Keeping it Local

At App(ugh)lachia, we strive to support the beautiful community we live in, and we encourage you to do the same. Avoid the same old interstate exits when you visit, and instead, enjoy the truly App(ugh)lachian experiences listed below.

Side Note: We also want our youth to be able to take advantage of this competition to better themselves and prepare for the tougher challenges that lie ahead. As such, we give away 6 spots in each race to the top local boys and girls runners in our region. If you are a local runner who won the Region 1A, 2A, or 3A West Cross Country meet in Southwest Virginia, and weren’t contacted, please email the race director at

Be Sure To Include Some Of These Stops During Your Stay:

Virginia Creeper Trail – Abingdon/Damascus, VA

Sugar Hollow Campground/Park – Bristol, VA


Harvest Table Restaurant – Meadowview, VA


White Birch Juice Co. – Abingdon, VA

Blue Hills Market – Abingdon, VA


Barter Theatre – Abingdon, VA


Martha Washington Inn – Abingdon, VA


Emory & Henry College – Emory, VA

Lavelle Manufacturing/Lavelle Denim – Glade Spring, VA

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Zazzy’z Coffee  – Abingdon, VA

Abingdon Farmers Market – Abingdon, VA


The Market (Restaurant) – Abingdon, VA

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Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway – Abingdon, VA


William King Art Museum – Abingdon, VA


The Tavern – Abingdon, VA


Carter Family Fold (old time music) – Hiltons, VA

Birthplace of Country Music Museum – Bristol, VA


Paramount Theater – Bristol, TN

Benjamin Walls Fine Art Gallery – Bristol, VA

Kil’n Time – Bristol, TN


Pointer Brand – Bristol, TN

Mountain Sports Ltd – Bristol, VA

South Holston Dam/Lake – Abingdon, VA/Bristol, VA/Bristol, TN


South Holston River/South Holston River Company (2014 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year)

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Blackbird Bakery – Bristol, VA

Steele Creek Park – Bristol, TN

Bristol Slogan Sign – Bristol, VA/TN


 Thanks For Supporting App(ugh)lachia!