Welcome to Highland County

Our Upcoming Events:

March 13-14 & 20-21, 2021:
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:!

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

January 15, 2021:  The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to officially cancel both weekends of the 2021 Highland County Maple Festival, originally scheduled for March 13-14 and 20-21, 2021. This announcement is made with heavy hearts after months of deliberation, input, and research for how to safely hold the event given the current state guidelines concerning the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.

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Here is information on the Maple Festival during a typical year:  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. *Please note that due to potential high volumes of people and the busy time to produce syrup, passports will be unable to be stamped from March 8 – 21, 2021.*  Please click now for further details.

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