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2018 Mountain Heritage Festival

Mountain Heritage Festival Canceled

Per the recommendation of state and local Emergency Management personnel and other officials, the 2018 Mountain Heritage Festival has been canceled. We are proud of the 24-year tradition of the Mountain Heritage Festival and regret this weather event that is beyond our control. We pledge to be back next year bigger and better than ever.
The weather in Sparta and Alleghany County could potentially be better than currently predicted. If so, we are open for business and ready to serve you at one of our Chamber Member merchants. Please visit or download the Authentically Alleghany smart device app for a complete listing of all our restaurants, lodging accommodations and other great local merchants.
The Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce appreciates your patience and urges everyone to stay safe and monitor weather updates during the coming days. If you have any questions, please contact (336)-372-5473 or email

For more information on safety protocol please visit



In Alleghany, we have folk art, not souvenirs. You’ll see more farms than fast food, and more cows than people. We’ve got true Appalachian mountain beauty, undiluted by large universities, parking garages, and light years away from the rat race. Alleghany is where you will still find unspoiled views, pristine nature, and quiet solitude. A place where life is still simple and the air is still clean.  

We are the heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Milepost 234, at Roaring Gap marks the geographic center of America’s most beloved roadway and our very own Cumberland Knob is where construction began back in 1935.  

We hope you enjoy your visit as much as we love living here. Maybe you’ll even decide to stay for a while.



Alleghany offers any family or great outdoorsman an assortment of things to do.

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From live music, and outdoor sports, to arts and food, come experience some great events in Alleghany county.

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Faith of Our Fathers - Tent Revivals in Alleghany County

Brush arbor meetings, tent revivals or camp meetings – they go by various names, but outdoor church services are a summertime tradition across Appalachia, including here in Alleghany County.  Roger May, an photographer and writer who has devoted his life to documenting the people of Appalachia says this about these meetings; “I think tent revivals are a beautiful thing, often misunderstood, and unfortunately, quickly fading.