There are two severe weather events expected Thursday, October 1 through early next week. Please watch the weather and be prepared for power outages and flooding as significant rain is expected over the next 36 hours. We are working with Botetourt County to be prepared. Additional information about how to prepare for an emergency is available at Red Cross Preparedness.


Mountain Magic is rescheduled to October 24

WELCOME TO BUCHANAN, VA  “Where Main Street meets the mountains.” Join us on Saturday, October 24 for the 21st annual, Mountain Magic In Fall Bluegrass, Antiques & Crafts Festival. Discover why readers of the Roanoke Times have voted Mountain Magic In Fall as one of the “Top Community Events” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.MM.jewelry

Enjoy a full day of live bluegrass performances. Stroll through antique autos and tractors on display. Take the kids on an old fashioned Hay Wagon Ride along the James River and right through the heart of downtown along Main Street.

Explore more than 100 vendor spaces filled with handmade crafts, collectibles, art, antiques and great food. MM.car.showStroll along the 2015 Mountain Magic In Fall Festival ShirtsTown’s historic Main Street where you will find great sidewalk sales as well as mom and pop shops filling historic buildings dating from the early 1800’s through the 1950’s.

Grab a bite to eat at one  of the many downtown restaurants. Located in historic buildings, these restaurants offer great food in beautiful settings. For additional information on this year’s festival, contact the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at (540) 254-1212 x 4.

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Sweet Sue’s Bakery – in the front of Ransone’s Drugstore and The Buchanan Fountain Grill – 19771 Main Street (opened October 1)
Roanoke Bagel Company – 640 Lowe Street – Across from the Boat Ramp
The Swinging Bridge Café – 19746 Main Street – Across from Bank of Botetourt
Brink of the James Bistro – 19854 Main Street – At the corner of Main Street and Lowe Street near the historic Swinging Bridge

144Rediscover 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.

Discover a vibrant downtown where shopping meets outdoor adventures. Weather you are antiquing along Main Street, paddling down the 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.

010Capture the true American spirit. Check our Calendar of Events, Accommodations,  and shopping opportunities for a well rounded visit.

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 mountains as you stroll across the bridge.

Shop, stroll and dine along Buchanan’s historic Main Street where more than 200 years of history comes to Civil War Weekend Photographs 054life. 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, 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 at the Buchanan Theatre.

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. Visit Hunter’s Raid website

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.125

Others may wish to pedal along the US Bicentennial Bicycle Route 76 while others may wish to watch the leaves change 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 WineriesNatural 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.