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Buchanan Spring Clean Up “Team Up to Clean Up”  The Town of Buchanan is hosting its annual Spring Clean up on Saturday, April 18th. A dumpster will be available to Town of Buchanan residents between 8am and 4pm on the Town Park parking lot on Lowe Street. We will accept broken household items, furniture, appliances. We can not accept tires, construction debris or chemicals.  Thank you to Faith Fellowship Community Church who is joining us and accepting gently used appliances, furniture and clothing which may be used for Solomon’s Closet.
The Town is also looking for Volunteers to help clean up along Main Street from San Mar Co to Pico Road between 8 am and 12 noon. If you, or, an organization you belong to would like to help, please contact the Buchanan Town Hall at 254-1212 x4 . Lunch will be provided at noon.

Attention Buchanan Main Street Residents – Weather permitting, VDOT will be sweeping Main Street of gravel left from the winter spreading of salt and gravel during snow storms. Please help us by sweeping the gravel off of the sidewalk in front of your house into the curb and gutter area, and, please try not to park on Main Street on Friday. Thank you for your assistance and patience.

Buchanan’s Cherry Blossom Bloom is predicted to begin April 3rd with Peak Bloom between April 11th through the 14th.

Applications for the 2015 Buchanan Garden, Antique & Art Festival may be accessed on the links below.

2015 Garden Application  2015 Art Application  2015 Antique Application

Applications for the 2015 Buchanan Civil War History Weekend may be accessed on the links below.

2015-Buchanan Civil War History Weekend Application

The Town of Buchanan, Virginia has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel Guide as one of the “Top Ten Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.”  www.fodors.com  › …  › 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.

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WELCOME TO BUCHANAN “Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley”

488 Rediscover small town America while exploring Buchanan, Virginia. Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains while you explore more than two hundred years of history in Buchanan, Virginia.   Discover a vibrant downtown where shopping meets outdoor adventures. Weather you are antiquing along Main Street, paddling down the mighty James River, exploring Civil War history, hiking the Appalachian Trail or peddling the U.S. Bicentennial Bicycle Route, you will find yourself immersed in natural beauty and history.   Nestled within the steep slopes of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, Buchanan has been a natural stopping point for travelers since the 1700’s. Whether you are planning an afternoon shopping spree, or, a weekend get away, include Buchanan as part of your itinerary. So, grab a jacket and head on to Buchanan where you can capture the true American spirit.  While planning your visit, check our Calendar of Events, Accommodations,  and shopping opportunities for a well rounded visit. 144 Shop, stroll and dine along Buchanan’s historic Main Street where more than 200 years of history comes to life. Recognized for its blend of historic buildings dating from the early 1800’s through the 1950’s, Buchanan’s Main Street is home to general stores, specialty shops, indoor golf, antique shops, art galleries, Inns, restaurants, banks, a pharmacy, shops featuring primitives as well as hand painted furniture, a hardware store, a RV Center, a Farm Supply Store, a Book Store and even an historic Theatre www.buchanantheatre.com . History buffs will want to explore the Town’s four Virginia Civil War Trail markers to discover the Town’s role in the war between the states. www.huntersraid.org While you are here, be sure to walk our Swinging Bridge, it is the only one to cross the James River. Enjoy the beautiful vantage point of the James River and surrounding Snow Bridge 1mountains as you stroll across the bridge. Sporting enthusiast will enjoy the opportunity to fish and paddle along the Upper James River Water Trail  as it winds its way right through the heart of downtown. www.upperjamesriverwatertrail.  Others may wish to peddle along the US Bicentennial Bicycle Route 76 while others may wish to cruise along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike the Appalachian Trail, or, horseback ride on the Glen Wilton Trail. All are literally within minutes of Main Street. The Town’s central location provides easy access to nearby attractions such as three Botetourt County Wineries www.botetourtwinetrail.com,  Natural Bridge, VMI and Lexington, the Roanoke City Farmer’s Market and Center in the Square, as well as, the Peaks of Otter and the D Day Memorial in Bedford. For a great adventure contact the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at 540- 254-1212 extension 4.