NRV Map & Events 2023

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Farmers Markets & Community Social Sites

Radford ~ 1122 E. Main St.

Saturdays, May - October

Draper Valley ~ Draper Mercantile

Saturdays, May – October

Pulaski ~ Historic Train Station

Tuesdays, May - October

Pearisburg ~ Wenanoh Ave. Saturdays, May – October

Narrows ~ Monroe St. Thursdays, May – October

Christiansburg ~ 1600 N. Franklin St. Thursdays, May – October, 3-7 p.m.

Recreation Center Parking Lot

Floyd ~ 203 S. Locust St.

Saturdays and Thursdays, May – December

Winter Market, January – April*

[*depending on weather and available produce] www.floydfarmersmarket.org

Blacksburg ~ Draper and Roanoke St. Saturdays, year round

Wednesdays, year round, hours vary seasonally Corner Draper and Roanoke, Blacksburg www.blacksburgfarmersmarket.com

Honky

County Lions Club Flea Market

June 8-11

Annual Henry Reed Memorial Celebration

Fiddle, banjo, music competitions, shows, workshops,

June 11, 1-4 p.m.

Loyalist in the Backcountry

Living history presentation

Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Newbern

June 15, 6 p.m.

Cherokee Culture

Ren “Warrior Wolf” Herdman presenter Partnership event with state park and Wilderness Road

Regional Museum

Waters Edge Meeting Facility

Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin

June 16-18

Rodeo Extravaganza for St. Jude’s

New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin

June 17

Annual Summer Solstice Festival, 1-11 p.m.

Live music, midway games, children activities, food, beer garden, street performers & dog parade Downtown Blacksburg

June 18

Juneteenth

Partnership event with Calfee Cultural and Community Center

Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Newbern

June 22, 6-8 p.m.

Crooked Road Artisans, Music and Fun

Rock House Marina, Dublin

June 22-24

Spikenard Summer Festival

Learn and observe beekeeping up close and personal

Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, Floyd

June 24 Horse Show

New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin

June 23-25

“Dirty Dancing” Theme Weekend Dance lessons, dance parties and more Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke

June 24, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Floyd House & Garden Tour

Stunning homes and gardens around Floyd County Floydartcenter.org for tickets and map

June 24-25, noon-6 p.m.

Lavender Festival

Beautiful country setting, live music, wine. Beliveau Farm Winery, Blacksburg

July 1, 4-6:30 p.m.

Spirit of America: Independence Day Ceremony, celebration, food, music, vendors Historic Smithfield, Blacksburg

4th of July Celebrations!

Parades, music, fanfare, flag waving and fireworks throughout the New River Valley celebrating independence and freedom

July 1-2, noon-6 p.m.

Lavender Festival

Beautiful country setting, live music, wine. Beliveau Farm Winery, Blacksburg

August 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Pirate Festival

Come in pirate garb or not, pirate music, dancing. Rockhouse Marina, Claytor Lake

August 25-27

“Dirty Dancing” Theme Weekend Dance lessons, dance parties and more Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke

August 26

3-7 p.m./concert begins 5 p.m.

10th Anniversary Open House

Performances, art, children’s activities, learning, giveaways Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

September 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Floyd Livestock & County Fair

Celebrating agricultural heritage, livestock shows, demos,petting zoo, horseback rides, live music Floyd Family Campground, 2697 Franklin Pike SE, Floyd

zone, pop up boutiques, family fun to the max Sinkland Farms, Route 8/ Riner Road, Christiansburg

July 24-28

Summer Camp

Eastern Woodland Theme

Wilderness Road Regional Museum, Newbern

July 24-29

New River Valley Fair

Livestock, food, rides, evening events, blast for everyone!

New River Fairgrounds, Dublin

July 28-30

Sunflower Festival

Note: Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

200,000 sunflowers! Vendors, food trucks, awesome kid zone, pop up boutiques, family fun to the max Sinkland Farms, Route 8/ Riner Road, Christiansburg

July 28-30

“Dirty Dancing” Theme Weekend

Dance lessons, dance parties and more Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke

July 28-30

Mary Draper Ingles Festival

Honoring the legacy of one strong, resilient, determined frontier heroine, woman, activities, history, food and drink across three locations.

Glencoe Mansion, Ingles Farm, Longway Brewing, Radford

July 30–Aug. 3

Virginia Tech String Project Camp

For rising 2nd to 12th graders

New to strings or already playing, learn or sharpen skills and play at Steppin’ Out! stringproject@vt.edu, 540-231-0416

August 4-5, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Annual Steppin’ Out Festival

More than 150 booths, food, drink, live entertainment. Downtown Blacksburg

August 4-6

The Beekeeping Experience: Fall Gathering

Plans for fall and winter, explore bee’s ecosystem, open to Beekeepers including beginners Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, Floyd

August 11-12

Newport Agricultural Fair

More than 80 years, oldest agricultural fair in VA. Kid rides, food, games, horse show, horse pull, live music. Saturday night fireworks. Newport

October 1, 7 p.m.

Mountain Stage with Kathy Mattea

Awesome radio show features performances by legends and newcomers to the country and bluegrass music.

Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

October 7, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Floyd County Arts & Crafts Festival

Floyd High School, Floyd

October 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pearisburg Scarecrow Festival

Family fun with vendors, food, scarecrow contest.

Downtown Pearisburg

October 7, 7:30 p.m.

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily

Love in Exile Trio

Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

October 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Jeeps, Jared & Jumbalaya

September 9, 5-9 p.m.

Rockin’ Main Street Concert Series Main Street, Christiansburg

September 16-17, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pulaski County Lions Club Flea Market

Admission, free parking

NRV Fairgrounds, Rt. 100, Dublin

September 16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

50th Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival

Vendors, kids fun, music, food, classic cars, raffles, silent auction, craft demos

Downtown Christiansburg

September 16, 1–5 p.m.

Blacksburg Brew Do

Craft beer festival + wonderful food, live music

Historic Smithfield, Blacksburg

September 15-17

“Dirty Dancing” Theme Weekend

Dance lessons, dance parties and more

Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke

September 21-23

Fall Equinox Festival

Celebration of fall with special learning opportunities and fun events

Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, Floyd

September 22, 7:30 p.m.

Brentano String Quartet

Features leading violist and Julliard faculty member

Hsin-Yun Huang

Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

September 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

NRV Sheep & Goat Festival

NRV Fairgrounds, Dublin

September 25

Golf Tournament

Hosted by Blacksburg Battles Cancer

Blacksburg Country Club, Ellett Valley, Blacksburg

September 26, 7:30 p.m.

The Book of Life

Rwandan writer and activist shares life perspectives

Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

October Weekends

Pumpkin Festival

Live music, family activities, art & crafts, corn maze & hay rides, more!

Sinkland Farms, Route 8/ Riner Road, Christiansburg

November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Javon Jackson with Nikki Giovanni and Nnenna Freelon

Historic collaboration for an intimate jazz performance of Hymns, spirituals and gospel numbers Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

November 4, 7:30 a.m.

Eastern Divide Ultra Race Pembroke

November 8-9, 7:30 p.m.

Seongbukdong

November

Rock House Marina, Dublin

October 9, 7:30 p.m.

Winona LaDuke

The Next Energy Economy

Native American grass-roots organizer and activist Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

October 12, 7 p.m.

Fire Parade Town of Pulaski

October 12, 7:30 p.m.

Garage Dance Ensemble

Contemporary dance-theatre performance in English Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

October 14, 5-9 p.m.

Rockin’ Main Street Concert Series Main Street, Christiansburg

October 14-15

Newbern Fall Festival

Vendors, arts and crafts, music, food, family fun Hosted by the Newbern Volunteer Fire Dept Main Street, Newbern

October 14

Radford Highlanders Festival

Heavyweight games, Celtic music, sheepherding, vendors, fun for all ages Radford University Campus

October 19, 7:30 p.m.

Vox Luminis

Renowned Belgian early music vocal and instrumental ensemble

Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

October 27, 7:30 p.m.

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Vintage jazz vibes and a musical trip around the world

Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg

October 27-29

“Dirty Dancing” Theme Weekend Dance lessons, dance parties and more Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke

October 28

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Randolph Park, Pulaski

October 29

Hallowe’en, noon – 4 p.m.

Celebrate arrival of Fall, pumpkin patch, live music, sweet treats, demos

Historic Smithfield, Blacksburg

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30, 7 and 9 p.m. Deantoni Parks Experimental composer and percussionist creates fascinating sonic experiences in progressive styles Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg
2, 4 p.m. Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Spectacular Cherished tradition in a spirited holiday event Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg December 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Winterfest Randolph Park, Pulaski December 10, noon–4 p.m. Yuletide Holiday event with hot drinks, music, sweets, crafts and family photos Historic Smithfield, Blacksburg December 17, 4 p.m. Blacksburg Master Chorale Messiah One of the most iconic works of the holiday season performed by more than 80 singers Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg © 2023 Country Media, Inc. Country Media, Inc. will not knowingly publish any advertisement that is illegal or misleading to its readers. Neither the advertiser nor Country Media, Inc. will be responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, or typographical errors. The publisher assumes no financial liability for copy omissions by Country Media, Inc. other than the cost of the space occupied by the error. No claim shall be allowed for errors not affecting the value of the advertisement. Paid advertising does not represent an endorsement by this publication. Content cannot be reproduced without written consent from Country Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Real Estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968. Original artwork designed by: Seungmi Kwon Giannina Vera FourDesign Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts 203 Draper Road | Blacksburg, VA 24061 wearefourdesign.com A publication of: Country Media, Inc. P.O. Box 11816 Blacksburg, VA 24062 nrvmagazine.com 540-961-2015 540-599-2002 Online at: nrvmagazine.com 2023 V rg n asMtnP ayground com Events
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