Events

2018 Calendar of Events

January

Community or civic organizations are invited to contact the Highland County Chamber of Commerce to put their events on this calendar. Just send your event to findyourescape@highlandcounty.org with the “who, what, why, where, and how” info!

 


February

Maple Queen Contest • Saturday, February 24 • 7:00 p.m. • Highland High School Gymnasium • Monterey, VA • Sponsored by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce • Entry fee • 540-468-2550

Maple Queen Ball • Saturday, February 24 • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Band: Your Best Shot • Blue Grass Ruritan Building • Blue Grass, VA • Sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritan Club • Entry fee • 540-468-2550

 


March

Highland Maple Festival • Saturday & Sunday, March 10 – 11 & 17 – 18 • Monterey, VA • Sugar camp tours, pancake and buckwheat cake breakfasts, arts & crafts, bluegrass music and clogging • 540-468-2550

 


April

 

Events coming soon!


May

Highland Farmer’s Market • Every Friday starting late May • 3:30 pm – 6 pm • Each week at the Farmer’s Market you can expect to find the finest in fresh local produce, baked goods, and other locally crafted items. For more info, visit The Highland Center website. • The Pavilion at The Highland Center • Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

 


June

Highland Farmer’s Market • Every Friday • 3:30 pm – 6 pm • Each week at the Farmer’s Market you can expect to find the finest in fresh local produce, baked goods, and other locally crafted items. For more info, visit The Highland Center website. • The Pavilion at The Highland Center • Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

Swimming Pool Opening • June (after graduation) • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • Monterey ,VA • 540-468-2978

Artists’ Weekend • Friday – Sunday, June 22 – 24 • An outdoor painting event. 2018 Deadline TBA • Sponsored by the Highland County Arts Council • 540-468-2916 • Monterey, VA

 

July

Highland Farmer’s Market • Every Friday • 3:30 pm – 6 pm • Each week at the Farmer’s Market you can expect to find the finest in fresh local produce, baked goods, and other locally crafted items. For more info, visit The Highland Center website. • The Pavilion at The Highland Center • Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

4th of July Children’s Parade • Wednesday, July 4 • 5 p.m. • Blue Grass, VA • Sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritan Club • 540-468-2550

Blue Grass Ruritan Club Lawn Party • Wednesday, July 4 • 6 p.m. • Sponsored by the Blue Grass Ruritans • Food (pay for what you eat!), horseshoe, volleyball, entertainment, and games • 540-468-2550

Lions Club Street Dance • Saturday, July 14 • 5 pm • BBQ meal, bluegrass music, square dancing, cake walks, and clogging • Spruce Street – Monterey, VA • Sponsored by the Monterey Lions Club

 


August

Highland Farmer’s Market • Every Friday • 3:30 pm – 6 pm • Each week at the Farmer’s Market you can expect to find the finest in fresh local produce, baked goods, and other locally crafted items. For more info, visit The Highland Center website. • The Pavilion at The Highland Center • Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

Highland Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner • Friday, August 3 • 5 pm – 8 pm • Come out, enjoy a plate of spaghetti, visit with neighbors, meet new friends, and support the Highland Historical Society and Museum • Monterey Firehouse • Monterey, VA • 540-396-4478

Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge • Saturday, August 4 • Monterey, VA • This annual event features two states, three counties, nine mountains, 105 miles, and over 10,000 feet of climb with four courses of different ability level. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Highland County while riding on two wheels! • 540-468-2550 • Sponsored by the Highland County Recreation Commission • For more info, visit www.highlandcountyrecreation.org

School Starts at Highland County Public Schools • Date TBA • Monterey, VA • 540-468-6360 or 540-468-6320

Highland County Horse Show • Saturday, August 25 • Monterey, VA • Western and English riders compete in a county tradition older than the Maple Festival and the Highland County Fair. • 540-396-3144 • For more info, visit www.highlandcountyfairva.com.


September

Highland County Fair • Wednesday – Saturday, August 29 – September 1 • Monterey, VA • Virginia’s oldest continuously running small county fair. For more info, visit www.highlandcountyfairva.com.

Highland Farmer’s Market • Every Friday • 3:30 pm – 6 pm • Each week at the Farmer’s Market you can expect to find the finest in fresh local produce, baked goods, and other locally crafted items. For more info, visit The Highland Center website. • The Pavilion at The Highland Center • Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

Star Party • Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2018 • Highland County will host astronomers from the Charlottesville Astronomical Society for a Star Party on one of these September nights. The public is invited and will have a chance to view nebulas, galaxies, planets, and other astronomical wonders. No charge. • Monterey, Virginia. • For more info, contact Michael Bedwell at (540) 468-2316 or click here!


October

Hands & Harvest Festival Friday – Sunday, October 12 – 14 • Monterey, VA • Arts & crafts, farm tour, clogging, cider making & tasting, and seasonal foods • 540-468-2550

Used Book Sale • Friday – Sunday, October 12 – 14 • Highland County Public Library • Monterey, VA • 540-468-2550

SPCA Annual Sweater Sale • Friday – Sunday, October 12 – 14 • The Highland Center, Spruce Street • Monterey, VA • 540-468-2550

Southernmost Maple Products • Friday & Saturday, October 12 – 13 • 9 a.m. • Maple Pork BBQ, Chicken Dinners, bluegrass music, and Maple donuts. For more information, visit their website! • Bolar, VA • 540-468-2682

Fair Lawn Farm • Friday & Saturday, October 12 – 13 • “Pick Your Own Pumpkins & Gourds”, Kettle-Cooked Apple Butter, Fresh Eggs, Cider Tasting. For more information, visit their website! • Mill Gap, VA • 540-468-3094

Laurel Fork Sap Suckers Friday & Saturday, October 12 – 13 • Hay rides, corn maze, apple butter making, pumpkins, music, bonfire & more • Hightown, VA • 540-468-2289

Ginseng Mountain Store “Open House” • Friday & Saturday, October 12 – 13 • Door prizes, discounts, and Lamb, Beef & Marinade tasting on the front porch • Forks of The Water, VA • 540-474-3663

Farmers’ Market • Friday & Saturday, October 12 – 13 • Produce, flowers, baked goods, crafts • The Highland Center, Spruce Street • Monterey, VA • 540-468-1922

Highland County Humane Society Family Fun Day • Saturday, October 13 • 10 am – 4 pm • FREE kids activities including the bouncy house, games, arts and crafts, giant bubbles, face painting, prizes, and more. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, pets for adoption, homemade pet treats, and toys! Blue Grass BBQ for breakfast and lunch. • 100% of the proceeds benefit the Highland County Humane Society • 540-468-3288. • Monterey Firehouse • Monterey, VA

Rabies & Microchip Clinic • Saturday, October 13 • 10 am – 12 pm • Monterey Firehouse • Monterey, VA • $10 rabies vaccinations $25 microchip with lifetime registration. • Sponsored by the Highland County Humane Society • 540-468-3288

 


November

More events to be added soon!


December

Wintertide • Saturday, December 1 • An old-time Christmas celebration featuring seasonal music, a parade with Santa Claus, a Christmas Lighting Trail, unique downtown shopping opportunities, and (the main event!) the traditional lighting of the Christmas Tree! • 540-468-2550 • Monterey, VA

Highland Community Chorus Concert • Friday – Sunday, November 30 – December 2 at 7 p.m. • Individuals from Highland County and neighboring locations come together to perform traditional holiday favorites. • Locations to be announced.