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Special Events

Annual Events

January - Woolly Mammoth Day


March - Whitetop Mtn. Maple Festival


April - Dec ArtWalk


April - Aug Taste of the Town


Spring - Mountain Dew Triathlon


May - Marion Memorial Day Weekend Celebration


May - Whitetop Ramp Festival


May - September Marion Broad Street



June - Bike Smyth County/Family Fish

and Fun Day


June - July Marion Summer Concert Series


July - Marion 4th of July Celebration


July - Chilhowie’s Christmas in July


July - Little Salty Birthday Celebration


July - Hungry Mother Arts and Crafts Festival


July/Aug - Rich Valley Fair & Horse Show


August - War Between the States Battle Reenactment


September - Saltville Labor Day Celebration


September - Smyth County Patriot’s Day



September - Chilhowie Apple Festival


October - Civil War Troops Memorial Service


October - Halloween Madness


October - Saltville BBQ Festival


October - Whitetop Sorghum & Molasses Festival


December - Marion Kaleidoscope Christmas Parade and Marion Christmas Market

Virginia Native Bringing ‘Permanent’

Film To The Lincoln Theatre


Writer & Director Colette Burson Will Appear AtScreening

Marion, Virginia:


The Lincoln Theatre will host a screening of “Permanent”, a film written and directed by

filmmaker Colette Burson on April 7th at 7:00 p.m. Moviegoers are invited to stay after the show for a meet and greet with Colette Burson in Lola’s at the Lincoln!


Bad hair day? Nope! More like a bad hair life. Set in 1982 in small-town Virginia, PERMANENT centers around 13-year-old Aurelie Dickson (Kira McLean) and her parents, Jeanne and Jim (Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson). In this hilariously awkward and unique telling full of wit and wisdom of a hairstyle gone wrong, the Dicksons are struggling through major life changes together all the while trying desperately to emerge intact on the other side. For the Dickson family, just getting through the day is a win....


Abingdon native Colette Burson will be present after the film for a live talk back followed by a meet & greet reception. Burson is a well-known television writer, screenwriter, producer, and director. She was at the helm of HBO’s popular television series, Hung and has contributed has a writer to series on Showtime, FX, and NBC. She’ll join Executive Director Brian Tibbs on stage after the screening to discuss the film and answer your questions.


Join us, and director Colette Burson, at the Lincoln Theatre for ’Permanent’. General Admission tickets are on sale for $12 for adults, $7 for children, at, the Lincoln Theatre Box Office, or by calling 276-783-6092.

FREE VISITOR GUIDES: • 1-877-255-9928 • (276) 646-3306

Smyth County, Virginia Regional Visitor Center 408 Whitetop Road, Chilhowie, VA, I-81, Exit 35


1-877-255-9928 • (276) 646-3306


Smyth County



Visitor Center

408 Whitetop Rd,

Chilhowie, VA,

I-81, Exit 35