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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.
  • Echoes of the Hills: An Evening of Song and Stories with Jeni Hankins.
    Oct 19 Cedar Bluff
    On Thursday, October 19th at 7:00p.m. Appalachian Arts Center is pleased to present Echoes of the Hills: An Evening of Song and Stories with Jeni Hankins. A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and flatfoot dancer, Jeni is best known for the “born-in-the bone twang”...
  • 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...
  • Holiday Craft Faire 2017
    Oct 20-21 Castlewood
    Start your Christmas shopping in the Heart of Appalachia! Shop local and you get treasures by joining the third annual Holiday Craft Faire at the Russell County Fairgrounds in the main commercial building on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st.
  • Carter Family Fold - Five Mile Mountain Road
    Oct 21, 2017 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Five Mile Mountain Road (Old Time) 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...
  • Trick or Trail
    Oct 21 Pocahontas
    Experience the Original Pocahontas (OP) Spearhead Trail for FREE! Ride the trails for free 9 am to sundown and then experience small town fun until 11 pm!! Lots of fun in the Town of Pocahontas and surrounding area: Bounce House Music Dancing Food ATV / UTV Expo More...
  • Monster Bash and Crash Derby
    Oct 21 Tazewell
    Held at the Tazewell County Fairgrounds, Monster Bash and Crash Derby will take place at 6PM with a costume contest along with the derby. Car, trucks, and vans are invited to participate. Call for more information.
  • Fall Festival + Free Ride Day
    Oct 21 Grundy
    Lots of fun for all ages and it's a FREE ride day on the Coal Canyon Trail!! Enjoy pumpkin carving, hayrides, cornhole, treat bags, costume contest, and ATV cruise-in. Spearhead Trails will be offering its free ride day on the Coal Canyon Trail during the Fall Festival...
  • BOO at the ZOO
    Oct 26 - 29, 2017 Nickelsville
    Come see the Zoo while kids visit candy stations throughout! Check out our festival of jack-o-lanterns, grab a free hayride and eat funnel cakes, hotdogs, tacos and more! Children under age 12 in costume are free with a canned food item. Ages 12 through adults are $10....
  • Clark Stallard and Chris Rose at Sugar Hill Brewing Company
    Oct 26 St. Paul
    Let Clark Stallard and Chris Rose entertain you with their rock/blues music while you enjoy our quality Sugar Hill food and beer!
  • Pumpkins in the Park - Haunted Trail Hayride
    Oct 26-28 Ewing
    Local folklore comes to life on Friday and Saturday with breath-taking live-action scenes combined with hair-raising props that create the ultimate Halloween atmosphere for the wildly popular Haunted Trail Hayride. This spine-tingling journey along a wooded trail highlights...
  • Carter Family Fold - Jeff Little Trio
    Oct 28, 2016 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Jeff Little Trio (Old Time) 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...
  • 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...
  • Lee County Tobacco Festival
    Oct. 28 Pennington Gap
    The Lee County Tobacco Festival was established in 1949.  It is the longest running tobacco festival in the state of Virginia.  It is also Lee County’s oldest annual parade. This year we will celebrate the 69th year of the festival. The Lee County Tobacco Festival is...
  • 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
  • Ronnie McDowell at Lee Theatre
    Oct 28 Pennington Gap
    Following the death of Elvis Presley in 1977; McDowell, a devoted fan of Presley, recorded a song that became his first country and only pop hit with his self-penned tribute song "The King Is Gone," which he recorded on the independent Scorpion record label. The record took off...
  • An evening with Brett Ratliff
    Oct 28 Clintwood
    Brett Ratliff's homeplace is Van Lear, Kentucky, the historic coal camp that gave birth to Loretta Lynn. Ratliff has toured the region and abroad with groups such as Clack Mountain String Band, Dirk Powell Band, and Rich & the Po’ Folk. Also a community organizer, Ratliff...
  • Tales of Terror
    Oct 29 St. Paul
    Family friendly tales of terror. Come, be afraid! Scary stories to curdle your blood read by Daniel Stanley and Neva Bryan
  • 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...
  • 43rd Annual Carter Family Festival
    Nov 3-4 Hiltons
    Once each year, a two-day (Friday and Saturday) festival takes place to honor the legacy of the infamous Carter Family. Mountain craftsmen are on hand to sell their goods and there's lots of good country cooking going on, too. Don't miss out on this exciting annual event held...
  • An evening with Rich Kirby
    Nov 4 Clintwood
    Rich Kirby has been soaked in mountain music for longer than he cares to mention. His exposure to it began in the lap of his grandmother Addie Graham, an outstanding Kentucky traditional singer. He plays banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar; his repertoire includes ballads,...
  • Tazewell Veterans Parade
    Nov 5 24651
    The Tazewell Veterans Parade will be on Sunday, November 5, 2017 @. 2:00 p.m. Parade line up begins at 12:30 p.m. At Tazewell High School. All area Veterans are invited to participate in the parade. Any civic organizations, churches, or businesses that would like to...
  • Crowder- American Prodigal Tour at UVA-Wise
    Nov 16, 2017 Wise
    Crowder American Prodigal Tour with special guest Jimi Cravity and introducing The Young Escape. Crowder originally hails from Texarkana, TX where he honed his skills as a musician. Just as life sometimes does, Crowder says about his hometown, “you can stand there with...
  • An evening with Kris Truelsen
    Nov 17 Clintwood
    On Friday, November 17th at 6 PM radio host and musician extraordinaire Kris Truelsen will be joining us for an intimate "Old Home Place" series concert at the Ralph Stanley Museum. Kris is producer for Radio Bristol housed at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol...
  • Thanksgiving Murder Mystery
    Nov 18 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! Dinner and show $35.00
  • K.T Vandyke at Sugar Hill Brewing Company
    Nov 18 St. Paul
    Come out and hear Southwest Virginia native folk singer, K.T. Vandyke! You're sure to enjoy his beautiful music "that reflects his vibrant and tempestuous spirit." Enjoy a Sugar Hill Brewing Co. dinner along with this quality entertainment!
  • Holiday Craft Show
    Nov 18-19 Big Stone Gap
    Big Stone Gap's annual HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW will be here before you know it! We hope you'll join us!! If you are a CRAFTER and are interested in setting up a booth please call 276-523-4950.
  • 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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