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 & 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 10am-6pm.
The Johnston Memorial Hospital will provide a first aid station at the Juried Arts and Crafts Show on Remsburg Drive.
Open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at either end of Arts & Crafts. Information on the Festival, Abingdon and the surrounding area.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found is generally kept at each Festival venue. Items lost at Arts & Crafts may be found at the Vendor Information booth near the food vendors.
Admission to Arts & Crafts is free, but we would greatly appreciate a $1 donation per person as you enter. These can be given at the Festival Information tent at either end of Remsburg Dr. where Arts & Crafts is located.
Admission to the Antiques Market is $5 per day or $15 for a “season pass.”
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. You may find tickets are available in advance to many Festival events on www.BrownPaperTickets.com (link is external).
Most Festival venues are handicapped accessible. If you are uncertain or need to make special arrangements, please call the Festival office at (276) 623-5266.
Some events may be eligible for teacher recertification. Teachers should get approval from their school systems.
Other Contact Information
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