503Capture the true American spirit in downtown Buchanan. As summer draws to an end, Buchanan invites you and your family to discover our slice of small town America during a weekend outing.

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.

Save the dates of Friday, September 12th for Second Friday’s Cruise In and, Saturday, October 4th for Buchanan’s 20th, Mountain Magic In Fall, Bluegrass, Antiques and Crafts Festival. 006

Set against the backdrop of Buchanan’s historic Main Street, you are invited to rediscover life in “small town America” during Second Friday’s. Take advantage of extended hours being offered by our downtown shops and local restaurants.  Discover what local Civic Organizations and Churches have to offer in our Farmer’s Market.

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.

Saturday, Octo119ber 4th marks the 20th anniversary of Mountain Magic In Fall, Bluegrass, Antiques & Crafts Festival.  Voted the “Top Community Event” by readers of the Roanoke Times Botetourt View each year since 2009, Mountain Magic In Fall celebrates life in small town America, and, Buchanan’s successful downtown revitalization activities.

More than 150 vendor spaces will be filled with crafters, antique dealers, civic organizations and food vendors.  Downtown merchants will be spilling out to the sidewalks with spectacular buys on Art, Antiques and more. A full day of live bluegrass music performances will fill the air and dozens of antique autos and tractors will be on display for your enjoyment.  For additional information check out the events page of our website, or, call 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 right through the heart of downtown.  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.