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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.
  • Justin Crider at Ma & Pas
    Aug 18 Castlewood
    Justin Crider takes the stage at Ma & Pas Listen to live music while enjoy delicious Southern home-cooked meals. Don't forget the tasty milkshake! Ma & Pas is an affiliate of the  Crooked Road , Virginia's Music Heritage Trail!
  • Taylor Ray Holbrook Concert - Lee Theatre
    August 18, 2017 Pennington Gap
    Lee County's very own Taylor Ray Holbrook will be back in town on August 18, 7pm, performing live at the Historic Lee Theatre in Pennington Gap.  There are three seating prices ranging from $10 to $25 per seat.  For tickets and additional information, visit,...
  • Benny Jones at Ma & Pas
    Aug 19 Castlewood
    Benny Jones takes the stage at Ma & Pas Listen to live music while enjoy delicious Southern home-cooked meals. Don't forget the tasty milkshake! Ma & Pas is an affiliate of the  Crooked Road , Virginia's Music Heritage Trail!
  • Carter Family Fold - Hillbilly Gypsies
    Aug 19, 2017 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Hillbilly Gypsies 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 played a historic role...
  • Cruise-in & Music on Main Street-Tazewell
    Aug 19 Tazewell
    The Town of Tazewell will be sponsoring the annual Cruise-In and Music on Main Street again this year which is a fun-filled family event.   The first event begins in May and continues through September.   The Main Street will close at 4 pm.  A Cruise-In Parade is...
  • "Forts of the Clinch" Bus Tour
    Aug 19 Big Stone Gap
    The Adventures in History. "Forts of the Clinch" Bus Tour, offered by the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, brings to life history of Southwest Virginia. Regional historian and author Dr. Lawrence Fleenor will lead a day-long bus tour through the Clinch Valley...
  • "Your Bicycle" Sip N Paint
    Aug 19 Lebanon
    We still have seats for our August Paint Events at Vincent's Vineyard. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:30 am. "The Bicycle". Your choice of Red or Blue bicycle. Cost: $30.00.
  • Southern Breeze at Ma & Pas
    Aug 25 Castlewood
    Southern Breeze takes the stage at Ma & Pas Listen to live music while enjoy delicious Southern home-cooked meals. Don't forget the tasty milkshake! Ma & Pas is an affiliate of the  Crooked Road , Virginia's Music Heritage Trail!
  • Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer at Carter Family Fold
    Aug 26, 2017 Hiltons
    Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert of old time music by Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer – the Unique Sound of the Mountains. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 11, under...
  • RTE 23 Music Festival
    Aug 26, 2017 Wise
    The RTE 23 Music Festival has its origins back in February of 2009, when The Bristol Rhythm & Roots  Concert Series at UVa-Wise hosted its first show in the college’s student center.  The goal then – and now – was simple: bring the best Americana bands possible to...
  • James & Jamie Kitt at Sugar Hill Brewing Company
    Aug 26 St. Paul
    Making noise from the '60s and '70s Pop, Folk and Country favorites at Sugar Hill Brewing Company. Come join us for a festive night of friends, songs and great food.
  • Plum Creek Quilters Fall Craft Bazaar
    Aug 26 Tazewell
    Thompson Valley Community Center will be the site for the Plum Creek Quilters Annual Craft Festival held every fourth Saturday in August.   Everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy the beautiful valley scenery while shopping for that perfect hand crafted gift to cherish...
  • Ride The Night on Stone Mountain Trails
    Aug 26 Pennington Gap
    Ride The Night on Stone Mountain Trails! Don’t miss this special event. Saturday, August 26 on Stone Mountain Trail. Starting at 9 PM at Leeman Field Park in Pennington Gap, VA, you and your friends can enjoy some night adventure on Spearhead’s most challenging...
  • Sip N Paint - Flowers
    Aug 28 Wise
    Join us at the vineyard and create your own masterpiece! Art supplies, light refreshments and a glass of your favorite MRV wine included. Tickets sold online. Guided class $30.00
  • 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.
  • Farmer's Daughter Maze & Haunted Barn & Trail
    Sep 2-Oct 29 Cedar Bluff
    Bring your family and friends and have some thrills and lots of fun with all the activities at the Farmer's Daughter Maze. The Farmer's Daughter Maze is an annual attraction enjoyed by many.  There you will find a corn maze, haunted attractions, haunted trail and barn,...
  • 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...
  • Spirit Fest 2017
    Sep 9, 2017 Grundy
    Enjoy live music, car & truck show, fireworks downtown Gundy at the Spirit Fest 2017. Performing live will be; Jackson Family, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Randall Hibbitts & Appalachia, and Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys & more! Free admission, parking and...
  • Woodbooger GeoTrail
    Sep 9 Norton
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  • 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...
  • Murder Mystery Fundraiser
    Sep 16 Wise
    Join us for a delicious dinner & death! Part of the proceeds from this dinner will go towards the 2018 High Knob Music Festival! Help us investigate the death of prospector "Dusty Jones" in "Death in Them Thar Hills"! Costumes encouraged! Dinner and show $45.00
  • Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival
    Sept 16-17 Cedar Bluff
    Plans are being made for the 2017 CEDAR BLUFF HERITAGE FESTIVAL to be held in downtown Cedar Bluff, Virginia on Saturday, September 16th. An exciting line-up of musical performances will entertain festival goes from three stages, and many artists, craftsmen, antique dealers...
  • St. Paul to Breaks Guided Elk Tour
    Sep 16 St. Paul
    Enjoy an evening guided bus tour from St. Paul to Breaks Interstate Park, a visit to the "Grand Canyon of the South", boxed supper specially prepared for you by the Rhododendron Restaurant and an up close and person elk viewing excursion. The tour begins and ends in the...
  • Burkes Garden Fall Festival
    Sep 30 Tazewell
    Come and celebrate our agricultural heritage with homemade food, home-grown produce, handmade crafts and hands-on farm demonstrations in the beautiful valley of Burkes Garden, VA. The highest valley in Virginia and adjacent to the Appalachian Trail, this National Historic...
  • Woodbooger Festival
    Oct 6 Norton
    There will be all sorts of activities and food & drink vendors to choose from while at the Flag Rock Recreational Area.  Activities will include Games, Hayrides, Activities, Guided walks, Marshmallow Roasting, Games, and more. Attendees will be able to purchase the...
    October 7 - October 7 Tazewell
    OKTOBREWFEST is a festival that is held on beautiful historic Main St. Tazewell, VA and is created to promote the craft beer industry in southwest VA and the surrounding area. It is the Premier Craft Beer Festival of the Heart of Appalachia. OKTOBREWFEST will feature craft...
  • Grape Stomp Harvest Festival
    October 7 - October 7 Wise
    Fall in love with Harvest Time and join us for our treasured annual celebration. Enjoy our 2017 harvest with wonderful family friendly events. Take hayrides through the vineyard, enjoy lunch, compete in our grape stomp contest, get your picture made in a wine barrel, and...
  • High Knob Hellbender 10K
    Oct 7 Norton
    This challenging 6.2-mile race boasts more than a 2,000-foot elevation gain as it climbs from downtown Norton to the High Knob summit. The fourth annual climb will be held October 7, 2017. The race also serves as the 10K Mountain Road Championship for both the Virginia...
  • Peeled Chestnut Mountain Pumpkin Festival
    Oct 7 Pocahontas
    Peeled Chestnut Mountain Pumpkin Festival is being held at Laurel Meadows Park. The festival is sponsored by American Legion Post 14 and Pocahontas Lions Club.  Come out and enjoy all the activities lined up for this one day event.  There will be Hot Dogs, Fried Bologna...
  • 39th Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling
    October 14 - 15, 2017 Wise

    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...
  • Frontier Harvest Festival
    Oct 28, 2017 Duffield
    Take a step back in time, over 200 years ago, with the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail. See, touch, taste, and smell what fall offers settlers. Members of the Association will be dressed in period attire providing on-going demonstrations that guests can take part in. The...
  • Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner
    October 28, 2017 Wise
    Join us for a delicious dinner & death! Help us investigate one of our hilarious murder mysteries or play along as one of our suspects! Dress in your favorite Halloween attire and see if you can win our Costume Contest! Dinner and show $35.00
  • Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner
    Oct 28 Wise
    Join us for a delicious dinner & death! Help us investigate one of our hilarious murder mysteries or play along as one of our suspects! Dress in your favorite Halloween attire and see if you can win our Costume Contest! Dinner and show $35.00
  • 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...
  • Small Business Saturday Open House
    November 25, 2017 Wise
    Join us at the winery's Open House with tours, tastings, sweet treats and 15-25% savings store-wide as we celebrate local small businesses! Free gift for all visiting customers! Shop Small!

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