ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – After a gap year due to COVID-19, the Virginia Highlands Festival is returning to Abingdon with a change of venue.
In a press release festival organizers announced that this year’s festivities will take place at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, complete with a 6,000 square foot “Grand Hall” for the flagship event: the Juried Antiques and Vintage Show.
Antique shoppers can visit the show for $5 a day from July 23 to August 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or $20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on July 23’s Early Bird opportunity.
Festival goers can also look forward to live music under a tent outside.
Activity topics include:
- Juried Fine Art and Photography Exhibits – Submission information available June 1
- Food Trucks
- Culinary Arts
- Local History events
- Outdoor Adventures
Other headliner events include Writer’s Day, where for $30 guests can participate in creative and emotional writing lessons.
The festival’s Juried Arts and Crafts Show will take place at its traditional site each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Barter Green, the release said. The two festival sites will be linked by a shuttle service. Public admission will be free.
For more information regarding event lineup and personal submissions, click here.