Dock Boggs Memorial Festival - More Info

Sep 13

6034 Kent Junction Road
Norton, VA 24293

Phone: (276) 431-3338

Held annually the second Saturday in September, this festival honors the lives of two local extraordinary musicians –banjoist Moran Lea "Dock" Boggs and ballad singer and songwriter Kate O’Neill Peters Sturgill. Dock Boggs was one of the truly great American folk musicians of the twentieth century.

The festival offers well-known local, regional, and nationally-known traditional musicians and dancers, as well as handmade mountain arts and crafts and home-cooked mountain foods.


Grillin at the Gate - More Info

Sep 13

156 East Jackson Street
Gate City, VA 24251

Phone: (276) 386-3831

The Town of Gate City is home to the Annual Grillin at the Gate festival!!    The event will feature live music from rock to bluegrass, so there's a musical style for everyone to enjoy!  There may even be an Elvis sighting!  Little grillers will have the opportunity to enjoy Piglet's Corner which will be full of children's events to please the entire family. 

Now, let's talk about some good healthy competition!  BBQ vendors from around our region will battle it out for their chance to be "Best of" four categories: chicken, ribs, pork and sauce in order to win the coveted cleaver trophy!  Various food vendors will be set up as well, so if BBQ isn't your think, we've got you covered!  This year, Wild Game category has been added to the competition!

A Beer Garden will be designated with breweries from around the region in a specific location during the festival with drink limits and security. 

Visit the Scott County Tourism or Town of Gate City websites for more information! 

Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival - More Info

Sep 20

Main Street
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609

Phone: (276) 964-4889

The annual Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival has an exciting line-up of musical performances that will entertain festival goers from three stages, and many artists, craftsmen, antique dealers and food vendors will fill the historic downtown area. Cedar Bluff will begin the celebration on Friday evening before the festival with bluegrass music featuring BLUESTONE, food, and a Corn Hole Tournament, all located at the Cedar Bluff Fire Station on Cedar Valley Drive. Friday evening festivities at the Fire Station (September 19th) begin at 6:00 p.m. The 2014 festival will highlight the rich heritage of Cedar Bluff with a Civil War encampment , horse and carriage tours of the historic district, and an Antique Car Parade. Always the third Saturday in September, the Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival attracts approximately twenty thousand visitors and 200 vendors each year. Vendors are encouraged to register now to obtain exhibit space. For additional information or to register for the festival contact the Town of Cedar Bluff, Box 807, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609, PHONE (276) 964-4889, FAX (276) 964-2045

Burke’s Garden Fall Festival - More Info

Sep 27

6988 Burke's Garden Road
Burke's Garden, VA 24651

Phone: (276) 472-2346

This annual event has been held since 1987.  Come and celebrate our agricultural heritage and high quality products such as homemade food , home-grown produce, handmade crafts and hands-on farm demonstrations in the beautiful valley of Burke's Garden.  This festival will appeal to anyone who appreciates farm living and all it has to offer.

Contact us for vendor information.  Mailing address: 7322 Burke's Garden Road, Burke's Garden, VA  24651

Clinch River Mandolin Festival & Competition - More Info

Sep 27

16622 East Riverside Drive
St. Paul, VA 24283

Phone: (276) 393-6599

This event is brought to you by the folks who present the famed Clinch River Days Festival – the Town of St. Paul and the St. Paul Tomorrow organization so you know you’re in for a spectacular time!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Mandolin. Whether you join the jam, take a lesson, enter the Competition or enjoy the foot-stomping, award-winning performance of Grammy nominated Grasstowne, come celebrate a full day of musical fun in the mountains on the banks of the scenic Clinch River. 

Stringed instrument workshops for beginners-intermediate-advanced players, Shaped Note Singing and jams throughout the day in addition to the Competition – judged by famed Alan Bibey. After the judging, the Grasstowne Concert begins! 

Food/craft vendors will be on site and a Wine & Beer Garden for adults from 2-10 pm.  Kids, the park has been completely renovated with a great playground and the Clinch River Skateboard Park is open.

Registration for the competition/workshops begins at 10am. Plan to spend the entire day enjoying world-class pickin’ and grinnin’ at the Clinch River Mandolin Festival. This is a rain or shine, family-friendly event for all ages! For activity/registration details and complete event schedule, visit the website at


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