2014 Highland County Hands & Harvest Fall Festival this weekend

??????????By Lynn R. Mitchell

Celebrate the beauty of autumn at Highland County’s annual Hands & Harvest Fall Foliage Festival this weekend Virginia’s “Little Switzerland.” Held Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, this event offers two full days of activity and entertainment to observe the mountain forests of Virginia’s Western Highlands transformed into a rich palette of russet, gold, and scarlet.

Seasonal foods, including apple dumplings, barbecues, Allegheny Mountain Trout, and homemade baked goods will be available in the historic districts of Monterey and McDowell. Take time to explore the back roads by enjoying one of Highland County’s Scenic Driving Tours or Barn Quilt Trails.

2014 EVENTS

??????????MONTEREY:
Arts & Crafts Show ~ Antique Tractors ~ Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12

The Highland Center features

Hands & Harvest Farmers’ Market

Artists’ Studios & Visitors Center
Friday, October 10 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 11 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 12 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

S.P.C.A Annual Sweater Sale
Friday, October 10 – 10 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 11 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 12 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Used Book Sale at the Highland Country Public Library
Friday, October 10 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 11 – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 12 – 12 a.m. – 3 p.m.

??????????Highland Co. Humane Society Family Fun Day
Saturday, October 11 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ~ Monterey Fire Department
Silent Auction & Flea Market
Games & Prizes
Face Painting, Pony Rides, Cake Walk
Baked goods for pets & people, Animals for adoption.
Rabies & Microchip Clinic 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Little Switzerland Cloggers
Saturday, October 11 – 1 p.m.
North Water Street

BBQ Chicken Benefit Dinner
Word of Faith Church
Saturday, October 11 – 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit those in need.

??????????MEADOWDALE:
Fair Lawn Farm
“Pick Your Own” Pumpkins & Gourds
Kettle Cooked Apple Butter
Fresh Eggs
Cider Tasting
Saturday, October 11  – 9 am – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 12  – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

??????????HIGHTOWN:
Laurel Fork Sap Suckers
Kettle Cooked Apple Butter
Pumpkins, Music, Bonfire & more…
Tent camping Friday & Saturday nights
Apple Pie and Homemade Ice Cream
Saturday, October 11  – 10 am – 6 p.m.

??????????BOLAR:
Southernmost Maple Products
Maple Pork BBQ & Chicken Dinners
Apple Butter & Cider Making
Pumpkins & Gourds
Maple Donuts
Amish rockers, butter & cheeses Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11 – 9 a.m.
Saturday, October 11 – 4 – 8 p.m. “All-You-Can-Eat” Buffet

??????????FORKS OF THE WATER:
Ginseng Mountain Store “Open House”
Door Prizes & Discounts throughout the Store
Lamb, Beef & Marinade Tasting on the front porch
Saturday, October 11  – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 12  – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
October 2014

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