Festivals

We have some of the best traditional music you'll ever hear!

Albert Hash
Albert Hash Memorial Festival
A wonderful celebration of the life, talent, and music of Albert Hash.
Blue Ridge Music Center
A spectacular outdoor music venue hosts concerts throughout the season.
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Fall Foliage and Grand Privy Race
On the lawn of the 1908 Courthouse you will be able to browse the wares of craft vendors from the region. Sample festival-style eats on our back lawn as you watch the races.
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Fries Fiddlers Convention
An annual Fiddlers Convention held at the Fries ballpark in August in Fries,Virginia.
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Fries Jam
Every Thursday night at the Fries Community Center HISTORIC Theater
Fries Musical Heritage Festival
Celebrate Fries’ musical heritage in Fries’
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Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention
Don’t miss the world’s oldest and largest fiddlers’ convention!
Grayson County Fiddlers' Convention
Grayson County Old Time & Blue Grass Fiddler’s Convention
On the last full weekend of June, Elk Creek comes alive with music.
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Grayson Highlands Fall Festival
Always the last weekend in September, the Rugby Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, have entertained tens of thousands of people since 1976 with their live exhibits of Appalachian culture.
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Jam at the 1908 Courthouse
Every Wednesday night from 6:30 until approximately 9:00
Legends of Grayosn
Legends of Grayson Old Time Weekend
A weekend celebration of Grayson County’s unparalleled Old Time musical heritage and the legends who have influenced Appalachian String Band Music the world over.
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Matthews Living History Farm
Take a trip back in time by visiting Matthews Living History Farm – also a great wedding venue
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Molasses Festival
Enjoy Music, Food, Molasses and Apple Butter Making, Arts & Crafts and more
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Ramp Festival
Come celebrate this unique Appalachian wild onion
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The Crooked Road
The Crooked Road is a 300 mile route passing through 19 counties, 4 cities, and 54 towns in Southwest Virginia.
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The Maple Festival
Come enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends and the sweet taste of fresh maple syrup.
Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival
Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival & Guitar Competition
Always the 3rd Saturday of June (rain or shine) at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.