Dessert & Wine Pairing

Is it possible to pair desserts with our favorite mainstream wines? Better be careful, some of these flavors are in definite conflict ... but it can be done. While you may be hard pressed to find anyone upset with the wrong wine & dessert pairing (it is wine and dessert after all) it is nice to show off a little knowledge when entertaining guests, not to mention the piece of mind in knowing that what...

2024 Hungry Mother Arts & Crafts Festival

This year’s festival will be held on Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21, 2024. The festival provides the funds for the Art League to support Smyth County students and their teachers, as well as other interesting cultural events that uplift our community.

Lonesome Pine Mutual Aid Monthly Community Meal

Be mindful of proper social distancing practices. Distribution takes place in the adjacent parking lot. On the third Sunday of each month, everyone is welcome to come out and grab a hot meal as well as grocery & hygiene items if needed. We also have available garden seeds for distribution. LPMA would like to do a lot more your help is needed to do it! We have been working to expand on the ground efforts...

Sunday Music Jams

Sunday Music Jams at The Floyd Country Store 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm Each Sunday, The Floyd Country Store comes alive with community music during our old time and bluegrass music jams that take place between 1:30-6:00pm. The old time jam session is hosted by a different string band each week, leading tunes at a moderate speed. Traditional instruments and dancers welcome! At 4:00 the bluegrass jam kicks off, with hosts who lead the group in bluegrass...

South Africa Wine

After the end of apartheid in the 1990s, South Africa’s wines reentered the world market. Now, 20 years later, South Africa’s time to shine on the wine stage has definitely arrived. "A significant proportion of the best South African wines today were not being made in 2000,” states Tim James in his comprehensive book Wines of the New South Africa. Today we are seeing racy, intense sauvignon blancs, incredible Chenin Blancs (referred to as Steens),...

High Knob Outdoor Fest Photo Contest

Send us your best outdoor photos for a chance to win a prize! Categories will be announced in early summer 2024. Submissions accepted July 1-Aug. 2. The contest is free to enter. More Info: Visit www.highknoboutdoorfest.com for contest rules and submission guidelines. Contact: Katie Dunn, katied@nortonva.org or (276) 679-1160

3rd Annual Abingdon, VA Old-Time, Bluegrass & Gospel Fiddlers’ Convention

The Washington County Fairgrounds Board of Directors is proud to announce the return of its Third Annual ABINGDON, VIRGINIA OLD-TIME, BLUEGRASS, & BLUEGRASS GOSPEL FIDDLERS’ CONVENTION, Fiddlin’ At The Fairgrounds, June 21-23, 2024. We are excited to announce that in our third year, we are adding another day of competition to the schedule. Not only will we have the traditional old-timeand bluegrass band and individual competitions; this year we are adding a Bluegrass Gospel Band...

DJ Bingo @ Curklin’s

Your Monday nights just got a lot cooler! Who doesn't love a 3 day weekend? Keep that Weekend vibe alive at Curklin's! After starting the work week off, relax and have some of the best fun around at Curklin's with DJ BINGO! What is DJ BINGO? Well it's just like bingo, but instead of calling out numbers, we use songs! There will be several categories and eras to choose from so literally FUN FOR THE...

Monday Night Jam at the Blue Ridge Institute

Please join us every Monday night at 7:00 for the Ferrum Jam, hosted by Appalachian Music at Ferrum College. Bring your instrument and join in or listen to all of the folks that get together sharing their songs and amazing stories. The BRIM is a major venue along The Crooked Road which promotes the region's rich musical heritage.

High Knob Outdoor Fest Photo Contest

Send us your best outdoor photos for a chance to win a prize! Categories will be announced in early summer 2024. Submissions accepted July 1-Aug. 2. The contest is free to enter. More Info: Visit www.highknoboutdoorfest.com for contest rules and submission guidelines. Contact: Katie Dunn, katied@nortonva.org or (276) 679-1160