Town Events

Celebrate Life In Small Town America 

Capture the true spirit of small town America during Buchanan’s annual Calendar of Events. Whether small or large, Buchanan’s events capture the heart and soul of our community.


Pet Policy – Visitors are requested to leave their pets at home for Buchanan Festivals. The crowded events create an environment that is not conducive to our four legged friends. The safety of both you and your pet is important to us and we ask that all visitors adhere to this policy.

 Buchanan Garden Festival– Saturday, May 5, 2018 – The Buchanan Garden Festival is an annual rite of spring for the Town of Buchanan. The festival boasts dozens of vendors including garden suppliers, plant sellers, outdoor living furniture, art, antiques and more. The day’s activities also feature live music, entertainment activities for the kids, delicious food and a wine garden.

This year’s Garden Festival is scheduled for the first Saturday in May from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. and will take place rain or shine.

The festival is produced by the Town of Buchanan with efforts by volunteers from throughout the community including the Buchanan Special Events Committee and the Buchanan Town Improvement Society. You may register on using the link below.          2018 Buchanan Garden Festival Craft Vendor Application For additional information contact the Town of Buchanan at (540) 254-1212.

Reggae By the River – Saturday, July 21st

Relax next to the James River while enjoying Reggae Music in the Buchanan Town Park located in downtown Buchanan at 485 Lowe Street.

Gates open at 5pm with the music beginning at 6:30pm. Admission is $5 per person with children under 12 free.

lazy man dub bandTwo bands will play during the evening’s activities. These bands will be announced soon!

Activities include Great Food, a Beer Garden featuring brews from PA Distributors including Vienna Lager, Gold Leaf, Virginia Creeper Pale Ale, Trail Head Nut Brown and Bud Light, Cider and Wine. Kid’s activities include sprinklers, bubbles, tye dying shirts and an art wall.


For additional details contact the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at 540-254-1212 x 4

Mountain Magic in Fall Festival – Saturday, October 6th

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Voted the “Top Community Event” By Readers of Roanoke Times Botetourt View in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016!

Discover more than two hundred years of history in downtown Buchanan on Saturday, October 7th.


Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of fall as more than 100 vendors unpack their wares on the Town’s waterfront park. Explore booths overflowing with Antiques, Crafts, Art, great food as well as activities for the kids. Talk with antique auto owners to learn about their efforts to restore their autos as part of the Antique Auto and Tractor Show.

A celebration of life in small town America, Mountain Magic In Fall showcases the Town’s successful revitalization efforts, be sure to explore Main Street where you will find historic buildings from 1815 through the 1950’s featuring antiques, art and great restaurants.

fiddleDiscover traditional and contemporary Bluegrass music while visiting Mountain Magic In Fall.  Bring a lawn chair and sit a spell. Today’s musical performances help keep the musical heritage of Bluegrass alive by introducing a new generation of listeners to this uniquely American form of music. Join us as we kick off the day’s activities at 10 AM and continue playing throughout the day until 5:00PM.

This year’s musical and dance performances are sponsored by Bank of Botetourt, serving the community since 1899.

CRAFT VENDORS may apply using the link below.  

2018 Mountain Magic Craft Vendor Application