Blue Highway Fest Is coming up fast!!! Visit bluehighwayfest.com to get your tickets, stay updated, and learn all about the next big thing coming to Big Stone Gap!                                                                                                                             It’s Autumn in the mountains! Come and enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth! Fall Foliage, Festivals, Music Venues, Restaurants, Breweries, Football, and Fun! Visit us in Big Stone Gap for the time of your life!                                                                                             A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

Chillin & Grillin in the Glades – Wise

Chillin & Grillin in the Glades – Wise

Chillin & Grillin in the Glades – Wise

Chillin’ and Grillin’ In The Glades

Hosted by Hoge Masonic Lodge, Chillin’ and Grillin’ In The Glades was first started in 2013 as an amateur BBQ contest.  With the help of the Town of Wise, the Wise Business Association, the Wise County Tourism Office, and Powell Valley Bank, this event has since evolved into a weekend long BBQ & Music Festival featuring a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned contest to crown the Virginia State BBQ Champion AND a Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) sanctioned Steak Contest to crown the Virginia State Champion Steak Cook!

Chillin’ and Grillin’ In The Glades has something for everyone to enjoy.  There are activities that are focused on children in the Kid’s Corner like fire truck rides and a Fireman’s Obstacle Course.  There is a Cornhole Tournament for people to compete in for cash prizes.  We have craft vendors set up on Main Street and a food court stocked with regular festival fair and, of course, plenty of barbeque!  For the more active people, we invite you to come out and compete in our Grillmaster 5K run or our My Run, Walk & Roll Challenge.  

People who enjoy outdoor concerts will really love The Big Glades venue in downtown Wise, VA.! The Town of Wise hosts one of the regions best music festival, with entertainment ranging from Southern Rock, Rhythm and Blues, and everything in between.

If Barbecue or Steaks are your passion, this is the event for you!!!  Up to 34 Professional BBQ teams and 40 steak contestants from all over the United States will be showcasing their culinary skills in downtown Wise, Virginia as they compete for over $10,000 in prize money and the prestigious title of Virginia State Champion! Winning our event gives you a chance at competing in the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championship and the American Royal, two of the premiere BBQ Contests in the world!. The winner of our Steak Cookoff gets an automatic entry to the SCA World Steak Championship Cookoff in Ft. Worth, TX.! Did we mention that these events are open for anyone who wants to compete?