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2014 Calendar of Events - Highland County, Virginia

 


Community or civic organizations are invited to contact the Highland County Chamber of Commerce to put their event on this calendar.

 


 

Maple Queen Contest • Saturday 22 February at 7:00 p.m.• Highland High School Gymnasium • Monterey VA • Sponsored by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce • Entry fee • 540-468-2550
Maple Queen Ball • Saturday 22 February from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.• Blue Grass Ruritan Building • Blue Grass VA • Sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritan Club • Entry fee • 540-468-2550
 


Highland Maple Festival • 8 - 9 & 15 - 16 (Sat. - Sun.) March • Monterey VA • Sugar camp tours, pancake and buckwheat cake breakfasts, arts & crafts, Blue Grass music and clogging • 540-468-2550
Maple Festival Lamb Kebab or Vegetarian Dinners • 8 & 15 March (Saturdays only) from noon to 6 p.m. • The Highland Center, Spruce St. - Monterey VA • 540-468-1922
Civil War Camp and Home-life Reenactment • Saturday 8 March • Highland County Musem • McDowell VA • 540-396-4478




Kid's Fish Day NWTF Little Switzerland Strutters' Jake's Event • Saturday 26 April • Rt. 678 - South of McDowell, VA • Events: 22 Rifle Range, Air Rifle Range, Mock Turkey Hunt, Parker Bow Shoot, Fire Safety, Basic Survival, and Fishing • Registration begins at 9 AM • Contact: Mike Patterson 540-487-0269 or Dale Burns 540-396-3384



Wheelin' Sportsman Event
• Saturday 17 May • 10:30 AM • Fishing, target shooting, many other activities and prizes • Food will be available • Tim Duff Farm on Route 84, southwest of Monterey, VA • Sponsored by Little Switzerland Strutters, Highland County Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation • Contact for more information: Brad Gumm at 540-499-2044, Bob Ralston at 540-396-3465, Michael Hilbert at 540-468-2250
Staunton Music Festival Free Concert • Saturday 24 May • 4 PM • McDowell Presbyterian Church • Performers: Staunton Music Festival artists Martin Davids (Baroque violin) and Carsten Schmidt (harpsichord) • Click for more info
T-Ball begins • Immediately following school • Monterey VA • Sponsored by the Highland Recreation Department • 540-468-2978


 


Farmers' Market • Fridays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. • The Highland Center, Spruce St. - Monterey VA • 540-468-1922
Swimming Pool Opening • June (after graduation) • Sponsored by the Highland Recreation Department • Monterey VA • 540-468-2978
Old Time Fiddler's Convention • 19 - 22 June• Highland County Fairgrounds •
For more information: 540-468-3073
Hunter's Heritage Annual Banquet and Membership Drive • Thursday 19 June • 5 PM • Join us for an evening of games, raffles, silent and live auction, food and fun • Held at Peppermin Farm on Rt 642--approximately 8/10 mile off Rt 220 near Blue Grass, VA • Sponsored by Little Switzerland Strutters Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation • To purchase tickets in advance, please contact Brad Gumm at 540-499-2044, Bob Ralston at 540-396-3465 or Michael Hilbert at 540-468-2250
Artists’ Weekend • 27 - 28 June (Friday & Saturday) • Monterey VA • A two-day outdoor painting event • Sponsored by the Highland County Arts Council • 540-468-2916

 

Swim Lessons Begin • Sponsored by the Highland Recreation Department • Monterey VA • 540-468-2978
Farmers' Market • Fridays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. • The Highland Center, Spruce St. - Monterey VA • 540-468-1922
4th of July Children’s Parade • Friday 4 July. (Starts promptly at 5 p.m.) • Blue Grass VA • Sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritan Club • 540-468-2550
Blue Grass Ruritan Club Lawn Party • Friday 4 July from 6 p.m. • Sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritans • Food (pay for what you eat!) and games • 540-468-2550
Lions Club Street Dance • Saturday 12 July • BBQ meal, bluegrass music, square dancing, cake walks and clogging • Spruce Street - Monterey, VA
 VAST Rocket Launch • Saturday 12 July beginning at 11a.m. • Jack Mountain Village near Monterey VA • Come and watch rockets both big and small as well as launch your own • 540-280-8908.

 

 


Farmers' Market • Fridays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. • The Highland Center, Spruce St. - Monterey VA • 540-468-1922
 Highland County Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner • Friday 1 August • Starting at 5 p.m. • Monterey Firehouse
Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge • Saturday 2 August • Monterey VA • Participants will enjoy breathtakingly beautiful rural countryside in Virginia's Western highlands • 540-468-2550
 VAST Rocket Launch • Saturday 2 August beginning at 11a.m. • Jack Mountain Village near Monterey VA • Come and watch rockets both big and small as well as launch your own • 540-280-8908.
Mill Gap Ruritan Earth Roast • Saturday 9 August . • Mill Gap Ruritain Grounds (Mill Gap). • Enjoy a country-style picnic and delicious food. • Contact: 540-468-2550
Blue Grass Valley Music Festival • 8, 9 & 10 August • Blue Grass, VA • Featuring local food, regional talent, picturesque surroundings
Highland County Fair • 27 - 30 August (Wed. - Sat.) • Monterey VA • Virginia's oldest continuously running county fair

 

 

 


Farmers' Market • Fridays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. • The Highland Center, Spruce St. - Monterey VA • 540-468-1922
VAST Rocket Launch • Saturday 6 September beginning at 11a.m. • Jack Mountain Village near Monterey VA • Come and watch rockets both big and small as well as launch your own • 540-280-8908.






 

 VAST Rocket Launch • Saturday 4 October beginning at 11a.m. • Jack Mountain Village near Monterey VA • Come and watch rockets both big and small as well as launch your own • 540-280-8908.
 Hands & Harvest Festival 10 - 12 October • Monterey VA • Arts & crafts, clogging, cider making & tasting and seasonal foods • 540-468-2550
Farmers' Market
10 - 12 October • 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Friday), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sunday) • Produce, flowers, baked goods, crafts • The Highland Center, Spruce Street • Monterey VA • 540-468-1922
Used Book Sale
• 10 - 12 October • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Friday), 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday), 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Sunday) • Highland County Public Library • Monterey VA • 540-468-2550
SPCA Annual Sweater Sale • 10 - 12 October • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Friday & Saturday), 11 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Sunday) • The Highland Center, Spruce Street • Monterey VA • 540-468-2550
Highland Co. Humane Society Family Fun Day • 11 October • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Silent Auction & flea Market, face painting, pony rides, cake walk and games • Rabies & Microchip Clinic (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) • Monterey Fire Department • Monterey, VA
Fair Lawn Farm • 11 & 12 October • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m (Saturday) &12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Sunday) • "Pick Your Own Pumpkins & Gourds", Kettle Cooked Apple Butter, Fresh Eggs, Cider Tasting • Mill Gap VA • 540-468-3094
Laurel Fork Sap Suckers • 11 October 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Kettle cooked apple butter, pumpkins, music, bonfire, apple pie & ice cream Tent camping Friday & Saturday nightsHightown VA 540-468-2289
Southernmost Maple Products • 10 & 11 October (Friday & Saturday only) from 9 a.m. • Maple Pork BBQ, Chicken Dinners, Blue Grass music and Maple donuts • All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet (4-8 p.m.) • Bolar VA • 540-468-2682
Ginseng Mountain Store "Open House" • 11 & 12 October • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday) & 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Sunday) • Door prizes, Store discounts, and Lamb, Beef & Marinade tasting on the front porch • Forks of The Water, VA • 540-474-3663
BBQ Chicken Benefit Dinner • Staurday 11 October • 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Word of Faith Church • Monterey, VA • All proceeds will benefit those in need • 540-468-2592




  Community or civic organizations are invited to contact the Highland County Chamber of Commerce to put their event on this calendar.


Wintertide • 5 - 7 December • Monterey VA • Celebrate the season in Victorian communities in the mountains of Western Virginia • Tree lighting service on 6 December at 6 p.m. • Christmas concert on 6 December at 8 p.m.• 540-468-2550
Holiday Treasures Market & Open House • 5 - 7 December from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The Highland Center, Spruce Street • Monterey VA • 540-468-1922
Blue Grass Ruritan Oyster Dinner • 13 December • Blue Grass, VA • 540-474-3566

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 223 • Monterey VA 24465
Tel (540) 468-2550 • Fax (540) 468-2551
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