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Things to Do this Spring in Southwest Virginia & Northeast Tennessee

Spring Events in Southwest Virginia & Northeast Tennessee

Mt. Rogers Maple Syrup Festival: Saturday & Sunday, March 30th & 31st, 2019

Annual event beings at 8AM complete with a pancake breakfast topped with genuine, freshly tapped maple syrup. This is a family fun event that includes music, demonstrations for making maple syrup, storytelling and arts & crafts vendors.

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Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Feed your need for speed with this cornerstone event in Bristol. Spring race weekend is on many locals and visitors countdowns each year. The weekend offers events throughout the weekend leading up to the Food City 500 on Sunday afternoon.

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Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire: Friday & Saturday, April 19th-April 20th, 2019

This event is known as one of the most charming garden shows on the East Coast. This is a great opportunity to get in the gardening mood for the year with a garden marketplace, seminars, workshops, advice, and much more.

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Virginia Creeper Fest: Saturday, April 27th, 2019

This growing event is a great opportunity for the entire family to get out to enjoy a day at the VA Creeper Trail. There will be live demos,music, food trucks, vendors, and group hikes/bikes along the trail. Whether you want to enjoy nature and relax with some yoga in the park or go on a sunset bike ride, this event is made for you!

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Activities to Enjoy Any Time in Southwest Virginia & Northeast Tennessee

Visit the Abingdon Vineyards: Located in the Alvarado community of Abingdon and sitting on the South Holston River makes it a great place to visit this Spring. Enjoy the warmer weather with a picnic by the river and tasting of their local wines.

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Enjoy the beauty of South Holston Lake: Enjoy South Holston Lake by land or by water! Whether you are enjoying a picnic on the banks of the lake or enjoying a day boating, kayaking or paddleboarding on the lake, your worries will float away being surrounded by the natural beauty of the area.

Take a stroll in Downtown Abingdon or Downtown Bristol: Exploring the local Downtown areas on foot is a must, not only is it a great way to keep that new year’s resolution, it is a great opportunity to learn more about the local history with landmarks/iconic spots throughout each town. While strolling through Downtown you will easily be able to pop into several of the local shops or enjoy a snack from any of the local restaurants.


There is always something to do in Southwest Virginia or Northeast Tennessee, and spring time is a perfect time to explore the region.

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