Southwest Virginia

Southwest Virginia


"RagTop is an excellent example of artists that send you back in time with their renditions of tunes we all grew up with. Always passionate with their performances and guaranteed to make you follow them." -Art Mendoza/Accomplice Entertainment Austin, TX (partner with Grammy Award winning producer Lawrence Cohn)
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RagTop is the Roanoke, Virginia based signature cover acoustic duo of Jim and Renee Oliphant. RagTop performs Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Blues, R&B and classic American Standards. RagTop has appeared several times on WSLS TV Channel 10 NBC Roanoke, VA and WSET TV Channel 13 Lynchburg, VA and has also appeared on WJHL TV channel 11 CBS Johnson City, TN and radio programs including 96.3 FM/1370 AM Austin, TX - WUVT Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA - WVRU Radford University, Radford, VA and BlogTalk Radio and performs around 200 shows a year! You can check out RagTop at
Some pretty amazing places to eat in Abingdon.
Did you know that there are 3007 counties in the United States. Trigg County Kentucky networks families of deployed soldiers from our Kentucky Forts Campbell and Knox. For a free all inclusive Land Between the Lakes cabin vacation. " a different kind of thank you for your service " United States Army award winning initiative opened Cadiz Kentucky in 2017. 73 active duty family vacations to date, 22 active duty family day trips to date. Rockcastle r and r ( Facebook) Private initiative not a nonprofit Seeks nor accepts donations
Today, May 4, at the Carroll County Public Library in Hillsville, Virginia -- 1:30 PM Tomorrow, May 5, at the Wayne C Henderson School of Appalachian Arts in Marion, Virginia -- 3:00 PM
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The American Music Series at The Reynolds Homestead is excited to announce that ShadowGrass is coming to Reynolds Homestead for the Youth Concert on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM. Expect an afternoon of exceptional bluegrass music! ShadowGrass has been called “one of the most thrilling bluegrass bands to emerge from the musically-rich Crooked Road area in recent memory” by The Richmond Folk Festival. Their foot-tapping music and charming personalities draw a crowd and gain encouraging fans with each new place they visit. The band includes Presley Barker, guitar; Kyser George, bass; Luke Morris, mandolin and Clay Russell, banjo. All of the members are award winning youth musicians! ShadowGrass is striving to be the next torchbearers to carry on bluegrass music to future generations. Although they have their own style, ShadowGrass is honored to be playing in the shadow of great bluegrass legends. Holding to their bluegrass roots, fast picking, and fresh arrangements have earned the band numerous awards in youth and adult competitions across the region. The American Music Series is thrilled to present this terrific musical ensemble. ShadowGrass has had the privilege of playing at exciting venues, including Heartwood on The Crooked Road, The Blue Ridge Music Center, The Lincoln Theatre, The Historic Earle Theatre, and at festivals such as the National Folk Festival, MerleFest, HoustonFest, the Richmond Folk Festival, SPGBMA, and IBMA. They were honored to be chosen as a featured youth band for the IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival in 2016. Presley and Kyser have also appeared on Little Big Shots on NBC! Admission is $8.00 for adults. Ages 15 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased (or reserved) in advance by contacting or visiting Reynolds Homestead. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. The Reynolds Homestead is at 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA. Phone at 276-694-7181. We are thankful for generous support from our sponsors: The Valley Star Credit Union, Virginia Tech, Patrick County Tourism, and Friends of Reynolds Homestead.
Join us for a day full of color, music, friendship, and laughter at the “Color Me Cameron” 6th Annual 5K Color Run/Walk. REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Be one of the FIRST 500 adults to register online and receive a 2018 “Color Me Cameron” t-shirt Register Online… Early Registration ends March 10th: $25 March 11th – Day of the Event: $30 Kids 10 and Under: Free with a paid adult. Additional t-shirts can be purchased if registered before March 10th. Additional T-Shirt Prices Youth Sizes: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large: $5 Adult Sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large: $5 Adult Sizes: 2XL, and 3XL: $7 What is the "Color Me Cameron"? The “Color Me Cameron” is a Celebration of Life with a whirlwind of color that will blow you away! It is not about how fast you can go, but how much fun you will have along the way. The “Color Me Cameron” is an un-timed event in which participants begin dressed in white and are doused from head to toe in different colors at 10 Color Stations throughout the route. The fun continues after all runners/walkers complete the route with an unforgettable After Party that includes music, dancing, awesome door prizes, and more color. The money needed to purchase supplies for the “Color Me Cameron” is raised each year prior to the event allowing all participant fees to go directly to the scholarships. Bring your family, friends, and coworkers and be ready for an explosive good time! Event Details ▪ Venue: Jackson Park, 42 First Street, NW, Pulaski ▪ On Site Registration 7:00 am – 9:00am ▪ Run/Walk begins: Promptly at 9:30 ▪ Food: Panera Bread Bagels, Fruit, Granola Bars, Water, Pepsi products, and Gatorade provided ▪ Music, Dancing, and Color Throws: Throughout the event ▪ Final Color Throw: After all runners/walkers complete the route ▪ End the day: With a chance to win a spectacular Door Prize What is the Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation? The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation was created to celebrate the life of Cameron Taylor Fitzwater by allowing his life and aspirations to live on by helping others pursue their dreams of higher education, as he had planned to do in the fall of 2012. The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation is about turning tragedy into triumph while developing community spirit and giving. In Cameron’s memory, four $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to Pulaski County High School graduating seniors. A committee of administrators, faculty, and staff select the 4 recipients each year who best meet the following requirements: ▪Must be accepted into a 2 year or 4 year College/University or a Technical School. ▪Must have participated in one or more of the following activities that Cameron enjoyed: Boy Scouts, Choir, Drama, MACC Academic Team, Track, Wrestling, and/or Young Life. ▪Write an essay on one of two specified topics Thank you for your investment into our community and in higher education. We look forward to seeing you there! The Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Foundation [email protected]

Called one of the 15 "must see" locations by USA Today, Southwest Virginia is home to heritage music, handmade crafts, and outdoor recreation!

Rep it! ✌🏽❤️⛰ #SWVA #LoveVA @ Virginia

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Sugar Hill Cidery opened their doors this past summer and it’s quickly become one of our favorite places. They just released their first cider, Gold Rush, and it is amazing! Head to downtown Explore Norton VA to see for yourself. 🍎🍻

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Sunsets are good for the soul. 🌄
📍Hidden Valley Wildlife Management Area

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Hello there! 👋🏼🦌
📍Hungry Mother State Park

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📍Coeburn, Virginia

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Morning sunrises in #SWVA >>> ⛅️🚘

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Sweet #SWVA 🙌🏼🍃🌞
📍Patrick Springs, Virginia

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We can’t get enough of Whitetop views and neither can Billy 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Happy Taco Tuesday! 🌮

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Winter hikes in #SWVA 👌🏼⛰

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#loveva #virginiaisforlovers #appalachianmountains @ Grayson Highlands State Park

✨Floyd Fest 2020 ✨kicks off July 22nd! Who’s excited?! 🤩

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Comment a friend who would order this ⬇️😮

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Hazy on Whitetop Mountain ☁️

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A foggy morning in Rosedale, VA. 🍃

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📍Grayson Highlands

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Close-up 🐄

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These hats looking to get a-head in 2020. 😅

#newyear #badpuns #SWVA #LoveVA #virginiaisforlovers

Wow... no words. 😍
📍Hungry Mother State Park

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Damascus Old Mill Inn has quite the views! 🙌🏼

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Mountainous views from Mendota, Virginia. ⛅️⛰

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Top nine of 2019 📸

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Southwest is best. 😏 ⛰ #SWVA #loveva @visitvirginia

Icicles one day... 60 degrees the next. ❄️☀️

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Merry Christmas Eve, everybody! 🙌🏼🎄
📍Cascade Falls

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Christmas time at Primland Resort🎄🎁

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4 days til Christmas!
📍Abingdon, Virginia

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Farm-to-table and aesthetically pleasing food FTW. 🙌🏼

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5 minute sunset caught by Will Simpson (@willsbeenhere)👏🏼⛅️
📍Independence, Virginia

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Knox Road Tripper

Surprises abound in the town of St. Paul, Virginia. From a scenic river and hiking trail,to a charming hotel and a restaurant offering a taste of the Hell's Kitchen TV show, there are plenty of things to do on a visit to this part of Southwest Virginia.

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Heart of Appalachia
Wise County: a GREAT place to Stay and Play
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#WaterfallWednesday 💦
📍 Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

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DYK you can view ⓹ states from Norton’s High Knob Observation Tower? 😮

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Here’s a new long sleeve #SWVA Badge Tee for your Merch Monday. 🛒

Online orders placed before the 20th will arrive before Santa! 🎅🏽•

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Oh, the beauty of #SWVA Winters. 👏🏼
📍Lebanon, Virginia

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Northeast Tennessee

ADVENT-URE CALENDAR: Pick up the pace next year by planning a cycling trip. This list of great places to ride a bike in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia should inspire you.
Created by: Northeast Tennessee Partnership

Airplane Rock 🌨✈️
📍Dickenson County, VA

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Moonshine lovers, Five Mile Mountain Distillery has something for you! Homemade Winter Moonshine Sangria 🍐

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High Knob Tower and the month of December: what a lovely combination.

First look at our brand new SWVA Badge Cap. Our favorite hat with a winter look. Now available on our @winzecompany #SWVA collection. Follow the link to get yours! 📦🎁


You can’t be mad at snow with a view like this. ❄️🏔
📍Tazewell, VA

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DYK Chateau Morrisette is having a Christmas sale until Dec 31st? 🎄😮

20% off ALL bottles | 30% off cases | 20% off merch 🙌🏼

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Holiday Outdoor Advent Calendar: Dog-Friendly Spots When planning your next outing, remember to bring a friend. More specifically, we mean a four-legged friend. Take a look at all of these great locations in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia that are sure to keep those tails wagging. Also, be on the lookout for the next series featuring bi.....

Hazel Mountain Fire Tower views >> 👀
📍Dante, Virginia

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Winter is coming! 🌨
📍 The Virginia Creeper Trail

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Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation One Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, VA

General information

If you are looking for stunning natural beauty, Southwest Virginia is a place where peace and tranquility come in dramatic form, from the highest mountain peaks in Virginia to the most diverse river ecosystem in all of America. Whether taking scenic drives to view the Fall color, following Daniel Boone’s footsteps along the Wilderness Road, or simply fishing, floating or paddling on a meandering river, time spent in the region adds up to something much more than a simple getaway.
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Visit Abingdon VA Visit Abingdon VA
335 Cummings St
Abingdon, 24210

"It's Always Play Time In Abingdon"

The Travel Shop The Travel Shop
339 W Main St
Abingdon, 24210

The Travel Shop Inc. is a full service travel agency located in historic Abingdon, Virginia since 1983. We also own Classi Carriages limousine service.