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 MLC@mtnlakelodge.com 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.
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 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 7, 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!
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 Skidd@suddenlinkmail.com or visit our website or Giles County's website for more local information.
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.