Rural Retreat Lake & Campground Open for the Season

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Officials are excited that Rural Retreat Lake and Campground has opened for the season. Wythe County Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Williams said he looks forward to starting another season at the lake. “We are looking forward to seeing all the familiar and new faces as the lake opens for the season,”…

2015 LAVENDER THYME EVENT TO BE HOSTED IN WYTHE COUNTY

In just a matter of days, Wythe County will serve host to the region’s only lavender event, Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and Environmental Education Center’s ninth annual “Lavender Thyme.” The all-day event, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, located…

Circus in Rural Retreat Friday 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

The Rural Retreat – Wythe County Fair Association will be hosting a Lewis & Clark Circus at the Fairgrounds (near the Rural Retreat Lake) Friday, May 15th! Showtimes for Friday’s events are 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the following link: https://lccircus.yapsody.com/e…/index/12202/rural-retreat-va

FIDDLER’S CONVENTION PLANNED FOR RURAL RETREAT

Local businesses and community organizations throughout Wythe County are teaming together in support of the Rural Retreat Fiddler’s Convention, scheduled for July 3rd and 4th of this year. The fiddler’s convention is being organized by the Rural Retreat – Wythe County Fair Association and will be held at the association’s fairgrounds, located on Rural Retreat…

WYTHE COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN 100-MILE LONG ROAD MARKET SALE

The Wythe County Department of Tourism has announced that the county will again be participating in the second annual “U.S. 21 Road Market,” scheduled for July 24, 25 and 26, 2015. The three-day road market is the product of the multistate initiative known as “Take a Break from the Interstate,” and is designed to encourage…

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY EVENT SCHEDULED FOR RURAL RETREAT

RURAL RETREAT, Va. – Over 35 venders have already registered to participate in Rural Retreat’s “Springtime Small Business Day,” which is slated to be held this Saturday in downtown Rural Retreat. Organizers of the event say they hope to showcase the products of home-based businesses, including handcrafted wood furniture, jewelry, crafts and dozens of other…

Wythe County Turns 225 Years Old in 2015

2015 marks an important anniversary for Southwestern Virginia, as its flagship county of Wythe (pronounced “With”) will be celebrating its 225th birthday. In addition to being the most trafficked Virginia county west of Lexington and Lynchburg, the Old Dominion locality is uniquely situated at the epicenter of almost everything – being midway between Roanoke and…

WYTHE COUNTY OFFERING TWO BOB ROSS PAINTING CLASSES THIS SPRING

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Over the past several years the Wythe County Department of Parks & Recreation has hosted an annual Bob Ross Painting Class for local residents to enjoy. The one-day, five-hour long session has typically been held in Max Meadows and seen capacity crowds each year. Recognizing the popularity of the classes, which are…