Smyth County Events: Things to Do This Weekend

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Smyth County, VA is full of fun things to do all year round. We’ve compiled a list of great things to do in and around Smyth County this weekend, plus a preview of what’s coming up next. See what Smyth County events are happening right now, or visit our Things to Do page for more inspiration!

NOTE: This page will be updated each Friday. If you stumble upon the page and it’s out of date, please forgive us, and visit our Facebook page for more current information!

Smyth County events happening this weekend

Weekends through the end of October

Corn Maze – Haynes Greenhouse. In addition to the corn maze there is a playground and games for the kids to enjoy. Admission: $8 per person (age 4 and under free), Flashlight maze $10 per person, Hayrides $2 per person. Hours: Fridays 5 – 11 pm; Saturdays 11 am – 11 pm; Sundays 1 – 5. For more info, click here.

Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2021

Championship Bull Riding Friday & Saturday October 15-16 at 7pm, Industrial Park Road in Chilhowie. Presented by West Hills Tractor. Admission: 13 & up – $15; kids 6-12 – $10; kids 5 & under – free. Gates open at 5:30pm. Muttin Bustin for kids, concessions, shopping, prizes and more.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Art-Ober at the Marion Farmers Market every Saturday, 8am to Noon, through October 28th. We will be showcasing local artisans and their art work / craft. Find all kinds of handcrafted and handmade art, crafts, gifts, jewelry, wood working, and so much more! All this in addition to our usual local produce and baked goods. The Marion Farmers Market is located at the corner of Cherry and Town Street in downtown Marion

Marion, VA: Join us for the LAST Cruise-In of the Year!!
Saturday, Oct. 16th @ the Marion Farmers Market, from 6-9pmLive Music with “The Honey Badgers.” Come on by and check out all the muscle, vintage, sports cars and trucks alike. If you get hungry stop by one of our local restaurant located on Main St.  We hope to see you in Marion’s Downtown Crusie-In!

Monday October 18, 2021

Monday Night Open Jam at the Wayne C. Henderson School for Appalachian Art every Monday night 6pm “until the last picker leaves!”

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Smyth County Farmers Market Virginia Local Food

Save the date for these upcoming events in Smyth County


Wednesday, Oct. 13 6 pm
Paddle in the Park
Hungry Mother State Park
$6 per person, must be at least 6 years old. Pre-register at the Discovery Center. Tour the lake at its most scenic. Event is weather dependent.
Sunday, Oct. 17th, 2 – 4 pm
Get Outside Hike
Stampers Branch TrailGrayson Highlands State Park
Join us for a free family-focused Get Outside Program hike. Please bring a reusable water bottle. Register here.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Chilhowie Farmers Market is held every Thursday, 4pm-7pm through the end of October. At the ill Walker Farmers Market Pavilion. Support local farmers!

October 20 – 30, 2021

Scarecrow Lane, downtown Marion, VA

Friday, October 29, 2021

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Lincoln Theatre, 9pm $5 admission includes prop bag. Local brews will be available. Tickets available at the door. Come enjoy the cult classic on the big screen.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

“Halloween Madness” downtown Marion “Trunk or Treat” event, 11am-1pm.

Visit us Downtown for our Annual “Trunk-or-Treat” and “Trick-or-Treat”. Local Businesses and Organizations will be giving out candy in Downtown Main St. & on Broad St from 11am – 1pm in Marion.

Classic Horror Movies on the big screen at the Lincoln Theater

Sunday, October 31

Marion Halloween – Neighborhood trick or treating at participating homes across Marion VA.

November Events

Friday, November 5, 2021

“First Fridays” with live music, extended hours, tours, food and drink specials, and shopping discounts at participating businesses throughout downtown.

Twitty & Lynn: A Tribute to Conway and Loretta” at the Lincoln Theatre, 7:30pm

Saturday, November 6, 2021

“Song of the Mountains” LIVE at the Lincoln Theatre

Friday, November 12, 2021

Second Fridays ArtWalk, with live music, artist showcase, and refreshments at the Appalachian Spirit Gallery next to Town Hall 5-8pm.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Artimus Pyle Band at the Lincoln Theatre, Saturday November 20th at 7:30pm. Legendary Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle is all about the music. When he put together “The Artimus Pyle Band,” he wanted the band to be a proper representation of the true Skynyrd spirit, one that would do justice to those incredible songs that Ronnie Van Zant wrote and sang with such conviction.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

“Dailey & Vincent” LIVE at the Lincoln Theatre, 3pm matinee

December Events

Friday, December 3, 2021

“First Fridays” with live music, extended hours, tours, food and drink specials, and shopping discounts at participating businesses throughout downtown. Christmas Parade at 7pm!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

“Song of the Mountains” LIVE at the Lincoln Theatre.

Saturdays Thanksgiving through Christmas – “Marion Christmas Market at the Farmers Market” December 2-4 “Merry Marion” Christmas Celebration- Indoor Christmas Market at the Henderson School all weekend- Downtown Open House Thursday Dec 2 with extended hours- Christmas Parade Friday December 3 at 7pm along Main Street – Shopping and dining specials all weekend!

Ongoing Marion events include Farmers Market every Saturday • First Fridays now thru December, then April – December 2022• “Song of the Mountains” LIVE at the Lincoln, every first Saturday night – The Official Television Series of Virginia!* ArtWalk on Second Fridays at Appalachian Spirit Gallery* Monday Night Open Jam at the Henderson School every Monday night 6-10pm

For more Smyth County events, visit our Facebook page.

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