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I bet most of us have an example of a vacation that didn’t go as planned. A road was closed, a parking lot was full, traffic slowed or halted your progress to your destination. It throws a wrench into your travel plans and can even derail your trip. So, what should you do to help prepare for the unexpected? Here are nine practical tips for planning a successful Blue Ridge Parkway road trip. Read More
The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding mountain communities in both Virginia and North Carolina have a long and storied history as an arts and culture destination. Traditional artisans still practice their crafts, while up and coming artists forge ahead in new techniques and cutting edge creativity. Read More
Ring in the 2022 holiday season by joining us for A Smithfield Yuletide! Join us on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Gather with your loved ones ‘round the cozy heat of the Smithfield Yule Log in our Pavilion and enjoy tea with sweet bites provided by Blue… Read More
Ride along for our green tour of the Floyd and Meadows of Dan areas of the BRP in Virginia. We share our adventure of scenic beauty and wildlife, local food, brews and wine - and the best in sustainable lodging for all budgets. From quirky to luxury to antiques and hardware, we saw it all. Read More
90+ regional artists exhibiting and selling work in a series of six juried shows. Mediums include paint, glass, photography, metals, wood, and more. Free admission & parking shuttle. Park Avenue, 10am-5pm… Read More
90+ regional artists exhibiting and selling work in a series of six juried shows. Mediums include paint, glass, photography, metals, wood, and more. Free admission & parking shuttle. Park Avenue, 10am-5pm… Read More
90+ regional artists exhibiting and selling work in a series of six juried shows. Mediums include paint, glass, photography, metals, wood, and more. Free admission & parking shuttle. Park Avenue, 10am-5pm… Read More
90+ regional artists exhibiting and selling work in a series of six juried shows. Mediums include paint, glass, photography, metals, wood, and more. Free admission & parking shuttle. Park Avenue, 10am-5pm… Read More
90+ regional artists exhibiting and selling work in a series of six juried shows. Mediums include paint, glass, photography, metals, wood, and more. Free admission & parking shuttle. Park Avenue, 10am-5pm… Read More
Four times each summer, the green at the Historic Banner Elk School comes to life with Art on the Greene, featuring quality, hand-made arts and crafts from select regional and national artisans. The final installment takes place Labor Day weekend. The number of artists exhibiting at each show ranges… Read More