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Giles County, Virginia...

Nestled quietly in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in southwest Virginia, Giles County has a population of around 16,000 people and covers an area of about 363 square miles. Giles County offers a relaxed small-town atmosphere for its residents and visitors. Thirty-seven miles of the New River flow through the heart of Giles County, offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities for all tastes and levels of activity. The New River is one of the best smallmouth rivers in the country as rated by BASSMASTER Magazine in its October '05 issue. Rafting, kayaking, canoeing and tubing are always popular pursuits on the New River.

Narrows Art Gallery


2014 Giles county Events, Festivals & fun


July 25, 2014 ~ Naturalist Series: Birds and Blooms hosted by Mountain Lake Lodge

Excite your senses and immerse yourself in the natural world at Mountain Lake Lodge. Join the local experts for a mid-summer edition of our Naturalist Series program. Activities are scheduled Friday afternoon through Saturday evening, and include morning birding, a special session featuring the ruby-throated humminbird, and nocturnal (at night!) sights and sounds of the Appalachian summer.

Please contact for additional information. And don't forget TreeTop Adventure and DIRTY DANCING at Mountain Lake Lodge coming in August!

Check out complete resort adventure accommodations, fine dining details and much much more at our Mountain Lake Website here.

(Sneak Peek at August!)

August 3, 2014 ~ Beliveau Estate & Winery presents Sunday Music with Acoustic Reset (Vocals and Guitar), 3-5pm, Free Admission

Wine is fine and live music makes it better!

Join us at Beliveau Estate to relax and raise a glass!

August 7, 2014 ~ Cocktails & Conversations hosted by The Bank Food & Drink, 6pm

Special Guest: Jeni Benos of Jenuinely Jeni Jewelry


Jeni combines master handcraft with two of her passions: Horses and Shooting. This unique visionary combination showcases itself in two distinct lines: Equestrian Jewelry and Pistol Petal.

Drop by The Bank Food and Drink for for a cultivated conversation with the Artist and other enthusiasts.

August 8-9, 2014 ~ Newport Agricultural Fair 2014

Help us celebrate our 79th birthday this year at the oldest continuous agricultural fair in the state of the Virginia. This annual event is scheduled to kick-off Friday, August 8th at 4:00pm on the grounds of the Newport Recreation Center located off of Route 42 in Newport VA.

What's there to do? How about a Horse Show, Livestock Show, Forestry Field Day, Reptile Exhibit, Cake Walk, JOUSTING!

The largest fireworks display in Giles County will bring the Fair to a close on Saturday, August 9th!

August 15, 2014 ~ 3rd Fridays at the Narrows Farmer's Market, 5:00p until ??? the crowd decides!

Join friends and neighbors (or make NEW friends!) to shop for locally-grown produce, homemade baked goods, and fine crafts. At 8:30pm the Narrows Now 4H Club invites you to bring a chair or blanket and watch a family-oriented movie on the green. Local shops and restaurants will offer extended hours and specials.

Bring the whole family and enjoy and evening in your hometown. Fresh! Fun! Local!

Sponsored by the Town of Narrows, Narrows Now Community Coalition, and the Narrows Now 4H Club

Narrows Farmer's Market - Monroe Street - Narrows VA 24124 - email at or visit our website or Giles County's website for more local information.

August 15, 2014 ~ Hicks Jam Friday Nights, 6:00pm

1844 Bethel Road ~ Nickelsville VA ~ 24271

Musicians and Bands come one, come al at the Allen Hicks Jam!  Anyone who performs bluegrass or gospel is welcome.  Sit in or lay back.  Music makes us all relax!

August 16, 2014 ~ Turkey Shoot hosted by the Pearisburg Lions Club

Registration at 9:00am with shoot running 10am-1pm. Location: Whitt-Riverbend Park . Turkeys & Hams. 50-50 cash and gift prizes.

Grand Prize worth $100!!! Food and Drinks avail for sale. All proceeds go to support Lions Club Projects in Giles County.

August 17, 2014 ~ Tasting Notes: The Wines of South America presented by The Bank Food and Drink, 6pm.

Learn about the various grape varietals from Argentina, Chile and more with Scott DaValle of The County Vintner. Reservations required by August 12th; $20 per person.

Call (540) 921-2981 or email us at

Come for wine, stay for dinner!

August 22, 2014 ~ Mountain Lake Lodge presents Dirty Dancing Weekend!

Join us for this very special and memorable weekend. A fine meal at our own Harvest Restaurant, followed by a special showing of the Dirty Dancing movie in the ballroom. The evening continues with Karaoke and dancing in Mary's Barn until midnight!

Saturday begins with a full breakfast buffet followed by Dirty Dancing trivia and a Dirty Dancing Movie Scene Tour! There are private and group dance lessons available throughout the afternoon. And don't miss our own Sapphire Dancers in Mary's Barn!

Many more details and travel information for this exclusive weekend experience can be found at our Mountain Lake Lodge website. Bring your dancin' shoes to Mountain Lake!

Giles County Dining: A Refined Experience

Savor a singular culinary experience in Giles County. Award-winning chefs, local-grown produce and seasonal gourmet wonders await. Our restaurants are true one-of-a-kind destinations. Enjoy!

The Bank!

The Bank Food and Drink (540) 921-2981

Discover the flavor of downtown historic Pearisburg. The Bank Food and Drink serves seasonal, American fare, combining classic ingredients with refined presentation and nostalgic influences. Craft beers, regional wines and signature cocktails complement a cuisine showcasing the best the New River Valley and Giles County has to offer. Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-Close. Contact us via email at for special events and occasions. And visit our BFD website for exclusive dining, music or culinary programme information.

HARVEST at Mountain Lake Lodge 2014

HARVEST Restaurant at Mountain Lake Lodge

Classic Appalachian dining comes alive at HARVEST, our exclusive restaurant at Mountain Lake Lodge . Our culinary team reworks classic dishes featuring local produce and locally-raised meats, as well as inventing new delights infused with Appalachian character. Overnight resort guests and day-visitors alike enjoy the restaurant's comfortable lodge atmosphere. Gather and connect in our Stony Creek Tavern for gorgeous mountain views and Live Jazz on Friday's and Saturdays!

Our Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch menus and hours information is found at our gorgeous Mountain Lake Lodge website here.



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Trails in Giles...

Bike, Hike and Blueway Trails
Proposed - pdf and Existing - pdf


Giles County Administration
315 N. Main Street
Pearisburg, VA 24134
phone: (540) 921-2525
fax: (540) 921-1329

Giles County Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Tourism