Virginia Highlands Festival

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Country and Region United StatesVirginia
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Abingdon, Virginia USA
Festival Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Virginia Highlands Festival
P. O. Box 801
Abingdon, VA 24212 USA
Physical address:
Virginia Highlands Festival
120 N. Court Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 USA
Phone: (01) 276-623-5266

Festival Description

Robert Porterfield held the first festival in 1948 on the front porch of the Martha Washington Inn in conjunction with the founding of the famed Barter Theatre (State Theatre of Virginia). His purpose was to preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage of this area. The Festival, over the years, has grown into a regional festival representing all of Southwest Virginia. Now it not only preserves the arts, crafts and skills that developed in this region, but also imports talented artist and performers from all over the USA and the world for the enjoyment of area residents and visitors.

Festival Dates August 2 - 11, 2013
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Practical Info:

  • Barter Box Office
    (01) 276-628-3991


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