The Grilling in the Gap First of Fall Festival featuring THE GRIZZLY CHALLENGE is coming up September 24th! A whole day dedicated to 3 HUGE events! Live music from noon till midnight, craft and food vendors, steak, wing, and margarita cookoff, and much more! Make plans to attend!                                                                                                                   Blue Highway Fest Tickets are on sale NOW! Visit bluehighwayfest.com to get your tickets, stay updated, and learn all about the next big thing coming to Big Stone Gap!                                                                                                                             Enjoy Summer in the mountains here in Big Stone Gap! Live Music Venues, Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Car Shows, Events, and more await you! Come on down!                                                                                              A Town Permit is no longer required to access Big Cherry! Get out and visit today!

Virginia Kentucky District Fair

Virginia Kentucky District Fair

Virginia Kentucky District Fair

As one of Virginia’s longest continuing county fairs and Southwest Virginia’s largest fair venues, the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair has proudly featured fun and excitement for all ages since 1913! Along with a week full of everyone’s favorite carnival rides by Drew Exposition, the fair also offers something new and exciting daily! Whether it’s the clashing and crashing of the Demolition Derby, a “Buckin Good Time” at the Bull Riding, the fun filled evenings of great Horse Shows, or a night spent enjoying concerts by chart topping musicians, the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair has something for you! The fair also presents a Talent Competition and the Miss Virginia-Kentucky District Fair Scholarship Pageant. McDonald’s Farm is open daily featuring exhibits of agriculture, arts, crafts, needlework and clothing, home economics, and youth division exhibits. Kids Day provides a day of one-price rides for children under 12.
The Motocross Competition boasts a track that has up to 3 feet jumps and over 1500 feet long. A dirt bike, good tires and the need for speed and adrenaline will get you across the finish line! We offer a class for every rider!
The talent competition, pageant, and concerts are presented on a stage which many locals remember as the stage and fairground scene of the locally filmed, Hollywood hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
The Bull Riding Event, hosted by GN Livestock & Bucking Bulls, is a fair favorite! With some of the meanest bulls around, it takes a real cowboy to hold on for 8 seconds!
The Demolition Derby is one of the most exciting events of the fair; offering heart-wrenching, edge of your seat excitement for all who dare to watch!
Our Horse Show features up to 30 classes, trophies and payouts are awarded to the top contestants in each class. All horses must have current negative coggins and a complete list of rules & regulations is provided on the fairs website www.VaKyFair.com