503It’s that time of year. The kids are back in school, and pumpkin flavored foods and drinks can be found everywhere. 

The most significant part of this time of year is watching the leaves turn bright hues of orange, gold, and crimson. Everyone has their favorite spot to go leaf peeping and we invite you to explore Buchanan, Virginia, ”Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley.” Nestled within the steep slopes of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, Buchanan’s fall colors can be explored along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Town is located at milepost 90.9.

So, grab a jacket and head on to Buchanan where you can enoy fall’s spectacular colors on the surrounding mountains while capturing the true American spirit in our historic downtown.

Discover a true slice of small town America during a weekend outing this fall. While planning your visit, check our Calendar of Events for a listing of family oriented activities.

Save the date of Saturday, October 4th for Buchanan’s 20th, Mountain Magic In Fall, Bluegrass, Antiques and Crafts Festival.

119 Voted the “Top Community Event” by readers of the Roanoke Times Botetourt View 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014, Mountain Magic In Fall celebrates life in small town America. More than 100 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 while dozens of antique autos and tractors will be on display for your enjoyment and a Wine Garden featuring local vineyards awaits your discovery.  For additional information check out the events page of our website, or, call the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at (540) 254 -1212 extension 4.

100_0326Nestled within the steep slopes of the B501lue 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.