Find your groove in Galax, a city steeped in music and art in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Hit the trails on foot or bike, grab a jam session or an art class, or visit a working farm. Enjoy a bite downtown and browse an eclectic mix of stores.
Go Outside and Play
Starting at the red caboose, ride for miles along Chestnut Creek in lush greenery and wildlife. Need more of an exciting ride? Bike the singletrack of Mathews State Forest. Foodies shouldn’t miss the Smoke on The Mountain BBQ Competition, July 22-23. Teams compete from all over the country for the title of best barbecue. The 86th Annual Old Fiddler’s Convention, oldest and largest in the world, runs August 8-13. Catch the main stage or a small jam session in the field. You won’t find a better showcase anywhere of Old Time and Bluegrass music; it’s an experience you won’t want to miss.