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Chef Charles Demo at the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival

Chef Charles Demo at the Carroll County Pumpkin Festival

September 28, 2019, 10:00am - September 28, 2019, 4:00pm

N Main St, Hillsville, VA 24343, United States Map

Charles Parker from the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace will be doing live cooking demonstrations of his "pumpkin chili" recipe and giving out free tastings at the Pumpkin Festival and Chili Shootout in Hillsville, VA. Charles will also be judging for Hillsville's Chili Competition! He will be tasting all chili entries and awarding the winner, based on preset criteria.... See MoreSee Less

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Grape Stomp Harvest Festival

Grape Stomp Harvest Festival

September 28, 2019, 11:00am - September 28, 2019, 5:00pm

MountainRose Vineyards
10439 N Reservoir Rd
Wise, VA  24293 Map

Fall in love with Harvest Time and join us for our treasured annual celebration! See how wine is made, have a wine tasting, enjoy a glass of your favorite wine and explore our collection! Enter our Annual Grape Stomp contest and have your photo on a wine bottle! PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR LUNCH RESERVATIONS! A MUST! (General Admission w/o lunch $5.00~Hayrides weather permitting) Event Schedule Winery Tours- 11am-1pm Luncheon- Noon-1:30 ($16 Adults/ $5 Kids) Face Painting/Tattoos- 2-3pm Vineyard Hayride Tours- 2pm & 4pm Grape Stomp Contest- 3pm ($25 entry fee) Wine and Grape Tastings All Day Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Caramel Apples for purchase! Lunch Menu! Adults $16- Soup Beans, Fried Potatoes, Cornbread, Sauerkraut, Mac/Cheese, Apple cobbler a-la mode Kids $5- Hot dogs, Chips, Mac/Cheese, ice cream/cobbler (Luncheon Menu subject to changes)... See MoreSee Less

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Big Walker Lookout September Events

Big Walker Lookout September Events

September 28, 2019, 12:00pm - September 28, 2019, 4:00pm+1September 29, 2019, 12:00pm - September 29, 2019, 4:00pm

Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd N37º 2.7641', W081º 13.6846'
Wytheville, VA  24382 Map

Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction: Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store is celebrating over 70 years in business. It has been owned and operated by the same family and features more than 25 local artisans, authors, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands. All Mountain Top Music concerts are free to the public. The performers donate their time and talent for our enjoyment so all tips and donations are accepted and encouraged! CD's are available for purchase. Please show your appreciation for these musicians and their music. Bring your lawn chairs, or use our picnic pavilion, and a picnic lunch, and get ready for an afternoon of good music, fun, and fellowship! Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, & delicious ice cream are available for purchase at Big Walker Lookout in the BW Country Store. These are free events. Sunday, September 1 Author: Linda Hoagland Craft: Angel Afghans Music: Mike Gray Saturday, September 7 Author: Zach Cooley Craft: Paul Lambert Music: Marty and Elaine Sunday, September 8 Music: Valley Grass Saturday, September 14 Author: Tom Fugate Music: Edith Shumate Sunday, September 15 Author: Oakley Dean Baldwin Music: Shanna Rae Saturday, September 21 Author: Kim Headlee Fundraiser: Lost Fantasy Rescue Music: Brush Creek Gospel Sunday, September 22 Author: Connie Wohlford Music: Davis Bradley Saturday, September 28 Music: Jim Crandall Sunday, September 29 Author: Tom Fugate Music: Central Pickers... See MoreSee Less

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Mediterranean Nights in October!

Mediterranean Nights in October!

October 3, 2019, 6:00pm - October 3, 2019, 7:30pm+3October 10, 2019, 6:00pm - October 10, 2019, 7:30pmOctober 17, 2019, 6:00pm - October 17, 2019, 7:30pmOctober 24, 2019, 6:00pm - October 24, 2019, 7:30pm

MountainRose Vineyards
10439 N Reservoir Rd
Wise, VA  24293 Map

We are excited to offer this program in October in partnership with the Wise County Extension office! You can sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/VCE-Wise-Mediterranean-Cuisine! Each class has a Mediterranean cuisine focus. Experience olive oil, cheese & wine tastings. Learn to prepare mouth-watering meals, using the healthy basics of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Use local foods & flavors too & see how they can be part of a healthy eating plan while you hear from local producers. Registration Deadline: September 30, 2019 Cost: $16 per class, or $60 for all 4 classes*. Payment Methods: Credit cards, cash and checks accepted**. Make checks payable to: Virginia Cooperative Extension Wise County. For questions about registration, please send an email to VCE Programs at vceprograms@vt.edu. For questions about this course offering, please contact Emily Wells, Wise County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences at pomfrey@vt.edu, or call the Wise County Extension Office at 276-328-6194.... See MoreSee Less

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Meet the Author: Linda Hudson Hoagland

Meet the Author: Linda Hudson Hoagland

October 5, 2019, 12:00pm - October 5, 2019, 4:00pm+2October 19, 2019, 12:00pm - October 19, 2019, 4:00pmOctober 20, 2019, 12:00pm - October 20, 2019, 4:00pm

Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd N37º 2.7641', W081º 13.6846'
Wytheville, VA  24382 Map

Big Walker Lookout continues the 2019 "Meet the Author" series with a warm welcome to local author Linda Hudson Hoagland. Linda is a retired school employee from Tazewell, VA. She writes fiction, nonfiction, essay, short stories, and poetry. She is an award winning novelist who writes mysteries and about her life and lives of others. Books will be available for purchase on site. Come out and meet this terrific local author, and enjoy this fun event with us!! Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands. Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, & delicious ice cream are available for purchase at Big Walker Lookout in the BW Country Store. This is a free event. https://www.facebook.com/lindahudsonhoagland/... See MoreSee Less

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Country Store Craft Corner: Paul Lambert

Country Store Craft Corner: Paul Lambert

October 5, 2019, 12:00pm - October 5, 2019, 4:00pm

Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd N37º 2.7641', W081º 13.6846'
Wytheville, VA  24382 Map

Big Walker Lookout introduces "Country Store Craft Corner" with a warm welcome to local artisan Paul Lambert and his handmade wooden furniture. Items will be available for purchase on site. Come out and meet this terrific local artisan, and enjoy this fun event with us!! Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, & delicious ice cream are available for purchase at Big Walker Lookout in the BW Country Store. This is a free event. Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands.... See MoreSee Less

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BW Craft Corner: Angel Afghans

BW Craft Corner: Angel Afghans

October 5, 2019, 12:00pm - October 5, 2019, 4:00pm+2October 19, 2019, 12:00pm - October 19, 2019, 4:00pmOctober 20, 2019, 12:00pm - October 20, 2019, 4:00pm

Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd N37º 2.7641', W081º 13.6846'
Wytheville, VA  24382 Map

Big Walker Lookout introduces "Country Store Craft Corner" with a warm welcome to local artisan Linda Hoagland and her Angel Afghans. Linda's afghans have an angel design crocheted into each one. Choose from the different designs and colors she has created. Afghans will be available for purchase on site. Come out and meet this terrific local artisan, and enjoy this fun event with us!! Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands. Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, & delicious ice cream are available for purchase at Big Walker Lookout in the BW Country Store.... See MoreSee Less

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Wise County Famous Fall Fling

Wise County Famous Fall Fling

October 12, 2019, 12:00pm - October 13, 2019, 5:00pm

Wise, Virginia
Wise, VA  24293 Map

Arts…Crafts…Food…Music!!! Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, and on the Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, Wise is “the place to be” during the second weekend each October! Held downtown in Wise and on the lawn of the historic courthouse while fall color is at its peak, the event features over 125 vendors selling crafts, food, jewelry, and more. Live traditional music ranging from banjos to bagpipes is played at Big Glades Square on Main Street. The Fall Fling also features essay, photo and art contests, a 5K race, a great Kids Korner, and once again this year, the Anything Apples Contest. We can't wait to see you this year as we celebrate our 2019 theme: "Welcome Home"! For more information visit our Facebook page & website, wisefallfling.com!... See MoreSee Less

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Meet the Author: Tom Perry

Meet the Author: Tom Perry

October 12, 2019, 2:00pm - October 12, 2019, 4:00pm

Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd N37º 2.7641', W081º 13.6846'
Wytheville, VA  24382 Map

Big Walker Lookout continues the 2019 "Meet the Author" series with a warm welcome to local author Tom Perry. Books will be available for purchase on site. Come out and meet this terrific local author, and enjoy this fun event with us!! Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, & delicious ice cream are available for purchase at Big Walker Lookout in the BW Country Store. This is a free event. Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands.... See MoreSee Less

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Meet the Author: Cyrus Alderwood

Meet the Author: Cyrus Alderwood

October 13, 2019, 12:00pm - October 13, 2019, 4:00pm

Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd N37º 2.7641', W081º 13.6846'
Wytheville, VA  24382 Map

Big Walker Lookout continues the 2019 "Meet the Author" series with a warm welcome to local author Cyrus Alderwood. Born in Ft. Lauderdale and raised in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia, Alderwood brings a unique and creative style to his work. Often referred to as unconventional, he writes across multiple genres that include horror and comedy. In his work Tales From the Sunset Pub you’ll see that range in the various stories that are based on a group of savages from Cincinnati that he calls friends. Alderwood prides himself on being an avid reader, not holding allegiance to any specific genre. Many of his favorite authors, and those that influence him, are John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy, and countless independent and self-published authors like himself. You can also follow Cyrus on Facebook and Twitter @CyrusAlderwood. Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands. Books will be available for purchase on site. Come out and meet this terrific local author, and enjoy this fun event with us!! Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, & delicious ice cream are available for purchase at Big Walker Lookout in the BW Country Store.... See MoreSee Less

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Meet the Author: Andrea Brunias

Meet the Author: Andrea Brunias

October 19, 2019, 2:00pm - October 19, 2019, 4:00pm

Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd N37º 2.7641', W081º 13.6846'
Wytheville, VA  24382 Map

Big Walker Lookout continues the 2019 "Meet the Author" series with a warm welcome to local author Andrea Brunias. Andrea Brunais, author of HILLBILLY DRUG BABY: THE STORY, set in Southwest Virginia and Bluefield, West Virginia, is an award-winning author and former journalist who spent 30 years as an editor, reporter and columnist for Media General, Creative Loafing and Knight Ridder newspapers. A freelance writer published in both fiction and nonfiction genres, she has won more than half a dozen nationwide writing awards. These include Silver medalist, fiction, for her 2015 novel, NIGHT OF THE LITANI, set in Florida, and a Robert Kennedy Journalism Award for investigative reporting. Her freelance work is published in outlets such as the Christian Science Monitor, TravelPulse.com, DuPont Registry and Appalachian Voice. Her newspaper honors include first place in commentary from the Florida Press Club, a Robert Kennedy Journalism Award, and first place in the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers competition. She works at Virginia Tech and is the creator and executive producer of the web-episode series Save Our Towns. Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands. Books will be available for purchase on site. Come out and meet this terrific local author, and enjoy this fun event with us!! Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, & delicious ice cream are available for purchase at Big Walker Lookout in the BW Country Store. This is a free event.... See MoreSee Less

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Feast of Your Life with Miriam Sauls & Vernessa Riley-Foelix

Feast of Your Life with Miriam Sauls & Vernessa Riley-Foelix

October 24, 2019, 9:00am - October 24, 2019, 5:30pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

Join us to explore The Feast of Your Life through memoir writing and visual arts at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace taught by Miriam Sauls and Vernessa Foelix. For inspiration for our workshop, we’ll look at food and the role it has played in both our lives and in our culture. We will spend some time "sifting the ingredients" of our lives to access our own food memories using writing exercises, examining both the "sweet and savory" ways food may affect us. We will talk about vivid writing and form and color, and we will use words and drawing and painting and collage to respond to the memories and sensations of our experiences. All of our work will be done in a safe and supportive environment where process, exploration, and creative play will be our focus. You will leave satiated with fine food, with some new writing and art skills, with a book of your own showing your work for the day (but with room to continue expanding your new techniques and ideas), with an extensive bibliography of resources about food, and with new friends because there is no better way to make friends than creating and feasting together around the table. Miriam Sauls is from North Carolina. She has published articles and essays in local, state, and national magazines and works as a producer and documentary filmmaker. She holds a Master's Degree in English and a Certificate in Documentary Studies. Vernessa Foelix lives in Switzerland and has shown her artwork in many venues internationally. She teaches painting and English. She holds a Master's Degree in Art Education and has offered workshops in Europe and the USA. Chef Charles Parker is the SWVA Cultural Center Culinary Ambassador. He fell in love with food at age 5 and plans to help others do the same, while celebrating local farmers, growers and producers. Join us for this inspiring event! • Date: October 24, 2019 • Time: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM • Price: $150 • Registration cap of 12 (Only 12 tickets are available) Sponsors: Katbird's Wine and Gourmet Peyton Boyd A Likely Yarn / Janet Woolwine Park Street Guest House / Janet Woolwine... See MoreSee Less

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Meet the Author: Kim Headlee

Meet the Author: Kim Headlee

October 27, 2019, 12:00pm - October 27, 2019, 4:00pm

Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd N37º 2.7641', W081º 13.6846'
Wytheville, VA  24382 Map

Big Walker Lookout continues the 2019 "Meet the Author" series with a warm welcome to local author Kim Headlee and her Celtic novels. Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store has been owned and operated by the same family for over 70 years. It features more than 25 local artisans, crafters, and musicians that demonstrate their talents each weekend from May through October. Local authors do book signings and have books for sale all summer long. Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer's Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands. Books will be available for purchase on site. Come out and meet this terrific local author, and enjoy this fun event with us!! Hot dogs, snacks, drinks, & delicious ice cream are available for purchase at Big Walker Lookout in the BW Country Store. This is a free event.... See MoreSee Less

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