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 Abingdon   

          April - May        Highlands Jazz Festival

                               http://www.abingdon.com/jazz/festival.htm

                               indoor jazz, food

          July - August    Virginia Highlands Festival

                               276 676-2282             mailto:acvb@abingdon.com

                               http://www.vahighlandsfestival.org/          800 435-3440

                               55 year festival of local culture with tours, living history, crafts, fine arts, more

          June               Abingdon Garden Tours

                               http://www.abingdon.com/events/yrlyevents.htm

                               tour local gardens

          May                Plumb Alley Day

                               http://www.abingdonkiwanis.homestead.com/files/plumballey.htm

                               parade, yard ales food, music along alley used as pedestrian walkway

Alta Vista

          June               Uncle Billy's Day

                               http://www.unclebillysday.1colony.com/

                               live music, crafts, food, children's entertainment, art & photography, fireworks

                               Updated:      9 /18/2004

          May                MayFest

                               http://www.ci.altavista.va.us/calendar.htm

                                                                                     Habitat for Humanity

                               yard sale, BBQ dinner, live entertainment

                               Updated:      9 /17/2004

          September      Harvest Jubilee

                               http://www.ci.altavista.va.us/calendar.htm

                               wine, jazz @ blues festival at Avoca

                               Updated:      9 /18/2004

Amherst                 
                             
Wine & Garlic Festival

                               http://rebecwinery.com/vwgf.htm

                               garlic hunt, cook-off, king & queen, costume, foods, entertainment, crafts

          October           Apple Festival

                               434 847-7435 

www.countyofamherst.com/Web/Departments.nsf/Lookup-

                               everything apples and a craft bazaar

Annandale

          October           Fall Festival Parade
                            http://www.annandalechamber.com/chamberevents/index.shtml

                               Updated:      9 /18/2004

Bowling Green

          October           Harvest Festival

                               http://town.bowling-green.va.us/tourism_events.htm

                               live entertainment, food, crafts

                               Updated:     12/22/2004

Chincoteague Island  

          May                Seafood Festival

                               757 78-2460  www.esvachamber.org/festivals/seafoodfest/

                               1 day all you can eat clams, oysters & entertainment

Clifford Raritan Park             October           Sorghum Festival

                               434 946-7992                               http://www.countyofamherst.com/Web/Departments.nsf/Lookup-

                               molasses, Brunswick stew, crafts, music, jousting

Elon      

          May                Pow Wow

                               434 946-0389                               http://www.countyofamherst.com/Web/Departments.nsf/Lookup-

                               Monacan Indian Nation demonstrations, crafts, dancing
Jonesville

          June               Civil War Days

                               http://lee.va-village.com/jonesville/events.html

                               reenactors

                               Updated:      9 /18/2004

          September      Crafts Festival in the Park

                               http://lee.va-village.com/jonesville/events.html

                               Updated:      9 /18/2004
Lynchburg
 
          
June               James River Bateau Race

                               434 528-3950                               http://www.countyofamherst.com/Web/Departments.nsf/Lookup-

                               8 day river barge race in period costume

Melfa    

          October           Eastern Shore Birding Festival

                               757 787-2460             mailto:info@esvachamber.org

                               http://www.esvachamber.org/festivals/birding/activities.html

                               multi-community, multi site event centered on bird migration

 

 

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