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2018 Photography Intake Days

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

Participating photographers may drop off their competition entries in the basement of the William King Museum of Art. Please attach Entry Form in upper left-hand corner on the back of each entry and bring completed Application and appropriate Fees.

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2018 Photography Intake Days

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

Participating photographers may drop off their competition entries in the basement of the William King Museum of Art. Please attach Entry Form in upper left-hand corner on the back of each entry and bring completed Application and appropriate Fees.

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An Evening with Adriana Trigiani

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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$50 - $100

Event Date:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet acclaimed regional author, Adriana Trigiani at the Jack C. Smith Conference Center, Food City Corporate Headquarters for an evening of fine dining with recipes from her new cookbook “Cooking with My Sisters.” Trigiani is the author of nine novels and two works of non-fiction and directed the movie version of her debut novel, “Big Stone Gap.”

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2018 Juried Fine Arts Awards Ceremony

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Fine Arts Committee of the 70th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Juried Fine Arts Award Ceremony on Thursday, July 26 from 7-9PM.

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2018 Writers’ Day

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Virginia Highlands Community College, 100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free - $40

Event Date:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Registration Information
Tickets $40, students attend free

Writer's Day is a unique opportunity for writers (and the general public) to learn from regional authors and those who write about Appalachia. There's something for everyone— writing for children and young adults, poetry, literary and popular fiction and a special storytelling workshop. Learn how to get your book published. Whether you are a novice writer interested in a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the writing process, or just want a chance to listen to a favorite author or poet speak about their work, all ages are welcome.

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Quilt Show

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2018

One event on July 29, 1982 at 1:00pm

Holston Mountain Artisans Center, 214 Park Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm Holston Mountain Artisans presents a display…

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2018 Juried Fine Art Exhibit

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Free

Event Dates: Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 1:00…

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2018 Arts & Crafts Show

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

On the Barter Green, 127 West Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 10:00 to 6:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00 to 6:00pm

Visit the Arts & Crafts show named “Best in Virginia” for seven years in a row! Vendors bring their beautifully handcrafted items to The Barter Green where you can browse, shop, enjoy our live art demos, and find one-of-a-kind items at price points for yourself or as gifts! Vendors may change without notice, so check the Festival website for up-to-date information. We’re open rain or shine!

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Stream Discovery Workshop

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
White’s Mill, 12314 White's Mill Road
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to Noon

Attend a hands-on Stream Discovery Workshop at White’s Mill as part of the Virginia Highlands Festival. Participants will discover how to catch and identify pollution-sensitive macroinvertebrates—tiny creatures such as stonefly, mayfly, water penny, and many others—living in stream beds. Cathy Landy, a certified trainer in the Virginia Save Our Streams monitoring method, leads the workshop which also features a pollution prevention game for kids and an educators’ session to learn teaching techniques about watersheds and pollution prevention.

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Outdoor Adventurer Activity Book

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Event Date:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

If you are between 4 and 14, become a VHF Outdoors Adventurer by picking up an Outdoors Adventure Activity Book at the Youth Tent or the VHF Information Booth and completing activities as you go through Abingdon. Learn about Abingdon’s parks—for butterflies, munchkins, and veterans. Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers. Take your completed book at the Youth Tent to receive your Outdoors Adventurer patch.

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Downtown Abingdon Walking Tour

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on August 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on August 4, 2018 at 10:00am

Gazebo at the Martha Washington Inn, 150 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30am
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30am
Saturday, August 4,2018 - 10:00 to 11:30am

Join historian Randy White at the Gazebo at Martha Washington Inn and Spa for a walking tour of downtown Abingdon. Learn about our town's history from the 1770s to the present as you stroll along Main Street. Admission is free.

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Colonial Trade Faire

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Fields-Penn House, 208 W Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Learn about the craft of making objects from America’s past—wood carving, metal working, spinning and weaving, leather working, and many other trades—and buy those hand-created treasures from the tradesmen at the Colonial Trade Faire. Open daily from 10AM to 6PM at the Fields-Penn House. Admission is free.

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2018 Photography Competition

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

This is the show for the annual Photography competition. Come see the juried prize winners and vote for People's Choice!

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Meet the Alpacas

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Festival Park, 208 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday July 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Meet and pet the alpacas while browsing thru handcrafted items made from their fleece. Alpaca is a natural fiber that is considered hypoallergenic. We'll look for your friendly faces each weekend at the Youth tent in the park. Stop by and say hi!

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Express It Face & Body Art

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Elaborate face painting and temporary glitter tattoos for all ages done by Aline Backes.

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Portraits by Aline

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Commission hand-drawn portraits of your favorite people or pets by Aline Backes, a local portrait artist with over 35 years of experience. Portrait memories captured in oil, pastel, or charcoal, as well as caricature, and created live or by submitted photos.

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Duncansville One Room School

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 12:30 to 4:30pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:30 to 4:30pm

Come one, come all and tour the Duncansville One Room School located on Elementary Drive between The Coomes Center and E. B. Stanley Middle School each weekend during the festival. The Washington County Retired Teachers are your hosts for this event.

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Barter Theatre: History and Backstage Tour

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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$10

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:00am to Noon
Saturday, July 28, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon
Friday, August 3, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon
Saturday, August 4, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon

Learn the history of Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia, then take a tour of the backstage area, the dressing rooms, and get to see the mysterious “Barter tunnel.”

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Meet the Authors

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until August 5, 2018

Anthony’s Desserts, 284 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:00 to 6:00pm

The Appalachian Authors Guild invites you to meet some of their featured authors at Anthony’s Desserts from 12-6PM daily during the festival. Selected readings by the authors daily at 12 and 3PM. Check the VHF website, the AAG website, or the Facebook pages for updates on each day's featured authors. Admission is free.

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The Tortoise & the Hare(s)

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:00 to 4:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Come meet two giant tortoises and an assortment of cute and cuddly bunnies for kids of all ages to enjoy.

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