Welcome to Craig County


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The New Castle Town Park is on

Rt. 311 across from Bibo’s Pizzeria. It’s

a couple blocks from the corner of Rt.

42 and Rt. 311. Along with photo ops

with our unique LOVEWORKS, the park

offers a new basketball court, picnic

shelter, and play area for young


Fifty-two percent of Craig County

is in Jefferson National Forest. We

have two access points to the

Appalachian Trail, three different

Virginia Scenic Byways,

and pristine views of farmland and

mountains. Quaint family

cemeteries, one-hundred year old

churches, the Eastern Continental

Divide, and Fenwick Mines

Recreation Area are just a few of

the features that make Craig

County a unique destination.

There’s gliders soaring overhead,

scenic overlooks on Rt. 42 & 311,

and the Craig County Fall Festival

on the 2nd Saturday of every

October. Want more? A swinging

bridge inside a restaurant, a deli

next to a catfish pond, and one of

the best jeep trails on the east

coast. Indeed, your next adventure

is just around the bend, in Craig


 Recently dubbed the “Redbud

Capital of Southwest Virginia”,

Craig County is the southern

gateway to Virginia’s Western

Highlands.  We hope you enjoy

your visit!


Fenwick Mines offers easy

walking trails, fishing ponds, and

diverse flora and fauna. A large

picnic shelter is available for

rental. Designated by the Forest

Service as a Day Use Area, it is

about a ten minute drive from

New Castle down Rt. 615.


Upcoming Events

Demolition Derby @ Craig County Fairgrounds
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

See Craig County Fairgrounds Facebook page for information.

2021 Craig County Fall Festival 2021 @ Old Brick Hotel
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Craig County Historical Society regrets having to cancel the 2020 Festival. It would have been the 38th consecutive event, which relies heavily on community support, volunteers, and good weather!!

We look forward to 2021. Information for vendors and car show participants will be out mid-summer.

Pictured below:  Marshall Reynolds Car Show; Eastern Divide; Coy Shupe’s petting zoo and view of cabin; potter Jennifer Mulligan and festival goers;  great street cloggers at the Old Brick Hotel; Cathy Looney, weaver on the third floor


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