006Capture the true American spirit in downtown Buchanan. As summer sizzles, Buchanan invites you and your family to discover our slice of small town America.

Our historic Main Street and James River await your discovery. While planning your visit, check our Calendar of Events for a listing of family oriented activities.

The Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program, the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce and Buchanan Area Businesses invite you to enjoy Buchanan’s  twelfth annual, “An Evening In Buchanan” scheduled for Friday, August 8th.

100_1045Set against the backdrop of Buchanan’s historic Main Street, you are invited to rediscover life in “small town America.”

Enjoy an evening of family oriented activities. Stroll through dozens of Antique and Classic Autos on display, enjoy music floating through the air and take advantage of extended hours being offered by our downtown merchants.

Carriage Ride PhotoHave some fun, get your portrait drawn by caricature artist, or step back in time to enjoy a ride in a Surry Carriage pulled by Belgian Horses as they make their way along Main Street.

Try your luck by making a donation to the Special Events Committee’s Cow Pie Bingo. Take a chance where a 4H Show Dairy Cow makes a deposit to determine the winner who will recieve 1/2 of the money raised.

Enhance your evening through the special savings and gifts which can be found in the Buchanan Coupon Books available in front of the Buchanan Town Hall.  For additional information check the events page or contact the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at 540-254-1212 extension 4.

003100_0326Nestled within the steep slopes of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains rests the Town of Buchanan, Virginia. Rich in history and natural beauty, Buchanan is the quintessential
example of “small town America.”

Whether you are planning an afternoon shopping spree, or, a weekend get away, include Buchanan as part of your itinerary.

You and your family are invited to 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, antiques, art galleries, Inns, restaurants, banks, a pharmacy, 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 her000_0107e, 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 mountains as you stroll across the bridge.

Sporting enthusiast will enjoy the opportunity to fish and paddle along the Upper James River Blueway www.upperjamesriverwatertrail.com as it winds its way through town.  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 within minutes of Main Street.