I wonder what our founder Robert Porterfield would think of us now, 70+ years later–a sprawling multi-arts, multi-venue extravaganza of creativity!
The Virginia Highlands Festival is a place to “CREATE!” and we continue to grow and expand, adding new programs and events. Indulge your favorite traditions then try something new–the new location of our Antiques Market, a new park filled with Festival programs for kids and families, or new flavors as part of our inaugural Culinary Arts & Traditions programs.
Never truer than today, we need creative minds who remind us of the possibilities of life, inspire a sense of unity, and teach us that art and creativity connect us like nothing else can. Art is a way to share hope and truth. We bring all these personalities together to “CREATE” this Festival for you.
It is an honor to serve as Festival President! This would not be possible without the support of our sponsors patrons, the town of Abingdon, and especially our faithful volunteers and committee members who tirelessly “CREATE” an incredible experience for attendees. Let us inspire you to “CREATE” memories that last a lifetime!
2018 Festival President