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Rendezvous Encampment At Crab Orchard - More Info
May 23-May 27
3663 Crab Orchard Road
Tazewell, VA 24651
Phone: (276) 988-6755
You won't want to miss the 6th annual Primitive Rendezvous at the Historical Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park. Buckskinners will be there until 5 p.m. There will be woodworking, blacksmithing and much more. The encampment will be held on the weekend.
Come join all the fun and activity that is planned for the week .
Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children.
Dr. Ralph Stanley’s Annual Memorial Weekend Bluegrass Festival - More Info
May 23-May 25
Rt. 643, Smith Ridge
Coeburn, VA 24230
Phone: (540) 395-6318
Annual Memorial Bluegrass Festival is a celebration of bluegrass music held at the homeplace of bluegrass legend and Grand Ole Opry honoree Dr. Ralph Stanley. See Ralph and his band, The Clinch Mountain Boys, perform all time favorites along with the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Gillian Welch and many more. Call for more information. $
Annual Antique Tractor Show - More Info
600 W. Morgan Avenue
Pennington Gap, VA 24277
Phone: (276) 346-3026
Come on out to our 10th Annual Antique Tractor Show on the grounds at Lee Bank & Trust in Pennington Gap. All tractors or equipment are 1959 or older. This event is held with assistance from Southwest Antique Tractor Association and Lee High Band Boosters. Southwest Antique Tractor Association is located in Pennington Gap and has been hosting antique tractor shows and tractor pulls for over a decade. Exhibitors will be located at the tractor show. Hot dogs will be available on the grounds from 11am - 2pm. FREE drinks will be served all day long. Welcome to Lee County, Virginia!
Gathering in the Gap Music Festival - More Info
10 West First Street
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-1322
Celebrate Southwest Virginia's rich tradition of old-time, bluegrass, blues and Americana music. Enjoy performances by regionally and nationally renowned musicians including John Carter Cash, Mountain Heart, Dale Jett and Hello Stranger, and Dave Eggar and Deoro with Amber Rubarth. Also enjoy instrument competitions, songwriting workshops and jam sessions. Crafters and vendors will be on-hand, and there will be an area just for the kids. Visit www.gatheringinthegapmusicfestival.com for a complete schedule of events, event fees and other information.
Wild Blue Yonder concert - More Info
Old Wilderness Road (US Highway 58)
Ewing, VA 24248
Phone: (606) 248-2817
"Wild Blue Yonder" will be playing at the national park campground amphitheater at 8PM on May 25th. Memorial Day weekend presents a delightful time to visit scenic Lee County and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on the borders of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. East Tennessee's folk/Americana band "Wild Blue Yonder" kicks off the Memorial Day weekend as they take to the stage with its straight ahead bluegrass pickin', edgy pop-grass arrangements and homespun story songs. The band has been a regional favorite since its 2001 inception. The program will take place at Wilderness Road Campground amphitheater at 8:00 p.m. In case of rain, the program will be in the visitor center auditorium. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park offers camping, hiking, cave tours, breathtaking overlooks, and stunning scenery. The luscious green colors and abundant wildflowers in the month of May make for a delightful Springtime get-away weekend. Welcome to Lee County, Virginia!