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Smyth County, Virginia Regional Visitor Center 408 Whitetop Road, Chilhowie, VA, I-81, Exit 35

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Special Events

Annual Events

January - Woolly Mammoth Day


March - Whitetop Mtn. Maple Festival


April - Dec ArtWalk


April - Aug Taste of the Town


Spring - Mountain Dew Triathlon


May - Marion Memorial Day Weekend Celebration


May - Whitetop Ramp Festival


May - September Marion Broad Street Cruise-Ins


June - Bike Smyth County/Family Fish and Fun Day


June - July Marion Summer Concert Series


July - Marion 4th of July Celebration


July - Chilhowie’s

Christmas in July


July - Little Salty Birthday Celebration


July - Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival


July/Aug - Rich Valley Fair & Horse Show


August - War Between the States Battle Reenactment


September - Saltville Labor Day Celebration


September - Smyth County Patriot’s Day Celebration


September - Chilhowie Apple Festival


October - Civil War Troops Memorial Service


October - Halloween Madness


October - Saltville BBQ Festival


October - Whitetop Sorghum & Molasses Festival


December - Marion Kaleidoscope Christmas Parade and Marion Christmas Market



 Marion, Virginia is definitely the coolest place to be this summer! The Town of Marion, Marion Downtown, and The Lincoln Theatre have collaborated to provide you with the very best entertainment, all year long! Memorial Day through November, is jam-packed full of exciting events, so mark your calendars and start making plans to attend all the concerts coming up in downtown Marion!

Friday, September 28th- Broad Street Cruise In: Music featuring Jason Byrd, 6 PM


Calling all care enthusiasts! This year, the folks of Marion Downtown are hosting cruise-ins on Broad Street in downtown Marion throughout the summer! The lineup starts at 6 PM, with raffles and prizes, it’s sure to be a fun night. Welcoming all classics, customs, rods, muscle cars, and motorcycles, there is something for everyone and every interest. This year, each cruise in will feature live music! Admission is free! On Friday, September 28th, join local favorite, Jason Byrd, as he performs live!




Friday, September 28th- 4th Fridays Concert Series: Wilson Fairchild at The Lincoln Theatre, 8 PM


The Town of Marion has come to love Wilson Fairchild, so we had to bring them back! Wilson Fairchild is made up of Wil and Langdon Reed from the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The duo, also referred to as "the Reid Boys," have been writing, performing and playing music together their entire lives. With influences such as The Statler Brothers or Ricky Skaggs, their passion and drive for country music is inspiring. Along with their outstanding harmony, which is an inherent trademark from their fathers, Harold and Don Reid, members of the Statler Brothers, Wil and Langdon are prolific songwriters who have had over 30 songs published and recorded.


This event is sponsored by The Town of Marion.


Tickets are $20, and available for pickup at The Lincoln Theatre or online by visiting



Friday, October 26th- 4th Fridays Concert Series: Nathan Stanley with Special Guests Bluegrass Outlaws at The Lincoln Theatre, 8 PM


The "Prince of Bluegrass" and Dove Award winner, Nathan Stanley will take the stage with The Bluegrass Outlaws and special guest Ashton Shepherd as part of the Town of Marion's Fourth Fridays Series. Nathan Edmond Stanley was born into a music royalty bloodline and family Legacy. As the grandson of the Bluegrass music icon Dr. Ralph Stanley, Nathan made his music debut at the young age of 2 on stage with his Grandfather at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, playing the spoons for the Clinch Mountain Boys. He later graduated to playing the mandolin, and in 2007 became the lead singer and rhythm guitar player for the Clinch Mountain Boys, who are one of the most highly acclaimed bands in the music industry. To rewind his life and look back in time his history is simple, an entertainer on a mission! He’s an original.


Nathan Stanley refuses to be a carbon copy. Nathan would say “If it’s been done, I don’t think I’ll do it that way”. His musical influences include Dr. Ralph Stanley and Elvis Presley.



Special guest, Ashton Shepherd will return to her “roots” as she performs an acoustic/solo set featuring some of her favorite songs as well as her biggest hits, like “Look It Up, Sounds So Good, Takin off This Pain, Where Country Grows,” and many more! Shepherd was nominated for the New Female Country Artist in 2008, and has had 2 Top 20 Billboard Charting singles. She has recently toured with Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, and Josh Turner.




The event is sponsored by the Town of Marion. Tickets are $20, and available for pickup at The Lincoln Theatre or online by visiting




Friday, November 23rd- 4th Fridays Concert Series: Dailey and Vincent, 7 PM


Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time DOVE Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners), Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, backed by one of the best bands on tour today, are some of the most reputable and elite entertainers in American music; bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music. Now on Season 3 of their nationally broadcast television series, “The Dailey & Vincent Show on RFD-TV,” Dailey & Vincent bring their music to a national audience on a weekly basis.  After a decade spent performing together and with over 1,000 airings of their PBS special “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE – In Concert,” their concoction of fantastically instinctive vocal blends of Dailey’s tenor and Vincent’s reedy harmonies has gained them well-deserved praise for their own distinctive style and worldwide recognition as American Music gold.  Their most recent live CD, “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and remained at the top position for over 15 weeks.


The event is sponsored by The Lincoln Theatre. Tickets are available for pickup at The Lincoln Theatre or online by visiting

FREE VISITOR GUIDES: • 1-877-255-9928 • (276) 646-3306

Smyth County, Virginia Regional Visitor Center 408 Whitetop Road, Chilhowie, VA, I-81, Exit 35


1-877-255-9928 • (276) 646-3306


Smyth County



Visitor Center

408 Whitetop Rd,

Chilhowie, VA,

I-81, Exit 35