Norton and the surrounding High Knob Region have a variety of festivals to enjoy that highlight the region’s cultural heritage, music, seasons, outdoor adventures, and more!
Started by the late Dr. Ralph Stanley, the festival celebrates old-time bluegrass music. The festival is held in May.
Held in the Town of Big Stone Gap in May, the festival celebrates traditions of old-time, bluegrass, and Americana music in the Appalachian region.
The Virginia Master Naturalists’ High Knob Chapter hosts this annual celebration of Pine Mountain’s flora and fauna in May.
This weeklong summer festival in downtown Norton features activities for the entire family. The festival is held in June.
This festival, held in the town of St. Paul, celebrates the Clinch River and is held in June.
Held in June, this daylong music festival in High Knob Recreation Area features a variety of bands.
This more than 100-year-old festival is held at the Wise County Fairgrounds in mid-June.
This state championship barbecue contest and music festival is held in downtown Wise in mid-July.
This festival, held in downtown Appalachia, celebrates the town’s heritage.
The annual festival – held in mid-August – celebrates the High Knob Region’s non-motorized outdoor recreation opportunities. The event features outdoor trips and a downtown celebration in Norton with live music and more.
This festival – held Labor Day weekend — features food, music, and more in downtown Coeburn.
Hosted by The Clinch Coalition in September, this event features guided naturalist hikes and presentations in High Knob Recreation Area.
This music festival – held in Big Stone Gap in mid-October – celebrates the rich heritage of bluegrass and roots music, food, and culture.
Held in mid-October in Big Stone Gap, this festival celebrates Appalachian heritage with live music, craft vendors, and demonstrations.
Held in Pennington Gap, the festival began in 1949 to celebrate the harvest of the area’s tobacco crop. It is the longest running tobacco festival in Virginia and is Lee County’s oldest parade.
This festival – held in October – features professional storytelling, music, a trail race on Pine Mountain, and more.
This fall festival, held in downtown Wise in October, celebrates mountain life with music, arts, and crafts.
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