Upcoming Events

Looking for things to do in and around Highland County, Virginia? Would you like to add more adventure or entertainment to your stay? Well, look no further! Here is a peek at some of Highland County’s upcoming events!


Hands & Harvest

Hands & Harvest

October 11 – 13, 2019

Celebrate the beauty of Autumn at Highland County’s annual Hands & Harvest Festival. Held annually on the second full weekend in October, this event offers two days of activity, entertainment, farm tours, and fall fun. Come and observe the mountain forests of the Virginia’s Western Highlands transformed into a rich palette of russet, gold, and scarlet. Explore local farms, purchase handmade items from crafters and artists, take in a clogging or musical performance, browse local shops, and explore our local Maple Sugar camps!
Seasonal foods, including apple dumplings, apple butter, barbecues, Allegheny Mountain Trout, and homemade baked goods, will be available throughout the county. Take time to explore the back roads on one of Highland County’s Scenic Driving Tours or Barn Quilt Trails. So much fall fun to be experienced!
For more info, visit the Highland County Chamber of Commerce website!



VAST Rocket Launch

Saturday, November 2, 2019

11 am – 4 pm @ Jack Mountain Village

The Valley AeroSpace Team will hold a Sport Launch on Route 220 South approximately three miles from Monterey. All are welcome to attend and participate or simply watch the activities. Weather permitting with the final go/no-go decision made by 8 pm on Friday evening.  You can check the launch status on the main page of VAST’s website at any time.



Saturday, December 7,  2019

It’s like a scene right out of your favorite Hallmark movie – a small town celebrating Christmas, Santa Claus, Christmas lights, good will, and a community coming together to celebrate the season. Enjoy the holiday evening with friends and family – old and new. Even if you’re a visitor to our community, we’ll make you feel right at home in no time!
Take in our area’s nostalgic setting, experience Christmas in a small country town, shop through our local stores and vendors, sip on hot chocolate, and even visit Santa! For more info, visit the Highland County Chamber of Commerce website!



Other Events of Interest…

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For more information on other Highland County events, visit the

Highland County Chamber of Commerce website.