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Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County in the Western Region of the state. In 1798, the present town was established on land donated by William Black. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is on Hwy 460, 9 miles from I81. Virginia Tech is the largest university in the state, with some 25,000 students and 90 buildings. The 2,600-acre campus offers tours; museums, art galleries and dining halls are open to the public. Huckleberry Trail, a recreational pathway popular with bicyclists, walkers, runners, and in-line skaters; the trail eventually connects Blacksburg with Christianburg, a 6-mile distance. Blacksburg is located just west of Roanoke, on I81; the Jefferson National Forest, Claytor Lake, and Claytor Lake State Park are nearby.

Art Stone Sculpture by Suzanne Nees | Price House Nature Center |
Education Performing Arts Institute of Virginia |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Nerv Restaurant |

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04/11 Coming to The area
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Virginia Highlands Festival Abingdon VA August2-11 Showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest, 5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.