Festivals in the Area

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By Richard Harrington
Friday, September 22, 2006

Grayson Highlands Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5. Grayson Highlands State Park, 829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson. Live mountain music, dancing, food, crafts, wild pony sale. Free; parking fee for entering park. 276-579-7092.

Autumn Festival and Farmers Day Sept. 29 and 30 from 8 to 4. Farmers market at Citizen's Square and adjacent spaces, Rocky Mount. Focus is farm life and the region's traditional music; activities include wagon rides, games and farm produce contests. Free. 540-483-9211.

Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival Oct. 8 from 11 to 6. Mount Rogers Volunteer Fire Department on Route 58, Whitetop. Foliage watching, craft show, live music with local acts, dancing, chicken barbecue dinner. $5 for adults. 276-388-3422.

Lee County Tobacco and Fall Festival Oct. 28 from 10 to 5. Parade, 5K race, arts and crafts, music, square dancing and food. Alternate Route 58, Pennington Gap. Free. 276-546-2233.

35th Annual Home Crafts Days Oct. 21 and 22 from 10 to 6. Mountain Empire Community College, Route 23 South near Big Stone Gap. Traditional Appalachian crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, music, square dancing and food. Free. 276-523-2400, Ext. 464. http://www.mecc.edu/ .

October Festival Oct. 28 from 10 to 6. Woolwine Fire Department, Woolwine. Bluegrass music and dancing and food. Free. 276-930-2100. http://woolwinefire.com/ .

Festivals in the Area

Grayson Highlands Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5. Grayson Highlands State Park, 829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson. Live mountain music, dancing, food, crafts, wild pony sale. Free; parking fee for entering park. 276-579-7092.

Autumn Festival and Farmers Day Sept. 29 and 30 from 8 to 4. Farmers market at Citizen's Square and adjacent spaces, Rocky Mount. Focus is farm life and the region's traditional music; activities include wagon rides, games and farm produce contests. Free. 540-483-9211.

Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival Oct. 8 from 11 to 6. Mount Rogers Volunteer Fire Department on Route 58, Whitetop. Foliage watching, craft show, live music with local acts, dancing, chicken barbecue dinner. $5 for adults. 276-388-3422.

Lee County Tobacco and Fall Festival Oct. 28 from 10 to 5. Parade, 5K race, arts and crafts, music, square dancing and food. Alternate Route 58, Pennington Gap. Free. 276-546-2233.

35th Annual Home Crafts Days Oct. 21 and 22 from 10 to 6. Mountain Empire Community College, Route 23 South near Big Stone Gap. Traditional Appalachian crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, music, square dancing and food. Free. 276-523-2400, Ext. 464. http://www.mecc.edu/ .

October Festival Oct. 28 from 10 to 6. Woolwine Fire Department, Woolwine. Bluegrass music and dancing and food. Free. 276-930-2100. http://woolwinefire.com/ .


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