Frontier Muster and Trade Faire -  Natural Tunnel State Park
Duffield, April 29-30

Step back in time with Natural Tunnel State Park and the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association to celebrate the passage of winter as the frontier families would have done over 200 years ago.

The Frontier Muster and Trade Faire will celebrate the end of a long, harsh winter and the renewal of hope that comes with the arrival of spring on the Southwestern Virginia frontier in 1775. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about and observe the skills that were necessary for day-to-day survival in the last half of the 18th century on the frontier. The spinning and weaving of wool, and the processing of raw flax into linen will be demonstrated all day, along with open fire pit cooking, soap making, blacksmithing, tanning animal hides, and all day visits to the Wilderness Road Blockhouse.

The Scott County Horse Association will provide a period horse race Saturday. Later Saturday afternoon there will be a Frontier Fundraiser Auction for the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association. On Sunday, join members of the Association for a Frontier Worship Service followed by a social.

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Gathering in the Gap Music Festival - Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
Big Stone Gap - May 27
Celebrate Southwest Virginia's rich tradition of old-time, bluegrass, blues and Americana music. Enjoy performances by regionally and nationally renowned musicians, including the Steep Canyon Rangers and Dave Eggar & Deoro. Also enjoy instrument competitions, songwriting workshops and jam sessions. Crafters and vendors will be on hand, and there's an area for just the kids.
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