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FALL 2019

Fall Events at the PEAKS OF OTTER 9/15/19, 5:00 PM

Jefferson at the Peaks

Discover one of Virginia’s most legendary landscapes, Sharp Top Mountain, with one of the most legendary Virginians - Thomas Jefferson! Overnight and dinner only rates are available. Reservations are required; call 866-387-9905.

and Bedford. Henry Boitnott sings back-up vocals and plays mandolin and guitar in the group but is also a fine banjo player. Henry, along with his wife Judy, and Cammie Collier, were the founding members of Virginia Carolina in 1998. Judy sings lead and back-up vocals and plays bass with the group. Bob is the newest member of the band and plays guitar. Harvey sings lead and back-up vocals and plays banjo for the group but also plays mandolin, guitar and bass. Click the link below for full event details.

Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway

edge of Abbott Lake to see the night sky in all its glory while listening to sky lore and fascinating sky facts! A jacket is recommended and a flashlight is helpful. 11/16/19, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Poplar Forest’s Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

10/5/19, 8:00 PM

The Lives of the Stars

9/22/19, 2:00 PM

2019 Peaks of Otter Free Music Concert Series

People have visited the Peaks of Otter for the past 8,000 years. Stop by Abbott Lake this summer to continue the tradition and enjoy a free music concert nestled under the three Peaks of Otter. This concert date features The Virginia-Carolina Band. The Virginia-Carolina Band is a traditional blue grass and gospel music band made up on four musicians from Roanoke


Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003, for engaging presentations about outer space! How do the stars, including our Sun, shine? How are they born, how do they live, and - ultimately die? You’ll never look at the stars the same after you learn their secrets. • “The Peaks Under the Stars” - If the sky is clear after the presentation, guests will move outdoors to the lawn area at the

Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

returns to Poplar Forest. The festival, which celebrates Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine, features tastings from over a dozen of Virginia’s finest wineries. Funds raised by the festival support the ongoing restoration, preservation and interpretation of the Founding Father’s secluded Bedford County retreat. Enjoy a 15% discount when you stay two nights at the Peaks of Otter Lodge during the festival! Visit the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival Package page for full package and festival link details at: packages-and-deals/wine-festival

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There are also less strenuous trails for the uninitiated. And lots of shops and galleries for people who like to walk around indoors. 800.852.9506



Find fun things to do in the Mountains! Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina. Fall events and ideas.


Find fun things to do in the Mountains! Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina. Fall events and ideas.