Artisan Trail Network

Bedford Artisan Trail

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“Handcrafted and Homegrown in the Shadow of the Peaks of Otter”


Bedford County IS Virginia charm!  With its picturesque landscape of farms and townships nestled against the Blue Ridge Mountains it is home to some of Virginia’s most exceptional artisans and artists.  Host of several festivals throughout the year, the annual “Harvest Festival”  is a feast of art, culture, fine wines, and Bedford’s farmland bounty.  An adventurer’s paradise, the famed 19th century Beale Treasure is buried somewhere in the mountains of Bedford County, however here you also will find gold spilling from the sunsets over hill and dale.  Explore the Peaks of Otter at dawn, dive in at Smith Mountain Lake Park,and bask in the peaceful solitude as you hike along the Appalachian Trail and stop to catch your breath on one of the rugged overlooks.  Be sure to visit the world-famous National D-Day Memorial at the intersection where Burks Hill Road, Route 460 and Route 122 come together, also home to the Bedford Welcome Center, where you will find a true Virginia welcome, Bedford Style!


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Participation Criteria

Eligible Bedford County Participants:

  • Craft Artisans
  • Agri-Artisans (Agri-tourism businesses)
  • Craft Related Businesses & Venues
  • Supporting Site Sponsors (Lodging, Restaurants, Cultural Points of Interest, etc)


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