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Virginia Highlands Festival

July 26, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Virginia Highlands Festival

Come celebrate the Virginia Highlands Festival in historic Abingdon, VA. Named “Best Art Event” in the region by readers of Virginia Living magazine, the Festival offers activities and entertainment for the whole family.

Anchored by an antiques market and an award-winning juried arts and crafts show, the Festival includes live music, historical re-enactments, fine art and photography competitions, performances, creative writing workshops,?guided nature hikes, and numerous activities for kids.

The Festival, over the past seven decades, has grown in scope to represent all of Southwest Virginia. Now it not only preserves the arts, crafts, and skills that developed in this region, but it also imports talented artists and performers from around the world for creative exchange and the enjoyment of area residents and visitors.

Festival Overview

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 ofAre-You-Ready-to-Start-Your-Adventure all ages!

Parking & Transportation

Ample parking is available in the Festival lots off I-81 exits 14 (Antiques Market/Washington County Fairgrounds & Heartwood) and 19 (Roses/Wolf Hills Shopping Center). Free shuttles run to Festival sites and to Abingdon?s Historic District from these lots from 9:30 AM-6 PM.

Festival Information Booth

The Festival Info Tent is open daily 10 a.m. ? 6 p.m. at Barter Square by the Juried Arts & Crafts. Make this your first stop for daily updated Festival schedules, general information about the Town of Abingdon, and recommendations for travelers.


Admission to Arts & Crafts is free, but we would greatly appreciate a $1 donation per person as you enter.

Admission to the Antiques Market is $5 per day or $20 for a ?season pass,? cash only at the entrance gate.

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.


For your convenience, Festival ATMs are located at Arts & Crafts and the Antiques Market. Several banks along Main Street also offer ATM service.


Most Festival venues are accessible. If you are uncertain or need to make special arrangements, please call the Festival office at (276) 623-5266. Wheelchairs are available to borrow at Arts & Crafts and at the Antiques Market.

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


July 26, 2019
August 4, 2019


Virginia Highlands Festival (Abingdon, VA)
127 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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