Established in 1948, the annual Virginia Highlands Festival in Abingdon, Virginia, has been hailed as the best art festival in the state by numerous publications and is a celebration of community and culture.
The ten-day extravaganza features artists displaying their one-of-a-kind works and decorative and wearable crafts and there are also traditional fair foods, live musical performances from eclectic acts and face painting.
Artisans come primarily from Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina to showcase their crafts. Guests can browse, shop, enjoy the Festivals live craft demos, and find one-of-a-kind items for themselves or as gifts.
Also there is an entire park dedicated to kids and family fun where they will be engaged in interactive magic shows, storytime and hands-on crafts.
There is even a talent show that kids can enter and win prizes! The Festival, over the past seven decades, has grown in scope to represent all of Southwest Virginia.
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