Virginia Highlands Festival

Abingdon, VA 24210


72 years ago, Robert Porterfield began a cultural experience unparalleled to our region. The Virginia Highlands Festival has continued to grow in size and scope to become a destination for tourists and a beloved regional cultural resource for the arts, history and culture of Southwest Virginia.

2021 brings with it, a new Festival Experience by bringing together most of our programming under one roof. Most Festival activities will take place at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including the Juried Antiques & Vintage Market as well as the food vendors and live music events. The Juried Arts & Crafts Show will remain at the Barter Green on Main Street as a downtown magnet attraction, and the two locations will connect by shuttle service.

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