A little “peace” of heaven just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Every year the city of Galax hosts HoustonFest, a festival of song and service in honor of Galax firefighter Houston Caldwell, who died in a car crash on April 30, 2010. About HoustonFest The 2-day festival, this year held on June 10 and 11, is chock full of bluegrass and mountain music, including some widely … Read more

Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention

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The Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention, officially known as the Blue Grass & Old-Time Fiddlers Convention, brings together musicians and fans for two full days of competition, jam sessions, dancing, singing, education, and family entertainment. This popular festival, established in 1972, is dedicated to old-time and bluegrass music, as well as dance. The Fiddlers Convention features … Read more

Best of Fancy Gap and the Surrounding Area

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Please enjoy our “best of” list for Fancy Gap and the surrounding area. You’ll find great food, great things to do outdoors and great destinations for wine and spirits. And if you’re looking for a place to stay, we might be biased, but we think the best accommodations in Fancy Gap are Pilot’s Perch Cabins. … Read more

Fancy Gap Weather Tips

Fancy Gap Cabin During a Snow Storm

Looking for good sources of information for Fancy Gap weather? Here are some tips for getting weather information for Fancy Gap and other parts of SW VA. Southwest Virginia Weather Blog From major snow storms to flash flooding to wind-storms such as the bizarre derecho and the occasional tornado, Southwest Virginia can present some unusual weather … Read more