Held in Historic Abingdon and the surrounding area, the annual Virginia Highlands Festival offers juried fine art and crafts, antiques, performing and literary arts, music, local history, the great outdoors, and fun for kids of all ages!
Parking & Transportation
Ample parking is available in the Festival lots off I-81 exits 14 (Antiques Market/Washington County Fairgrounds & Heartwood) and 19 (Rose’s/Wolf Hills Shopping Center). Free shuttles run to Festival sites and to Abingdon’s Historic District from these lots from 9:30am-6pm.
Festival Information Booth
The Festival Info Tent is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Lois H. Humphreys Park on Main (aka “Festival Park”). Make this your first stop for daily updated Festival schedules, general information about the Town of Abingdon, and recommendations for travelers. This is conveniently located next to the youth tent and nursing moms tent, as well as next to a Festival trolley stop.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found is generally kept at each Festival venue. Items lost at Arts & Crafts may be found at the Vendor Information booth. Items lost at the Antiques Market may be found at the Market entrance. Items lost at Lois H. Humphreys Park may be found at the Festival Info Tent.
Admission to Arts & Crafts is free, but we would greatly appreciate a $1 donation per person as you enter.
Admission to the Antiques Market is $5 per day or $15 for a “season pass,” cash only at the entrance gate.
Tickets for events at Barter Theatre are available at the Barter Box Office: (276) 628-3991. Tickets for other events are available at the performance or as indicated on the event information listing.
For your convenience, Festival ATMs are located at Arts & Crafts and the Antiques Market. Several banks along Main Street also offer ATM service.
Most Festival venues are accessible for people with disabilities/special needs. If you are uncertain or need to make special arrangements, please call the Festival office at (276) 623-5266. Wheelchairs are available to borrow at Arts & Crafts and at the Antiques Market.
Virginia Highlands Festival Office: (276) 623-5266, office hours are M-F 9 AM – 5 PM
Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau: (276) 676-2282 or 1-888-489-4230
Washington County Chamber of Commerce: (276) 628-8141