Welcome to Highland County

Our Upcoming Events:

November 28, 2020:
Small Business Saturday at Laurel Fork Sapsuckers


December 5, 2020:


March 13-14 & 20-21, 2020:
Highland County Maple Festival

If you’re planning on coming to Highland County for the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail, why not coincide your visit with one of our events?  Get details on upcoming activities here, or visit the following link for a more comprehensive list of Highland County events:!

Small Business Saturday at Laurel Fork Sapsuckers: Saturday, November 28, 2020

Laurel Fork Sapsuckers will be open for local shopping and farm tours this Small Business Saturday (November 28th) from 10 am to 4 pm.  Get your stamp on the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail and shop for maple syrups, vinegars, ramp salts, apple butter, and wood-turned and crochet items for all ages!  Learn more at

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Wintertide: December 5, 2020

Wintertide is December 5, 2020.  Held annually during the first Saturday of December.  Slow your pace, and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the season during this special time of year in Highland County.  Experience a winter market, arts & crafts, tree lighting ceremony and more.  More details coming soon.  Please visit to learn more!

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Highland County Maple Festival: March 13-14 and 20-21, 2021

Held annually during the second and third weekends in March.  For over 60 years, visitors have been drawn to Highland County to tour real maple sugar camps for a cultural and culinary adventure! In 1999, The Library of Congress designated The Highland County Maple Festival a “Local Legacy.” In 2014, the Governor of Virginia signed a bill into law designating the festival as the “official maple festival of Virginia.” Each year, tens of thousands of visitors are drawn to this unspoiled, rural region of Virginia to celebrate the “opening” of the trees and observe the process of maple syrup-making. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational experience that portrays a rapidly vanishing way of American life.  Full details can be viewed by clicking now.

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