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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!

July 2014

July 26, 2014 ~ FREE Concert at Big Walker Lookout! 2:00-4:00pm with additional dates in July and August.

July 26 Performers: Java Brothers!

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 www.bigwalkerlookout.com

July 28, 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!

More on our Wine page

July 18, 2014 ~ Valhalla Vineyards presents Dancing Under the Stars

Doors Open 7:30-11PM; this is a 21 and Older Event!
Cover $12.50/each with cash wine bar, glasses or bottles
No outside alcohol is permitted.

For reservations please contact Robferguson@netscape.com or phone (540) 529-2868

Valhalla Vineyards ~ 6500 Mt. Chestnut Road ~ Roanoke VA 24018

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

Wine Time 2014

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!

July 21-26, 2014 ~ New River Valley FAIR! (just click the image below)

Summertime!

July 23-27, 2014 ~ FloydFest 2014!

A celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia!

FloydFest features over 50 performers on 7 stages! The 80-acre mountain plateau offers camping, a progressive ‘Global Village’ area of workshops and demonstrations, over 100 artisans and crafters, food offerings ranging from pulled-pork BBQ to fresh sushi to hand-churned ice cream, a comprehensive healing arts area, and a Children’s Universe, featuring stage performances geared toward children, puppetry, workshops, playground equipment and babysitting services.

There is a long list of Performers for this year's event so check out our website here: FloydFest 2014! for all music and performance information.

The festival is located at milepost 170.5 off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

Admission Fee: Entry, Camping, and Parking fees apply. Please visit www.floydfest.com/tickets for more details.

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.

July 26, 2014 ~ FREE Concert at Big Walker Lookout! 2:00-4:00pm with additional dates in July and August.

July 26 Performers: Java Brothers!

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 www.bigwalkerlookout.com

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.

Mountain Lake Lodge Events

 

TreeTop Adventures 2014

July 12, 2014 ~ TreeTop 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.

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 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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