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Government Meetings, Hearings and other Events of Community Importance scheduled in Wise County

(NOTE:  All events shown are tentatively scheduled and are subject to change at any time.)

Visit our Tourism website (http://www.visitwisecounty.com) for Local Cultural Events, Festivals, Entertainment Opportunities and other Events in Wise County.  For scheduled events at The Glades park in downtown Wise, VA, please visit the Town of Wise Events page.

September 2020

Aug. 29 - Sept. 6 CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
The Guest River Rally Festival
Food - Vendors - Kids Activities - Music - Talent Contest - Fun for the Whole Family.
Downtown Coeburn, Virginia.
Sept. 6 CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
16th Annual Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival
Natural Tunnel State Park Amphitheater
Sunday @ 5:00 PM
Sept. 7 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Labor Day.
Sept. 10 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Sept. 11-12 Big Stone Celtic (Discontinued as of 12/05/2019)
Downtown Big Stone Gap, VA.
An annual celebration of the music & culture of the seven Celtic Nations and their influence on this region.  For more information, go to www.bigstoneceltic.com or call (276) 4523-5097
.
Sept. 12

CANCELLED Due to COVID-19
51st Annual Dock Boggs & Kate Peters Sturgill Festival
Appalachian Traditions Village
6034 Kent Junction Road
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: (276) 431-3338
Phone: (276) 679-0961

Sept. 14 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Sept. 15

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

Sept. 26 The 14th Annual High Knob Naturalist Rally will take place on Saturday, September 26th, at High Knob Recreation Area . Come celebrate the natural world with a day full of fun and educational hikes, workshops, and activities highlighting the unique ecology of the High Knob region. This event is organized by The Clinch Coalition and is free and open to the whole family. For the second year, a 5k Trail Run will take place before the rally on the lakeshore trail. More information contact us by email at clinchcoalition@gmail.com.

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October 2020

Oct. 8 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Oct. 10 - 11 42nd Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling
Downtown Wise VA – Courthouse Mall
Oct. 12 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Columbus Day.
Oct. 17 - 18

49th Annual MECC Home Crafts Days
Campus of Mountain Empire Community College,
Big Stone Gap VA.

Oct. 19 Planning Commission Meeting
(***Rescheduled due to Columbus Day***)
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Oct. 20

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM at the Mountain Empire Older Citizens (MEOC) building in Big Stone Gap, VA.

Oct. 31

Deadline to Pay 2nd Half 2020 County Real Estate & 2020 Personal Property Taxes

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November 2020

Nov. 1 Daylight Savings Time ENDS @ 2:00 AM.
Set your Clocks BACK 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
Nov. 3

All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Election Day – Don't forget to vote!

Nov. 9

Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.

Nov. 11 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Veterans' Day.
Nov. 12 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Nov. 17 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.
Nov. 24 - 26 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Offices will Close at 12 Noon on Wed., Nov. 24 and remain Closed thru Fri., Nov. 26.

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December 2020

Dec. 10 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Dec. 14 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Dec. 24 - 25 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Christmas.
Offices will be Closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and remain Closed thru Tuesday, Dec. 25.
Dec. 31 All County Government Offices will Close at 12 Noon in observance of New Year's Day.

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January 2021

Jan 1 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of New Year's Day.
Offices will be Closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Jan. 11

Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.

Jan. 14 Board of Supervisors (Org./Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
5:50 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Jan. 18 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Jan. 19 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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February 2021

Feb. 8 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Feb. 11 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Feb. 15 All County Government Offices will be Closed in observance of Presidents Day.
Feb. 16 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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March 2021

March 8 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM
- at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
March 11

Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM
at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.

March 14 Daylight Savings Time BEGINS @ 2:00 AM.
Set your Clocks AHEAD 1 Hour – "Spring Forward, Fall Back"
March 16 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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April 2021

April 8 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
April 12 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
April 20

Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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May 2021

May 1 Deadline to file 2020 Virginia State Income Tax Return or for an Extension
May 10 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
May 13 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
May 18 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.
May 22
Gathering In The Gap Music Festival 2021 Gathering In The Gap
Music Festival

Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
10 West First Street
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219.

For more information:  Call (276) 523-1322 or visit http://www.gatheringinthegapmusicfestival.com/.
May 28 - 30 Pound Heritage Days 2021
Welcome to Pound ... "Where the Crooked Road Bends".
(276) 796-5188
May 31 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day.

Deadline to Pay 1st Half 2021 County Real Estate Taxes

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June 2021

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June 5 - 6 21st Annual Clinch River Days Festival - Downtown St. Paul - Festival featuring arts, crafts, exhibits, music, and more! - Contact: Suzy Harrison, 276-762-5544
June 7 - 11 107th Annual VA-KY District Fair & Horse Show
Wise County Fairgrounds, State Route 680 near Wise VA – featuring concerts, rides on the midway by Drew Exposition, pageants, demolition derby, sporting events, horse shows, agricultural and commercial exhibits, and more!  For more information call 276-328-9772 or 276-328-5760.
June 10 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
June 12- 17 34th Annual Best Friend Festival
The Best Friend Festival is sponsored by the Wise County Chamber of Commerce, City of Norton, and area businesses.  All events held at Norton City Park unless otherwise stated.  In the event of inclement weather or for more information, please call 276-679-0961.
June 14 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
June 15 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.
June 18 All County Administration Offices will be CLOSED Fri., June 18 in observance of "Juneteenth" (Emancipation / Freedom Day). *** TENTATIVE ***
June 30 End of Fiscal Year (2020-21)

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July 2021

July 1 New Fiscal Year (2021-22) Begins.
July 5 All County Government Offices will be CLOSED Mon., July 5thin observance of Independence Day.
July 8 *** TENTATIVE ***
No Regularly held Board of Supervisors Meeting in July
July 12 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
July 17 & 18 Chillin' & Grillin' in The Glades
Main Street, Downtown Wise, VA - Music Festival, Virginia State BBQ Championship (with $7,500 in Prize Money), Cruise-in Car Show and much more.

Chillin' & Grillin' in Th Glades

July 20 Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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August 2021

Aug. 1 37th Annual Appalachia Railroad Days 5K Road Race in Appalachia, VA.  The race/walk also features a 3-Mile Power Walk for serious walkers who have yet to transition to running.  The 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m.  The 5K Road Race starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 3-Mile Power Walk follows at approximately 8:20 a.m.  For more information, contact race director Randy Blair at (276) 393-9577 or assistant race directors Pam Hutchinson at (276) 565-0821 and Kimberly Teglas at (276) 393-6163.
Aug. 9 Planning Commission Meeting
(Regularly 2nd Monday of each month)
5:00 PM - at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Aug. 12 Board of Supervisors (Regular Meeting)
(Regularly 2nd Thursday of each month)
6:00 PM at the Wise County Schools Education Center, Conference Room A, located on Lake Street in Wise, Virginia.
Aug. 17 Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Meeting
(Regularly 3rd Tuesday of each month)
4:00 PM in the County Administrator's Conference Room at the Wise County Courthouse, E Main ST, Wise VA.

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