Salt Lick says come to Abingdon for the Barter Theatre, and we have reserved tickets for a show there later this week.
Going on right now, and every year in the first two weeks of August, is the Virginia Highlands Festival. So, there's a crowd, but it's good. I go several times, every year, among other things to see the Cheesesteak and Gyros Lady. (She should have a chain of restaurants selling nothing but cheesesteaks, gyros, lemonade, and strawberry smoothies. Instead, she has one that moves, and it comes to town twice a year.)
Soon after the Festival is Race Week down here at Bristol at BMS, about which I just received this press release, which says that "Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol, Tennessee have been named in this week’s issue of The Sporting News annual 'Best Sports City' issue as the best in NASCAR," just like Green Bay in the NFL and St. Louis in Major League Baseball.
So - the Barter, the Highlands festival, the Bristol race - why not go for all three? Except this year there's some blog meeting in Charlottesville on the day of the Bristol race, I don't know what John Behan was thinking.
Then in September - Bristol has the Rhythm and Roots event.
The Roanoke Times is headed down the Crooked Road towards Bristol, but as of today has only made it to Grayson County.