Barter Theatre is nestled beautifully on Main Street in downtown Abingdon, VA. Abingdon is rich with history and high-quality local dining, shopping and more! If you are looking for information on travel, directions or parking, click here.
Stop by the Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau to find out more about local events and activities during your trip to Barter Theatre. The Visitors Center is open to visitors from 9am-5pm daily with plenty of information regarding attractions, events, lodging, restaurants, and much more. Our friendly staff will help make your visit to Abingdon is a memorable one.
335 Cummings Street, Abingdon, VA
Virginia Highlands Festival
Robert Porterfield, founder of both the Virginia Highlands Festival and Barter Theatre, held the first Festival in 1949 with the purpose of preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of this area. Since then the Festival has evolved into an expansive multi-arts, multi-location event, with 10 full days of arts, music, food, and fun. We celebrate and preserve our cultural heritage while importing talented artists and performers from around the world for creative inspiration, education, and the enjoyment of all. Join us on the Barter Square for our award-winning Arts & Crafts show. Take a walk down Main Street to experience the Colonial Trade Faire, live concerts, youth activities, and fine art and photography. Or hop in your car for a quick trip out to the Antiques Market, now located at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Create a collection, create a new playlist, create a story. In less than 10 days, you can create memories to last a lifetime at the Virginia Highlands Festival. For more information, visit vahighlandsfestival.org or call (276) 623-5266.