Blue Ridge Country May/June 2021 - BRPG10

ROANOKE COUNTY PARKS

  MP 115 | Virginia's Explore Park

Selected '21 Events
Near the Parkway
PLEASE CHECK AHEAD

Phlox (Phlox sp.) 2-6 feet tall,
magenta-pink flowers. July-October.

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Blue Ridge Music Center Concerts MP 213, Jun 5, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10,
17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 21, 28; Sep 4. blueridgemusiccenter.org
Big Walker Mountain Lookout Mountaintop Music, Wytheville, Series
of concerts, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. visitwytheville.com
Adventure Saturdays at Explore Park, MP 115, Treetop zipline, music
and more on selected Saturdays. roanokecountyparks.com
Roanoke Festival in the Park, May 28-30. roanokefestival.com
Green Valley Book Fair, Mount Crawford, Now open weekly
Tuesday thru Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. gobookfair.com
77th Anniversary of D-Day Commemoration, Bedford, Jun 5.
dday.org
1776, The Concert Musical, June 24-26. poplarforest.org
Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom, Hardy, June 19. nps.gov/bowa
Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Jul 23-Aug 1.
vahighlandsfestival.org
86th Annual Old Fiddlers' Convention, Galax, Aug 9-14 (no final
decision as of presstime.) oldfiddlersconvention.org
Stargazing at Poplar Forest, Sep. 11. poplarforest.org
Lynchburg Beer, Wine and Cider Festival, Lynchburg, Sep 18.
lynchburgbeerandwinefestival.com
Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, Moneta, Sep 25-26.
visitsmithmountainlake.com
Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Ferrum, Oct 23.
blueridgefolklifefestival.com
Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival, Poplar Forest, Nov 13.
poplarforest.org
Explore Park Illuminights, MP 115, Nov-Dec.; no precise dates as of
presstime. roanokecountyparks.com

10 BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

the largest light displays in
Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Roanoke County has
worked with private partners
to develop a growing lineup
of adventure recreation
services such as primitive
camping, hand-crafted
cabins, yurts, disc golf and
seasonal tubing rental on the
Roanoke River.
Hiking or biking through
the 14 miles of trails here
will reveal Explore Park's
legacy as a former living
history museum, offering
picturesque historic buildings
representing the region's
frontier past. While many of
these structures are closed,
the Brugh Tavern, built in the
1800's, now serves locally
crafted beer, cider and
Virginia wines as well as pub
fare.

Mabry Mill, MP 176.2
Mabry Mill is such an
icon that it has been
misrepresented as being
in other counties and
states. It is full of history,
although the current site
has been restored beyond
its original configuration.
Addition of the reflecting
pond makes for a more
photogenic scene and is not
out of character. The current
display is in keeping with
a late 1800s or early 1900s
era in mountain history.
Ed Mabry and his wife
Lizzy started operating their
grist mill in 1908, powered
by a low-volume stream, and
while production was slower
than at some neighboring
mills, there was a hidden
advantage. Mills with plenty
of waterpower could grind
too fast, creating heat that
could scorch the corn meal
and impart a bitter taste. The
Mabrys' slow grind resulted


http://www.blueridgemusiccenter.org http://www.visitwytheville.com http://www.roanokecountyparks.com http://www.roanokefestival.com http://www.gobookfair.com http://www.dday.org http://www.poplarforest.org http://www.nps.gov/bowa http://www.vahighlandsfestival.org http://www.oldfiddlersconvention.org http://www.poplarforest.org http://www.lynchburgbeerandwinefestival.com http://www.visitsmithmountainlake.com http://www.blueridgefolklifefestival.com http://www.poplarforest.org http://www.roanokecountyparks.com

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