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Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day and C&O Railway Heritage Festival

Alleghany HIghlands Heritage Day

“Canned Morale” WWII Movie Series at The Historic Masonic Theatre honoring WW1 and WW2 Vets, Tuesdays—May 16, 23, 30 at 7:00 pm “Bridge Over the River Kwai”, “The Great Escape”, “Patton”

Heritage Day Festival Movie Series

Heritage Day Kick Off Band, The WannaBeatles (thanking our British allies!), June 2, 7:30 PM at The Historic Masonic Theatre

Historic Masonic Theatre The WannaBeatles

Saturday, June 3, 10:00 to 5:00 Alleghany Highlands Heritage Day & C&O Railway Festival

                        10:00 a.m.  Presentation of Colors, Amphitheatre Bridge and Stage

10:00 to 5:00 PM, AH Arts & Crafts Center, The Historic Masonic Theatre, Masonic Amphitheatre, CF School of the Arts, The Jungle and Smith Creek Trail, CF Presbyterian Church, CF Public Library, CF Town Hall Parking Lot, C&O Heritage Center

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Pepper Cory, longtime quilter and instructor

Pepper Cory, Quilter and Instructor

Pepper Cory

Pepper Cory, “Southern Quiltmaking, Scrappy & Inspirational”, Quilt Bed Turnings, Antique Quilt Display, WestRock Room, Historic Masonic Theatre

10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Bernard Marie, Officer of the French Order of Merit and recipient of the American Legion Patriot Award, was a child in Normandy, France during WWII.

Bernard Marie, Officer of the French Order of Merit and recipient of the American Legion Patriot Award, was a child in Normandy, France during WWII.


Bernard L. Marie, “Life Under Nazi Occupation-The Invasion of Normandy and the Strength of the Human Spirit” Historic Masonic Theatre Stage 2:00 pm

Bernard Marie, Officer of the French Order of Merit and recipient of the American Legion Patriot Award, was a child in Normandy, France during WWII.  His father was active in the French Resistance and Bernard Marie has been honoring WWII veterans and telling his story since that time. Question and answer session follows the presentation.

The Jungle, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Horse-drawn Wagon Rides to Get From Here to There, Log-Pulling Demonstrations, Heritage Mule Teams

The Bedford Gang Draft Horses, Green Hill Highlands Games and Demonstrations, Heritage Animals

Continuous Entertainment

Historic Masonic Theatre Underground

10:00 a.m. Leah Trent, Celtic Harp and Hill Crest Tea and Scones

12:30 p.m. Jim Lloyd and Banjo

1:30 p.m. David Crandall and Guitar

3:00 p.m. Gregg Kimball, Musical Demonstration

Historic Masonic Theatre Auditorium

WWII Newsreels throughout the day

11:30 a.m. Calvin McClinton,  “African-American Pioneers, Past & Present”

1:00 p.m. “Dawn of Infamy, America Goes to War”, presented by AH Chamber of Commerce

2:00 p.m. Bernard Marie, “Life Under Nazi Occupation-The Invasion of Normandy and the Strength of the Human Spirit”

4:00 p.m. Sing Along with Southbound Trio (WWI and WWII songs) Lyrics provided

Amphitheatre Stage

10:00 a.m. Presentation of Colors and Opening Speakers, Mayor Carl Brinkley, Mayor Tom Sibold, Mayor Chuck Unroe, Board of Supervisors, Steve Bennett, Paul Linkenhoker, Alleghany Historical Society

10:30 a.m. Native American Dancers

11:30 a.m. Southbound Trio

12:15 p.m. Patrick Henry, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”

12:30 p.m. CFSOTA Brass Band

1:30 p.m. Strum Sum Band, Americana Music

2:30 p.m. Reborn Gospel Choir

3:00 p.m. Delwin Fiddler, Lakota Tribe, Native American Flute

3:30 p.m. Bluegrass Jam

Bagpipes with Tom Rogers strolling the grounds

Falconry with Corey Basham


10:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mike Carter Classic County Music


Clifton Forge Public Library, WWI & WWII Research Center

11:00 a.m. Restoring Vintage Photos Feature WWI and WWII, Chuck Almarez

12:00 noon Gramophone Technology and WW Music, Sam Hale

1:00 p.m. “The WWI Red Cross Quilt”, Neva Hart

10:00 to 5:00:  “What’s Your Story?”, Clifton Forge 1900 to 1940 Photo Exhibit and Stories of the Highlands

10:00 to 5:00: “Keeping the Home Fires Burning”  Threadbenders NeedleArt & More

WWI, WWII Exhibits, Captured German Artifacts, Displays, Documentaries

Veterans’ Stories, “In Their Words”

Food, Glorious Food

Masonic Amphitheatre Grounds

10:00 to 5:00 or ‘til it’s gone! Kraut & Sausages, Scottish Delights by Club Car, Irish Marvels by Jack Mason’s Tavern, Soul Food by Bonnie Quarles, WWII Canteen, Fudge Street Bakery, Native American Tacos, Food From the Home Front

Historic Masonic Theatre Underground

10:00 to 12:00 Hill Crest Tea & Scones


Food on Church Street

10:00 to 5:00  Lions Club Home Made Ice Cream, Masonic Market Place, Celtic Pasties, Sausage Rolls, Snow Cones, Cold Water and Pop, Hillbilly Pork Rinds by Tracy Brown, Pepperoni Rolls by Vic’s, The Bee Hive Natural Honey Products

CF School of the Arts

10:00 to 5:00 CC’s Sweet Treats


10:00 to 5:00 Tastee Chef – Funnel Cakes & Ice, Clifton  Forge Rescue Squad – Hotdogs & Drinks

      Demonstrations & Displays

Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, 10:00 to 5:00 Vintage Quilt Exhibit

Historic Masonic Theatre, 10:00 to 5:00 Annex, Fiber Arts Network

Masonic Amphitheatre Grounds, 10:00 to 5:00, Log Cabin Painting for Children, Clifton Forge Woman’s Club, Clifton Forge Alumni Association, Jerry Morgan, Flintknapper, Corey Basham, Falconer, Alleghany Historical Society, Bath County Historical Society, Botetourt Historical Society, Wrightsville Museum Exhibit, Sons of the Confederacy, United Daughters of the Confederacy, VFW Post 1033 & 4299, Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society, Blacksmithing and Coppersmithing, Apple Butter Making, Boy Scout Troop 2 Display, Patrick Henry Stump Speech, Olde Town Covington

Church Street, 10:00 to 5:00 Felted Wool Products/Children’s Books, Handmade Leather Belts, Handmade Ethnic Jewelry, Plants Sale by Master Gardeners

Clifton Forge School of the Arts Promenade, 10:00 to 5:00, Ukulele Demonstrations, Doll Making, Homemade Natural Lotions, Creams and Soaps, Soapstone Carving, Children’s Hands-on Artistry, Silk Fusion

10:00 to 1:00 Painted Wood by Nancy Smith

Clifton Forge School of the Arts, The Mill, 10:00 to 5:00 The Mill, Wood Crafting, Wood Carving, JRE Baskets, Wood Working, Making Wooden Household Implements

Clifton Forge School of the Arts, Hall Transfer Building, 10:00 to 5:00, Stained Glass Arts, Alpaca Yarns, Spinning & Weaving, Glass Studio, Pottery, Pottery Studio

The Jungle, 10:00 to 5:00, Heritage Animals, Draft Horse and Mule Pull, Highland Games

Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church, 10:00 to 5:00, Church Pew Quilt Exhibit (80 quilts)

Clifton Forge Town Hall, 10:00 to 5:00, Antique Tractors, Antique Cars, WW Encampment

C&O Heritage Center

Miniature Trains and Hand Car Rides, Railway Museum, Gift Shop, 1900 Passenger Station Replica, Chessie & Peake during WWII Exhibit, C&O Troop Trains, Photo Opportunities Props including Thomas the Tank Mascot, Hands on Kids Exhibit, Model Train Layouts, Train Whistles,            Operation Life Saver  – West Virginia Mobile Education Unit, B&O Railroad Museum

Historic Masonic Theatre C&O Train RIde


Alleghany County, WestRock, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Covington & Hot Springs Rotary, CF Main Street, AH Arts & Craft Center, CF School of the Arts, The Masonic Theatre Complex, Town of Clifton Forge, Alleghany Historical Society, Hill Crest B&B, C&O Historical Society, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Olde Town Covington, CF Presbyterian Church, CF Friends of the Library, VFW Post 1033

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Visit the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia

Visit the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia

2017 Vendor Application/Agreement Heritage Day 

Date: Masonic Complex, June 3, 2017


Application Deadline:  April 8, 2017

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