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Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest Takes the Stage October 5-7!

The first weekend in October, the air will be filled with the sounds of bluegrass and traditional music in Abingdon as The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Music Heritage Trail and the Town of Abingdon team up to host this first ever … Continue reading

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Burke’s Garden Fall Festival Celebrates 25th Year!

Look for silver and gold this year in Burke’s Garden for the 25th year of the Fall Festival, to be held this Saturday, September 29th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. According to event chairman Mike Bell, “It’s the silver anniversary, … Continue reading

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Swinging Bridge Hopping in Lee County

Scouting potential sites for future public boating access canoe ramps along the Powell River recently, I found myself having a ball playing around on swinging bridges here in scenic Lee County.  “Swinging bridge hopping” (i.e., visiting more than one swinging … Continue reading

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Fall is Best of All in Southwest Virginia!

One of my favorite things about Southwest Virginia is the change of seasons, and fall is hard to beat! The colors are second to none. Two of my favorite places to take them in are Big Walker Lookout and the … Continue reading

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The Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest & Country Roads Cook-Off

Town of Abingdon Tourism Director, Kevin Costello, and Abingdon Farmers’ Market Manager, Sara Cardinale, talk about the upcoming Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest and Country Roads Cook-Off on today’s Cultural Heart of Southwest Virginia podcast, which you can hear by … Continue reading

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Save the Date! First-ever Crooked Road Music Festival Oct 5-7

The Crooked Road, in partnership with the Town of Abingdon, will hold the first ever three-day music festival devoted to telling the story of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. On October 5th-7th, 2012, the rich history and musical … Continue reading

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Well Played, Mumford and Sons, Well Played!

I’m not usually one to go about casting superlatives like “phenomenal” at concerts, but this week’s Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Tour Stopover in Downtown Bristol was nothing short of. And I’m not just talking about the 90 … Continue reading

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