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Colonial Trade Faire

August 1 @ 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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Historic White’s Mill and Mercantile

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

White’s Mill, 12314 White's Mill Road
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates: 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 Come visit Historic White's Mill and tour one of the few remaining grist mills in our area. Originating in the late 1790s, the Mill continues to grind corn into cornmeal and grits available for purchase along with local…

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Downtown Abingdon Walking Tour

August 2 @ 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

August 2 @ 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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Telling the Stories: Battle of Kings Mountain and Life in the Backcountry, 1780

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

Abingdon Muster Grounds, 1780 Muster Pl
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates: August 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm August 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm August 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Step back in time and experience the famous battle that Thomas Jefferson said was, "the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with the seal of our independence." Learn about the two-week campaign of the Overmountain Men, how the militia came to the Abingdon Muster Grounds, and the subsequent Battle of Kings Mountain.…

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Dr. Thomas Walker and Southwest Virginia

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Thursday, August 2, 2018 — 7:30 to 8:30pm

Dr. Thomas Walker is not as well known in southwest Virginia history as Daniel Boone, but he's probably more significant. Walker explored parts of western Virginia, east Tennessee and eastern Kentucky, naming Cumberland Gap and effectively opening a gateway to the West for all Americans. Join Randall W. Smith on Thursday, August 2, from 7:30-8:30pm in the Auditorium at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to learn about the life, the legacy, and the man for whom Walker Mountain is named.

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Historic White’s Mill and Mercantile

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

White’s Mill, 12314 White's Mill Road
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates: 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 Come visit Historic White's Mill and tour one of the few remaining grist mills in our area. Originating in the late 1790s, the Mill continues to grind corn into cornmeal and grits available for purchase along with local…

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Colonial Trade Faire

August 3 @ 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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Duncansville One Room School

August 3 @ 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

August 3 @ 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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Telling the Stories: Battle of Kings Mountain and Life in the Backcountry, 1780

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

Abingdon Muster Grounds, 1780 Muster Pl
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates: August 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm August 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm August 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Step back in time and experience the famous battle that Thomas Jefferson said was, "the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with the seal of our independence." Learn about the two-week campaign of the Overmountain Men, how the militia came to the Abingdon Muster Grounds, and the subsequent Battle of Kings Mountain.…

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The Civil War Journals of Corporal Thomas W. Colley

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 7:30 to 8:30pm

Michael Shaffer will discuss his latest book project, The Civil War Journals of Corporal Thomas W. Colley, published by the University of Tennessee Press on Friday, August 3, 7:30-8:30PM in the Auditorium at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Corporal Colley, a native of Washington County, served with the 1st Virginia Cavalry during the war and participated in many of the major battles of the Civil War, including First and Second Manassas, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Shaffer has transcribed, edited and annotated Colley's wartime and postwar writings, and brings his story to life through the pages of his book.

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Tours of Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery and the Holston Conference-Emory & Henry College Cemetery

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on August 4, 2018 at 10:30am

Old Glade Presbyterian Church, 33234 Lee Highway
Glade Spring, VA 24340 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00am and 10:30am

Join Civil War historian, instructor, battlefield guide, and author Michael Shaffer on Saturday, August 4 for a dual-stop tour of living history. First stop, the Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery, dating back to 1792, and the final resting place of many of Washington County’s early settlers. Shaffer continues the tour with a stop at the Holston Conference—Emory & Henry College Cemetery, former home to a large Confederate hospital and resting place of over 200 Confederate soldiers.

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Historic White’s Mill and Mercantile

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

White’s Mill, 12314 White's Mill Road
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates: 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 Come visit Historic White's Mill and tour one of the few remaining grist mills in our area. Originating in the late 1790s, the Mill continues to grind corn into cornmeal and grits available for purchase along with local…

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Downtown Abingdon Walking Tour

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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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Abingdon Historic Homes Tour

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Abingdon, Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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$20

Event Date:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Visit some of Abingdon's most historic homes, all within easy walking distance on Main and Valley Streets. Homes include The Bank which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit www.vahighlandsfestival.org for a full-tour roster and description of the homes.

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Duncansville One Room School

August 4 @ 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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Tours of Old Glade Presbyterian Cemetery and the Holston Conference-Emory & Henry College Cemetery

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 4, 2018 at 10:30am

Old Glade Presbyterian Church, 33234 Lee Highway
Glade Spring, VA 24340 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00am and 10:30am

Join Civil War historian, instructor, battlefield guide, and author Michael Shaffer on Saturday, August 4 for a dual-stop tour of living history. First stop, the Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery, dating back to 1792, and the final resting place of many of Washington County’s early settlers. Shaffer continues the tour with a stop at the Holston Conference—Emory & Henry College Cemetery, former home to a large Confederate hospital and resting place of over 200 Confederate soldiers.

Find out more »

Barter Theatre: History and Backstage Tour

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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