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Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Test your mettle on a run through the hills, dales and woodlands of Poplar Forest plantation. Join the Jamerson YMCA and Poplar Forest for the annual Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run and take on the obstacles—climbing walls, balancing teeter-totters, flipping tires and trenching through mud—placed along the way. The competition is open to […]

44th Annual Woolly Worm Festival

Historic Banner Elk School 185 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk

The Annual Woolly Worm Festival takes place the third weekend in October in downtown Banner Elk. This festival is annually attended by an estimated 20,000 guests. The Woolly Worm festival is one of the High Country’s largest and most unique festivals. Up to 1,000 worm racers vie for the top position and the honor of having […]


Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn. Join Poplar Forest in celebrating Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine with tastings from more than a dozen regional wineries. Enjoy live performances by local musicians; graze on foods by local […]

Museum Store Sunday – All Weekend!

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Celebrate Museum Store Sunday all weekend with Poplar Forest. Discover unique gifts for everyone on your list at the Poplar Forest Museum Shop this holiday season! Enter a wreath raffle. Enjoy special savings on remarkable stocking stuffers and special gifts, and help support Poplar Forest in the process. Admission to the Museum Shop is free; […]

Christmas Open House

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm 1934 Matney Flats Rd, Wytheville

Join us for our annual Christmas Open house. Once again we will have 2 days of shopping, pampering and enjoying tasty treats. Serendipity will be turned into a shopper's delight with food, music and lots of gift giving ideas. Purchase an ornament off our tree to receive a special discount with the discounted amount going […]