Saturday, June 6 marks a day of honoring heritage of the Alleghany Highlands: A day of celebrating regional cultures

Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day in Clifton Forge, VA, will begin with a lively kick-off by the Pennsylvania-based Celtic Martins on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Amphitheater. Join in with this lively band winning the hearts of any audience. Tickets are $10 adult; $8 seniors/military, $5 students.

The C&O Railway Festival & Train Show will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, all other festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

The event consists of over 100 artisan demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and presentations. Also there will be continuous music throughout the day, games and experiential activities. It will include a wide variety of food vendors representing Irish, Scottish, English, Native American, soul food, German food complete with a German beer and Virginia cider garden, and baked goods sweet treats. Featured demonstrations include blacksmithing, felting, pottery, spinning and weaving, stained glass and fused glass, knitting, quilting, decorative painting, doll making and basket making, puppetry, wood carving, apple-butter making, and soap-making.

Admission is free and there will be four entrance points to Heritage Day; one on Church and Commercial Street, one on Church Street and Jefferson, one on the Masonic Amphitheater side of Smith Creek pedestrian bridge, and one at C&O Heritage Center. A brochure with the schedule of events and map will be provided at any of the entrance points on the day of the event. For more information on the Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheater and to view the Heritage Day Schedule of Events, visit

There’s something of interest to everyone, and our children and grandchildren will learn much about the history of their community.


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