Virginia is for Lovers. by HightB

Champion(s):

cummingsj


Runner(s)-Up:

Nicole


Quiz Description

Tourist attractions and places across the Old Dominion, just in time for the summer tourism season and a little off the beaten path, so less about the DC-adjacent attractions or Colonial Williamsburg.

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Questions:

The community of Chincoteague is perhaps best known for this pony, the title character of a 1947 children's novel.

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MISTY

Located in Abingdon, this arts venue takes its name from the common method of transactions that paid for the actors during the Depression

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BARTER THEATRE

The Old Fiddler's Convention will once again be held in this town from August 7-12, 2017. It is also home to the a Vaughn-Bassett Furniture factory that survived overseas competition, as documented in the book "Factory Man".

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GALAX

Also known as the Mill Mountain Star and standing since 1949, this structure has given its host city the nickname "Star City of the South"

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ROANOKE

Located near I-81, US 11 and Highway 211 is this town, known mostly for an 1864 battle in the Valley campaign when cadets of the Virginia Military Institute marched northward to reinforce Confederate troops battling General Franz Sigel's Union forces.

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NEW MARKET

Staying along I-81 almost to the West Virginia line gets you to Winchester, home of this annual festival in May, featuring recent Grand Marshals such as Jim Belushi and Wayne Brady

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APPLE BLOSSOM

Another May tourism activity are the steeplechase races at Great Meadow known as this, typically coinciding with Kentucky Derby weekend.

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Virginia GOLD CUP

For those who want to see a different kind of horsepower, top-level NASCAR races are held in Richmond and in this Henry County community, which has held NASCAR races since 1948 on its classic "short track".

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MARTINSVILLE

Head down to Hampton Roads and you can find this museum dedicated to the naval and shipbuilding history of the region, featuring the USS Wisconsin.

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NAUTICUS

Notable mostly as a political tradition dating to the 1930s and hosted by the Wakefield Ruritans, this festival has grown from a "planking" of THIS FISH to a festival celebrating the title fish, Grapes, and Grains.

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SHAD

Located just south of Farmville and in operation since 1776 is this all-men's college, where Stephen Colbert studied before transferring to Northwestern University.

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HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

The Mountain Lake Hotel in Giles County stood in for a Catskills resort in this 1987 film. But if you miss this, you won't be put in the corner or anything.

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DIRTY DANCING