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Celebrations Galore!  If you haven't attended a Festival in this region, you are missing out.  Food, brew, wine, music, art, crafts, river and trails Festivals are the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We celebrate life with Festivals.  Come join the fun this year.  Bigger names, bolder brews and more music than ever!

August 2014

August 4-9, 2014 ~ Galax Fiddler's Convention, since 1935!

The second week of August every year the city of Galax shows why it has been designated the World Capital of Oldtime Mountain Music.

The Annual Fiddler's Convention brings in fans and musicians from hundreds of miles around. Talented fiddlers compete for cash prices in the thousands of dollars. They want to see and be seen, and hear and be heard.

Information: Old Fiddler's Convention website

Get your tappin' foot ready and join us for true Americana in Galax, Virginia!

Admission Fee: $6-$12

Felt's Park ~ South Main Street - Galax VA 24333

August 9, 2014 ~ Black Dog Music Festival presented by Chateau Morrisette! Just click the image above; "The Dogs" put on one awesome event after another this year!

August 18, 2014 ~ Radford Fiddle & Banjo Jam 7:00-10:00p at River City Grill, 103 Third Avenue, Radford VA 24141

Join us "almost every" Monday in 2014 for a Bluegrass Jam Session at the River City Grill. Bring an instrument or just enjoy the sounds of Bluegrass and Old-Time Mountain Music played by local musicians. Get a true taste of real American Music at the Grill! A large crowd gathers every Monday so get your table early and be ready to make new friends.

See the Radford Fiddle & Banjo Jam website for more details and dates or send an email to

Check out River City Grill for our Menu, Op Hours and Beer & Wine List. See you HERE for a fun and relaxing atmosphere!

Big Walker Lookout! 2014

August 23, 2014 ~ FREE Concert at Big Walker Lookout! 2:00-4:00pm

August 23 Performer: Valley Grass

Bring a lawn chair and have a good time!  Our BW Country Store is a Crooked Road venue, featuring local musicians, old time favorites as well as fresh new bands.  Local star Ron Ireland will be playing Big Walker all season long, sharing memorable stylings of folk, bluegrass and old-time sounds. 

Big Walker Lookout ~ 8711 Stoney Fork Road ~ Wytheville VA 24382

For more information please visit us at

August 24, 2014 ~ Beliveau Estate & Winery presents Sunday Music with Celie Holmes (jazz vocals), 3-5pm, Free Admission, additional performance on August 31, 2014.

Wine is fine and live music makes it better!

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


More on our Wine page

Beliveau and You 2014

August 17, 2014 ~ Beliveau Estate & Winery presents Sunday Music with Celie Holmes (Jazz Vocals), 3-5pm, Free Admission

Wine is fine and live music makes it better!

Join us at Beliveau Estate to relax and raise a

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!

The Dogs!  Music & Wine 2014

August 17, 2014 ~ Sunday Sounds presented by Chateau Morrisette, 1-4pm

Come on out and join us for relaxing music and wine in our courtyard, Sundays thru October! Each weekend a different performer will help finish your week (or start a new one!) with style.

August 17: Big Mama Joy

August 24: Caravan Band

August 31: Scott Perry Duo

We've got more Sunday Sounds Comin' this Season! Check out our Events Page at Chateau Morrisette for Autumn engagements and festivals too!

August 23, 2014  ~ Mmm, Mead, Music, Mountains! at Black Snake Meadery

Join us on our Sippin’ Porch for an intimate musical experience.  Enjoy mead and music by Scott Perry $5 tasting fee. Tasting hours:  11-5, music 1-4.

August 23, 2014 ~ Grayson Wine Festival

Join us for the 6th Annual Grayson Wine Festival, 4pm-dusk, Rain or Shine!

Live Music with The Willy Evans Trio, catering by Blue Moon, and five great Southwest VA Wineries!

Admission is only $10 and includes an engraved glass. Join us at the historic 1908 Courthouse for a great afternoon and evening.

All event details are at our website website.

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

Special Guest: Jeni Benos of Jenuinely Jeni Jewelry

Ammo Art 2014

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 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.

CC Fair 2014

August 20-24, 2014 ~ Carroll County Fair

Welcome to the annual county fair!

There will be a whole host of daily activities including the Carroll County Idol contest, Horse Show, Horse Pull and Tractor Pull, Pet Show, Ms. and Mr. Carroll County Pageant and many more special events.

Please visit the Carroll County Fair website for current information, schedule for all events and updates.

August 23, 2014 ~ NASCAR NIGHT RACE at Bristol!

Get your motor runnin' for the Irwin Tools NAS Race, with events and excitement all weekend. Click on the image below for all ticket and race information. Bristol Events 2014

September 2014 Events


September 4, 2014 ~ First Thursday at Abingdon Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square, Abingdon VA 24212 from 5-8pm.

Every 1st Thursday of each month join us at the Arts Depot for live music by the Abingdon Thumb Strummers and working studio artists who display and sell their original pieces of art. 

Changing displays in our Spotlight and Members Gallery will be on display also.  Hop on a trolley to tour other art venues that are open.  Our live Bluegrass Music will be sure to delight, and our casual atmosphere makes this a must-do family evening!

Mountain Lake Lodge Events

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!



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