Events in Covington and Clifton Forge

The Alleghany Highlands knows
how to have a good time.


There are events, festivals, sports competitions, art exhibitions and performances happening all year round. We celebrate our beautiful outdoor surroundings with grand events like the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Our competitive nature is on display as we host a triathlon, cycling competition and more. Of course, our thriving artistic, cultural and heritage communities host unique events throughout the year. Bookmark this Events page and check back often or sign up for our e-newsletter to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the fun.

  • Clifton Forge
    The George Washington Train Show
    Saturday, February 16, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    724 Commercial Ave
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The George Washington Train Show will be a fun filled weekend.  The show will include: model layouts, model train vendors, railroad memorabilia, a visit to the museum, food and so much more!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 16, 2019(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2210

    Email:
    brandy@cohs.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheGeorgeWashingtonTrainShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Riddick Dance
    Saturday, February 16, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Riddick Dance was founded in 2009 by artistic director, David F. Riddick.Riddick Dance is a contemporary dance company known for its broad dance repertory, expressive movement, athleticism, and fusion of dance styles. In performance, Riddick Dance uses diverse platforms of presentation including, but not limited to, visual media, spoken word, live music, and visual art. Educational workshops challenge participants to dance their “truth” while expanding their movement vocabularies and maintaining body awareness. Riddick Dance enriches its range of cultural offerings by featuring a wide range of performing arts, but primarily expressive dance. Productions including ONE, Phoenix, and The King Project have distinguished the company as a contemporary dance company to watch. COMING SOON: Details about a one-of-a-kind educational workshop to be offered by Riddick Dance during the afternoon of Feb 16.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 16, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RiddickDance

  • Clifton Forge
    The George Washington Train Show
    Sunday, February 17, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    724 Commercial Ave
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The George Washington Train Show will be a fun filled weekend.  The show will include: model layouts, model train vendors, railroad memorabilia, a visit to the museum, food and so much more!

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, February 17, 2019(12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2210

    Email:
    brandy@cohs.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheGeorgeWashingtonTrainShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Quilt Retreat with Kaye England 2019
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The 2nd AnnualQUILT WINTER BLUES AWAY WITH KAYE!February 28 through March 2, 2019Our first Quilt Retreat was so popular, we were asked to do it again. Kaye is excited to return to Clifton Forge to share her skills, techniques and all new lessons with you. Internationally known quilt designer, author, teacher and fabric designer, Kaye England, returns to Clifton Forge to present the second Quilt Winter Blues Away with Kaye Retreat. The cost of patterns is included with registration, as are morning/afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners. Registration limited to 46 students and is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced quilters! Schedule: Thursday noon: February 28: Check in and set up. 2:00 pm Kaye lectures and students begin quilting; dinner in Historic Masonic Theatre Underground, evening quilting session.Friday, March 1, Lectures and quilting from morning through evening with morning and afternoon breaks, lunch and dinner provided.Saturday, March 2, Lectures and quilting from morning through 5:00, photos, packing up and good-byes. Breaks and lunch provided. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019(12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/QuiltRetreatwithKayeEngland2019

  • Clifton Forge
    The Princess and the Pea: Barter Players
    Sunday, March 3, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Princess and the PeaThe Barter PlayersSunday, March 3 at 3:00 PMin the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra and Front Balcony: $17; Rear Balcony: $15; Box Seats: $30.Sponsored, in part, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Bandits have come to rob the kingdom. The only hope lies with Prince Harold, who must wed before he can be crowned king. But Harold is more interested in wrestling than girls—even when a beautiful maiden claiming to be Princess Marigold appears at the castle. Determined to stay single, Harold devises a way to test Marigold’s qualifications using a garden pea and a stack of mattresses. Can Marigold pass the test? Will the kingdom be saved? A fun twist on a classic fairy tale.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 3, 2019(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ThePrincessandthePeaBarterPlayers

  • Clifton Forge
    Pink Tie Gala 2019
    Saturday, March 9, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    SAVE THE DATE!Pink Tie Gala 2019Saturday, March 9, 2019 Last year's Pink Tie Gala was a blast and raised serious money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us again this year. More details, including sponsor and ticket sales coming soon. Get ready to GO PINK!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 9, 2019(7:00 PM - 11:59 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/PinkTieGala2019

  • Clifton Forge
    Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O Men
    Sunday, March 10, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    MEN IN THE PARISH BASEMENT? WHAT’S A CHURCH LADY TO DO? Find out when the talented touring company of actors stops in Clifton Forge for an afternoon of theatrical high-jinx. “Rise Up O Men” gives the gents a chance to shine in the latest installment of the Church Basement Ladies musical comedy series. This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. Rise Up O Men features familiar faces: Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson who would never leave the basement kitchen unattended, of course (who would make bars for the youth group meeting?). But as they busy themselves with preparations for their church's participation in the town’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, we get to see their coming and goings from the eyes of the menfolk, who have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking.   **By contractual arrangement, there are only Adult, Senior and group ticket rates for this production.**  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 10, 2019(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ChurchBasementLadiesRiseUpOMen

  • Clifton Forge
    Robbie Limon: The Singers & Songwriters Show
    Saturday, March 16, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Robbie Limon: The Singers & Songwriters ShowSaturday, March 16 at 7:30 PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra/Front Balcony: $15; Rear Balcony $12; Box Seats: $30 Robbie returns to the Masonic stage to share his love of 1930's, 40's, 50's 60's & 1970s-era singers and songwriters. The result is an eclectic mix of the of the music of your life that you can sing along to- it's like the perfect car ride for your musical soul. Robbie's performance of these classics songs will spark memories and more than a few laughs as you lose yourself in the music. Robbie's repertoire is vast, and many refer him to a human jukebox. Robbie takes your requests and consistently performs song arrangements and voice characterizations are pitch-perfect renditions of what you recall from the original recordings. Robbie shares his own personal experiences, and stories during the show and invites you to participate, making this special performance fun for the whole family.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 16, 2019(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RobbieLimonTheSingersSongwritersShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Virginia's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Sunday, March 17, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    403 E. Ridgeway
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    BEGORRAH! A WEE PARADE IS PLANNED ST PATRICK’S DAY... Clifton Forge is hosting The Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Virginia on Sunday, March 17th. Get your best green outfit ready and assemble at 3PM, rain or shine, at the Loop Street parking lot (next to Upper Cuts). We will eat – Irish Soda Bread - We will drink - Green Punch- And- we will be merry while competing in the Ugliest Knees Contest. So all you lads and lassies be sure to wear your kilts. Then we will parade across Ridgeway Street to Jack Mason’s Tavern and Brewery at 400 E. Ridgeway Street to lift a glass in toast to St. Patrick and to each other. Green beverages and St Patrick Day Food specials will be available for your enjoyment. This parade is small in length but large in fun!

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 17, 2019(3:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/VirginiasShortestStPatricksDayParade

  • Clifton Forge
    Art of Chocolate Festival 2019
    Saturday, April 6, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    SAVE THE DATE!!The 13TH Annual Art of Chocolate FestivalSponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11 am – 4 pm (times subject to change)Throughout the Historic Masonic Theatre. This year’s theme will be announced soon, along with more details about how to enter our contests and become a vendor. Along with the competition, there will be tasting tables and a silent auction will offer many interesting items. There will also be an exhibit of original art panels about chocolate that promises unique expressions and ideas by area artists. Many other activities have been scheduled and more information will be forthcoming soon. The Chocolate Festival, which has been held for 12 years, serves as the major fundraiser for the AHAACC Artist in Education Residency program. The Center uses the funds to bring an outstanding professional artist to our community to work in the classrooms with students and teachers at Covington and Alleghany High School. Save the date and plan to join the fun!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 6, 2019(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ArtofChocolateFestival2019

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Easter Bonnet/Hat Parade
    Saturday, April 20, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    306 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Parade begins at 11am. Line up is at 10:45 at the Elks Lodge (306 East Ridgeway) Causal and pet friendly. Bring the entire family! Awards will be given for adults and kids in the following categories: most beautiful bonnet, most handsome hat, most creative hat, and most creative bonnet. Pet categories are most fun and most creative hat/bonnet. FREE HAT DECORATING SESSION AND SUPPLIES-at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center (439 East Ridgeway) on Saturday March 10th from 10-2pm. All ages welcome.  Take a picture with the Easter bunny under the awesome balloon archway at the finish line. Hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny immediately following the parade at Scott Hill Retirement Community (700 W. Ridgeway Street). Then head on over to the Historic Masonic Theatre for the AHACC Annual Art of Chocolate Festival lasting until 4pm. This year's theme is "Passport to Chocolate". Enjoy an entire days worth of activities in Clifton Forge!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 20, 2019(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualEasterBonnetHatParade

  • Clifton Forge
    The MayFaire
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Brought to you by the people who offer Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts is transforming its fabulous Mill, garden, and creekbank for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the arts. Come for plants of all kinds, garden-related workshops, and handmade gifts for the home, garden, and Mother’s Day by 30+ artisans. Raffle and Silent Auctions including a Silent Auction of Gourmet Picnics made by area chefs. See area artists painting in our garden and throughout the region and purchase their work at the ‘Wet Paint Sale.' Enjoy performances by groups affiliated with the School of the Arts. $2 Cash Admission, children free. A list of vendors, the entertainment schedule, and registration process for workshops can be found as soon as 2019 plans are complete at www.cfsota.org/MayFaire.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheMayFaire

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained; The Ultimate Johnny Cash
    Saturday, May 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, May 4 at 7:00 PMIn the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRETickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre***

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedTheUltimateJohnnyCash

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Saturday, May 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    513 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, May 4 at 7:00 PMIn the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRETickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre***  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedintheMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
    Saturday, May 18, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    4017 Nicelytown Road
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Join us on Saturday, May 18, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia! Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 17th at Jack Mason's Tavern and Brewery and 7:30am at The Sharon Community Center on May 18. The overall female and male top finisher will each receive a 1 night 2 person stay at the Omni Homestead Resort (Sun.-Thurs.)!Medals will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for first time participants. 

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 18, 2019(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000
    Fax: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsTriathlon

  • Clifton Forge
    The WannaBeatles 2019 Tour
    Friday, May 31, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The WannaBeatles 2019 TourFriday, May 31, 2019, at 7:30pm In the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $20/17/15; Box Seats: $30 THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you?! It's becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before - and you've got "A Ticket To Ride!" This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 1, 2019.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, May 31, 2019(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheWannaBeatles2019Tour

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival
    Saturday, June 1, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival is a celebration of the heritage of the Alleghany Highlands, our Railway History, and Virginia's role in the formation of our country ....1619 to today. Continuous entertainment in story and song, food from around the globe and our own backyard, quilt exhibits and demonstrations, vendors and displays that entertain, educate and enchant. The Festival takes place in downtown Clifton Forge, at the beautifully restored Historic Masonic Theatre, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, the Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge Public Library, and Clifton Forge School of the Arts. Travel down the road a block and find more music, food, demonstrations, vendors and displays at the C&O Heritage Center. 1619 was a pivotal year in the establishment of the first permanent English colony in North America. It was the year of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, and the recruitment of English women in significant numbers. Celebrate a day of Virginia milestones with history, food, music and fun...the eighth annual Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival!  FREE ADMISSION! Entrance tent is located on 513 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 1, 2019(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsHeritageDayRailwayFestival

  • Clifton Forge
    RCT Summer Theatre Camp 2019 at the Masonic Theatre
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Roanoke Children's Theatre Summer Camp 2019In the Historic Masonic TheatreEarly- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655. We are pleased to announce this the return of this popular camp opportunity, a fun summer theater camp taught by the award-winning Roanoke Children's Theatre Company at The Historic Masonic Theatre! This week-long camp, for ages 8-16, runs 6/4/2019 through 6/8/2019: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm. Spaces are limited, so call or register online today. The Camp consists of two halves:Morning10am to noon: Fun theater games and learning,Noon to 1pm: Lunch (campers should bring a bagged lunch each day) Afternoon1pm to 3pm: rehearsal for the end of week performance of Schoolhouse Rock.End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm.Each student will be given 2 complimentary tickets for the Saturday performance. Early- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120 Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655.  

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RCTSummerTheatreCamp2019attheMasonicTheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! 2019
    Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE!Roanoke Children's Theatre (RCT)Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets General Admission: Advance: $5; At the Door: $10 The popular Saturday morning cartoon that taught kids history, grammar, math and more will take the stage to close our summer camp. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! takes you on a journey with Tom, a brand new teacher, who is a bit nervous about starting his first day. While watching TV to relax, characters emerge to show him how to win his students over through song and quite a bit of imagination. The cast features RCT's professional actors with our summer camp actors joining in the fun! Based on the book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating & Kyle Hall Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall & Tom Yohe

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 8, 2019(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/SchoolhouseRockLIVE2019

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Flag Day Celebration
    Friday, June 14, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Flag Day Celebration @ the Masonic Amphitheatre begins at 5:30pm. The Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is excited to announce this year’s 243rd Nation’s Birthday events! We will kick off our patriotic celebration with a Flag Day Ceremony, June 14th, at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Included in the ceremony will be flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troup # 699, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. Jim "Neighbor" Smith with also take part in the flag ceremony. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Dale Meuterspaugh and a benefit picnic supper with birthday cake. Everyone is invited to this very special occasion. We urge you to bring children to this event. It's a great opportunity for them to be reminded of the importance of our nation's flag. This events kicks off The Town of Clifton Forge's Stars and Strips Celebration culminating on July 4th.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, June 14, 2019(5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualFlagDayCelebration

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is held on one of the most scenic trails in the country.  The Jackson River Scenic Trail follows its namesake river, winding its way between Intervale, just north of Covington, to Smith Bridge Trail Head following an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (Hot Springs Branch) and passes through small communities, cultivated fields, and small patches of woodland along the way. It's common to see wildlife from the trail (birds, turtles, raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, and deer).  Our course is on the smooth crushed gravel surface of The Jackson River Scenic Trail. The trail is mostly flat with some light hills. All finishers will receive a medal.  Strollers will be allowed in the 5k event and will start in the back of the group at the start line.  The course is certified by USATF as a Boston Marathon qualifying marathon race. Coinciding with the annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ in Covington, VA everyone is encouraged to stay following the race and visit this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.  While the barbeque will stand front and center as the centerpiece of this festival, there will be entertainment, a wine tasting event, and children activities.      

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 22, 2019(6:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JRSTHalfMarathon10k5kand1mileFamilyFunRun

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
    Thursday, July 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    On July 4th, we will begin the day-long celebration with a Down Town parade at 11 am. We urge you to come out and enjoy the parade or even be in it! As this is a small town celebration in the best sense of the word, we are hoping that many of our young people will hop on the bikes, carry a flag or wear something red, white and blue and march or ride in the parade. At the conclusion of the parade everyone is invited to gather at the Town Hall steps for a special ceremony honoring our Veterans.Following a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence at the Town Hall steps we encourage you to follow our bagpipers on a short walk to the Masonic Amphitheatre for music and a picnic lunch. Children can enjoy painting cardboard houses and getting their faces painted. At 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public, free of charge, for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, July 4, 2019(11:00 AM - 10:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualStarsandStripesCelebration

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 20, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    Virginia's First and Finest Fondo!The Gran Fondo Alleghany will celebrate its tenth edition this July, and our commitment to providing our riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. This year, in response to requests from riders, we're offering a Medio Fondo option that avoids the Warm Springs Mountain climb, and a "Medio Mountain" option that tackles the Warm Springs climb and offers more total miles of climbing. We've also taken out the Pitzer's Ridge climb from our shortest ride, the Piccolo Fondo, to give you the flattest Piccolo Fondo course we've ever offered. All of our rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops and food and beverage at the finish. All served with our renowned Alleghany Highlands hospitality! See you on the start line this July!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, July 20, 2019(7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsCyclingFestivalGranFondo

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 3, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is a gorgeous setting for this event.  The Alleghany Highland Chamber of Commerce and Tourism co-hosts the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair. Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provides an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping. Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination there is something for everyone!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 3, 2019(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/LakeMoomaw1MileOpenWaterSwim

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Thursday, October 31, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge on Halloween from 1PM to 5PM!  Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying murals hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, October 31, 2019(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/DownTownTrickorTreatingandMerchantCostumeContest

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting
    Friday, November 15, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      November 15, 2019 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands.  Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony. 

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, November 15, 2019(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeTownTreeLighting

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Christmas Parade-Santa's Workshop
    Friday, December 6, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening December 6th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2019 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen WINTER WONDERLAND for our theme. As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal float, best overall float and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter!

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 6, 2019(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeChristmasParade

Events

Events in Covington and Clifton Forge

The Alleghany Highlands knows
how to have a good time.


There are events, festivals, sports competitions, art exhibitions and performances happening all year round. We celebrate our beautiful outdoor surroundings with grand events like the annual Fall Foliage Festival. Our competitive nature is on display as we host a triathlon, cycling competition and more. Of course, our thriving artistic, cultural and heritage communities host unique events throughout the year. Bookmark this Events page and check back often or sign up for our e-newsletter to ensure that you don't miss out on any of the fun.

  • Clifton Forge
    The George Washington Train Show
    Saturday, February 16, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    724 Commercial Ave
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The George Washington Train Show will be a fun filled weekend.  The show will include: model layouts, model train vendors, railroad memorabilia, a visit to the museum, food and so much more!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 16, 2019(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2210

    Email:
    brandy@cohs.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheGeorgeWashingtonTrainShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Riddick Dance
    Saturday, February 16, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Riddick Dance was founded in 2009 by artistic director, David F. Riddick.Riddick Dance is a contemporary dance company known for its broad dance repertory, expressive movement, athleticism, and fusion of dance styles. In performance, Riddick Dance uses diverse platforms of presentation including, but not limited to, visual media, spoken word, live music, and visual art. Educational workshops challenge participants to dance their “truth” while expanding their movement vocabularies and maintaining body awareness. Riddick Dance enriches its range of cultural offerings by featuring a wide range of performing arts, but primarily expressive dance. Productions including ONE, Phoenix, and The King Project have distinguished the company as a contemporary dance company to watch. COMING SOON: Details about a one-of-a-kind educational workshop to be offered by Riddick Dance during the afternoon of Feb 16.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, February 16, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RiddickDance

  • Clifton Forge
    The George Washington Train Show
    Sunday, February 17, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    724 Commercial Ave
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The George Washington Train Show will be a fun filled weekend.  The show will include: model layouts, model train vendors, railroad memorabilia, a visit to the museum, food and so much more!

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, February 17, 2019(12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2210

    Email:
    brandy@cohs.org

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheGeorgeWashingtonTrainShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Quilt Retreat with Kaye England 2019
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The 2nd AnnualQUILT WINTER BLUES AWAY WITH KAYE!February 28 through March 2, 2019Our first Quilt Retreat was so popular, we were asked to do it again. Kaye is excited to return to Clifton Forge to share her skills, techniques and all new lessons with you. Internationally known quilt designer, author, teacher and fabric designer, Kaye England, returns to Clifton Forge to present the second Quilt Winter Blues Away with Kaye Retreat. The cost of patterns is included with registration, as are morning/afternoon breaks, lunches and dinners. Registration limited to 46 students and is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced quilters! Schedule: Thursday noon: February 28: Check in and set up. 2:00 pm Kaye lectures and students begin quilting; dinner in Historic Masonic Theatre Underground, evening quilting session.Friday, March 1, Lectures and quilting from morning through evening with morning and afternoon breaks, lunch and dinner provided.Saturday, March 2, Lectures and quilting from morning through 5:00, photos, packing up and good-byes. Breaks and lunch provided. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019(12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/QuiltRetreatwithKayeEngland2019

  • Clifton Forge
    The Princess and the Pea: Barter Players
    Sunday, March 3, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Princess and the PeaThe Barter PlayersSunday, March 3 at 3:00 PMin the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra and Front Balcony: $17; Rear Balcony: $15; Box Seats: $30.Sponsored, in part, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Bandits have come to rob the kingdom. The only hope lies with Prince Harold, who must wed before he can be crowned king. But Harold is more interested in wrestling than girls—even when a beautiful maiden claiming to be Princess Marigold appears at the castle. Determined to stay single, Harold devises a way to test Marigold’s qualifications using a garden pea and a stack of mattresses. Can Marigold pass the test? Will the kingdom be saved? A fun twist on a classic fairy tale.

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 3, 2019(3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ThePrincessandthePeaBarterPlayers

  • Clifton Forge
    Pink Tie Gala 2019
    Saturday, March 9, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    SAVE THE DATE!Pink Tie Gala 2019Saturday, March 9, 2019 Last year's Pink Tie Gala was a blast and raised serious money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us again this year. More details, including sponsor and ticket sales coming soon. Get ready to GO PINK!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 9, 2019(7:00 PM - 11:59 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/PinkTieGala2019

  • Clifton Forge
    Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O Men
    Sunday, March 10, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    MEN IN THE PARISH BASEMENT? WHAT’S A CHURCH LADY TO DO? Find out when the talented touring company of actors stops in Clifton Forge for an afternoon of theatrical high-jinx. “Rise Up O Men” gives the gents a chance to shine in the latest installment of the Church Basement Ladies musical comedy series. This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. Rise Up O Men features familiar faces: Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson who would never leave the basement kitchen unattended, of course (who would make bars for the youth group meeting?). But as they busy themselves with preparations for their church's participation in the town’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, we get to see their coming and goings from the eyes of the menfolk, who have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking.   **By contractual arrangement, there are only Adult, Senior and group ticket rates for this production.**  

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 10, 2019(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ChurchBasementLadiesRiseUpOMen

  • Clifton Forge
    Robbie Limon: The Singers & Songwriters Show
    Saturday, March 16, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Robbie Limon: The Singers & Songwriters ShowSaturday, March 16 at 7:30 PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: Main Orchestra: $20; Rear Orchestra/Front Balcony: $15; Rear Balcony $12; Box Seats: $30 Robbie returns to the Masonic stage to share his love of 1930's, 40's, 50's 60's & 1970s-era singers and songwriters. The result is an eclectic mix of the of the music of your life that you can sing along to- it's like the perfect car ride for your musical soul. Robbie's performance of these classics songs will spark memories and more than a few laughs as you lose yourself in the music. Robbie's repertoire is vast, and many refer him to a human jukebox. Robbie takes your requests and consistently performs song arrangements and voice characterizations are pitch-perfect renditions of what you recall from the original recordings. Robbie shares his own personal experiences, and stories during the show and invites you to participate, making this special performance fun for the whole family.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, March 16, 2019(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RobbieLimonTheSingersSongwritersShow

  • Clifton Forge
    Virginia's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
    Sunday, March 17, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    403 E. Ridgeway
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    BEGORRAH! A WEE PARADE IS PLANNED ST PATRICK’S DAY... Clifton Forge is hosting The Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Virginia on Sunday, March 17th. Get your best green outfit ready and assemble at 3PM, rain or shine, at the Loop Street parking lot (next to Upper Cuts). We will eat – Irish Soda Bread - We will drink - Green Punch- And- we will be merry while competing in the Ugliest Knees Contest. So all you lads and lassies be sure to wear your kilts. Then we will parade across Ridgeway Street to Jack Mason’s Tavern and Brewery at 400 E. Ridgeway Street to lift a glass in toast to St. Patrick and to each other. Green beverages and St Patrick Day Food specials will be available for your enjoyment. This parade is small in length but large in fun!

    Date/Hours:
    Sunday, March 17, 2019(3:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/VirginiasShortestStPatricksDayParade

  • Clifton Forge
    Art of Chocolate Festival 2019
    Saturday, April 6, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    SAVE THE DATE!!The 13TH Annual Art of Chocolate FestivalSponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11 am – 4 pm (times subject to change)Throughout the Historic Masonic Theatre. This year’s theme will be announced soon, along with more details about how to enter our contests and become a vendor. Along with the competition, there will be tasting tables and a silent auction will offer many interesting items. There will also be an exhibit of original art panels about chocolate that promises unique expressions and ideas by area artists. Many other activities have been scheduled and more information will be forthcoming soon. The Chocolate Festival, which has been held for 12 years, serves as the major fundraiser for the AHAACC Artist in Education Residency program. The Center uses the funds to bring an outstanding professional artist to our community to work in the classrooms with students and teachers at Covington and Alleghany High School. Save the date and plan to join the fun!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 6, 2019(11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/ArtofChocolateFestival2019

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Easter Bonnet/Hat Parade
    Saturday, April 20, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    306 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Parade begins at 11am. Line up is at 10:45 at the Elks Lodge (306 East Ridgeway) Causal and pet friendly. Bring the entire family! Awards will be given for adults and kids in the following categories: most beautiful bonnet, most handsome hat, most creative hat, and most creative bonnet. Pet categories are most fun and most creative hat/bonnet. FREE HAT DECORATING SESSION AND SUPPLIES-at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center (439 East Ridgeway) on Saturday March 10th from 10-2pm. All ages welcome.  Take a picture with the Easter bunny under the awesome balloon archway at the finish line. Hunt for eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny immediately following the parade at Scott Hill Retirement Community (700 W. Ridgeway Street). Then head on over to the Historic Masonic Theatre for the AHACC Annual Art of Chocolate Festival lasting until 4pm. This year's theme is "Passport to Chocolate". Enjoy an entire days worth of activities in Clifton Forge!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, April 20, 2019(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualEasterBonnetHatParade

  • Clifton Forge
    The MayFaire
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    518 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Brought to you by the people who offer Kriskindlmarkt, Clifton Forge School of the Arts is transforming its fabulous Mill, garden, and creekbank for The MayFaire, a celebration of Spring and the arts. Come for plants of all kinds, garden-related workshops, and handmade gifts for the home, garden, and Mother’s Day by 30+ artisans. Raffle and Silent Auctions including a Silent Auction of Gourmet Picnics made by area chefs. See area artists painting in our garden and throughout the region and purchase their work at the ‘Wet Paint Sale.' Enjoy performances by groups affiliated with the School of the Arts. $2 Cash Admission, children free. A list of vendors, the entertainment schedule, and registration process for workshops can be found as soon as 2019 plans are complete at www.cfsota.org/MayFaire.

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheMayFaire

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained; The Ultimate Johnny Cash
    Saturday, May 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, May 4 at 7:00 PMIn the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRETickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre***

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedTheUltimateJohnnyCash

  • Clifton Forge
    Cash Unchained in the Masonic Amphitheatre
    Saturday, May 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    513 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash TributeSaturday, May 4 at 7:00 PMIn the MASONIC AMPHITHEATRETickets: Adults $15; Seniors and Students; $12 Everyone is still talking about last year's performance by this talented young artist. By popular demand, we are bringing him back to the Masonic Amphitheatre Join us for a concert under the stars as we experience ALL of Johnny’s iconic songs in concert just the way you remembered them. From the early days with Sam Philips at Sun Records to the later years with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Cash Unchained delivers a complete catalog of breathtaking music from one of the greatest country artists of all time. Experience it LIVE, outdoors at the Masonic Amphitheatre! ***This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved inside to the auditorium of the Historic Masonic Theatre***  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 4, 2019(7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CashUnchainedintheMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Triathlon
    Saturday, May 18, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    4017 Nicelytown Road
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      Join us on Saturday, May 18, for a Fun 5K Run, 5 Mile Paddle and 10 Mile Bike in the beautiful Alleghany Highlands of Virginia! Race begins at the Sharon Community Center in Clifton Forge at 4017 Nicelytown Road, Clifton Forge. Packet pick-up and registration will be 5:30-7pm May 17th at Jack Mason's Tavern and Brewery and 7:30am at The Sharon Community Center on May 18. The overall female and male top finisher will each receive a 1 night 2 person stay at the Omni Homestead Resort (Sun.-Thurs.)!Medals will be given for top finishers in multiple age groups as well as teams. This is a great event for first time participants. 

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, May 18, 2019(9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000
    Fax: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsTriathlon

  • Clifton Forge
    The WannaBeatles 2019 Tour
    Friday, May 31, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The WannaBeatles 2019 TourFriday, May 31, 2019, at 7:30pm In the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets: $20/17/15; Box Seats: $30 THE WANNABEATLES are Grammy-nominated entertainers that have started a bit of Beatlemania of their own, and after their memorable concert on our main stage in 2017, they are now a member of the family! The big question: Who will dance on stage with the four lads during this performance? Maybe you?! It's becoming a tradition. Get ready to take a magical mystery tour filled with great Beatles standards, hilarious parodies, on stage antics, fab fan trivia, and much more. With an emphasis on audience participation, this high energy band offers family-friendly entertainment for audiences of all ages. The WannaBeatles go where no Beatles Band has gone before - and you've got "A Ticket To Ride!" This concert kicks-off the Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Festival weekend. Make plans to join us for Heritage Day on June 1, 2019.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, May 31, 2019(7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/TheWannaBeatles2019Tour

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival
    Saturday, June 1, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival is a celebration of the heritage of the Alleghany Highlands, our Railway History, and Virginia's role in the formation of our country ....1619 to today. Continuous entertainment in story and song, food from around the globe and our own backyard, quilt exhibits and demonstrations, vendors and displays that entertain, educate and enchant. The Festival takes place in downtown Clifton Forge, at the beautifully restored Historic Masonic Theatre, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, the Masonic Amphitheatre, Clifton Forge Public Library, and Clifton Forge School of the Arts. Travel down the road a block and find more music, food, demonstrations, vendors and displays at the C&O Heritage Center. 1619 was a pivotal year in the establishment of the first permanent English colony in North America. It was the year of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, and the recruitment of English women in significant numbers. Celebrate a day of Virginia milestones with history, food, music and fun...the eighth annual Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & Railway Festival!  FREE ADMISSION! Entrance tent is located on 513 Church Street, Clifton Forge, VA

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 1, 2019(10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsHeritageDayRailwayFestival

  • Clifton Forge
    RCT Summer Theatre Camp 2019 at the Masonic Theatre
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Roanoke Children's Theatre Summer Camp 2019In the Historic Masonic TheatreEarly- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655. We are pleased to announce this the return of this popular camp opportunity, a fun summer theater camp taught by the award-winning Roanoke Children's Theatre Company at The Historic Masonic Theatre! This week-long camp, for ages 8-16, runs 6/4/2019 through 6/8/2019: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm. Spaces are limited, so call or register online today. The Camp consists of two halves:Morning10am to noon: Fun theater games and learning,Noon to 1pm: Lunch (campers should bring a bagged lunch each day) Afternoon1pm to 3pm: rehearsal for the end of week performance of Schoolhouse Rock.End of week public performance takes place on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm.Each student will be given 2 complimentary tickets for the Saturday performance. Early- Bird Registration (through 1/31/2019): $95Regular Registration (starting 2/1/2019): $120 Full and partial scholarships are available, please call our box office for more details 540-862-5655.  

    Date/Hours:
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019(10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/RCTSummerTheatreCamp2019attheMasonicTheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! 2019
    Saturday, June 8, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE!Roanoke Children's Theatre (RCT)Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2PMIn the John E. Hillert AuditoriumTickets General Admission: Advance: $5; At the Door: $10 The popular Saturday morning cartoon that taught kids history, grammar, math and more will take the stage to close our summer camp. SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE! takes you on a journey with Tom, a brand new teacher, who is a bit nervous about starting his first day. While watching TV to relax, characters emerge to show him how to win his students over through song and quite a bit of imagination. The cast features RCT's professional actors with our summer camp actors joining in the fun! Based on the book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating & Kyle Hall Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall & Tom Yohe

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 8, 2019(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    office: 540-862-5655

    Email:
    info@historicmasonictheatre.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/SchoolhouseRockLIVE2019

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Flag Day Celebration
    Friday, June 14, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Flag Day Celebration @ the Masonic Amphitheatre begins at 5:30pm. The Stars and Stripes Celebration Committee of Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. is excited to announce this year’s 243rd Nation’s Birthday events! We will kick off our patriotic celebration with a Flag Day Ceremony, June 14th, at 5:30 pm at the Masonic Amphitheatre. Included in the ceremony will be flag presentations by Boy Scout Troop #2, Girl Scout Troup # 699, and Clifton Forge VFW posts #4299 and #1033. Jim "Neighbor" Smith with also take part in the flag ceremony. In addition there will be patriotic music sung by Dale Meuterspaugh and a benefit picnic supper with birthday cake. Everyone is invited to this very special occasion. We urge you to bring children to this event. It's a great opportunity for them to be reminded of the importance of our nation's flag. This events kicks off The Town of Clifton Forge's Stars and Strips Celebration culminating on July 4th.

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, June 14, 2019(5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualFlagDayCelebration

  • Covington
    Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Jackson River Scenic Trail Marathon is held on one of the most scenic trails in the country.  The Jackson River Scenic Trail follows its namesake river, winding its way between Intervale, just north of Covington, to Smith Bridge Trail Head following an old railroad bed of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (Hot Springs Branch) and passes through small communities, cultivated fields, and small patches of woodland along the way. It's common to see wildlife from the trail (birds, turtles, raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, and deer).  Our course is on the smooth crushed gravel surface of The Jackson River Scenic Trail. The trail is mostly flat with some light hills. All finishers will receive a medal.  Strollers will be allowed in the 5k event and will start in the back of the group at the start line.  The course is certified by USATF as a Boston Marathon qualifying marathon race. Coinciding with the annual Covington Cork and Pork Festival BBQ in Covington, VA everyone is encouraged to stay following the race and visit this Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event.  While the barbeque will stand front and center as the centerpiece of this festival, there will be entertainment, a wine tasting event, and children activities.      

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, June 22, 2019(6:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/JRSTHalfMarathon10k5kand1mileFamilyFunRun

  • Clifton Forge
    Annual Stars and Stripes Celebration
    Thursday, July 4, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    On July 4th, we will begin the day-long celebration with a Down Town parade at 11 am. We urge you to come out and enjoy the parade or even be in it! As this is a small town celebration in the best sense of the word, we are hoping that many of our young people will hop on the bikes, carry a flag or wear something red, white and blue and march or ride in the parade. At the conclusion of the parade everyone is invited to gather at the Town Hall steps for a special ceremony honoring our Veterans.Following a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence at the Town Hall steps we encourage you to follow our bagpipers on a short walk to the Masonic Amphitheatre for music and a picnic lunch. Children can enjoy painting cardboard houses and getting their faces painted. At 6 PM, the grounds of the C & O Heritage Center open to the public, free of charge, for an evening of informal fun, food and festivities. This outstanding presentation will include a Retreat of the Colors. An awesome fireworks display will take place at dusk to close out the day-long celebration.

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, July 4, 2019(11:00 AM - 10:30 PM)

    Telephone:
    540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AnnualStarsandStripesCelebration

  • Covington
    Gran Fondo Alleghany
    Saturday, July 20, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    Virginia's First and Finest Fondo!The Gran Fondo Alleghany will celebrate its tenth edition this July, and our commitment to providing our riders with a premium experience remains steadfast. This year, in response to requests from riders, we're offering a Medio Fondo option that avoids the Warm Springs Mountain climb, and a "Medio Mountain" option that tackles the Warm Springs climb and offers more total miles of climbing. We've also taken out the Pitzer's Ridge climb from our shortest ride, the Piccolo Fondo, to give you the flattest Piccolo Fondo course we've ever offered. All of our rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops and food and beverage at the finish. All served with our renowned Alleghany Highlands hospitality! See you on the start line this July!  

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, July 20, 2019(7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178
    Fax: 540-962-2179

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/AlleghanyHighlandsCyclingFestivalGranFondo

  • Covington
    Lake Moomaw 1 Mile Open Water Swim
    Saturday, August 3, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    110 Mall Road
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Lake Moomaw One Mile Open Water Swim takes place amid the beautiful mountain landscape and breathtaking scenery of the Alleghany Highlands.  Lake Moomaw is a gorgeous setting for this event.  The Alleghany Highland Chamber of Commerce and Tourism co-hosts the event with Dave Holland, United States Masters Swimming Long Distance Chair. Lake Moomaw is among the most popular developed recreation areas in the George Washington National Forest and provides an endless array of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, biking and camping. Whether you come for the day’s event or make this your weekend destination there is something for everyone!

    Date/Hours:
    Saturday, August 3, 2019(9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    Office: 540-962-2178

    Email:
    sknick@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/LakeMoomaw1MileOpenWaterSwim

  • Clifton Forge
    Down Town Trick or Treating and Merchant Costume Contest
    Thursday, October 31, 2019
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    501 East Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Visit Downtown Clifton Forge on Halloween from 1PM to 5PM!  Trick or Treat with down town merchants while also enjoying murals hand painted by Clifton Middle School artists,store front decorations, fun costumes, CANDY and more...

    Date/Hours:
    Thursday, October 31, 2019(1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/DownTownTrickorTreatingandMerchantCostumeContest

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Town Tree Lighting
    Friday, November 15, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    547 Main Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

      November 15, 2019 at 6PM we will begin our community celebrations in Clifton Forge with an official lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. This ceremony will take place at Town Hall and feature childrens cloggers from the Alleghany Highlands.  Everyone will be invited to sing along to some popular Christmas carols as well. In addition to music, warm cider and cookies will be served during the ceremony. 

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, November 15, 2019(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS Office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeTownTreeLighting

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Christmas Parade-Santa's Workshop
    Friday, December 6, 2019
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    400 E Ridgeway Street
    Clifton Forge , VA 24422

    On Friday evening December 6th at 6:00 PM Clifton Forge Main Street, Inc. invites you to be a participant or a spectator in our 2019 Christmas Parade. This year we have chosen WINTER WONDERLAND for our theme. As in past years, the parade will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Streets and continue down Ridgeway Street through the historic district to the Clifton Forge Fire Station on D Street. Nice trophies will be given our for best religious float, best private and public vehicles, best marching unit, best dance entry, best clogging entry, most creative entry, best animal float, best overall float and judges favorite. Call 862.2000 to enter!

    Date/Hours:
    Friday, December 6, 2019(6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

    Telephone:
    CFMS office: 540-862-2000

    Email:
    cfmainstreet@ntelos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/Events/CliftonForgeChristmasParade