinner Theatre Production at Karlan Mansion
    Mar 25, 2017 Ewing
    A Whale of a Tale - Pirates Of The Salty Dog An Original Dinner Theatre Production with a Twist! Prepare for a night of fun, mischief and mystery in this unique tongue-in-cheek dinner theatre presentation with colorful characters offering a unique twist on Virginia's rich...
  • Wilderness & Remote First Aid
    Mar 25-26 Cedar Bluff
    Learn to assess and stabilize an injured victim when help is 30 or more minutes away. In a remote location, knowing what to do in an emergency situation can be the difference between life and death. Cost: $129
  • Vine Pruning Workshop
    Mar 25, 2017 Wise
    Join David for this rare, one time a year FREE seminar answering all your pruning questions! Free class and cuttings! Call to register. 276.328.2013
  • A Whale of a Tale - Dinner Theatre Production at Karlan Mansion
    Mar 30, 2017 Ewing
    A Whale of a Tale - Pirates Of The Salty Dog An Original Dinner Theatre Production with a Twist! Prepare for a night of fun, mischief and mystery in this unique tongue-in-cheek dinner theatre presentation with colorful characters offering a unique twist on Virginia's rich...
  • A Whale of a Tale - Dinner Theatre Production at Karlan Mansion
    Mar 31, 2017 Ewing
    A Whale of a Tale - Pirates Of The Salty Dog An Original Dinner Theatre Production with a Twist! Prepare for a night of fun, mischief and mystery in this unique tongue-in-cheek dinner theatre presentation with colorful characters offering a unique twist on Virginia's rich...
  • A Whale of a Tale - Dinner Theatre Production at Karlan Mansion
    Apr 1, 2017 Ewing
    A Whale of a Tale - Pirates Of The Salty Dog An Original Dinner Theatre Production with a Twist! Prepare for a night of fun, mischief and mystery in this unique tongue-in-cheek dinner theatre presentation with colorful characters offering a unique twist on Virginia's rich...
  • The Perfect Game at Lee Theatre
    Apr 1, 2017 Pennington Gap
    Enjoy "The Perfect Game" Based on a true story. In 1957 a rag-tag, shoeless, poor group of kids from Monterrey, Mexico shocked the world by winning 13 games in a row and the Little League World Series in the only perfect game ever pitched in the Championship. These kids,...
  • Dave Eggar & DEORO at the INN at Wise
    Apr 6, 2017 Wise
    Enjoy music from Dave Eggar  and DEORO at the Inn at Wise, along with special opening performance; by the hottest old tyme string band from Louisville Kentucky ; Mama said String Band and Miss.Ellie's String Band from the Wise JAM Program {Junior Appalachian Musicians} will...
  • Dave Eggar & DEORO at MountainRose
    Apr 6, 2017 Wise
    Enjoy music from Dave Eggar and DEORO at MountainRose Vineyard. Ticket price is a donation of canned food(s) ; which will be donated to the Wise County Food Bank, or $5.00 a ticket.
  • All An Act Theatre Project Presents "Steel Magnolias" at Park Avenue
    Apr 7, 2017 Nort
    All An Act Theatre Project Presents "Steel Magnolias" at Park Avenue on April 7th. Tickets $10 Children 5 and under FREE!
  • The Princess Tea
    Apr 8, 2017 Tazewell

    Join Cinderella for a morning of elegance and gourmet delights at the Princess Tea. Each princess or prince will learn proper etiquette, enjoy tea and delicious treats, and play games, all while dress in their royal finery. It will be a royally good time!

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  • Pound River Challenge
    Apr 8, 2017 Pound
    "The Pound River Challenge" 2nd Annual Event in Honor of Danny Lee Hopkins will be held on April 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. Staging area will be at Pound Town Hall 8422 North River Road Pound, VA 24279. Come Join the Fun in Pound, VA! Get your kayaks & paddles ready for a fun filled...
  • Lewis & Clark Circus
    Apr 8-9, 2017 Grundy
    Saturday April 8th Showtime's: 5PM & 8PM Sunday April 9th Showtime's: 2PM & 4:30PM Kids 12 & under are FREE with a kids ticket. Adult advance tickets $10 or $15 at the gate. Tickets are available at Buchannan County Chamber Office: 1025 Walnut Street, Grundy or...
  • All An Act Theatre Project Presents "Steel Magnolias" at Lee Theatre
    Apr, 8-9, 2017 Pennington Gap
    All An Act Theatre Project Presents "Steel Magnolias" at Lee Theatre on April 8th & 9th. Tickets $10 Children 5 and under FREE! April 8th Show time: 7PM April 9th Show time: 3PM
  • Highlands Ballet Company Performs Aladdin
    Apr 9, 2017 Cedar Bluff
    Everyone knows the story of Aladdin and we can bet you're already starting to hum 'A Whole New World' in your head. Watch Aladdin in a whole new way with The Highlands Ballet Company on Sunday, April 9 in the Mary Lawson Auditorium at Southwest Virginia Community College! Put...
  • Full Moon Hike
    Apr 11, 2017 Duffield
    Have you ever hiked by the light of the moon or sat quietly to listen to sounds around dusk time? Be a part of a unique Natural Tunnel experience. Hike to the Gazebo to see the moon rise. Park guides will talk about the thrilling night life and share stories about the moon....
  • All An Act Theatre Project Presents "Steel Magnolias" at Coeburn Middle School
    Arp, 14-15, 2017 Coeburn
    All An Act Theatre Project Presents "Steel Magnolias" at Coeburn Middle School on April 14th & 15th. Tickets $10 Children 5 and under FREE! April 14th Show time: 7PM April 15th Show time: 7PM
  • 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
    Apr 15, 2017 Duffield
    Starting at 2PM in the picnic area all hunts will start at the same time. There are five age groups as follows: Toddler-2years, 3-4years, 5-7years, 8-10years, 11-17years Please arrive 15 minutes before the hunt begins and don't forgot basket, or bag or collect eggs...
  • Free Admission at National Parks
    Apr 15-16, 2017
    There are more than 400 natural, cultural, and historical gems across the National Park System. No matter what your passions or interests are, there’s a park that will speak to you! Just get out there , explore as many as possible, and find your park. Take this free...
  • Easter Brunch Buffet at Inn at Wise
    Apr, 16, 2017 Wise
    Honey-glazed Spiral Ham AND deep fried Turkey with dressing? We're getting hungry already! If you don't have plans for Easter Sunday, mark your calendar so you can stop by for Easter Brunch Buffet! We're positive it'll leave you stuffed!
  • Free Admission Weekend at National Parks
    Apr, 22-23
    There are more than 400 natural, cultural, and historical gems across the National Park System. No matter what your passions or interests are, there’s a park that will speak to you! Just get out there , explore as many as possible, and find your park. Take this free...
  • 3rd Annual Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run
    Apr 29, 2017 Grundy
    3rd Annual Buchanan County Autism Awareness 5k Walk/Run.  Proceeds to provide YMCA Scholarship Swim Class for local Autistic children. Registration begins at 9am walk/run at 10am. Pre-registration $15 Registration on race day $20. T-shirts guaranteed for all who pre-register...
  • Free Ride Day at Mountain View Trail
    May 6, 2017 St. Paul
    Ride free for a day on Spearhead's Mountain View Trail in St. Paul, Virginia.
  • 4th Annuak Fit Farmer 5K
    May 13, 2017 Norton
    Don't forget! Registration for the fourth annual Fit Farmer 5K / Kids Obstacle Course is now open! This year's race is May 13. All proceeds benefit the Low-Income Seniors’ Supplemental Nutrition Program, which provides a weekly matching benefit to area low-income seniors...
  • 7th Annual Blessing of the Bikes
    May 19-21, 2017 Grundy
    Come join us for the 7th Annual Blessing of the Bikes on May 19th - 21st, 2017 at Grundy Community Center, Grundy, VA. Lots of entertainment, gospel music and activities during this 3 day event. Bring the children and all the family. This event isn't just for motorcycle...
  • 22nd Annual Russell County Kids Fishing Day
    May 20, 2017
    The 22nd annual, Russell County Kids Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m at the Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve for ages 1-15 years. A day of family fun!! Lunch will be served until 11:45 am. Fishing poles and bait provided (while supplies...
  • Dr. Ralph Stanley's 47th Annual Hills of Home Festival
    May 25-27, 2017 Coeburn
    Plans are already under way for the 2017 festival and we look forward to seeing you there! Celebrating the 47th Annual Dr. Ralph Stanley's Memorial Day Weekend Festival! We have food and merchandise vendors, shower facilities, water and dump stations on the grounds....
  • Gathering in the Gap Music Festival
    May 27,2017 Big Stone Gap
    Come Gather in the Gap and enjoy musical competitions, live music, arts & crafts, antiques, inflatables for kids, and food vendors. See website for the full schedule Order tickers by calling 276-523-1322 Adult (Pre-Purchased) $15 Adult (Purchased at Gate)...
  • Virginia-Kentucky District Fair
    Jun 5-10, 2017 Wise
    As one of Virginia’s longest continuing county fairs and Southwest Virginia’s largest fair venues, the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair has proudly featured fun and excitement for all ages since 1913! Along with a week full of everyone’s favorite carnival rides by Drew...
  • The Dragon Roars
    Jun 9-11, 2017 Tazewell
    Record Setting Alert: This will be the biggest, most action packed Back of the Dragon Event EVER! You do not want to miss this one. June 9th 6:00 pm New This Year! We are opening with the Dragon Derby! A top notch demolition derby like you've never seen before! $5.00...
  • High Knob Music Festival
    June 16, 2017 Norton
    Nestled in the forest close to High Knob Lake, The annual High Knob Mountain Music Festival celebrates a music legacy found throughout the westernmost tip of Virginia. This year, eight highly acclaimed regional bands and a special "Headliner" will fill the forest with...
  • High Knob Music Festival
    June 17, 2017 Norton
    Mark your calendars for the High Knob Music Festival on June 17, 2017 during the Mountains of Music Homecoming. Nothing better than Music in the Mountains and a White Sand Beach at the Lake
  • 5th Annual Thunder on the Mountain Motorcycle Ride
    Jun 24, 2017 Grundy
    Great opportunity to experience everything uniquely Heart of Appalachia with great people. Buchanan County is totally motorcycle friendly and our back roads are the best! Make plans to attend! Registration 9AM-10AM Kickstands up at 10:30AM $15 per person riders fee-...
  • Russell County Fair
    Sept. 2-9, 2017 Castlewood
    The Russell County Fair in Castlewood, Virginia is celebrated annually. This years theme is "Farming! It's Our Way of Life!" Enjoy fair food, carnival rides, bull riding, demolition derby, great music, and more during the first week of September.
  • 49th Annual Dock Boggs & Kate Peters Sturgill Festival
    Sep 9, 2017 Norton
    2016dockboggsfestflyerOne of the eight major venues on the Crooked Road-Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, the original Country Cabin was built in 1937-38 with the encouragement of local musician Kate O’Neil Peters Sturgill, a ballad singer and songwriter. Country Cabin II (pictured above) was...
  • Crab Orchard Corn Maze & Pisgah Pumpkin Patch
    Sep 16 - Oct 29, 2017 Tazewell
    Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, October 29   -   Open Fridays: 5 pm - 10 pm; Saturdays: 10 am - 10 pm; Sundays: 1 pm – Dusk Flashlight Tours After Dark on Friday & Saturdays    
      WEEKDAY PRE-SCHEDULED SCHOOL TOURS $10 per Student, $5/parent (no...
  • Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival
    Sept. 16 Cedar Bluff
    The Annual Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival is always held the third Saturday in September.  For 2017 there is an exciting line-up of musical performances will entertain festival goers from three stages, and many artists, craftsmen, antique dealers and food vendors will fill...
  • 39th Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling
    October 14 - 15, 2017 Wise
    ARTS...CRAFTS...FOOD...MUSIC

    Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, and on the Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, Wise is the place to be during the second weekend each October.

    Held downtown in Wise and on the lawn of the historic courthouse while...

  • Home Craft Days
    Oct 20 - 22, 2017 Big Stone Gap
    The first celebration of mountain culture in the region was realized with the establishment of Home Craft Days in 1972. Since that time, the festival has served as an integral part of Mountain Empire Community College’s longstanding commitment to promoting and preserving...
  • Carter Family Festival
    Nov 3 - 4, 2017 Hiltons
    Once each year, a two-day (Friday and Saturday) festival takes place at THE FOLD to honor the legacy of the infamous Carter Family. Celebrating the music of the Mountains at the true birthplace of country music is the headliner! Bring your dancing shoes.  Mountain craftsmen...

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