Did you know that the Uncle Billy’s Day is a one-day event that commemorates the founding of the Trade Lot in Altavista?
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#1 Thing to Do: Altavista Art & Antiques
#2 Thing to Do: Avoca Museums and Historical Society
#3 Thing to Do: Leesville Lake
Fun Fact: Uncle Billy’s Day started in 1949.
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Top Attractions Within Altavista
Avoca Museum was initially the manor and plantation of Colonel Charles Lynch in the 18th century. The house is built in a Victorian architectural design and it is one of the landmarks of Virginia. Over the years, through the generosity of benefactors, the manor has been reinforced and transformed into a museum, where people can enjoy the history of the area.
Altavista Art and Antiques is a classy art and craft gallery, for everyone. There are always events taking place there, including meeting the local artists. There is also the possibility of having a light snack, wine tasting and live music in the venue inside the Gallery. It is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying the wonderful exhibits of the modern and contemporary artists.
The Annual Harvest Jubilee and Wine Festival is a wonderful time of year. If you are nearby, do not miss the chance to take part at a great event in Altavista. It is held each autumn at the Avoca Museum, and the festival includes many vineyards from the local area. Over the years, the festival has grown more and more popular. Tourists have the opportunity to taste different types of wine and try out the local products.