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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Mountain Music Fest

Spend Labor Day weekend enjoying the beauty and cool breezes at the Peaks of Otter and enjoying three free performances of traditional mountain music. On Saturday, September 3, come to the amphitheater, located behind the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center to hear "Bill and Maggie" Anderson play traditional mountain music from 2-4 p.m.

New to the Peaks of Otter, but well-known at Humpback Rocks, Deja Moo will entertain visitors with foot-stompin' Bluegrass music from 6:30-8:30 Saturday evening.

After the concert, join National Park Service Ranger Richard Nash on an exploration of the Peaks at night. Visitors planning to go on the hike should dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.

On September 4, listen to the sounds of Appalachian Heritage, a Botetourt County band as they play traditional mountain music from 2-4 p.m. to top off the Music Fest. Stay in the Peaks of Otter Campground; have lunch or dinner in the shady scenic picnic area.

Bring the kids over to Abbott Lake Dam so they can "Fish with a Ranger" from 9 to 11 a.m. Poles and bait will be provided. Enjoy the last big weekend of Summer at Peaks of Otter on the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more information call the Visitor Center at 540-586-4496.

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