Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2018 - 26
EVEnts & FEstIVALs
olde Salem days, September 8. The Rotary
Club of Salem and the City of Salem host this
annual event featuring artisans and crafters,
food vendors, a classic car show and more.
Salem. 772-8871. oldesalemdays.com.
Go outside Festival, october 12-14 A threeday festival with camping, music, races and
demonstrations. Rivers Edge Sports Complex, Roanoke. 853-3191. roanokegofest.com.
Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, october 27.
Featuring performers, artisans, food and
activities celebrating the Blue Ridge heritage.
Ferrum College, Ferrum. 365-4412.
Blacksburg Brew do, october. The largest
craft beer festival in the New River Valley
featuring a homebrew competition.
dickens of a christmas, december. Fun for
the entire family with horse-drawn carriage
rides, street performers, Santa's workshop
and more. Downtown Roanoke. 342-2028.
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Lewisburg chocolate Festival, April.
Events include a chocolate bake-off, pastry
demonstrations and live music. Downtown
GBcc Mountain Festival, May 29-June 3.
Carnival rides, games, food, crafts, animals,
music, fireworks and more. Bluefield City
Park, Bluefield. 327-7184.
Bramwell Springs Tour of Homes, June
9. Recapture the "Gilded Age." Walking out
featuring costumed interpreters. Historic
Bramwell. 248-8381. bramwellwv.com.
Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival,
June 16-17. Activities include Coal Shoveling contest, hometown 5K, flea market, kids
carnival, memorabilia displays and more.
Town of Ansted. 800-927-0263.
State Fair of West Virginia, August 9-18.
The largest multi-day celebration in the state
with carnival rides, magic shows and more.
Fairlea. 645-1090. statefairofwv.com.
cultureFest, September 6-9. A World Music and Arts festival with entertainment for
adults and kids, including music, dance,
art and more. Appalachian South Folklife
Center, Pipestem. 425-6425. culturefestwv.
Princeton Autumnfest, September 29.
Good food, entertainment, activities for
children, dog show, contests and more.
Downtown Princeton. 487-1502.
T.o.o.T. (Taste of our Towns), october.
Visitors sample delicacies from local
restaurants, civic clubs and organizations.
Downtown Lewisburg. 645-7917.
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