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Radford Farmer’s Market
Saturdays May – October
Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The fresh produce market operates every Saturday, rain or shine through October.
In the 1100 block of East Main in the heart of downtown Radford. www.mainstreetradford.org

Pulaski Farmers Market
Starting May through September
Tuesdays 4:00 – 8:00pm, located in the Historic Train Station

Pearisburg Farmers Market
May – October
Saturdays 9:00am -2:00pm,
Located at Community Center, Wenonah Ave.

Narrows Farmers Market
May – October
Thursdays 8:00am – 1:00pm,
Located at the Market, Monroe Street

Christiansburg Farmers Market
Check with the Town of Christiansburg for day & time

Blacksburg Farmers Market
Now through October
(w/time changes later)
Wed. 2:00pm – 7:00pm,
Sat. 8:00am – 2:00pm
47 vendors offering local produce, baked goods, meats, eggs & diary plus crafts.
Corner of Draper St. & Roanoke St., Downtown Blacksburg, VA
www.blacksburgfarmersmarket.com

Now through July
International Culture of
Blacksburg Exhibit
This exhibit highlights the history and culture of Blacksburg from its beginnings to the present.
Alexander Black House,
Draper Rd., Blacksburg, VA
May 1 & June 5
Gunpowder Springs Meet the Artist Giles County
1:00pm – 3:00pm
www.gilescounty.org

May 13 & 14
SRA Championship Rodeo
NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin, VA 8:00pm

May 14
NRV Cruisers Car Show
Bisset Park, Radford, VA Come early and enjoy the day with a great selection of classic and antique cars.

May 15
Movie at Smithfield
Field of Lost Shoes
Movie starts at 5:30pm,
Feel free to bring your own chairs.

May 26 – 28
NRV Horse Show
New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin All Breeds Show, Good Family FUN.
FREE ADDMISSION
For more information, call 540-879-9976 or 540-607-6710 www.nrvfair.com

May 28
Brew Ridge Music &Craft Beer Festival
Featuring local brews, vendors & crafts. Tickets starting at $10.00 Gen Admission, Mini Tasting – $20.00, Full Tasting – $30.00. Located at Mountain Lake Lodge, Giles County, VA

May 28
Celebration of Culture
Glencoe Museum, Radford
10:00am -3:00pm

May 28 -30
Memorial Day Remembrance
To mark the centennial of WW 1, the Giles Co. Historical Society will display a field of 26 crosses to remember residents killed during the war. Check www.gilescounty.org for more information.

May 29
Mountains of Misery Bicycle Ride
Test your endurance over some of the biggest mountains in Southwest Virginia and the final, grueling climb to Mountain Lake! Special racer’s lodging package at Mountain Lake and special rate for registered racers! www.mountainsofmisery.com

May 30
Flags and Flowers Memorial Day
2:00pm
Smithfield Plantation,
Blacksburg, VA Free Complementally Tours after service

June 4
3rd Annual Come Outside and Play at Glen Alton
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Unplug your child and get them outside for mud pie kitchen, critters in the water, naturalist hikes, walking grounds and wetlands and more. Kids only fishing in the upper pond (no license needed). For more information contact Eastern Divide Ranger Station 540-552-4641.

June 4 -5 & September 17 -18
Pulaski County Lions Club Flea Market
New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin
Time: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission Fee – Free parking.

June 10 & 11
Henry Reed Fiddler’s Convention
Newport Rec. Center, off Rt. 460
Newport, VA
Concerts on Friday (beginning 5:pm.); music and competitions Saturday beginning 11:30am.. The evening ends with bluegrass and old-time music bands and competitions. Part of the Mountains of Music Homecoming Celebration.

June 11
2nd Annual Virginia Cheese Festival
Hilton Garden Inn, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Enjoy artisan cheese tastings, wine & beer pairings, family actives, a farm petting area & regional art. Tickets are available in advance. Visit www,virginiacheesefestival.com

June 11
Claytor Lake Celebration
of Summer Festival
Claytor Lake State Park
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Start summer off with a blast! Enjoy fireworks, live music, a car show, antique fire trucks, food vendors and live demonstrations. It’s only $10 per vehicle, or $5 per vehicle with a five-can food donation. Vendor pre-registration is required. Please call the Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley at (540) 980-7363 or visit www.facnrv.org for more information.

June 12
Flag Day Celebration &
Mountains of Music Homecoming
Smithfield Plantation, 1:00 – 5:00 Blacksburg, VA

June 14
Gospel Sing
12:00pm – 5:00pm
St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall, Gilbert St., Blacksburg, VA
Enjoy old time gospel favorites, wonderful food & fellowship. FREE Event

June 17 & 18
Pearisburg Festival in the Park
Pearisburg Community Center
Time: 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday
The 29th annual Pearisburg Festival in the Park and Car Show kicks off on Friday with Family Night. Rides, food and live entertainment, gospel music. Saturday is all day fun. Car show, rides, food, crafters, exhibitors, auction, games, and live entertainment until 9:30 p.m. Free admission!

June 18
Eastern Divide Ultra 50K Trail Run
Mountain Lake, Giles County
Time: 7:30am
Sponsored by Tri Adventure in Blacksburg, an extreme trail run “from the Falls to the Lake”. Mountain Lake will host the finish area for the race, a pre-race dinner and post-race entertainment. Runners and spectators welcome! Special lodging rates for registered racers at Mountain Lake Hotel. www.easternultradivide.com

June 21-22
7th Annual Summer Solstice Fest
Cabo Fish Taco
S. Main St., Blacksburg
Time: 4pm-9pm on Friday; 1:00 p.m. – midnight on Saturday
Music for all ages, including The Key West Band, midway games, children’s activities, festival food, beer garden, street performers, dog parade. A fun-filled “green” event. Leave your car at home and walk or ride your bike to the festival. See you downtown!

June 24
Giles County Relay For Life
Location is the Giles County High School Track
Pearisburg, VA www.gilescounty.org
July 4
Independence Day Celebration
Smithfield Plantation
10:00am – 2:00pm
Feel free to bring your own chairs & enjoy

July 4th
Celebrate with Jimmy Fortune
Bisset Park, Radford
Enjoy the entire day, concert & more!

July 16
Breakfast at The Market
Blacksburg Farmers Market,
9:00am – 2:00pm
Annual breakfast and showcase of art in all visual media

July 18
Montgomery County Chamber
of Commerce Business Expo
Inn at Virginia Tech and
Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg
Time: TBA Check .montgomerycc.org.
Chamber members and non-members alike showcase their businesses to the public in the afternoon and to Chamber members from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Special seminars and Business After Hours.

July 25 – 28
FloydFest
Blue Cow Pavilion, Floyd
Time: 10 a.m.
A 4-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! Bridging the gap between genres, generations and cultures, the festival features more than 50 performers on seven stages! The 80-acre mountain plateau offers camping, a progressive ‘Global Village’ area of workshops and demonstrations, more than 100 artisans and crafters, a wide variety of food, a comprehensive healing arts area and a Children’s Universe, featuring stage performances for children, puppetry, workshops, playground equipment and babysitting services. Milepost 170.5 off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

July 25 – 30
New River Valley Fair
New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin
There’s a lot going on at the fair this year, every year ~ great entertainers, fun contests, wonderful exhibits, tasty food, farm animals and breath-taking midway rides. For more information, call 540-674-1548 or visit www.nrvfair.com
August 2 – 3
36th Annual Steppin’ Out
Downtown Blacksburg
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Featuring more than 150 crafters from all over the East Coast, and downtown merchants’ much-awaited final clearance sidewalk sales. The 36th Steppin’ Out, a Blacksburg tradition! Festival foods provided by the downtown restaurants. Three stages of live performance. Steppin’ Out is one of the region’s premier arts events. The Draper Mile Run is held on Friday!

August 9 – 10
Newport Agricultural Fair
Newport Fairgrounds
In its 80th year, this fair celebrates farm fresh food, animals and skills in baking, art, canning, handiwork and related talents. Horse pull, jousting and farm animal contests, horse show with more than 20 classes, vendors, food and fun for the whole family.

August 13
Saturday in the Park Classic Car Show
Bisset Park, Radford
Don’t miss a chance to enjoy Classic Cars in the NRV
Lucky (Rubber) Duck Race
Check www.visitradford.com for more information

August 27
Renew The New – New River Clean Up
Check www.visitradford.com for more information

August 27
Blues, Brews & BBQ
St Luke & Odd Fellows Hall, Gilbert St., Blacksburg, VA
BBQ tasting, visit breweries & enjoy fresh blues music by local astists. FREE Event

September 18
Annual Swingin’ to the ‘40s with The Old Pros Big Band
Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Relax & Enjoy Good Music

September 24
Pulaski Lords Acre Sale
Local churches and vendors will sell their homemade baked goods, crafts and more. Located at the NRV Fairgrounds, Rt. 100, Dublin, VA For more information call 540-980-0631.

September 24
Wilderness Trail Festival
Downtown Christiansburg
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rain or Shine!
Come celebrate history, culture, and tradition with the Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg at the Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival.
2016 marks the 43th anniversary of the Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival and the 5th year with the Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg as the managing organization. The festival is always a full day of fun and excitement for the entire family loaded with great local artisans and crafters, Blue Ridge Model A’s and Car Cruise In featuring classic cars & street rods, children’s area, craft demonstrators, and delicious food from area restaurants and other local vendors.

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