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Evening concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center

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Fall, 2021 Issue

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Dine Out On Main Street in Staunton
 

Fortunately, downtown Staunton had the perfect solution: open main street to people and restaurants and close it to cars. The program, called Shop & Dine Out, launched in 2020 and was an immediate hit. Now, every weekend through October, Staunton’s Main Street is closed off to vehicular traffic, transforming what Architectural Digest calls one of “America’s Most Beautiful Main Streets” into a charming pedestrian zone full of outdoor tables for dining and cocktails.

 

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Plan your visit with these convenient links to area visitor centers, local eats, attractions, lodging and much more!

 

5 Fall Favorites
in Virginia's
Blue Ridge

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Holiday Happenings
in Wilkes County

“ColorFest,” the thirteenth annual Dillsboro’s Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, will hit the streets on October 2, 2021 from 10am until 4pm in the historic town of Dillsboro, NC.  Located just a few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the walk-about mountain town of Dillsboro has been a popular tourist location since 1886 when visitors arrived by train and spent several weeks.
 

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The holiday season kicks off in Wilkes County the weekend of December 4, with a small-town parade full of wonderfully decorated floats, all four county marching bands, and local businesses, scout troops, homecoming queens, dance troops and classic cars putting on their best show for the crowds lining the streets



 

Find Historic National Treasures in Bedford, VA

 

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Bedford, Virginia is located along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountain region of Virginia. About ten miles off the Parkway is the Town of Bedford. In Bedford you will find outdoor adventure, historic attractions, locally-owned restaurants and shops, wineries, breweries, and a variety of overnight lodging accommodations. 

 

Come see why Smithsonian Magazine named it one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit” and why it was named a “Top Small Adventure Town” by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors!

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“ColorFest,” Dillsboro’s
Fine Arts & Crafts Fair

 
An Apple a Day?
Head to Hendersonville, NC,
for a Double Dose

 

Henderson County leads North Carolina in apple production and consistently ranks among the nation’s top producers. Hendersonville apples show up in supermarkets and restaurants throughout the region, but the best way to eat one is straight from the tree.

The Crest of the Blue Ridge Orchard Trail outlines 21 orchards, roadside stands and markets throughout Henderson County. The self-guided trail encourages visitors to create their own apple-country itineraries. Brochures are available online at www.VisitHendersonvilleNC.org and at the Hendersonville Visitor Center.

 

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Coming in 2022!
Spring /Summer issue

get ready
for more!

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  • Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant's Centennial Celebration

  • Butterfly Garden

  • Downtown Hendersonville's Garden Jubilee

  • Sevierville and Pigeon Forge: even more than before

  • Bedford: Home of the National D-Day Memorial

  • Wytheville - there really is only one!

  • Hot Springs, NC is Hot!

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This fall, find the perfect combination of outdoor adventure and scenic views paired with rich local flavors and live entertainment, right off the Parkway in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.  Take milepost 120 towards Roanoke to stretch your legs, refuel and enjoy fall in the mountains.

 

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