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01 Agos 2015 - 15:56:11

Artisans, vendors gear up for Virginia Highlands Festival, July 31st -Aug. 9 - WJHL

Visit the particular camp and also understand about cooking, survival skills, dress, children's games, medicine, along using other activities regarding daily life. The Particular 67th Virginia Highlands Festival will be the hub regarding fun, vendors, artisans, history and nature tours.

For traveling directions, parking, and other details please visit one coming from 5:30 pm to be able to 8 pm. 1 via 9 am - six pm as well as Sunday, Aug. There is planning to be demonstrations associated in order to life within backcountry Virginia in the program of colonial times. Pay any visit to encampments involving rank along with file, observe firing demonstrations, study on interpreters, historians, scholars and significantly more.

The 67th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival invites you to definitely celebrate Abingdon's culture as well as heritage. Scott Schumaker, owner associated with Virginia Sweetwater Distillery, the initial legal distillery within Southwest Va., will demonstrate you how a Scots-Irish brought their own distilling abilities towards the Appalachian mountains and how it these renegade outlaws led to the advance of NASCAR.

Explore the spookier aspect regarding Abingdon through the "Living History Tour regarding Sinking Spring Cemetery" shown from the Historical Society about Saturday, Aug. This specific year's Festival will feature residence tours, a history of moonshine, women in Appalachia, and significantly more.

For a complete schedule associated with events, verify out

Virginia Highlands FestivalThe next is actually a press launch from organizers in the event:. 8 through 10 am - three pm.  If you live within the area, Remsburg Drive through Wall Street in order to Cummings Street will be closed until August 10th in 5:00 p.m.

"In an era exactly where we are still debating equal pay for women, it is essential to appear in order to history to review the role of females in building community," said Amy Looney, this year's local History Chairman.

Don't forget to consider a new tour of the "Duncansville 1 Space University House" as well as be the portion of us for the "Panicello Trail Walk" event to understand in regards to end up being able to the reputation the actual Johnston family members from Panicello as well as check out the particular present makes use of with the trail as a nature reserve and outdoor classroom.

Join us for your "Abingdon Civil War Weekend" event Saturday, Aug. Along With activities for your total family, this event will be both educational along with fun.

More than one hundred volunteers labored year-round planning events, tours, performances as well as exhibitions for that festival.

Hear regarding moonshine's rich and colorful history in Appalachia from "The History involving Moonshine" lecture. This particular event will highlight the significance of the particular Washington County, Virginia militia and the Revolutionary War Battle associated with Kings Mountain, 1780. Check Out gorgeous historic Abingdon, Va., through July 31 - Aug.

Revolutionary War buffs can't miss the "Muster involving Militia: Overmountain Men and Their Own Families" program Saturday, Aug. History will arrive at life while you walk through the cemetery, meeting some regarding the area's earlier residents (portrayed through volunteers within time period costume), and listen to their stories associated with life along with death within Washington County or beyond.

Discover the accurate role females played within the progression of Appalachian society coming from Dr. Regarding a full routine involving events, pick up any Highlander newspaper in places throughout your Tri-Cities.

It begins this Friday, July 31 and also ends on August 9. Walk your property exactly where Colonel Samuel Vance Fulkerson mustered a few of the 37th Virginians, whom he commanded. Angela Keaton from "A Woman's Place: Females throughout Appalachia Yesterday and also Today." While associate Professor associated with History and also Commons from Tusculum College, Dr. two through 10 am - 3 pm. Keaton's exciting analysis reveals the actual strength as well as importance regarding Appalachian females throughout history.

(Source: Ted Overbay, WJHL)

(Source: Ted Overbay, WJHL)

ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) - thousands are gearing up with an annual tradition throughout Southwest Virginia. 9 although mastering concerning the region's culture and also history

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