Below are our regular events, held each year (or in the case of the Mountain Music Jam, every week). For one-time events, such as concerts, plays, and other happenings in and around the 1908 Courthouse, see our calendar.

Old-Time Mountain Music Jam - Every Wednesday

Join us on Wednesday evening (6:30 to 9:00pm) for an old-time mountain music Jam. It is just like "front-porch pickin'" except it's at the 1908 Courthouse. If the weather permits, the music will be outdoors under our bandstand. If not, we'll do it inside. Either way, every Wednesday, we'll be there.

Bring a folding chair or use one of ours. Even in the summer, it's a good idea to bring a jacket 'cause it can get chilly outside.

It's free but if you feel motivated, we have a donation box that supports the courthouse.

For more information about the jam or to see some videos of the jam click here.

 

 

Independence Day in Independence - July 4th, 2014

 

 

 

What better place to celbrate Independence Day than in Independence, VA!?

Each year the Town of Independence goes all-out and we have one of the longest parades in the area. Along with that there are craft booths and food vendors galore. Listen to live music from our bandstand as you enjoy your lunch.

Come join us for a humdinger of a 4th of July!

If you are a vendor and want to rent a booth for the 4th, download our vendor agreement here.

 

 

 

The Grayson Wine Festival - August 23rd, 2014

This recently-added annual event is a wine tasting featuring several wineries from the region. In 2013 we had a great event with beautiful weather. Present were West Wind, Mt. Vale, and Stanburn, Foggy Ridge Cider, and Coltsfoot Wineries.

We had live music with "Casey Hash and the Hashtones" doing beach, folk, and just about anything your can think of from the 60's and 70's. We also had several high-quality craft vendors showing their wares.

In 2012 we were able to have the Wine Festival on a beautiful, sunny day. Wineries were West Wind, Mt. Vale, Stanburn, and Homeplace Vinyards. The "Lucky Strikes" played jazz, rock and beach music.

For more information about the Grayson Wine Festival click here.

Mountain Foliage Festival - October 11th, 2014

Always the second Saturday in October. This festival is in conjuction with the Town of Independence and includes Virginia's only Official Grand Privy Race! See dare-devil racers push their wheeled outhouses down main street for prizes and bragging rights!

On the lawn of the 1908 Courthouseyou will ba able to browes the wares of craft vendors from the region. Sample festival-style eats on our back lawn as you listen to live music from our bandstand.

Event Vendor Registration Forms

Click on the links below to download the registration form for each event. You will need Adobe Reader to view or print the files.

Independence Day Celebration - always July 4th except when July 4th falls on a Sunday then it will be July 3rd.
   Download Vendor Registration form

Grayson Wine Festival - Always the last weekend BEFORE Labor Day.
Download Winery Registration Form.

Mountain Foliage Festival - Always the second Saturday in October.
   Download Craft Vendor Registration form