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Maple Festival vs. Hands & Harvest – Which is Better?

Maple Festival brings 40,000 to 70,000 guests to Highland County, Virginia, every March. Hands & Harvest? Considerably less. Does that make Maple Festival better? You be the judge! Here’s a list of similarities and differences between the events. Which one suits you better? (We…

7 REASONS FOR A VALENTINE’S DAY CABIN GETAWAY

Seeking easy, no-brainer plans for a perfect Valentine’s Day? We got ya covered. What’s more romantic than a lovey-dovey weekend getaway in a secluded, mountain cabin? Here are 7 Reasons to Gift an Escape to Blue Grass Cabin in Highland County, Virginia: #1: Free…

What’s a Wassail?: An Event for Cider-Lovers!

With all the cider craze these days, we have to ask: Have you ever heard of a Wassail? In a nutshell, wassailing is an old English custom performed to ensure a healthier apple orchard by walking through an orchard at night, scaring away evil…

Top Wintertime Activities at the Cabin

Living in the city offers a variety of activities to enjoy at any given moment even in the winter. However, noisy traffic and the constant hustle and bustle of people can get old and monotonous. For our friends in nearby cities, such as Richmond,…

Four Free Fall Activities

Traveling on a budget is sometimes hard, but Blue Grass Cabin guests can easily have a memorable and relaxing time in Highland County with these free-to-inexpensive activities: BARN QUILT SELF-GUIDED TOUR: With over 50 barn quilts in Highland County (and only 36 listed on…

Planning Tips for Hands & Harvest

Every year on the second full weekend in October, the Highland County Hands & Harvest Festival celebrates the culmination of the area’s agricultural production season with maple sugar camps, farm tours, apple butter, the Highland Farmers’ Market, maple doughnuts, local honey, local cider, and…

5 Fall Area Day Trips

For explorers longing to see a variety of sites in one trip, Highland County, Virginia, is a perfect home base. In an easy one to two-hour drive, travelers can ride historic railways, view naturally growing Venus Flytraps, learn about the search for extraterrestrial activity,…

Family Fun at the Highland Fair!

The Highland County Fair means many different things to many different folks in our majestic, mountain community: the end of Summer, the culmination of livestock projects, nostalgia, family tradition, celebration, relaxation, volunteerism, you name it… This year, 2019 marks 68 years of our community…