Festivals, Fairs, and Celebrations are a way of life in Appalachia, especially in Southwest Virginia. From Spring to the Fall, you'll find a festivity every weekend that features he unique culture, food, music and local arts and crafts of our region. Here in Russell County we have several annual events that we know you'll love!

Annual Events

April | Honaker Redbud Festival

In early Spring, the small town of Honaker erupts in a brilliant display of pink as thousands of Redbud trees awaken from their winter hibernation. This annual event held the third weekend in April celebrates the return of spring.
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June | Clinch River Days

Every year on the weekend after Memorial Day, the Town of St. Paul comes alive with the many flavors of the region. This festival includes live music, food, local craft beer and wine tastings, caving excursions, bus tours, art and photography, fishing, hiking, and more. It is a weekend o fun in the mountains.
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June - August | Town of Lebanon

There are hundreds of stops to make as Main Street is filled with vendors for the Town-Wide Yard sale on the first Saturday in June.
Cedar Fest music festival is held the second weekend in June and comprises everything from bluegrass to gospel and food trucks.
July 4 is an all-day celebration with a parade, food, vendors, live music and fireworks.
The beach comes to Lebanon in August each year with sand, pools, food, and fun.
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September | Russell County Fair and Horse Show

The Russell Co. Fair held in Castlewood has been voted the "Best in Class" for numerous years by the Virginia Association of Fairs, and the Horse Show has ranked as one of the best in the Commonwealth by Virginia Living Magazine. From local vendors to the midway carnival and the live entertainment to the agricultural exhibits, this event begins Labor Day and has everything you would want and more in a down-home county fair.
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Appalachian Gateway Horse and Trail Association

Come be apart of one of the biggest horse shows in Southwest Virginia! Every third weekend of the month in May to October!

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Lebanon Cedar Fest

June 12th, 2021
4-10 PM
Tommy Bryant Stadium on Harry Stuart Field
Lebanon, VA

We're warmin' up with Coal -Camp Band, covering all of your classic favorites.

Maggie Baugh, a promising new country artist.

Daily & Vincent, Two of the best entertainers in American music; backed by a full band.

June 13th, 2021
2-5 PM
Russell County Government Parking Lot
Lebanon, VA

We're sharing the Good News with this line-up of amazing traditional gospel music.

Servant's Heart Trio
Holston River Boys
The Troy Burns Family
The Hoppers

Independence Day Celebration

July 3rd, 2021
7 PM
Tommy Bryant Stadium on Harry Stuart Field
Lebanon, VA

A big slice of our Independence Day Celebration is live music, and we're kicking up our star spangled heels with the 29th Division Army National Guard Military Rock Band; not only are they accomplished musicians, but also trained soldiers that have served our country. We'll be punctuating the evening with local favorite Coal Creek and their long playlist of cover songs ranging from Johnny Cash and Tom Petty.

Community Events

Town-Wide Yard Sale
August 7th, 2021
8 AM - 3 PM
Lebanon, VA

Old Fashioned Christmas Festival
December 5th, 2021
5-9 PM
Lebanon, VA

Usher in the holiday season with a festive parade, tree-lighting, and, of course, a visit from the big man himself, Santa! It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Bike Night
December 9th, 2021
5:30-9 PM
Lebanon Town Park

Grab your tackiest Christmas sweater, decorate your bicycles with as much stuff as you can (the more the merrier!) and join the ride!