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Festivals...

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 11, 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 jam@radfordfiddle.com.

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

 

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August 2, 2014 ~ Cafe Saturday(s) at West Wind Vineyard

Join us every Saturday noon-to-2pm for Live Music and a scrumptious lunch. Our menu changes weekly (lunch served from 11am-3pm) so visit our West Wind Wine website for menu information.

West Wind Farm ~ 180 West Wind Drive ~ Max Meadows, VA 24360

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!

The Dogs will Rock YOU!

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 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 cheers@thebankfoodanddrink.com

Come for wine, stay for dinner!

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.

 

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

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 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!

www.abingdonartsdepot.org

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.

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.

Mountain Lake Lodge Events

 

August 9, 2014 ~ Full Moon Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge . . . 8:00pm-10pm (yep, at night!)

Special Event at Mountain Lake Treetop Adventures! Naturalist led hike through the woods, an exclusive nighttime aerial adventure course tour, followed by a bonfire and refreshments.

Please call 540-626-7121 for reservations or visit our resort website at Mountain Lake Lodge.

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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