Welcome to Highland County

Our Upcoming Events:

October 8 – 10, 2021:
Hands & Harvest Festival

March 12-13 & 19-20, 2022:
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:!

Wintertide: Saturday, December 4, 2021

Reconnect with what you love in Highland County at Wintertide on Saturday, December 4, 2021.  Make new memories in Virginia with a visit from Santa, local winter market, children’s activities, sugar camp tours, seasonal specials, and more.  Some of the sugar camps on the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail will be open without a need to call in advance to schedule a tour!  Spread some cheer, support local, and enjoy this special time of year!
Please click here for further details about Wintertide.

Highland County Maple Festival: March 12-13 and 19-20, 2022

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 7 – 20, 2022. *** (Photo courtesy Virginia Tourism Corporation)
Please click this link for further details about the Maple Festival.