The Wythe Arts Council is proud to present theChautauqua Festival in the Park
June 15 through 22, 2013
The Chautauqua Festival is an eight day family oriented arts and music festival presented each year, Saturday to Saturday, during the
third week of June in Wytheville, Virginia. In its twentyninth year, it has become an event
anticipated all year long by a growing throng of fans locally and across the region.
Join us this summer in Elizabeth Brown Park in Downtown Wytheville
for the fun, the entertainment, the drama, the food, the games, and all you can imagine.
***** Moved to May 31 Rain Date *****
Due to thunder storms predicted for the evening of May 17, we have decided to move Ralph to the May 31 rain date. We also have the old Rec Center building in our pocket as an
alternate indoor site for that night, too, just in case. Sorry Ralph! I was really looking forward to meeting you TONIGHT!
The Chautauqua Golf Tournament will be held Friday June 7 at the Wytheville Country Club. Registration and Lunch is from 11:30 to 12:45 with a shot gun start at 1:00.
Registration is $60/person or $240 per team and includes lunch, beverages, green/cart fees, and goody bag. Prizes include :
5th Place Team
10th Place Team
Closest to the Pin
Door prizes will also be available.
Come on out and join us for an afternoon of fun!
For additional information: 223-6073 or 223-6018
The 25th Annual Chautauqua Car Show
The Chautauqua Car Show will be held Saturday, June 22 at Withers park. Dash Plaques and T-Shirts go to the first 125 entries.
Save $5 by pre-registering before June 19. Gates open @ 8:00; Judging starts @ 11:30; Awards @ 3:00.
Click here for more information.
2013 Chautauqua Festival Schedule
What's happening at Chautauqua this year? Glad you asked! The Schedule for the 2013 Chautauqua Festival
in the Park has just been released. Plans are still being finalized, but there's enough here to wet anyone's whistle for summer fun.
Check back often as more events are added and confirmed.
Chautauqua Creative Writing Contest
Dust off that writing desk and sharpen those pencils, it's time to get creative. This twenty-eighth contest is open to all amateur writers.
Categories include Short story-under 5,000 words, Essay-under 2,000 words, and
Poetry-under 50 lines. Entries will be judged in three classifications: Students, 6th to 9th grades, Students, 10th to 12th grades, and
Adult Category (including college students). Prizes will be awarded in each category if the judges determine that the quality of the
entries merits recognition. Awards will be presented on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Chautauqua Festival's Creative
Entries must be postmarked by May 17, 2013.
Full Contest Guidelines for this and all of the upcoming Chautauqua
Contests on the Forms & Apps Page.
Quilt and Handwork Exhibit
It's time to start planning and working on what you will be entering in the Quilt and Handwork Exhibit at the Chautauqua Festival
in June of 2013. Many items take months to prepare. This is your wake up call to start now on your projects. Encourage your friends
and family members also to begin sowing. Call Judy Albert at 228-2381 or Judy Knutson at 228-4704 for more information.
Look for details on this and all of the upcoming Chautauqua Contests on the Forms & Apps Page.
Christmas On Main Street
The Chautauqua Christmas Home Tour has become the must see event of the holiday season. This year, the theme was "Christmas
On Main Street" featuring five local homes dressed up in their holiday finest. The event was held on Sunday, December 9.
The throngs of visitors had to tolerate the frigid winter air (it was 72 degrees at 2:00) as they toured the
wonders of each home. Thanks to all that came out on a balmy winter day and supported arts in the county. Thanks, too, to the
home owners that were brave enough and gracious enough to invite us all into their homes. All proceeds will benefit the
The Wine and Stein was a rousing success enjoyed by all. Four wineries and four breweries added a delightful new twist to an old favorite.
Many thanks to all who contributed to the auctions and of themselves.Click on the flier to see photos of the event and find contact information for the vendors.
Chautauqua Balloon Rally
A Chautauqua Tradition ~ The Hot Air Balloon Rally starts off with a pilot meet n greet and the Balloon Glow at Dusk (8 PMish) Friday night June 15 at the
WCC campus. The true fans will be there for the first of three flights, 6AM Saturday morning. Come by and get some hands-on
experience by being part of a balloon launch and recovery crew! You'll be able to set your friends back on their heels when they ask: "So, what did you do this summer?"