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After a long hike you might want to just call it a day.

But don’t go doing it in front of a TV. You can do that at home. Out here you can experience live performances of real bluegrass and old-time music, or come out to one of the local jam sessions.  There is always traditional music being picked in the Heart of Appalachia.  Unique experiences will enhance your visit like going to the drive-in, watching an outdoor drama, or seeing exotic animals from across the globe, up close and personal.  The possibilities are virtually endless.

  • Vincent's Vineyard Sip N Paint - Paint What You Want
    Nov 15 Lebanon
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm – “Paint What You Want or What you Missed” You may paint a canvas, 2 wine bottles with lights, birdhouse gourds, or wood Christmas ornaments. All supplies, refreshments, and glass of wine for $30.00. Birdhouse Gourds $35.00. These...
  • Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park - Artisans Series
    Nov 15 Big Stone Gap
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a fused glass mobile, learn up-cycling, build a Victorian fairy garden, learn to paint your own picture or make your own holiday evergreen wreath? Enjoy a hands-on craft project with regional artisans every month March through...
  • Friday Night Bluegrass- Benny Jones Band and CMT Country
    Nov 16 Coeburn
    This Friday Night on stage Benny Jones Band and CMT Country Come join us for bluegrass and gospel music every Friday night in downtown Coeburn, the home of Jim and Jessee McReynolds. Each week offers a different group with fun activities for the entire family. On Friday...
  • MountainRose Thanksgiving Murder Mystery Dinner
    Nov 16 Wise
    Join us for a delicious dinner & death! Help us investigate one of our hilarious murder mysteries or play along as one of our suspects! Dinner and show $35.00
  • Stone Mountain Distilling Cruise-In
    Nov 16 Lebanon
    All rides welcome! Moonshine tastings and cocktails on site.
  • Carter Family Fold - Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
    Nov 17 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Whiskey Bent Valley Boys headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who played a historic...
  • Doctor Ocular @ Painted Peak Brewing Co
    Nov 17 Tazewell
    Blending synth and guitar with drum and bass, Doctor Ocular sets original melodies and arrangements of covers with vibes from jamtronica, acid jazz, synth-pop,and roots-rock. Since their inception, DocOc has trekked throughout the Southeast and Midwest, spreading the word of...
  • Christmas Lighting of the Tunnel
    Nov 23- Dec 1 Duffield
    As you ride on chairlift and make your way to the tunnel, you will be surrounded by thousands of Christmas lights and see movable Christmas displays. Once at the tunnel, stand by the warm fire while sounds and smells of the season fill the air. Hot chocolate, roasted...
  • Oxbow Ultra
    Nov 24-25 St. Paul
    The Oxbow Ultra will be held on Saturday, November 24 at Oxbow Lake in St. Paul, Virginia on a 5 mile looped course that will take participants around Oxbow Lake, up single track trail leading onto a large grassy mountain top, back to single track down the mountain and...
  • Russell County Chamber Holiday Bazaar
    Nov 24-25 Lebanon
    The Russell County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Holiday Bazaar is one of the Christmas season's must attend events. With over 50 booths there is plenty of shopping to be done. This year we are excited to be coordinating with many county businesses for a Shop Local Surprise...
  • Carter Family Fold - White Top Mountain Band
    Nov Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! White Top Mountain Band  headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who played a...
  • The Change LIVE @ Painted Peak Brewing Co
    Nov 24 Tazewell
    The Change is coming back! They will be LIVE in the taproom on November 24th from 8-11pm!  
  • Vincent's Vineyard Sip N Paint - “Vinyl Bottle Lights”
    Nov 27 Lebanon
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm – Our all NEW “Vinyl Bottle Lights”. Pick two patterns as shown. You will complete 2 awesome lighted wine bottles. All supplies, refreshments and glass of wine is $30.00. Ribbon will be an extra charge of $2.00 per bottle. Thanks to...
  • MountainRose - Wreath Workshop
    Nov 28 Wise
    Join Suzanne and create your own wreath using live greenery, just in time for the holidays! Call for reservations! Guided class is $20, with Big Bows available for purchase! Bring your own special items to add in, for a personalized touch if you wish!  276.328.2013
  • MountainRose - Wreath Workshop
    Nov 29 Wise
    Join Suzanne and create your own wreath using live greenery, just in time for the holidays! Call for reservations! Guided class is $20, with Big Bows available for purchase! Bring your own special items to add in, for a personalized touch if you wish!  276.328.2013
  • Friday Night Bluegrass- Bryan Osborne & Ashe Mtn. Boys
    Nov 30 Coeburn
    On stage this Friday night Bryan Osborne & Ashe Mtn. Boys Come join us for bluegrass and gospel music every Friday night in downtown Coeburn, the home of Jim and Jessee McReynolds. Each week offers a different group with fun activities for the entire family. On Friday...
  • Carter Family Fold - Adam Steffey & the Highland Travelers
    Dec 1 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! Adam Steffey & the Highland Travelers headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who...
  • Friday Night Bluegrass- Right Fork Ramblers
    Dec 7 Coeburn
    On stage this Friday night Right Fork Ramblers Come join us for bluegrass and gospel music every Friday night in downtown Coeburn, the home of Jim and Jessee McReynolds. Each week offers a different group with fun activities for the entire family. On Friday nights the...
  • Carter Family Fold - ETSU Old Time Ramblers
    Dec 8 Hiltons

    Carter Fold on Saturday Nights! Welcome to The Carter Fold every Saturday night! ETSU Old Time Ramblers headlines this Saturday!

    Janette Carter, one of three children of A.P. and Sara Carter established the Carter Family Fold to honor the memory of her parents and Maybelle Carter who played a historic...
  • Whoville/ Jingle & Mingle
    Dec. 8
    Whoville Saturday will begin at Miners Park at 3pm with a Candy Candy hunt, a Whoville costume showcase at 3:30pm with games and more! The Jingle & Mingle will begin at 6pm at the Visitor Center with Greenbelt in Lights rides, pictures with Santa, and hot chocolate!

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