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VIRGINIA

CHILHOWIE • MARION • SALTVILLE • SUGAR GROVE • ATKINS

Live Performances

Museum of the Middle Appalachians

Hungry Mother State Park

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MAPS TRAILS DINING LODGING SHOPPING THINGS TO DO TION OUTDOOR RECREA

CALL 877-255-9928 FOR FREE GUIDES. Smyth, Wythe and Grayson Counties of Southwestern Virginia

Smyth, Wythe and Grayson Counties of Southwestern Virginia

GUIDE TO

GUIDE TO

GREAT FLY FISHING

GREAT FLY FISHING

in Southwest Virginia’s Blue Ridge Highlands

Southwest Virginia

Trails

in Southwest Virginia’s Blue Ridge Highlands

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Smyth County Tourism Regional Visitor Center

Wytheville Regional Visitor Center

408 Whitetop Road Chilhowie, VA 24319 Exit 35, I-81

975 Tazewell Street Wytheville, VA 24382 Exit 70, I-81

Phone: (276) 646-3306 Phone: (276) 223-3355 Fax: (276) 223-3443 Fax: (276) 646-3301 Toll Free: (877) 255-9928 Toll Free: (877) 347-8307 VisitWytheville.com VisitVirginiaMountains.com The Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries Virginia Tourism Corporation 50M - 9/2014 Mountain Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Motorcycle and Sports Car Trail Guides

MOUNTAIN EMPIRE

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Request Your Guide to GREAT FLY FISHING Detailed Maps & Info

Explore the Hiking, Biking and Horseback Trails of Smyth County

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FALL 2019

From Pumpkins to Pale Ales, Elkin has Fun Fall Festivals

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lkin, a trails town on the Yadkin River not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway, has two fun festivals on tap this fall. The first is the 23rd annual Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, followed by the fourth annual Big Elkin Brewfest on Saturday, Oct. 26. The pumpkin festival takes place on Main Street and features the nationally-sanctioned Southeast Great Pumpkin Weigh Off. Farmers from several states bring their most prodigious pumpkins to compete for the top prize. Last year’s winner weighed a state-record 1,583 pounds. “They are so big we have to use two fork lifts to put them onto a giant net and ease them down to a huge calibrated scale,” says Myra Cook, president of the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event. “The growers come from all over. We get them from North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Florida. The growers are serious about these giant pumpkins.” Main Street is alive with activity throughout the Pumpkin Festival

with crafts, food trucks, children’s events and a farmer’s market. There are also competitions for the largest watermelon and gourd. Come October, plan to sample a cornucopia of North Carolina craft beer at the Big Elkin Brewfest. The festival moved to late October last fall to take advantage of cooler temperatures and will incorporate a new wrinkle this year – a Halloween theme complete with costume contest. The “Boos & Brews” theme should make for an afternoon of fun the last Saturday in October alongside Big Elkin Creek at Elkin Municipal Park. “This is our first year with the Halloween theme, so we are very excited to see all the costumes and the atmosphere it will bring to the park Halloween weekend,” Cook says. A lineup of 12-14 breweries will be headlined by local brewers Angry Troll and Skull Camp. There will be live music on the stage and plenty of food from food trucks. The brewfest lasts from 1-6 p.m.

For more info about the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival on Sept. 28 and the Big Elkin Brewfest on Oct. 26, call 336-526-1111 or visit www.YadkinValley.org.

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BLUE RIDGE DIGEST - FALL 2019 ISSUE  

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

BLUE RIDGE DIGEST - FALL 2019 ISSUE  

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

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