Q. Where do I get tickets for festival events?
A. Most tickets are available at the gate with cash or check only. Some advance tickets are available on our website in the event description. All tickets for shows at Barter are sold through the Barter Theatre box office and website.
Q. Do I need to bring a chair?
A. No. For events at the Pavilion, a chair will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own.
Q. Can I bring a cooler?
A. No. We have food vendors, Coca-Cola soft drinks and water, and a beer garden for your food and beverage needs.
Q. Are dogs allowed?
A. Yes, at Arts and Crafts. No, at the Antiques Market.
Q. Where can I park?
A. Limited street parking and some parking lots are available near Festival events. There is also ample free parking at Heartwood (exit 14) and at Roses (exit 19). A festival shuttle will run from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to transport you to various events around Abingdon.
Q. Where can I find a full schedule of festival events?
A. A full schedule of festival events can be found on our website. You can also pick up a Highlander magazine at the Festival information tent on Remsburg Drive, at the Barter Theatre, and at numerous retail stores around Abingdon.
Q. How can I stay connected with the festival?
A. Like the Virginia Highlands Festival Facebook page and follow us on Instagram (@vahighlandsfestival) andTwitter (@VaHighlandsFest) for the latest updates. Be sure to tag your photos and Tweets with #VHF2016 so everyone can see how much fun you had!
Q. How can I be a performer, vendor at Arts & Crafts or the Antiques Market, or a food vendor?
A. Arts & Craft Vendors: Applications are available or all vendors can be found on the Forms page of our website. Deadlines are early in the calendar year, so check back in December for the new applications.
Antiques Market Dealers: Email your interest to email@example.com.
Food Vendors: Email your menu, price points, and photos of your set-up to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musicians and other performers: Email links to videos, websites, etc. to email@example.com. Special note about this: If you are reading this any time between May 1 and August 31, please do not contact the office because all decisions for the current Festival have already been made. The BEST time to contact the office for consideration is September 15-December 15. Thank you for your understanding.
Q. Who’s in charge of this thing, anyway?
A. The Festival is mostly volunteer run with a small paid staff. Start by contacting executive director, Becky Caldwell, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Then she will connect you with the appropriate committee chairperson.