Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
February 26, 2018
Contact: Amanda Leslie Livingston
Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau
335 Cummings Street, Abingdon VA 24210
Abingdon VA Calling for Street Performers for the 4th Annual Busker Fest
Abingdon, VA – Performers of all types are invited to apply to be a part of the 4th Annual Main Street Busker Fest, happening Labor Day weekend in Abingdon, VA. Accepted artists will receive a fee for their work as well as tips from attendees.
Busker Fest will take place Saturday September 1st, filling the sidewalks of downtown Abingdon with weird, wonderful performing artists. The festival is presented by Abingdon Main Street and the Abingdon Music Experience. The organizers are calling for performers of all stripes to participate in the festival, whether or not they have busking experience.
“Busking” is an age-old tradition in which artists play publicly for tips, performing on street corners or wherever a crowd gathers. Past performers have included fire breathers, magicians, contortionists, acrobats, comedians, dancers, musicians and more.
The Festival will take place Saturday September 1st, 11:00am to 5:00pm on Main Street in downtown Abingdon, followed by Buskers After Dark, an evening event for adults. The Busker Fest is family friendly, with special kid-oriented activities from 11:00am to 3:00pm; Buskers After Dark is a 21+ event.
The Main Street Busker Fest is a fundraiser for Abingdon Main Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Main Street program. Abingdon Music Experience is supported by the Town of Abingdon and the Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau. Main Street Busker Fest is also currently seeking out sponsors for the event, with opportunities at all price levels.
To apply artists should visit http://www.mainstreetbuskerfest.com and submit a description of their act and a link to a video. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2018.
The Main Street Busker Fest is a fundraiser for Abingdon Main Street, a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Main Street program. Abingdon Music Experience is supported by the Town of Abingdon and the Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For more information, visit www.mainstreetbuskerfest.com or contact Event Coordinator Sara Saavedra at (276) 676-2282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Come Grow Your Own Garden – Garden Kickoff Day
The Town of Abingdon’s Sustain Abingdon Committee and Appalachian Sustainable Development will hold a Garden Kickoff Day at the Abingdon Gardens on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Fairview Historic Homestead, 908 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, VA.
The Abingdon Gardens is a “grow your own” community garden space where residents of Washington County, VA can rent a 20’ by 20’ vegetable garden plot for $25 for the spring/summer growing season. The Old Glade Antique Tractor Association provides tilling services, and a rainwater collection system will provide water access for the gardeners.
Several businesses and organizations will be sharing information and ideas on how to grow your best garden. There will be guest speakers throughout the day speaking on various garden topics. There will also be informational handouts, activities, and free raffles and giveaways. The Fairview Historic Museum will be open to the public and the Old Glade Antique Tractor Association will have some tractors on display. There will be food vendors’ onsite.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sustainabingdon or call 276-628-3167.
*Sustain Abingdon’s mission is to advise and encourage Town employees, residents & visitors on environmentally sustainable solutions. Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is nationally known and respected for its commitment to local farmers. ASD is transitioning Appalachia to a more resilient economy & a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people with healthy food.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Click the link for more information on the nomination of "Retirement and Muster Grounds" for the National Register of Historic Places -